ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Shiny Things
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 774 votes, 4.99 average. Display Modes
Old 09-22-2012, 02:15 PM   #5026
NJ Moto
Running Free
 
NJ Moto's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Oddometer: 7,454
That wave dial is very Omega Seamaster-ish.
__________________
Every ride is an adventure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuKeu...feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYqF_BtIwAU
"Can we get a party to finally represent us?" - Cenk Uygur
NJ Moto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 04:32 PM   #5027
anotherguy
Beastly Adventurer
 
anotherguy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: the hills
Oddometer: 6,631
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhinoWERX View Post
Look wat just turned up...









Nice. I was unaware of Chris Ward watches. Dammit..............
__________________
you don't see luggage racks on a hearse..........act accordingly
anotherguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 04:48 PM   #5028
The_Commander
The Man.
 
The_Commander's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Hwy 61 adjacent
Oddometer: 6,493
Dammit. I did not need yet another watch to seek.
The_Commander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 06:31 PM   #5029
skysailor
Rat Rider
 
skysailor's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Kenora, Canada
Oddometer: 3,697
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Commander View Post
Dammit. I did not need yet another watch to seek.
I'm with you. Must have.
skysailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 11:17 PM   #5030
Laromonster
Vesperado !
 
Laromonster's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Sviland
Oddometer: 1,335
Certina DS action Diver
ETA automatic movement, loses about one minute a week

Craptastic photo a la Modrover
__________________
'99 Road king
'09 XR1200
Laromonster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 12:01 AM   #5031
modrover
BOOMSHANKA!
 
modrover's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: WA, USA
Oddometer: 3,595
Quote:
Originally Posted by Laromonster View Post
Certina DS action Diver
ETA automatic movement, loses about one minute a week

Craptastic photo a la Modrover
BRAVO! BRAVO!
__________________
~Michael (of The Land of Misfit Land Rovers)
Had an Africa Twin and Transalp
X-Files Gov't Issue Sprinter TurboDiesel
Series IIA 109" Land Rover Deluxe Station Wagon
Washougal, WA USA
modrover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 12:25 PM   #5032
nomiles
Sledge-o-matic
 
nomiles's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2002
Location: Bay Area ~ NorCal
Oddometer: 4,035
Today's flea market finds, both of these are getting harder to find in such nice condition.





1950's chrono and a solid gold Hammy that hasn't been melted down.
__________________
Everybody is someone else's weirdo.
nomiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 03:04 PM   #5033
squidhunter
suck-squeeze-bang-blow
 
squidhunter's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Hidden California
Oddometer: 330
I've inherited this old pocket watch recently. It was my grandfathers but I'm not really sure how old it is. The face says "Gustafson" but nothing relevant pops up on a Internet search. Anyone know anything about this maker or the watch?

__________________
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
squidhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 03:09 PM   #5034
perterra
-. --- .--. .
 
perterra's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Tejas
Oddometer: 7,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by squidhunter View Post
I've inherited this old pocket watch recently. It was my grandfathers but I'm not really sure how old it is. The face says "Gustafson" but nothing relevant pops up on a Internet search. Anyone know anything about this maker or the watch?

Looks like a later watch because of the wide bezel, nice looking though.
__________________
My Father was my maker. Poverty was my maker. Distrust was my maker. I have met them all my life.


IBA 22425
perterra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 03:12 PM   #5035
Mav
Something witty...
 
Mav's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Blighty
Oddometer: 3,715
Quote:
Originally Posted by green hell View Post
oh, that's nice.
It is indeed and for a pretty reasonable price
__________________
Mav

-------------------------
All the gear.. no idea!
Mav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 12:37 AM   #5036
Flood
F5lood.
 
Flood's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: Austria
Oddometer: 10,161
Quote:
Originally Posted by nomiles View Post
Today's flea market finds, both of these are getting harder to find in such nice condition.

I love the Tissot. A vintage chrono like that is probably next on my list.
__________________
TEAM F5

RallyRAIDio on Twitter
RallyRAIDio on Facebook
Flood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 05:06 AM   #5037
DriveShaft
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2005
Oddometer: 4,531
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flood View Post
I have come to the same conclusion. Walking into a dark room, the hands were glowing in a way a 70 year old watch has no business to glow. Looking at pics of similar Doxas, I believe the hands are original and someone repainted them rather crudely with bright modern Superluminova instead of some other vintage looking material.

But I kind of like the effect.

The watch was running a bit less than a minute fast in the first 24 hours, so it is definitely very usable.
yeah, I think he subscribes to a " to hell with traditionalists" mantra. Patina's all well and good, but funtionality trumps appearance when it comes to lume, and thebrightest are greens, blues, etc. Now as the days shorten, I'm reminded how I like modern lume every morning as I drag my ass out for a pre-dawn walk
DriveShaft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 05:55 AM   #5038
anotherguy
Beastly Adventurer
 
anotherguy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: the hills
Oddometer: 6,631
I despise the "faux patina" thing that's going on in motorcycles and cars at this time. Sorry for the side track but I just had to get that out.
__________________
you don't see luggage racks on a hearse..........act accordingly
anotherguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 01:03 AM   #5039
bmwktmbill
Traveler
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Traveler
Oddometer: 5,219
What is it???





bill
__________________
'02 KTM 640 Adventure-lowered
"On the road there are no special cases."
Cormack McCarthy-The Crossing

The faster it goes the faster it breaks.
And high performance=high maintenance.
Bill Shockley
bmwktmbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 06:36 AM   #5040
DR. Rock
Part of the problem
 
DR. Rock's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: NYfC, yff
Oddometer: 5,536
Update

Quote:
Originally Posted by theregulator View Post
...For some reason, my spring drive Seiko makes me think more about damage avoidance than anything I've owned previously. It is not the most expensive watch I've owned but the finish is so nice that I'm hesitant to get it in harms way......
Here's an update regarding my SBGE001 spring drive's accuracy and durability while getting pounded for two weeks riding dirtbikes and camping on Mobius 10. If you recall, my MKII Quad-10 didn't fare so well under similar circumstances on M9, gaining over a minute per day on the trail after being regulated to well within 10 sec/day as a daily wearer.

This SBGE001 totally rocks. Accuracy on the trail was indistinguishable from daily wear, gaining 1.5 sec / week. Durability is a non-issue. Wore it the entire time in dusty conditions, crashing, fixing flats, setting up camp, getting dirty, etc. Yeah, it's no longer pristine, but I bought it to use, not just to admire. That said, the technology, design, and finish are all very worthy of admiration. I'm really impressed.
__________________
"I came into this game for the action, the excitement; go anywhere, travel light... get in, get out... wherever there's trouble, a man alone... Now they got the whole country sectioned off; you can't make a move without a form." --Robert De Niro as Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle in Brazil, 1985. The Mobius Trip index | Spot tracking live 4/18-5/4/13 | AdventureLoft™ Tent Space
DR. Rock is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015