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Old 01-27-2013, 11:51 AM   #5581
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Hamilton is a brand of the Swatch Group. If that is a Hamilton, as opposed to a fake, it is Swiss.


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Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, Omega, Longines, Rado, Union Glashütte, Tissot, Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Swatch, Flik Flak, Endura and Tourbillon.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Swatch_Group
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:22 PM   #5582
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Good luck with your Vostock . I've bought a komandirskie ( close enough ) hand wind watch because I missed the routine of winding a watch . At £27 delivered was a bargain . It keeps good time +/- 3 seconds a day , 35 hours autonomy. Finish however is deplorable . Two weeks into ownership and it looks as I've strenghted nails with it .
I hope you'll be luckier than me . I'll post few piccies tomorrow .
-zie egret .
Finish is actually quite nice for the price. I swim about two miles a week and so I've had it in the pool with no leaking issues there either.

However...
It stopped working yesterday. Wouldn't move even when wound. I rapped it against the kitchen counter, and it started working again, but there was a rattle inside. Hmm.

Removed the back tonight, and the rotor had come loose and was floating around in the case, so it wasn't self-winding. I was able to put it back in place (that is a REALLY tiny screw - I had to use a razor blade as a screwdriver) and all seems well. We'll see. For $60 it's no big loss if the thing craps out, but I really like it, and so if it does break, I'll consider giving them another chance.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:20 AM   #5583
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It stopped working yesterday. Wouldn't move even when wound. I rapped it against the kitchen counter, and it started working again, but there was a rattle inside. Hmm.

Removed the back tonight, and the rotor had come loose and was floating around in the case, so it wasn't self-winding. I was able to put it back in place (that is a REALLY tiny screw - I had to use a razor blade as a screwdriver) and all seems well. We'll see. For $60 it's no big loss if the thing craps out, but I really like it, and so if it does break, I'll consider giving them another chance.
My seiko diver has stopped twice. Interweb knowledges say to smack it against your palm to spin the rotor really fast (you can feel it) and it will dislodge whatever is hung up, worked for me. Apparently if you send it to Seiko they will just do the same thing.
So even the 'battle tank' watches will do things like this, and it cost way more than $60. Oh well.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:59 AM   #5584
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I like this! However, I have visions of every hair on my wrist being slowly and painfully tugged out

I would probably wear it anyway, that looks pretty sharp
My experience with well-executed Milanese bracelets is that they're quite comfortable. No hair pulling at all.

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:23 PM   #5585
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[QUOTE]I like this! However, I have visions of every hair on my wrist being slowly and painfully tugged out

I would probably wear it anyway, that looks pretty sharp
/QUOTE]


Just got it - very comfortable and light - hair pulling is not an issue.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:16 PM   #5586
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My experience with well-executed Milanese bracelets is that they're quite comfortable. No hair pulling at all.

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Just got it - very comfortable and light - hair pulling is not an issue.
Cool

Might be something I need to look at a little more...
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:04 PM   #5587
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I like this! However, I have visions of every hair on my wrist being slowly and painfully tugged out

I would probably wear it anyway, that looks pretty sharp
/QUOTE]


Just got it - very comfortable and light - hair pulling is not an issue.

pics!!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:54 AM   #5588
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #5589
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Due to an impending event, I treated myself to a new watch - had my eye on it for a couple months now:



Wanted a Torgoen for some time and I have to say I really really like it. It's my first big(ish) watch and to me, it has the right amount of bling without being too flashy.

Very pleased with the purchase.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:51 PM   #5590
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[QUOTE=Mercury264;20602383]Due to an impending event, I treated myself to a new watch - had my eye on it for a couple months now:



Very nice contrast of colors.
What does the area/graphics just above the '6' represent?
Looks like seconds, ie. 10, 20...60 elapsed time or maybe six positions for elapsed minutes?
The face of the watch has contrast but the other photo details (shrug) less so.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:57 PM   #5591
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What model is that Torgoen?
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:23 PM   #5592
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Due to an impending event, I treated myself to a new watch - had my eye on it for a couple months now:



Very nice contrast of colors.
What does the area/graphics just above the '6' represent?
Looks like seconds, ie. 10, 20...60 elapsed time or maybe six positions for elapsed minutes?
The face of the watch has contrast but the other photo details (shrug) less so.
It is the second hand actually. Kinda hard to see but the watch face is carbon fiber and the main numbers seem to float in air...

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What model is that Torgoen?
That is the Torgoen Swiss Men's T18301 T18 Series Classic Black Aviation Watch
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:26 PM   #5593
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I circled this in a catalog and
it showed up under the tree in December.
I can see this dial, 'just fine.'
link if picture it does not attatch--
http://www.herringtoncatalog.com/es766.html

Simple, elegant, contrasting face and affordable.
Did I mention accurate as well?
Simple. Beautiful
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:22 PM   #5594
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What can you tell me about the one with Antarctica on the dial?
Make, model, story behind it, if known?
I am intrigued.

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Old 01-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #5595
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What can you tell me about the one with Antarctica on the dial?
Make, model, story behind it, if known?
I am intrigued.
I wondered if anyone would pick up on that one. Remember, you asked. That's the one that started my low budget collection. First, I dont know much about watches except I like em. Back in "90 I was approached by a guy I new from a local rental equipment company that asked me if I wanted to go to Antarctica. In about 2 seconds I said sure. He had sold a couple of skid steer loaders to a group that had a contract from the National Sience Foundation to go to Antarctica to do an invironmental clean up project. They need equipment opperators. I had a small auto repair shop at the time and no opperator experience, but I had a fair amount of cold weather experience. BTW I had no trouble at all running that CAT 963 track loader. I had done some winter camping and climbed some mountains including Mt. Mckinley in"84. So the Team leader flew into DFW to interview us and had us fill out applications. When he stepped out of the room, My buddy filled in all the equipment I was supposed to be able to opperate. We got the jobs, went through New Zeland to McMurdo and a few months into it a group of Russians came through McMurdo to catch their ship back home. This was about the time the USSR was breaking up and these guys hadn't been paid in a while so they set up a "mall" in the chow hall. They were willing to sell any thing they had including some of the tooling from there stations and the clothes off their backs. Any thing for American dollars. IIRC I bought the watch for $40. The Russians seem to be big on commemorative watches. This one looks to be a 25th anniversary of Russian Antarctic Exploration. The little red dots on the dial are the locations of their stations. Sorry, I don't know any more about the maker or any maker really, I hope some one here can tell us more.



Edit: I don't think any of mine are made in China, but they were inexpensive.

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