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Old 02-10-2013, 11:45 AM   #5641
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Hey guys... I'm looking for a new watch. I saw a Fossil one with a visible movement that moved me. I like all things mechanical so that really got my gears going so to speak. Anyway I was wondering what other brands has nice sleek 'see through' watches for lets say around the $250 mark. The one thing I didn't like about the Fossil is that all the gears and skeleton were the same color so it was kind of a jumbled mechanical mess without too much to catch the eye... brass gears with steel other parts and black hands would be best in my head I think.
I have one of these in my collection and like it for an everyday beater. I like the size and weight.(not too big/heavy) Less money too.

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Old 02-10-2013, 04:10 PM   #5642
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I think I read that happened once to a cat with a Rolex GMT in a hot tub. Dont remember details though.
Yeah, the crystal popping off is one of those incidents seen only rarely. What turned me off was his total lack of CS, deleting threads and banning those who complained. That sux, IMO.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:40 PM   #5643
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Yeah, the crystal popping off is one of those incidents seen only rarely. What turned me off was his total lack of CS, deleting threads and banning those who complained. That sux, IMO.
Pretty poor I gots to admit.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #5644
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Mines sapphire, I think. Fingers crossed! Edit -- nope! Acrylic... Better keep it out of the fridge
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:01 PM   #5645
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I have one of these in my collection and like it for an everyday beater. I like the size and weight.(not too big/heavy) Less money too.

Cool, who makes it?



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Old 02-10-2013, 06:47 PM   #5646
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Hey guys... I'm looking for a new watch. I saw a Fossil one with a visible movement that moved me. I like all things mechanical so that really got my gears going so to speak. Anyway I was wondering what other brands has nice sleek 'see through' watches for lets say around the $250 mark. The one thing I didn't like about the Fossil is that all the gears and skeleton were the same color so it was kind of a jumbled mechanical mess without too much to catch the eye... brass gears with steel other parts and black hands would be best in my head I think.
I'd get a used Hamilton before a Fossil or Swatch, but most of the folks in this thread are a little snobby

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:21 PM   #5647
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Bulova, a brand now owned by Citizen, makes some nice inexpensive open-heart and skeleton models.

They also make the "Precisionist" line, with a quartz movement that steps 16 times per second, which I find quite interesting.

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:10 PM   #5648
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Good suggestion on the Bulova!
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:41 AM   #5649
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I think I read WATCH . SW


Should be a new brand

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:20 AM   #5650
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I wear a watch when I travel through airports and having not work a watch for a long time, disliked it more than I liked it.

I also dig Rolex, not because its a Rolex but because of the history and the build quality. But then I thought, lets go up one level and what about a Rolex Pocket watch on a chain.
Quick google and yes, they exist.
Pretty sure that will be what I want. Now, what about a GMT on chain?

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:31 AM   #5651
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I wore a 1970 Rolex Submariner with a plastic crystal for over 35 years, same crystal. Never took the watch off.

I've been in hot tubs, hot showers, soaked in tubs with very hot water for back aches, dove with it in the warm waters of the Caribbean and Red Sea, and never had a problem with the crystal, or water intrusion.

Didnt say it was common, only that shit happens sometimes.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:16 AM   #5652
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I wore a 1970 Rolex Submariner with a plastic crystal for over 35 years, same crystal. Never took the watch off.

I've been in hot tubs, hot showers, soaked in tubs with very hot water for back aches, dove with it in the warm waters of the Caribbean and Red Sea, and never had a problem with the crystal, or water intrusion.
Something about the 1970's and hot tubs in the same story gives me flashbacks I'd rather not have .

I had an issue once with water intrusion and my Airking. Had nothing to do with the crystal, but the crown. Never missed a tick though and was only discovered during a service.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:39 AM   #5653
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I'd get a used Hamilton before a Fossil or Swatch, but most of the folks in this thread are a little snobby




The Jazzmaster Open Heart is preeeeetty snazzy, for sure.



And I like the fact that it's lumed, and you can see the hands easily.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:02 PM   #5654
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I have this listed in the flea market if anyone is interested...SOLD!
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:10 PM   #5655
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Whats the story behind Invicta watches? They have some skeleton styles that I dig and are inexpensive.
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