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Old 09-28-2011, 12:36 PM   #3811
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That was my favorite Omega, for sure. Pretty big watch, though.
Ahhh, that's not a big watch, THIS is a big watch!





52mm diameter, 15mm thick, not counting the stem canteen cap. Russian Dive Watch by Invicta.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:09 PM   #3812
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Awesome, but I can't wear a watch upside down. It would look like the underside of a 1959 Cadillac in two weeks!


That is a fantastic analogy.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:30 PM   #3813
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That is a fantastic analogy.
Sad but true! I would be way to hard on a watch worn facing the inside of the arm.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:35 PM   #3814
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That's a nice seamaster, Fritz. Although it strikes me a little odd that you designate a sport watch like that for weddings and funerals duty! No doubt that baby cost you a chunk and I'm sure you don't want to scratch it, but think of it as good watch karma. Among watch enthusiasts, there's a Japanese term for this kind of wear, but it escapes me at the moment.
wabi sabi?
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:38 PM   #3815
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To each his own, obviously. But IMHO, buying a nice watch and then wearing it on the underside of your wrist is lunacy.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:49 AM   #3816
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wabi sabi?
Don't think so. Wabi-Sabi is about simplicity and austerity...and this chrono is everything but simple looking.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:58 AM   #3817
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To each his own, obviously. But IMHO, buying a nice watch and then wearing it on the underside of your wrist is lunacy.
I have a friend who wears his watches under his wrist, he bought a Casio Pathfinder which is very thick and large in diameter. He is Irish so gestures with his hands like I do and when he does, he knocks his watch on the desk and it makes a loud CLONK. He edits video on a non linear system as I do and as he is editing you keep hearing CLONK a bunch of times. I once asked him to spin the watch round on top of his wrist and he did and it was silence until the next day when it was back round the underside. Good thing we don't edit in the same room anymore.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:09 AM   #3818
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To each his own, obviously. But IMHO, buying a nice watch and then wearing it on the underside of your wrist is lunacy.

I saw a fair number of old Navy cargo flight crew members who wore their watch that way including my Father who crewed on C-130's in the 60's and 70's. He still wears it that way today out of habit. Never thought it was strange until I got older and started spending time away from Naval Air Stations.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:25 AM   #3819
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To each his own, obviously. But IMHO, buying a nice watch and then wearing it on the underside of your wrist is lunacy.
It's an old habit from days carrying a rifle... besides, there's a part of me that likes not showing off - I know how my nice my watch is
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:37 AM   #3820
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Don't think so. Wabi-Sabi is about simplicity and austerity...and this chrono is everything but simple looking.
wabi was the term I was thinking of. Almost, but not technically analogous to patina.

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Old 09-29-2011, 04:44 PM   #3821
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:04 PM   #3822
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:03 PM   #3823
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I've always loved the power reserve complication.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:17 PM   #3824
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:30 PM   #3825
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Guys i'm new in the watches world....i saw that most off the watches that i like are overpriced...but i need to get a new one....

I love this nixon magnacon:




What do you think about it...it worts wath they cost?
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