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Old 04-08-2012, 09:03 PM   #4366
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Have to say I'm tempted by the Seiko SNDA 57. Anybody have one? The only downside could be the case size.
That's a nice looking watch.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:38 AM   #4367
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That's a nice looking watch.
It owes something to Sinn. Nice watch for the money, very cheap beater.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:08 AM   #4368
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No special reason. As I noted previously, it's such a joy to take out the next one. Watches, IMHO, are one of man's most perfectly fine-tuned machines.
Damn. I was hoping you had stumbled on to some new information regarding good wear periods.

I'm going to rotate out 4 watches today. Maybe 5.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:25 AM   #4369
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I cannot fathom wearing a device that isn't able to perform it's main function in life.
I'm of two minds about this. It is true that with modern technology we can certainly manufacture a watch that keeps excellent time. I have an old Wenger Swiss Army quartz that has been languishing under the bathroom sink for about 8 months. I pulled it out the other day and it was pretty much spot on. If you want an automatic to be as accurate you can find that too.

On the other hand, when watches were first invented by John Harrison in 1760 , it was common to use an external means to set your watch (or clock) daily. Cannons would be fired, bells rung, balls run up poles, etc, to allow one to get one's timepiece back on track. Harrison's great achievement was developing a clock or watch that would be accurate enough that one could navigate with it. That was rare (if not impossible) at the time. So when I go to the atomic clock website daily to set my watch I am following a time-honored tradition of verifying my watch against a more accurate timepiece. I feel that gives me a connection to the ye olde horologists.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:10 AM   #4370
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:02 AM   #4371
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I don't know if I already posted that one, but I really grew to like this 1970's Tissonic when wearing suit and cuffed shirt.

It was my father in law's wedding watch, and speaking of Spring Drive, the tuning fork movement makes for an incredibly smooth seconds hand as well.



I like this one a lot. Tissot was on my list when I was hunting around for a nice vintage watch.
Thanks for sharing.

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Old 04-09-2012, 12:09 PM   #4372
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Just remember, the half life for tritium is 12 years.
Yep. The lume on my IWC Ti Aquatimer has dimmed quite noticeably in the past 13 years.

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #4373
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by the way, what do you think about LUM TEC watches? Somehow I got a feeling that their watch design are very similar to Bell & Ross, Panerai and other well known watch brands. LUM TEC are cheaper version of these previously mentioned watches?
I don't have any direct experience with one but LUM TEC owners are well represented on the watch forums and they seem very satisfied.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #4374
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I won't wear a watch that doesn't keep excellent time. My oldest "beater" is a quartz so it's clearly only second behind a Casio that calibrates itself via the radio signals. The B-1 isn't the superquartz version but it's within a half-second a month. Eventually, I'll send it in for service and they'll swap out the movement for the superquartz version. The others are all automatics - and keep excellent time. So much so that for the two weeks that they're typically worn at a time, there's no need to adjust the time. They're within 15 seconds over two weeks.
If keeping time to the second is the most important thing only quartz will do it, or your cell phone, but they are tiny computers made to look like a watch. Real watches are little machines and remarkable mechanical feats of engineering and they all gain or lose a little time.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #4375
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Have to say I'm tempted by the Seiko SNDA 57. Anybody have one? The only downside could be the case size.
Why? is it too small at only 43mm diameter?
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:16 PM   #4376
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Thanks for that link. I like that.

Is West Coast a reputable vendor?


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Old 04-10-2012, 07:41 AM   #4377
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Thanks for that link. I like that.

Is West Coast a reputable vendor?
If you can muddle through his site and wait for his email his service is good. I know a few different guys have used him.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:16 AM   #4378
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What do ya know about em? I'm not familiar with the brand at all.

No intended Im actually curious
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:49 AM   #4379
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Well, there's this > http://www.ablogtoread.com/debaufre-...-watch-review/

I had never heard of them, either.

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:38 PM   #4380
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One of my buddies now sponsored by these guys:


What do ya know about em? I'm not familiar with the brand at all.

No intended Im actually curious
Most likely a Chinese-made watch using ETA movement. Unabashedly a Rolex homage. Probably a reasonable watch, but the price is a little high. $400 or less would be a little high, but within reason.
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