Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Censport

    Censport Vendor

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    I did pull the trigger on this one last night, while it was on a 3-hour sale:

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    My first chronograph. Can't wait for it to get here.
  2. DriveShaft

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    If chronographs are your thing, and you've got a tight budget, keep your eyes out for watches powered with the ETA C01-211 calibre movement. It's pretty unique in that it's automatic mechanical, and it's built to be affordable. The movement is brand new, really. The cool thing about them is that it's built on the old Lemania 5100 movement. The uncool thing about it is that they tossed the best part of the 5100 movement. But it's hard to argue the value...for less than the cost of maintenance on most swiss chrono movements...you can replace this one with a brand new one. nice.
  3. Bongolia

    Bongolia stop acting

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    Some of these Dubey watches are pretty nice. I've put a bid in on one like this:

    Uses one of the old movements that Cinette Robert bought up back in the 70's.

    150 made, uses an R92 movement from the 50's.

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  4. Censport

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    I don't know if chronographs are my thing yet; I'll try this one and find out. Thanks for tip though, I'll check out that movement.
  5. theregulator

    theregulator Shut Up and Ride

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    My German obsession is growing

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  6. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    I have always dug Sinn watches.
  7. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    This is the one I thought you might like...

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    And this one...doesn't even break $300!

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    Hell, I just might pick one up! :lol3 The old Lemania 5100 was a great movement. It's not pretty. But it's rugged.


    Speaking of Lemania 5100... here's my favorite incarnation of it...Between the 7750 vs. the 5100, I'd take the ugly functional 5100 any day of the week. The chronograph is just way more readable.

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  8. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    MAN!!! I like a lot of their watches I see on Ebay, but I can't drop that coin on a watch.... much as I'd love to. I really like the style of some of their models, to include case, face, numerals, etc. Love them. Just can't do it.

    Barry
  9. Censport

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    The Veloci-T does look nice. I've seen them just under $600, if I'm remembering correctly. I picked up that Jacques Lemans for $77. :D
  10. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    Yeah, that's definitely dirt cheap! :D

    I know the autos would be more expensive. But compared to what normal costs are for a swiss chrono movement (you're talking $3k+) having options that go down as low as $300 for a respectable movement is actually kinda groundbreaking. The Swatch Irony Auto Chrono is actually cheaper than my Citizen Eco-Drive! It's not going to win a price war...but at least it's within on the same order of magnitude.
  11. Censport

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    Quite true, that is groundbreaking. Definitely something to keep in mind if I want to step up.

    Speaking of the Eco-Drive, I got one for my dad for Christmas. Now if Christmas would just get here so I can see his reaction... :lol3

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  12. Sam Buca

    Sam Buca a.k.a. Daniel

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    The Ecodrive watches are totally underrated. I wear the Citizen BN0000-04H Professional Diver Eco-Drive and it is just the right size - not as large as some of the more functional watches, yet sufficiently substantial. It keeps time very accurately, has strong luminescence and is waterproof as advertized. Would have liked to have atomic time setting which would obviate the crown to make it even more simple.

    All that for around $150!


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  13. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    I had that same watch for 2 years, great watch. I replaced the band right away. I really like citizen's, they make a quality watch at an affordable price. I also like the accuracy of quartz w/out having to worry about ever changing a battery.

    Here is my current Citizen:

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  14. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    I have the same watch to save wear and tear on my Tag. I'm one of those who "has" to wear a watch 24/7 or I feel incomplete. I've forgotten my cell, but never a watch.

    The Citizen is a tough well made watch. Mine has scratches, I'm not a fan of the band (to much like plastic) but after having to replace the batteries in my Bulova's twice a year, it is a great watch.
  15. Sam Buca

    Sam Buca a.k.a. Daniel

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    Easy to replace the rubber band with a Zulu watch band or even a Watchadoo metal strap from Aussie land.



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  16. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    After having an EcoDrive, I prefer auto/mechanical.
  17. Censport

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    Why is that?
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  19. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Eventually the cell in an EcoDrive will need to be replaced. It's not inexpensive and the perpetual calendar in mine was a PITA after the 1st cell change. Never was right. And since I have multiple watches, my wearing habit wasn't really compatible with Eco. I'd rather toss an unworn watch in a drawer and give it a shake when I want to wear it rather than seek out a North facing window sill. And even when I was wearing my Eco nearly all the time, winter time with long sleeves and office lighting made for poor charging. Mine is on its 3rd cell and it's sitting dead on the kitchen window sill. I love the case/bracelet, though. Very nice Ti diver. I wish I could put an auto movement in it.
  20. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    When I'm not wearing my Eco, it sits on the dresser or nightstand. Not in direct light, but light non-the-less. Mine has never gone into "reserve" mode, might not recognize it if it did (skips a few seconds I believe?). Long sleaves no issue, even in winter, but I rollmy sleaves up, maybe that helps? I've had it for two years now. Maybe I'll change my mind in two more.