Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. Dee Tee

    Dee Tee Tarmac Terrorist

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    A Titanium Collection.

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    I have an affinity with Titanium as i worked at the IMI in Birmingham when the Metal was being Developed into an Engineering Material.I have added Ti Components to my Bikes,Exhausts,Footpegs and Bolts,as much for Bling as for Weight Saving.
    I then decided to treat myself to a Weekend Watch and got this;

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    Citizen Skyhawk Eco-Drive in Titanium.

    That was followed by a Piece of IOM TT Memorabilia;

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    Graham Oversize Chronofighter in Titanium. Presented to TT Winners,not on General Sale in Ti. This one was won by Dan Sayle in the 2009 Sidecar TT.

    Then i got something to wear for Work;

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    A Second Hand Seiko Chronograph in Titanium. 6 Years old,previously owned by a Mate .

    And recently i picked this up;

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    Porsche Design Chronograph Auto P6612 1084 0245, again, Titanium.

    I'm not likely to own a Porsche Car (this side of a Major Lottery Win !!) and Vauxhall don't do a Monaro Watch for when i'm out . <!-- / message -->
  2. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharteâ„¢

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    Titanium is kewl. I have a couple. Bertucci field watch.

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    And a Citizen Calibre 2100 chrono.

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  3. redsport

    redsport Web Adventurer

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    My wife got me a Disney titanium version similar to this:

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    It is the thinnest and lightest watch I own so I hardly notice I have it on. I like to wear it on days that my dress shirt has particularly small cuffs, it always fits under the cuff. I got it for my anniversary 6 months ago and haven't had any problems. I probably wear it 2-3 times a week.
  4. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    I bet two days from now we start seeing a lot of additions to this thread. :evil
  5. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    Put the zulu strap on my Planet Ocean this morning - I'm kinda liking it

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  6. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Yer hand is on yer wrist upside down mate! Oh, and that looks UberCool!
  7. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    How do you guys get the old band off? I have a Citizen Eco-Drive Dive watch with a plastic-ie like "rubber" band. I was looking to replace it with one of these type bands, but the only way I can see to get the old band off is with a knife, which I am kinda reluctant to do.

    Any tips would be welcomed.

    Thanks.

    By the way, nice look for the Planet!
  8. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    With a spring bar tool, or alternatively with a dull knife or even a small screwdriver:

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  9. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Do you really need a new set of spring bars?

    Also, the bands, the Nato style go through the back? One continuous band no? If so, what prevents the watch from sliding on the band?

    I have looked at the two piece Nato style bands as well, and will probably go with those, but was wondering about the other style band.

    Thanks for the Link with the tutorial. Great help!!
  10. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    Thanks :thumb

    And as flood says - a small screwdriver is what I use. When I bought the watch, from an AD, I asked what they used and they told me the same - a small screwdriver!
  11. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    It's okay - it's only my left hand :D
  12. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    You don't necessarily need to buy new bars, but they are cheap and they will fail sooner or later - the result may be a lost watch.

    The classic Nato straps have two parts for this very reason. If one bar fails, the watch still stays on your wrist. On one piece-bands, the watch stays in position by friction. Check eBay, there are hundreds of cheap, good looking watch bands and spring bar sets. You'll have more fun with your watch. Just make sure you know your watches lug width (=strap and spring bar size).
  13. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    +1 to Mav & Floods info.


    I will add that you can make the spring bar tool out of a small screwdriver.

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    Some of the nicer buckles on the single bands are held on with a spring bar as well. So you can add a deployant clasp to a leather band in place of the standard buckle.

    Then when you really want to play you can start making your own bands, this was my first:
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  14. redsport

    redsport Web Adventurer

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    I can't think of a strap that would look bad with that watch. The Planet Ocean watches are my current favorites.
  15. Censport

    Censport Vendor

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    Just gave Dad his new watch. He's very happy. :D
  16. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Cool. I have the one with the stopwatch and it's by far my favorite watch.
  17. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    yeah it's a crap iphone pic,my bro-n-law retired from Seiko and always kept me in watches,this is the last one I got before he left.

    I was just thinking about him as he is spending Christmas in the hospital with heart issues and saw this thread
  18. McNeal

    McNeal Long timer

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    I purchased that watch for myself several months ago and love it. I just hope it holds up better than my last Eco drive did. I've got a timex that is still running on the original battery whereas the Eco drive had to have the rechargeable battery replaced after three years and the replacement died after six months.
  19. Mullet Bullet

    Mullet Bullet Been here awhile

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    I have never had a nice watch, just the $10 ones here and there over the years. That changed this year when my wife got my this for christmas. Swiss Legend, I LOVE this thing.

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  20. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Hope he's doing better and is on the road to recovery.