Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. dbg326

    dbg326 Been here awhile

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    Ordered some paracord and some of those side-release buckles to try and make a new band for my Seiko diver. The stock band fits, but since I've got tiny wrists, it's on the second to last eyelet. I toyed with picking up a cheap Timex Explorer or a G-Shock 5600 for a true beater watch, but decided to pass...
  2. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    I have come to the same conclusion. Walking into a dark room, the hands were glowing in a way a 70 year old watch has no business to glow. Looking at pics of similar Doxas, I believe the hands are original and someone repainted them rather crudely with bright modern Superluminova instead of some other vintage looking material.

    But I kind of like the effect.

    The watch was running a bit less than a minute fast in the first 24 hours, so it is definitely very usable.
  3. HelmetHead Cycle

    HelmetHead Cycle Been here awhile

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    I too changed my Seiko Diver's band from stock to this Rolex Oyster Style (4th one down). The lugs on the watch are 22m and this is 24m, so I took an ezacto knife and trimmed 1mm from each side so it fits like the stock rubber band, and now it's really cool.
    http://www.watchbandsonline.com/sport_rubber/
  4. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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    Look wat just turned up... :evil

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  5. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    oh, that's nice.
  6. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto .

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    That wave dial is very Omega Seamaster-ish.:lurk
  7. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Nice. I was unaware of Chris Ward watches. Dammit..............
  8. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    Dammit. I did not need yet another watch to seek.
  9. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    I'm with you. Must have.
  10. Laromonster

    Laromonster Vesperado !

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    Certina DS action Diver
    ETA automatic movement, loses about one minute a week

    Craptastic photo a la Modrover
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  11. modrover

    modrover BOOMSHANKA!

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    BRAVO! BRAVO! :1drink:rofl
  12. nomiles

    nomiles Sledge-o-matic

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    Today's flea market finds, both of these are getting harder to find in such nice condition.

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    1950's chrono and a solid gold Hammy that hasn't been melted down.
  13. squidhunter

    squidhunter suck-squeeze-bang-blow

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    I've inherited this old pocket watch recently. It was my grandfathers but I'm not really sure how old it is. The face says "Gustafson" but nothing relevant pops up on a Internet search. Anyone know anything about this maker or the watch?
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  14. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    Looks like a later watch because of the wide bezel, nice looking though.
  15. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    It is indeed and for a pretty reasonable price
  16. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    I love the Tissot. A vintage chrono like that is probably next on my list.
  17. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    yeah, I think he subscribes to a " to hell with traditionalists" mantra. Patina's all well and good, but funtionality trumps appearance when it comes to lume, and thebrightest are greens, blues, etc. Now as the days shorten, I'm reminded how I like modern lume every morning as I drag my ass out for a pre-dawn walk
  18. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    I despise the "faux patina" thing that's going on in motorcycles and cars at this time. Sorry for the side track but I just had to get that out.
  19. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    What is it???


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  20. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Here's an update regarding my SBGE001 spring drive's accuracy and durability while getting pounded for two weeks riding dirtbikes and camping on Mobius 10. If you recall, my MKII Quad-10 didn't fare so well under similar circumstances on M9, gaining over a minute per day on the trail after being regulated to well within 10 sec/day as a daily wearer.

    This SBGE001 totally rocks. Accuracy on the trail was indistinguishable from daily wear, gaining 1.5 sec / week. Durability is a non-issue. Wore it the entire time in dusty conditions, crashing, fixing flats, setting up camp, getting dirty, etc. Yeah, it's no longer pristine, but I bought it to use, not just to admire. That said, the technology, design, and finish are all very worthy of admiration. I'm really impressed. :thumb