Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    Just in : Prometheus Recon 5. Sapphire front and back, Unitias movement, leather band, stainless steel case.
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    close up of the decorated Unitas movement.. Beautiful.
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    on the wrist.
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  2. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    I think you've missed the point...

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  3. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    A creditable copy of IWC's Big Pilot.

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  4. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    I have noticed many who post in here have a penchant bordering on obsession for greater and greater accuracy. Why? I can't think of an instance in which a second or two a day matters. Heck, ten or more for that matter.

    Is it just the desire to achieve near perfection?
  5. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    I'm not sure if I posted this before, but here's my old Panerai 111 on a custom made strap with laser-cut Ferrari "cavallino" on the buckle. I wear this watch all the time, but usually on a very distressed brown leather strap. A few weeks ago I decided to polish it up with a Cape Cod polishing cloth, and swapped straps. My g/f saw it on my dresser and asked me if I got another watch, and I explained that she has probably seen me wear this one 500 times! She loved the strap, put the watch on and has been wearing it for the past month or so. I only got it back because she's out of town!

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  6. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    It used to matter alot to me, but with so many time sources nearby, adjusting for wander is less important to me.
  7. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    Yes. Really. It's the idea that a little bitty engine can be made to split time into such accurate components. Unless you are lost at sea with a watch, tables and sextant and no radio with which to set your watch is accuracy REALLY critical.

    But I tell you what, how accurate that watch is out of the box determines how much I like that watch. I have a watch I like everything about except that it runs way too far off - like a half minute a day. I find that just annoying.
  8. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    I'm the guy that looks, shops, buys. As long as it doesn't loose or gain big amounts of time, I just don't care. I don't even know HOW to verify the time!:lol3
  9. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    I've used my watch for keeping engine room logs and bell books.
    If it's within 30 seconds I'm happy, I don't like to have to reset it more than once a week.
  10. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    at the moment the Seiko has been stationary whilst it runs down.
    I am seeing how long the spring lasts before it stops.

    Will repeat the exercise after I get it serviced / overhauled and let you know the results

    Its not like we are timing torpedo runs moon shots with it!

    Hay Ewe
  11. rhinoWERX

    rhinoWERX Crikey mate!

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  12. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Seiko on Bond Nato + Martini glass stem.


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  13. Bongolia

    Bongolia stop acting

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    I've not serviced my Sub since the day I bought it (2006)

    Still runs bang on time. Should I get it serviced as a form of preventative maintenance?
  14. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    Oh, six years is still within acceptable limits if it's running well - when it starts to run erratically then it's time to consider service - like if it suddenly starts running slow. My Breitling went from running a few seconds fast to running a half minute slow - pretty good signal there.
  15. mac inger

    mac inger Been here awhile

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    New to me. Pretty happy so far:

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  16. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    Nice Breitling!

    Sorry about your missing hand, though... :cry

    W.A.
  17. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    Accuracy seems to be an afterthought for many on this thread but, of course, each to their own.
  18. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    In my experience with dozens of Rolex's, if it's keeping good time don't mess with it. My Sea Dweller is starting to pick up time, around 15 seconds a day, and I'm on the fence with sending it it. I've been wearing my 5513 Sub for the past few weeks, and it was last serviced by Rolex in 1998, and it's still within 5 seconds a day.




  19. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Here. :D
  20. Saltbox

    Saltbox WTF is this?

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    Here is my vintage omega after having it restored. Yes I scratched the crystal but oh well it is worn a lot. It was my Dads and has a lot of sentimental value.
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