Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. Chazza

    Chazza Adventurer

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    I recently purchased a brand new Rolex Submariner, which I'm very happy with. It just feels like a quality piece of precision engineering that will probably outlast me. And I figured while I have the spare cash in the bank, if I don't get one now, I never will...

    Fair point about splashing out £4,700 on a device that simply tells the time (I got mine tax-free shipped out to my FOB in Afghanistan - not the wisest move, but it was insured), but for me, a watch as well designed and crafted as this is more an object of beauty than any 'fine art' painting or sculpture.

    Not my photo by the way

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    And it maybe slightly brand-whore-ish, but I'd love to get a Seadweller from my birth year (1988 as it happens) and a 70's GMT with a faded red and blue bezel... But since I don't have another £10k to spend so frivolously, they'll have to wait!

    Some more pics (again, not mine) just because I like 'em!

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  2. Gas Hog

    Gas Hog Two Wheel Fanatic

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    Now that is nice! Not often that a watch dwarfs a Lumzillia :bow
    Gary

  3. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    Has the biggest Sapphire crystal I've ever seen. In person it's just amazing, the double Elicpse numerals also add to the wow of the watch. The upper black chrome numbers are just below the crystal, and the Lume is below, and recessed in its own notch... Kind of cool that the hands are in between both. In the dark it takes on a 3-D look, messing with the eyes. I chose this because its so different from whats out in the market. Its going to get good rotation.
  4. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    I have always like watches but have never invested in a real luxury watch. The closest was a Bulova Accutron auto that I was able to purchase at a huge discount back when I was in the gift industry. But that watch was stolen when our home was broken into a couple of years ago.

    Well that has all changed with the watch my wife just bought me for my birthday (2 weeks). Actually when I asked her if she would get me a nice watch she just said, pick one out and buy it. So I did. What do you think?

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    It is a Lum-Tec V 1 Limited Edition #11 out of 150. First discovered Lum-Tec here when I would occasionally check out the cool watches. I would visit their website often dreaming of which one I would pick out. The serious lume was the main draw as well as the distinctive but not overboard styling.

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    Being that I live about 10 miles from their HQ, I bought it directly from them at their showroom. Great bunch of guys. Took their time explaining to me their watches and features. Yesterday when I pulled the trigger after harrassing them over several visits, they threw in a silver bracelet ($145) for me. The watch also comes with a diver's rubber band and a beautiful wood display box.

    A coulple of more pics. I am so proud!

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    Also included was a quick deployment buckle for the leather strap. Never saw one of those before. The watch also has a saphire crystal display back to show off the upgraded and decorated Swiss movement.

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    You know this means I am probably going to become a watch collector now. I am going to have to buy a display case and winders and of course more watches. What have I got myself into?

    Rick G
  5. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    LUM-TEC makes quality watches,, I like almost every one they produce from the quartz models to the automatics and the occasional manual . Enjoy your watch.. and yes it is addictive and dangerous.
  6. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    That is what I was afraid of.

    Rick G
  7. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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    i've managed to stay off watch sites for a while, better for the bank account. liked the look of some of the lum tecs. I can't seem to find info on there case heights. taller watches don't work well for me at work. any idea?
  8. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    Just call the company. Friendly bunch of guys.

    Rick G
  9. rawdog

    rawdog Been here awhile

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    Nice! You will always have a very cool story about how you brought your submariner. Now, please send some pics of your watch in Afghanistan.

    Be safe :thumb
  10. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    +1
  11. Anglewood

    Anglewood Has a fake Mustache

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    A friend of mine just got that watch, and it is beautiful. The bullet in the back is connected to the movement so it stays upright at all angles. For a special edition, the "Bond" touches are actually pretty subtle in person and one has to get a close look to see the details.

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    -Connor
  12. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    My wife has this one, it is a beautiful watch.

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  13. Chazza

    Chazza Adventurer

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    Ha, thanks!

    I'll try and get a few pictures sometime when it's calmed down a bit out here.... Hopefully I'll manage to get out on the mountains some point, but as you may well imagine, taking pictures of myself and / or my watch in a warzone is pretty low on my list of things to do! :rofl
  14. Ze Red Baron

    Ze Red Baron Adventure seeker

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    For those of you that have Lüm Tec automatics, how reliableare they in terms keeping accurate time? What is the typical +/- gain per week.

    I really like the look of the watches and Amex considering getting one.
  15. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    I'm no fan of Bond...to me that looks like a Michael Kors.

    I like Omega in general, but their penchant for "Limited Editions" devalues every watch they make.

    I mean, really, does James Bond play James Bond?
  16. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    I just got mine so no long term experience yet, but from what I read they are suppose to be +/- 3 seconds a day. That is accurate enough for me.

    Rick G
  17. Anglewood

    Anglewood Has a fake Mustache

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    My buddy is huge Bond fan and works in the industry (as they call it here in LA). I personally would not go for a LE watch, but appreciate what they did here. He was a Fossil fan before, now he has made the jump and probably won't be able to go back.

    -Connor
  18. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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    agreed. left a message nad heard back within the hour. 13mm is the answer.
  19. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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    Well, now I have the Lum tec bug. Need to generate some capital, so I'm posting my Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Mid-size Auto in the flea market. Trades for Sinn and Lum Tec considered.
  20. rawdog

    rawdog Been here awhile

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    I've been hankering real bad for a Marathon GSAR. Currently shopping for one...