Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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  2. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    I like this! However, I have visions of every hair on my wrist being slowly and painfully tugged out :eek1

    I would probably wear it anyway, that looks pretty sharp :deal

  3. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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    ^I'm hoping the mesh is too tight - we'll see.
  4. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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  5. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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    That's a another classic Bauhaus styled watch that takes its cue from the official clocks found in Swiss railway stations. They have a tritium-lumed auto version that I'd like over the quartz, but that slim case is sexy. I don't know how I feel about the mesh diving bracelet... Think it would look more at home on a strap, imo.
  6. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  7. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    It might be a nice looking watch but it does NOT say 'Swiss Made' on the dial.

    Something is wrong, I would not buy this watch until I knew it's origin.
    bill
  8. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    This picture come from the official Hamilton website.

    A lot (if not all? The ones made for the NA market maybe?) of watches from the Khaki line-up don't have the "Swiss made" label on the dial but you can find it on the caseback.

    I don't know if it's a kind of tactic to play on the "american origin" thing or what but it's the way it is.
  9. revmaaatin

    revmaaatin Sioux Empire Iron Horse

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    I like the look...but I don't think there is enough contrast for these aging eyes to see time unless it is in full light.

    Let us know if there is more contrast than the photo reveals.
  10. revmaaatin

    revmaaatin Sioux Empire Iron Horse

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    I circled this in a catalog and
    it showed up under the tree in December.
    I can see this dial, 'just fine.'
    link if picture it does not attatch--
    http://www.herringtoncatalog.com/es766.html

    Simple, elegant, contrasting face and affordable.
    Did I mention accurate as well?
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  11. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Doesn't that make it a great watch then? tough as and still keeps good time?

    Hay Ewe
  12. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    I think you mis- read that.

    My take on what he said was this; it keeps great time but it already looks knackered, and it's only 2 weeks old.
  13. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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    You guys notice how all the watches in these "stock" photos are at 10:10?
  14. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    that's so the watch has a "happy face."
  15. revmaaatin

    revmaaatin Sioux Empire Iron Horse

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  16. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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  17. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Call me crazy but...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Made

    I would email the company and if they do not respond I would look elsewhere.
    bill
  18. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    I think they intentionally leave the "swiss made" off certain models. They're entitled to put it there but aren't obligated. Relevant thread here:

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f357/question-not-all-swiss-made-489413.html

    and here:

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f357/swiss-made-not-528971.html

    It would be of greater concern if the watch were labeled "swiss made" but fabricated elsewhere. This WWII era one of mine is definitely made in the USA:

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    I love the subtle embossed Hamilton logo:

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    By 1969 though,

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    they were already labeled "swiss". (click image below to see high res)

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  19. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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    Hamilton uses ETA (Swiss made) movements. Whether or not that is indicated on the caseback or dial is of no significance.
  20. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte™

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    Hamilton is a brand of the Swatch Group. If that is a Hamilton, as opposed to a fake, it is Swiss.


    Swatch brands:
    Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Léon Hatot, Omega, Longines, Rado, Union Glashütte, Tissot, Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry, Balmain, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Swatch, Flik Flak, Endura and Tourbillon.[2]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Swatch_Group