Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. discochris

    discochris Long timer

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    Finish is actually quite nice for the price. I swim about two miles a week and so I've had it in the pool with no leaking issues there either.

    However...
    It stopped working yesterday. Wouldn't move even when wound. I rapped it against the kitchen counter, and it started working again, but there was a rattle inside. Hmm.

    Removed the back tonight, and the rotor had come loose and was floating around in the case, so it wasn't self-winding. I was able to put it back in place (that is a REALLY tiny screw - I had to use a razor blade as a screwdriver) and all seems well. We'll see. For $60 it's no big loss if the thing craps out, but I really like it, and so if it does break, I'll consider giving them another chance.
  2. Nytelyte

    Nytelyte Somewhere about

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    My seiko diver has stopped twice. Interweb knowledges say to smack it against your palm to spin the rotor really fast (you can feel it) and it will dislodge whatever is hung up, worked for me. Apparently if you send it to Seiko they will just do the same thing.
    So even the 'battle tank' watches will do things like this, and it cost way more than $60. Oh well.
  3. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    My experience with well-executed Milanese bracelets is that they're quite comfortable. No hair pulling at all.

    W.A.
  4. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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  5. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Cool :thumb

    Might be something I need to look at a little more...
  6. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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  7. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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  8. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Due to an impending event, I treated myself to a new watch - had my eye on it for a couple months now:

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    Wanted a Torgoen for some time and I have to say I really really like it. It's my first big(ish) watch and to me, it has the right amount of bling without being too flashy.

    Very pleased with the purchase.
  9. revmaaatin

    revmaaatin Sioux Empire Iron Horse

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  10. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    What model is that Torgoen?
  11. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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  12. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Simple. Beautiful :clap
  13. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    What can you tell me about the one with Antarctica on the dial?
    Make, model, story behind it, if known?
    I am intrigued.

  14. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    I wondered if anyone would pick up on that one. Remember, you asked. That's the one that started my low budget collection. First, I dont know much about watches except I like em. Back in "90 I was approached by a guy I new from a local rental equipment company that asked me if I wanted to go to Antarctica. In about 2 seconds I said sure. He had sold a couple of skid steer loaders to a group that had a contract from the National Sience Foundation to go to Antarctica to do an invironmental clean up project. They need equipment opperators. I had a small auto repair shop at the time and no opperator experience, but I had a fair amount of cold weather experience. BTW I had no trouble at all running that CAT 963 track loader. I had done some winter camping and climbed some mountains including Mt. Mckinley in"84. So the Team leader flew into DFW to interview us and had us fill out applications. When he stepped out of the room, My buddy filled in all the equipment I was supposed to be able to opperate. We got the jobs, went through New Zeland to McMurdo and a few months into it a group of Russians came through McMurdo to catch their ship back home. This was about the time the USSR was breaking up and these guys hadn't been paid in a while so they set up a "mall" in the chow hall. They were willing to sell any thing they had including some of the tooling from there stations and the clothes off their backs. Any thing for American dollars. IIRC I bought the watch for $40. The Russians seem to be big on commemorative watches. This one looks to be a 25th anniversary of Russian Antarctic Exploration. The little red dots on the dial are the locations of their stations. Sorry, I don't know any more about the maker or any maker really, I hope some one here can tell us more.

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    Edit: I don't think any of mine are made in China, but they were inexpensive.
  15. revmaaatin

    revmaaatin Sioux Empire Iron Horse

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    Yes, a nice collection of Russins....
    or are they Chinese copies. yikes.

    While I was stationed in Rota Spain, my crew chief seemed like he was 'always' sporting a new Russian watch he bought in the flea markets of Jerez or Cadiz. I could kick myself for not going on a prospecting run with him when i had a chance. smile.
    We really ragged him about his Chinese copies. grin. Were they Chinese? who knows...they were cheap (1993-95) I recall they were less than $25, usually in the $10-15 range as I recall; could be wrong. shrug.

    As a side bar note:
    Jerez is also the home of the Spanish F-1 and Super bike races (hope I am saying that correctly) and I was to cheap to spring for the ticket.
    Hold/hang head in shame....
    During Super Bike week, it was a lot like Sturgis, loud, loud bikes, and all the trimmings.
    Did you know the Europeans like their Harley's as loud as possible? head scratch.... Where did they get that idea?

    Another interesting thing about Jerez Racetrack, you could ride the track for about $10 hour after your bike was inspected and you were 'qualified' = full race gear approved by the approvers.
    Unfortunatly, that was during a time i was bikeless, but what the heck, I got to work nearly every day of the year.:eek1

    This is what I missed; guess a guy could repent...
    http://www.experienceboxspain.com/gift/driving/formula-one-jerez

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    Long way to go for just a watch. Should take in the races as well.
  16. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    Thanks 2bold, it's even more cool that you bought it in Antarctica.
    I want to go there some day.
  17. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    I think there's a cruise ship that will take you from the southern end of Chili to the Antarctic Peninsula, but to get to McMurdo you have to either have a job down there or be in the military. It was interesting, but had one big draw back. We had people coming in from all over the world doing experiments bringing their flu viriuses with them. With only one chow hall, you couldn't get away from it. :puke1 But speaking of watches, it was fun/easy/interesting to make a cool sun dial when the sun is making a small circle around you in December. :norton
  18. Nytelyte

    Nytelyte Somewhere about

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    I just bought a Suunto Core Light Black..
    Should be here Tuesday. :clap
  19. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Long timer

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    The barometer trend graph and storm alarm is super cool. Friday wrist shot.
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  20. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    Hey all you Lum-Tec Lovers! I just got an email from Lum-Tec that they are having a sample and open box sale. The watches that were used by salesman or for photo shoots are being sold off at discount.

    Check out this link: http://www.lum-tec.com/collection/current-models/demo-open-box-items.html

    I apologize in advance for costing anyone some hard earned cash. :D

    Rick G