Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharteâ„¢

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    Yeah, the crystal popping off is one of those incidents seen only rarely. What turned me off was his total lack of CS, deleting threads and banning those who complained. That sux, IMO. :cry
  2. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    Pretty poor I gots to admit.
  3. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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    Mines sapphire, I think. Fingers crossed! Edit -- nope! Acrylic... Better keep it out of the fridge
  4. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Cool, who makes it?

    :hide

    :lol3
  5. falconati

    falconati baller

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    I'd get a used Hamilton before a Fossil or Swatch, but most of the folks in this thread are a little snobby :lol3


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  6. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    Bulova, a brand now owned by Citizen, makes some nice inexpensive open-heart and skeleton models.

    They also make the "Precisionist" line, with a quartz movement that steps 16 times per second, which I find quite interesting.

    W.A.
  7. falconati

    falconati baller

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    Good suggestion on the Bulova!
  8. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    I think I read WATCH . SW


    Should be a new brand

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  9. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I wear a watch when I travel through airports and having not work a watch for a long time, disliked it more than I liked it.

    I also dig Rolex, not because its a Rolex but because of the history and the build quality. But then I thought, lets go up one level and what about a Rolex Pocket watch on a chain.
    Quick google and yes, they exist.
    Pretty sure that will be what I want. Now, what about a GMT on chain? :ear

    Hay Ewe
  10. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    Didnt say it was common, only that shit happens sometimes.
  11. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    Something about the 1970's and hot tubs in the same story gives me flashbacks I'd rather not have :lol3.

    I had an issue once with water intrusion and my Airking. Had nothing to do with the crystal, but the crown. Never missed a tick though and was only discovered during a service.
  12. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    The Jazzmaster Open Heart is preeeeetty snazzy, for sure.

    [​IMG]

    And I like the fact that it's lumed, and you can see the hands easily.
  13. Recht

    Recht Binge Thinker

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    I have this listed in the flea market if anyone is interested...SOLD!
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  14. SteelJM1

    SteelJM1 Undercover KTM rider

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    Whats the story behind Invicta watches? They have some skeleton styles that I dig and are inexpensive.
  15. discochris

    discochris Long timer

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    If you go to some of the watch forums, Invictas seem to be a huge source of debate. Some people think they're fine for an inexpensive watch, and some think they're total garbage, being passed off as good watches deceptively. I personally don't like them. I think their styles are kind of gaudy. For a similar price, I'd buy a Seiko.
  16. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    I think they're trying too hard. Most of them are gaudy.
  17. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    Invicta focuses on high volume fashion designs...attention to looks, lots of cosmetic choices. The cases are a testament to what can be mass produced cheaply these days. Guts are cheap mid-range quartz movements, or low-end mechanical movements. They're akin to fossil. You buy them for the looks, and the fact that it doesn't take a ton of $$s to change the look on your wrist. Functionally...the quartz ones work. The mechanical ones work decently enough until they don't...in which case you toss it, and buy a new one.
  18. Censport

    Censport Vendor

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    Yeah, most of the Invictas are gaudy watches. But sometimes they'll mistakenly issue a gem. Here's my one-and-only Invicta, from their "Vintage" series a few years ago:

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    That's on the stock strap. It now rides comfortably on a NATO that I picked up in Tokyo last year. At 44mm, it's my biggest watch. The NATO strap makes it wearable all day.
  19. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    I have 3 Invictas, all divers. I love two of them.

    The gentleman seeking the skeleton should look at Orient.
  20. falconati

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    +1. I'm in the "I think they're really fucking gaudy and atrocious" camp. Ultimately, if any manufacturer makes a watch you like and it's affordable for you - buy it! I just don't personally like anything that brand makes. If I did, I'd go for it - the price point is very affordable :deal


    A customer at work today had a gorgeous Luminor 1950 GMT 8-day with a stainless steel band. I was so jealous!