Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    :lol3

    uh... 8:39ish A.M.?
    Try and read that thing when you first wake up.
  2. Bongolia

    Bongolia stop acting

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    Gotta keep up with the times
  3. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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    Cool app. To bad it's only for iPhone.
  4. Bongolia

    Bongolia stop acting

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    I'm making a strap for the iphone
  5. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I think what would be REALLY cool would be for a smart phone user to chose a watch face (for me a Rolex Explorer 2) and have that as the screen on your smart phone and it shows the time.

    mmmm

    Hay Ewe
  6. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    If you could make it the background of the phone, THAT would be cool. I need no app to tell the time. UGH. fail
  7. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    A watch should be quick and easy to read, you should not have to 'figure it out' - but of course, that is my opinion. I prefer a traditional display, either analogue or digital, or both.

    I mean, a clock that has a binary readout, using the decimal clock/calendar of Star Trek may be a cool and interesting thing, but I'm interested in local time, and fast....
  8. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    BUT, you'd be wearing this watch for the cool factor. When you wear a watch like this, time is not important.:D
  9. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    Come on...that's not that hard to figure out.
  10. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    You shouldn't have to "figure it out".

    IMHO at least. Same with chess sets. If I can't tell what a piece is supposed to be without context to other pieces, it's no good.
  11. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Damn you Sunday rider!!!
    (A man is never satisified).

    $100usd Ebay in GB.

    Period correct(the frikkin bracelet is 50 years old). .

    I won!!!

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    Will this be a better look????


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    bill
  12. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharteâ„¢

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    That'll work. :drif
  13. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    Once you understand the layout, it is no harder to read than any other watch that maybe doesn't have numbers on the face. It is really very simple and elegant.

    Barry
  14. falconati

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    I just got scuba certified....a great excuse to buy a dive watch, no? :D
  15. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    goddamn.
  16. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Freaking AWESOME :clap You are going to keep looking at that watch all day, you are going to wreck your neck.:D

    Love that watch even more...

    Well done!
  17. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Thanks for all the compliments.

    Not to mislead anyone the watch in the picture is not mine The dial is similar but mine is all stainless(at this point) and a calendar movement.

    Here's a link to the bracelet I bought, scroll dowwn for some nice pics.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/25128955531...NX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_4650wt_948

    I think it's gonna come out nice(a little more utilitarian than the one in the picture) and I'll post some pics of the finished watch after the bracelet gets here. The seller is in London

    I'm off to my watchmaker in the next town. He is long retired and working out of his basement.

    He must be 80 years old and sharp, anyway I'll get some oil on the works and learn the SN., maybe he will time it for me, not sure of his capabilities but my guess is he will surprise me. A new gasket would be nice as well.

    It's a watch from his day.

    bill
  18. Sunday Rider

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  19. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    I sure hope my guy knows what he is doing, when I questioned him he looked at me and said, "I graduated from the Elgin College of watchmaking and I have worked on every kind of watch there is. I can fix anything except a broken heart."

    Must be a standard 'old watchmaker's line.
    We both laughed.

    bill
  20. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Sounds like it is in good hands. With a sense of humour too.:D