Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. vmcrcr

    vmcrcr Been here awhile

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    I brought mine to the local jewelry store that is an authorized retailer. They sent it to the national (regional?) repair center and went through it about two years ago. Look and see who the nearest retailer is and talk with them, see what they have to say.
  2. xellic

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    The government has suspended Time

    For years I've used time.gov to set my watches with. Offline now

    I found this though - time.is
    Much better
  3. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharteâ„¢

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    Cool! Just added it to my bookmarks.
  4. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    I think this should be recorded for posterity's sake.

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  5. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Guys - if anyone is interested in an SBDW005 like the one shown above, PM me and I'll hook you up with the seller.

    This watch is also a JDM - Japanese Domestic Market watch and Michael's comments apply to it also:

    It is a wonderful example of a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) piece that is no longer produced. It has a very accurate high grade quartz movement, and it is a "true" GMT watch in that the hour hand can be independently set which is the whole point after all.


    This one is also a one piece titanium case, highly finished and one that's not very common in the US. You don't have to take my word for it but these sell very quickly when they come up. I believe his example is 5 months old and I suspect his price will be in the $700-800 range. This one runs $1100-$1200 new.

    I'm getting nothing out of this. I trust the seller...he's fairly well-known on watchuseek and we've traded enough emails such that I would have been comfortable doing the deal. I can also forward his pictures via email.
  6. studad

    studad Been here awhile

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    and while we're mentioning good deals on watches that aren't ours... GO TO THE FLEA MARKET! There is a great deal on another nice Seiko. Just over 100$, good looking Chrono.

    Not mine, don't care if it sells. I'd honestly like to see him have it another week and I'll pick it up for my knock around watch.
  7. btao

    btao RIP Lilolita

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    One of my daily ones...

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  8. Bert

    Bert Fair / Balanced

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    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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  10. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    Use the clock app in your smartphone. Wireless networks are synchronized to UTC.

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    urbancowboy Vicious Cycler

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    or not. use an app called clocksynch to see how far off your smartphone clock is (from atomic time). if your phone is rooted, the app can synch it to atomic.
  12. MoxNix

    MoxNix Stuttgart Germany

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    Starting to look for my unicorn-

    ca. 2006-07 Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi Bezel. Model 16710 w/3186 movement (new movement w/old case) series M or Z

    A couple of weeks left on deployment then I'll sell my PAM 359 and B&M Capeland Ti.

    I've been here a while the watch forums- not so much so if anyone has a line on this model, please PM me.

    Also, would like to find a patina'd Pepsi Bezel GMT II (pre-'86) to throw on a NATO strap.

    Thanks,
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  13. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    0.8 seconds? That's plenty fine for me.

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  14. vmcrcr

    vmcrcr Been here awhile

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  15. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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  16. Tork

    Tork Pinsetter

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    Had been looking a for Tritium watch for awhile now and when this came up on a Amazon search I decided to take a gamble [​IMG]

    It has Tritium tubes at the hour marks and both hands , also zero mark on bezel.

    Back states Swiss Quarts movement , suspect it is made in China .

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    Shown here with a 43 mm Invicta diver for size comparison.
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    Sorry about the pics, taken with my iPad with Camera Awesome and I was too dumb to turn off effects :baldy
  17. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Enjoy your new watch. Tritium is pretty awesome. I have it in a cheapie Uzi branded Ti watch.

    I have that same brown Invicta. It's been a great watch for me.
  18. vmcrcr

    vmcrcr Been here awhile

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    Back states Swiss Quarts movement , suspect it is made in China .

    My experience had been that if it says Swiss Quartz Movement, it is Swiss.
    Everything else is probably made in the PRC, but the movement is not.
  19. 1stiski

    1stiski Ride that nasty thing

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    Rare Hamilton GRADE HB1097, NEW Swiss made case with sapphire.
    Swiss made, high grade stainless steel 316L with flat AR coated Sapphire top and bottom, 44 mm without crown and 11 mm high, water resistant 50 meters
    Black high quality leather band, 22 mm at lugs and 20 mm buckle
    MOVEMENT: Mechanical Swiss Made ETA Unitas 6497, Signed Hamilton Watch Co. Swiss 17 Jewels, Grade HB1097, two adjustments.
    DIAL: Black swiss made skeleton dial.
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    the movement
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  20. GuyRocket

    GuyRocket Been here awhile

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    Wow! That's gorgeous. Did you have it made? :tb