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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.
Should I have said something more than 'Gee. Thanks.'?
No, do you want some more information on those watches? They're sort of fascinating, historically speaking.
The Poljot movement was the base for all time keeping instruments taken into space by the CCCP space program.
I just read the Wiki for it. Pretty interesting stuff. I might get a new battery and start wearing it.
I love Rolexes. Are you familiar of any $20 fakes that have the smooth movement of the second hand like an original? I had a former co-worker who claimed his 'Rolex' was a fake he picked up for $20 in NYC, 10 years earlier. However, for 10 years of continuous use, it looked like it was incredible shape and it had the smooth movement. I called BS on him.
A magic 8-ball and your own postage meter? Yo G you really are cool!!
I got one of these for Christamas in the 1st grade. I didn't even know who the hell Hopalong Cassidy was. Had the same band as in the 2nd pic.
This is my daily wearer now:
THe cost is relative. You get what you pay for. I think for guys having an expensive watch is OK since they generally don't wear a lot of jewelry for fear of looking :ymca .
I have a few more that I didn't put in my post for obvious reasons (we all know that the majority of inmates here are criminals ) . To me it is a collection of things that I admire and appreciate.
Totally understandable: Women have jewelry such as rings, necklaces & earrings which can be expensive as well - I guess I just never thought about men and their 'jewelry' - which is just as gorgeous.
Dude, it's 11,111 meters, not feet A $5 casio would have made it to 125 feet with you. Hell, even the rolex dive watches can handle that
Velvet, I forced myself to stop buying watches because $20K watches are actually just gateway watches to the real expensive stuff.
For example, one day when money is meaningless to me, I really need one of these:
in the highly unlikely event that I'd ever find such surplus $$$ ay my disposal, I'd hope that time would have already become irrelevent to me.
Yes, but with the above, you'd at least know the positions of the stars in the sky above Geneva at all times!
It isn't about the time. Its about the show. If it was just about the time, we'd all be wearing $15 Timexes.
thats what i wear at work. in my off time i wear my highgear watch, my swiss army watch, or my nike lance race watch.
if i was buying a watch for pimp factor id slap myself then go hit a cop to make sure i got a good beatdown.
then again, im never going to be in space, 11111 meters underwater, or need to know the alignment of the stars over Zurich.
i do need to know compass heading, temperature, barometric reading, time, date, altimeter reading with a log that will show me my rise or desennt rate, and a chronometer.
I think that I'd like one of these for day to day use.
When is Santa back?
Didn't you find the piece about the Poljot movement interesting a few posts ago? Timekeeping is a fascinating topic, and a very accessible one. You can make a clock with probably as few as 5 gears (and the escapement lever thingee) in your workshop, but then again you can also dedicate your life to it. The guys at Tag, who I have to admit I've never really cared for, just came out with a 100ths mechanical stopwatch movement-- there is still progress in a field that is 100s of years old. Mechanical watches tend to use oscillating springs for power and the escapement for regulation, and there are all sorts of interesting escapements out there, but there is all sorts of crap out there with a regular period that aren't so simple and a lot of that has been made into timepieces, too.
Ah well, end boring rant. Most people probably do just want a big rolex with some gold or diamonds anyway.
yeah, if my current watch only had a HRM function and a deeper submersion rating...
ick gold. i cant wear gold. Ti on the other hand. mmmm.
No doubt. I was oversimplifying.
I think guys like watches because they are jewelry but they appeal to our draw towards machinery.
My 1971 GMT Master. Black Bezel Option.
Wow, I'm sort of amazed at the number of Ti Breitlings shown - I've had one now for more than 15 years, but gave in to the gods of mechanical watches and bought a Breitling Colt GMT in Stainless that I've been wearing for the last year.
Really, I don't wear a watch for the time, but since I wear one, it nice if it keeps GOOD time.
If you're any kind of gearhead and you look at something like this- you drool. Simple as that. Wearing something that is mechanical, and yet artistic at the same time is its own reward.
Fun with time exposure...