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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.
Ok I’ll bite. What’s the story with the “Sub” ?
I have two/three problems that I need help with.
1st: my 2 oldest kids are starting to tell time and they love watches. They will be 9 and 7. My wife wants to get them watches for their birthdays. The issue is this: I don't want to buy them a couple of crap watches that will stop working and discourage them. I also don't want to spend a ton either. The older kid is pretty responsible, the other, not so much. I want something durable and waterproof, obviously. The problem is, their wrists ate friggin tiny! I was thinking g-shocks, however I don't think they would fit. Since they are just starting out, the watch can't be too busy either, so no chrono please.
2nd dilemma. I want to buy my wife and I matching watches for our anniversary. It isn't for awhile, I'm just starting the leg work now. She really isn't a watch person. I am buying myself this.
And I want something for her. Her mom has a bunch of Tudors and some of them are so tiny I don't know how you actually tell the time. Looking for something kinda casual dress. Something to wear everyday. It has to be waterproof aswell. I don't want something too busy either. Looked at Tudor, omega and Rolex. Nothing really striking my fancy. I just want something simple and nice.
So please help me.
Just finished my time zone watch class 1. Torn down and assembled 2 sellita sw210 movements and cased them. Really happy with they came out. Learned a few new things from the Chrono build I did. Unfortunately this case is much smaller on my wrist than I prefer. But what yah gonna do. Lot more projects and other stuff in the works with this though.
How about the Tudor black bay in the 36mm (many women are wearing larger watches these days).
Ticks all your boxes, and would nicely complement your desired Tudor too...
I'll have to check it out. From the pic it's not bad though. it's hard for me to shop for a women's watch because for the most part, I like larger watches. I look at a lot of women's watches and I just don't see them as functional, more of an accessory I guess.
1) Good luck, I have no idea ............
2) A: Pair of Rolex Explorers. 36mm can still be found in like new condition for her, 39mm for yourself. They will create memories the tease of your life, and then for your children.
B: Pair of smooth bezel stick dial Datejust, 36mm for her, 41mm for you. Again for a life time.
BTW, according to the children’s age, and guessing wife’s age, go 36mm for her. 36-40mm is the new norm for ladies.
Have you looked at the Baby G Shock line? That’s what we got our daughters around those ages.
How about Cartier Tank
I just got one of these for my 12 year old daughter. She LOVES it.
Yeah, it's super cheap by our standards, but it's 1000x better than one from a happy meal or themed to their favorite toy or cartoon character. Even the cheapest Casios will outlast cockroaches and Twinkies.
Casio Baby-G watches are awesome, but even those are huge on a kid. And if your kids are boys, there's no way they're going to wear a watch that says "Baby" on it.
Forgot to say they are boys lol.
I was leaning toward a baby g because it is both analog and digital. However, I think they will be too big. Might go look at them anyways. I will just have to talk to them about the baby thing...lol
I don't think my wife would wear that. I was also looking at a basic oyster date. Kinda like the look of that tudor black above. Need to go look at it in person first though.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm. Perfect size for a woman and some great dial colors. Should be able to get one for under $5k. My girlfriend wore this one for a few years.
I bought my wife one of these, Citizen, she *LOVES* it.
My kids stole my Lorus, they love the full lume dial. My 3 y.o. calls it "the glower" and wears it often on a green perlon. 100m water resistance, 38mm case.
It's funny how the "never ride your motorcycle with a mechanical watch!!!" mantra is basically the same as the "never shower with your mechanical watch!!" mantra. Both rather benign activities that draw lots of passion on either side.
w00T! Just got an email from Watchbuys that my Hanhart Pioneer Valjoux 23 has arrived and is ready to ship:
New-old-stock manual wind chronograph, with Flyback function. Can't wait, should be waiting for me when I return from vacation later this week.
Wouldn't the only water issue be related to what the case can handle? Only time I've had a timing issue with a mechanical watch was wearing one while skating. I slammed hard, snapped the springbar from impact, and the watch went flying. It jumped a bit of time. Amusingly, it kept a more consistent time after that.
Fixed my 7750 stem last night. Feels good to be able to wear this again. Also the legit swiss springbars make a huge difference in feel.
Those against showering with a watch will have you believe the sudden changes in temperature are "not good" for the rubber gaskets. Or, they will suggest that the "high water pressure" from the shower head aimed at the watch will overcome the rubber gaskets. Still others will suggest that the constant exposure to soap "scum" will corrode or destroy the watch over many years.
When it comes right down to it, in my view it's safer to leave your mechanical watch on when you shower since it reduces the risk of it falling off on a hard tile floor if you remove it from your wrist everyday like that. On the other hand, most people just prefer to shower without a watch because it's just easier to clean without it getting in the way. I suspect that is the real reason people don't shower with a watch and none of that other BS. Note that this is all assuming the watch in question is on a bracelet or other waterproof strap and is at least 50m.
Riding a motorcycle and wearing a watch is probably overall a more nuanced issue. If you ride offroad super hard and are crashing hard, probably best to take G shock along. But riding to work? Touring? Totally fine.
I'm with you here--I wear my watches all the time whether showering or riding or cycling or shooting or whatever. The only time I take my watch off is when I am rock climbing (rare these days) or working on the car/bike. The only time I have broken a crystal is when I dropped it on a tile floor in the kitchen when I was changing the straps.