Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. nbsdave

    nbsdave Been here awhile Supporter

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    I cannot imagine never removing a watch.
    What about soap residue building up in the links of the band or soaking the band if it's not metal?

    And then there's the issue of hygiene.
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  2. DeepBarney

    DeepBarney International Bumbler

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    When you're finished showering you just leave the soap on you to dry out? :scratch






    Haha, but really if you rinse watch along with the rest of yourself it'll be fine. As for hygiene, scrubbing my nato strap with some body wash while I'm at it is what keeps it's funk at a minimum. Leather is a different story, but I've washed or went swimming in it a number of times anyways. When washing up I slide the watch up my arm to scrub the area under it so no spot gets missed.
  3. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider Supporter

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    My girlfriend never takes off her Submariner. I actually don't think she has taken it off for anything but cleaning since she got it last Christmas. She wears it gardening, in the neuroscience lab, cooking, teaching, dressing up and going out. She does give it to me every couple of weeks to clean the bracelet in my ultrasonic cleaner and give the case a good cleaning, but it's a well-worn watch, which I love. I don't have the heart to break to her that she can't bring it to Rome in January though. I usually wear a Rolex when in Italy, but Rome or Naples are the two cities that it's just too risky. I'll let her wear one of my Tudors, or if I get a Grand Seiko I'll let her take that.



  4. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    Golf is one of the worst offenders. I read on one of the watch forums that the only high-end watches worn golfing are manual winds. Rolex self winding watches seem to hold up ok while golfing.
  5. 68deluxe

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    68deluxe Long timer

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    You could also look at Omega. My wife has a 36.25 mm Seamaster diver and I have a 42, although mine is the newer version. She is 5’4” and 125 lbs, she loves it.


    https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/watch-omega-seamaster-diver-300m-co-axial-36-25-mm-21230362003001
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  7. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    I was completely enamored with Christine Hutter when I met her in LA. It had more to do with her passion for watchmaking than anything else. Moritz Grossman is doing awesome things, and to know that it was founded by and is still run by a female watchmaker is just icing on the cake. She promised me a private tour on my next trip to Germany, and I fully intend on taking her up on the offer.

    This is their offering for One Watch. An absolute stunner with serious horology chops.

    More photos and info here:
    https://en.grossmann-uhren.com/press-releases/a-piece-of-contemporary-history-for-a-good-cause/

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  8. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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  9. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    Awesome stuff, nothing in SS for us poor folks?
  10. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    They don't make anything for poor folks like us.

    Edit: They did give me a mostly stainless steel thumb drive.
  11. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    Yeah, I went through my issues with them, when buying the orange Seiko Samurai.

    That being said, I have two orange Seiko Samurais now.

    S.C.
  12. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I just got an email from Seiko, that the SPB089 Alpinist in blue is in stock.

    https://seikousa.com/products/SPB089

    I don't recall being put on a notification list.

    I really like that watch, but don't want to drop $600 on one at this time.

    S.C.
  13. 68deluxe

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    I realty like it as well. The wife would kill me.
  14. k7

    k7 Almost retired..tick..tick..

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    You only live once. lol
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  15. der_saeufer

    der_saeufer ?איפה בירה

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    Cheap but reliable watches for small wrists? Sounds like a job for Casio.

    For digital, the F-91W is hard to beat. By today's standards it's tiny on all but the smallest women's wrists, so it should be manageable for a kid. And if they get tired of them, they can use them as bomb timers for the science fair.
    They've also got a few very basic analog watches, e.g. the MQ-24, which comes with various dials and is a similar size (35ish mm) to the F-91W.

    Neither of those watches is completely indestructible, but they're surprisingly durable for as light as they are. Plus, they're like $10.

    Up a step is probably something like the SNK80x which can often be had for $50. In addition to being mechanical, these have the added cool factor of a display back.
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  16. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I don't have that problem, although I will be co-habitating in a new place with the GF soon enough. I mentioned that we need another gun safe to fit a particular area in the garage, and then more guns to fill it. I got a look.

    S.C.
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    Thread drift alert. Do you remember Kirkmoon? Did he ever live here in Phoenix? I was at Little Miss BBQ for lunch and saw his avatar on a t-shirt.
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    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Don't do it man!
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    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    I think I'm leaning toward a bertucci field watch. Not sure though.

    I remember citizen making a ladies diver that was pretty unisex looking. Can't find them now though....grrrr.
  20. dlrides

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    A popular Albert Einstein quote comes to mind ....................................................................

    :fpalm