Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. nfranco

    nfranco over macho grande?

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    Well crap, a modern Breitling I like. Didn't think that would happen.
    A 765 AVI is on my grail list.
    At half the price this could scratch that itch nicely.
  2. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood Super Supporter

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    @Buckee here you go!

    Here are some videos of the Valjoux movement in the Hanhart Pioneer Valjoux. It's a slower beat rate, which is kind of cool, too. Sorry for the lack of rotation, whenever I try to rotate the videos, VLC borks it up.

    Movement moving:



    Super slow-mo!



    Working the chronograph, Start, Flyback, Stop, Reset



    Here are the un-processed higher res files

    - https://codewheeney.smugmug.com/Other/Test-gallery/i-tdjxWV2

    - https://codewheeney.smugmug.com/Other/Test-gallery/i-KNJfnsH

    - https://codewheeney.smugmug.com/Other/Test-gallery/i-FqT63Dx

    Here's a link to info about the Valjoux 23 - https://reference.grail-watch.com/movement/valjoux-23/
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  3. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider Supporter

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    Beautiful watch, congrats!

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  4. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Well, ended up buying the kids a couple of bertucci field watches and also let them pick out a couple extra Zulu straps. We'll see what they look like when they come in. Might pick up a couple for myself. Either way, they should work for a 7 and 9 year old.
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  5. k7

    k7 Almost retired....tick..tick..tick..

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    Your kids are going to be so excited! Oh...for teaching them to tell time:

  6. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Almost bought them a couple of spinnakers. Didn't know how well they would hold up to my kids though.. .lol.
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  7. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood Super Supporter

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    it's been quiet here. How about another view of a mechanical chrono? I emailed Watchbuys/Hanhart, they don't actually know when the movements in these watches were made, so sometime between 1916 and 1976.

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  8. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    That's beautiful.


    So, I was all psyched up to maybe grab something off the Anthony Bourdain auction going on. There were a few watches, one a Monaco I would have loved to have. I registered and all that shit, and got on the site first thing when the auction opened the other day. The watch prices all went through the roof in no time at all. Just about every other thing is also being bid up to stupid high prices.

    A fucking Zippo lighter is up to $950.

    Anyone interested can see what's out there at this link:
    https://bid.igavelauctions.com/AuctionHelp.taf?page=1&sort=1&keyword=ab1a&days=10&st=1&s=N

    S.C.
  9. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    The Patek is still reasonable.

    Honestly, the minute you say auction, the opportunity for deals is lost. I follow a lot of auctions, and most watch collectors do too. So rarely are there deals to be had. Throw a celebrity name in it and the prices get crazy. What shocks me the most is the Rolex OP and the Panerai. Both are almost double market value with days left. Yet the Patek, a true dress watch, remains reasonable.
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  10. duc

    duc Long timer

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    Every time I wear this watch I like it more than the last time.

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  11. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    The Ball appears to be a CM2192C-P3-BK, and it isn't off the charts yet, and I wonder why. It's not a watch I was after, but I do find it curious that it's still $1,700. Add in the buyer's fee and you are over $2K.

    S.C.
  12. Nailhead

    Nailhead Inclusion Rider

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    Anyone else hear about the lady who bought a couch at a thrift store & found a Rolex Daytona Paul Newman in it?
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  13. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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  14. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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  15. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Well, the kids' watches came on yesterday. just got around to looking at them. Honestly, for the price, pretty impressive for what they are. The Zulu are equally if not more so. Only thing that would make it better would be sapphire a crystal. Which would obviously drive up the price. For a $55 beater watch that isn't a Seiko, pretty nice. kinda wore out on Seiko right now. They are going to be too big for the kids, but I didn't have much choice. Went with the 40mm instead of the 30mm. Just for the sake of ease of time telling. I don't want them to be discouraged by staring at a tiny dial for 5 minutes and then giving up. Anywho, going to order one for myself and my wife also expresses interest in one for herself. might get a square case model aswell.....who knows.
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  16. k7

    k7 Almost retired....tick..tick..tick..

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    How did the kids like them?
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    ebbanflood Riff Raff Supporter

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    Wow, Erika's has a lot more options but it comes with a significant price increase.
  18. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    They are birthday presents, so th at haven't seen them yet. I'm sure they will like them though. I will update with pics, when they receive them.
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  19. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    I heard Shinola was making an automatic watch now. I passed by the Shinola store in Tyson's Corner today, so I had to walk in and take a look. I was woefully unimpressed. Fit and finish were unimpressive. The best they could tell me about the movement was that it was Swiss. A peephole of an exhibition caseback couldn't even disclose what was under there. Total time in store was 5 minutes...and I'll never get that time back.
  20. k7

    k7 Almost retired....tick..tick..tick..

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    Snob.











    :lol3
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