Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    It seems as I have become one with watches. I'd have been happy if they could given the manufacturer of the movement. :lol3
  2. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood Super Supporter

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    According to Shinola's website, it's a Sellita SW200, which is something they purchase probably for $100 (I can find it on ebay for $150 - $165). I really want to like the shinola automatics (Codewife and I each have a quartz Shinola, her's is her default timepiece) but they're just too spendy. For $1100 or so, I expect a chronometer grade 3 hander.
  3. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    Agreed. At that price point you're well into a Weiss field watch. The fit and finish on the lies so much better than the Shinola.
  4. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    I so badly want a Weiss.
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  5. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    This is where I am with spinnaker. I like a lot of Their designs. However, for the price and the movement....for a fee hundred more gets a much better watch. Instead of paying sellita movement, I would much rather pay half that for the nh35. However, then no sapphire. grrrr
  6. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    As someone who just disassembled an nh35 and a sellita sw200, there is no comparison. The fit and finish of the sellita is miles ahead of the Seiko powerplant. But this isn't surprising. Sellita retails for nearly 5x that of the Seiko. That said, they both do the same thing. But so could be said of quartz vs mechanical.

    It's kinda like euro vs Japanese bikes. :dunno
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  7. Venteuri

    Venteuri I don't give a shit

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    finally. I pull the trigger! I’m in love.
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  8. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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  9. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood Super Supporter

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    IWC is on my lust list, too
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  10. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    I’ve had my 42mm Weiss for a little over a year now, and it has been a very good EDW. Wears well, satisfying winding feel, accuracy within specifications, and seems very robust. I’ve ridden the Continental Divide, welded, used hammer drills, etc., without any mentionable scratches.

    IMO, Weiss needs a few items to take them to the next level, but considering they are only one of two in-house movement makers in the USA, I’m completely satisfied !

    Needs :

    AR coating inside crystal
    Screw down crown
    Applied & lumed hour markers




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  11. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    I understand that. Just saying, for What They are asking to step up to that movement. One could do alot better with very little more money. It just takes the value away from that watch. Where if it had the 35 with sapphire it would have better value in a 35 movement cost range.
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  12. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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  13. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I don't know. They're probably pretty saggy at her age. Money well spent. :D

    S.C.
  14. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    Heading out for the AUSA conference today with the Cricket.
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  15. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    I'd like some more pics of that sexy beast.

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  16. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    Mmmm. I'm liking this brand of watches. I find the 100133.211M to be a fine looking watch.

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  17. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    Well, if you insist. I started out collecting in the vintage sector. Vulcain quickly became one of my favorite brands. This is my only modern Cricket, and it has been my favorite watch since adding it to the collection in 2015. Mechanical alarms are just a fascinating and useful complication. One can't wear a Cricket into a watch store without the staff asking to hear the alarm.
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  18. k7

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

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    Is that the one you scored on Amazon for some absurdly low price?
  19. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Hold on.........what?
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    k7 Almost retired....tick..tick..tick..

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    Found it...it was a Eterna Pulsometer. He described the score here: