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Watches : whats on your wrist?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by clipse, Apr 30, 2004.

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  1. MrTuffPaws

    MrTuffPaws Member

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    A Seiko Automatic.

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  2. col_tapiocca

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    I hate japanese watches. They are junk!
    I prefer Swiss mechanical watches. An Omega Speedmaster and an Oris are call my own.
     
  3. Slvr Surfr

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    Some of mine.....

    I ain't no professional photographer but here are some of my watches with my other hobby.

    Rolex Submariner
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    Panerai 202/A
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    Work Watch - Luminox 3007 (Best Bang for buck)
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  4. Creature

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    That is a very narrow-minded statement...the japanese watch industry is probably more advanced than any other in the world right now.

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  5. acousticmood

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    That is a very narrow-minded statement...the japanese watch industry is probably more advanced than any other in the world right now.

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    Your probably right - its just that there is nothing quite like an eta swiss movement (esp. mechanical) - its just an intangible. People will pay more for one of these mechanical watches and the thing is they don't keep anywhere near as accurate time as a cheap quartz watch. Its clearly man-jewelry. My Tag Carrera is mechanical, my Brietling is not - I wish I'd waited untill I could afford a mechanical Brietling.
     
  6. Richard.Howe

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    You're right -- it's kind of a wierd, intangible, impossible-to-defend dichotomy between the japanese and the swiss alternatives. I have a Rolex Datejust, a GMT-Master II, and an Omega Planet Ocean Professional. But, often as not, I find myself putting on the Casio G-Shock MTG-910DA just as much as any of the others. Vive la difference, I guess... :)
     
  7. Novus Collectus

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    Invicta Daytona 9224
    Only valuable watch I have ever owned in my life so far.
     
  8. Creature

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    The Seiko "Spring Drive" is a mechanical movement that is as advanced and innovative as you will find right now.

    The spring drive movement is the culmination of almost 28 years of design and research. The engineer and designer, Yoshikazu Akahane, has given the quartz movement a run for the money with his mechanical design that no other mechanical design could even come close to matching.

    The spring drive is based on circular motion rather than the traditional back and forth design that most automatic watches rely upon.

    For a quick history and interesting read on the Seiko Spring Drive, go here:
    http://www.timezone.com/library/tmachine/200508225148
     
  9. Highland Ranger

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    Its true, you don't buy an automatic watch for accuracy.

    My Santos (Cartier quartz)is accurate to a second a month. With daylight savings time, you reset it twice a year and leave it at that.

    Swiss certified movements I believe are +6/-2 seconds per day. So yes, once a month or for those times when its off my wrist for more than 2 days and runs down, it needs to be reset.

    But the Rolex doesn't need a trip every 1.5 years for a battery change and cleaning. Recommended interval for a cleaning is 5 years and many have their watches 20 years and they run accurately without service.

    So it all depends on what you are buying, instrument or work of art. Souless electronics or heart of gears . . . . .
     
  10. Zonamo

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    After 20 years of service, I replaced my old BelAir Diver's watch with a new one in Titanium.

    Just as reliable but quite a bit lighter.

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  11. MartinBrody

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    Omega Seamaster Professional. These seem to be popular among the firearms community, it has appeared more than once in this thread, and a few weeks ago in the gun shop another happy shopper had a slightly older model.

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  12. gyp_c2

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    hmmm...

    ...nice one, love the band...
     
  13. Maximum1

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    I don't wear a watch (or other jewry for that matter) EXCEPT if I'm going out on the town.....
     
  14. fletcher

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    +1. When my last watch battery died, I had already begun to carry a cell phone all the time, and just never bothered wearing it again.
     
  15. Kimber1911_06238

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    A Lumi-nox with a stainless steel band. Excellent watch, waterproof to 300 m (like I'll ever go that deep). The luminescent hour marks and on the hour and minute hands glow incredibly bright and are easy to read no matter how dark.....great for hunting.
     
  16. Creature

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    Seiko Automatic SNK809. Extremely good value for not a lot of money.
     

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  17. dust_101

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    Timex Automatic - simple, effective, and it looks like a big damn watch on my big damn arm. :D

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  18. TennVOL

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    Rolex GMT Master II
     
  19. Elm Creek Smith

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    1905 Waltham lever set, 17 jewels, "Sidewinder"

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  20. BamBam-31

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    No watch. No jewelry. Can't stand wearing either. Did wear a chain for a while, but only cuz my Grandma gave it to my mom, who then gave it to me. Took that off when my two-year-old started yanking on it.

    Bought my dad a nice Omega before he passed. It's still sitting in a drawer somewhere....
     
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