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a06e8c  No.57[Reply]

This place is pretty barren, we need some optics.Ideas for who/what picture to send go here.

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a06e8c  No.431

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Fug, the ravenposter won. Hamilton Khakis, anybody?

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29d931  No.56[Reply]

Post board ideas, flags, banners, rules complaints/suggestions, etc., here


0. All global rules apply. No pedo, etc.

1. The Seiko 5 is the best automatic watch of all time

2. Spoiler anything NSFW, including gore

3. Don't be a faggot. This includes namefagging when you don't need to, or otherwise being intentionally disruptive

That's just about it I guess. If some thread gets real bad with offtopic autistic shit-flinging it may be anchored, but won't be locked. If the BO needs to be contacted for whatever reason you can post it here.

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7e309a  No.6[Reply]

> Used watch guide:

https://pastebin.com/f44aJKy2 (embed)

> Strap guide:

http://pastebin.com/SwRysprE (embed)

> watch essentials 102:

http://pastebin.com/Rc77hhXV (embed)

NOTE: Advice on PVD coatings in the above is innacurate–PVD is a general term for a process, and only the cheaper applications will flake off. If you buy a higher-end watch expect higher-end PVD.

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036dbb  No.29[Reply]

Post 'em. Pic is my first serious watch, even if it is a Quartz movement. Once I've got some shekels put away I'll be grabbing a nice Hamilton.

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cc3585  No.286


>what makes the tapered comfier?

For me at least, is when the wearer bend or move their wrist around. Tapered tends to not get in the way at the buckle end. With straight or untapered, I have had occasions where the buckle or clasps can start to touch or worst, digging into to the palm when the wrist bends inwards even slightly. While all the ettiquette and guide on how to wear a watch correctly states that a wristwatch should be worn above the wrist bone nub. In practice shit happens and so does sweat humidity and gravity or force.

By the way I did try the method outlined in >>211, and maybe it's my ingrained force of habit but I personally did not find it easier to put the watch on or off. The signed buckle thing as an ettiquette, I think it may have been true during an era when having a wristwatch at all was considered a not so small luxury. But I think these days, most people don't even pay attention. Unless it's some iced out ROOOWLEKS or such.

5f5249  No.287


I suppose that makes sense, I never really noticed because I wear my watches higher up on the wrist, and lock them down real tight to make sure they don't move.

0f584a  No.428

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My Omega on a hike

092fe7  No.429


That's a neat OHMEEEGAAH.

72f3d8  No.430



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50eaf1  No.201[Reply]

A thread to discuss smart watches. While I'm personally not in the market for one right now, and I think it still has ways to go to really mature. It does have a yuge potential and it is part of horology. Anything you want to see more of in smart watches, less of, thoughts opinions reviews?

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6c210b  No.214

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Hmmm, what about the Tissot T-Touch series? They're not quite at smartwatch levels of complexity, but they've made some steps in bridging the gap between aesthetic watch and functional wearable tech. We might see several iterative models from both sides–smartwatches becoming more "watch-like" and some quartz analogs becoming techier.

50eaf1  No.215


>Hmmm, what about the Tissot T-Touch series?

Good point, iirc Les Stroud wore or wears one.


Heh, I was going to mention I was thinking of something else similar from Breitling, the Breitling emergency and Bear "stranded in a mall for 40 minutes? time to drink my own urine!" Grylls supposedly wore one. Not a knock against the Breitling just thought it was funny that Bear wears it.

But celebrities and tv personalities aside. I think the T-Touch has a good mind when they chose what functions to include and leave out. That seems to be one of the bigger growing pains most smartwatch brands are going through. Cramming all types of appz and complications are not necessarily the way to go, imo.

6c210b  No.216


>Les Stroud

Now that's an endorsement if I've ever heard one. Only reality star that wasn't complete trash.

2678db  No.422


Heh, I was going to mention I was thinking of something else similar from Breitling, the Breitling emergency and Bear "stranded in a mall for 40 minutes? time to drink my own urine!"

Bear (Just me alone in the wilderness with my fifteen-man crew and camera man who has to follow me everywhere lugging cameras, lenses, batteries, and gear, but I'm the tough macho hero who still has fond memories of my time with little boys in Afghanistatn hero) Grylls?

4d551b  No.423


Bear "His gerber licensed knives are shit, not TeH Shit but shit built fit only to butter day old bread not for actual camping or survival use" Grylls, yeah.

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c9590a  No.397[Reply]

My watch is actually an ipod nano 6, it was originally intended to be usable as a watch but was sold without a watch strap. It has, in addition to being an mp3 player, an option to display a clock face with hands, it has a radio and can store and display pics like for music albums out of the box by default. I got a black silicon watch strap for it in 2012, which makes it look more like a smart watch.

What's most interesting about the ipod nano 6 is that it has a color lcd, which is possible to hack like shown in these vids;

Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TedIzmguP0

Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIR1Bw8T_vM

Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYadGWR3Xuo

Part 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPzeEw3zVwQ

Part 5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gvO8-bGMpI


The screen lits up brightly for a bout 10-15 seconds by default when the main button is pressed so it can also work as an emergency flash light. The battery is charged via an usb cable.

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ab3ca3  No.410

I likely would not buy any watch priced at $45,000 but if I had to, it'd be pic rel.

triple dubya dot ablogtowatch dot com/hyt-h1-hydro-mechanical-watch/

ab3ca3  No.411

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pic rel not attached just fuck my pic up

3446c0  No.412




>article says price isn't "uber crazy"

07bbe2  No.413

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>article says price isn't "uber crazy"

it's a bit crazy, but I guess according to them it's not uber level crazy, granted it is a fairly unique mechanism but it's still within the crazy tier price even with the qualifier.

pic not rel

c9590a  No.420

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e08ca7  No.355[Reply]

It's nearly Christmas and the start of New Year of 2019 phuckers and you all know what that means!

The 2018 round up and rating of the best watches from Archiebald Pluto!

I still stand by my earlier downgrade rating for Seiko, and Citizen especially for their divers. PHUCK ME DEAD IN PATTAYA PHUCKERS, there is absolutely now fucking way anyone should hand over more than 400 let alone 300 dollars for many of their new ISO divers and you don't even get sapphire at that price, only hardlex!!?! I can get so many flowers for my phucket "girl"friends for that kind of cash, I mean fuck me dead what are these japs thinking!

And don't think for one second I am letting Casio off the hook either. The f91w, their osama obama flagship that I am seeing a lot more variants of at this time in the unwashed masses department store such as walmart. I think Casio is cashing in on their meme status but I would advise all you phuckers to not buy it at 20 dollars. They are okay for 10-15, but not at their currently inflated prices of 20-25$! There is another alternative that I would point at and can be had online for around the same price but offering so much more. The Casio W800H-1AV, do not pay full retail price phuckers, I've seen this bad boy going for 30$ at brick and mortars however I think the online price of 19-20 is much more sane, if you are willing to wait for delivery. The casio cunt is the second pic shown.

Now for the brands I consider still okay to good value with some caveats and realistic expectations.

-Citizen Eco drives. The non ISO divers can still be had for very reasonable shekels, NEVER pay full retail asking price you silly phucking goys. I was reading the hang tags of one recently acquired SAPPHIRE PHUCKERS ecodrive and the full retail was 439$, what a load of bullshit phuckers that model is very good but not 400$ good! I bought it online for at least half that including (((Taxes))). But their newer lines are going overboard with the chronograph, same syphilitic affliction shared by their rival, Seiko. Phuck me ded with a limp boipussy it's fucking ridiculous, just slapping on an overly busy chronograph dials is NOT LUXURY!

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fb3597  No.414


Probably you live in a poor area. The Costco near me usually carries JLC, Rolex, and Cartier watches.

8092a5  No.415


>Probably you live in a poor area.

Without doxxing myself, my immediate area is what's euphimistically called, eclectic working area full of heh, urban vibrancy.

>The Costco near me usually carries JLC, Rolex, and Cartier watches.

At one point in time that partcular location did have JLC, though i'm surprised costco would have rolexes especially with the current artificial scarcity unless you're just tickling my balls. At the moment I only see Oris, Movado and some yugely over inflated priced fashion brands cracking or nearing the thousand dollarydoos mark at that location. Maybe if I go to the nicer branches.

fb3597  No.416


Heading to costco tomorrow, will take a picture of some rolex there if they still have them in stock.

ee3fe1  No.417




Why not order online?

82c4ff  No.418


Nearly all the watches in my collection, that is I've chosen and bought myself is via online. Exception are 2 pieces, one a work beater casio and the other a Seiko quartz diver which I had my eye on.

I'd say 95%+ of the time I look online first, but it's still sometimes interesting to window shop lookyloo in 3DPD.

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46493c  No.259[Reply]

>The correct orientation for the buckle of a strapped watch is hanging from the '6-Oclock' or 'lower' lugs . 99% of makers incorrectly position the buckle at the '12-Oclock' lugs so when worn, the 'tag' end protrudes towards the "audience" . This is as rude as showing someone the sole of your shoe, and is incorrect form for strap watches in addition to actually contributing to tag- end snagging on all manner of impediments. Furthermore, when positioned with the buckle trailing the '6-Oclock' (as shown) the buckle is properly 'presented' to the admiring audience as the wearer twists his wrist to read the time, and if present, a signed buckle is diplayed for all to see, as a measure of prideful branding.

>I wear ALL my strapped watches, other than deployment buckled ones this way. How or why on earth so many makers mount the buckles on the wrong end is beyond me.

Thoughts on this? It makes sense to me, and after trying it, it seems easier to get the strap on and off as well.

Also, whats' the deal with people wearing watches with the face on the inside of their wrist? Seems odd to me, if it's for convenience I don't see how it makes things easier. I suppose it makes teh face less likely to scratch if you bump into things, but for those of us with desk jobs the result is the opposite.

b512da  No.261

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>whats' the deal with

Well Jerry,

>people wearing watches with the face on the inside of their wrist? Seems odd to me, if it's for convenience I don't see how it makes things easier.

Depends on the person's habit I guess, some do the spiderman or asscreed thing with their watch because that's how they glance at their watch. Don't ask me why they do that, I'm not one of those types of phaggots. :^)

>I suppose it makes teh face less likely to scratch if you bump into things, but for those of us with desk jobs the result is the opposite.

This one I would say is a bit situational. If on a deskjob sure the traditional way ie watchface is oriented like the bottom of OP pic you'd probably get less scratches, with the buckle or the band getting the brunt of desk diving. For everything else it really depends, I've worked with some machinery where wearing it the other way or even on the opposite hand would keep the watch more protected.

>inb4 why not just take off the watch then

I have seen people do that when doing thing like oil changes etc. But for me I kinda need a watch on me not just for sentimental or fetish reasons, but for practical as well.

I fucking know you took a 40 minutes lunch break instead of the alloted 30 minutes, Pardeep, bad curry making you ill my ass. I am fucking watching you like a hawk tomorrow.

4f78c7  No.290

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Ive only seen professional drivers, like cab drivers or chauffeurs wearing watches backwards.

1fb80a  No.396


armed forces tend to do it was well for various reasons

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41c054  No.268[Reply]

Whats your current grail and why? Have you ever acquired a previously sought-after grail piece?

Pic related is my current grail. Its simple and has a very useful (for me) complication. I can afford it, but the hard part is finding a dealer who is selling it! They are sold out everywhere and I don't want to buy on the grey market.

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736f3d  No.380

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>The Casio Pathfinder has (or had) a solar panel and a backlight, the kind that stays on for a few seconds after the button is pressed then switches off. If the solar panel detected no light, the backlight would automatically activate with a rotation of the wrist.

IIRC some of the GShock models had that as well. Granted I have not tried it in person but the reviews for the G-shock version at least, was a bit mixed. Some liked that activation method some didn't and a few had technical problems with it.

But it all circles back to the current market of digital? oh then you must want a lot of features packed in it then right here ya go, at the moment I can't find a simple, digital hour minute seconds day date that isn't aliexpress tier. The closest are the chink clones of fitbits.

I dunno mang, for all I know I could be chasing a unicorn. Superluminova lume is good, but needs charging and unless it's applied thickly and bigly ie diver grade it thick, it can vary to meh to subpar. Tritium needs no charging but it will decay to unusable level. Electroluminescence is good, but it's tied to the battery life. There may or may not be some way that hasn't been combined maybe E-Paper with LED backlighting or something but that gets into the "no company is interested in doing that unless there is a huge demand" chicken and egg problem again.

Heh, unless I come up with a hefty sum of monies and go to some chinese clone watch factory and tell them to make what I want a reality or something.

On a sidenote a few weeks ago I realized that most of my current collection and a few future grail, all have their roots in watches I used to have as a kid. Pic not related, I didn't have that LED watch.

80a5de  No.381


>Tritium needs no charging but it will decay to unusable level.

Over a long-ass time, though. It takes 12 years to lose 50% of its intensity, and it's light enough to be usable for a good three years after that. And I believe the companies that offer lifetime warranties on their watches include tritium lamp replacement as part of the warranty. It's not perfect, but it's probably the closest you can get without throwing a bunch of money at a boutique company to make a custom order for you.

893ce7  No.384

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>It's not perfect, but it's probably the closest you can get without throwing a bunch of money at a boutique company to make a custom order for you.

Probably is, I did window shop at one tritium watch brand site. And promptly got distracted by their other non tritium lines. MWC. I was very, very, very. Very tempted at getting a couple of specimens that caught my eye but I already spent my budget for watch purchases in 2018-2019. But very tempted indeed. Especially that quartz with a sweep second hand.

20debd  No.388

Invidious embed. Click thumbnail to play.


Long Island Watch will be ordering custom orders soon, you might be able to put together your grail (or maybe that Casio Duro with plastic crystal)

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6fc0f3  No.389

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> ordering custom orders soon

<big if tru-

Kidding, holy shit that's pretty big news for LIW.

>or maybe that Casio Duro with plastic crystal)

I have gotten bad enough with watchitis that I would seriously consider going with sapphire, considering most of the price of customizing it afaik is in the labor and experience involved, the cost of sapphire is a small component in customizing it. But I'm happy with it for now as is.

Back to LIW announcement of custom orders, when he mentioned the Ray with sapphire, that definitely got my attention and possible interest. I wonder how exactly he is doing these custom orders, is it a 3rd party custom shop (iirc that is what he did with some of the sapphire 007 mods) or is he getting it customized directly from the manufacturers. Because as big as the former is, it'd be fucking huge if it's the latter. Especially with something like Seiko since it's usually very unheard of them doing anything like that. Doubly so if it's an ISO rated piece.

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bd152b  No.346[Reply]

need help identifying this watch. any one have any clues?

e69928  No.347


It's a Winton, which is a long-dead company so you've got yourself a nifty antique. You should probably take it to an antique shop if you want more specifics on what model it is and all that.

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7b43a5  No.141[Reply]

Any good documentaries on watchmaking throughout the years? Both the field in general and particular, notable brands. Good automatics are mechanical works of art and you can't really appreciate them without knowing some of the context behind them.

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18728e  No.149


Not a documentary but a slim hardcover book I used to have, from Rolex. It was surprisingly not a pamphlet screaming ROLEX BYEATCH BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT every other sentence, but a fairly good intro 101 to basic horological history, starting from ancient methods such as a sundial and obviously ending with a Oyster perpetual. I don't know if I still have that book unfortunately or if it was donated\given away. IIRC the printing date was maybe 1960 to early 70's or so.

18728e  No.150

And a bit of a slight tangent, but there was also a series called "Connections", that had a brief section on the link between armorsmiths, spring steel, clockmakers, and leading to the marine chronometer prize.

7b43a5  No.151


You know, I think my Tissot came with something similar. I didn't open it up because like you said, I thought it would be a long-running ad, but I'll check it out and let y'all know what it's like.

7b43a5  No.196

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Doesn't speak too much about general horology, but flipping through it this book is actually a decent glimpse into Tissot's history.

e75eab  No.345

Invidious embed. Click thumbnail to play.

Not mechanical but still important for the historical sense.

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efa255  No.157[Reply]

Have shekels and not sure how to make them go away? Ask for advice here. Try to have some or all of the following sorted out beforehand:


>movement preference

>occasion (dress, field/military, dive, EDC, etc.)

>desired function, if any

>any other preferences (e.g. no jap movements, dial color, etc.)

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1663fd  No.338


>Still don't know why they didn't go with acrylic for the crystal, it's both cheaper and mre expedient.

A 10y lithium battery because god knows it's case size can likely accomodate it, and an acrylic instead of mineral would make it THE budget sports quartz non iso but still diver enough, motherfucking King of it's class and possibly a few levels above it. It's honestly that good.

I'm not sure why Casio didn't go with acrylic either, maybe it's a false perception of "downgrading", when in reality acrylic done right, could be a functional upgrade.

On a slight detour, I got the Corso sapphire bracelet sized at a jeweler\watch shop I go to. While waiting around I saw they had what appears to be a used\trade in\knicknack pawn cabinet. A few things popped out among the ho hum quartz dress watches.

>a seiko5, 95$

Honestly not a great price for a used Seiko5 that is not a Seiko5-Sports especially in today's world of online shopping. For about the same price or 10-15$ more, a brand new one can be had.

>quartz invicta "diver" on a silicone strap that is not hugely gaudy, not sure if it's from their older pro diver line, 80$

This one is just a rip off imo, especially when something like the Duro is available for cheaper and is much more proven.

>tissot seastar quartz, white dial with what appears to be a slight hairline cracks in them, 100 dollarydoos

That one was actually intriguing to me for some reason. I still kept a stranglehold on my shekels but it did intrigued me for a moment or two.

The shop also had a few Seiko Pray-sah-Gays at 750$, absolute full goy retail price and a some newer line seiko5 sporty faux divers. And some Prospex divers with the price not shown, which means you know it's fullgoy X 2 retail jackedup prices.

>then why do you go to them

Meh, they're the few watch shops I know that won't gouge figuratively or liPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

efa255  No.341



An unsung hero, if you ask me. They might not have be on the cutting edge, but they have a wide, varied selection, and very few 'bad' designs in my opinion. They're competitively priced, too. I get the appeal for cheap autos from glorious Nippon, but I'm honestly surprised I haven't seen more people shilling for Tissot, or its younger brother Hamilton. Maybe it's just the Swissboo in me.

165da7  No.342


>shilling for Tissot,

iirc there is a watchnerd jootube eceleb that does recommend looking at tissots more affordable lines vs the comparatively overpriced and poor value of shitty department store\shitty fashion brands ie the mick kohrs and daniel wellingtons etc.

>or its younger brother Hamilton

Hamilton imo is slightly more expensive in the mid range somewhat. One of their field watch catches my eye but I'd likely get the seiko5 lookalikes, tho even that jap lookalike is getting a bit overpriced to me.

efa255  No.343


>Hamilton imo is slightly more expensive in the mid range somewhat.

Are they? Last time I looked they seemed to be ~50-100 dollars cheaper than Tissot equivalents, maybe that was just the models at which I looked.

c64da6  No.344

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>maybe that was just the models at which I looked.

I'm looking at their khaki lines which starts at around 400$, at least official retail listing. Online market I've seen it maybe as low as 290-300 which is not bad but obviously not Timex level cheap. The similar looking seiko5 sports military-esque has been going up in price as well, at the time of this writing it's 120$ USD in a certain giant online retailer. That's actually still alright pricing considering everything else, but Iirc they used to be at least 10-20 dollarydoos less.

And I'm using the general non watchnerd price tolerance, 400$ might be considered midrange to higher end of entry level "timepiece" to watchnerds. But what I find is for most people 1-2-3 hundy is the max limit they'd spend for a nice watch or their grail.

tbh they may not be completely wrong either at least imo.

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443d31  No.298[Reply]

What are some uncomfortable truths about watches that you have only gained knowledge of through experience?

I'll start.

Panerai watches are way more comfortable on the wrist than Patek, even though they are a fraction of the price.

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0c163d  No.325


Very true, as after all watches are jewelry. Practically speaking, you only need around three:

>formal dress watch

>casual watch for EDC

>casual watch for sport/dive watch

Not saying you're forbidden from having more than that, but after that you're hard pressed to justify your new buys from a practicality standpoint.

ee3a96  No.326

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>Practically speaking, you only need around three:

>>formal dress watch

>>casual watch for EDC

>>casual watch for sport/dive watch

>Not saying you're forbidden from having more than that, but after that you're hard pressed to justify your new buys from a practicality standpoint.

My categories are shaping up to be somewhat similar to what you listed. That said, I can still fall into the trap of making multiple categories of 3s that can wind up overlapping and defeating the purpose of paring down to the essentials. So to cut to the chase, ultimately if I want to go with and even more brutally simple option, it would be a 2 watch collection done like the following.

>a beater watch

>a nice \ grail watch

<if someone must have a third, this slot would be a wild card of their choice or a safe queen

Note that there is nothing preventing all 2 or 3 watches to be exactly the same model. eg: If Seiko made a new affordably priced Monster but with a solar module and fitted with sapphire crystal, I can see myself being very, very tempted getting all 2 or 3 as my collection.Perhaps just 2 of them, if they have it in their classic Orange and Black models, then the beater will probably a casio or a vostok. Pic not exactly same but similar ballpark.

Jesus, there are moments when I wish I never picked up watches as more than just a utilitarian thing.

ee3a96  No.327

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What the fuck, that's not the pic I wanted to add.

0640c7  No.331


That's also a good way of looking at it. I personally would consider a grail watch outside of any kind of "practical" considerations, because it's by definition not a practical choice, and would exist outside of this kind of limitation.

For instance, my grail watch would be a nice looking perpetual calendar, possibly with retrograde motion—something that is both beautiful, and represents the pinnacle of what a skilled watchmaker can achieve. This wouldn't be a good dress watch, because perpetual calendars are far too busy, and it wouldn't be a good beater watch, because it's not durable and outrageously expensive.

ee3a96  No.332


>That's also a good way of looking at it. I personally would consider a grail watch outside of any kind of "practical" considerations, because it's by definition not a practical choice, and would exist outside of this kind of limitation.

I thought about the minute differences if any, between a grail, and a safe queen. And in the end I think it's nearly the same when it reaches the bottom line at least for myself.

For example, I've acquired what was a relatively modest and more easily available pieces that was a grail to me, but still wearable in most practical cases. Definitely sub thousand buckaroos. However, at the moment they are no longer manufactured and have become somewhat difficult and pricier to obtain. Not that I would sell any of them, just saying that one specimen I saw listed as New In Box was listed for at least triple the price I acquired it, and another has doubled.

This is not a humble brag, this is a godfuckingdamn lamentation. Whereas before I was much more comfortable in wearing them, now I often have second thoughts about wearing them in case of damage since they are now much, much harder to replace.

That rant aside, yeah I agree in general that grails are often outside most practical consideration. Despite the glamorous and adventurous image of say James Cameron wearing a Sea Dweller while he's filming on the deep blue oceans, most people with a minimum of common sense will not wear a very expensive timepiece while doing something that can damage said piece. If the beertalk is true, even the real working deep divers don't wear that rollie, at least not at work. The rolex is for picking up poon at the bar, for work it's G-Shocks that are treated as disposable back ups to their dive computers.

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b89162  No.279[Reply]

As the title says. Discuss Every Day Carry stuff in general, share your tips and tricks and observations. You don't have to post your actual stuff of course, inb4 datamining etc.

So, here is my general rule of thumb. I think EDCs should be tailored to you and your own situations and settings, there is no single perfect universal EDC. IMO even within an EDC there could be full, medium, and micro sized kits. I think a person can build off whatever few most common items used on their daily scenarios instead of packing things that are not applicable to their situation just because some EDC nerds says it's a must. Looking like Batman or a comic book character from the 90s with pouches galore, usually means it's decluttering time. Having it streamlined and not sticking out, snagging on anything is pretty much a requirement if you move around.

Here is my current work EDC kit, all fits in a combination of jeans pocket and attached to belt.

-Work specific hand tool, a specialized type of pliers in a leather holster.

-More general EDC kit but tailored to my current job. Carried in a tool pouch from HDepot: box cutter knife, extra blade replacement pack for said knife, a multitool, a Bic Cristal ballpoint pen, a single AA LED flashlight, 60 lumens single mode, hearing protection ear foam plugs.

-Cell phone wallet keys.

-Vostok Amphibia watch.

-Work gloves at back pocket.

I could fit more into a bigger tool pouch I have, at the cost of having a slightly bulkier pouch that sticks out. After moving and using it around for a few days, I decided I'd rather stick with the smaller tool pouch and use the bigger one for something else. Maybe a non work related EDC kit.

Also. That bic cristal is so far one of the better pen I've used, other bics models recently seems to be leakers. I have not had a leaker yet with that pack of Cristal ballpoint.

The 2 most commonly used items for me right nowaside from my work specific pliers, are the pen and the knife.

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Alright, here's mine:

-Vostok Amphibia: it's on a mesh bracelet, so it looks fine with any kind of casual wear. I would honestly prefer my Aviator, but it's on a brown strap and I usually wear black shoes and black belt.

-I don't really do work that necessitates specific tools, so I just carry one knife/multitool, which is my Swiss Champ. Nice jack-of-all-trades that has anything I might ever want, including a little pen.

-phone, wallet, keys

-Sig Sauer P226 once I get my CPL.

b89162  No.284


> on a mesh bracelet,

I usually prefer a solid link bracelet or rubber\silicone band, but after getting a steel mesh bracelet recently, I'm quite liking the mesh option.

> so I just carry one knife/multitool, which is my Swiss Champ.

Yeah that's a versatile choice. After talking to some friends who works more in an office setting, some of the people are not always accustomed to knives in general and can semi freak out if they ever see Ohmagerd why do you have a knife?!, but they usually aren't startled to see a Swiss Army knife. Though they might annoy you because now you're their go to knife and tool guy or the office McGyver.

>-Sig Sauer P226 once I get my CPL.

I'm jelly tbh. Let's just say where I'm at right now is politically speaking not far from commiefornia so any carry funz are by and large, non existent for "pleb civies". And no I can't just up and move to a better funz friendly place at the moment.

Anyways, currently mulling over what to do with the larger tool pouch I have, whether to make a more generalized, not work specific EDC which includes first aid kit stuff, like band aids and hand sanitizer gel.

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5cfe5c  No.96[Reply]

Hard mode: No kraut or jap ones either.

The only major brands I know of are the Russian brands under the Volmax group (Sturmanskie, Aviator, Poljot, Buran (now Swiss-produced)), the also Russian Vostok, and the Lithuanian Vostok-Europe, which uses nipponese movements in most of its pieces these days. Any other notable ones out there?

Personally, of the Russian watches I'm a fan of the Sturmanskie A E S T H E T I C. Aviator isn't bad but it seems like most of the stuff available from them in the US uses quartz movements, although there are a couple nifty exceptions. The Vostok Amphibia also deserves an honorable mention whenever Russian watches rear their heads.

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5cfe5c  No.234


>might be the way that watchmakers and watch making in the traditional sense and meaning is not exactly a growing field.

…but why make a mechanical at all then? If you want cheap and disposable just use quartz, why bother with an auto?

2b86fc  No.236


>If you want cheap and disposable just use quartz, why bother with an auto?

From a fashion cycle angle, it still has a cachet' in the market, especially with "everything old is new again". I think the cheapest and disposable auto in the mass brick and mortar market I saw was a Fossil or Fossil lookalike skeleton at walmart, for 100 something buckaroos. Absolutely not worth that retail price obviously but that was maybe 5 years ago. Nowadays someone can get a 30 (in some cases 20 or even lower) dollars chinese auto from some chink online market that honestly, is probably better than that 100 dollar Fossil automatic from 5 years back. Not yuugely better but might be less crappier at a cheaper price, or at worst retails for closer to the real street price at least. Sheeeit, I mean for all I know it could be the same factory that supplied that Fossil\lookalike. Those things are not uncommon in today's manufacturing in general.

I know, why bother since at 30$, you can get a very functional durable proven quartz from say Casio or Timex or even Armitron for fuck sakes. I don't know mayne, maybe people who grew up with quartz are fascinated when they see that sweeping second hand or more pleasant to look at. I know I look at my Amphibia while at work sometimes and I get a pleasant feeling for some reason.

6a68eb  No.238


> maybe people who grew up with quartz are fascinated when they see that sweeping second hand or more pleasant to look at

That's definitely a factor, like yourself I like to stare at my amphibia (or whatever I'm wearing) and watch that second hand sweep. Kind of funny that the sweeping hand became a vanity symbol like that, because for a while "dead" seconds like what's standard for quartz were a luxury complication; that swampgermany watch I posted earlier is actually an example of an auto with dead seconds. I wonder if anyone's made quartz watches with a sweeping hand. I imagine it would look hella smooth as you can set the bph as high as you please, limited only by battery life (which for solar and kinetic drive matters much less). Most "sweep" autos are only going at ten increments per second, imagine what 20 or even 15 would look like in comparison.

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>. Kind of funny that the sweeping hand became a vanity symbol like that, because for a while "dead" seconds like what's standard for quartz were a luxury complication

Watchfags can be fickle and contrarian sometimes. Or at least not immune to the cycles of fashion. And I am saying that as a watchfaggot. Consider, thick chunky heavy watches used to be considered of lower quality. Thin watches was considered more difficult to make and required a higher skill, technology and craftsmanship. Thicc=average pleb, thin=classy and quality. To some degree this is still true I guess but it definitely isn't as ironclad as past era.

<quartz finally reached a level where it was possible to make it thin and cheap and mass produced

Bah! Thin=cheap. Give me thiccc, I need a bit of heft to feel that quality. (Then again there is a certain range or threshold for weight when it comes to perception of quality.)

>diameter size

There was a time when a 40mm was considered men's full size standard.

<but muh wrist presence

At this time of writing 39-40mm is considered "mid-range", 42-45 are for real men. The pendulum seems to be swinging back a bit thankfully.

>if we look back far enough, before the manufacturing tech reached affordable mass production levels, there was a time when quartz was considered high end not just high tech

which most non watchfags don't know or ignores that quartz has a legit claim in horological history

<"Whaaa? All quartz are cheap casios tho, you'll never see a Rolex quartz for exampl-"


>I wonder if anyone's made quartz watches with a sweeping hand.

Vintage Bulova Accutron iirc, then the newer Accutrons. vid link related

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2b86fc  No.240


> If you want cheap and disposable just use quartz, why bother with an auto?

Before I got slightly offtrack, I think there was an example at least pre popular quartz period of disposable auto or mechanicals. Military or field watches 'Nam era. Not all of them but more than a few models were essentially disposable or non serviceable.


Safe bet that even before that there were examples of mechanical watches that were cheap both in price and quality.

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