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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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3ed659  No.352

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Adding to the lineup: Terrorist watch, gangsta edition.




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29d931  No.56[Reply]

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

RULES

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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bd152b  No.346[Reply]

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

e69928  No.347

>>346

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

>>141

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

>>149

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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>>149

>>151

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:

>budget

>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

>>337

>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

>>338

>Tissot

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

>>341

>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

>>342

>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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>>343

>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

>>324

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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>>325

>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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>>326

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


0640c7  No.331

>>326

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

>>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.

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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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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a78a3c  No.293

>>292

Sheeeit, thanks dude. WIll do.


869b09  No.294

>>291

Nice, didn't know they sold those like that. Apologies for deadness, haven't been looking at watches lately. Also had to send my Amphibia back for a warranty claim, superluminova fell off the dial


a78a3c  No.296

>>294

>Also had to send my Amphibia back for a warranty claim, superluminova fell off the dial

That is unfortunately not unheard of, I have not had that happened yet to my specimen but I have heard that the blobs of glow in the dark material they use rarely but can, fall off. I read one guy's amphibia had a single blob fell off and went into the date window, presumably getting ground into a paste of weak lume and watch lubricant between the gears. I bought a no-date option for my 2nd vostok for somewhat that reason, though tbh it still doesn't completely negate that risk. If I can mod it myself I would actually ground off or take off the standard vostok lume, it's not very strong or long lasting and it's a bad throwback to the past in terms of lume technology. Only semi forgiveable due to the factor of it being a vostok niche and price level.

I guess if someone is very very wary of that happening to any watch, but still want good lume on an analog that's where a watch with a sandwich dial comes in.


20debd  No.297

>>296

>sandwich dial

Nice, you learn something new every day. Seems kind of…wasteful to me, though. Why create an entire layer of lume when the center of the dial will never be exposed to light?


a78a3c  No.304

>>297

>Why create an entire layer of lume when the center of the dial will never be exposed to light?

This is just my guess so I could be completely wrong, but if I were to make a sandwich dial I'd probably only paint or have whatever whizbang machine coat or print only the surrounding area of whatever markers or numerals \ that would be exposed. Those areas that don't get exposed, probably would not be painted. Especially if we're talking about higher grade read=expensive lume compounds.




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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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>>259

>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.




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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72f3d8  No.281

>>260

Only just saw this, Alarcity demon didn't bump it to the top so I didn't notice.

>tapered

Not quite sure what you mean. Do you mean the whole strap becoming narrower at the middle, or just the tail of the strap having a point?


cc3585  No.283

>>281

>Not quite sure what you mean. Do you mean the whole strap becoming narrower at the middle, or just the tail of the strap having a point?

It can depend on the specific strap or bracelet but tapered usually means say the width at the lug is 22mm, but tapers to for example a 20 or 18mm by the time it gets to the buckle end. Instead of a straight parallel width.


5f5249  No.285

>>283

Gotcha. Can't say I've ever tried one, what makes the tapered comfier?


cc3585  No.286

>>285

>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

>>286

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.




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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.

e0be10  No.282

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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

>>282

> 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

>>227

>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

>>234

>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

>>236

> 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.


2b86fc  No.239

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>>238

>. 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-"

http://people.timezone.com/msandler/Articles/CarlosFinalParadigm/FinalParadigm.html

>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

>>234

> 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.

https://www.60clicks.com/vietnam-war-watch-guide/

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




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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.212

>>206

>Most of the emphasis I've seen so far is less wristwatch design more 'wearable tech' gadget factor. I guess understandable considering the target market right now.

I've seen a couple attempts at "sporty" smartwatches set in metal bracelets in jewelry stores, but overall I think you're right–the smartwatch wearer isn't really going for an aesthetic the same way a watch wearer is.


50eaf1  No.213

>>212

>I've seen a couple attempts at "sporty" smartwatches set in metal bracelets in jewelry stores, but overall I think you're right–the smartwatch wearer isn't really going for an aesthetic the same way a watch wearer is.

Casio has a good chance of getting it close considering their history and experience with modern sports watches, though there are limits to just how sporty and tough you can make things with a touch screen unless there's some major breakthrough in new materials. And yes, the aesthetics and might as well say it now, the emotional factor is different and I'm not sure if the two can ever overlap. Some of the factors for getting a non smartwatch is the longevity and emotional connection as well as the personal history someone builds up when they get and wear that watch.

A smartwatch at this time of writing, is imo mostly built and marketed as a tech gadget, with the mindset of obsolescence sooner or later. Whether that's built in or by advances in hardware or software upgrades, right now it's expected to have similar lifetime to a smartphone. And to me that is not a great selling point, then again I'm probably not their main target demographic.


6c210b  No.214

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>>213

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

>>214

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

Good point, iirc Les Stroud wore or wears one.

https://www.ablogtowatch.com/survivor-man-les-stroud-now-wearing-a-tissot-t-touch-trekking-watch/

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

>>215

>Les Stroud

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




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dd46a0  No.10[Reply]

This is a thread for discussing cool clock concepts

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5df679  No.65

>>64

The clock I posted is a grill that cooks bacon.


d8dd26  No.69

>>65

Yeah, that piggyclock is definitely a fire hazard. Apologies. I was looking at the previous post's picture when I replied.


a94a15  No.125

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Would you ever use a kinetic clock? Personally the sound would end up infuriating me after a few days.

>pic related


25a66d  No.142

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064abe  No.143

>>125

It could work as a clock in a living room or some other social place where the noise isn't too much of an issue. Given that most wall/tabletop clocks are obsolescent as functional pieces, you may as well make them visually or mechanically interesting, so it definitely has viability in that regard if you're to chic for a nice grandfather clock.




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d17b92  No.87[Reply]

With vintage homage watches making a comeback this year, lets look at the hit and misses.

Lets start with the new longines military watch.

38.5mm size is great.

Steel case is comfy.

~2000 dollar price point is OK.

ETA A31 movement is decent for the price.

Blue steel hands are good.

It has a faux-aged dial and fake age spots.

faux-aged dial and fake age spots

>faux-aged dial

>fake age spots

fake age spots

Everything was pretty good about the watch until we got to the faux aged dial with fake age spots. Faux aged dial might be negligible, but who the hell wants fake moldy age spots on their watch?

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a39940  No.104

>>87

>faux-aged

For me there's good and badly done faux aged.

Good:

-vintage colored lumes that are not actually dead, just cream colored modern lume.

-weathered look dial that only looks that way but is actually new and not damaged.

-faux faded colored bezels that are not faded to oblivion only color altered and still legible otherwise.

Bad:

almost everything else I've seen with faux antiquing badly done.


83f9da  No.123

>>104

The big problem is that faded color bezels, weathered look, and "vintage colored lume" are all faux antiquing done badly. Show me an example of any new "vintage colored lume" and I will show you an antiquing done badly.


a39940  No.126

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>>123

>Show me an example of any new "vintage colored lume" and I will show you an antiquing done badly.

The pigment matching of an old 80's rolex sub for example but on a newly made piece, not using radium based, not artificially weathered. It was painted at the factory with new superluminova\lumibrite based material that has similar color to that cream color, not faux antiqued or a basement tinkerers kit from e-bay.

I'm talking about manufactured piece, with the only difference the color mixing. Everything else is basically newly factory made. pic of homage that uses that vintage like color. Whether or not some people agree that is the 'correct' vintage color or an homage piece is valid in their eyes, is another matter. But we're not talking about some guy in his basement taking off the caseback then re-painting the dial here.

>faded color bezels, weathered look,

Maybe I should be more precise.

>not faded to oblivion only color altered and still legible otherwise

The few better examples I've seen are pepsi bezels that have brightened or shifted slightly in color but are still legible. Not crap like faded to nothingness or jesus christ, "ghost bezels". Those are not even worth talking about since imo those are no longer vintage but crossed over to defective or damaged and should be replaced in 99% of cases.


83f9da  No.128

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>>126

>Not crap like faded to nothingness or jesus christ, "ghost bezels". Those are not even worth talking about since imo those are no longer vintage but crossed over to defective or damaged and should be replaced

How about tropical dials which are literally just the face's base color showing through the faded paint on an old face?


a39940  No.129

>>128

>How about tropical dials which are literally just the face's base color showing through the faded paint on an old face?

Some hodinkee fags seems to like those. If we're just talking strictly about the visual appearance, I can somewhat understand why it has an appeal. Personally I like the cream color of faded radium lume, but I personally would not buy an actual 80's vintage radium lume since they're basically dying \ no longer functioning to their original specs.

Same with tropical dials, the chocolatey brown gradient can look interesting. But I would not buy an actual one because of the exact reasons you mentioned. It's no longer wabisabi but on the verge of wabi sloppy to me.

Now it might be different if it's a treatment from the factory that only mimics the look, but is virtually lightfast. That type of "faux" weathering where it just looks it but not actually weathered and will look that way for say 50+ years? Fuck yeah I might be very interested in that type of homage and the process to get that look from the outset of the manufacturing.

But if it's actually damaged in order to get that look, nah I'll pass.




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