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Got a broken clock

Postby bobo77 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:07 pm

Watch thread? Forgive me if there's already one.

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Timex Expedition Metal Field purchased at Target, with Olive Green NATO strap from Amazon. I really like this one, I've worn it almost every day for nearly a year.
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby Yoder » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:39 pm

Thought this was a bot thread for a bit there.

I'll be honest, i've never really worn watches, always thought them a bit silly and useless, plus I hate having stuff on my wrists.
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby jrisk » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:12 pm

I'm not a big watch person either. I feel like they're a bit ostentatious (for me) like most accessories but I do want to get a simple Braun eventually:

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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby nick » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:04 pm

G-Shocks are COOL
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby inherently » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:30 pm

I used to not like watches either, but I picked this up about a year ago and have been wearing it pretty much daily:

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Looking into getting this as a graduation present:

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I like the art and craftsmanship behind mechanical watches, and I hope to pick one up sometime in the future. Here are two of my favorites:

IWC Portuguese Chronograph:
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A Lange & Sohne 1815 Up/Down:
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby nevergreen » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:10 pm

great taste @inherently

i used to wear watches all the time but never anymore. lunar phase watches are my favorite and a lange & sohne makes some beautiful ones

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also really love this old seiko that is not often available. i remember looking for one a while ago and having no luck, but one is up on ebay.... so tempting.

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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby smiles » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:08 am

sorry for lame picture

my mix n match watch from the safety deposit box.

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vintage (probably 1940-1950??) automatic longines
with patek philippe vintage alligator band and buckle thingy.
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby hharrissonn » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:36 am

FINAL HOME x G Shock Mini is my all-time favorite watch.
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olive cw is my favorite, followed by white (in the spoilers). there's a black one and an orange one too iirc. i feel like a mini g shock would look better on my tiny bb wrists.the hospital-style id part is cool, would be neat to fill in on the white one.

supreme x rolex if u feel flagrant
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby ramseames » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:30 am

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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby can- » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:50 am

I had that black bracelet bapex and it fell apart in the first 3 months, the bar holding the chain fell apart on one side and literally all the hands fell off the center and would just bounce around the bottom of the face (lol)

i loved the hell out of it and would've brought it to a watch repair store if i hadn't lost it-- just a personal experience.

i replaced it with a black seiko SNKE03k
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wore this guy for 2-3 years before it ground to a halt.. after having it repaired a couple times for a couple different issues (first time the face got twisted 45 degrees, second time movement needed to be replaced) it was beginning to cost more to have it serviced than the initial investment.

I've had this ballast 1903 Bright Star for 4-5 monthes, which is by all accounts a 'fashion' watch but it was the right size and I liked that it didn't need sunlight to stay bright in the dark. I thought quartz would be a little more durable but it already seems to be falling apart.
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Conceptually I love a Cartier tank with croc strap

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and i have a weakness for pepsi dial gmt-ii

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but what's the point of spending that cash on stuff that's just going to keep failing? i love watches and will always wear them, they are a sweet accessory and I love being able to tell the time in a world where everyone else is pulling out phones. my average lifespan for watches is under a year and it's starting to feel futile spending too much time or money on them.
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby mc-lunar » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:43 am

Louis Vuitton escale worldtime. fucking beautiful. only cost 67,000 so a proper bargain really. not available anymore but i'm sure if you called them up they would knock one out for you

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Back in 2011, Louis Vuitton acquired the La Fabrique du Temps manufacture and began working in earnest on inventive complications. Last year we saw the Tambour Twin Chrono and today Vuitton presented a new worldtimer featuring an inventive display and a hand-painted dial inspired by vintage trunk monograms. The Escale Worldtime is a bright and colorful take on the classic travel watch. Here's a hands-on look at this new complication as well as all the official details.

The Escale Worldtime starts with a brand new case shape that really impressed me. It's slim and well finished with lugs that reference the brackets found on the corners of Louis Vuitton trunks without looking over-the-top at all. It's 41mm across with no bezel and at only 9.75mm thick it is extremely sleek and fits nicely under a cuff. I found it very comfortable on the wrist and hope to see Vuitton embrace this new case more in the future. The white gold provided a little heft, but the dimensions kept it light enough to not be a bother.

There is also a brand new caliber at the heart of the Escale Worldtime. The caliber LV 106 is a true automatic worldtimer with a 38-hour power reserve. You can see the rotor spinning at the edges of the case back and on the dial side you can tell the time in 24 timezones at once. The display however is quite unusual. There is a yellow arrow pointing to 12 o'clock. To set the Escale Worldtime, you use the crown to line up your home city with this arrow and then you set local time using the concentric hour and minute discs. The yellow arrow will then always point to local time. The time in other cities can be read by lining up the city with the corresponding hour on the 24-hour ring around the outer part of the dial.

The dial itself is comprised of a series of rings integrated into the movement. These rings are hand-painted with the names of the cities and corresponding emblems inspired by the monograms used on vintage Louis Vuitton trunks. There are 38 colors used on the dial and it takes over 50 hours for an artisan to hand-paint and fire the various rings. The Louis Vuitton logo and the yellow arrow are actually applied to the underside of the sapphire crystal and they sit suspended over the dial rings.

Worldtimers are often a little difficult to read, but there is no denying the romance they conjure up. The dial here is certainly busy, but it's beautiful and in natural light the colors really stand out.

The Escale Worldtime is available only in white gold, priced at $67,500.



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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby mike868y » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:29 pm

very topical thread for me. like everyone who "gets into" fashion i bought a cheap timex, which i lost in a drunken rampage (have since found). then teger from styleforum sent me another timex, which i liked because it was a little larger and the dial was black. the battery died so I recently bought a seiko 5 which i really like, especially paired with a raw leather band. almost splurged on a hamilton but couldn't justify it right now.

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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby ynnrz » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:49 pm

been looking for this thread, my dad is a massive watch buff and that hobby has managed to rub off on me to a degree

@mc-lunar
check out the escala worldtime's little brother: the escala timezone

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the movement is just a standard gmt, and the dial isnt hand painted, but iirc its about 7-8grand for the steel version, which is about the entry level range for a swiss movement gmt from a respectable brand, and you still have that really unique design

and then theres the minute repeater worldtime, which will probably run you patek minute repeater level money and out of the range of anyone who isnt a millionare watch collector
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby JonjoShelvey » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:44 pm

I recently found out ur supposed to wear the watch above your wrist fold. I kept seeing pictures of people with the watches higher up (where they're supposed to be) and thinking lol that looks stupid... But it was I who was stupid all along.

Anyway I want this watch

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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby ramseames » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:29 am



this is so impressive from a design/eng standpoint that you don't even really register the level of ridiculous ostentation until after the video ends
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby pirxthepilot » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:06 am

can- wrote:I had that black bracelet bapex and it fell apart in the first 3 months, the bar holding the chain fell apart on one side and literally all the hands fell off the center and would just bounce around the bottom of the face (lol)

i loved the hell out of it and would've brought it to a watch repair store if i hadn't lost it-- just a personal experience.

i replaced it with a black seiko SNKE03k
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wore this guy for 2-3 years before it ground to a halt.. after having it repaired a couple times for a couple different issues (first time the face got twisted 45 degrees, second time movement needed to be replaced) it was beginning to cost more to have it serviced than the initial investment.

I've had this ballast 1903 Bright Star for 4-5 monthes, which is by all accounts a 'fashion' watch but it was the right size and I liked that it didn't need sunlight to stay bright in the dark. I thought quartz would be a little more durable but it already seems to be falling apart.
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Conceptually I love a Cartier tank with croc strap

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and i have a weakness for pepsi dial gmt-ii

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but what's the point of spending that cash on stuff that's just going to keep failing? i love watches and will always wear them, they are a sweet accessory and I love being able to tell the time in a world where everyone else is pulling out phones. my average lifespan for watches is under a year and it's starting to feel futile spending too much time or money on them.


what do you do to watches? seiko in particular should be more robust. anyway, vintage rolexes are pretty much indestructible, i have a couple like 40 years old. (never wear them though).
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby can- » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:09 am

I destroyed this seiko snz15 in a fall about a year ago:

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I replaced it immediately and in only 11 months the front glass has broken and the movement is falling apart. I took it to a couple watch repair places and basically it's way more expensive to fix than it is to just buy another one new. what am i doing wrong? are there any watches that look like this that won't fall apart? I really like the look of this watch.
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby bels » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:29 am

Kind of want you to buy a Rolex and come back in nine months saying it got destroyed
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby pirxthepilot » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:47 am

kind of goes against what i said before but it's actually really easy to trash a rolex, i've done it a couple of times. just drop it on the floor as you go to put it on, it's the one thing that will likely damage most automatic movements, apparently the g force/impact shock is enormous. can be fixed but will cost a full rolex service which was around £650 i think last time i did it

@can- if you are destroying watches like that you have to give up on 'nice' automatics i think, just use a g shock or your phone
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby can- » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:59 pm

i dont drop my watches because i literally never take them off.
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby mc-lunar » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:49 am

undercover x seiko wired from aw 09 "earmuff maniac" only 150 of each cway made

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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby talkin2snakes » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:08 am

friend got a CWC military watch the other day and it's really nice, that's what i would get now if i needed a watch
this kind of thing
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/322420270944?c ... 910&crdt=0
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby maj » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:30 pm

been looking at watches lately as a passing nerdy fad that has latched onto my love of nice feeling trinkets, here are some of my favourites i've come across at a "affordable price range"

CWC GS saphire (i know we have some cwc fans in the house)

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Lorier neptune

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seiko SARB033

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Christopher ward c60

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Sinn 556A

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sinn 104

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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby kickingthefly » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:05 am

i rarely wear watches but like the way tudor has been picking up the some of the vintage rolex tool watch design cues, esp now they're going down to 39mm. i might not be able to resist a black bay 58 when it finally gets released
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Re: Got a broken clock

Postby maj » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:19 am

older lcd/ dual display/ sqaure seiko's on metal bracelets are the play tbh

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all £20-£100

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