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Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Watches
« Reply #480 on: November 04, 2019, 05:19:02 PM »
Yeah, display back, I can see the thing I need to tweak.

Apparently there's some phone apps that can listen to the frequency of the tics to act as a guide.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #481 on: November 04, 2019, 05:21:41 PM »
Yeah, display back, I can see the thing I need to tweak.

Apparently there's some phone apps that can listen to the frequency of the tics to act as a guide.

I didn't know that, though I expect I should've. use of the 5s & ownership of smart things did not overlap, but I recently acquired a mickey mouse 5 for the mrs (she works for the evil empire) which needs a mech transplant, so that might be useful.


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Re: Watches
« Reply #482 on: November 04, 2019, 06:14:45 PM »
How much does yours lose? I last set mine when the clocks changed (the wee small hours of Sunday?), and it’s reading 9:25 now at 9:25, which is better than I expected actually. Normally I tend to set it when it gets 2-3 minutes out of step, which works out at about once a week.
That matches the performance of my bashed around 5. It's accurate enough for my needs.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Watches
« Reply #483 on: November 09, 2019, 12:15:26 PM »


Yeah, definitely needs a bit of a tweak. The long one was when I took it off for a shower and forgot to put it on.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #484 on: November 12, 2019, 07:26:53 PM »
That matches the performance of my bashed around 5. It's accurate enough for my needs.

Mine is both losing and gaining time at the moment, but in a way that’s averaging out. I haven’t set it since my last post saying I had, and this morning I’m certain it was 30 seconds fast, but I’ve just watched my phone change minutes just under 10 seconds before the watch did.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #485 on: December 02, 2019, 11:25:40 PM »
Mine is both losing and gaining time at the moment, but in a way that’s averaging out. I haven’t set it since my last post saying I had, and this morning I’m certain it was 30 seconds fast, but I’ve just watched my phone change minutes just under 10 seconds before the watch did.

I didn’t set mine at all in November, and I wouldn’t have needed to have touched the crown yet but for last month having 30 days. 23:24 now and the watch is reading that too (though about 50 seconds slow) WHAT IS GOING ON IS MY WRISTS MAGIC

Re: Watches
« Reply #486 on: December 02, 2019, 11:26:13 PM »
Did time exist before watches.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #487 on: December 02, 2019, 11:36:53 PM »
No

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« Reply #488 on: December 02, 2019, 11:42:04 PM »
Are you sure?

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Re: Watches
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Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Watches
« Reply #490 on: January 23, 2020, 08:34:11 AM »
Can you not get it serviced?

Mine once failed to do its second jump so it switched into saying the day in French. Its not done it since though.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #491 on: January 23, 2020, 01:53:33 PM »
I have to stop servicing this watch at the full cost of the watch.

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« Reply #492 on: January 23, 2020, 02:09:59 PM »
I once bought a very nice watch from a charity shop that didn't work, and took it to a local watch place. I knew that, in full working order, this watch was worth about 200 quid, nice thing it was. They took it and said "it's a really nice watch, this, let's see how much it'll cost to repair". A few weeks later, they called and said it'd cost me about 200 quid, and were quite surprised when I told them not to bother. Like, they badgered me in the shop to get it fixed, but I just took it back to the charity shop and re-donated it.


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Re: Watches
« Reply #493 on: January 25, 2020, 08:42:08 AM »
My favourite watch is this one by Ming watches, limited 150 pieces in this colour I am glad I got it before he became famous.




It has 3 layers of Sapphire Crystal on it.

I will pick up another piece at some point. The main aim for this year is the Grand Seiko Snow Flake
I wear my late father's Tudor Submariner - which I refurbished a year ago, but it does feel a bit too fragile..



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Re: Watches
« Reply #494 on: January 26, 2020, 02:28:47 PM »
Thanks to some incidental chatter in the Apprentice thread, I googled for Rolex's and, er, what the fuck? I've known the name since I was a wain as being the height of watch chic, but they look a bit shit. Chunky bastards with MASSIVE NUMBERS and knobs, like they're designed for children or the partially sighted.



That's not even particularly garish, just not what I had in mind when thinking about a brand that always gets spoken of in hushed tones.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #495 on: January 26, 2020, 02:59:26 PM »
I'd take Wasp's Submariner over that in a heartbeat.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Watches
« Reply #496 on: January 26, 2020, 03:03:22 PM »
Thanks to some incidental chatter in the Apprentice thread, I googled for Rolex's and, er, what the fuck? I've known the name since I was a wain as being the height of watch chic, but they look a bit shit. Chunky bastards with MASSIVE NUMBERS and knobs, like they're designed for children or the partially sighted.



That's not even particularly garish, just not what I had in mind when thinking about a brand that always gets spoken of in hushed tones.

If you thought rolex enthusiasts couldn't be any cooler, they even give them nicknames based on their colour schemes e.g. this is a 'pepsi'


'Batman':


I think the one you posted is the much coveted Rolex 'Pickle Rick'.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #497 on: January 26, 2020, 07:55:04 PM »
Awful things. Are those last two 24 hour models? Not a fan of the fat bezels, reminds me of a (digital) watch I had as a kid where you could turn the bezel instead of the crown to set the time.

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« Reply #498 on: January 26, 2020, 07:59:57 PM »
 Remember at one time these were supposed to be dive watches- so easy to read in deep dark waters, easy to adjust before a dive etc. Now obviously they're most just luxury watches that you can swim with.

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« Reply #499 on: January 27, 2020, 08:32:21 PM »
$118 to repair the movement according to the Seiko site. Hmmm.......

No, it costs almost exactly that new. Let's not be overly sentimental about it.

Sebastian Cobb

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« Reply #500 on: January 27, 2020, 08:33:33 PM »
Have you considered taking it to a local watch repairer rather than getting it done by the manufacturer? They're like cars, don't bother taking it to the manufacturer if it's out of warranty, you'll get stung.

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« Reply #501 on: January 27, 2020, 08:39:06 PM »
I doubt they'll be craftspeople that could have survived chains like Jareds existing, they'll just try to sell me something or send it to Seiko themselves with an overhead fee.

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« Reply #502 on: January 27, 2020, 09:34:42 PM »
You could replace the movement with a cheaper/Chinese/used movement.

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« Reply #503 on: January 27, 2020, 09:35:47 PM »
Why

Surely the labour cost to do that would be a lot of money and then I'd end up with a much worse watch to MAYBE save a few bucks

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« Reply #504 on: January 27, 2020, 09:42:43 PM »
A few people do it themselves to save money or start an easier project. Also watches might have a sentimental value etc

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« Reply #505 on: January 27, 2020, 09:45:09 PM »
Those are two reasons why I won't be doing that!

The legit movement is cheap anyway.

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« Reply #506 on: January 28, 2020, 07:36:24 AM »
Thanks to some incidental chatter in the Apprentice thread, I googled for Rolex's and, er, what the fuck?

Rolex are a bit like Montblanc are for fountain pens. Build up a reputation over decades and then use the brand to sell totally over-the-top stuff as jewellery to collectors/people with more money than taste (the kind of people who buy shirts like this). You can still buy fairly conservative-looking Rolexes but they aren't the ones they tend to advertise.

My Rolex is from a time when they were just beginning to earn their reputation (mine's 1938, similar to the pic). On the plus side it's small, simple and easily repaired/serviced. On the minus side, it was made in an era before shockproof watches and I've broken the balance staff on it twice in thirty years. Rolex still stock the parts for it (pretty amazing for an eighty year-old watch), but it's £150 just for the part each time...


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Re: Watches
« Reply #507 on: January 28, 2020, 07:59:55 AM »
Rolex Presidential/Day Date/Datejust are some ugly watches. It's not the gaudy gold or  diamonds. It's the crown looks just ugly, placement of the day and insistence on a cyclops for a dress watch.

 

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Watches
« Reply #508 on: January 28, 2020, 08:11:42 AM »
Well yes, Rolex and Breitling's more gaudy offerings are aimed at the same middle-aged men who fold themselves into sports cars with paint jobs brighter than Dyno-Rod vans.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #509 on: January 28, 2020, 09:44:35 AM »
If you thought rolex enthusiasts couldn't be any cooler, they even give them nicknames based on their colour schemes e.g. this is a 'pepsi'


'Batman':




What do those numbers around the the outside mean (2-22)?

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