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Re: Watches
« Reply #660 on: August 11, 2021, 12:44:05 PM »
Talking of yachting timers I absolutely spunked myself silly when this emerged a couple of years ago



https://shop.hodinkee.com/products/1980s-heuer-regatta-pvd-reference-134-601?variant=29964816580683

Re: Watches
« Reply #661 on: August 11, 2021, 12:46:16 PM »
Make it smaller! (said the choirboy to the paedophile!)

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Re: Watches
« Reply #662 on: August 11, 2021, 12:50:54 PM »
Talking of yachting timers I absolutely spunked myself silly when this emerged a couple of years ago



https://shop.hodinkee.com/products/1980s-heuer-regatta-pvd-reference-134-601?variant=29964816580683

That's nice. I fancy one of those Porsche Design PO11 jobs, after too much watching The Professionals while on furlough.


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Re: Watches
« Reply #663 on: August 11, 2021, 05:47:22 PM »
FFS i like my Feiko but now I feel like I need an authentic watch to compensate and I'm looking at loads of lovely vintage watches and I can't stop, send help

If it's of any help, I often look lustfully upon my partner's Feiko and then feel nothing but disdain towards my genuine Seiko.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #664 on: August 18, 2021, 10:29:47 PM »
My wood wedding anniversary is coming up and I fancy a wooden watch for it. Hit me with your best options…

This is where I’m leaning at the moment:


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Re: Watches
« Reply #665 on: August 19, 2021, 06:09:21 PM »
I bought it, so if you know of nicer ones please keep them to yourself.

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« Reply #666 on: August 20, 2021, 10:49:21 AM »
It is rather beautiful.

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« Reply #667 on: August 23, 2021, 06:03:54 PM »
Don't usually go for these, but it was £30 and I like the look of it.

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« Reply #668 on: August 23, 2021, 06:08:56 PM »
Talking of gifts, I was given a Gruen Curvex last week. Curved face and mechanism made in the mid ‘40s.

Bit of an oddity, can’t find a good picture on google so will upload one later today if I remember.

Forgot to do this.



Assumed the curved face/mechanism would be a gimmick but it is impressively comfortable. I’ll add it to the pile of watches that are far too nice to wear outside and stick with my F91w.

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« Reply #669 on: August 24, 2021, 01:28:34 AM »
That is handsome Ferris.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #670 on: August 24, 2021, 05:14:02 PM »
I really want one of these :



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« Reply #671 on: September 05, 2021, 10:50:52 PM »
I treated myself to one of these Seiko ‘save the ocean’ King Turtle. Apologies for the size of the image, I don’t know how to make it smaller.

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« Reply #672 on: September 06, 2021, 12:35:56 AM »
Add some scaling

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« Reply #673 on: September 06, 2021, 06:23:15 AM »
That’s better, thank you sir.

Just got myself one of the Seiko ‘save the oceans’ King Turtle.
Very pleased with it.


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Re: Watches
« Reply #674 on: September 09, 2021, 03:20:22 PM »
Someone has done a "stealth mod" of the F-91W on Etsy, and it looks ace. Don't know how good it'd look in everyday use, but it's a fun idea. Have a look.

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« Reply #675 on: September 09, 2021, 06:23:37 PM »
Someone has done a "stealth mod" of the F-91W on Etsy, and it looks ace. Don't know how good it'd look in everyday use, but it's a fun idea. Have a look.

There’s a whole community of F-91w modders and nerds out there. Cleaning the face with isopropyl alcohol to go all black is quite common, as is buy the diffuser screen stuff and cutting a new section out at 90 degrees from the regular one to invert the black/green.

I can’t decide if it is very cool or just a bit mad, but I am tempted to try it.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #676 on: September 09, 2021, 06:58:22 PM »
Why does every cunt have that shitty old Casio? When did that start?

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« Reply #677 on: September 09, 2021, 08:49:54 PM »
Why does every cunt have that shitty old Casio? When did that start?

I bought mine for two reasons, both lock-down related:
  • Kept taking my Seiko 5 off when I got in the shower, and forgetting to put it on to the point both date/time needed setting.
  • The clear strap grey version really matched the grey loungewear I was wearing at the time.

Point 1 kept happening for a bit, but I typically just sleep and shower in the cunt half the time now.
I could've bought a cheap quartz analogue I suppose (Lorus' are good, had them in the past, owned by Seiko I think) but thought fuck it, cheap design classic. Not sure they ever really went away.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #678 on: October 13, 2021, 07:35:57 PM »
I was looking for a Raketa Big Zero but while pouring through chrono24 I found this which I reckon is even nicer and was quite a bit cheaper.


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« Reply #679 on: October 13, 2021, 08:57:25 PM »
Evening watch watchers.

Any opinions on the new Seiko Alpinist range?

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/seiko-prospex-the-1959-alpinist-modern-re-interpretation-introducing

Tempted by the grey face with steel bracelet. Unfortunately the green face isn't available with the metal strap.


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Re: Watches
« Reply #680 on: October 13, 2021, 10:05:45 PM »
I only use a pocket watch, which obliges me to wear a waistcoat every day.

A Beefeater told me he liked it.

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« Reply #681 on: October 13, 2021, 10:35:37 PM »
I was looking for a Raketa Big Zero but while pouring through chrono24 I found this which I reckon is even nicer and was quite a bit cheaper.



Nice. Been meaning to look for a raketa, chrono24 is legit is it? Wasn’t sure tbh.

Also is that a cloth face? What’s going on there?

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« Reply #682 on: October 13, 2021, 11:00:16 PM »
Also is that a cloth face? What’s going on there?

Yes?

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« Reply #683 on: October 13, 2021, 11:01:40 PM »
Just bought a Raketa Big Zero. Will be here in a week and a half. Dead excited, and for what it is, it wasn't that expensive.

The exterior facing stuff is from the early '80s, wouldn't be surprised if the interior is rebuilt from a cheaper watch (the Soviets all used the same mechanism apparently and I don't care if that's the case as long as it works). Looks lovely.

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« Reply #684 on: October 13, 2021, 11:02:38 PM »
Yes?

Pretend I'm an idiot (because I am) but I've never seen a cloth-faced watch before.

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« Reply #685 on: October 13, 2021, 11:12:21 PM »
Pretend I'm an idiot (because I am) but I've never seen a cloth-faced watch before.

Can I help?

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« Reply #686 on: October 13, 2021, 11:34:04 PM »
Can I help?

Hello. I saw a watch earlier, well a picture of a watch really and the face, right, looked like it was made of like fabric or something? I’ve never seen that before, what’s all that about?

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« Reply #687 on: October 13, 2021, 11:42:45 PM »
Hello. I saw a watch earlier, well a picture of a watch really and the face, right, looked like it was made of like fabric or something? I’ve never seen that before, what’s all that about?

Pass, I don’t know anything about watches. I assumed you’d be after me for one of my areas of expertise such as only just realising obvious things.

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« Reply #688 on: October 14, 2021, 01:34:13 AM »
Pass, I don’t know anything about watches. I assumed you’d be after me for one of my areas of expertise such as only just realising obvious things.

Well this has been a massive waste of everyone’s time. I hope you’re happy.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #689 on: October 14, 2021, 02:26:21 AM »
Well this has been a massive waste of everyone’s time. I hope you’re happy.

Delighted, cheers.

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