New to me watch day

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  1. artjr

    artjr Strat-Talk Member

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    A7BDBBC7-1D04-45D5-B457-334B208CFEDB.jpeg My new school Fenix 5X plus. I love old watches, but the info I get with this makes t hard to take off.
     
  2. DancesWithWeasels

    DancesWithWeasels Where there's a weasel there's a way Silver Member

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    That's really nice, Lonn. I have a fascination for watches, but haven't worn a wrist watch since I was a kid, largely because I have small wrists too and for some of the jobs I worked wrist watches weren't a good idea. I keep my grandfather's pocket watch instead-- it's nothing special, just a relatively cheap ceremonial 70's thing he was given when he retired from a railroad outfit, but hey, it's a pocket watch and it was his. And it still works.
     
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    Yikes, I hope not. We're still together so far, married 26 years. :eek:
     
  4. pazman6

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    I have always liked the dive style watches, especially big heavy ones. For the past 2 years I have been using a Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch which I really like. I wear my watch 24/7, so whatever I have needs to be able to handle water including snorkeling.

    In 2013, I paid the most I have ever paid for mechanical watch - $185 for an Android AD535 Divemaster Enforcer T100 (automatic) (50mm). Apparently they went out of business and now make watches under the name ARAGON. It would be considered huge by almost any standard - weighs over 1/2 pound (~10 ounces). I stopped wearing it when I got my smart watch. It never kept the greatest time, always ran a little slow and over time developed a haze inside the crystal that makes it hard to see through in bright sunlight at certain angles. It also always felt like a huge lure for Barracudas or other large creatures when I was snorkeling.

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  5. thomquietwolf

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    I actually like that watch...
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    What time is it now?
     
  7. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Arabs are generally very keen on dishing out watches - a nice custom even if their tastes are a bit more garish than most of ours.

    I have this Glycine, although I'd never wear it!

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  8. Neil.C

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    That's a nice B-Uhr, who made it?

    I have this Laco. They made the original versions.

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    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    A lot of Seikos on here.

    I like to collect vintage mechanical models.

    They have increased in value a lot in recent times.

    Here are a few from the '60's - '70's.

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  10. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Silver Member

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    About time! :)
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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  12. Lonn

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    Quote of the day! I ended up taking a link out of the band last night as it was moving around too much. Perfect now.
     
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    Few years back, thinking it looked cool, I bought this Citizen Skyhawk. Wore it several times over the span of a month, but it felt huge and heavy on my wrist, and I always ended up with it off and in my coat pocket before the end of the day. Took it off my wrist for the last time when I gave it to my teenage nephew at my sister's funeral. It was a cool watch though, and still is for him.
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    Watches is fun, but for me they have to be mechanical/automatic. And - when it comes to watches - how many is the correct number to have?
    The same as it is with guitars - one more than I have to day:).

    Today I have 8 different watches, here is 5 of them:

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    Nice little batch you have there.
     
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    Yes, I'm in the same field....some examples:


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    Missing the divers....
     
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    Happy new watch day Lonn!
     
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