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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Polarbear, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    As we are on a vintage kick, here's a Universal Geneve Compur.

    Their first chronograph from the 1940's.

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  2. ZlurkCorzDog

    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Stateside the next few weeks?
     
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  3. KindofBlue

    KindofBlue Strat-Talk Member

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    Thank you!
    I love these 40’s wartime watches. Simple, elegant, fonctionnal and sturdy. This Omega still works perfect. Great piece of engineering.
     
  4. KindofBlue

    KindofBlue Strat-Talk Member

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    Superb !!!
    A friend of mine has this exact chrono. Will have to steal it from him one of these days. Whatta great, great looking watch.
     
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  5. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    In US until 4th December then back home to UK.
     
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    fretter Strat-Talker

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    My current and most practical as well as reliable watch:

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    Sorry, carry on.
     
  7. Polarbear

    Polarbear Don Poleone Strat-Talk Supporter

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  8. KindofBlue

    KindofBlue Strat-Talk Member

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    Nothing wrong with these digital quartz casios. They started a whole revolution, I have high respect for that. Even if I prefer automatic or manual calibers, this is modernism, technology, and ease of production. Leo would have approved, I guess.
     
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  9. fretter

    fretter Strat-Talker

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    I didn't realize that Casio has such an extensive product line. Generally, I'm against cheap disposable stuff, but I like the idea of being able to replace my watch for less than the price of a new wristband. The last wristband broke. That watch is still keeping time in the bathroom, with half a wristband. The 10-year battery and 100-year calendar are my favorite features.
     
  10. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They've got a lot of decent products for the working stiff.
    I have a Solar Atomic that was my EDW for several years before I got a promotion, so the watch got bumped to a Citizen analog solar atomic, before being replaced (for a VERY short time) by a couple of Galaxy smartwatches, and ultimately by the Bulova moonwatch.
    I put both in the window every couple of months to keep the battery topped off and they haven't missed a beat, the G-Shock is about 10 years old. I still pull out the G-Shock when I'm going to be working in the yard or out to the desert.


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  11. KindofBlue

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    Today i put on an Croissant - l’Etoile, made in Porrentruy Switzerland.
    Jumbo size, manual wind, small seconds.

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  12. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    That's lovely.

    I love that style of vintage watch and unusual that is in the larger size often found on watches for the South American market.
     
  13. Polarbear

    Polarbear Don Poleone Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Channeling my inner Skyfall / Daniel Craig today. Wearing my daily Seiko similar to the Aqua Terra Daniel wears in the film with my Barbour To Ki To that he also wears.

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    Waiting on a new movement watch.
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    New movements are overrated.
     
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    I never had one , this is a first .
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Oh... new as in new to you.
    I thought you were referring to a new design.
     
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  18. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    What's a new movement watch?

    All watches have movements, unless it's a sundial. ;)
     
  19. KindofBlue

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    Wearing my Cortebert sport today. One of my all-time favorite, from the 40’s, would benefit a cleaning but well.
    Cortebert is, IMHO, really underrated.

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  20. Polarbear

    Polarbear Don Poleone Strat-Talk Supporter

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    From the days when smaller watches the normal.
     
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