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Nobody Fucking Cares About What Watch You Wear Edition

This thread is about the appreciation of watches and their design, their history, and the engineering and materials that are required to make a functioning timepiece.

Guides:
> Poorfag guide: https://m.imgur.com/a/NFMXDuK
> Watch essentials 102: https://pastebin.com/Rc77hhXV
> Purchasing used watches: https://pastebin.com/f44aJKy2
> Purchasing straps: https://pastebin.com/SwRysprE

Should I buy this MVMT / DW / "minimalist" fashion watch?
> https://imgur.com/a/6CNO8

Should I buy this Armani / Michael Kors / mall watch?
> https://imgur.com/a/Sw1FsAn

"Suggest a watch for me."
> Your budget
> Watch type, e.g. dress, diver, pilot
> Movement, e.g. automatic, hand wound, quartz
> Desired features, e.g. water resistance, day/date, 2nd time zone
> Preferred strap option, e.g. leather, nylon, bracelet
> Wrist size or desired watch size

Old bread >>15675910

>> No.15678073

>>15678054
So what are some cheap watches that people like and comment on and think of you as a really cool guy and give you airline discounts and free cocktails because of it? And how old are you?

>> No.15678076

I do judge people based on which watch they wear. Like I'd ever hire a guy wearing an invicta...

>> No.15678078
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15678078

Post classy watches

>> No.15678079

>>15678073
probably 0.0001% of the world's population cares about your watch and half of them just want to steal it so they can buy some crack

>> No.15678082

>>15678070
post your watch

>> No.15678084
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15678084

>>15678068
then space dweller would be better choice then explorer 1016

>> No.15678085

>>15678073
Casio f91-w connected to a suicide vest. You'll get free cocktails on the flight and everyone will nervously complement you. Unfortunately you will have to pay for a ticket and then reveal your watch/vest when you have already boarded the plane.

>> No.15678087

>>15678082
i was the person to start the "nobody cares about your watch" discourse, but i did not create this thread

>> No.15678090

>>15678073
>oh boy, good thing I spent $10,000 on this watch, with the airline discounts and free cocktails it'll pay for itself!

>> No.15678092

>>15678087
No, I did.
Just carrying over the high quality conversation from the last thread.
Besides, no one really cares about what's in the OP anyway

>> No.15678095

>>15678092
:3

>> No.15678103
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15678103

any 2 cents on the Cadisen "Arc"?
41mm x 12.3mm, lug2lug 43mm
Miyota 8215
sapphire
~$75

obviously not even considering the MVMT, which also has the same miyota(decorated) but comes in at $365 and doesnt even have sapphire

>> No.15678107
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>>15678103

>> No.15678116

>>15678107
are you retarded?
Cadisen IS an aliexpress brand, thanks fucking captain obvious
obviously its china, if you cant tell from the low price

>> No.15678119

>>15678116
>>15678107

>> No.15678120

>>15678084
I'm the guy you are replying. Yes, exactly that, you want something like that and the only option is 1-spending a ton of cash and trying to find someone who sells it, 2-Never getting the watch or 3-replica time. If someone asks you can just tell that is a replica of an old model that was extremely rare and it will be ok even for most watch snobs. Now, a replica of an average explorer that you can buy with no problem as long as you have a bit of cash?, if you want the real deal you can buy an original, if you are poor or don't want the watch enough to spend that amount of money, you can get an homage, some smiths everest, some tisell, some chinkshit that has some brand on the dial but with the same design...

>> No.15678122

>>15678107
stop misusing this image you noob

>> No.15678146

>>15678103
That's pretty much a Junkers/Max Bill ripoff and unless the domed sapphire is really, REALLY good, then it's going to look flat and bad.

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15678154

>>15678078

>> No.15678159

>>15678154
I will never understand why these Bambinos are not really Bambinos but Bigmaninos at 42mm.

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>>15678146
>That's pretty much a Junkers/Max Bill ripoff
theres very strong bauhaus design feel but tbqh i think its different enough
apparently the original is the MVMT Arc, which was ""Designed in California"..lul. They even wrote it on the back
the MVMT has the domed mineral (why not acrylic??) but the cadisen has the flat sapphire

>>15678159
nobody knows there are bambinoes at 36mm

>> No.15678194

>>15678162
Honestly, if you get a flat crystal then the watch is most likely going to look pretty cheap and, well, flat.
Seriously, the difference a good dome makes on a design like Junkers' is enormous and doesn't show on photos. It gives a surprising amount of depth to a watch with a very flat dial, so if you take that away, you're just left with the flat dial.
I'm not sure the applied indices will be enough to stop that.

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>>15678162
And of course I forgot to add pic.

>> No.15678261

>>15678119
>proven a retard
>I was merely pretending

>> No.15678266

>>15678194
>Honestly, if you get a flat crystal then the watch is most likely going to look pretty cheap and, well, flat.
>Seriously, the difference a good dome makes on a design like Junkers' is enormous
This is very true. I love me a fat dome. Gives the watch a loy more dimention.

>> No.15678271

>>15678194
>>15678266
if I were to find the right size crystal and bring a watch to a watchmaker to have him swap a flat crystal for a domed crystal, how much you think that would run me?

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15678284

>>15678078

>> No.15678291

>>15678271
Call around get quotes. Depends on how the crystal is held in. Expect your WR to drop to nothing.

>> No.15678295

>>15678291
>Expect your WR to drop to nothing
as in water resistance? fugg

>> No.15678297

>>15678271
Tracking one and having it installed by a pro is probably going to be quite the hassle and end up costing you more than a quartz Junkers, maybe even an automatic if you can find people still stocking it...
Honestly, modding really cheap watches so they can get up to the specs you want is rarely worth it unless they are already covered by an active modding community (like Vostok or some Seiko models) otherwise it will just end up increasing the price to the point that you could have afforded something better that was up to the specs you wanted.
The cheapskate always spends the most.

>> No.15678301

>>15678284
Great watch

>> No.15678309
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15678309

>>15678073

>> No.15678310

>>15678284
sex

>> No.15678331
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>>15678103
42mm x 10mm
ETA 2824-2
sapphire
swiss made by the Swatch group
~$150

>> No.15678336

>>15678301
>>15678310
Many thanks guys, Soviet dress watches are based.

>> No.15678372

>>15678309
W2c?

>> No.15678373
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15678373

What is Alex wearing?

>> No.15678386

>>15678372
sometimes they appear at auctions but time wasn't kind to these cheaply made novelty watches... a reissue or some microshitter brand making a sub-$500 coomer watch would be nice

>> No.15678389

how do i find out whether or not this strap will fit my watch?

>> No.15678390
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15678390

>>15678373
ROLEX HULK

>> No.15678391

>>15678373
I'm pretty sure Alex Jones wears an actual Rolex Sub

>> No.15678394

>>15678331
those are some really good specs for a fashion shitter

>> No.15678403

>>15678389
What's your lug width and strap width. Are you really this dense?

>> No.15678414

>>15678403
how the fuck am i supposed to know that retard

>> No.15678432

>>15678394
I don't understand Swatch's strategy, the Calvin Klein line is what the bland and overpriced Tissot Everytime line should have been at half the price but they decided to release it under the uninspiring CK branding and don't ever advertise it despite its potential to retake the fashion shitter segment from MVMT et al. It's nice to have a decent spec swiss made quartz under $50 or an automatic under $150 but it doesn't make any sense.
>>15678373
https://shop.amnh.org/adult-nasa-rainbow-tee-8113.html

>> No.15678433

>>15678414
literally look up your watch on google or measure with a ruler you piece of shit

kys

>> No.15678442

>>15678433
what the fuck is wrong with you faggot? there is no need for you to be so aggressive, i was just simply asking a question. i hope you fucking get raped

>> No.15678454

>>15678389
whats your watch? take a pic or whatever

>> No.15678488

>>15678454
no fuck you, youre just going to make fun of me

>> No.15678493

>>15678442
>no need to be so aggressive
>how the fuck am i supposed to know that retard

>> No.15678495

>>15678488
Are you 12 or something? Is this some elaborate troll?

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15678503

>>15678336

Sovjet pilled = blue pilled

>> No.15678504

>>15678495
i have aspergers fuck off
>>15678493
fuck off

>> No.15678510

>>15678504
No need to be so aggressive
I hope you get raped

>> No.15678512

>>15678510
why do you think i have aspergers retard

>> No.15678519

>>15678512
No one is going to help you if you're gonna be a cunt. You've already been told what to do. Get the fuck out retard.

>> No.15678533

What watxh has the most satisfying sound?

>> No.15678540

>>15678533
....what?

>> No.15678550
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15678550

Came much earlier than i thought

>> No.15678552

>>15678550
>it's never happened to me before I swear

>> No.15678556

>>15678550
Titanium?

>> No.15678557

Are pocket watches effay?

>> No.15678562

>>15678557
Do you wear a tophat with gears glued on it?

>> No.15678563

>>15678552
I couldn't help it the watch was so pretty...it's been so long
>>15678556
brushed steel

>> No.15678565

>>15678557
Only if you're wearing a 3 piece suit.

>> No.15678567

>>15678557
only if you go full larp
>>15678563
It looks sand blasted

>> No.15678568

>>15678562
Lol, thanks for the quick answer.

>> No.15678575

>>15678557
If you actually know how to wear them, extremely effay.
But you better be prepared to walk the walk and wear jackets and waistcoats regularly.

>> No.15678577

>>15678070
did you make this animation?

pretty high effort for OC if so

>> No.15678596

>>15678567
Or that just meant its like a matt finish

>> No.15678617

Holy shit bro! It's uuuuuuuup!
The video is fucking UP!

https://youtu.be/wWHRHpcI3pY

https://youtu.be/wWHRHpcI3pY

https://youtu.be/wWHRHpcI3pY

>> No.15678620

>>15678533
You mean the "tic toc"?!Hand-wound stuff, such as the vj 7733, inside steel cases.

>> No.15678633

>>15678617
god damn i hope i dont end up like this and will stop when i have my dress watch, already have a daily beater and a meme vostok

>> No.15678677

>>15678617
His videos are worth watching just for the intros at this point.

>> No.15678690

>>15678633
What's wrong with actually having a collection?

>> No.15678698
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I've visited my local watch boutique today and taken a look at the new Citizens.
The grey/blue one wasn't in stock but the other two were. The silver/blue Citizen is absolutely gorgeous. Bands and clasps are nice too.

>> No.15678706

>>15678617
Fuck me in the ass, this dude only has maybe 2 watches I'd actually like to own, out of like 50. Guess money really doesn't buy you taste.

>> No.15678712

>>15678706
Care to share your taste, anon?

>> No.15678717

>>15678706
He has personal taste, he doesn't stick to the safe basics like you probably do. The more eccentric the collection the more interesting I find the person.

>> No.15678720

>>15678712
Sure, Yema and Explorer. I just like the classic "generic" tool look, steel with the black dial, no matter the watch type.

>> No.15678725

>>15678717
Then you're the equivalent of a retarded woman who falls for men with goggles on top hats.

>> No.15678731

>>15678725
There's a difference between not having boring tastes and intentionally trying to be different. Nice Mystery reference btw. Are you by chance an accountant?

>> No.15678740

I buy all my watches based on the mystery method and other PUA game techniques

>> No.15678741

Does anyone make a 40-41mm navitimer chrono homage? Or the old 41mm colt?

>> No.15678745

>>15678740
Are you being intentionally dense? Like I said there's a difference between not having boring taste and intentionally trying to look different.

>> No.15678754

>>15678745
Was I talking to you?

>> No.15678769

does someone have that meme pic have ordering from meranom where your shipment goes through a blackhole then to your house?

>> No.15678796

>>15678769
That picture made me google Chistopol, and was surprised, it looked like a really comfy small city on google maps.

>> No.15678804
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>>15678706
>Guess money really doesn't buy you taste.
Ordinary people mistake taste for a petty bourgeois aesthetic conservativism that's not based on their actual personal aesthetic preferences, but a desire for social acceptance and a for achieving a "timeless look" that ensures the versatility and the lasting monetary value of their hard-earned purchase.
For the traditional upper classes and actual royalty timepieces are not tools of social representation but daring extensions of their personality by which they break social expectations in a subtle and acceptable manner.

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15678806

>>15678617
>Pepsi Rolex
>Rolex Explorer
>Seiko sarb
>Casio F-91w

>> No.15678817

https://www.watchuseek.com/threads/yema-navygraf.5248437/page-2#post-52563093
https://www.watchuseek.com/threads/yema-navygraf.5248437/page-2#post-52563093
https://www.watchuseek.com/threads/yema-navygraf.5248437/page-2#post-52563093

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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>>15678817
I AM LITERALLY DYING

>> No.15678823

>>15678754
It makes sense your watch tastes now. You have your head up your ass and are a dumb boring cunt.

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>>15678769

>> No.15678831

Where, aside from chrono24, can I find sinn watches?

>> No.15678836

>>15678817
I’ve only held them at windup and they felt ok, but with Yema being kind of a vanilla name in itself...I don’t find myself excited to say “I’m wearing the Yema Superman” as much as I’d be excited to say “I’m wearing the Halios Seaforth,” for example. I realize these things don’t matter to everyone, but I’ve realized it’s something I evaluate before buying..

>> No.15678838

>>15678836
I agree, brand and model names play a huge role for me and my purchasing decisions as well, which is why I could never own a Halios Seaforth.

"Halios" is way too close to halitosis in my ear and "Seaforth" sounds like the pretentious name of an even more pretentious 19th-century dandy. Percival Archibald Covington Seaforth III.

>> No.15678840

yeah, that's why I won't buy a Sinn (because it would be a sin! it might be facetious to many but to me it makes a difference).
Like another WUS member wrote that Yema's model names leave a lot to be desired - Superman, Navygraf, Spacegraf. really?? - they are a bit tacky ("hey dad, which watch are you wearing today? Today I have my Yema Superman II on". oh yeah, DC Comics time!) but not obviously wrong (like Sinn. "hey guys, i've got a Sinn/sin on my wrist")..

>> No.15678842
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15678842

>>15678820
JESUS CHRIST WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY SERIOUS

>> No.15678843

>>15678836
Halios branding looks malltier af.

>> No.15678852

>>15678840
>>15678838
The only thing worse than tacky names are the identity-sink that are numbers.
That is seriously one of the reasons I just can't get into Seiko, at all. A watch that's just a six-digit ID number comes with a deficit of personality from the get-go. Doesn't help that Seiko's speciality is "other people's design, but affordable and practical"

>> No.15678853

>>15678820
>>15678842
what am I looking at here

>> No.15678854

>>15678831
sinn online store?

>> No.15678857

>>15678853
The reason why you do not wear your watch above the bone.

>> No.15678858

>>15678827
thanks!!!!!!!

>> No.15678860

>>15678852
>A watch that's just a six-digit ID number comes with a deficit of personality from the get-go.
That's what every watch manufacturer does though. "Submariner" is just a marketable nickname for the ref. 124060.

>> No.15678862

>>15678831
Sinn has its own online shop (https://www.sinn.de/de/Kollektion.htm) as well as a network of select online and physical retailers based on your region, so you have James Porter and C.W. Sellors in the UK, Definewatches in Australia, Classic-watch and Uhrzeit in Germany, etc.
Unlike with many other brands you're not likely to make great grey market deals but on the other hand their models don't suffer that much from value depreciation.

>> No.15678863

>>15678857
im retarded please spoonfeed me

>> No.15678866

>>15678860
Exactly, and it goes a long way to make your pieces stand out and be a bit more memorable.
Because "Submariner" is a name and ties to some ideas you'll remember, unlike "124060".
So if you only do product numbers, you start at a disadvantage.

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>>15678840
https://www.howtopronounce.com/german/sinn

>> No.15678871

>>15678817
that happens when you wear the watch on the fucking bone, the watch must be worn always up in the arm befor the bone, not on top, or below.

>> No.15678873

>>15678863
There's 2 kinds of people in the world
Those that can extrapolate missing information

>> No.15678877

>>15678873
is the case back spring loaded or some shit? what the fuck is wrong with wearing your watch above the wrist bone, I thought that's the proper spot

>> No.15678882

>>15678877
I think they mean literally on top of the bone not higher up on your arm.

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15678895

Still day 1 of waiting for this... and I have looked around and I think I want to change the bezel, it makes the watch look so much cooler. But which one should I get? I will wear this cyka diver on a black nato with orange stripes. I thought about the orange bezel but would that be too much? Maybe go with a black one? I mean... the point of this watch is being too much. So I could go full orange.

>> No.15678897
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>>15678863

>> No.15678900

>>15678895
Check out one second closer bezels and inserts too.

>> No.15678902

>>15678895
Pictures don't do high polish justice. It takes on colours of its environment; the four red dots bezel is totally fine on a 420 case, doesn't need any tuning esp. if it's your first boctok.

>> No.15678908

>>15678897
wouldn't the yes picture be considered above the bone because it's higher up on your arm?

>> No.15678910

>>15678908
It's still below the bone. Close to it, yes, but still below. That's where I like to wear my watches, any lower and I need to pull my sleeves back to read the watch. It might be too high, especially on bigger watches, which is why I generally don't wear bigger watches.

>> No.15678913

>>15678902
Okay maybe I'll wait until it actually arrives and make a decision then :)

>> No.15678923

>>15678913
Hell, order an other bezel now. You could switch it up like straps. I have 2 bezels for my vostok.

>> No.15678925

>>15678897
above the bone is the classic, sophisticated manner how the nobles and royals of old Europe wear their watches to this day: https://deployant.com/spot-the-watch-members-of-royal-families/
Americans on this board come from a different, egalitarian culture where most men worked manual jobs and wore their watches below the bone in order not to ruin it so they find the European manner weird and effeminate

>> No.15678929

>>15678925
>first phto from that article is Felipe wearing his watch below the bone
nice
>only people wearing them above the bone are notorious tastelet Harry and Michael of Kent wearing loose bracelets that slide over the bone
>and then a prole who married into royalty
Great job disproving your own point.

>> No.15678948

>>15678923
yeah fuck it, i have money right now. ordered the black and white one.

https://www.ebay.de/itm/163838238752

my thought was that the numbers on the dial in white will match the numbers on the bezel. also going with an orange bezel and an orange dial is maybe a bit too fucked up.

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>>15678929
the Spanish and the Italians suffer from a different kind of autism, looking at your watch in a social setting was considered very inappropriate well into the second half of the 20th century so they used to wear it so much below the bone that it was entirely covered by the cuff. Agnelli wearing it in the same position but over the cuff was a deconstruction of what was considered appropriate in high society.

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15678953

Thoughts on Bronze Watches? Kinda cool but I feel like it's harmful to the watch or any moving parts (i.e crown or bezel) it might have.

>> No.15678954

>>15678948
Tell us how it smells when it comes in
That vostok factory smell is something else

>> No.15678956

>>15678953
I'm retarded, I'm talking about bronze patina specifically

>> No.15678959

My quartz watch has suddenly started losing HOURS at random.

Why?

>> No.15678962
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>>15678953
Reminder that bronze watches stink and will make your hands stink if you handle them.

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15678963

>>15678959
you hold it upside down again

>> No.15678965

>>15678533
Pretty much any Timex quartz

>> No.15678966

>>15678959
It's probably got some dirt in it or needs lubrication, maybe the battery is dying

>> No.15678980

>>15678953
huge fucking meme
as said before they smell
the moving parts can rust together so you have to be turning the crown and bezel every now and then, constantly
bronze is a shittier metal
you are actually just paying more for less so you can look like some steampunk asshat

>> No.15678988

>>15678953
Bronze is nice, but not the larp bronze that has fucking rust.Dark bronze with some part less dark and a bit polished by wear is nice.The only wrong thing about it is the dudes that goes ''my watch case is made from bronze so I will let it rust to death because it looks cool''

>> No.15678990

>>15678962
>>15678980
That's a shame. I wish that it didn't patina/rust and would just stay the natural bronze color

>> No.15678991

Why is there a big push for bronze watches as of late? I hate the look to be quite honest.

>> No.15678992
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15678992

Is this Apple Watch case /wt/ approved?

Reminds me of a G-Shock.

>> No.15678997

I want to get my Seiko Monster bead blasted to a satin finish. Does anybody have recommendations for who can do it? I’d do it myself for any other watch, but for something like a Monster I want it professionally done

>> No.15679005

A few days ago I was walking outdoors during heavily overcast weather, and wanted to find my bearings without resorting to my smartphone. Alas, foresight failed me and I'd worn my chinkshitter on its steel bracelet, so the customary clipper compass wasn't there.

My question is: is there a reasonable way to attach a clip-on compass to a steel bracelet? "Just stick it on there" would mean having it on the twelve o'clock side.

>> No.15679007

>>15678991
it's just a fad, there are lots of watch trends and some fade faster than others. bronze watches are already kind of on the way out

>> No.15679009

>>15678990
There are some bronze watches that have some kind of clear coat over them but it will wear off eventually.

>> No.15679010

>>15678991
Trends

>> No.15679012

>>15678997
Just look up bead blasting in your area. Have a watch maker take apart the watch and then bring the metal to be blasted.

>> No.15679015

>>15678991
Probably is all about the patina. You have vintage watches that have been aging for many many years, but vintage watches can be tricky in terms of service and maintenance and they also had lume that aged. If you buy a new watch it will be shiny, and if it's expensive there are many chances you won't be using it enough to give it a used look or ''patinated'' and also the lume won't age. With bronze cases you can have a new watch that can get some interesting patina in a short amount of time.

I like bronze because I like the maritime old stuff, it had many bronze pieces, sextants, compasses, bells...it has a timeless look and feel, but as I said, I don't like that crap rust that some people adds to it.

>> No.15679018

>>15679005
Learn how to use an analog watch as a compass you dipshit.

>> No.15679024

>>15679018
>overcast
Dude.

>> No.15679028

>>15678990
They do make some that are more rust resistant like phosphor bronze or aluminum bronze but they're no stainless steel

This whole movement reminds me of those wackjobs that liked TFH raw denim because the rivets and buttons would rust

>> No.15679034

>>15679024
I'm a blind retard

>> No.15679036

>>15678617
I'm not a huge watchfag, just know this and that and watch a few watch channels on youtube. But can someone tell me if this collection is any good? I recognize most of these but his collection screams to me that he's not affluent enough to fully enjoy this hobby on one hand and on other wants to be have watches as autistic hobby very hard so instead of buying 2 nice watches he bought 40 of which most are shit. That's at least how it looks to someone who knows big houses like PP, AP, Rolex, A Lange pretty well but never obsessed over smaller niche houses.

>> No.15679045

>>15678557
As something to collect? Definitely.
As something to wear? Not so much

>> No.15679058

>>15679036
It's called personal preference and not trying to impress anyone. Some people literally only collect casio shitters. Vast majority of people who collect pp ap al and rolex aren't even watch people, they just want to flaunt their wealth. It's like thinking you have to buy jordans if you want to be a sneakerhead and can't just eant to collect vintage reeboks or something.

>> No.15679059
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>>15678557
you can have the best of both worlds

>> No.15679060

>>15678897
I actually own guns so 3 is only a semi larp for me

>> No.15679084

>>15678951
>looking at your watch in a social setting was considered very inappropriate well into the second half of the 20th century
That was the case pretty much everywhere, for everyone who was not working in a train station, a factory or an airfield.
It's okay dude, we all get it, you made shit up based on one or two photos. It's not as if there even were traditions regarding wristwatches, they're too recent for that. Wristwatches have been the consensus for timepieces since the 50s, which is also exactly the time when nobility became irrelevant.

>> No.15679085

>>15679060
There is objectively nothing wrong with wearing your watch inside the wrist when you are hunting or shooting.

>> No.15679089

>>15679085
I wear on the inside when exercising, if I'm doing planks and shit that position is great.

>> No.15679104

>>15678804
Rare smart post and right above a basedjak at that. This really is 4channel™

>> No.15679115

>>15679059
More like the worst of both worlds.

>> No.15679118

>>15678488
LMFAO

>> No.15679121

>>15678533
buddy, nobody on this website owns a minute repeater watch

>> No.15679122

>>15678741
not him but bump

>> No.15679126

>>15678827
albeit very specific, this is quite funny yes

>> No.15679131
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wrist check

>> No.15679145

>>15678992
i am /wt/ and i approve

>> No.15679146
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15679146

Are mechanical chronographs the dumbest part of the watch world? You don't get bragging rights like minute repeaters or tourbillions, which is even less useful but still very effective in 'flaunting your wealth'. But mechanical chronos are *just* priced enough so average dumbs can afford it, but happens to be thick, expensive for what you get, expensive to service, and are sized so big it looks like a average mall shitter to non watch people.

Pic unrelated, an actual better choice than a seagull mechanical chrono microshitter.

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>> No.15679199

is there another thread? why is this thread shitty and slow

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>> No.15679292
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15679292

Where should I send my SARB017 for service to fix a dial/hand alignment issue? How much does something like that cost? It doesn't seem like many independent watch repair shops service seiko

>> No.15679303
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15679303

hot or naw?

>> No.15679306

>>15679146
What kind of souless person are you that you care about the bragging rights and wealth flaunting of a watch? This is just being a hypebeast about watches.

>> No.15679307

>>15679292
Any half decent watchmaker should be able to fix the alignment issue, what kind of service does it need? if it just needs to be adjusted slightly most watchmakers should do that no problem.

>> No.15679309

>>15679292
I don't think that's really problematic or costly for any watchmaker, see YT tutorials and you will see how the hands can be removed and put again with ease if you have the watchmaker tooling, and the cost won't be too high since there is no need for new pieces, just watchmakers labour time.

>> No.15679316

>>15679307
yeah mostly just alignment, it seems like the dial is rotated clockwise ever so slightly and the hour/minute hands don't line up when it hits the hour. The hour hand seems bent downward slightly as well

>> No.15679320

>>15679316
Yeah the hands being misaligned is an easy fix, pretty much anywhere that works on watches should be willing to do it.

>> No.15679321

>>15679320
how about rotating the dial and bending the hour hand straight? sorry I'm a retard i've never had a watch serviced

>> No.15679323

>>15679321
Like the other anon said, any place eorth it's salt should be able to help you. This isn't mechanical servicing of the movement, this is just some very basic stuff you could even do at home if you felt comfortable with your capabilities.

>> No.15679325

>>15679323
I've never even opened up a mechanical watch before. Don't think I'll try it, thanks for the advice anon.

>> No.15679328

>>15679321
I'm not sure, it depends on why the dial is misaligned, it's probably very simple, most of seikos alignment issues aren't mechanical defects but just lazy qc during assembly

>> No.15679329

>>15679328
So basically he probably just has to make sure everything is straight when he puts it back together, which seiko loves to fuck up.

>> No.15679338

>>15679325
You should buy some cheap shitter and try, like a second hand vostok or something. You can buy some shitty $20 tool kit which will be more than enough to do some basic work. I find knoeing how to do this stuff makes you more authentic when you say you're into watches, rather than just being a consumer. Just my 2 cents though.

>> No.15679339

Any cool but affordable Tonneau watches? I think they're neat.

>> No.15679340

>>15678992
Owning an apple watch makes you a faggot.

>> No.15679350

>>15679338
>I can change straps with minimal scratches and damage to the strap and lugs does that count? ;_;

I should probably learn I just get nervous about fucking something up

>> No.15679356

>>15679306
My point is exactly the opposite dummy. There will always be people who want to brag, and there will always be products that are stupidly expensive to meet that market. I personally don't give a shit about other people's thoughts on my watch, but people who buy minute repeaters, hypebeast clothes and shoes, some other stupidly expensive car etc certainly do.

Mechanical chronogrpahs are just dumb in the sense that they are uglier, more costly, and aren't even worth it. People say stuff like 'well than why wear anything other than a quartz?' but for 3 handers are there any quartz watches with nice designs like microbrands do, using higher quality materials like sapphire/ceramic etc at a similar price?

Microbrand shitters with 2824 or nh35 work cause they have designs that appeal to people other major brands won't offer at a cheaper pricepoint with better quality, not soley cause they're mechanical. Mechanical Chronos can't do that cause either they are too expensive for what you're getting, too expensive to service, or just way to thick and big.

>> No.15679357
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15679357

Is it possible to have a cyclops glued onto the domed crystal of my vostok? I know most you hate a cyclops but I really enjoy the look of them. Would it work with the domed crystal?

>> No.15679359

>>15679356
Speedmaster reduced is thin and cheap relatively.

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>> No.15679363

>>15679359
And also discontinued

>> No.15679365
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15679365

alright im buying into the russian shitter meme. which models that are on meranom are the most popular around here? i want something that russian soldiers actually used. thanks in advance

>> No.15679370

>>15679356
I rather like a cheap sugess mechanical chrono.

>> No.15679374

>>15679370
I'll take the Sugess tourbillon for 400 Alex...
>ugly as shit, but it's a tourbillon....

>> No.15679384

>>15679365
Just buy a good looking one, like the new 710 SE ''icebreacker'' or a 960, classic or SE either one is very nice.
The 927 dial is a classic and very old dial, the 710 150 and 090 cases are all very old as well.

>> No.15679418
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15679418

First thing that comes to mind when you see this watch.....

>> No.15679419 [DELETED] 

>>15679418
supreme

>> No.15679421

>>15679418
Aesthetic

>> No.15679423 [DELETED] 

timeless excuse the pun

>> No.15679434

>>15679370
Yeah they look nice, but that's the thing with mechanical chronos. Pretty, Cheap, Reliable. You can only pick 2.

>> No.15679438

>>15679434
What's wrong with the seagul movement? It's pretty reliable no?

>> No.15679439
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>>15679418
Same with speedies, they are the bottom tier of the luxury world and most normies get them as first big boy purchases because the have seen them in over 9000 reviews.They are nice, but at this point they have meme status and are overpriced.

>> No.15679447

>>15679442
I wouldn't get a regular speedie, they really are played out. I would only buy a special one.

>> No.15679456

>>15679438
Kinda? If it breaks, you're better off replacing it, which is the same with nh movements, so not really a problem there. The problem is the qc, it's all over the place. A well runnung one probably will for a long time, but there's just a lot of variance with each individual quality.

>> No.15679465

>>15679456
Thanks for the info

>> No.15679473

>>15679418
Depends on what else the person is wearing

>> No.15679490

>>15679384
https://meranom.com/en/vostok/vostok-watch-retro-2415-550934b.html

https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-classic/420/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-420289-grille-bezel.html

https://meranom.com/en/vostok/vostok-watch-retro-2415-550934b.html

these three were the ones that caught my eye the most after looking through the site. the one with the grille bezel is really cool and unique, if i could have that on the Amphibian Classic 420831, it would be the deal breaker. the Retro 2415 550934B is really fucking cool too. as of now im leaning towards the Retro 2415 550934B the most.

>> No.15679496

>>15679490
fucked up the links, this was supposed to be the first one
https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-classic/420/vostok-watch-amphibian-classic-420831.html

>> No.15679504

>>15679496
The neptune SE is in stock in green right now, just get one of these it's one of the best vostok watches.
https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-se/960se/vostok-watch-neptune-se-960726.html

>> No.15679506

>>15679442
I'd be stoked with owning both, just saying.

>> No.15679507

>>15679490
You can get the grille bezel for any watch. Just go into the bezel section of the website and purchase it, the watch you want, and the change parts service.

>> No.15679514
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15679514

What's the deal with these? At first I thought this was a really cool, well-put-together looking watch. I'm into industrial-looking metallicy skeleton watches, the entire build looks really clean and solid, good looking skeleton watch, but then I noticed something..... IT DOESN'T HAVE A FUCKING SECONDS HAND!?!?!, What kind of fake Chinese watch bullshit is this? I've never even heard or seen a watch that doesn't have a second hand before. Even cheaper mechanical watches at half the price have fucking second hands... Is this basically a full on blatant scam, can someone please explain to me what the hell is going on here??

>> No.15679518
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>>15679504
i saw it and i do like it, the only reason why i didnt mention is, is the price. seems like alot and this watch feels like its in another class compared to the others (im not complaining). is the price justified? is the movement good? and also, is this how the lume actually is or is it just a weird camera reflection
>>15679507
hm, so i did this with the neptune SE posted above and i chose the grille bezel and im in checkout but im not seeing a change parts service

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>>15679507
unless youre talking about this. is this really how it works? have the bezel in cart, pick watch and this option to replace? it only says straps/bracelets

>> No.15679547
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>>15679518
https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-classic/spare-parts/changing-spare-parts.html
SE models just have a higher finishing standard, crown and bezel are stainless steel. Lume is slightly better but pretty much useless. The pic you posted looks like that because it was set for 30 seconds of exposure. This is what the lume looks like after a few seconds under a halogen bulb taken with a shitty phone camera. I don't remember if the se 960 neptunes come with solid link bracelets or not, you can purchase one too.

>> No.15679549

>>15679362
Whoa, that looks nice, how much?
>>15679418
Nice entry level watch, similar to Speedy but more known.

>> No.15679550

>>15679541
Yes exactly. In the comments section of your order you specify what you want changed.

>> No.15679555

I checked the comments and the 960 SE models should come eith a solid link bracelet.

>> No.15679621

>>15679418
desk diver/bond larper

>> No.15679626

>>15678533
Haha 36 000 bph hi-beat go brrrrrrrrr.

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>>15678199
>does this app use your phone's microphone or how does this work?
Yes, or an external mic. Needs to be completely quiet if you use your phone's. It's not as good as a real timegrapher, but works well enough for regulating. It's not free though, but I use it enough that I don't mind paying.

>> No.15679639

>>15679636
To add, it doesn't give you the beat error (what it labels beat error is the daily deviation) but you can eyeball if it's ok or not from the line of dots it draws. If you're interested in the amplitude, though shit.

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Post ur daily

>> No.15679652

>>15678925
>>15678951
>>15678910
ok just so we are clear
nearer to armpit, beyond wrist = above the bone
nearer to hand, beyond wrist = below the bone

dont confuse me, afaik in anatomic terms nearer to the trunk(body) = "up the limb"

>> No.15679656
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15679656

>>15679514
>I've never even heard or seen a watch that doesn't have a second hand before.
>What kind of fake Chinese watch bullshit is this?

?
2 handers are normal, though in the past they were far more common.
even modern 1 handers exist today.

>> No.15679663

>>15679418
>First thing that comes to mind when you see this watch
the wearer is probably not a watch person and will know very little about watches if I bring up this topic with him.

>>15679357
maybe? probably not well, the underside has to be flush with the crystal

>> No.15679666

Is Breitling a meme company? I kinda feel I have to get one, being an aerospace engineer.

>> No.15679730

>>15679666
god tier

>> No.15679745

>>15678804
>For the traditional upper classes and actual royalty timepieces are not tools of social representation but daring extensions of their personality by which they break social expectations in a subtle and acceptable manner.
You must be kidding.

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>>15679666
Really good company, currently making the effort of moving most of the production in-house. Great history, one of the most significant names in the field of chronographs. A lot of iconic pieces.
That said, their designs are not for everyone and the general concept of their tool watches is completely obsolete today, even more so than any other watch. It's one thing to "just look at your phone" but it's another to have a computation tool on your wrist that is actually slower and less flexible than the many instruments you now use instead in the context that are supposed to be what the watches are meant for.
Also, while pricy, Breitlings retain their value pretty well and the interest in them is not diminishing. Maybe the current models with in-house movements will gain in value quickly, who knows.

tl;dr :
The "flight tool watch" value of Breitlings is mostly larp these days but the designs are still iconic, have a great history, and the watches themselves are solid

>> No.15679762

>>15679363

if only it were possible to purchase used watches on some sort of online auction

>> No.15679763

>>15679514

>random amazon chink shitter
>500 plus fucking dollars

>> No.15679767

>>15679752

Whats the deal with this bezel, it's like it's supposed to be a womans, maybe that's what they are trying to market but I really wish they didn't have it like this.

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>>15679767
In that case, it's a dressed up version of their older bezel design, but the beaded bezel has become something of a staple of the Navitimer line.
Its earlier, simpler version and even this version are meant to have a lot of grip so a pilot could use the bezel while wearing gloves without slipping.

>> No.15679785

>>15679762
>talking about how mechanical chronos cost a lot
>one of the main reason is the cost to service
>brings up used market of a discontinued watch as a counterpoint

Gee why didn't I think of that? Oh right, I'm not retarded.

>> No.15679797

What are some field watches I should be looking at?
My diver is getting old

>> No.15679802

>>15679783
Well interesting to know but still looks kind of feminine which kills it for me t b h.

>>15679785
Its an ETA and a valjoux chronograph module it's not even expensive to service.

>> No.15679803
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>>15679802
If you're interested in the Navitimer, there are loads of different versions, just look around and you'll probably find a dial+bezel+size combination to your taste.

>> No.15679817

>>15679797
This is the third time I recommend this watch in any of these threads and I'm starting to feel like a shill for a brand I don't really care about that much.

But check out Boldr, specially the Venture line

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>>15679797
so many choices in field watch genre
and many microbrands have exceeding good stats
so depends on how "special" you want it to be

pic related, Vario's upcoming meme trench watches

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>>15679797
a bit expensive for what it is but I think these Serica (french microbrand) watches are really nice looking with the retro expender bands
movement is STP (ETA 2824)

of course theres the usual hamilton khaki, citizen field, boldr, seiko sarb017 alpinist (still can be found for $500) etc

>> No.15679842

>>15678550
Nice AR coating faggot

>> No.15679849

>>15679817
I'll sus anyway anon
>>15679824
Bit larpy but I don't mind that at all
>>15679827
That's good shit, thanks

>> No.15679866

>>15678533
Tuning fork.

>> No.15679868

>>15679340
how so?

>> No.15679873

>>15679356
no, mechanical chronogaphs are cool

>> No.15679874

>>15679357
no, not with a domed crystal

>> No.15679878

>>15679514
plenty of watches dont have second hands. instead, dont get that watch because its an ugly shitter

>> No.15679881

>>15679636
lmao every time i have to use this app i just delete the app data so it forgets im done with the free trial

>> No.15679883

>>15679643
nice watch

>> No.15679884

>want a navitimer
>have skeleton wrists
fuck me sideways I guess

>> No.15679894

Hey anons, do I get the Sinn 104 with the bracelet or strap? Bracelet's like 30% more expensive and I don't know which bracelet to choose.
Also, its the black dial that's the good looking one, yeah? I'm kinda curious what people think of the blue and white ones.

>> No.15679906

>>15679894
get it with the bracelet so you have the "full set"
it'll be a hassle to get one that fits exactly otherwise
do they even sell the bracelet by itself?

straps are whatever you can get a better one on your own
>Also, its the black dial that's the good looking one, yeah? I'm kinda curious what people think of the blue and white ones.
literally a subjective choice. I personally do not like black dials.

>> No.15679915
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15679915

All I want it a white second generation VC overseas

It will never happen. what do I do to cope with these feels bros

I'll probably never be rich enough and even if I was I'm so clumsy I'd probably just walk into a door and total it.

>> No.15679919

>>15679915
how much for a used one?

>> No.15679923

>>15679915
Start saving your money and get one.
If that's the only thing you really want then you'll figure it out.

>> No.15679926

>>15679919
I've seen them about 10-15k

>>15679923
I mean I'm aware that anyone (within reason) can save for anything. I just don't think I'd ever feel comfortable wearing that much money on my wrist.

You misjudge one doorway or table and you could end up with a massive repair bill.

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>>15679926
>I mean I'm aware that anyone (within reason) can save for anything. I just don't think I'd ever feel comfortable wearing that much money on my wrist.
>You misjudge one doorway or table and you could end up with a massive repair bill.

i understand what you mean.
I would not be comfortable to have that amount of money on my wrist either.
but i think its kinda lame to baby a sports watch.
They are meant to be worn roughly and without concern, as per their namesake.
unless you ram it into an edge of a metal table you'll just get some minor scratches anyway. A watch with scratches is a watch well loved.

>> No.15679937

>>15679894
The white is the best looking by far

>> No.15679946
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Thoughts on this watch? https://casio-shop.eu/p/gm-s5600pg-1er/

>> No.15679951

>>15679946
It's a G-Shock, a particularly feminine one, but a G-Shock.
I don't like the negative display, but you are probably getting your money worth

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>>15679643
f91w, just purchsed the right one but kinda too comfortable with f91w

>> No.15679969

>>15679915
wow what a lovely watch

>> No.15679971

>>15679946
"Housing with IP finish
The watch case is coated using the so-called "ion plating""

No thanks. If the finish is anything like the metal finish they use on their other watches it will look like utter shit after a while.

I'd just get a regular rose gold metal case off aliexpress and sub it onto a normal DW5600

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>>15678070
thinking about copping, thoughts?

>> No.15679978

>>15679974
An anon posted one of these the other day in the thread. Said it was NOS. Got to admit it looks pretty sick.

I had a look at a few myself after but didn't pull the trigger.

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>>15679974
that website is shady, dont get it from there

also make sure you do your homework etc etc

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>>15679981
pic related
seller on ebay is selling "raketa copernicus butterfly" with "original papers attached"

but if you look carefully, the reference number does not match to the catalogue. These are papers from another watch.

>> No.15679997

>>15679974
What the other anons said, be careful. I bought mine from eBay "new" and it stopped running after a month

>> No.15680001
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Be honest, is the Speedmaster overrated?
How often will normies and soijacks notice that lm wearing one?

>> No.15680002

>>15679974
Shitter.

>> No.15680004

>>15680001
nobody fucking cares about your watch
you wear the watch for you, not for others, retard

>> No.15680020

>>15680004
He wants a fucking Omega, obviously he's wearing it as jewellery.

>> No.15680021

Reminder that 11mm is the absolute maximum thickness for a wristwatch.

Any bigger, and you're wearing a pocketwatch.

>> No.15680027

>>15679303
Hot

>> No.15680051

>>15678895
Get a bezel that fits SKX inserts and fit an SKX011 bezel insert.

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>>15679643

>> No.15680089

>>15679974
Buy, it's fucking great, but beware. Things to look out for are:

1. Long seconds hand, anything with a short one has been swapped
2. Picture of movement, the number (2609 or something) should match the catalog one
3. Russian only text or English only text, never a mixture. I'm still not sure if the English versions are actually legit releases for the capitalist pigs in the west.

If these 3 are correct the chances are you have a legit one. It's still an unknown though, for example the Copernicus I got for 120 seemed legit other than a new leather strap, but I'm still unsure.

If most of the things fit the profile, it doesn't matter.

>> No.15680097

>>15680021
all a wristwatch is, is a pocket watch with a strap to fit on your wrist

>> No.15680101

Do I, as a poorfag student, need anything other than a Timex WeeKender?

>> No.15680103

>>15680001
this is the Nobody Fucking Cares About Your Watch Thread. seriously, the biggest mistake you can make about watches is pretending even for a second that anybody cares about your watch

>> No.15680107

>>15680101
you dont "need" any watch ever

>> No.15680111

>>15680101
>Timex WeeKender
TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK TICK

>> No.15680114

>>15679915
The 2nd gen the overseas is so ugly.
The 3rd gen has a far nicer dial imo. And sapphire caseback too, so you can actually view your VC finishing.

>> No.15680117

>>15680101
f91w is the answer or mq24

>> No.15680119

>>15680117
>meme brokefag watch #1 and meme brokefag watch #2
literally get any other casio or a gshock ffs.

>> No.15680124

>>15680119
>>15680117
the worldtime is better, it's got g-shock sizing for adult male wrists but a more interesting look and it has a great set of functions for 20-30 bucks.
or the a700 which is just the f91w but metal and better. better light, clearer display, refined looks, even the bracelet is reasonably comfortable.

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>>15680107
>>15680117
you need this one,rest are optional

>> No.15680127

>>15680107
ya got me there
>>15680111
I like it though. It has a really warm, nostalgic ring to it
>>15680117
They're such a played out, cheapo lookin ass watch though.

>> No.15680128

>>15680124
a700 is not metal, a1000 is.

>> No.15680129

>>15680128
the a700 is much cheaper and easier to find

>> No.15680157

>>15678895
>>15680051
Like this one. >>15679303

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>>15679643

>> No.15680174

>>15680160
sex

>> No.15680201
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>>15679974
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT get it from russian-watches.info.
They pay to get on top of google listings when searching russian watches, they even get first page results when searching current Raketa models they do not even stock. They sell fakes, some obvious (big 24h watches that were never part of Raketa's catalog, ever, including ome that are using dial designs from Vostok or Poljot), some not so much ("commemorative" Big Zero variants that look enough like official pieces to seem believable, especially since Raketa made commemorative watches for dignitaries and military personnel) as well as frankens and redials labeled as NOS.
A couple years back, they stocked some really obvious fake Raketas with WW2 era german planes on the dials and were immediatly busted by the then freshly revived Raketa brand that blacklisted the website on the spot.
so you are most likely to get a fake of sort. And that is, if you get anything at all as a bunch of people have come forward describing how they received completely different watches from what they ordered, or even got a notice that their products had been "destroyed or lost during shipping" just a week after the order was placed, before any shipping number could be provided, which is beyond suspicious.
Keep an eye out on Ebay and maybe Etsy, a bunch of legit russian watches sometimes show up from Ukraine, Belarus or Kazakhstan, far from the official stocks that Raketa stopped managing properly in the 90s as they were going under, and these distant stocks can be in pretty good condition. Just do some research into movement ID (all movements built in the USSR had to have a specific identification number engraved on the bridge, if a seller won't open the caseback to show it, that's a bad sign), dial characteristics, cases and you'll find one eventually. Find catalog photos.
Sadly, the Copernic isn't as well documented as the Big Zero that has a few guides and discussions online tracking what fakes exist on the market.

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>>15680089
>I'm still not sure if the English versions are actually legit releases for the capitalist pigs in the west
Actually they were exported to East-Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. At one point some were even exported into France and especially Italy.
That's why you can find some legit Raketas with the USSR State Mark of Quality (see pic) with text in latin instead of cyrillic.
It's most known with vintage Vostok where you have the common Boctok, the lesser-known Vostok of the DDR and Czechoslovakia, and the most unusual Wostok for the polish market.

>> No.15680210

>>15680125
>>15680101

What he said.

I got two, one in black and one same pictured. Put them both on NATO. Amazing watches for under 50$ for both. It's a steal. Everything you need in a watch with a cool retro style.

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>>15680208
wait, is my vostok special?

>> No.15680214

>>15680211
It is, congratulation.
It's got to be worth at least 5€ more than a regular Boctok/Vostok.

>> No.15680218

>>15680214
omg im rich!!!!

>> No.15680232

>>15680214
>>15680218
no but fr, i was very close to getting one in worse condition except with cyrillic text (preferred the look of cyrillic), but im now glad that i didnt

>> No.15680235

>>15680232
Not as exotic as the cyrillic, but a bit more special now that you know the story behind it.

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>one more day to Halloween
>Halloween, Halloween
>one more day to Halloween
>silver shamrock

>> No.15680258

>>15680129
Still not metal.

>> No.15680262

>>15680237
missed chance of adding a little bat as a seconds hand

>> No.15680271

>>15680237
are those glass hands?

>> No.15680273

>>15680271
Clear plastic, I think

>> No.15680276

>>15680271
>glass
>in a swatch
Good joke.

>> No.15680288

https://www.chrono24.com/traser/index.htm

Is any of this shit any good? What kind of a brand is that anyway?

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>>15679643
This because my watch gets abused a ton most days.

>> No.15680295

New
>>15680294
>>15680294
>>15680294

>> No.15680298

>>15680288
Not heard of them before. Looks like they make rugged quartz watches

Not a fan I think they look a little over priced for what they are maybe. they seem to have tritium lume though which is cool if you're into that

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>>15680288
They are like luminox. Their watches mostly have tritium tubes for the spec ops larper. Nice to see in the dark but tritium tubes get worse after like 10 years and either you replace them or live with the watch not glowing anymore. Huge gimmick for me but some of these watches look fun.

>> No.15680338

>>15678951
>>15678929
>>15678925
Now let's try without being fags. Does it really matter?

>> No.15680360
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>>15679643
>pick up whenever after wearing other ones because battery-powered
>have to set the date at max because quartz accuracy
>featherlight and slim, slips under anything
>metal bracelet with clasp so easy on-off
>backlight for checking the time in the middle of the night

>> No.15680370
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>>15679656
Meistersinger are BRUTALLY overpriced, for what they are underneath, actually. They order a fancy dial from somewhere, then use the same cheap cases, movements, glass and straps as everyone else and charge 1k+ for a higher class Luch.

Their blue sunburst dials are absolute pornokino IRL, though.

>> No.15680486

>>15680101
I love my weekender. cost me $27, looks nice and takes a beating.
the ticking never bothered me. my environment is seldom quiet enough to hear it. when I can, I find it comfy sounding.

>> No.15680850
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thoughts? the beige dial looks pretty fuckin sharp

>> No.15681366

>>15680119
>>15680124
>>15680127
It seems f91w superiority has led to some controversies

>>15680124
>>15680125
casioroyale is cool I guess

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