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nudemacusers

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Re: Bore thread of pointless jewelry masquerading as useful : Watches.
« Reply #180 on: June 17, 2020, 10:23:55 AM »
Are those the new sarb equivalents? Looks nice.
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« Reply #181 on: June 17, 2020, 10:44:42 AM »
Are those the new sarb equivalents? Looks nice.

Not sure. There's some more references in that series but that one has a more blocky case and links, unlike the others...
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« Reply #182 on: June 18, 2020, 06:38:08 AM »
Like this one which looks good (blue hands is always a safe choice...) and is also a SARX but not the same design (no crown protection).

https://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/seiko/products/seiko-automatic-presage-sarx033
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« Reply #183 on: June 19, 2020, 12:35:06 AM »
Seiko also has a popular alpinist style model currently, looks nice and has the always tasteful dark green or cream dial :



Biggest issue for me (besides price  :doge ) is the Prospex logo on the dial. I realized I already talked about that in the past but it's always a bother... The logo is serviceable but bland, always break the purity of dials, I feel.

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« Reply #184 on: August 08, 2020, 03:46:40 AM »
I was gifted a classy travel box for a watch.  :doggy

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« Reply #185 on: August 08, 2020, 03:19:26 PM »
Congrats. :D The old adage is to wear your new watch in good health, but that feels a bit morbid given all this. *gestures at the world burning*

RE: the Sinn 556, I've always heard good things, but that was when they had ETA movements. There's some import control here in the U.S. on mother of pearl so I don't know anyone who had that particular model. In my experience they make overbuilt watches that prioritize legibility that feel like they cost too much, which to be blunt describes a lot of watches made in the BRD. I find German military "tacticool" a huge turn off, personally.

The company has some devotees because it was one of the few places you could get a Lemania chronograph movement at the end of its manufacturing life (well, outside a Patek Philippe :girlaff).

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« Reply #186 on: August 08, 2020, 03:40:29 PM »
Speaking of overbuilt, legible watches that feel like they cost too much, I think this is the first Ball I've ever fancied.

https://shop.ballwatch.ch/en/eiiimarvelight/Marvelight_Chronometer-NM2026C-S28C-BK

Limited edition, but I hope it takes off. The multicolored tritium is a great way to add playfulness to a house style that really struggles to stand out. I'm sure pictures don't do it justice.

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VomKriege

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« Reply #187 on: August 08, 2020, 03:41:41 PM »
I don't mind the tacticool as much as you do (I like the U1, the Mission Timer or the Space model they have... Not sure I'd wear them well tho) but I agree with you they're a bit rich. Sinn allows for more custom bracelet and glass options on their site and from my experience they throw in a tool, some maintenance liquid and a nicer box than your usual Japanese counterpart. Doesn't make up for the cost difference but does it ever.

The mother of pearl dial is unique but the 556 itself much less so. The blue dial is great and exactly the perfect shade but Seiko and Orient have good ones too, for cheaper. Same for legibility, which is why I'm keeping the Orient Star Outdoor on top of the wishlist.

I've been won over by the Power Reserve complication, I think. I cycle too many watches to keep them winded at all times but it's still useful.

Edit : Magnifying glass for the date is the worst turn off ever.
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« Reply #188 on: August 09, 2020, 11:52:49 AM »
I changed the battery on my eone finally. Putting it back on my wrist makes me feel so much swagger.

Still need to fix my botta.  :fbm
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« Reply #191 on: November 22, 2020, 04:41:24 AM »
Since I'm not a rich man, I'm starting looking more into Sea-Gull (Chinese) that we already mentioned upthread : They have an interesting "Starry sky" design (though the starry sky disk is apparently just a month indicator) and a couple of other I like, the Telemeter Chronomètre or the Wu Yi Gold dial.
It's hard to find reviews in English for those sadly and I need to double check on trusted vendors because AliExpress is a bit of a crapshoot.

This guy compiled a list of Korean brands :
https://medium.com/@radrelsc2/korean-watch-brands-your-guide-to-korean-made-watches-48022031fc4c

Gonna look into that.
Not a lot of automatics as far as I can see...
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Re: Bore thread of pointless jewelry masquerading as useful : Watches.
« Reply #192 on: November 25, 2020, 06:11:16 PM »
Models that caught my fancy during my last round of Internet window licking. Might involve repeats from earlier in the thread...

Citizen Diver, would look better with a NATO strap.
https://www.citizenwatch.eu/fr/produit/bn0205-10l/

Citizen GPS watch, keeping the dream of a (somewhat) affordable satellite watch. Maybe a bit big...
https://www.citizenwatch.eu/product/cc3067-11l/

Citizen Flieger lite.
https://www.citizenwatch.eu/product/ca7045-14e/

Orient Flieger type B.
https://montre-automatique.com/produit/orient-flight-ii-ra-ac0h02n-ra-ac0h02n10b/

Seagull 51, an homage to the first Chinese mechanical watch. 38mm is nice.
https://www.seagullwatchcompany.com/products/seagull-classic-watch-wuyi-gold-dial-automatic-mechanical-watch-fkwy
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« Reply #193 on: November 26, 2020, 06:03:19 AM »
Man, if only I opened my heart to quartz it would widen the horizon of affordability so much. I already am fine with solar and hybrid quartz (anything not requiring a battery)... Maybe I need to surmount my watch snobbery.

CWC Royal Navy Diver, a bit expensive (this is one of the cheapest...).
https://www.cwcwatch.com/collections/divers-watches/products/cwc-royal-navy-issue-divers-watch

This one is interesting too :
https://www.cwcwatch.com/collections/general-service-watches/products/cwc-sonar?variant=33261608468566
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