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Offline freeskier7791

Watches
« on: October 01, 2019, 07:56:14 AM »
Anyone else into watches?  I started wearing a cheap smartwatch I got for christmas a few years ago again, and it sparked my interest in getting something nice, I really enjoy not having to reach into my pocket to read the time off my phone.

I just bought one of these, and am already looking for another.  It seems like this new hobby could be as costly as cars!  :yay: Anyone else collect watches?

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Re: Watches
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 10:02:59 AM »
I have a few, but absolutely nothing fancy.   A couple Citizens and an old, 1990s Tommy Hilfiger that a friend gave me in high school.

I wear a FitBit now though, so they donít get worn often.
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Offline freeskier7791

Re: Watches
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 11:16:04 AM »
I have a few, but absolutely nothing fancy.   A couple Citizens and an old, 1990s Tommy Hilfiger that a friend gave me in high school.

I wear a FitBit now though, so they donít get worn often.

Citizen makes some cool watches, and the solar is cool.  I absolutely hate smart watches, I love all the engineering that goes into a mechanical watch
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Offline babillaracing

Re: Watches
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 11:43:29 AM »
I got 2 citizens ,1 tissot 1 movado and i want a tag heur
citizen makes a nice watch t good prices

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Re: Watches
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 01:12:54 PM »
I used to always wear Seko watches.  I wear a Garmin Fenix 5S plus now.  it looks more like a regular watch and has some pretty sweet features, was expensive though.
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Offline Bowtie7

Re: Watches
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 02:58:53 PM »
I've loved watches since I was a kid and have had a Rolex Submariner for over 30 years. Also have a TAG from around the same time, and a Gruen that is well over 100 yrs old. My go to rugged watch is a Luminox that Ive had for close to 10 yrs. Have not bought anything since the Luminox.
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Offline nadeem

Re: Watches
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2019, 10:45:35 PM »
Here's a watch you can own - But it will keep on breaking and you will have to keep on opening it up and fixing it.  And once you fix it - Some Fing else will break and you will spend more money to fix that and once that is fixed - Some Fing else will break and you will run into a Financial Disaster or FD.


Offline Supe

Re: Watches
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 07:24:21 AM »
My father is big into watches, and has some really nice ones (which is pretty funny, considering he's a super blue-collar guy who otherwise doesn't give a shit about what he wears so long as its clean-ish.)  He picked up the habit after a buddy of his got some screaming deals on used watches - he would watch for rich guys to trade in a generation-old model to upgrade, and grab it up on the cheap (cheap being a SUPER relative term, here).

I've got one really nice Tissot automatic with a ostrich leather band I had custom made from a guy up in Canada (Aaron Pimintel).  Never got into it too much other than browsing, though.  I hate jewelry/shit on my skin (my wife has to beg me just to wear my wedding ring as it is), so I only wear a watch when I have to dress up/go somewhere nice.

Offline frijolee

Re: Watches
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 05:07:13 PM »
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Before I settle on the Citizen above I briefly ordered a  Citizen Calibre 2100 AV0021-52H Titanium also Eco-Drive.  It came in and 46mm was just way too big for me.  It felt pretentious since I don't have huge wrists so I sent it back.  Pretty bitching if you can pull it off though.
           

Have my father's auto winding mechanical Seiko he got in Vietnam somewhere but it has a crack and doesn't hold time.

I like watches, but I don't wear them enough to be into them and at the end of the day the more you have the more you have to maintain.  Seems like something always has a dead battery (or so I've been told).  Hell, that's why I've never gotten my Citizen's hands repaired.  Still has a nice band and looks dressy when required.  I do like the asymmetry of the layout with half moon bezels though.  I also dig the simple silver, black, red scheme.  I'll be running something similar for FJ40 gauges if I can ever finish the damn thing.
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Offline freeskier7791

Re: Watches
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2019, 12:32:50 PM »


Have my father's auto winding mechanical Seiko he got in Vietnam somewhere but it has a crack and doesn't hold time.

I like watches, but I don't wear them enough to be into them and at the end of the day the more you have the more you have to maintain.  Seems like something always has a dead battery (or so I've been told).  Hell, that's why I've never gotten my Citizen's hands repaired.  Still has a nice band and looks dressy when required.  I do like the asymmetry of the layout with half moon bezels though.  I also dig the simple silver, black, red scheme.  I'll be running something similar for FJ40 gauges if I can ever finish the damn thing.
 


Cool watches Joel, some of the bigger watches have great design but are hard to pull off.  I have been doing research and apparently you can get the tools to work on watches yourself, but I feel like that is a huge rabbit hole...I love watches for the fact that they can fit all that engineering, especially with an automatic watch, into something you wear on your wrist
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