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bullfrogblues

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I've had this one since '93.
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rze99

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Some lovely watches here.

I usually wear a watch. Over the years have just bought something I liked when I saw it. I like black and silver typically on watches. Can't stand gold on me.

No. 1 Main watch is (also) an Omega Speedmaster, a triple calendar. Had it for about 19 years. Got it in NYC as a treat when working there and it was in a January sale. Seems to have gone up a heck of a lot in value over the years. I have the bracelet but I prefer a leather strap. Still love it, but servicing is pricey. I won't wear it when there's a risk of it getting stolen, water damaged or whatever.

I also have a couple of dress watches which seem right for formal suit type occasions. Once is a Certina from the late '60s, one is a recent Swiss hand made model by Dreyfuss & Co.. I bought both used.

And I like wearing a tough watch for outdoor holidays, camping, sport, doing DIY, guitar building, messing about. Also the dive watch is a useful tough alternative to a field watch. Plus I have a couple of cheapies I've picked up when I've seen them.

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superbadj

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I'm not near my watches other than one at the moment, so I'll post some found images. But these are currently in my group.

The slippery slope watch: my first nice watch. asian-market Citizen Nighthawk. LOVE this thing. Looks great on leather, nato, bracelet, etc.
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I liked it so much I had to get the PVD sibling, lol. This one mostly lives on an orange NATO strap, which looks awesome.
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My beater watch, got it for like $85 a few years ago. Cool look overall.
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I would love an Omega Speedmaster Moon Watch, but this thing is awesome too. Cool story behind the Bulova Lunar Pilot--it's a real-deal moon watch as well, made to the same specs (so it's not a copy of the Speedy...it was designed to the same NASA specifications so the design similarity was due to specs). This reissue is quartz, but a super high frequency quartz. I really love this thing.
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Another Bulova, the A-15. Super cool automatic. Really looks and feels nice on the wrist. Got it for a steal in my opinion.
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Xmas present from the wife and kid. Dressier watch, but with a cool orange accent. Triwa is a Swedish company, doing some neat things. Watch looks better than this pic in person, the surfaces are brushed SS, not white. It pops nicely.
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Another Xmas present from the wife and kid. What a cool retro chronograph. Has the ubiquitous Seiko mecha-quartz movement so that the chronograph (orange "seconds" hand) sweeps like a mechanical watch, but overall it's quartz/battery powered. Really great design, amazing case design (twisted lugs and other touches borrowed from Omega). Just a cool look on this one, and an amazing leather strap.
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On my wrist currently, the Hamilton Pilot day/date (AKA Cooper watch, from Interstellar). Super awesome, just amazing details in this thing (the applied indices all have texture to them that makes them pop or semi-disappear depending on the light). Just a great modern update to a flieger design.
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Lastly, I've never really had a dive watch, and have vacillated on whether they were for me. I don't really like the super fat indices and crowded dials on some of them. I don't dive. I like the idea of the usable bezel but don't "need" it of course. I wasn't about to drop a lot of cash on an expensive one. I looked around, considered cheap Timex divers, some from Orient, Seiko, etc. Almost got a couple but if I waited a day the urge subsided. Then I ran across this one and it really stuck with me. This is a micro brand doing some cool stuff, and building watches (according to reviews) that are way, way above their price point in terms of build quality. This Phoibos Wave Master uses a Seiko NH35 automatic movement, is 300m water resistant, and features an engineer bracelet w/screw links. Sapphire crystal, ceramic bezel, etc. Just loads of top-shelf appointments, and I paid $265 shipped. It's on the way to me now, so the stock pic is all I have. The dial design and color just really attracted me. A modern, cleaner look for a diver but one that strikes the right balance between tool watch and cool design IMHO. Not your typical diver.

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And there you have it. I'm currently building a watch box with 10 slots, so I have one more I can fit in there. Then it's sell one to buy one territory!
 

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Citizen eco drive, supposed to charge on light but doesn’t, stopped working a couple months after I got it, stopped working again a couple months after I got it fixed
I guess I’ll include a non functioning shot,

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Not super expensive but enough that it should of had more longevity

I got one of those years ago, same thing. Lasted a couple of years, then crapped out.
 

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That's weird. I have two Eco-Drives and they work like a charm. Had them for 8-10 years, no issues at all. Charges fine off of the light from the lamp on my dresser. Citizen is known for their Eco-Drives, so I gotta think a non-charging one is a break from the norm.
 

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My Breitling Colt from circa 1976. I bought it in Grand Cayman. Wore it everyday for many years then had to send it off to Brietling for repairs. They replaced all the internal workings from NOS parts. I have been wearing an Invicta ProDiver which I recently broke bending the stem. Pulled this out and have been wearing it again. Sorry about the cell phone picture.
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I got one of those years ago, same thing. Lasted a couple of years, then crapped out.

That is odd. Been wearing mine nonstop for more than 5 years and it’s a rock, and I sure don’t baby it. It’s replaced my beloved Seiko Monster!

Saw the old thread so today is a “Surprise watch wearing”. My wife used to wear little quartz watches until she could no longer see ‘em. I bought her a couple of slightly bigger ones but she soon quit wearing those and I gave up. We moved into a new house last October and while trying to fit all stuff in new spaces I came upon a watch I didn’t recognize, a small Citizen quartz diver. My wife immediately thought I’d hidden a gift for my mistress—after 48 years together!!—and I racked my brain trying to remember where the mystery watch came from, then it hit me: we spend part of spring in coastal FL and she sometimes walks remote beach while I fish. She’s far from a timekeeper and might return hours later than planned so I bought her this watch. She wore it for exactly one beach walk, decided she didn’t like it so I rinsed it off and put it back in the box…4 or 5 years ago!

She wanted to try it again and now for some inexplicable reason loves it, and hasn’t taken it off since. Go figure.
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Funny, that this thread has resurfaced, just as both my watches have given up the ghost.
Can't decide, whether to go cheap, or slightly less cheap. I know, if I spent more then £200, I'd lose the thing- or break it- pretty much immediately.
A Field Watch, perhaps? Simple and robust- like I try to be.;)
 

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Well, I don’t wear a watch. Sometimes I wear this. I wore a watch for a sho time, maybe five years. Ended up with a spot from the back of the watch my Dermatologist burned off with that cold spray. Never again.
 

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Jimmy Fallon’s Father In-laws Martin Baker Watch Story. In case you don’t know Martin Baker makes ejection seats.
 




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