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StoneH

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My "Russian Submariner's" watch.


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Need batteries but these heaters have sapphire crystals and the titanium one feels like nothing on the wrist.

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Sapphire (aluminium-oxide) crystals used to more expensive to manufacture. New methods have cut the cost. Here is a stainless steel dive watch, sapphire crystal, 1000ft water resistance, helium escape value, ceramic bezel, automatic movement, for $150: https://www.deepbluewatches.com/di10ii40audi7.html
 

telemnemonics

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Sapphire (aluminium-oxide) crystals used to more expensive to manufacture. New methods have cut the cost. Here is a stainless steel dive watch, sapphire crystal, 1000ft water resistance, helium escape value, ceramic bezel, automatic movement, for $150: https://www.deepbluewatches.com/di10ii40audi7.html
AND a Seiko automatic movement?
Wow that's cheap.
A friend sold his optics company and started a new company but in between was involved in equipment used to grow the sapphire crystals big enough for iphone screens.
Mass production has price advantages it seems...
 

zippofan

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Well, post a wrist shot.

1978 Seiko 6139 6002
A Pogue!
One of my all time favorites :) but I don't have a picture on this computer, I'm sure there's one over on the watch forum I help moderate though. I'm wearing this one today, made from parts I got from Otto Frei, MKII, Esslinger and eBay, a Tudor Explorer kinda homage with an ETA 2824 movement.
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SneakyPup

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I like this Citizen eco-drive watch but wear this old timex about as often. Hey, the Speidel Twist-O-Flex band! Reminds me of my dad.
 

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jkingma

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I haven't worn a watch in a few years. I have a few crappy ones at home, but when I lost my best one I just never replaced it. My phone is now my watch.
 

BigDaddyLH

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AND a Seiko automatic movement?
Wow that's cheap.
A friend sold his optics company and started a new company but in between was involved in equipment used to grow the sapphire crystals big enough for iphone screens.
Mass production has price advantages it seems...

They get good reviews, too! (If you subscribe, they email you discount codes, too.)

They also have Tritium T-100 watches from $300, which is about the best deal out there for that kind of lume.

I wish they made non-dive watches. I have no use for a bezel and I can already hear the words, "nice desk diver!'
 
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Mjark

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I don’t wear a watch but my dad gave me one my grandfather was given in 1943 in recognition of being a grand counselor for some business organization.
 

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Skyhook

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I've got a chronograph that looks real nice and exactly as cluttered as I like for chronographs to look.
I paid 50€ for it new and the quality unfortunately corresponds with the price.
I've had to have it serviced on numerous occasions for various issues but the service guys haven't charged that much and after many years of usage we're still barely at the price of a quality machine.

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