Wrist watches. Post pics, if you EDC one!

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EasyB wrote:
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Just a tip for mechanical watch guys.

I found a free app on the playstore called wildspectra mobile lite wich gives real time monitoring of the watch beats, i was able to regulate the seagul movment in my parnis, i then started a test on october 2 and my watch is still in the same second, crazy, it looses a second during the day when i wear it and gains it at night when i put the watch down on it’s face.

Fantastic app.

I have used this app or a similar one and I agree it is very cool.

It uses the phone microphone to listen to the beats. It can calculate the beat frequency. It does a live graph of the beats vs time so you can also see if it is in or out of beat (equal time between the ticks).

The app is great, but it still requires a lot of work just to get the timing right with one’s usage pattern though.

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!https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5722/30165831245_9ea6394439_h.jpg!
Great shot! Nicely done.

Thanks mate. I was just showing off the A6 to the G-SHOCK mobs over at watchuseek forum. They seem to like maglites, so I thought it was a good idea to get BLF more exposure.

Actually, this is my real desk combo… Well, at least for now Big Smile

  • GWM-5610-1 + factory combi-bracelet
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Tony Rex wrote:
The app is great, but it still requires a lot of work just to get the timing right with one’s usage pattern though.

I regulated mine in real time with the case back opened, took 10 minutes to get it spot on (was gaining 8 seconds a day before), i was lucky that the Seagull movment in my Parnis is apparently little impacted by the wear pattern, i loose 1 second during the day wether i wear it or i leave it on it’s back, at night i put it on it’s face where it gains a second, i’m still in the same second than when i started the experiment on october 2, 80$ watch, mind blown.

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Tony Rex wrote:
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!https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5722/30165831245_9ea6394439_h.jpg!
Great shot! Nicely done.

Thanks mate. I was just showing off the A6 to the G-SHOCK mobs over at watchuseek forum. They seem to like maglites, so I thought it was a good idea to get BLF more exposure.

Actually, this is my real desk combo… Well, at least for now Big Smile

  • GWM-5610-1 + factory combi-bracelet
  • Jetbeam EC-R26
  • 1957 Pelikan 400NN fountain pen

Another great shot. I have a feeling you might be a photography fan.
I’m a great fan of watches and fountain pens both. I’ve successfully managed to stay off of any forum related to them. Otherwise I wouldn’t have any moneys left Wink

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i like the seikos with the big dots and hands, diver watches!

i have to have quartz though for the alarms and stopwatches

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Seiko does something in the spirit, the SNA225

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JamesB wrote:
Seiko does something in the spirit, the SNA225

!http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/742421sna225RubberMED.jpg!

Wow! very nice James Smile

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A little story that i believe is a testament to the timeless design of the Seiko SKX and it’s perceived quality, a few month back i decided i needed my first SKX, i prefer medium size watches and ordered the medium sized SKX013, although not minuscule at 38mm it looked extremely girly on my medium/small wrist, much more than even smaller dress watches, not feeling confortable with my choice i decided to send it back, in the process of packing it up a lady had a glimpse of it, a lady that hates jewelry and watches, never wears one, never wanted one (those that were offered to her as present whatever the style or price bracket went right in box), this lady fell instantly in love with the SKX013 and wouldn’t let me send it back, she has been wearing it everyday for months now on diverse natos and perlons.

I didn’t order the SKX007 but was pleasantly surprised to find it among my birthday presents early this month, the size is just perfect.

You can see on this picture that the seconds hands are totally different and the minutes and hours hand slightly different.

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Today i received the SRP481 “snow mini monster”, very cool, mesmerizing watch (it even has a display case back) , unlike the nickname suggest it has a very “summery” water sports vibe, it is at the very top end of the heft i would consider wearable.

4R36 movement is windable and hacking, a very nice step up from the 7S26 in the SKX.

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James, looks great! I’m a huge Seiko fan. This one really rocks!

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I’m a “cheap” watch guy and I buy watches mostly for their looks. A good movement is also a must of course, but I’m not into luxury or classic watches.

Last week I saw a deal that I couldn’t pass and got this Bulova Precisionist Chronograph with SS bracelet, I used to wear a standard model with silicone bracelet for years and was very happy with it. This one sports the same Japanese quartz movement but now operates at 262khz, supposedly the fastest quartz movement in the world. The 1/1000 chronograph is impressive to look at, not the most useful being in an analog but very impressive nonetheless.

The weight is as substantial as it looks, from my experience with the old model the ion-plated finish is somewhat durable but not quite as my Victorinox swiss army alpnach with PVD. One of the most attractive feature of the bulova is the curved crystal but it also means easier to scratch.

Oh and the price? I paid $209 on an ebay deal but it’s currently on amazon for $249. The blue needle version costs almost twice as much, not sure why.

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This one is a JDM exclusive, the Citizen Attesa CB0120-55E, it’s a radio controlled quartz eco-drive (solar) world time, all titanium with a Duratech coating and a sapphire crystal, very light, feels great on the wrist, sorry for the crappy pic and the lint, doesn’t do the watch justice.

Lume shot next to the SKX007 :

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I love this Seiko automatic watch so much, I ordered a spare today. I will test it on my auto-winder for a week to make sure there’s nothing wrong with it, and then put it back in it’s original box just in case I wreck the original one.

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Oh lord of wallets and patron saint of willpower, protect an guide me, for someone has posted again a Seiko 5 on the watch thread , Amen.

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My Seiko automatic collection so far. Not including the one I just ordered.

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Nice seiko’s, whilst on a seiko roll here is my little one


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Here’s my watch this weekend, I’m always in a rubber banded G Shock all week as I can’t wear conducting materials at work so the TAG is a nice treat…

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I’v never seen the rightmost one and can’t find it, it’s gorgeous, is it a mod ?

Ven, great looking dial on the SKX, not something you see everyday.

That tag is Thumbs Up

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James, I bought that one about 8 years ago. I’m pretty sure it’s not made anymore. BTW, It’s not a mod.

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Ven, very nice Seiko. Love the green dial.

Jeansy, super cool Tag. I purchase this Tag in 1992. I’m sending it in for repair. The date gets stuck between days on occasion. Hopefully it won’t cost me an arm and a leg to get it fixed. BTW,it’s been super reliable up until a year ago. Not bad for 23 years.

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My cheap “readeel” quartz aliexpress watch. I’d rather have a Seiko, but at the moment I don’t really have any money. This one will do nicely for the time being though.

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That’s really nice Glenn, my father always had a Heuer stopwatch and raved about it so I’ve always wanted one. The colours on the dial are the ones used on James Hunts race car so that’s pretty cool even if it is just a sales gimmick.

Hope yours is easily fixed and you have a trustworthy repair shop.

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Jeansy wrote:
That’s really nice Glenn, my father always had a Heuer stopwatch and raved about it so I’ve always wanted one. The colours on the dial are the ones used on James Hunts race car so that’s pretty cool even if it is just a sales gimmick.

Hope yours is easily fixed and you have a trustworthy repair shop.

Thanks Jeansy. I’ve been sending mine to an authorized Tag repair center in New Jersey for a cleaning, new seals, and a battery replacement every 4 years or so. I know they’re reliable. They always send a detailed report on the condition such as scratches, etc. They even told my the dial has faded over the years. To be honest, I’ve never noticed that. I’m confident they can fix it without any evidence that it has been repaired.

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Thanks for kind words guys, love the TAG’s , very smart
This has been a daily beater watch for many years…………in fact i cant remember exactly but it must be 10yrs or not far off! Through thick and thin, working on my 4×4 to gardening to in the sea……..Scratched and beat up, gives it personality, swapped out the battery the other year……………….

Looks like this now

For value, cant fault rotary so i got another for beater duty. Well i cant wear a watch in work, but outside of, wear one all the time so its every day wear uses. Some i just wear more than others really, dont have any for best or for special occasions. As i am fairly clumsy………i cant invest too much into a beater watch. It would burn my head out scratching a super expensive watch so i would only keep it in the box. So i just have a hand full i wear when i want basically.
Another newer daily wear which got a couple of marks on straight away.

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Thanks for kind words guys, love the TAG’s , very smart
This has been a daily beater watch for many years…………in fact i cant remember exactly but it must be 10yrs or not far off! Through thick and thin, working on my 4×4 to gardening to in the sea……..Scratched and beat up, gives it personality, swapped out the battery the other year……………….

For value, cant fault rotary so i got another for beater duty. Well i cant wear a watch in work, but outside of, wear one all the time so its every day wear uses. Some i just wear more than others really, dont have any for best or for special occasions. As i am fairly clumsy………i cant invest too much into a beater watch. It would burn my head out scratching a super expensive watch so i would only keep it in the box. So i just have a hand full i wear when i want basically.
Another newer daily wear which got a couple of marks on straight away.

I never heard of that brand before. Definitely my style for sure, especially the newer looking one. I’ll do some research on them. Who knows, I may end up buying one

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The ones in the pics are aquaspeed models, latest ones here
http://www.rotarywatches.com/en/the-rotary-collection/aquaspeed-watches?...

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