Wrist watches. Post pics, if you EDC one!

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Not as classic as my HENDRIX watch[300 made],,,,,,,The Wittnauer was more common in its time.

It still works,have not worn it in years. As soon as I picked it up it started ticking again! Thumbs Up

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wle wrote:

i could be wrong.
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No problem, I was just busting chops but it doesn’t always convey well with the written word. Smile

weklund wrote:
Hi Lou,

I’ve been collecting watches for some 30 years and never seen a wrist watch with rotating bezel alarm. The Seiko Bell Matic with internal rotating alarm set bezel ring is as close to what desire that I have seen. Although not a chronograph it is automatic. Rather small on the wrist (36mm) compared to most of today’s 40mm plus diameter watches.

One of my vintage Seiko Bell-Matic’s Mdl 4006-6010

Youtube links:

https://www.google.com/search?q=seiko+bellmatic&safe=off&rlz=1C1NHXL_enU...

Although a digital …. the Casio G-Shock GD-350-1D is a very cool vibrating wrist alarm with several alarm settings.

G-Shock GD-350-1 Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPKQ4G3m-d0

Found a couple of vids with that Seiko, it’s got such a vintage sound (and look) to it…I love it.
Sometimes I just need a quick nap or break and it would be nice to have an audible reminder that I could quickly set to 15-minutes or so without having to cycle through some buttons.
That Casio looks about as like as close as I’ll get.
Thanks.
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with digital watches, if they have a timer [it is a little uncommon], usually you set a time, like say 10 minutes, and after that you just go to the timer function and START it.

unless you want to change the time, at least you don;t have to reprogram it every time

though nothing is easier than a dial..

‘dive’ style watches do have rotating bezels
they just are not used for a countdown timer
though they DO make a handy stopwatch, just turn bezel to where 0 is NOW, voila bezel becomes a stopwatch with no button pressing

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Some people “every day carry” a wrist watch? Wearing it daily is more easy…

Nice Tudor!

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…, I consider myself a flashaholic and not a watchaholic, but since I bought this watch last week, and no flashlight this time, here you go:

djozz's new watch

It is a  GWS H3 Tritium G10 Pro Black Military Watch, bought on ebay. The strap is a 5ring Zulu-strap I bought separately, but i believe it suits it very nicely.

Regards, djozz

I just came across my first post on BLF, incidentally it was about watches.
Here’s the same watch, five years later. I have been wearing it daily since I bought it and it is holding up very well. The sapphire crystal is still as new and the black PVD coating on the chest is looking great too, just some slight wear on the edges but that has no influence on the neat appearance. I had the battery replaced once and while at it the 10atm waterproofness was tested as well and found ok. The brightness of the trits after 5 years and 3 months I calculate at 84% of original brightness at the purchase date, so they are not noticably dimmer yet. The cheap strap has suffered more, the black PVD coated titanium bits have been worn some and near the buckle the nylon has frayed a bit, but it still is good enough: slightly worn but not shabby.

Will update in another five years from now Wink

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djozz wrote:

…, I consider myself a flashaholic and not a watchaholic, but since I bought this watch last week, and no flashlight this time, here you go:

djozz's new watch

It is a  GWS H3 Tritium G10 Pro Black Military Watch, bought on ebay. The strap is a 5ring Zulu-strap I bought separately, but i believe it suits it very nicely.

Regards, djozz

I just came across my first post on BLF, incidentally it was about watches.
Here’s the same watch, five years later. I have been wearing it daily since I bought it and it is holding up very well. The sapphire crystal is still as new and the black PVD coating on the chest is looking great too, just some slight wear on the edges but that has no influence on the neat appearance. I had the battery replaced once and while at it the 10atm waterproofness was tested as well and found ok. The brightness of the trits after 5 years and 3 months I calculate at 84% of original brightness at the purchase date, so they are not noticably dimmer yet. The cheap strap has suffered more, the black PVD coated titanium bits have been worn some and near the buckle the nylon has frayed a bit, but it still is good enough: slightly worn but not shabby.

Will update in another five years from now Wink
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This is looking like a high-end version of my Traser P5900. I especially like the coating because the stainless steel bezel is way too bright for a “tactical” watch.

If someday I can replace the P5900 then I guess it will be the simplest coated G10…

http://www.militarywatchshop.co.uk/watches/h3-gws-g10/gws-g10-pro-black/

By the way, is the glass in the watches glued in? I guess so, it would be nice though to acid etch and stonewash the shiny bezel on my watch.

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djozz wrote:

Will update in another five years from now Wink
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Its a nice watch. And after 5 years she/he deserves a new strap. I like the straps from cheapestnatostraps.com. They also have pvd straps. Buying new straps can be pretty addicting to.

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djozz wrote:

Will update in another five years from now Wink
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Its a nice watch. And after 5 years she/he deserves a new strap. I like the straps from cheapestnatostraps.com. They also have pvd straps. Buying new straps can be pretty addicting to.


I actually believe that the watch plus strap looking slightly worn achieved some glory over the years, so I just keep the strap like it is. Once it really starts looking ugly I will buy a new strap (and probably the same type, for me straps apparently are not like flashlights Big Smile )
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This is looking like a high-end version of my Traser P5900. I especially like the coating because the stainless steel bezel is way too bright for a “tactical” watch.

If someday I can replace the P5900 then I guess it will be the simplest coated G10…

http://www.militarywatchshop.co.uk/watches/h3-gws-g10/gws-g10-pro-black/

By the way, is the glass in the watches glued in? I guess so, it would be nice though to acid etch and stonewash the shiny bezel on my watch.

So the stainless steel bezel is too bright for a “tactical” watch but it doesn’t matter if all of the tritium vials are glowing all night long am I right? Smile

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Adahn wrote:

By the way, is the glass in the watches glued in? I guess so, it would be nice though to acid etch and stonewash the shiny bezel on my watch.

The edge of the crystal is conical so that could imply that it is pressed in position from the inside instead of glued from the outside.
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isti242 wrote:
Adahn wrote:

This is looking like a high-end version of my Traser P5900. I especially like the coating because the stainless steel bezel is way too bright for a “tactical” watch.

If someday I can replace the P5900 then I guess it will be the simplest coated G10…

http://www.militarywatchshop.co.uk/watches/h3-gws-g10/gws-g10-pro-black/

By the way, is the glass in the watches glued in? I guess so, it would be nice though to acid etch and stonewash the shiny bezel on my watch.

So the stainless steel bezel is too bright for a “tactical” watch but it doesn’t matter if all of the tritium vials are glowing all night long am I right? Smile


That glow is so dim, I wouldn’t worry about that, but that’s not my “problem”. I don’t use it in a tactiacal way, obviously, I just never really liked this shiny bezel.
Stoneashed would be better to hide the scratches.

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Adahn wrote:

By the way, is the glass in the watches glued in? I guess so, it would be nice though to acid etch and stonewash the shiny bezel on my watch.

The edge of the crystal is conical so that could imply that it is pressed in position from the inside instead of glued from the outside.

Could it be possible (for a watchmaker) to remove the glass and put it back in after stonewashing?
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That glow is so dim, I wouldn’t worry about that, but that’s not my “problem”. I don’t use it in a tactiacal way, obviously,

As 99.9% of the customers I suppose. Smile

Adahn wrote:
Could it be possible (for a watchmaker) to remove the glass and put it back in after stonewashing?

After removing – putting back the glass you should have the watch tested for water resistance. That’s another expense. IMO this stone washing project is not worth the effort.
Why don’t you try to add some brushed/satin finish by steel wool first?

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Adahn wrote:
That glow is so dim, I wouldn’t worry about that, but that’s not my “problem”. I don’t use it in a tactiacal way, obviously,

As 99.9% of the customers I suppose. Smile

Adahn wrote:
Could it be possible (for a watchmaker) to remove the glass and put it back in after stonewashing?

After removing – putting back the glass you should have the watch tested for water resistance. That’s another expense. IMO this stone washing project is not worth the effort.
Why don’t you try to add some brushed/satin finish by steel wool first?


I would like to take away the shine, satinizing or brushing would make it even more shiny.

And water resistance is not such a big deal for me, I went bathing with it only once anyways.

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Maybe you can find a beadblaster. Gives a nice satin finish without shine.

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Adahn wrote:

I would like to take away the shine, satinizing or brushing would make it even more shiny.

And water resistance is not such a big deal for me, I went bathing with it only once anyways.

So you have a decent water tight watch with a nice contrasting bezel and you want to risk all of this just for a slightly different look. I would reconsider this in your shoes.

Bead blasting looks nice. Here’s my bead blasted Seiko 5:

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Yeah, bead blasting would be nice. Is it enough to cover the glass with tape?

I wouldn’t even know who to ask, or maybe I would, but I’d have to ship it.

Hmm, I guess I’ll ask my favourite Ti anodizer and bead blaster in the bladecomuty forum.

Thanks for the advice Smile

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Adahn wrote:
Yeah, bead blasting would be nice. Is it enough to cover the glass with tape?

I wouldn’t even know who to ask, or maybe I would, but I’d have to ship it.

Hmm, I guess I’ll ask my favourite Ti anodizer and bead blaster in the bladecomuty forum.

Thanks for the advice Smile

The glass wasn’t removed just taped on mine.

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Paul, that’s a very interesting looking watch. Is that an LCD display? or is it self-illuminated?

Edit: Nevermind. I looked it up Smile

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atbglenn wrote:
Paul, that’s a very interesting looking watch. Is that an LCD display? or is it self-illuminated?

Edit: Nevermind. I looked it up Smile

Haha…..

It’s a gorgeous display mate – really smooth digits. A lovely blue backlight if you need it at night, although to be honest the negative display is really very legible even in pretty low light. These often retail for silly money – certainly several hundred pounds – and I’d admired their retro simplicity ever since I got into watches I suppose. So when I saw this offer it was just too good to miss. Plus I had an Amazon voucher which was burning a hole in my pocket anyway. All in all I am utterly chuffed, it looks really cool and the strap is really industrial and spartan. I love it.

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atbglenn wrote:
Ordered this Hamilton Khaki Mechanical today.

Very neat mate. Love the matte finish.

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Thanks Paul. I love the finish too. Plus, I love the simplicity and that it’s a hacked winder.

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I’ll look forward to some wrist shots atbglenn Smile

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I’ll look forward to some wrist shots atbglenn Smile

Absolutely Paul! It’s coming from California so it make take a week or so.

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I’ll look forward to some wrist shots atbglenn Smile

Absolutely Paul! It’s coming from California so it make take a week or so.

Just had the quickest of peeks at Hamilton’s history.

Very interesting to see the company was founded in Lancaster, PA – my eldest daughter has managed to get into Bryn Mawr College a mere fifty miles or so from there and is just back at home in the UK sitting next to me having completed (and thoroughly enjoyed) her first semester.

She’s heading back there in a week.

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I’ll look forward to some wrist shots atbglenn Smile

Absolutely Paul! It’s coming from California so it make take a week or so.

Just had the quickest of peeks at Hamilton’s history.

Very interesting to see the company was founded in Lancaster, PA – my eldest daughter has managed to get into Bryn Mawr College a mere fifty miles or so from there and is just back at home in the UK sitting next to me having completed (and thoroughly enjoyed) her first semester.

She’s heading back there in a week.

Paul

Very cool! Say hello to her for me. I’m only 148 miles from there Smile

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