Wrist watches. Post pics, if you EDC one!

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Very nice! Which model is this?

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Pete7874 wrote:
Very nice! Which model is this?

Heimdallr/Sharkey’s “Marinemaster” dial SKX. They have the standard SKX dial layout in a couple colors and this “shark tooth” style one too:

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Cool! Who sells them?

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Pete7874 wrote:
Cool! Who sells them?

On Heimdallr’s website or from wrwatches.com

The former has a ton of the Chinese brands like this, San Martin and others that are doing both homage/mashup designs and some orginals as well. I’ve been very satisfied with everything from them. Orient is my Japanese brand of choice and far better quality for the money over Seiko, but both brands have still been pushing their prices higher and higher while changing little or even downgrading watches in Seiko’s case (SKX and Alpinist).

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Very nice guys, also reminds me i need an orient!! Thanks a bunch Silly Have a triton i am 50/50 on right now, decisions decisions. Would not mind, only just got this the other day. Its getting worse than flashlights.
This one is my little ones new G, his choice and he wanted a square. I did recommend the 5600 size, as it looks spot on in proportion.

My new one, oris tt1 titanium.


44mm, light weight, honestly you do forget its there.

Love autos!

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Watch this! Nah, not funny, I get it Wink

Anyways, I have a question for the horologists out there because I could disassemble and reassemble nearly every folding knife for you but there’s not much more that opening the back of a standard watch that I’m capable of.

So here’s the watch:


I have bought it in a used condition from the UK ($5 for the watch, £6 for shipping via a friendly Englishman) so when my wife is getting asked how her name’s written she could just point at the watch for them to read. That’s more my kind of humour but she likes the watch anyways.

I would like to clean the watch, maybe in an ultrasonic bath, I’ll try it with a link to see if the dark color goes off.
What’s the trick to remove the crown and the clockwork? I’ve seen vids and pics with little holes to press in or such, but I wasn’t lucky with the only hole I’ve found on this one.

Any hint is appreciated, as well as any information about the brand. The back has a print on the inside saying R.I.C. Hongkong and Sutus Quartz on the outside but except of some more models on Ebay and Etsy (most of them cheap fashion watches, this one is the most elegant I found) I can find nothing on the web.

Thanks in advance

Endre

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it has threads, see if you can unscrew it by pushing something in the little hole that is in line with the shaft

oh wait, do this first – there is a word ‘push’, above the shaft
try pushing that and pulling the crown out
that is all that is holding the movement in.., the crown shaft

or possibly you unscrew the crown while pushing the ‘push’

(also that round nylon ‘adapter’ thing can come off now)

and then to put it back just push in

but i might not try what you are doing, getting the color off
reason – it might come off unevenly and look bad

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Thank you @wle, I’ll try that next week.

I’ve had that plastic ring out already and was slightly surprised about the small movement.

Now I imagine those modern 47mm+ watches (or shall I say Soviet Alarm Clock?) with such a tiny ‘beating heart’ in them.

I was thinking about trying the ultrasonic cleaner with just a piece of the strap but I think I’ll just clean it with soap&water and maybe with alcohol.
I can dry it with pressurized air on job, of course not the movement.

End of March I want to order a Seiko 5 SNK809, my first automatic.
Another choice would be the Alba AEFD557, solar.

I don’t wear my watches when I’m working, the solar would be the more reasonable choice, but I really like the Seiko 5.
If I buy the second best now I’ll but the other one eventually, too, so better get that one right away Wink

P.S. If anybody has an idea about the age of that watch above then I’d be happy to know that.

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it is 5-10 years old
generic very cheap chinese movement
as far as watch – citizen blue angels promaster a-t : quartz radio solar!

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wle wrote:
it is 5-10 years old
generic very cheap chinese movement
as far as watch – citizen blue angels promaster a-t : quartz radio solar!

wle


5-10 yo with Hongkong written on it?
Haven’t seen that since it was given back to the P.R.C.

The movement is neither a technical marvel nor is the watch face a masterpiece in watchmaking.
To me it’s cool though to have a watch with my name on it, even if it’s my wife’s watch.

Anyways, a Citizen EcoDrive could be within my budget (married with children Wink ), but I haven’t found a design I like,
for the price of your ProMaster I could get five to ten Seiko 5 Wink

Also the watch face is way too busy for my liking, if I need all this information I rather use my Sony XP1compact.
I also guess it’s slightly bigger than the 38mm of the ‘5’.
I have rather slim wrists, 40mm is my max when it’s a slim watch like my Skagen 809XLTBN

Thanks for the input Smile

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i can;t see a hong kong, one thing looks like japan

promaster – $200 on ebay, 350 on amazon

you mean the promaster is busy ? maybe but i like it, and i also like super clean watch faces too
it seems big but doesn;t wear big, i have small wrists too

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I don’t normally don’t wear watches but, use to quite a bit. I am pretty hard on watches and end up destroying them somehow. The wife brought me home one of these a few weeks ago. Seems stout, hoping it will hold up for me. I guess time will tell.

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auto, quartz? guessing quartz just because it does not brag about ‘automatic’, and the second hand is exactly on the 12

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auto, quartz? guessing quartz just because it does not brag about ‘automatic’, and the second hand is exactly on the 12

Yes, quartz. I am not real knowledgeable on watches. I don’t know what’s good and what’s bad. I like the look of it and it’s really comfy to wear. Keeps decent time. Loses about a second or two every week. That acceptable to me. I just sync it with WWV every week. I like that the band is one piece. It doesn’t attach to the watch like a normal band. It continues along the back of the watch and out the other end. It’s easy to move the watch along that band to find the most comfortable fit however you wear it. I also like that the adjustment stem is offset of the 3 o’clock position, right at the 4 o’clock position. Keeps it from digging into the top of my wrist. I haven’t taken it apart. I wouldn’t know what I was looking at even if I did. Big Smile

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if you like it, it;s great
i like it
it;s big
easy to read
accuracy sounds good

i assume the face glows in the dark well

those straps are sometimes called ‘nato’ straps

there is a lot to be said for them!

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wle wrote:
if you like it, it;s great
i like it
it;s big
easy to read
accuracy sounds good

i assume the face glows in the dark well

those straps are sometimes called ‘nato’ straps

there is a lot to be said for them!

wle

Nato straps, thank you, I will remember that. Yes the hands and hour markers all glow quite well in the dark. Much nicer checking the time with it during the night than hitting the button on my phone and blinding myself.

I could see myself falling down the rabbit hole of watches just like I have lights and knives over the years. I just recently found out about these bolt action pens. There are so many nice ones at reasonable prices. I really need to stay off the internet when I’m bored. I find way too many things to spend money on.

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don;t fall for ‘investing’ in expensive watches.

they do not really appreciate, or rather some do but it is very hard to guess which ones.

there is another kind of [plastic] neoprene strap too, expensive

and there is a bracelet style i like called engineer
there are $22 chinese copies on ebay that are good—search for super engineer bracelet a link

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Scratched my itch for another SKX with something that is a much better value propostition:

Ceramic bezel, sapphire, hacking + handwinding, much nicer bracelet for about half the price of an SKX or 5KX (or the Long Island Watch Islander/SKX which uses the same case and parts and is being sold for twice the price… Shocked )

I was about to order an SKX homage then I went for something more dramatic. Smile
Steel Dive Tuna with NH35 movement, sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel:

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toddcshoe wrote:
I don’t normally don’t wear watches but, use to quite a bit. I am pretty hard on watches and end up destroying them somehow. The wife brought me home one of these a few weeks ago. Seems stout, hoping it will hold up for me. I guess time will tell.

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Bertucci are VERY well regarded field watches. They have some with tritium tubes too which are very popular due to being as dependable as Marathon but much cheaper.

isti242 wrote:
BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Scratched my itch for another SKX with something that is a much better value propostition:

Ceramic bezel, sapphire, hacking + handwinding, much nicer bracelet for about half the price of an SKX or 5KX (or the Long Island Watch Islander/SKX which uses the same case and parts and is being sold for twice the price… Shocked )

I was about to order an SKX homage then I went for something more dramatic. Smile
Steel Dive Tuna with NH35 movement, sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel:

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That looks fantastic! That bracelet (I think Strapcode calls it the “Hexad” design?) matches the style of the Tuna without being too “busy” like an Engineer bracelet IMO.

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Made this one up, 5600 with a camo bezel and bracelet from ali, only a saving of £1250 from casio! Yes their ti square(granted its a 5000 which is a better watch) is £1400….ouch

In today rangeman 9400, love it, 1 press stop watch, mb6, solar and even tells you when the sun rises and sets

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toddcshoe wrote:
I don’t normally don’t wear watches but, use to quite a bit. I am pretty hard on watches and end up destroying them somehow. The wife brought me home one of these a few weeks ago. Seems stout, hoping it will hold up for me. I guess time will tell.

I hope you’ll keep us updated. I have a couple of their DX3 field watches. It’s basically your watch but with a resin case. I love the simple, straightforward, and uncomplicated face. The high contrast is easy to read. Mine have held up wonderfully. Of course, I don’t do anything “extreme” while wearing them.

The nylon bands on those watches look sharp but they aren’t very comfortable. I’ve tried a few of their other bands. Bertucci’s canvas band is the most comfortable by a mile.

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That Komodo looks great. I see they are out of stock. Did you order yours a while back?

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