Wrist watches. Post pics, if you EDC one!

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I picked this one up on Amazon about a year ago for $60. It's built like a brick shit house and keeps close to perfect time. 

 

 

A couple of Casio G-Shock watches. 

 

Glenn, Love the first watch!! The other 2 are nice also!!

 

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Although I only have a 28 yo Casio G-shock for my 7 inch wrist, wish I had a Panerai Ergiziano Pam341 like Arnie and Sly wear; 60mm for an 8 incher! Maybe I’ll try for a replica?

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I'm thinking about getting a U-Boat Flight Deck replica. The originals go for around $2700. The replica sells for $158.50. Any thoughts?

 http://www.replicawatchessaleonline.org/uboat-flight-deck-black-dialwhit...

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Hmm, I think I would skip the replica.

What I have been reading ( for example watchguy.co.uk ), they usually keep time just fine, look pretty good outside and yet don't cost that much but some issues may appear.

They usually have pretty decent chinese movement in them but assembling may be good or bad.

 

For smaller amount of cash, I would get for example a Parnis, homage of that U-Boat.

http://www.parniswatch.net/index.php?gOo=goods_search_list.dwt&gkey=boat&gprice_from=&gprice_to=&imageField.x=0&imageField.y=0

For what I understand about these, you probably get a watch with similar movement quality but skip the legal issues.

 

There should be more accurate look-a-like in the market, or at least there has been but cannot find it ATM Sad

 

 

No idea about pricetag but these look similar : http://haemmer-germany.com/kollektion/gents

 

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I have put the trusty old Vostok on rest for a bit while I switch between the two new kids on the block.

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They can be found in large numbers also from ‘bay:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=parnis%20watch&_s...

Lots of military / panerai style watches.

Here, similar but this is Quartz (not sure if you seek a mechanical one?)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/276-PARNIS-50MM-LEFTY-QUARTZ-WITH-CHRONO-PVD-WATCH-WHI-/250817589338?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item3a65e4b05a

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CheapThrills, thanks for the links. But I like the U-Boat style much better. I'll have to do some research. I'll probably end up not buying anything if I find any questionable issues on these. The Parnis's do look nice though.

 

WOW! This one will work. Thanks!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250817589338&fromMake...

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…just one more for Glenn, then I shut up Oops

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sea-Gull-M222S-mechanical-watch-hand-winding-S...

If you can live with the price and the looks of this rings the bell, this would be a step up in the quality comparing to homages and replicas.
Sea-Gull is a no-nonsense watch company from China.
Many cheap watch brands use their movements but Sea-Gull uses only the best ones for their own watches.
Got two movements (ST2130) ticking and they perform very well.
They do not make very exact homages of any watch but they do have several models, that I’m interested of, a bit of classic look in them (not in this, though Wink )

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Well the seller you recommended has decent feedback. Here's one example 

 

Having a peace of ming is VERY important, don't you agree?         lol!!!

 

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Hehe, did not check the feedbacks on those sellers Smile

I have only dealt with “trusthonestman” and he has very fast eMail response and delivery.
I have never read a bad comment about his sales from WUS.

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mgscheue: What’s your opinion about the Orange Monster? Is it worth the extra $ compared to the Amphibia?

My choice this morning:

Nice Raketa. I’d like to get one of those.

As for the OM vs the Amphibias, both are very nice for the money. You can get an Ampihibia very inexpensively (Meranom is a good seller). The Amphibia is quirky and fun and has an interesting Russian in-house movement. Be prepared to replace the strap, though. I love the OM as well. I bought mine online without having seen one in person and I was amazed at how well-built and solid it is. I’d really have trouble saying which I like more.

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Of course, I discovered the Seiko Monster in a flashlight picture forum Smile

A beauty! I had a tough time choosing between the orange and the black.

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new redisign is available now, the originals aren’t made anymore.
regarding above pic, not sure what the governator is wearing, but i’ve also seen him wearing an invicta russian diver, so…..

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I like automatic watches too. I hate it when I pull a watch out and it has stopped working…
With my auto watches I just wind it up and adjust the time.
That’s my momentary favorite:

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That Sea-Gull is a nice looking watch, but I would worry that the world would implode or the universe would get knocked out of wack if I paid $280 for a Chinese watch.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

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That Sea-Gull is a nice looking watch, but I would worry that the world would implode or the universe would get knocked out of wack if I paid $280 for a Chinese watch.

These prices can be understood with ease but check the prices of SG tourbillons Wink

 

I have also bought a 35USD Bagelsport and some 85USD Seiko. They are both mechanicals.

Prices of very basic Quartz watches here are about 80USD to 150USD easily.

Still, compared to that 85USD Seiko, I feel my money well spent on that 250USD Sea-Gull!

Price is higher but it really shows for example in bracelet, overall finish, functions (Hacking, instant day-change, noiseless yet effective Rotor) and of course, accuracyCool

 

 

Seiko sure is good bang for the buck but I still think that 250 for SG is on par and even better!

Crazy to put that load of money to a watch, I understand it perfectly since I have been without a single one for over 15 years.

...but I don´t regret getting any of these three SG´s!

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You guys make me feel poor.
I wear a $15 watch. It does everything for me. 30 lap chrono mode for running, timer, alarm, date, 100 m water resistance.
I really like that pathfinder posted above though. I really like how it has the altimeter, temp, and all that.
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Interesting "computer watch" http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/09/pebble-smartwatch-hands-on-video/[/qu...

I like it but it's a bit too expensive at $150.00 for a plastic watch. It has a very cool display though

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CheapThrills wrote:
Interesting "computer watch" http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/09/pebble-smartwatch-hands-on-video/[/qu...

It is new for a watch that the display is so versatile and that it has all the options. But it annoys me that watches are yet another category of items that are toyed up with a display and unneccesary options. I like the simple looks of a classic watch, if it has modern technology, I like that hidden inside.

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FINALLY took a picture so i can participate in this necro’d thread

My EDC.

the mega-Diesel. 55mm.

I also have a Movado Safiro which i take out on special occasions. AKA, not enough.

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My previous Citizen Eco-Drive lasted 11 years and has been giving up the ghost. A new capacitor can be put in for some $80. They’ll want to clean it and put in new seals and such which will probably bring it up to around $200. So I bought a new one instead.

I’m a Titanium nut, love how much lighter a watch is when it’s Ti vs. SS. This one is considerably large but then I’m older and also just got bi-focals, so the larger face comes in handy. Plus, it looks nice! Smile

First shot, the new one up close. Second shot, old on top, new on bottom.

!Citizen Eco Drive Titanium Sapphire Close-Up!

!DBC_February 01, 2013_125037!

Also have a 200M water resist Casio G-Shock for the rough days, don’t have a current picture of it, but love it for it’s Solar power and Atomic timekeeping. Most accurate watch I’ve ever owned!

Some seriously nice collections here, for sure!

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Congratulations, that honeycomb pattern looks really cool!

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Definitely not EDC at 20" in diameter, but it is a Seiko Smile

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I would love to say one day that I EDC this bad boy…Zenith Tourbillon:

And this would be it’s back-up :bigsmile:

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I have a Suunto Observer, I don’t wear a watch much any more but it is nice to have to have around in case I need to use it.

It has: altimeter, compass, barometer, and tells me what time it is.

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New diver Smile

and some nice glow

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