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kv
04-14-2009, 10:01 PM
"old reliable" for me its my 16610 submariner. 2.5 seconds a day. I'm thinking about having it "zeroed" out when I bring Ted's Expl.II for its overhaul. thinking about it I don't want to look weird. I either use the 16620 or a casio g-shock like Unc's.

Sushi
04-14-2009, 10:07 PM
The JLC Grande GMT Reverso

Easy to read the time on it :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/europa99/_DSC7172.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/europa99/_DSC7174.jpg

Justin
04-14-2009, 10:14 PM
"old reliable" for me its my 16610 submariner. 2.5 seconds a day. I'm thinking about having it "zeroed" out when I bring Ted's Expl.II for its overhaul. thinking about it I don't want to look weird. I either use the 16620 or a casio g-shock like Unc's.

LOL! That just got shipped back to brother Brad yesterday. Refinished it for him.

I only have two watches. A Seiko and a Citizen Eco Drive Perpetual calendar. Both of which were gifts from my son and absolutely priceless.

Odd really! I have probably owned over 1000 watches from $30,000 pieces to $5,000.00 Rolex's and NONE have meant more to me than the two that I own now. My how times have changed!:rolleyes:

weaponeer
04-14-2009, 10:17 PM
Mine is my 9 year old TT Sub.
It's my everyday watch, only occassionally swapping out for the TT DJ or the Yao 007 as the mood strikes me. The sub still holds about +1 sec/day.

Sushi
04-14-2009, 10:25 PM
Everytime I think about watches something someone said rings true, I think you got the best watches, cause in the end... they are just watches:

"Why Would anybody in their right mind spend that kind of money on a damn watch?

I say that having collected watches for over 30 years, a member of the NAWCC for many years.

I truly admire the workings of a mechanical watch. They are simply mindboggling! To make something that small that is 99.98% accurate, and can maintain it for many years in many cases, staggers me. To know they hand built accurate watch movements hundreds of years before cad and modern laser cutting makes me marvel at the skill of an accomplished watchmaker. You want to see beauty, look at a 60 year old Hamilton 20j 770 made for their tank watches. Or, a chain driven fusee fron 200 years ago. Todays movements, for the large part, are a joke.

Yes, I have spent a thousand on a watch - to buy a vintage movement that was high craft. To spend several large on todays watches makes ZERO sense. Why? The movements in most of todays mechanical watches are mass produced AND very pedestrian. I don't care if that watch carries the name Rolex, Omega, Panarai, or a number of other names - they are NOT worth it! A few names (and movements) are, very few .

Seiko, Citizen, and many lower price Swiss are as good as the expensive watches at being a damn WATCH and they do it with as much style and dependability.

What are you getting for the additional money? Name? Cachet? Flavor of the month? Latest TZ favorite? Status? Who freaking cares - you will go years before anybody even notices the watch you are wearing.

Wake up people - a watch is an instrument that tells time. Money is an instrument for making your life better. Know the difference.

Get the picture?" - CJR48 posted on February 7 2006 at that old place...

I agree with some of what he said, and disagree with other things, eight now I can have a couple of expensive timepieces but in a few years ... who knows.

Justin
04-14-2009, 10:32 PM
Everytime I think about watches something someone said rings true, I think you got the best watches, cause in the end... they are just watches:

"Why Would anybody in their right mind spend that kind of money on a damn watch?

I say that having collected watches for over 30 years, a member of the NAWCC for many years.

I truly admire the workings of a mechanical watch. They are simply mindboggling! To make something that small that is 99.98% accurate, and can maintain it for many years in many cases, staggers me. To know they hand built accurate watch movements hundreds of years before cad and modern laser cutting makes me marvel at the skill of an accomplished watchmaker. You want to see beauty, look at a 60 year old Hamilton 20j 770 made for their tank watches. Or, a chain driven fusee fron 200 years ago. Todays movements, for the large part, are a joke.

Yes, I have spent a thousand on a watch - to buy a vintage movement that was high craft. To spend several large on todays watches makes ZERO sense. Why? The movements in most of todays mechanical watches are mass produced AND very pedestrian. I don't care if that watch carries the name Rolex, Omega, Panarai, or a number of other names - they are NOT worth it! A few names (and movements) are, very few .

Seiko, Citizen, and many lower price Swiss are as good as the expensive watches at being a damn WATCH and they do it with as much style and dependability.

What are you getting for the additional money? Name? Cachet? Flavor of the month? Latest TZ favorite? Status? Who freaking cares - you will go years before anybody even notices the watch you are wearing.

Wake up people - a watch is an instrument that tells time. Money is an instrument for making your life better. Know the difference.

Get the picture?" - CJR48 posted on February 7 2006 at that old place...

I agree with some of what he said, and disagree with other things, eight now I can have a couple of expensive timepieces but in a few years ... who knows.

And time is of absolutely no meaning to a man who is lucky enough to have moved on!

BlackHills
04-14-2009, 10:41 PM
For the most part I wear the Omega Speedmaster Auto or the SandY 590 'Flag'.

I think there's a lot of truth in this....Yes, I have spent a thousand on a watch - to buy a vintage movement that was high craft. To spend several large on todays watches makes ZERO sense. Why? The movements in most of todays mechanical watches are mass produced AND very pedestrian. I don't care if that watch carries the name Rolex, Omega, Panarai, or a number of other names - they are NOT worth it! A few names (and movements) are, very few.

Tai-Pan
04-15-2009, 12:10 AM
I try to rotate in a watch every week. This week it's the PAM 111. Last week it was the PAM 112. Before that it was the Pepsi GMT2. You get the picture.

But if I was in a hurry and wasn't going to be back for a month or two, I'd probably take the 5513.

<img src="http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a160/Reintitan/Watches/euruewiruwq.jpg">

kv
04-15-2009, 12:22 AM
LOL! That just got shipped back to brother Brad yesterday. Refinished it for him.

I only have two watches. A Seiko and a Citizen Eco Drive Perpetual calendar. Both of which were gifts from my son and absolutely priceless.

Odd really! I have probably owned over 1000 watches from $30,000 pieces to $5,000.00 Rolex's and NONE have meant more to me than the two that I own now. My how times have changed!:rolleyes:

the Eco-Drive was a gift from your son. very special!

kv
04-15-2009, 12:25 AM
Mine is my 9 year old TT Sub.
It's my everyday watch, only occassionally swapping out for the TT DJ or the Yao 007 as the mood strikes me. The sub still holds about +1 sec/day.

Bruce that is spectacular accuracy for that sub !! mine is 2.5 sec. a day and the yao 007 my brother haas one & I could be very happy with just that. the dial blows away the sub. I think.

kv
04-15-2009, 12:42 AM
I try to rotate in a watch every week. This week it's the PAM 111. Last week it was the PAM 112. Before that it was the Pepsi GMT2. You get the picture.

But if I was in a hurry and wasn't going to be back for a month or two, I'd probably take the 5513.

<img src="http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a160/Reintitan/Watches/euruewiruwq.jpg">

funny small difference, but the indices on the 5513 look so much cleaner and ncer compared to the "metal trimmed indices on the 16610 i own. very very nice !!!

kv
04-15-2009, 12:45 AM
The JLC Grande GMT Reverso

Easy to read the time on it :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/europa99/_DSC7172.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/europa99/_DSC7174.jpg

I never tire of telling you what a marvelous watch that is !! from case to bracelet its got it all ! not even factoring in the "reverso" aspect. Wow !

Mike S
04-15-2009, 01:46 AM
Lately my Yao. I love this watch. :) :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/Mike16610/Yao_1.jpg

karma police
04-15-2009, 05:14 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/steveziv/P1011091.jpg

karma police
04-15-2009, 05:39 AM
No offense Dude but we've all seen a dozen different versions of that tired old speech on the various watch related forums. I feel those statements are very presumptuous. They presume watch owners' motives for ownership, they presume all value lies in the movement, they presume that the money spent on a watch indicates a certain (inappropriate) priority has been attached to it. That speech always seems to be given by someone who for whatever reason has sold their collection but retained some "old faithful" piece.

Pistolero
04-15-2009, 07:19 AM
Been wearing the Panny the past month or so...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/scat999999/misc/DSC_0149.jpg

But starting to miss the Sub, I'll probably switch over again. I've been thinking lately if I could only keep one of my watches, it would probably be the Sub.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/scat999999/misc/IMG_0007.jpg

kevink
04-15-2009, 07:31 AM
dweller as alway!

MAF
04-15-2009, 08:26 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/sbmrnr/3Hangers1a.jpg


Regards Mark

Mike S
04-15-2009, 11:29 AM
Steve, There's just something about beer and watches. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/Mike16610/Beerwatch.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/Mike16610/Obligatory_watch_beer_shot.jpg

Mike S
04-15-2009, 11:30 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/sbmrnr/3Hangers1a.jpg


Regards Mark

Mark, I love that shot. Very creative. :cool:

ee
04-15-2009, 11:35 AM
A cheap Swiss Army diver. 100m. Date, good w.r., that's all I need.

TMK
04-15-2009, 11:39 AM
Overall...one of these two:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/watches/marpvd03.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/watches/POoly-01.jpg

But I wear the Yao Seafighter quite a bit too :)

kv
04-15-2009, 12:29 PM
Overall...one of these two:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/watches/marpvd03.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/tmkravitz/watches/POoly-01.jpg

But I wear the Yao Seafighter quite a bit too :)

the network planner where I work has one. really like the bracelet on it reminds me of the bracelet on my 1973 speedmaster, I'm thinking of putting that up for sale soon here. Ted, I'm hooking up with Gene tomorrow morning and will ask if the Expl.II can be accomplised to meet the 14-May-09 date.

kv
04-15-2009, 12:36 PM
Lately my Yao. I love this watch. :) :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/Mike16610/Yao_1.jpg

the old saying by Hemmingway "less is best" really applies to the dial really grabs me and the lume is out of this world!

TMK
04-15-2009, 12:48 PM
Thanks Kirk...that would be GREAT :) :)

karma police
04-15-2009, 04:13 PM
I can do that!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/steveziv/MISC/FOLLYBEACH06025.jpg

Mike S
04-15-2009, 05:31 PM
the old saying by Hemmingway "less is best" really applies to the dial really grabs me and the lume is out of this world!

Very True! :) :) Thanks Kirky. :) :)

Mike S
04-15-2009, 05:33 PM
I can do that!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/steveziv/MISC/FOLLYBEACH06025.jpg

KP, I really like that watch. Been jonesin' for one for a while. :) :)

karma police
04-15-2009, 06:18 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/steveziv/Watches/NONSMP003.jpg

I had an AC style bezel installed. I've thought of going back to black though.

Mike S
04-15-2009, 07:00 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/steveziv/Watches/NONSMP003.jpg

I had an AC style bezel installed. I've thought of going back to black though.

Nice. I personally prefer the black bezel. The AC is nice but IMO itís a tool watch black looks best on it. I also like the hell out of that watch on a rubber strap.

Tai-Pan
04-15-2009, 07:03 PM
I have a WatchCo Seamaster ref.165.024 but it's at the bank. No pics at the moment. Remember Vince Springbars? It's the exact same model as the one he had except mine was put together by WatchCo out in Australia. Vince put his own together.

Mike S
04-15-2009, 07:09 PM
I have a WatchCo Seamaster ref.165.024 but it's at the bank. No pics at the moment. Remember Vince Springbars? It's the exact same model as the one he had except mine was put together by WatchCo out in Australia. Vince put his own together.

Who could forget Vince-PigIron-Springbars. Or Ms Springbars. :-)



You have some nice watches bro. You're kind of like Jocke in the early days. ;) Without the dirty hands of course. ;) ;)

karma police
04-15-2009, 07:57 PM
I pulled this pic off the net a while back.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/steveziv/Watches/blkblkblksmp.jpg

mmw68
04-15-2009, 08:07 PM
It's beat to hell now, but I love it..
http://www.cruisercrap.com/rolex/1655.jpg

BlackHills
04-15-2009, 08:22 PM
My 1675....It's beat to hell now, but I love it..

So is it a 1675 or a 1655 like the pic? :) I had a 1655 for a while, if the GMT hand was independently adjustable I'd have kept it. I still wish I had, only because it's probably worth twice what I sold it for then.

kv
04-15-2009, 08:25 PM
I pulled this pic off the net a while back.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/steveziv/Watches/blkblkblksmp.jpg

a lot to like there !! very very nice !!!! up there with the Yao. I said to myself after I bought a speedmaster in 1973. I would never buy another Omega, no problems at all just hated winding it.

Mr_Pacman
04-15-2009, 08:49 PM
I have been wearing my Speedy Pro for the past few weeks....but it's my wedding gift from the wife, so I don't want to subject it to daily abuse. As a university student, she put away $100 every month into a savings account so she could buy me a watch when we got married.

I've also got a Sinn 903, but I'm giving that one to a buddy of mine as he's going through a really rough patch and I want him to have a good watch on his wrist.

That means I'll be down to one watch, so I'm trying to find a nice, cheap Omega beater of some sort that I can wear daily.

mmw68
04-15-2009, 09:02 PM
I had a 1655 dial, hands, Bezel, so I put it into a 1675 case and band.

karma police
04-15-2009, 09:06 PM
my Speedy has an automatic movement, date @ six and a sapphire crystal.
I'm fond of the blue hands and markers too. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/steveziv/Watches/DSCN0679.jpg

I might have kept this one if it had a date (drove me nuts)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/steveziv/Watches/SpeedySplit.jpg

kv
04-15-2009, 09:14 PM
I have been wearing my Speedy Pro for the past few weeks....but it's my wedding gift from the wife, so I don't want to subject it to daily abuse. As a university student, she put away $100 every month into a savings account so she could buy me a watch when we got married.

I've also got a Sinn 903, but I'm giving that one to a buddy of mine as he's going through a really rough patch and I want him to have a good watch on his wrist.

That means I'll be down to one watch, so I'm trying to find a nice, cheap Omega beater of some sort that I can wear daily.

its the best route and you can wear it with wild abandon. a speedmaster is pretty tough if they are still made they were back in the early seventies. I bought one and dumped it in the draw after two weeks. dragged it out over thirty yrs. later. I took a shower with it on gaskets long gone and flooded with water I tried to dry it out like fucking hoosier for week it worked still, then I was forced to take it in. now its a GEM of a watch.

Brad
04-15-2009, 09:20 PM
Favorite rubber! If I ever get it back. ;);)

http://www.fototime.com/B5E2898DB5F4018/orig.jpg

Brad
04-15-2009, 09:24 PM
Knew I'd never get it back if ya got it on your sweaty fat wrists. :D

Thanks again brother,

Bro B-

Sushi
04-15-2009, 11:19 PM
I am just surprised you didn't mark them "MAF" with a felt pen ;) :)

Bald1
04-15-2009, 11:27 PM
That's just the problem. Anytime I think of reducing the herd of 16 I can't decide just what ones to keep, let along pick a solitare :(

Mike S
04-16-2009, 03:07 AM
I pulled this pic off the net a while back.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v162/steveziv/Watches/blkblkblksmp.jpg

That's to die for. ;) I love it. :)

Mike S
04-16-2009, 03:12 AM
Favorite rubber! If I ever get it back. ;);)

http://www.fototime.com/B5E2898DB5F4018/orig.jpg

When you do get it back, bet it looks better than new.

Pistolero
04-16-2009, 07:01 AM
Wow, I like that Explorer II!

Jerry
04-16-2009, 08:41 AM
IWC Aquatimer chrono or my good old Zodiac Superseawolf SST ,and Cyma chrono with the lemania 5100 .

Brad
04-16-2009, 08:44 AM
Bet your right.
Mike I'm in the process of having a '07 done like yours (Yao).
Cant wait to see the end result! :)