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  1. cosmicfolklore

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    I have an affection for watches, growing up in a jewelry store. Changing batteries, replacing, and sizing bands was one of the first jobs I had as a young jeweler's monkey. Over the years I have collected quite a few watches, including Timex Marlins, Invicta, Seiko, Citizens, etc... My father had given me a Timex, just like this before I headed off to college. He had even matched it with a band just like this. But, my Freshman year of college, someone had broken into my dorm room and stolen it. It was the only thing in the room worth taking.

    So, I am shopping online for more Marlins on Ebay (there's something ritualistic about a mechanical wind up watch that appeals to me) and I run across a watch just like the one that was stolen 34 years ago, same band, same face, etc... So, I purchased it. The Ebay vendor had even said that the watch and band were an unusual combination. It was due to arrive on November the 29th. It didn't arrive. I wasn't freaked, because, well, mail... But, after three days, I started trying to contact the vendor, but ebay kept sending me to a page asking if I wanted a refund. I kept checking, "NO." I just wanted to know if the vendor could tell me something about why it might be late. But, the vendor responded to my request to ebay (not me). Maybe some new Ebay thing, because usually I could contact the vendor directly, or maybe the vendor had set something on his account, so that I could not contact him. So, I finally received it a week late, yesterday. I marked the vendor 100% on the stars, but not on the delivery time, nor communications. I added a quick sentence about the delivery may be out of the control of the vendor.

    Well, with true Ebay vendor fashion, he sent me a jibber-English response about how I had to change my review because he was a professional. I am happy to have, what I think is my old watch back. It is way beyond me thinking that this guy 1000's of miles away had anything to do with my watch getting stolen, and even if, so much time has passed. Anyways, the guy is just going to have to deal with it. He still has 100% positive feedback, so F' him.

    Wearing a watch is just so much freedom. I can leave my cellphone at my desk, and I can set my eyes upon it, without getting distracted by emails, Facebook, Instagram, etc... And, I feel more in control of my time.
    How do you guys feel about watches?

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    I'm all for killing time. I'm not even convinced that time exists as some fundamental thing, unlike space and energy. So no, I don't really like watches.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Haven't worn one since the 90's. A nice pocket watch may be in my future, but no more wrist watches.

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    I always carried a watch when I was working... up until we all started carrying cell phones. In my construction job, (sheet metal worker) a wrist watch would get destroyed pretty quickly, so I carried different pocket watches in the top pocket of my bibs.

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    I am wearing this one today, just took the picture. My father-in-law bought it for me right after I got married. It is kind of a tradition here in Azerbaijan, you marry a lady and his father has to buy a watch for you. I guess the tradition has several meanings.

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    "...there's something ritualistic about a mechanical wind up watch that appeals to me..."

    Did I miss something here? The reason for my question is that the Timex watch shown in the image has (according to its face) a quartz movement.

    I love watches, and have both wrist and pocket models. My most treasured is an Elgin pocket model that belonged to my maternal grandfather who passed before I was born. It, like his KBB Yello Bole Imperial pipe which I also inherited, are tangible links to a man whom I know I would have liked, and I am proud to use and keep them.

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  7. cosmicfolklore

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    Nice Guess watch, Javan. Back in the day, I would never have "guessed" that Guess watches would have retained their value, but they are quite collectible. That's a handsome timepiece. And, nice SIZE. I have also been surprised at how large the faces have gotten.
    I didn't get a watch at any of my marriages. Maybe that is why they ran out of time.

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    Oh, yes, Hunter. Or, maybe I wasn't clear. I collect the Timex "Marlins" because they are mechanical, however this one was quartz, not a Marlin. I probably just wasn't clear.
    I also like that they take a lickin'...

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    Cosmic:

    I'm not familiar with the Timex Marlin. Do you have an image you can share?

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    I can appreciate a nice watch, but don't wear one myself, it's not very practical for me. I used to have one just like this, great solid wind up watch.

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    They were sold as one of the first sports watches from just after WW2 till the 80's, experimenting with self-winds, but mostly all mechanical. They were where we get the phrase, "Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'" from. They were advertised with Hemingway pulling a swordfish out of the water, beer drinking guys, working men, hunters, explorers, helicopter pilots. Timex got its fame from winning the contract to supply American forces with watches for coordinated attacks and time pieces for all sorts of military uses. Then, after the war, they cranked the watches out to the hard-working American. And, they were noted for being very tough.

    They weren't "jewelry store" watches, in that they weren't sold for bling factor. Buliva and Seikos filled that niche, with Invicta and Rolex's being on the higher end. (although Invicta has sold out more to the middle market nowadays).

    The Marlin is quite a classic, IMO. American made, at least up until the 90's.

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    Here's a link (Test Gone Wrong) to a classic Timex black-and-white television commercial.

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    Cosmic:

    That first one in your series of images above is classically beautiful, and reminds me of a Swiss-made Bulova automatic that I own.

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    Yeh, they weren't exactly "divers watches." The most water one would have seen by the average Timex sportsman would have been reaching into the lake to pull out a fish, or washing their hands.

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    Marlins just have those simple faces, classic. IMO.
    Just a few years ago, I was picking up and rebuilding them for $20-$60. Now, you can barely find one for under $200 with some of the 40's and 50's styles reaching $800.

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    I love my watches ... I only have a more expensive one, a Maurce Lacroix, which was gifted to me by my family when I turned 30. That has a high sentimental value to me, above and beyond the intrinsic value. I understand Cosmic as far as stuff like this goes, as I too was gifted a watch by my father - an Atlantic, when I left for the states - not you best swiss made, but non the less something very dear to me. It had as many as 10 leather bands over the years, but the piece itself is as precise as the first day I bought it. I also own a Komandirsky by Vostok - a nice combination between automatic and mechanical if that makes any sense. It self winds when you wear it, but you can turn the crown as well to manually crank it. The Russians make good watches, although mine needs a tuneup every couple of years. Tissot, Swatch, Casio, are just a few other watch makers' products that I own, mostly inexpensive, but simple and reliable.

    I must have been a rail road guy in a previous life, otherwise I cannot explain my fondness for time pieces ...

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    Been my buddy for 31 yrs.

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    I like watches, especially the intricacy of movements. There's something wonderfully complex and "Rube Goldberg" about a watch movement. And after a decade of selling some of the finest watches available I have..
    zero. I have never needed a watch, for better or worse, I've always known, within a few minutes, what time it is, without owning a watch. So I have no need of one, and no desire to own one. But I still like watches.

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    Nice Bradley! I remember you talking about it on the Omega thread.

    I think that, like my compulsive chuckle (my wife tells me that I chuckle every time I start talking, as if everything is funny), I also compulsively check my watch whenever someone starts talking to me. My wife says that it makes her feel as if she is wasting my time. Sometimes... ha ha.

    I think my chuckle helps me win over groups when I start giving speeches. Public speaking and coaching others to do it is sort of a hobby as well.
    Eh, so checking my watch makes people feel uncomfortable... it can be a superpower of sorts.

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    No Michael, I check my watch all the time, habit from the Plant days, how long to fill, depressurization, makes people I guess think they are boring you, usually it's the other way around I'm boreing them.

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    I don't wear a watch anymore. This is the last one I wore. It had a metal clasp band on it, but that broke while I was at the airport on my last trip home from the last job. Must have been a sign. This band was in the box, it was the original that came with the watch. Self winder, not a bad watch.

    One of my favorite watches of all time was a Timex self winder. It lasted a LONG time.

    This watch was my great grandfather's. It hasn't run since I have had it. It looks good inside, but won't run.

    The rock in front of it is a gastrolith... a dinosaur gizzard stone. Everyone should have one of those. Time doesn't matter to it. It has looked like that for millions of years.

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    Some nice looking time pieces. I like watches, but I can't stand to wear one.

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    I work from home in the educational technology field. I always where a traditional watch when I am out of the house. In my field if anyone wears a watch it is an Apple watch or something similar. I am very much the anomaly! I am surprised at the number of people that comment on my watch (I have a beautiful to me Movado) in large measure, I think, because it is so anomalous.

    I really like watches and wish I owned more but I was built with small wrists which makes finding a watch that has a small enough face that's not feminine is difficult.

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    I also have a pocket watch that belong to my great grandfather and was passed down to my grandfather, then my father and now to me and eventually to my son. When I figure out the picture thing I'll post pictures of both.

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    The Vintage watches as the discussed Timex Marlins were small by today's comparison. Actually, I think that the watches sold today look grossly oversized to my vintage eyeballs. Echambers, if you were to look for a watch, I might suggest checking out the estate market. Lots of great guys with skills keeping these old timepieces ticking smoothly.

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    I wear one every day. My grandmother bought it for me when I was in college and have only had to have it worked on once in over 20 years. It's a basic Seiko with metal band.

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    I wear it face down/band up on my left wrist.

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    'Much prefer a watch to a phone as a timepiece. I carry an old flip phone turned off, for making calls. The idea of being perpetually available by phone creeps me out. There's some play on the word anachronistic here.

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    Yep, I miss the days of ignoring calls and the blinking light on an answering machine. I used to go weeks before checking messages. Now, my whole family thinks I’m dead if I miss their call.

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    One on my right wrist all the time. I even go to bed wearing it. I only take it off when I take a shower, or need to work with my Wacom tablet (I scratched the tablet with the watch once, ouch!), or some other rare instances.

    Actually, I'm not wearing it now: it's drying as I washed it.

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    Last time I wore a wrist watch at other than a formal party was reffing lacrosse, so about four years ago. Just don't care to wear a watch nor jewelry. Diff strokes and all.

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    They can be addictive, like pipes.

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    Watch Acquisition Disorder? WAD, ha ha.

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    I'm in a panic without a wristwatch.

    I have an old Seiko Pepsi quartz diver that I've had for over 25 years. It keeps perfect time, but it's a bit beat up, so it became my yard work, etc. watch.

    I've had this Accutron Swiss-made Quartz chronograph, for the past 12 years, but its had problems on and off (Bulova replaced the movement when it was a year old). It recently quite running. A watch repairman I know can replace the movement for about $200, I'm mulling over that.

    Last year, I bought this Borealis Seafarer II auto(micro brand diver) and love it. It's a big watch, with a very heavy bracelet. I put on deployment rubber strap for use in the summer, which was a lot lighter. The stainless bracelet is back on for winter, dress use only.

    I needed another daily use watch and a quartz suited that need the best. I'm in restaurants daily, so beating up something pricey doesn't make sense. I snagged this Hamilton Khaki Chrono from the WatchYouSeek forums and really enjoy it so far. It had a plain leather strap, I added this rally style strap.

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    Ahh, the lousy luck of getting a bunk Quartz on the Accutron. That stinks.

    Somewhere, I have a pretty dressy digital watch from 1980 that plays Space Invaders. I’ve got to dig through storage and find it. It would be great of I could get it running. It was another giift crom my dad. Every year, I got watches or gold rings for Christmas... the son of a ieweler. When I had rather have a new rod and reel, ha ha.

    I have to keep time on my benchwork, so it has made me monitor how long everything takes me. I don’t know what you do in the restaurant business, but I imagine time is of the essence in every part of that business. I wonder how this new generation not wearing watches affects their work. My daughters wear watches, a student/ waitress and a cosmotology student. I bet there are still lots of jobs that you just cant be as successful at without a watch.

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    I used to love watches-- gotta few. Love old clocks-- gotta few of those, too. But, since I started "wearing" a cell phone years ago, I felt closed in and controlled by time keeping devices so I haven't worn a watch in years. The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. I think Thoreau said that.

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    I just waste my time here, ha ha. No, I still love wasting time. I just like knowing how much I waste, ha ha!

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    watch

    I dug my watch out of the closet. It was gifted to me by my mother in law. It was her step-fathers 25 year gift for working at Shell Oil back in 1952. Seeing all these pieces made me think that Id like to wear mine to an upcoming Xmas party we are going to early next week.

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    We all should work on wasting a bit more time, Cosmic. But, I still think the mechanical watch is a thing of beauty. If I had a pile of cash to waste I buy an old repeater pocket watch that chimes the hour.

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    Joseph, that’s a nice looking watch. I prefer the simple faces like that. While I appreciate those watches that have all of the bells and whistles, ultimately I just want to know what time it is. Sometimes, even the date dials seem a little too busy for me. But, that one has a nice “simple to read” look to it, classical.

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    This was my dad’s watch, a jeweler’s watch, 14k. I inherited all of his gold nugget jewelry. But, Mrs. Cosmic wont let me wear it out on the town in Birmingham. It’s like holding a sign that says, “MUG ME!”

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    Thanks Cosmic, I love this thread. I appreciate a nice watch as well, and would like to have a couple more. Though Id destroy watches regularly in my line of work.

    Very nice gold nugget watch. It reminds me a lot of an old friend of mine who had a similar watch.

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    . I know this is not a wrist watch, but it's a time piece that is extra special to me, my Grandfather born in the 1880s, traded a horse for this Elgin Railroad watch, Doves on the cover, this was a huge trade in that Era, I really treasure this.

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    Amazing piece. Its lovely to see, and its made all the more special by its history. Thank you for sharing.

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    Elgin Railroad Watches. They would have probably outlasted Timex if it weren’t for contracts that the military and Timex made. Very collectible. Nice watch, Brad.

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    Nice Guess watch, Javan. Back in the day, I would never have "guessed" that Guess watches would have retained their value, but they are quite collectible. That's a handsome timepiece. And, nice SIZE. I have also been surprised at how large the faces have gotten.
    I didn't get a watch at any of my marriages. Maybe that is why they ran out of time.

    Thanks Michael, I wasn't aware of Guess Collection watches until I got one. Today I am wearing this Lloyd (have never heard of them either until I went to Korea). They are pretty popular in Korea, there are lots of Lloyd shops in Seoul. This one was gifted by my friends when I was a student studying in Seoul. It reminds me the times when we were really young and stupid enough to jump from the second floor of the dormitory to go to buy a beer at midnight. It got a snowflake-like crack a year ago on the left side of the glass, but still staying strong.

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    Repost due to photobucket sucking.

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    Nice Seiko! Very classic.

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    I've had a lot of watches in my life and have worn one most of my adult life. I don't wear one around the house but if I go out I feel odd if I don't have one on. Love mechanical watches, but now I just wear quartz watches.

    Here's the two I wear: The Swiss Army is my daily wear, and is on it's third band. It has all the features I like in a watch, not too big, thin and a sapphire crystal. Same for the two tone Movado, which is my "dress watch", although it's getting a little beat up too. Unless these two die I have no plans to buy another watch.

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    Orley, what is the make on that Swiss Army? Is it an Invicta? Looks sharp!

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    Yeah Cosmic, it's a mystery to me too. It only says Swiss Army, no Victorinox, Wenger or any other name anywhere on the watch. I bought it used on eBay about 12 years ago just because I liked it's looks. Came with a brown leather band that just said Swiss Army on the buckle too.

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    Great stuff guys!

    I had forgotten that I have my great-Grandfathers Waltham pocket watch, from the late teens, early 20's. It doesn't run and I missed a fine opportunity to repair it with the assistance of a retired watch-maker. My wife's Uncle was retired from his job as the watch repairman for the B&O Railroad. He had his own shop, tools and parts but was retired. I showed the watch to him at a family event and he told bring it over to his shop. He said his eyes and hands couldn't to the small work any more, but that he could talk me thru the repair. He said most likely it was minor and an easy fix. We ended up moving a short time later and the watch was not unpacked until a year or so after that time. And, you guessed it, he passed away in the interim. Opportunity lost.

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    Nice Al! Everytime I see a nice pocketwatch at the vintage jewelry store downtown, Lora points out that since cargo pants went away, my pockets are already full, like a clever chipmunk’s jawls.

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    This one was gifted to me by my father when I graduated from college. It was one of his own watches:

    During one of his trips my dad also bought 2 identical watches, one for me and a smaller one for my wife:

    I rarely wear them.

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  54. mackeson

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    Nice watches guys!
    I've always worn a watch as long as I can remember. Currently, I wear an inexpensive Timex as my everyday work/beater watch (keeps great time and does "Take a licking, and keeps on ticking"), a Citizen for nicer occasions, and carry my grandfather's old "railroad" pocket watch for truly special occasions. For me, my watch is like a belt or my wallet, I do not leave home without one.

    "Once you go down the Lakeland path, forever will it dominate your destiny."
    -Apologies to Master Yoda
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  55. didimauw

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    Oh my god how did I miss this thread!?

    I have just recently acquired a serious addiction to all things watch related. I am on my third watch purchased in 3 months. But I have a slight excuse. Watches are REQUIRED on the railroad.

    First I bought this cheap timex. Loved it, but the strap I didn't care for. So I spent just as much money on a new strap, as I payed for the whole watch. It's a leather Barton quick release band.

    Then I ordered a cheap G-shock. Told the wife I needed a waterproof watch for work.
    Then I graduated the campus training for the railroad, and ordered a Citizen eco drive as a congrats gift to myself.

    The citizen came in the mail yesterday, but I moved to the new house Sunday, so I have to wait for the wife to bring it to me Saturday...it's killing me.

    I have been reading stories about watches, reading reviews about watches, reading about watch repair, looking at watches, thinking about watches...

    Someone help me...

    (Cosmic, I love that timex brother!)

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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  56. cosmicfolklore

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    Nice Timex! Yeh, it's addictive, especially reading about the history of different watch companies and their innovations. It's just as addictive as PAD, especially when you find the estate watches on eBay.
    And, I just realized that my picture of the Seiko is upside down, ha ha.

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  57. didimauw

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    I wish there were more stories about guys who only had one watch, for decades. I'm all about having "one" of something decent and keeping it in good shape. Like someday, I WILL own a Rolex...someday...ahh...

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  58. ssjones

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    It is addictive. Whatever you do, don't go to this page. Just don't do it.
    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/

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  59. didimauw

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    Oh way ahead of you Al! I've spent the last month on that forum just reading...and looking, and drooling, and dreaming While in another tab of my browser, I'm on the edcforums section about watches...now reading about watches on Pipes magazine??? It's a curse...

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  60. ssjones

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    I bought this Seiko 200mm Diver Quartz in 1994, for my 10th anniversary with my company (now 36 years). It's been to hell in back, now relegated to chores watch. It still keeps perfect time. I tried to find a new bezel for it, but its an oddball model and none could be found.

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  61. lasttango

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    Here's one I really liked. I regret selling it. Even though I sold it for 3.5 times what I paid, I wish I still had the watch... The guy I sent it to to clean up the dial and case wouldn't stop harassing me to sell it... I finally did.

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    This is what I wear now. I traded in a fancy special edition Titanium Bond Omega Seamaster.... I pocketed about $2000 and still had plenty of cash left over for this... I wear the stainless Steel Bracelet on it. I have worn it every day for about 6 years now.

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  63. didimauw

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    Bam! finally United. A week after it arrived in the mail, and I wasn't home to open it.

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    The only watch I have owned and worn for over 40 years is a Rolex Oyster, it is and has been a fabulous watch.

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    Congratulations, didimauw!

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    On a previous thread where I asked for opinions on Breitling and Omega watches member Al mentioned Hamilton watches. I had totally forgotten about that company so looked into them again.

    I ended up buying a 40mm 'Khaki King Automatic' with sapphire crystal front and back, hacking seconds and manual wind as well as auto wind. The watch is driven by a much improved ETA 2834-2 Swiss movement that gives an astonishing 80 hour power reserve compared to the 40 hours of the base movement.

    It has now been running for a week and has lost less than a half of a second in all that time which is quite amazing for any mechanical watch of any price.

    Hamilton's strap line is 'American Spirit - Swiss Precision' and I can't argue with that so thanks to Al for pointing me in this direction.

    The problem now of course will be when I do lash out 2.8K on an Omega or Breitling I'll be mighty disappointed if it doesn't match my Hamilton for precise timekeeping!

    Regards,

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  67. paulie66scandinavian

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    In My youth I was big fan of pocket watches and I had them several good brands, Zenith, Omega,Molnya then due to problems how to properly carry them when wearing other than blue jeans or with vests(slacks of today hardly have build in pockets for watches)I sold all my entire collection and eventually switched to mechanical wrist watches, thse are now,Eterna automatic self winding, Atlantic Automatic and one Russian made Polyot mechanical.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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  68. cosmicfolklore

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    A jeweler friend of mine just shared this with me...
    Total watch porn, just look at all of that hand engraving detail work.

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    That's incredibly detailed, but I hope the owner isn't plan on selling it....I suspect the Rolex faithful would be appalled.

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  70. cosmicfolklore

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    Actually, this had brought in a world record winning price, but the problem is that it was soon stolen. It was sent to me concerning the $50,000 reward for it's return. I believe the band is platinum or (ugg) white gold, I'd have to go reread the details.

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