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Old 07-26-2022, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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I solved that problem by not owning any watches.
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Watch is an important accessory for men, IMHO. Women have jewelry, men have cufflinks, tie bars, belts and watches. Especially when you are dressed up for an occasion.
Some men wear a ring.
Quality watch is a status symbol too.

I like to wear a watch (have many of them - mechanical, automatic and quartz. Some whimsical, most just classic men watches - I like that style). They are very convenient too. It's much faster to have a quick glance at a wrist (and sometimes you need to do it very discreetly) than pulling out your cell phone to check on the time, which is quite... obvious and could be in some situations considered rude.
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Old 07-26-2022, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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That’s just beautiful an it’s a great story. Yours is a lucky son.

It also proves that the more things change, the more they stay the same. This is an ETA 6497, a workhorse of a movement that’s been used in watches costing $300 to $4000. This one’s claim to fame is that I assembled it literally from a tray of parts. Looks familiar doesn’t it?



Oh, sorry. Not “buy once, try once” as I typed above. It’s “buy once, CRY once.” My bad.
Nice watch. Greg started out making straps for Panerai watches and I have several. He's a nice guy with quality products.
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Old 07-26-2022, 03:49 PM
 
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Anyone else amazed that this thread is now into page 5?
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Old 07-26-2022, 04:14 PM
 
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It's much faster to have a quick glance at a wrist...
The first wristwatches were made for aviators, and for this exact reason.

While I'd like a mechanical chronometer (I dabble in celestial navigation), I'm also a klutz and I know I'd bash it or drop it overboard or something. So I make do with a succession of $50 Timex quartz watches. Doesn't keep me from admiring the ingenuity of mechanical watches.
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Old 07-26-2022, 05:03 PM
 
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I am still wearing the watch I bought in 1989.
I wear it every day. I had it serviced once. No batteries, no winding.
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Old 07-26-2022, 05:07 PM
 
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Anyone else amazed that this thread is now into page 5?
Did you have something to add?
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Old 07-26-2022, 05:08 PM
 
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I hate paying $20-25 getting batteries replaced in my watches. They don't even last that long either & I know to keep the watches you don't wear NOT ticking away so as to not use up the battery life. I have 1 watch that doesn't require batteries. I just have to wind it up & reset the time each time I wear it, which is no big deal. That's the way to go these days!

But I haven't been able to find watches like that these days. Anyone know any brands & stores to get them from of watches that req NO batteries? You just wind them up & set the time each day. TIA!
Antique stores, thrift shops, and if you have one, at your local clock repair.
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Old 07-26-2022, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Oak Bowery
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The first wristwatches were made for aviators, and for this exact reason.

While I'd like a mechanical chronometer (I dabble in celestial navigation), I'm also a klutz and I know I'd bash it or drop it overboard or something. So I make do with a succession of $50 Timex quartz watches. Doesn't keep me from admiring the ingenuity of mechanical watches.
The Type XX isn’t a brand but rather watches that met specifications put forth by the French for their pilots. The originals were 39mm and all had flyback chronometers for easy, one-handed operation while flying and navigating. I believe there were 5 companies involved in producing these back then.

They’ve grown a bit in size to reflect a more modern design but at the heart of my Breguet 3815 Type XXI, is the original Type XX. If you closely, you can see the dual hands which are straight up. One is for seconds and the other is the minute accumulator.

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Old 07-26-2022, 10:18 PM
 
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^^^ Wow, that is one complicated looking wristwatch!
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Old 07-26-2022, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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I have a collection of Solar Citizen's E870 and E811. Perpetual and with alarm. The E811s also are chronographs.
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