Watches - let's see 'em

Discussion in 'The Good Life' started by gorgo2, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    When I retired, I put my watches away and only occasionally wore an Apple Watch when cycling.

    Now that I’m unretiring, I pulled these two Casio Wave Ceptor Solar watches out and got them charged up and eventually synced to the atomic clock. The silver bezel model is easier for my aging eyes to see so it will likely be the daily wear.

    I bought the silver one first but it took 4 months to arrive. I cancelled the order , but it came anyway from Japan, just a long time after I ordered it. I ordered the black one when I cancelled the other and it arrived in just a few days. So now I have 2.

    It’s taking a bit of getting used to having something on my wrist.

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  2. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    About an hour after I took that picture, I realized that the silver watch was not on the correct time zone! :) So I had to push buttons and figure that out. It's correct now.
    It would have been quite epic to show up an hour late for a date!
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  3. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I “traded” my 20 year old son for the Casio Solar wave ceptor I let him borrow a couple of years ago. This one is easier for me to see. He ‘took’ the silver bezel watch pictured previously in exchange. He likes it better as well.

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  4. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    A few months ago, I completed a survey for Mk II Watches, and I won 2nd prize in their drawing! This is a Stingray Keroman. It is based on a 1950s military diver's watch. It arrived in a case with a spare strap, extra pins, and a strap changing tool.

    If only I could swim. ;)


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  5. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Fantastic win Charlie. You deserve it as you have been a good brand ambassador.
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  6. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Thank you, Keith!
  7. brit

    brit in a box

    simple and functional, not flash and ornate.very cool.:cool:.nice score.the gearbox with the the square cut noisy gears is usually the one at the finish line.:)
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  8. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Thanks Gary! :)
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  9. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    OK, so apparently WAD is a thing. Looks nice and syncs to the atomic clock? Yes, please.
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  10. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    Finally Picked up the smaller Lunar Pilot:

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  11. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    And I finally jumped into the Citizen pool:

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  12. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Very nice. Does the face glow on that one?
  13. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    Yes it does. The full lume face I think they call it.
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  14. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Ver nice.

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  15. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Resize_20230901_103509_9169.jpg 1984 (I think) Seiko digital. Came in a bag of Probably Busted's but here she is.
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  16. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Super cool. It is in great condition too. 007 would be proud. That's a real man's watch!

    I have a similar model that I purchased new in 1982. I wore it for many years to the point that the bracelet is nearly worn out from the grime and grit that accumulated in the links and wore them down. Still runs though. Wish I hadn't thrown away the box and papers, but that was before I became a full-fledged watch nut.

    After many years of wear, I finally broke down and cleaned the bracelet. I removed it and asked my Bride (who worked in a lab) to drop it in their ultrasonic cleaner at work. They couldn't believe what came out of it. All I know is that the watch weighed about a pound less when I reinstalled the bracelet. :)

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  17. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    I have been getting more interested in the smaller watch producers. I bought this H20 watch earlier this year and the more I wear it the more I like it. This is their Green Ocean model which features a Swiss ETA movement and mokume gane steel case. Much like shaving the artisans usually provide better service. When I checked my order I saw the delivery address was wrong, so I emailed them, but no reply. So I decided to give them a call, and the watch maker (owner) answered the phone. He corrected the address and we a nice talk about watches. This is my second watch from him.
    This watch is even lumed on the back!
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  18. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Sovereign winder, idea. Runs great, though. Vintage Eulit strap.

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  19. SteedMc

    SteedMc Member

    I’ve only had one watch for the last 15 years, and I’ve worn it everyday, 24 hrs a day. Omega Seamaster.
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  20. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    15 years straight, impressive!

    Here is my Omega Seamaster that I bought 18 or 19 years ago. I usually use on vacation when I will also be swimming or playing in the ocean. The GMT function has been very handy.
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