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No. 21388
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Is Ernst into Watches?
No. 21391
No, but if others are I can share a video.

I don't get why this guy is not just using Nitril gloves, it's a little retarded. Apart from that great video.

t. liker of Nitril gloves
No. 21392
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I want to get a diver.
I have my eyes on the Omega Seamaster and the Oris Aquis but i don't have that kind of money so it will probably be the Seiko SRPB91K1
No. 21393
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I bought both of these. No other watches in my home.
I would like to think what watch-nerds think about them, I guess they are both considered cheap, but still I like them very much.
No. 21398
>I don't get why this guy is not just using Nitril gloves

Those finger condoms are thinner and more flexible than gloves.
No. 21399
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Affordable is the word to go by, at least Timex is a well respected brand in the industry. Sadly they only use quartz movements these days but they're still functioning and nice looking watches.

Can't speak for the other one in terms of quality but i see that it does something many watches (especially "fashion watches") do these days which is having a second dial without any numbers on it which makes it kinda useless. Pic related would be an other, even worse, example of such a horrible thing.
No. 21402
The second dial is the seconds. Its useful for cathing a bus perhaps, but it doesn't really show the proper second you're in, that's right.
No. 21405
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Quite like the Sekio, in the 3rd pic.
Also on the look on for a casio with a metal strap and 'frame work'.

Watches tend to be very expensive in HK, also humidity wouldn't allow a leather strap, I like canvas straps anyway.

The hard tiled floors with no carpets mean I have destroyed two watches and at 45e to replace the glass, it is not worth it to get them repaired, again.

I'd love to pic up a beater, daily watch for under 100e but there isn't much choice and I do not want a digital watch or big plastic watch.

Picked up a fake or low brand, new swiss army watch with rubber strap, just to have a working watch, looks cheap but also tacticool :), was only 5.5e from the market.

Got a fake rolex before, but the watch was a pos.
No. 21407
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I got the same as the one on the left in your picture used with a few scratches for 25€.
I was bidding on it on ebay without thinking i would actually get it because i already own pic related where i replaced the leather strap with a steel one. It's the Seiko SRPA27K1 and i can really reccommend it if you're looking for a cheap and elegant automatic at around 200€.

If you want it even cheaper, look for a watch from Orient or Invicta, both brands have decent quality for low prices and some of the watches look really nice.
No. 21410
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I think you have the same mindset as me of getting cheap watches to go with an outfit (male jewellery) rather than strict utility. What do you wear with the yellow/wood?

Pic related is my recent purchase. It's okay. Civo do cheap watches but they don't look it imo.
No. 21422
I'm really autistic about unfamilar brand names.
I paid 82e for one on the left 5.5e one on the right.
£70 which was 100e at the time for the one in the middle and £20 for the canvas strap to replace the original, really loved it, super big bevel and high up but looking to buy same again.

Need to have a black/blue face with no numbers, could maybe accept roman numerals.

I have the money to get a 3-500e watch, but would rather get 3-4 100e watches I could mod the strap, and not be afraid of scratch it.

Wear an expensive watch you cannot trhow around is just alien to me.
No. 21437
The yellow one is a womens watch and my girlfriend is wearing it :DDDD

Actually, I don't see why a lot of watches go for 2k. The pricing seems like utter bullshit and to be frank I have to say that a lot of the popular ones look pretentius at best. Like divers for example.
No. 21449
>I'm really autistic about unfamilar brand names.

Learn about them, both Orient and Invicta make cheap quality products, even tough 90% of modern Invicta watches are super ugly they still have a few nice looking ones that are quite durable for the price.

>Actually, I don't see why a lot of watches go for 2k.

You usually get better movements, higher quality materials and quality control with higher prices.
If you look at the watch the Brit you answered to posted you see the cheapest possible parts put together in a chinese sweatshop.

I happen to own a quite similar watch because i wanted to know how good or bad a watch is where the shipping costs more than the watch itself and it worked but feels extremely cheap (the whole watch has around the same weight as the metal bracelet of a different watch i own) and the glas gets scratches by just looking at it. It doesn't work anymore, probably the battery but i don't want to change it to see.

Now imagine a watch with a mechanical movement that's mostly put together by hand and where people actually make innovations to stand out. That can't be sold for the price of a bubble gum.
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I want to get this watch. It has a certain gaudy aesthetic I can appreciate.
No. 21528
> that's mostly put together by hand

Thats unnecessary luxury(,) Bernsto
No. 21529
You could consider everything that's more than a stick in the sand unncessary luxury.
Besides, if you work with such tiny parts the outcome of using machines would probably be a decrease in quality.
No. 21531
I had an ultra cool G-Shock which had a storage so I could save my bank account password there as 12yo. Once some older teens wanted to steal it but they were quite amateurish in their approach so I just ran away.

Today I don't see a necessity in watches as I have my smartphone with me when I leave the house. Ofc it is purely aesthetical and/or a status symbol in our times. Being some kind of aestheticist I won't judge people because of that, but I'm 100% functional in that area.
No. 21536
For me it's backwards. I can leave my smartphone when I put my watch on.
Also, it's less noticeable to check the time on watch than on smartphone in moments, when you ought to show interest.
No. 21537
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I don't have a watch right now, and I've never had an expensive one, but I used to like wearing a digital Casio because it gave me something to do with my hands. I would spin it on my wrist, or repeatedly unclasp and adjust the resin strap. Of course I broke that strap long before the battery died. It was a really nice prop for redirecting nervous energy; I don't know why I never fixed or replaced it. Anyway, here's a picture of my old fidget spinner.
No. 21538
>Of course I broke that strap long before the battery died.
Did you try to change battery?
No. 21541
>Did you try to change battery?
No, I never did. When the strap broke a few years ago I just stopped wearing a watch altogether. It was a gradual process, since it cracked a little at a time and I started giving it days off to delay the inevitable. Even then, I could have replaced the strap for a couple of dollars, but I didn't. I just let it go. Now I keep it as a kind of memento, and before it completely died I actually stuffed it into a backpack and took it on a few trips. I liked that it always had my home timezone. Even though I'll probably never fix it, I can't imagine ever getting rid of it either.
No. 21587
Why did everyone stop wearing those after the 90s? They were great.
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Mobile phones
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I have a nice mechanical watch that I only take off when I am showering. It's not particularly expensive but I've had it for around eight years at this point and I may want to get a new band at some point but it wouldn't really be necessary to do so.

I'm not into ostentatious watches, a lot of the guys my age have watches, sometimes not even very nice ones with big bezels and overly wrought metal bands I'm not a big fan of such designs.

The second and third watches pictured, I don't think they're the exact one I saw but it is similar. When I was a waiter I was working a function for the local hospital. This one guy's watch caught my eye. Just simple gold and brown leather but it was very nice and elegant in its simplicity. ebay has really granular ways to narrow things down and I found a few that are similar and they run around 4k USD. :'(
One of the few material things I covet I suppose.
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Hoping that there are 1 or 2 more watch interested Ernsts in here by now, i bump this thread while posting the 2 watches i currently wear the most.

  1. Seiko SKX009 - Great diver with a lot of value for the money.
  2. Timex Navi XL - My only Timex, i really like the leather strap and the green dial that almost becomes black when you're not in direct light.
No. 37808 Kontra
I went on a brief watch fetishism phase some years ago. But I was always conflicted and distressed with the dilemma of choosing which is more aesthetically pure, a finely crafted work of engineering/art that is functionally inferior to a cheap mass manufactured product, or having a hundred times more accurate quartz watch that, for all its simplicity and elegance in solving the problem, leave no room for craft or finesse.
It's the one problem that posed my appreciation for art against my striving for optimal solutions. It was quite nerve wracking. I think this problem exemplifies the idea that the act of overcoming adversity strips away some of the mystique and humanity that emerges from the act of facing the adversity.

In the end, I came to the conclusion that the ability to tell time was effectively a solved problem and didn't have to be a part of my personality.
Polite sage for not actually being on topic.
No. 37816
I've bought a few watches, will give prices all under a hundred euro, just not right now, would really like ppl to r8.
No. 37828
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I kinda stopped caring about a watch going 1 or 2 sec fast/slow every 24 hours by now, but if you really need that precision there are still hybrid movements like the Seiko Spring Drive.



Sadly Grand Seiko watches are way above my price range.

>would really like ppl to r8.

I will
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Thank you for bumping, I've actually been thinking about picking up a semi-decent watch for once.
I've been wearing the Pic 1 Casio for half a year or so and I really regret not starting to wear a watch earlier. I find it extremely useful, especially when trying to catch some public transport on time you can just quickly check the exact time on the fly to calm your nerves.

I used to wear the Pic 2 Casio few years ago purely for the looks, but the plastic strap was annoying me.

Then I have this Pic 3 watch lying around which I got as a gift from my parents when graduating high school, but I don't really like how it looks, something weird about the mesh and the elongated numbers. Don't think I've ever worn it, maybe I can actually sell it for ~50€ and put that towards a new watch.

I'm digging this one, maybe I should get sth similar.

Also like the watch face on this one with the detailed second intervals
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Well using the term beaters is how I describe my watches, since it only takes a few minutes I'll post all my watches including the broken ones.

I had 30 minutes 'free' in the UK, where I picked up the last three

Rotary black face, green strap
First up is still my favourite, love the big dial which you can't see from the pick replaced leather strap with a NATO one, cost £60-65 strap £25-30, paid £40 to replace the cracked glass, then proceeded to break it again Ahhh.

Sekio blue face,damaged
On seeing watches for less than £100 in HK, took the plunge and bought this as an everyday watch, nothing particular took my fancy but it ticked all the right boxes, funny thing was kept giving me static shocks and didn't keep the time, allegedly they replaced the mechanism, instead of giving me a new watch, cost £75

3rd Swiss, black plastic strap
Bought from market £5 quid, does the job, my main and only working watch before Christmas, no nonsense and no fuss.

Casio, black face
I regretted buying this as I think it looks like an Oyster knock-off, but the dial is big and it had no features which offend me. Cost a paltry £30

HK caters to expensive tastes and watches usually start at £1000 but cost much more.
Difficult to find a reasonable quality watch for a good price.
Nearly everyone over 30 owns a Rolex(this is not true), but most people you see how are not wearing a plastic watch have a Rolex, and always has some gold, if it is on a guy it is always over-sized.
My self I don't fancy Rolex’s much
If you just need a watch HK people usually wear clunky big plastic watches with preference for Digital min cost £40 goes much higher, looks shit imho.

Prays to Pepe the images load the correct orientation.
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Fuck image orientation, I shall proceed regardless.

kek I enjoyed seeing my old posts, here are the new watches.

1st Rotary black face
It has a 4th dial which spins the tachygraph, I have no idea why.
I like and don't like this watch, since I had a limited opportunity I wasn't going to let this pass, also apart from the rear of the case outside is all black and back to the thick dial, nice to wear with the extra weight, dare I say great this watch will grow on me cost £95-120 can't recall.

2nd Rotary blue face, leather strap
This may be my favourite, but not going to replace the strap just yet, thick dial, like the look of this one, still prefer the one with Nato strap, cost £95-120 mixed up the prices with these two

3rd Sekonda, two tone, black face.
cost £30, classic British dad watch, price too cheap to say no, strap feels cheap, but does the job and I like the extra variety.

Vote comment describe :)
No. 37850 Kontra
Yep, that Sekonda is defiantly black face.
Was just about to correct myself, haha that's why I love black faces.
No. 37874
That's a beautiful Timex.

I see what you mean about the elongated numbers. That, and the bright blue face, create an almost 'retro-futurism' look. It's not a bad looking watch, and seems very unique, even if it doesn't match your style.

You have some great watches.
The 6th watch(Rotary) is my favorite. I really like the blue face/silver combination, and it goes well with the leather strap. The 1st watch, with the NATO strap, rates a close second, so it appears we agree on these two standing out from the rest. The second(SEIKO) has the same no-frills look of the 7th, but looks to be much higher quality, and is more aesthetically pleasing. I like the boldness of the 5th watch(Rotary), as well.
No. 37875
Thanks, didn't know what to expect being a budget/practical consumer.
The weight and feel of the black strap Rotary has the most pleasant feeling, with the weight and quality, I need to adjust the strap or remove a few links.
The one with the leather strap, I don't like the large numbers on the outer, dial.
But I think we have the same taste.
No. 37877
I have spare Casio and some batteries (cr2016, 2025, 2032) to share.

Casio needs some custom belt though
No. 37886
You're welcome; I enjoyed seeing your collection. Is it easy to adjust a strap by removing links? I've shortened the length of a bike chain before, but never a watch strap. It seems like it would be a similar process(knocking out the pins, and then reconnecting them). Of course that was frustrating on a chain with large pins, and I imagine it would be doubly so on something smaller.

I keep that watch as a memento now, rather than as a functional timepiece.
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I'll probably buy the pic 1 Casio tomorrow unless I can think of a reason not to.
Had also considered those other two (w/ leather straps) in the same price range of ~30€, but I think I prefer this riffled bezel and a bit less minimalist look after all.
No. 37914
Adjusting a watch bracelet ist usually done in 2 or 3 minutes. Unless you have really shaky hands or no fitting tools it's easy to do.
No. 37915
Can't do much wrong with that price, plus the date function can be incredibly handy.
No. 40467
tempted to buy a festina diver, but better not to
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I've worn the Casio LA-11W for a few years. It's nice for small wrists.
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No. 43885
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I got a cheap Timex but the ticking sound is so incredibly loud I think I'll just sell it again right away.
Makes me wonder if it's broken somehow because I can't imagine wearing that timebomb in public unless you're always at loud places.
No. 43892
Yeah, but all the ones I like are much too expensive, also I can't stand having a wristband anymore, so the only actual watch I own is a pocketwatch I got from my mom for christmas some years ago, but I never wear it because my pockets are already full and I rarely wear suits (and never vests).
No. 45892
That Timex looks surprisingly nice.
How sturdy is the build quality and how much did you pay for it?

t. interested
No. 45893
It's a great and robust watch. The movement isn't the best in the world but it's good enough for the price range the watch is in.

I think i paid around 250€ but there's also a cheaper quartz version of the series.

I still like it a lot and would buy it again.
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I'm considering getting a watch for the first time since almost 10 years currently, more for drip related reasons than the actual looking at the time function obviously.

So since I found out about the based strikes at the French LIP factory in the 1970ies (for the interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIP_(company)#1973:_beginning_of_the_strike_and_demonstrations ) a while back I decided to look at what they offer today (which has got nothing to do with the strikes and worker self managment obviously, but anyway).

So what do you guys think about these two models?

The first one even got some history:
>Fred Lip returns to Europe convinced of the future of electric watches. The prototype of the world's first electric wristwatch was presented in 1952 at the Paris Academy of Sciences. This innovation represents "a masterpiece of timing and quality". The watch equipped with the revolutionary R27 movement was launched in 1958. Fred Lip is proud to offer this watch to General de Gaulle and then to General Eisenhower.
Personally I'd like a mixture of both - the GDG being a bit too minimalistic and the Marinier being a bit too packed when it comes to thickness of the clock-face, but well: can't have everything, I suppose.
First one is 199 €, second one is 299 € so I'm leaning towards the GDG.

Also: will I be fine with a standard size bracelet usually?
No. 55961
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Bump because i want this thread to live
No. 55963
I have a FESTINA watch. Arriba España.

I haven't worn watches much but I will fix it, change watch straps and hopefully wear it more.
No. 55966
Strange kind of pseudo minimalism
No. 55967 Kontra
Man, reading my old posts reminds me of how neurotic and OCD I used to be compared to now.
Good thing this is an anonymous imageboard and I don't have to deal with the consequences of my online posting.

This is just a mild example of me being autistic, there are much worse.
No. 55986
I was super close to write a full on rant about the nitril gloves ITT.

Bump for some reason