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Isn't it time for another WATCH Thread?? What's Your Fave Everyday Watch?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Nalapombu, May 2, 2012.

  1. BLau

    BLau

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    Thanks to the late Nick Hayek. I think ETA will still sell to the more well established companies, just not the new comers who want to slap a couple of components together and brand it "their" watch.
     
  2. 2-8 Marine

    2-8 Marine Limp Member

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    Where has anyone bragged about how rich they are?
    My wife and I live on a Police Lieutenan't pension. Brother, that is by no means rich, yet I own two Rolex watches and several very nice handguns and we're not starving and the house isn't in foreclosure. Its called managing your money wisely and living within your means so you can afford nice things.
     
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  3. ranger88

    ranger88 CLM

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    My every-damn-day watch for the last 15 years. I don't have a pic of my own, but it is a Coke like this one:
     
  4. Rizzo

    Rizzo Garbage Day!

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    Another one. :upeyes:

    Why the hell should anyone "prove" anything, let alone how "rich" they are? Why can't people be free to spend THEIR money on what they want, without being judged as selfish or having no common sense, or (my watch-thread favorite) "Why didn't you give that money to charity??"

    Man, once, just ONCE, I'd love to see a watch thread without any of the moral judging and people demanding justification for other people spending THEIR money on what THEY want.
     
  5. porschedog

    porschedog

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    My 20-year old Roex Submariner. I've had it 17 years.

    I had the face and hands replaced 4 years ago since they were no longer luminous. It still keeps perfect time and was appraised at $4200 after the facelift. I paid $1,500 for it.
    I went to Rolexes (Roli?) after years of Seikos, which are great, but I was racing sailboats at the time and going through a $300 watch per season (I was on the foredeck, getting the snot bounced out of me). All my budddies had Subs, which I used to think were way too expensive. Now I see it as a bargain. I saved enough money to buy several Glocks.
     

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  6. KalashniKEV

    KalashniKEV

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    That only lasted for a few months about a year ago. They lost a ton of money and looked stupid going back.

    And then Sea Gull/ Tianjin was like, "Whatever. We can do it for $1M in 8 months"

    Seriously... you don't really believe that, do you??
     
  7. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? CLM Millennium Member

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    Ummm... unless I've missed something, this policy started Jan 1, 2012...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/10/b...-of-watch-parts-to-rivals.html?pagewanted=all

    I'm willing to be corrected if I missed something, but afaik, it's a current, live policy.

    and I'm sure that asian movements are cheap and plentiful, and can be designed for $50 in a week. I have no idea if the costs/timeline quoted are accurate, but you can't help noticing that very very few watchmakers have chosen to produce movements of their own, or use asian ones...
     
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  8. VANWALL

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    Currently it is an Omega SMP
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    This watch gets a fair amount of daily wear. Revue Thrommen Airspeed Quartz and it has a great chrono movement. There is a large red hand for the minutes and the watch will time 12 hours to 1/10.
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    Sinn 656 gets a in the daily wear rotation.
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    There are other watches that will occasionally get into the daily cycle:
    Seiko divers
    Poljot chrono
    Invicta 8926 (beater)

    Plus some that are seldom worn:
    Omega Seamaster Chronometer (late 60's cal 751)

    Sorry about a couple stock pictures. I really need to photo the watches in my collection.
     
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Plongeur Professionale...you some sort of Frenchie?:tongueout:

     
  10. slick64

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    I rotate these out on a daily basis.

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    Just picked up the meteorite daytona and wear that out quite a bit too.


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  11. 2-8 Marine

    2-8 Marine Limp Member

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    Nice collection . . . but I really like the Coke.
     
  12. Rizzo

    Rizzo Garbage Day!

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    I must have missed something- how does that watch relate to this story? Did Brian give you that watch? Were you wearing it when you met him? :dunno:
     
  13. FFR Spyder GT

    FFR Spyder GT Ex-Gunslinger

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    Rizzo,

    I get a kick out of these threads.

    I'm new on here but I used to read this forum on a secured server that would not let me join due to security reasons but I remember a thread about members height and weight and +50% of the poster stated they were bigger than the average NFL linebacker and about 1/4 were bigger than the average NFL defensive linemen.

    75% of the posters stated they were 6' 2" 225lbs or bigger.

    But very few posted pics with a know background so their true size could be guesstimated.

    Remember, on the 'Net everyone is rich and beautiful.


    Spyder
     
  14. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Wait.....what?

    You think that was a good deal?
     
  15. 2-8 Marine

    2-8 Marine Limp Member

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    You don't? Do you know what a new Sub C costs? Do you know what a used Explorer II is selling for today? :dunno: The price on a Rolex has gone up as has everything else.
     
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    2-8 Marine Limp Member

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    So you're saying approximately 75% of GT'ers are liars? That would mean there's a 75% chance your post is a lie? :tongueout:
     
  17. Rizzo

    Rizzo Garbage Day!

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    Well, it stands to reason that there will be some (harumph) large people on here. Sitting at a computer all day and judging others because of how they spend their money makes for a sedentary lifestyle. Probably why Yo's automatic watches die, as someone else mentioned. :rofl:

    Now, let's get back to watches!
     
  18. BLau

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    Sorry about the rambling but I got the watch while I was there.

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  19. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Love the contrast in that bottom pic
     
  20. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Of course. That's what drives the resale market. Yacht makers employ the same strategy. Materials don't drive the price of a Rolex when you look at what they sell, say an ounce of gold for.

    Help me answer the question: what did you pay for the new SubC?