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Old 06-02-2019, 06:24 AM
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Note on Rolex: The sporting types of Rolexes tend to be very mechanically robust.

They are tough & durable watches! They are made for hard use. No need to baby them.

I've met many folks who only wear their Rolex on special occasions. Phooey! That's what dress watches are for.

I wear mine during home construction, yardwork, shooting, & auto repair. Because it's a Rolex it can handle it.

But my Patek (dress watch) gets worn on days where I'm not getting dirty.

So if you have a Rolex sport watch, boxed in a safe, you are missing out. Wear that bad boy! It will not suffer from use.

Well that is what Rolex are known as "Tool Watches".


Patek then again are an entirely different animal with regards to their movements. Not only do they make extremely complicated movements but some of them are works of art. But in general they are not built to be as robust as a Rolex. But then again most are more finely polished and some of them are more in the works of art category.
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:51 AM
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:28 AM
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Actually if I remember correctly the quartz watch itself didn't exist until the late sixties so it really is amazing how the world ever managed to get anywhere on time before then. LOL
I remember seeing Bulova Accutrons around 1964. I think those were the first watches to use a vibrating resonator with any marketing behind them.

I can't add much to this thread as I'm not a watch collector. My wife bought me a nice Seiko Chronograph dive watch (I don't dive) about 15 years ago and it has been very reliable. Still wear it.
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Old 06-02-2019, 11:57 AM
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dddrees ------------ The world got along just fine before quartz watches. Certified Chronometers existed long before quartz movements & were accurate enough for very precise navigation.

Quartz is more accurate, yes, but the difference, for daily timekeeping, is negligible.

You're probably not going to miss the train by one hundredth of a second.
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:04 PM
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dddrees ------------ The world got along just fine before quartz watches. Certified Chronometers existed long before quartz movements & were accurate enough for very precise navigation.

Quartz is more accurate, yes, but the difference, for daily timekeeping, is negligible.

You're probably not going to miss the train by one hundredth of a second.
Keep in mind that this was an old post. I haven’t even bothered to go back and see exactly why I did it but I am certain it was because I was trying to make the same point your making now just in a different fashion. I guess my LOL wasn’t taken as being funny many pages later or after the fact. Or the fact I only own mechanical timepieces and no quartz watches.

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Old 06-02-2019, 12:13 PM
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I remember seeing Bulova Accutrons around 1964. I think those were the first watches to use a vibrating resonator with any marketing behind them.

I can't add much to this thread as I'm not a watch collector. My wife bought me a nice Seiko Chronograph dive watch (I don't dive) about 15 years ago and it has been very reliable. Still wear it.
I actually I vaguely remember reading a number of watchmakers getting involved in the whole quartz invention. I think I read Rolex was one of them. Unfortunately the whole quartz thing was almost the undoing of a good number of them.

I always get a kick out of the Mad Men episode they do with the Accutron watch.
Personally the watch itself just never appealed to me from an aesthetic perspective. Cool commercials though.
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:23 PM
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The first really accurate chronometers.

Where made by an Englishman John Harrison, a carpenter turned watch maker. There was a great need for an accurate timepiece for ocean navigation. Up until this time, parallel sailing was the only method that mariners had with which to navigate. Without going into detail, they could determine latitude by sun azimuth. But they could not determine longitude without an accurate time piece. Harrison made his first chronometer in 1737. It brought us into the world of modern navigation. This was tremendously important to the subsequent expansion of British global power.

The last time that I was in England. I went to the British war college museum in Greenwich hoping to see an example of one of these chronometers that they have on display there. However I was disappointed in that I was informed that the particular wing of the museum that held this display was closed for renovations at the time. Instead I had to settle for the exhibit of Admiral Lord Nelson's favorite chamber pot.
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:28 PM
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Where made by an Englishman John Harrison, a carpenter turned watch maker. There was a great need for an accurate timepiece for ocean navigation. Up until this time, parallel sailing was the only method that mariners had with which to navigate. Without going into detail, they could determine latitude by sun azimuth. But they could not determine longitude without an accurate time piece. Harrison made his first chronometer in 1737. It brought us into the world of modern navigation. This was tremendously important to the subsequent expansion of British global power.

The last time that I was in England. I went to the British war college museum in Greenwich hoping to see an example of one of these chronometers that they have on display there. However I was disappointed in that I was informed that the particular wing of the museum that held this display was closed for renovations at the time. Instead I had to settle for the exhibit of Admiral Lord Nelson's favorite chamber pot.

That stinks. LOL


How appropriate the story however, thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-02-2019, 01:38 PM
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I'm sure it DID stink.
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Old 06-02-2019, 01:40 PM
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Note that some very accurate early clocks were made entirely of wood!!
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:25 AM
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Well the upside to the visit was.

That I also got to view a bunch of old rusty cannon balls.
This would of course keep the thread firearms related.
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:06 AM
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Speaking of European artifacts, two months ago I was walking in the area of our VRBO in Florence.

I had been all over the neighborhood except for this one street. There was a shop loaded with old guns, edged weapons of all kinds, & armor!

It was immensely cool but it was CLOSED (Sunday) & we were leaving early in the morning. I was so bummed!

Also, in Paris there is a kind of "mall" next to the Musee D' Orsay. It's not a Starbucks & J Crew mall, it's just small shops full of expensive antique treasures.

It's amazing. You can buy (I'm sure at massive cost) furniture, clocks, tableware & whatnot from various Royal houses. You want a candlestick once owned by King Louis The Whatever, you can get it there.

There was a shop of weapons & armor there too. And they were open! Chock full of historical items, including dueling pistol sets previously owned by Kings, Princes, & Czars.

Prices on that stuff? Probably a fortune, but there were no price tags.

Maybe the Czar's pistols were Sixty Francs but I missed out for not asking!
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:11 PM
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How about a pound puppies or beanie babies thread?
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:37 PM
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You should go for it!

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How about a pound puppies or beanie babies thread?
I am sure that it will draw a lot of interest.
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:25 PM
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I always liked watches and always wore one but never owned one that cost over a hundred bucks. This thread has spiked my interest.
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:58 AM
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unless I'm showering (and even sometimes then) I'm wearing my Omega. The gun/knife/watch pic is my pajama EDC. Weird carrying a knife worth more than the gun but I like it.

The other pic was with some warm up shots of the Les Baer TRS wearing some ivory. Rapid fire at about 15 yards.

I'm not interested in babying my stuff, and I don't. Just like me, my carry stuff is showing some wear but getting better with age
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:52 PM
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:10 AM
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The Sinn is in!

Got this late last week. From the first shipment to the U.S.



Everything is subjective, however I am delighted. By far my best looking watch.



I have it on the fine mesh bracelet, it's kind of a Breitling type.



I really like it on this watch. I still have the H link in its protective plastic in the box.



This bracelet is THE bracelet for this one IMO.

I bought both the H link and this one since this one has a deployant and no adjustment other than link removal/addition. Fits like a glove, so no need for the H link.

22mm lugs, so having the factory bracelet matters.

As to the watch itself, for a busy dial, it is remarkably easy to read the time. Old eyes easy. Add to that, the lume is blue and on this blue dial... OMG, it looks great.

Valjoux 7750 of the highest level and then modified by Sinn! It is consistent in the daily error, so after a month or so I will have it run in and if it needs it (I believe it will) I'll send it in for regulation.

Durability and chronometer accuracy in a watch with so much technology I'd bore you to list it.
Click this of you want to know more. https://www.sinn.de/en/Modell/206_ARKTIS_II.htm

Thing is, it's a polished case and bracelet and it looks damn good - too good to wear to work while I have my arms buried to the elbows in appliance repair.

If it was offered in the tegemented steel, I would wear it to work, but it isn't so I will wear a Marine Master for that. It's no slouch either.

So, that's my story for now, hope you approve.

12 hour chronograph AND a useful dive bezel, really happy I got this.
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:31 PM
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:46 PM
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One of you guys posted a pic of a vintage Zodiac watch. I have one in my collection.

And I also tend to find stuff. Money, jewelry, tools, knives, phones, sunglasses, you name it.

So a few weeks ago I found an original Zodiac clamshell display box with all the paperwork for the same basic type of watch I have.

This was quite a surprise! I calculated the odds at a Bazillion to .05
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:51 AM
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:25 AM
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I gave my oldest son a s&w pocket watch in a s&w mini wooden case like there revolvers come in. I never seen another one like it,
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:03 AM
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Pull a Trigger or a Crown

I don't need another gun. But were I to run across one that I just had to have, I'd probably pull the trigger and add it to guns I rarely take to a range.

My guess is shooters who appreciate good guns also appreciate excellent watches.

I don't need another watch. I have work out watches, fishing watches, casual watches, and one formal occasion watch which is my favorite watch. Horologists call it a chronometer, not a watch. Omega calls it a Master Chronometer. I call it a beautiful watch.

Omega's Speedmaster was the first and only watch on the moon. It's also the official chronograph of the IOC, and has been for almost a century. NASA and IOC have recognized the incredible precision of Omega watches.

Like a Springfield Armory Professional I had to have, the desire to own a piece of American history is working on me. I do not particularly like watches with complications. If I were to need a stopwatch, I'd buy a stopwatch. But Omega's 50th Anniversary Moonwatch is working on me: https://www.omegawatches.com/watches...nwatch/product It's identical to wanting a gun I won't shoot because it represents an American historical event. Like a gun I won't shoot, a copy of the Moonwatch would assuredly sit in my gun safe. Its appeal to me is its historical significance. Its like lost battles of buying guns I didn't need, I am probably going to lose this battle.

The Moonwatch is one good looking watch, and I'm not a watch complications dude:



What would you do?
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:06 AM
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Here's a link to a photo of the Moonwatch in the event the link in the OP doesn't reveal the image:

https://www.omegawatches.com/watches...ersary/product

It's as beautiful as any custom 1911A1.
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:22 AM
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That is a sharp timepiece. And do not feel bad about getting it. I, being a fool, would still wear it on very special occasions.

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