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JNorm 07-16-08 07:58 AM

http://www.taliyanews.com/en/lg-vx9900-orange-1.jpg

My one and only time piece. Keeps time in every time zone I travel to, automatically updates for daylight savings time and is very multifunctional

sshakari 07-16-08 08:40 AM

I have about 50 watches both new and vintage here just a sample:

Daily wearer:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...i/IMG_0668.jpg

Vacation/weekend:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28.../Bell_Ross.jpg

sometimes wearer:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y288/sshakari/epos.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...i/rol_nato.jpg

Vintage:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...i/IMG_0814.jpg

Lazyrider 07-16-08 08:54 AM

Both of my watches had the same band. My Explorer II had afold over clasp as well. Doesn't even come close to the Breitiling bracelet but that is common knowledge. Don't get me wrong, fine watch and holds its value better than my Breitling will, but call a duck a duck.


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Originally Posted by AngryScientist (Post 7069933)
Apparently you have never owned a sea dweller, i love their bands.


Scummer 07-16-08 09:02 AM

Mine is similar to the picture below and I wear that watch all the time, unless I'm in the pool, shower or sleeping.
http://www.insa.com/images/vt/Junghans/4410-00b.jpg

patentcad 07-16-08 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Lazyrider (Post 7069924)
Pcad, what he is saying is that the movement in your Breitling is an outsourced/"cheap" quartz movement and is implying that you paid too much for it. I don't agree because a "Breitling" will always hold its value.
Rolex makes their own movements, but the Valjoux 7750 in my Breitling which is also outsourced is just as good or better than anything rolex makes. Rolex bracelets suck, I owned 2 and they feel and sound like a tin can.

But the watch LOOKS cool. What else matters? It's a friggin WATCH. It's JEWELRY.

Lazyrider 07-16-08 09:49 AM

Don't worry, Breitlings are the t!ts :thumb:
Here is one of many of my watches.

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x...hronomat-1.jpg


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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 7070679)
But the watch LOOKS cool. What else matters? It's a friggin WATCH. It's JEWELRY.


terry b 07-16-08 10:43 AM

Watches and bikes, the only two things I piss money away on (well, that plus iPods and digicams).

My modest bunch includes two TAG SE/L, an Omega Dynamic, and Omega Seamaster Chrono, a Fortis Flieger Chrono PVD, two Baume et Mercier Capeland Chronos, a Zenith Class Chrono and a Bell & Ross Vintange 126 Chrono. Also a nice little Baume et Mercier Chrono from the early 1950s.

Here are a couple of pix.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/8799/brkt2.jpg


http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3748/zenithtt8.jpg

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9267/omegakx7.jpg

El Diablo Rojo 07-16-08 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by AngryScientist (Post 7069919)
true statement, good watches are a solid investment, and depreciate very little.


I bought my GMT II in '92 for 2700, it's worth as much or more now.

absolutealex 07-16-08 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by sshakari (Post 7070366)
I have about 50 watches both new and vintage here just a sample:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...i/rol_nato.jpg

Nice! I swap out my bracelet for a NATO strap once in awhile as well!

sshakari 07-16-08 12:09 PM

Nice watches everyone! Watch collecting and wearing has been a sickness for me for over 20 years and I am not getting any better.

AngryScientist 07-16-08 12:11 PM

hey, its better then hookers and blow

sshakari 07-16-08 01:00 PM

I like the look of the NATO straps on Subs in photos, but its a pain in real life and the strap looks like crap after a month of wearing. I actually wore one for a month.

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Originally Posted by absolutealex (Post 7071538)
Nice! I swap out my bracelet for a NATO strap once in awhile as well!


ettsn 07-16-08 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by terry b (Post 7071314)

Nice ZEP! :thumb:

spry 07-16-08 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 7068144)

No space-cadet should be without one.:D

terry b 07-16-08 01:21 PM

My favorite, hands down. :)

patentcad 07-16-08 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by spry (Post 7072624)
No space-cadet should be without one.:D

Dude, why do you think the friggin watch only has ONE BUTTON? That operates everything. On a good day, I can figure it out too.

wfrogge 07-16-08 01:26 PM

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w.../FlavaFlav.jpg

z3n 07-16-08 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by AngryScientist (Post 7072052)
hey, its better then hookers and blow


LOL who's this guy kidding

TONYKART125 07-16-08 02:09 PM

http://c.imagehost.org/0245/CV2014_BA0786.jpg
pic from some site of my baby.

Flash 07-16-08 02:09 PM

long history, Japanese watches mostly. never keep any watch for long, except for my current watch, Casio Pathfinder PAW-1300, which I've been wearing for a year. Here are some pix:

http://mysite.verizon.net/steelkilt/watch_collage.html

dcbikeguy 07-16-08 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by z3n (Post 7072940)
LOL who's this guy kidding

Hey, he seems half right anyway.

IAMTB 07-16-08 02:33 PM

I just got my first decent watch as a wedding present from my wife. It's by far the nicest watch I've ever owned. Not nearly as expensive as most of the watches posted, but nonetheless a nice watch.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA280_.jpg

Avalanche325 07-16-08 03:09 PM

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My everyday is a TAG Heuer Carrera Twin-Time Automatic. I have a Raymond Weil Othello dress watch.

I also have about 40 vintage watches including Bulova, Benrus, Caravelle, Elgin, Ebel, Helbros, Seiko, Waltham, Wittnauer, Washington, and a few others. Most are from the 40s - 50s. My oldest is from 1902, a converted pocket watch. All of these I bought in non-running condition and repaired them myself. I was going to move into higher dollar vintage stuff, but I just don't have time for all of my hobbies. I used to wear the vintage watches in rotation every day. I may have to get them out and crank them up.

Nice pics!!!!

My next new purchase will either be an IWC or Zenith.

tmass 07-16-08 04:14 PM

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Probably showing my age w/ this:

Tag Heuer Kirium Chronagraph

halfspeed 07-16-08 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by AngryScientist (Post 7069654)
ignorant comment.

there are many things that arent practical, but are important to people for any number of reasons.

OK, do you prefer it this way? "Expensive watches are even less practical than a $200 carbon fiber floor pump."

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Originally Posted by AngryScientist (Post 7072052)
hey, its better then hookers and blow

You sure about that?


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