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absolutealex 07-15-08 08:42 PM

Roadies and Watches
 
Inspired by the Roadies and Sports Cars thread, so who else into watches as well?

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...4/IMG_1516.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...4/IMG_1537.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...4/IMG_1532.jpg

pojo 07-15-08 08:49 PM

Beautiful. Love the submariner. I have an Omega Seamaster (a less expensive close relative) but I'm too afraid to wear it in rides in case of a crash. Do you wear a cheap watch while riding or do you wear that?

sfcrossrider 07-15-08 08:51 PM

I wear a 1952 Omega, SeaMaster (sadly no pic because it's being cleaned). I've had it for ten years. Only people who know watches comment on it... that's how I like it.

absolutealex 07-15-08 08:51 PM

I never wear the watch during rides, too scared of crashing and destroying it. The Seamaster is a great watch! Which one do you have?

kmagnuss 07-15-08 08:56 PM

Funny...Omega Seamaster here too. And this whole time I thought I was special. :(

patentcad 07-15-08 08:58 PM

Aerospace boys.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...5362_s2__1.jpg

urbanknight 07-15-08 09:00 PM

So does the bike act as an auto winder for your Rolex?

pojo 07-15-08 09:00 PM

the Seamaster Professional 300m Chronometer in blue, 2007. Ah, I'd love to get the Submariner too someday.

Hot Potato 07-15-08 09:01 PM

I just started looking into automatic watches when my primary watch had a broken clasp, and 6 out of 6 quartz backup watches had dead batteries. No more quartz for me. No need to wear a watch on a ride, the bike computer has a clock, no? I am tring to decide between a Rolex and a Maurice Lacroix. Those retrograde complications on the ML are pretty cool.

Doggus 07-15-08 09:02 PM

Don't get me started...

Can't decide which one I want:

Invicta Lupah Diver Steel 3209
http://www.watchzworld.com/images/3209b.jpg

3211
http://www.watchzworld.com/images/3211b.jpg

2147 (economy model)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA280_.jpg

pojo 07-15-08 09:02 PM

http://watches.infoniac.com/uimg/ome...vers-watch.jpg
found an image -- here it is.

Ih8lucky13 07-15-08 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 7068144)

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Wow. You paid that much money for a Breitling, with an out of house quartz movement.

When are you buying a Ferrari with a Hyundai 3 cylinder engine.

absolutealex 07-15-08 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hot Potato (Post 7068173)
I just started looking into automatic watches when my primary watch had a broken clasp, and 6 out of 6 quartz backup watches had dead batteries. No more quartz for me. No need to wear a watch on a ride, the bike computer has a clock, no? I am tring to decide between a Rolex and a Maurice Lacroix. Those retrograde complications on the ML are pretty cool.

IWC and JLC make some pretty interesting watches in that price point as well, although I believe the lower end IWC's use a heavily modified ETA movement while the higher end use the in house JLC movement.

pfrench4 07-15-08 09:31 PM

My problem with Bikes is nothing compared to this...
 
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Panerai Luminor Submersible - 170

and don't get me started on Classic (and not so classic) Cameras...

AngryScientist 07-15-08 09:37 PM

hey i have a seamaster too, but most days of the week i can be found in my oris regulator.

Lazyrider 07-15-08 09:38 PM

Love the Panerai.
Sold a couple of Rolexes, good watch but bored me after a while.
Sporting a Breitling Chronomat Evolution, Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon, Oris Mile Tonneau Chronograph, Tag Heuer Chronograph among others.

Would love a Panerai or a Graham Chronofighter as my next watch.


Quote:

Originally Posted by pfrench4 (Post 7068365)
Panerai Luminor Submersible - 170

and don't get me started on Classic (and not so classic) Cameras...


AngryScientist 07-15-08 09:40 PM

and nice sea dweller by the way, i aspire to own one someday.

elohmeier 07-15-08 09:45 PM

Breitling Super Ocean when I am not wearing the Suunto T3.

roccobike 07-15-08 09:49 PM

Just like my road bikes, I like the C & V type watches. My ATF is a late 60's Longines Ultrachron in perfect working condition with the original band and signature clasp.

But I ride with an el cheapo Dakota digital that usually gets burned out from sweat penetration within one year.

xcontext 07-15-08 09:55 PM

i ride with panerai because i don't need glasses to see what time it is.

aikigreg 07-15-08 09:55 PM

Don't get it - those watches are boring and/or fugly. But hey, guess you've gotta substitute for your small crank somehow right?!

55/Rad 07-15-08 10:00 PM

I have several nice timepieces that I've been willed over the years, including several Omegas. But my everyday watch is this one...bought used off Ebay of course.

http://zales.imageg.net/graphics/pro...289629t400.jpg

ILUVUK 07-15-08 10:09 PM

I never could adjust to wearing a watch. They've just always been uncomfortable on my wrist. My dad and siblings (male) have wristwatch tan lines. I don't know how they do it. I simply stuff my cell phone into my saddlebag. Although time on a ride is never a great concern of mine. At work, I just look at the clock/clock radio or the computer.

El Diablo Rojo 07-15-08 10:12 PM

I had a really nice and extensive watch collection that was stolen several years ago now I'm down to a GMT II a couple of Hamilton tank watches and a Rolex bubble back.

Mike V 07-15-08 11:06 PM

It took you seven minutes to take three pictures. You are slow.


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