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Old 07-15-08, 08:42 PM   #1
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Roadies and Watches

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



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Old 07-15-08, 08:49 PM   #2
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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?
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Old 07-15-08, 08:51 PM   #3
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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.
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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?
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Old 07-15-08, 08:56 PM   #5
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Funny...Omega Seamaster here too. And this whole time I thought I was special.
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Aerospace boys.

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Old 07-15-08, 09:00 PM   #7
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So does the bike act as an auto winder for your Rolex?
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Old 07-15-08, 09:00 PM   #8
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the Seamaster Professional 300m Chronometer in blue, 2007. Ah, I'd love to get the Submariner too someday.
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Old 07-15-08, 09:01 PM   #9
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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.
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Don't get me started...

Can't decide which one I want:

Invicta Lupah Diver Steel 3209


3211


2147 (economy model)
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found an image -- here it is.
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Aerospace boys.



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.
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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.
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Old 07-15-08, 09:31 PM   #14
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My problem with Bikes is nothing compared to this...

Panerai Luminor Submersible - 170

and don't get me started on Classic (and not so classic) Cameras...
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hey i have a seamaster too, but most days of the week i can be found in my oris regulator.
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Old 07-15-08, 09:38 PM   #16
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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.


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and don't get me started on Classic (and not so classic) Cameras...
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Old 07-15-08, 09:40 PM   #17
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and nice sea dweller by the way, i aspire to own one someday.
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Old 07-15-08, 09:45 PM   #18
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Breitling Super Ocean when I am not wearing the Suunto T3.
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Old 07-15-08, 09:49 PM   #19
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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.
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Old 07-15-08, 09:55 PM   #20
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i ride with panerai because i don't need glasses to see what time it is.
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Old 07-15-08, 09:55 PM   #21
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Don't get it - those watches are boring and/or fugly. But hey, guess you've gotta substitute for your small crank somehow right?!
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Old 07-15-08, 10:00 PM   #22
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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.

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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.
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Old 07-15-08, 10:12 PM   #24
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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.
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It took you seven minutes to take three pictures. You are slow.
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