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Old 07-16-08, 07:58 AM
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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
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Old 07-16-08, 08:40 AM
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I have about 50 watches both new and vintage here just a sample:

Daily wearer:


Vacation/weekend:


sometimes wearer:




Vintage:
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Old 07-16-08, 08:54 AM
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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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Apparently you have never owned a sea dweller, i love their bands.
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Old 07-16-08, 09:02 AM
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Mine is similar to the picture below and I wear that watch all the time, unless I'm in the pool, shower or sleeping.
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Old 07-16-08, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Lazyrider View Post
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.
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Old 07-16-08, 09:49 AM
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Don't worry, Breitlings are the t!ts
Here is one of many of my watches.




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But the watch LOOKS cool. What else matters? It's a friggin WATCH. It's JEWELRY.
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Old 07-16-08, 10:43 AM
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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.







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Old 07-16-08, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
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.
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Old 07-16-08, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by sshakari View Post
I have about 50 watches both new and vintage here just a sample:
Nice! I swap out my bracelet for a NATO strap once in awhile as well!
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Old 07-16-08, 12:09 PM
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Nice watches everyone! Watch collecting and wearing has been a sickness for me for over 20 years and I am not getting any better.
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Old 07-16-08, 12:11 PM
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hey, its better then hookers and blow
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Old 07-16-08, 01:00 PM
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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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Nice! I swap out my bracelet for a NATO strap once in awhile as well!
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Old 07-16-08, 01:13 PM
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Nice ZEP!
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Old 07-16-08, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Aerospace boys.

No space-cadet should be without one.
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Old 07-16-08, 01:21 PM
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My favorite, hands down.
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Old 07-16-08, 01:25 PM
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No space-cadet should be without one.
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.
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Old 07-16-08, 01:26 PM
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Old 07-16-08, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
hey, its better then hookers and blow

LOL who's this guy kidding
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Old 07-16-08, 02:09 PM
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pic from some site of my baby.
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Old 07-16-08, 02:09 PM
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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:

https://mysite.verizon.net/steelkilt/watch_collage.html
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Old 07-16-08, 02:19 PM
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LOL who's this guy kidding
Hey, he seems half right anyway.
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Old 07-16-08, 02:33 PM
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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.
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Old 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.
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Old 07-16-08, 04:14 PM
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Probably showing my age w/ this:

Tag Heuer Kirium Chronagraph
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Old 07-16-08, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
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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hey, its better then hookers and blow
You sure about that?
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