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Old 04-20-13, 10:57 AM
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Citizen Proximity
How's that Proximity working out? The reviews for the associated app on iOS aren't as good as I'd hoped to see. I want that watch to work well, too.
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Old 07-29-13, 04:49 PM
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Hoping to get this for a "congrats" on my new job. My wife works for corp Fred Meyer Jewelers and I'm friends with the president. I can get it at cost but i still dont know if i will be getting it.

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Old 07-29-13, 06:50 PM
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A member on another forum made it for me.




Thanks. I have a Seiko 5 as well. For the price, I really enjoy it.



that's nice!! love the band, very classic.
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Old 07-29-13, 07:29 PM
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Yeah, i've got a small watch problem too. A bunch of G-Shocks and my late father's Omega Speedmaster Pro II.


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Old 07-30-13, 06:21 AM
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On the bike I wear my Suunto Ambit. I just use it as a time watch, don't actually engage GPS or anything else. I love the feel and look of it.

Outside of cycling/running, I wear my TAG Grand Carrerra RS2. My brother helped me out with buying this watch and I just love it.

I also love watches so I have lots of them lol, but those are my 2 I wear daily.

I have the black Ambit.



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Old 07-30-13, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
Yeah, i've got a small watch problem too. A bunch of G-Shocks and my late father's Omega Speedmaster Pro II.


I wear my G-Shock more than all my other watches now even though it's the cheapest (DW-6900NB-7). I have resisted the urge to start collecting them like I did with my other watches. Don't need another hobby.
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Old 07-30-13, 12:34 PM
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Orderd this yesterday for my vacation to HI. Nice FF homage:



I REALLY wanted this, but I don't know if I can handle the wrist presence at 48mm round and 20mm high. Maybe some day.
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Old 07-30-13, 01:04 PM
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Anyone know how to judge the resale value on a used watch? I have had a gucci watch that has been sitting around for 2 years now and have thought about trying to sell it but dont know if it would even be worth it.
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Old 07-30-13, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
Anyone know how to judge the resale value on a used watch? I have had a gucci watch that has been sitting around for 2 years now and have thought about trying to sell it but dont know if it would even be worth it.
Ebay completed auctions.

Offers from pawn shops.

Craigs list ads.

http://www.chrono24.com/

http://www.thewatchquote.com/Quoted-Value-No_4.htm or other internet price guides.


All should give you some indication.
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Old 07-30-13, 05:33 PM
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I am a practicalist..................my best watch is a slightly over $1000 Citizen Signature Eco-Drive. These are hand assembled and are fairly well priced if you want a great watch that is not gawdy like alot I see now days. Classy yet simple. Ti case and band with a Sapphire window! Great piece.


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Old 07-30-13, 05:36 PM
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I have had several Eco-Drive watches over the year and they are my favorite for sure.
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Old 07-30-13, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Cyclelogikal View Post
I am a practicalist..................my best watch is a slightly over $1000 Citizen Signature Eco-Drive.

That makes no sense. I can't bring myself to spend more than about $120 on a watch. Every single function you get in a $1000 watch you can get in a $100 watch. That's being practical.
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Old 07-30-13, 08:40 PM
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Pardon me if somebody already posted one of these. I didn't want to read through 49 pages of "Roadies and Watches" to see, know what I mean?

But here's my fine Armitron Watch:


The cool part is that it is Water Resistant to 330 feet. So like if you're diving to 320 feet and you need a good $8 watch, I recommend this model, found at fine Walmarts everywhere.

You know, it was a real Marketing Genius that came up with that "Water Resistant" phrase. That's like saying a windowscreen is "Grizzly Resistant". It may not keep the grizzly out, but by golly, those little wires will just give it their all trying to keep him out, and that's all you can really ask from a windowscreen. Or an $8 watch.
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Old 07-31-13, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
That makes no sense. I can't bring myself to spend more than about $120 on a watch. Every single function you get in a $1000 watch you can get in a $100 watch. That's being practical.
After you price a Tag; Breitling; Rolex; Bel & Ross; Cartier and such others you will see. I guess making sense could be what you need over what you want at times. Likewise I bet you have a more expensive road bike than me which I could say the same to you when you could get a basic bike with Tiagra components now couldn't I????
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Old 07-31-13, 10:50 AM
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Old 07-31-13, 10:57 AM
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Ha!! cool concept, not something I would wear though.
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Old 07-31-13, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
That makes no sense. I can't bring myself to spend more than about $120 on a watch. Every single function you get in a $1000 watch you can get in a $100 watch. That's being practical.
$120 on a watch makes no sense. You can get a perfectly functional watch for $10, and if you carry a phone, you don't even need a watch.

So owning even the cheapest watch isn't "practical".

An expensive watch is essentially a piece of jewelry, or if you prefer a work of art.

It' comparable to say I'd never buy a suit from Brooks Borthers because a T shirt and jeans covers my body as well for a fraction of the price.
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Old 07-31-13, 11:25 AM
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excellent point
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Old 07-31-13, 06:41 PM
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Was happy with my Tag Carrera until I saw this thread. You SOBs are costing me money.
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That is beautiful!!
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My entry into the world of automatic watches, a Tissot Visodate.

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Old 07-31-13, 08:39 PM
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Was happy with my Tag Carrera until I saw this thread. You SOBs are costing me money.
I love TAG watches. I just can't afford any except the Carrera my brother helped me buy
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My latest: #569 of 2,013 Emirates Team New Zealand Americas Cup model. Ironically, I tracked down and bought two of these, one for me and one for my best friend. Last week I got invited to attend the Cup finals in SF on Omega's dime. First-class airfare (from Washington, DC) and hotel stay for me and my friend; we just have to pay for meals and other expenses. Omega is going to to host us on their chartered boat for the actual race. Weird, never had anything like this happen to me before.

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Does this come in 172.5 mm crankarms?
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