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bianchi10 02-14-14 11:29 PM

Jeebus, that is Beautiful!!!

pgjackson 02-15-14 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by a77impala (Post 16495054)
Amazing thread, I love watches but most out of my price range. I bought a Bulova Accutron Spaceview when they came out. Have a Movado and have owned a couple Seiko 5s. Am seriously looking at getting a new one now. I have a few Elgin pocket watches from the early 1900s, and a box of older wrist watches with little value.
I can't imagine not wearing a watch.
Keep posting please.

If you are looking to buy another Seiko 5 let me know. I want to sell mine.

bianchi10 02-15-14 11:13 PM

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/IMG_4623.jpg

a77impala 02-16-14 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by pgjackson (Post 16499661)
If you are looking to buy another Seiko 5 let me know. I want to sell mine.

Bought a Seiko sne 211 yesterday, solar powered. Had 70% off coupon. Tried to upload photo but didn't work.

v70cat 02-16-14 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 7068144)

J

I always wanted that watch but instead purchased a Cervelo.

THSdrummer 02-16-14 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by pgjackson (Post 16494976)
So far I have three Stuhrlings. They seem to be as good as any other brand out there. They run a bit on the large size (40+mm), so if you have skinny wrists they might not work. They make some beautiful skelaton watches as well. I think they are really nice watches with great quality. I have a hard time spending more than about $100 on a watch and they have a wide range on styles at that price.

Is there a guide for how to size a watch face for a wrist? I saw some watches I was looking at were 45mm watch faces, and I couldn't pull that off. The watch would extend past both sides of my wrist at that point.

At this point, I imagine I'll purchase a Stuhrling or Citizen, but most likely a Stuhrling. I really dig the prices, and I'd have a bit extra for a suit.

Campag4life 02-16-14 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by v70cat (Post 16501105)
J

I always wanted that watch but instead purchased a Cervelo.

Smart man.

Campag4life 02-16-14 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by THSdrummer (Post 16501184)
Is there a guide for how to size a watch face for a wrist? I saw some watches I was looking at were 45mm watch faces, and I couldn't pull that off. The watch would extend past both sides of my wrist at that point.

At this point, I imagine I'll purchase a Stuhrling or Citizen, but most likely a Stuhrling. I really dig the prices, and I'd have a bit extra for a suit.

No. Aesthetic sense is in the eye of the beholder.

lsberrios1 02-16-14 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by THSdrummer (Post 16501184)
Is there a guide for how to size a watch face for a wrist? I saw some watches I was looking at were 45mm watch faces, and I couldn't pull that off. The watch would extend past both sides of my wrist at that point.

At this point, I imagine I'll purchase a Stuhrling or Citizen, but most likely a Stuhrling. I really dig the prices, and I'd have a bit extra for a suit.

In my opinion 38-40mm is the average size watch. 42mm if you have a bigger that average wrist. 36mm if on the smaller side. 45mm is just screaming for attention. Screams spinners on a lambo.

pgjackson 02-17-14 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by THSdrummer (Post 16501184)
Is there a guide for how to size a watch face for a wrist? I saw some watches I was looking at were 45mm watch faces, and I couldn't pull that off. The watch would extend past both sides of my wrist at that point.

At this point, I imagine I'll purchase a Stuhrling or Citizen, but most likely a Stuhrling. I really dig the prices, and I'd have a bit extra for a suit.

It's just personal preference and style. Some people prefer gigantic watches like Invicta and some prefer very small and thin ones. Automatics are generally much thicker. It's just whatever catches your eye. If you look for watches on Amazon, most of them have pictures of it on a wrist so you get an idea of the size. 38-40 seem to fit my wrist the best.

THSdrummer 02-17-14 08:24 AM

Thanks all on the size guidelines. I don't want a huge watch, that's for sure. I prefer the classic stylings of the 50's and slim. We'll see what I come up with in the next few months!

v70cat 02-17-14 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Campag4life (Post 16501234)
Smart man.

I did purchase one of these:
http://www.skagen.com/webapp/wcs/sto...Fajm7AodC2gAlQ

It keeps great time and is light weight. I could never wear a big heavy Rolex, it is amazing what people do for status.

merlinextraligh 02-17-14 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by v70cat (Post 16502943)
I did purchase one of these:
http://www.skagen.com/webapp/wcs/sto...Fajm7AodC2gAlQ

It keeps great time and is light weight. I could never wear a big heavy Rolex, it is amazing what people do for status.

By current watch standards, Rolex's are not very big. A Datejust is 36mm wide. The Datejust II is 41mm wide, presumably to keep up with the market demand for bigger watches.

v70cat 02-17-14 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by absolutealex (Post 7068045)

This is an example of a heavy watch that people wear for status.

merlinextraligh 02-17-14 02:23 PM

Again, that's just not that big; it's 40mm.

And there are functional reasons to use that watch. It's a dive watch which is reliable, waterproof to 1220 meters, and has a bezel for calculating dive times.

No doubt people wear Rolex's as status symbols and fashion statements, but that's not unique to Rolex's.

Wearing a 2mm thin titanium watch is also making a fashion statement, just a different one.

v70cat 02-17-14 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh (Post 16503412)
Again, that's just not that big; it's 40mm.

And there are functional reasons to use that watch. It's a dive watch which is reliable, waterproof to 1220 meters, and has a bezel for calculating dive times.

No doubt people wear Rolex's as status symbols and fashion statements, but that's not unique to Rolex's.



Wearing a 2mm thin titanium watch is also making a fashion statement, just a different one.

If you are a diver it is a good watch but its waterproof nature makes it thick and heavy. I bet over 50% of the people that own one have never gone diving.
The Skagen looks nice but it is an inexpensive watch. Titanium is hard to work with and most titanium watches don't look that nice.
An old Omega is a nice watch and shows taste. A gold Rolex Dayton on the other hand is all about money.

As a cyclist we know that titanium is better than steel and stronger than gold. It is a shame we don't see more nice looking titanium watches.

pgjackson 02-18-14 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by v70cat (Post 16503350)
This is an example of a heavy watch that people wear for status.

Rolex are actually dirt cheap compared to many of the watches on this thread.

pgjackson 02-18-14 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by v70cat (Post 16502943)
I did purchase one of these:
http://www.skagen.com/webapp/wcs/sto...Fajm7AodC2gAlQ

It keeps great time and is light weight. I could never wear a big heavy Rolex, it is amazing what people do for status.

The link didn't go to a watch but I assume it's a Skagen. They make great, affordable watches. I have a Titanium.

kf9yr 02-25-14 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by v70cat (Post 16503449)
If you are a diver it is a good watch but its waterproof nature makes it thick and heavy. I bet over 50% of the people that own one have never gone diving.
The Skagen looks nice but it is an inexpensive watch. Titanium is hard to work with and most titanium watches don't look that nice.
An old Omega is a nice watch and shows taste. A gold Rolex Dayton on the other hand is all about money.

As a cyclist we know that titanium is better than steel and stronger than gold. It is a shame we don't see more nice looking titanium watches.

I'm an Omega fan and have 3.5 Ti bikes (My Serotta Ottrott is Ti/Carbon). The Omega Ti Chrono isn't made anymore but I found a nice one last fall and bought myself a present. (this isn't a picture of mine).

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=365944

v70cat 02-25-14 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by kf9yr (Post 16525321)
I'm an Omega fan and have 3.5 Ti bikes (My Serotta Ottrott is Ti/Carbon). The Omega Ti Chrono isn't made anymore but I found a nice one last fall and bought myself a present. (this isn't a picture of mine).

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=365944

I found this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Omega-Seamas...-/281261227006

It looks nice, what do you think?

kf9yr 02-25-14 08:13 PM

I like that a lot. The price seems reasonable as well. I had thought about the two-tone but bought the "plain" Ti one as I have a two-tone Tag Heuer Aquaracer and wanted to wear the Omega as an everyday watch.


I'm in the restaurant business and dress casually (jeans and polo shirts) so I think the two-tones are a little flashy for my work environment. My Aquaracer looks like this:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=366051

BillyD 03-05-14 06:07 PM

I'm awfully sorry guys. Wonderful pictures and wonderful stories and all, but if it's not bike related it has to go to Foo. From Road.

Sorry, next the motorcycle guys will want their own thread in Road, and the Ping Pong guys will want their own thread in Road, and . . . . and where does it stop?

jsharr 03-05-14 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 16552015)
I'm awfully sorry guys. Wonderful pictures and wonderful stories and all, but if it's not bike related it has to go to Foo. From Road.

Sorry, next the motorcycle guys will want their own thread in Road, and the Ping Pong guys will want their own thread in Road, and . . . . and where does it stop?

Again, it lived for 5 years in road, why the move now? Been debating this one since 09? Again, Foo has a watch thread, do we really need teh roadie watch thread as well?

bjtesch 03-05-14 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by v70cat (Post 16503449)
An old Omega is a nice watch and shows taste.

This Omega is not new, does that make it close enough to old? And BTW I'm wearing it this week.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3.../DSC_1423b.jpg



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Originally Posted by v70cat (Post 16503449)
As a cyclist we know that titanium is better than steel and stronger than gold. It is a shame we don't see more nice looking titanium watches.

This Citizen is Ti:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3.../DSC_2618b.jpg

Mr. Thompson 03-05-14 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by v70cat (Post 16501105)
J

I always wanted that watch but instead purchased a Cervelo.

I don't wear electronic watches too often but the Aerospace shown in the photo is one of my favorites. It's an HEQ (high accuracy quartz, 5 seconds per year). Mine is always within a couple of seconds a year and as a beater, has seen lots of hot tub and pool duty without any issues. Resale is terrible so a slightly experienced one would make an outstanding cycling watch.


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