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Re: Watches

Posted: 24 Nov 2015, 11:18
by Nitephyre
I don't wear it much anymore, because I'm Mr Mum and rarely leave the house, but I have a Lorus Sports Lumibrite, same as img below, that I paid $99 in 1995. Needs a new battery, which would be its 3rd IIRC.
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Re: Watches

Posted: 24 Nov 2015, 11:29
by Chucky
Mini wrote:My wrists are 15.5cm's... or 6 inches...
Mini, after reading your post last night I thought I had you beat, but turns out my wrists are around 18cm / 7 inches, so I see what you mean about tiny wrists.
Nitephyre wrote:Image
Nitephyre, Just a heads up that your image is not showing, and when I try to access it directly it says sorry, access denied. If you can see it, I am assuming it is because you have it in your cache.

Re: Watches

Posted: 24 Nov 2015, 11:58
by CherryRed
Yeah, I can't see the image either.

Re: Watches

Posted: 24 Nov 2015, 12:22
by Mini
Chucky wrote:
Mini wrote:My wrists are 15.5cm's... or 6 inches...
Mini, after reading your post last night I thought I had you beat, but turns out my wrists are around 18cm / 7 inches, so I see what you mean about tiny wrists.
Yeah, It is hard sometimes, and annoying since some of the bigger watches look amazing...
But since I am 50kg soaking wet... and work on computers all day, so not really building any muscle... I don't expect much different

Re: Watches

Posted: 24 Nov 2015, 13:23
by -Slayer-
Mini wrote:My wrists are 15.5cm's... or 6 inches...
My current watch (when the battery isn't dead) is a Michael Hill watch. It has had every link possible taken out of it.

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The face of your watch in that lighting sort of looks like you're playing the old Asteroids game. :violence-rocket:
http://www.thocp.net/software/games/pic ... _large.png

I must pull out some of my older watches, I have one that shows on the bottom of the clock face 'Made in U.S.S.R' or so it reckons, 70's era.

Re: Watches

Posted: 24 Nov 2015, 16:34
by Ralph Wiggum
Chucky wrote:My only analogue watch, from the Bedlam collection (House of horology)

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I have a couple of smartwatches, but really most smartwatches look the same, so not much point posting them.
Mini wrote:I hate all these nice watches...
MY wrists are so small that I can't just buy a watch
I understand, I also have small wrists :(
I'm mildly surprised you have the Bedlam given you have small wrists. I actually visited the HoH store last year in New York (because I wanted to chat to the owner about a certain *ahem* smart watch) and thought the Bedlam was too big for my small wrists as well.

Currently I've got a black Fitbit HR as my watch/fitness tracker.

When I'm going out, this is my piece:

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I was really tempted last year when I was travelling to buy a Omega Lunar Anniversary edition watch, which would've been around $5000. But ultimately it was hard to justify that amount. When I pay off my mortgage in a few years I'll reward myself with a really nice watch.

Re: Watches

Posted: 24 Nov 2015, 17:12
by Makena
Out of curiosity I measured my wrist, bang on 7inches lol

Re: Watches

Posted: 24 Nov 2015, 17:51
by Chucky
Ralph Wiggum wrote:I'm mildly surprised you have the Bedlam given you have small wrists. I actually visited the HoH store last year in New York (because I wanted to chat to the owner about a certain *ahem* smart watch) and thought the Bedlam was too big for my small wrists as well.
You met up with Lawrence?

But yes, I ordered the Bedlam a few months before we ordered that stupid stupid Agent watch (that we will never see). But I can post pics of the Bedlam on my wrist later on if you like. Make no mistake, it is large vs my wrist, I just stopped worrying about it.

Edit: Now with image

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Re: Watches

Posted: 24 Nov 2015, 22:05
by Nitephyre
My post be fixed!

Re: Watches

Posted: 25 Nov 2015, 09:28
by Disco
So while we're at it, what's the consensus of replica/fake watches? I already know Nekosan's opinion.. :lol: And I don't mean the $50 flea market type either that's a Chinese piece of junk, there are legitimate (?) communities out there that collect and wear replica watches of all brands that are very high quality watches, up to and even including genuine swiss movements and integrating real parts from their much more expensive counterparts.

Would you/could you wear one?

Re: Watches

Posted: 25 Nov 2015, 12:35
by brimlad
I've only bought 3 watches in my time (pun) the first one is the one on the left a Tissot seastar automatic from the late 70's; next is a Certina DS turtle back manual which was given to me and my first watch. Then the Raymond Weil I bought 23 years ago and the watch I use to wear daily for 22 years until I retired and then the sony smart thing that I wear so I can answer the phone without having to chase down were my damn phone is, also vibrates if I forget to take my phone with me :)

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Re: Watches

Posted: 25 Nov 2015, 13:11
by SuBw00FeR
I currently have these two:

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And I have this one on it's way:

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http://www.stuhrling.com/Mens/Legacy/411.335B1.html

Fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! Got it for $239 from OzSale

Re: Watches

Posted: 25 Nov 2015, 18:28
by Disco
Mrs Disco subtly mentioned I hadn't shown the watch that I've been wearing lately - I refer metal bands, she bought this for me for our first Christmas together.

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And she also bought my this for our wedding:

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Re: Watches

Posted: 25 Nov 2015, 18:41
by SuBw00FeR
That pocket watch is really nice. I quite like it.

I also prefer metal bands, I also prefer more "sophisticated" designs rather than simple designs. I guess you'd call it sophisticated? More "stuff' on the watch anyways lol.

Also love being able to see the mechanical stuff of the watch.

Re: Watches

Posted: 25 Nov 2015, 20:56
by Nekosan
SuBw00FeR wrote:That pocket watch is really nice. I quite like it.

I also prefer metal bands, I also prefer more "sophisticated" designs rather than simple designs. I guess you'd call it sophisticated? More "stuff' on the watch anyways lol.

Also love being able to see the mechanical stuff of the watch.
Rather the opposite IMO, skeletons are okay when done correctly but the majority of watches on the market are cluttered with ugly, pointless crap on the dial that they don't need and adds nothing to the design/aesthetics. First and foremost a watch needs to be functional, it drives me insane seeing so many fancy looking watches that are inconvenient to read.

Re: Watches

Posted: 25 Nov 2015, 21:02
by CherryRed
SuBw00FeR wrote:That pocket watch is really nice. I quite like it.
I gave him that on our wedding day... he gave me some early 1900's manual on how to be a good wife :P

Re: Watches

Posted: 25 Nov 2015, 21:12
by Disco
I won that competition

Re: Watches

Posted: 25 Nov 2015, 22:01
by kharis
this is my watch

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and i also have an original pebble which i took the rubber band off and replaced with a fabric one because it was sweaty

Re: Watches

Posted: 25 Nov 2015, 22:15
by SuBw00FeR
lol @ Discos

@Neko, I usually like minimalistic stuff, in fact almost all of what i do has as less clutter as it can, my phone, my pc etc. Dunno what it is about watches though I just like seeing the innards especially. I'm good with telling the time so I usually just need to glance at my watch even with stuff on it. I also like to wear it as a fashion item too. Idunno plain watches just aren't me.

Re: Watches

Posted: 28 Nov 2015, 11:44
by CherryRed
Finally got around to taking a photo, my timepiece is the Summit Sixpence Two-Tone Watch with a commemorative 1981 coin for my year of birth. Unfortunately, my jewellery collection is lack-lustre these days as my house was broken into around 2008 and I lost around $15,000 in jewellery. I was insured (not for the full $15,000 though) but there are some things in life that simply cannot be replaced.

This watch cost around $500 and was one if the things I bought with the insurance claim; it's simplistic, classic and I still love it.

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Re: Watches

Posted: 04 Dec 2015, 22:53
by Disco
Vintage watch day! Drove to Dubbo and back tonight to pick this up, I 'thought' it was an Omega.. wishful thinking! Turns out it's an Olma King Time Automatic, but I don't care because it belonged to my grandfather, he gave it to my father, and then it ended up in a drawer for a long time. It was dirty as hell, covered in paint and muck.. cleaned it up and polished it a bit and it turned out half decent! Could do with a new crystal though.

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Re: Watches

Posted: 05 Dec 2015, 01:33
by Yurtles
Makena wrote:I'm an adult!

Ancient Rip Curl watch, that I got 2nd hand, with a Casio band that fit after I had worn through the 2 leather bands the watch had when I got it
Off topic - but similarly, I bought a pretty cheap Quicksilver wallet (a real wallet, not a velcro one) about a decade ago to fill the gap before I had time to shop for a proper one and the damn thing is still going strong. I've had the replacement sitting in a drawer for 9 1/2 years now. Surfing gear man, don't discount it.

Re: Watches

Posted: 05 Dec 2015, 03:30
by Nekosan
Disco wrote:Could do with a new crystal though.

How deep are the scratches? Have at it with some toothpaste.

Re: Watches

Posted: 07 Dec 2015, 12:39
by Disco
Yeah I tried the toothpaste trick, although it tidied up the crystal I think they're more likely stress fractures in the crystal itself, which aren't going to come out

Re: Watches

Posted: 15 Dec 2015, 14:03
by Disco
New watch incoming after Christmas.. did a lot of research and settled on this:

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