This thread is about the appreciation of watches, as well as the micro-engineering and materials engineering that are required to make a functioning timepiece.> Required viewing for new people:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21DrOx3RjDAGuides:> Watch essentials 102: https://pastebin.com/Rc77hhXV > Purchasing used watches: https://pastebin.com/f44aJKy2 > Purchasing straps: https://pastebin.com/SwRysprE > Guide for plebs: https://imgur.com/a/NFMXDuK Should I buy this JLC / Patek / Rolex / Fashion brand watch?> Scroll through this album first: https://imgur.com/a/6CNO8"Suggest a watch for me."> Your budget> Watch type, e.g. dress, diver, flieger, etc...> Desired bracelet option, e.g. leather, nylon, metal> Wrist size or desired watch size, e.g. 24cm / 50mmPrevious thread:>>14398094
Which one should I buy?
Has anyone got a Timex marlin reissue? Really thinking about picking up one. >34mm>10mm thic>likely seagul movement >simple design>not a Seiko><$200 hand winder>same look as vintage without needing $200 of maintenance
>>14400916You're going to need to service it like any other watch after 5 years (give or take) anyway m8.
>>14400920Well yes, but the vintage ones need to be serviced right out the box unless you win the lottery or pay that service fee upfront.
>>14400920Not true.You don't actually have to service it after 5 year. Do it after 10 years instead, or better yet just wear it till it breaks, then buy a new.
Why do you guys hate the datejust so much?
>>14400935You sure they don't just hate Rolex? The datejust on it's own is a nice watch, it's not its fault Rolex is a boomer tier trash company.
>>14400935because it's one of Rolex's most iconic watches and they hate Rolex because it's popular and associated with normiedom
>>14400946>>14400950I like you both. I'm going to buy a 6-digit datejust. any reason why I shouldn't?
>>14400946>boomer tier trash companywhich is why most people buying them nowadays are in their 20s mimicing their favorite rappers
>>14400964>which is why most people buying them nowadays are in their 20s mimicing their favorite rappersNo
>>14400969Not a chance. You're dreaming, better wake up and smell the reality
>>14400964Rappers buy them because they are associated with luxury. You don't stop driving a Mercedes because Yung Nigga rapped about them in his hit track "Kill Dem Otha Niggas" on the Herschel Goldstein Label
>>14400986Go to /o/ and watch how self-proclaimed millionaires refuse to drive Mercedes because Turks like it and instead want a Honda or a Lexus.
>>14400935The 41 is too big and the 36 is too small, also it's a fucking shitter.
>>14400908Who did it better?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTE7TWsNpVk
>>14400993>go to /o/why would I listen to poor /pol/ kids pretending to be rich about motor vehicles?
>>1440100638mm datejust would be perfect. and no. Rolex watches aren't "shitters" you wretched san Francisco street poo'er
>>14400986I miss when rappers used to rap about mini van's and japanese luxury saloons
>>14400910What’s wrong with the Tangente? And I would only spring for the neomatik if I had a date window. My Nomos is manual wind but it doesn’t have a quick set date so it’s a major pain in the ass if I don’t wear it for a while.
>>14401006>36mm is too smallYou are the cancer killing the watch industry
>>14401023I'm not a fan with the lugs of the tangente. I like the more traditional lugs. I love the neomatik for its duw movement, but the 309 is cheaper. And I'm having a big problem choosing which dial I like the more.
>>14400946I'm surprised you're still here, since a lot of the old /g/ people left when ecofag started his threadjacking spree.I remember you still wanting to sell that Seikomatic a while ago.
>>14401051Nobody leaves these threads
>>14401052ThisBefore /g/ these were on /fa/ and before that each board had a watch thread and each one had its moments when it was good or shit. Couldn't take the /g/ one years ago with all the Casios but then the /fa/ went through their bauhaus phase and the entire fucking thread was full of faggots shilling uniform wares garbage
>>14401066Imagine the /b/ watch threads.
What do you think of my baby?
>>14400993It's weird. The only ones who tend to drive nice cars (despite what the internet and instagram want you to believe) are those who want to look rich. As that anon in the other thread was talking about, people buy them as a way to 'save' their money. My parents drive rather boring Audis but when rich people get to a certain point, they just go back to driving the high trims on regular ass cars. It's really only the wives I've seen who drive the super nice shit. The most popular vehicle for people who make over $1m a year is the Ford F-150. My father drove one for years (a nice model) but only got rid of it when he started getting older and bought into the old-man luxury shit. For the record, despite being able to absolutely afford it, he doesn't like Rolex's. He prefers Citizen. He does own one or two but thinks they are junk for everyday use and require too much maintenance. He has an Omega he will wear to meetings and special events. >>14401110Cheapest watch they make but I love them. I have the 32mm women's I got as a gift but I am poor as fuck and want to be able to sell it so I've never worn it.
Man if feels good to have a practically indestructible watch set to atomic time
>>14401110Where did you get it?I always ask when I see those because there are the nice ones you'd get at an American boutique store and then the ones you get on Amazon that are of lower quality and made for poors in SE Asia and shit.
>>14401122What in the fuck does the Bluetooth do?
>>14401110They're okay. Known for poor QC and needing more maintenance than a $1000 watch should.
>>14401129it syncs to your phone's time like a smartwatch with multiband as a backup, also there's a find-my-phone feature that makes your phone make noise
>>14401136Does it connect and disconnect automatically? Need charging or anything? I guess I should ask how much maintenance it needs overall.
>>14401138It’s solar powered, and if you leave Bluetooth turned on on your phone, it’s all automatic.
>>14401147Rad. It looks good and the idea is interesting. I just hate smart watches because you have to dick around with them so much. I know this isn't a smartwatch, but it is sort of the same idea.
>>14401126I bought it in Bogota, Colombia. >>14401132They did the maintenance (after 2 years) for free - Tag heuer Opera in PARIS
>>14401122looking goodwould buywhat is the model please?
MFW I AM BROKE AND I WANT THIS I HOPE YOU ALL GUYS GET RICH SOMEDAYWORKING IS THE BEST PLEASURE
>>14401192Ah. So you definitely have a monkey model. Just make sure they replaced all the seals and shit. If you have it serviced enough, you won't have issues. Generally, after the first servicing the shit that fucks with them is taken care of.
>>14401202I would imagine a jewish boomer driving an electric bike wearing this watch.aesthetically it's nice tho.
>>14401202More watches need straight brushed dials like that to be honest.
My new purchase l, happy I held out for price to come down!
>>14401222Sucks to suck bro, that other anon just beat you to the punch of talking about that watch. Nobody cares anymore. Get something cool and we might bat an eye.
If you don't own a watch that cost over 10k by the time you're 25 you need to start asking yourself what's going wrong.
Why do I love gold so much
>>14401225>If you don't make a balls to the walls retarded financial decision by purchasing an item with little chance of appreciation at a young age, you need to reevaluate your life
>>14401225I bet you love /biz/ alright
>>14401228Society told you to love it.
>>14401225I'm 26 and have an M107 with a $2.5k Nightforce and clip on ATN night vision scope, Steiner DBAL, Laserworks Rangefinder. All in all it was about $16k, will hold almost every penny of its value (assuming I don't shoot the barrel smooth) and it actually does something, unlike your shitty wrist-clock that can't even tell time all that good. I also have a full-auto pre-86 IMI Uzi, which does nothing but appreciate.
>>14401228Because it's based
>>14401233you must be right, but I have no shame in my game :) what I love about gold is that they don't corrode unlike all metals, its yellow and shiny, it survives all inflation storms mmmmmmmmmh
>>14401244and more people will value his watch over your shitty gun>spends 16k on a gun>thinks he's smartkek
>>14401249why not buying both ? guns for protections, gold watches for social keks :)
>>14401249>Spends 16k on a gun that has appreciated>Spend another $5k on a gun that has appreciatedPerhaps you should learn more about the gun market before saying stupid shit. I think my most valuable firearm would be my true PSG-1. They don't pop up often so I know what I paid but I don't know what it's worth. My FNC is steady at about $4.5k.
>automatic watches keep shit timehow often do you have to reset the time on your watch?
>>14401248>actually writes moon watch on the backCan Omega do anything but milk that cow?
>>14401233I started liking if after I watched the James Bond Goldfinger movie
>>14401261The moonlanding was probably fake too
>>14400910the one on the right, blue is a little bit boring, orange hands are cooler, easier to spot, good contrast with black/white dial etc
>>14400910but if you really into minimalist design, then the one on the left, I just noticed the right has second markings
What do you guys recommend as a good $10k luxury watch that won't lose it's value? I'm trying to steer away from Rolex.
>>14401272there is literally nothing but rolex.
>>14401274I figured as much. Omega doesn't hold value that well? I knew Tags were sinkers and any other brand besides those are the same.
>>14401272Rolexes only increase in value. It's not because they're good, though. It's because retards eat that shit up like pigs at a trough. I recommend JLC.
>>14401286JLC depreciates too hard. Not all Rolexes appreciate. I don't know enough about watches to really be able to pick out which ones.
>>14401277I am an omega fanboy and i'd tell you to stay away from omega, speedmasters are all over the place Your average joes are more willing to spend money for your rolex than a tag heuer, omega, tudor or limited seiko
>>14401288Buy used if you don’t wanna take the hit then phucer
>>14401261They won't, they will never stop, speedmasters are their survival boat, without them, Omega would have probably not survived the quartz revolution
>>14401288The only brands that don't tank are Rolex and VC/PP/AP.But those last three cost far more than $10k.
>>14401300It still blows my mind used Royal Oaks sell more than MSRP.
>>14401222nice one dude, they a pretty expensive for gshock, glad you had it for less
>>14401260I dislike the crown on 4 'o clock but that's me.
UH OH, I'm liking this for 600-700>>14401095Wouldn't mind some thotposting desu
>>14401248All good until the gold braclet stretches or you realise how soft gold is and scratched up gold watch look ass
I'm having a hard time picking a new watch.Rolex OP 39 WhiteBlack Bay 58New Omega Seamaster 300 BlackOmega AT 38mm BlackThoughts?
>>14401561Personally I'd get the BB58. Just get whichever speaks to you the most.
>>14401248>spring-bars aren’t gold
>>14401569But the all speaking to me :)
>>14401622They all look great, except the seamaster. I'd go for the aqua terra.
>>14401622Black Bay or OP
Happy Tuesday lads and lasses, I hope all of your weeks are going well so far. Keep on truckin' and soon the weekend will be upon us.-BILL--SAIGON 1971-USMC 1971-1972CURRENT LOCATION: The Casa"THE ONLY TIME SUCCESS COMES BEFORE WORK IS THE DICTIONARY"
>>14401244Sorry, you’re just as retarded as people who buy expensive watches. Maybe even more retarded, since at least they can wear a watch every day.
>>14401561I’m not a Rolex fanboy but if you’re cross shopping brands and Rolex is in the conversation, the right answer is almost always the Rolex. The only exception is if you are considering a dress watch or if you’re in the big money $20k+ range and you start debating a Rolex versus an AP/Patek/VC/ALS.Buy the OP, it’s the only one you almost certainly won’t regret.
>>14401695Nah. I deal firearms but usually my stuff isn't part of my personal collection. I guess I "own" far more expensive stuff but it's company stock. I wouldn't buy them if I knew I would lose money.I paid $10k for a pair of MAC 11s last year. Sold them for about $13k. If you aren't a dipshit guns are a great investment and you can make money, just don't be a fucking fudd about it. Hell, my company has a few full-auto ARs (I'm not explaining how SOTs work here) that we paid about $900 for and converted ourselves. We made our money back on them through rentals in a weekend. Those who harp about guns not being worth anything or depreciating buy stupid shit like boutique ARs or "custom" 1911s/Glocks/Berettas. I have a custom AR but it was built by my pro shop at cost for me. It isn't worth what I paid but I also didn't spend $15+ on it.
>>14401695>Buy something>Worth more after you buy it>RetardedHmmmm
>>14401775You actually buy things that kill your fellow man? Kek must be American
ITS UP, TIME TELLER BTFOhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTFrdOTwkIc
>>14401810I hope you don't own a car, an electronic device (or anything containing cobalt or other precious metals), or own anything made of plastic. If you did, that might make you a hypocrite and we can't have that.
>>14401813Fancy watches being garbage at telling time is not a secret.
>>14401810French, live in the US. Anyway, I think I'm going to just buy this citizen and move on with my life and never return to this thread again.
let's get back on topic, please. let's talk about favorite microbrand watches.
>>14401822I didn't mean for it to cut there, I fuckin hate that YouTube auto does that if you are watching it
>>14401813>falling for the i love seiko and other shitty brands but really owns rolex and more rolex fat fuck>>14401822t. someone who has never owned an elite watch
>>14401828You should do that, delusional faggot. Then do yourself a favor and eat a 12 gauge slug
>>14401834I know that it objectively will never tell time as well as a $10 Casio.>>14401838Eh, I have $10k to spend on a watch but don't want to get a piece of shit that will be worth sub $1k as soon as I put it on.
>>14401834>t. someone who has never owned an elite watchhttps://gizmodo.com/why-a-10-casio-keeps-better-time-than-a-10-000-rolex-5983427So up until a QC change recently, off the shelf Rolexes were worse than -2/+2 seconds per day. Cheap Quartz watches outperform even that. You are fucking delusional if you think that mechanical watches have any value as time-keeping devices.Filter won't let me link it but even Forbes and Business insider don't recommend buying them.
Sarbs are so much cheaper from these ebay sellers in japan, is there any reason not to go with that if they have good feedback? Like would seiko in the states be unwilling to service them or something?
>>14401866when I was in the Navy I had a beater digital g-shock. I wore it on the flight deck of a carrier and there was a large chance of some antenna zapping it. It happened multiple times and each time I had to reset everything from the date to the time. I switched to a mechanical Seiko I had and never had that problem again. If that's not an argument for mechanical watches I don't know what is. Fast forward many years later to today, I wear a very nice older Rolex but have no delusions about its accuracy. Like many enthusiasts, watch autists like myself are driven by emotion rather than reason. There's something about a nice vintage watch with great pedigree, having the original box and paperwork that came with it the day it was bought 40 years ago, and taking care of it by getting it serviced and keeping records of its maintenance. Real pride in ownership and all that. Well, that's just my .02 at least. tl;dr all hobbies are based on emotion, watches are no different.
>>14401244lmao l bet you browse /arg/.We both know why your uzi keeps appreciating is because of ((IMI))
>>14401272Watches in general doesn't keep value. They always lose 30% or more in value when you sell them used. Used meaning that it went from an AD to a person like yourself, even if you don't use it.
>>14401942>using a logical argument against a troll who enters watch threads to attack mechanical watchesIt’s better to just ignore them.
>>14401945Nah. Mostly /akg/ and I'll shitpost my PSG-1 or my SCAR in /brg/ now and then. The Uzi isnt even a nice gun.>>14401942Mechanical watches are susceptible to other forms of electromagnetism. I did have a Seiko myself for something similar. Quartz watches are far less susceptible to stuff like that because while they are electronic, they are not reliant on circuit boards. Once you learn more about how quarts movement actually works, they are far more complex than any mechanic watch (though easier to manufactur) and the phyaics at play is interesting as hell.
does anyone know what watch this is?ive searched and the only thing i see is some chinese brand named synoke that makes a ghetto version of this
>>14402029it isn't at all, I mean maybe to a mental midget into guns sure. I bet you sit there with your inbred family looking at the sky in awe of the stars like some idiot
>>14401561>Omega AT 38mm BlackI would get this one, but I'd have it in blue
>>14401561>>14401622The AT and the 300 is on a slightly higher level of finish if that makes any difference to you. Also I will mention that the 300 is a lot bigger than the rest of them. It's a huge watch. The BB58 is a lot better size for divers if you ask me. The AT and the OP is a lot more versatile, you can have them dressed up and dressed down. The divers are more casual.
>>14401702Yea I thought about the, it's not like the op39 is a steel sport model tho. >>14402106How do you feel about the no quick set date?>>14402110I was trying on the 300 and it was a chunk of metal but I do feel its alot of watch for the money, ceramic, adjustable clasp and the movement over the 58 but the 58 is classicly sized. The AT has no quick set and the polished links put me off. The OP is really nice but idk it's not a Rolex unless it has the cathedral hands. I think I'm leaning towards the 300.
>>14401267NASA hired Stanley Kubrick to fake the Moon landing, as he was such a perfectionist though he insisted on shooting it on location.
>>14402102I do stare at the sky in awe of the stars. You are truly a dim, unimaginative individual if you think there isn't an infinite and spectacular amount of beauty out there in the universe, of which we can view right in front of us as soon as the sun goes down.Physics and mechanical engineering are what brought upon my interest in firearms and watches for that matter (along with more or less all of my hobbies). I probably use more calculus on a range trip with my M107 than you've used in your entire life. I do apologize if I find a tuned resonating crystal more interesting than some gears. Awe man, I just realized how bad my under the covers phone-posting was.Oh, I bought the Citizen Promaster Blue Angels. Probably more shit than I want on a watch face but it was about time to retire the G-shock for anything other than field use.
>>14401261Yes, they can milk James Bond too. >>14401945What, did you max your credit card on the HKs and have to spend your welfare check on the CZ?
>>14401813That dude doesn't even own a Rolex.
>>14402176have you considered the planet ocean? I have a 39.5mm that's arriving in 2 days, will upload pics
dumping all the vintage watches on my wishlist
Is the mesh bracelet too trashy?
>>14401051I'm not him. He just has good taste in watches so I save many of his pics for later discussion.
>>14402325I've yet to find a mesh bracelet used well, except maybe the ploprof
Do I want this?
thoughts on the clamshell dial here? At first I thought it was cool and a bit unique but the more I look at it the more tacky it feels
>>14402331Or this? Or should I just get a Speedy?
>>14402332I can dig it, reminds me of art deco styling.
>>14402336get the speedy or you'll regret it!!!!
>>14401110I lile it. Its a good watch with a great eta movement.
>>14402176The no quick set date is ok because you move the hour hand around and xhange the date and timezones that way. I thinknits BETTER than a normal quickset
>>14402310Nah it's just to thick for my liking and I feel so so about a 3 o'clock date window.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/183845169526Opinions on this, /wt/?
>>14402342>get the speedy or you'll regret it!!!!Here's the thing, for a daily beater, I would much prefer something that looks exactly like the Fortis, and has all the stuff it has.I guess I should get both then, it's stupid to have to buy the "benchmark" version of the watch you want alongside the actual watch you want just to shut up the "couldn't afford a X" people.
>>14401686lmao, love these
https://youtu.be/_4_z92EseJs?t=559TIME TELLER CONFIRMS HE WEARS A LITERAL WIG
>>14402332Looks awesome to me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnHwEtR5PEEHoly Jesus, he's 30. I thought he was approaching 50.
>>14402336Get the Sinn.
>you know something anon, if your watch was a Rolex I'd let you dump your load in my cuntWhy would you ever buy a non-Rolex watch?
>>14402477https://www.sinn.de/en/Instrument_Chronographs/3006.htmWhat the hell is a MOONLIGHT complication? Is this just moon phase?
>>14402412That's amazing. Please bid.
Is a normal masturbation session enough to fill up an 80 hour power reserve?
>>14402501Depends how vigorously you massage your prostate.
Reminder that Chinese Socialist realism is the pinnacle of practical watch design
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMlkfQ-vGbQOne on One: Tim and TGV Talk Collecting Watches, New Partnership, and More!
>>14402488Looks more like it tells you what time the moon is out rather than what the phase of the moon is. You would probably want that for night time covert ops.
>>14402551>Looks more like it tells you what time the moon is out rather than what the phase of the moon isBut... it's out at night. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT.
>>14402539Jingly Jangly Jubilee Guy!
>>14402539>that like dislike ratio>that comment section
>>14402484Because i dont like goldigs that want to get pregnant to vampirize you for life.
>>14402423>it's stupid to have to buy the "benchmark" version of the watch you want alongside the actual watch you want just to shut up the "couldn't afford a X" people.Yeah sort of...the thing is, you framed the question as what is essentially a shitter in the minds of /wt/ posters versus a Speedmaster. I’m not super familiar with Fortis but it looks like the watch you’re looking at is around $1200. For a daily beater the Fortis would almost certainly be better...the Speedmaster is fragile in just about every measurable way. But from a purely horological perspective they aren’t even in the same conversation. Btw, I agree with the other anon who said get a Sinn chrono if you don’t want to buy the Speedy. And there are reasons not to want one...if you want a sapphire crystal and water resistance for example.
>>14402570No, really, I don't get it.
>>14402629>But from a purely horological perspective they aren’t even in the same conversationThat's debatable since the speedy movements you can buy aren't the moon watch movements it's yet another case of false advertising by omega.
>>14402629>I’m not super familiar with Fortis but it looks like the watch you’re looking at is around $1200.Basically most of the stuff I end up liking in this pilot/tool/field/military chrono category ends up being $1-2k. I like the Speedy but I know I wouldn't wear it daily. However there's the issue of it being pretty dumb to spend half of the price of a "real" watch on a "shitter", so... It feels like I need to buy the Speedy first, put it in a box, and then start saving up for the real watches I want.That doesn't even touch the issue that I'm probably too old to wear these non-serious-looking watches in the first place.
Posting the best watch in /wt/
>>14402477Sinn experts, why does this have a different bezel thingie? It's supposed to be sinn 103 st sa 13 but I can't find one with a bezel like that.
>>14402637Yeah I agree. I own a modern Speedmaster and you could write a book about the movement changes since the original and the underhanded marketing practices by Omega when it comes to the moonwatch. Still, even though it’s not the original movement, the watch itself has undeniable appeal from a design and historical standpoint. Plus the newer movements stand on their own merits IMO. Obviously I’d like to see the 321 brought back at a reasonable price point (which they will upcharge to an insane degree) for the real historical sticklers out there, but we have what we have.>>14402643I understand the feeling. It’s why I’ve stopped buying cheap watches entirely, because in the back of my mind I’m thinking about how all it will do is take me further away from buying a watch I really want to buy down the line. I wish I had a solution for you. You could always just buy a used Speedy and then if you regret it later you can sell it without being out of much money. There’s a lot of pressure to buy one in the watch community because it’s “the” entry level chronograph, but if you don’t love it then there’s really no need to drop the cash on it. FWIW I really enjoy mine, but I was never cross-shopping with more robust tool chronos and had been wanting to buy one for a couple years prior.
>>14402653You don't even have the best giugiaro m8. >white hands on mostly white dialwhat were they thinking.
>>14402653>faggy knockoff with an inferior movement
>>14402659>the watch itself has undeniable appeal from a design and historical standpointIt's clearly not undeniable because I can deny it. I don't find it particularly good looking or well designed and the historical aspect was largely artificial and forced.
>>14402661It’s not white it’s brushed aluminium. Also there’s black on the hands
>>14402671>It’s not whiteWell that's impressive since it looks white in every picture of that watch on the internet.
>>14402636The Moon is not out all night dumbass. Haven't you ever seen the Moon during the day? So it can't also be visible on the opposite side of the planet can it?
>>14402663That’s a different watch...
>>14402678Yes, clearly as it has a 7A28.
>>14402666>It's clearly not undeniable because I can deny it. I don't find it particularly good looking or well designed and the historical aspect was largely artificial and forced.Well the overwhelming majority of the watch enthusiast community disagrees with you on all counts. Guess I should’ve specified that absurdist contrarians need not apply.
>>14402676Is this some flat earth shit.
>>14402680The overwhelming majority of watch wearers have a watch worth less than $1000 and think spending any more on a watch is fucking retarded. You didn't think your appeal to majority through did you?
I think this JLC is one of the best looking watches out there but it's pricey at 7k. I know the aesthetic is very common. What are some comparable watches with this look that cost less, preferably sub-4k?
>>14402684Not him, but he is (of course) correct.
>>14402684Are you American by chance?
>>14402676How does the watch know if the moon is out?
>>14402692I would have bought the master moon if it wasn't for its oversized 39mm.
>>14402697No, Eurofag, we just have a normal night moon over here.
>>14402701I'm not a huge fan of moon complications, chronograph features, etc. But I like small seconds when it's done right, which I feel this one is. Less is more for me.
>>14402691>watch enthusiast communityPlease learn to read you fucking retard.
>>14402724In the "lol why the fuck do you need a watch?" era anybody wearing one is an enthusiast cum guts.
>>14402663I would be embarrased to wear that.
Who copping??Best looking watch released in years.
>>14402764What about this? >>14402653
>>14402764If I were you I'd be embarrassed regardless of what watch I wear.
god those seiko gigolo chronos are so fucking butt ugly
>>14402767It looks a bit less edgy so isn't quite as bad.
>>14402779You guys just don't understand.
>>14402787This is now a Guigiaro thread.
>>14402800That ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX around the outside is the most ostentatious, brash, disgusting display of bran whore-ism I've ever seen. Rolex is literally nigga-wear at this point.
>>14402807the ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX is seriously obnoxious but it was motivated by counterfeit watch crime rather than design
>>14402812I know and it didn't work as all the reps have this now and the reps are better than they've ever been. I'd take an open caseback or more complicated movements over that shit.
>>14402643Fortis, Sinn etc. are real watches. They're not shitters, they're not Parnis or some no name crap from amazon, they're well made with quality materials. Stop falling for the pathetic /wt/ memes.
>>14402818the real solution would be to structure distribution so that people can actually just buy from an AD instead of from a gray market flipper who bought it from an AD procurer who bought it from an AD (oh wait or was it a counterfeiter? i guess we'll never know now!)
>>14402812>tfw Rolex watches have to be dressed up like banknotes because of pathetic poorfag cucks supporting counterfeiting criminals
>>14402818Repfag here. Things I avoid as a replica enthusiast:Open casebacksChronographs of all kindsGoldSpecial editionsReps of watches which are blatently out of my paygrade (over £8kish).
>>14402263the funny thing is you try to sound intelligent but you're really the kind of idiot who is impressed by a light bulb turning on using a potato. imagine thinking quartz is impressive and pretending physics and mechanical engineering is something you're into. go back to fucking your cousin, demolitionranch
>>14402828the year is 2048. rolex crystals are now an opaque matrix of four-layered holographic laser-etched crown logos. the entire case is deeply engraved on all exposed surfaces with ROLEXROLEXROLEX. no one has seen a BLNR GMT master in store for over 30 years.
Rolex < Cartierchange my mindalso don‘t care about value or tools. Watches should be luxury imo
>>14402837show us your tits, honey
>>14402643You are absolutely correct. There’s nothing more dumb than spending less on frivolous things when there’s always better.By the way, don’t forget the buy a rolls royce before the actual car you’re gonna use and need.Oh and don’t forget to purchase a manor or a villa before your actual house.I’m glad to see our brain and thinking are not tainted by peasants who can’t manage economy.
>>14402854>all this reddit spacing
>>14402863>spacing>must be something reddit just because reasons...You are literally the DUMBEST person in this thread.
>>14402854Rolex is hardly in the Rolls Royce/villa category dude, it's just an entry level luxury watch. It's more like a BMW or Audi, and a decent family home.
>>14402868Rolex has made itself into the watch to own, don't kid yourself honey
>>14402872Never been to reddit. How do YOU know how spacing is like on reddit, I'm curious. Maybe because you're one.
>>14402883That's what I claimed in the beginning though? It's just something you have to get. There are no actual equivalents in other brands, but financial category-wise, it's significantly below a Rolls and a villa.
>>14402484I've heard this so many times as a seikomale...Saving up now
>>14402889oh I don't know, I'm the guy you were arguing with. I only replied to that one comment of yours. I would argue that vc and als don't hold their value
>>14402692Zenith and JLC summed up: 2-4 mm too big1-3k too muchSo annoying
Are you able to buy the BB58 in stores yet or are they on back-order?
>>14401015I am dreaming of a 38mm Rolex DD or DJ. That's like THE perfect size for that style watch.>>14401110I actually like some of TAGs designs. The bezel looks like it won't age well on that one though.>>14401225I bought a YM 17 years ago when I turned 25.>>14401272Forget about the value retention. Just buy a nice watch you like and plan to keep it. Be sure to shop around so you can compare watches that look good to you on your own wrist.>>14401561Omega 300 or Rolex OP. Whichever one suits your lifestyle best.>>14402897They seem to be readily available on straps. Short wait for bracelet versions.
>>14402850im a skinny dude but yeah..
https://youtu.be/FQcNx9MvCPQ?t=418ARCHIE CONFIRMED INCEL
>>14402539Someone fill me on this teenage tier dramaI used to watch his videos years ago and stopped because he pretends to love everything which caters to most people because they want to be told their seiko and invicta are just as valuable as a Rolex but it seems like they're mad that he got himself a better position by being paid to work for watchbox which is retarded as I don't see how that's "selling out"I see that fat gross federico being mentioned and betrayal? Should he not take the job because the other one used to have it? I don't like him and his fans but this seems like some scorned woman reaction from all the idiots who ate up his shitBTW the other ones are the same way, they all want to appeal to the Casio lovers of the world. There's a youtuber who was saying he always gets emails from people moaning about him not reviewing shitters, the watch community is just poorfags who want praise for the shitters they buy
>>14402934>cartierno you're not sweetie, I want to fuck you
>>14402936his job now is to review whatever is surplus in watchbox's inventory and hype it up so people buy it
>>14402937lel it’s because i am a watchmaker apprentice and i love the history of the brand and almost all of their designs speak to me. also i am skinny and rather small so i prefer to wear 38mm+-
>>14402704Dumbass.>>14402700Dunno, perpetual calendar maybe?
>>14402947and what's wrong with that? no different than pretending microbrand x is just as good as an established watch and have someone from /wt/ start spamming his shitty halios or neymar watch
What do you guys think of this nomos? Does the silver indices on the white/silver dial work well or not?
>>14402990>not a speedyGet this dogshit out of my general.
Version 2 of the BB58 replica is now for sale on all good rep dealers. Own an indistinguishable replica for $288. It has an ETA movement so easily serviced.
>>14402935Archie is not an incel, but he is blackpilled on roasties. He took the ladyboypill a long time ago.
>>14402992>>14402994Why is it dogshit?And not all watches have to be a speedy.
>>14402935Arche is not an incel he is a bisexual freak. He has had sex with asian shemales (yes really)
>>14403002Lmao only losers buy replicas.
>>14403007The speedy is dogshit too, though.
>>14403018Whatever, I'm asking about the nomos with silver indices and white/silver dial.
>>14403007>>14402990you're getting baited. it looks good if it fits well on your wrist
>>14403026nomos is bad enough when they have some contrast between the indices and the dial. this one is *intentionally* dogshit. they are trolling you
>>14403002What's the point of buying a fake of a replica?
>>14403008>>14403003Paying for sex doesn't not make you an incel.
>>14403042He has kids.
These threads are honestly hurting my head.
>>14403002buying a replica is bad enough but why would you by one of a tudor?
>>14403042Yes it does.
Tudors are stunning.
>>14403045So? The definition of an incel is involuntarily celibate. If he can't get laid without paying right now, he's an incel. Same as Coach Red Pill.
>>14403002Buy one and show us.
>>14403002Where to get it?
>>14403058Nobody is in such a position that they can't have sex with anyone at all (without paying). Worst case scenario is that you just have to find some ugly insecure girl.
>>14403056Not that one.
>>14403068What's wrong with it? Colour not to your taste?
>>14402477Which one is that exactly? All I'm seeing on the site is ones without quarter second markings. https://www.sinn.de/en/Modell/103_Ti_Ar_-_Edition_DIE_ZEIT.htm
>>14403067Damn, this site really is just highschool kids isn't it.
>>14403076Yes, that's exactly right. I do like the bb58 tho
>>14403082I'm not a highschool kid. What are you trying to say?
>>14403056Poor choice of strap color desu
Anyone knows what Seiko this one is? I know that it has a 4R35B movement.
>>14402990Don’t ask /wt/ about Nomos. They hate the brand yet can’t give any reasons as to why. The closest they can get is some vague insult about Bauhaus and Reddit.
>>14403002>nickel plated asia ETAnot a real ETA
>>14403034>give no rationale or reasoning whatsoever>just spam /wt/ by calling everything dogshitUnironically KYS
>>14403120The light blue dial Nomos is really nice looking, love that color.
>>14403120A few years ago Nomos was constantly circlejerked here to the point this place was full of fags buying Rodina and Tissell convincing themselves they were good. I hate thinking how long I've been on 4chan, fuck
>>14403136The greatest irony of all being that Nomos has only improved as a brand, yet the poorfag teenage contrarians that infest this board insist on disliking them in favor of other objectively inferior shitters.
>>14403136>>14403139I really like nomos, but because they do their watches with so many bold designs with various colours, it will be a little hit or miss. But I am currently considering this automatic orion watch.
>>14403143I don’t know what size you’re looking at or whether you’ve seen it in person but I’d recommend trying one on before blind buying it. Their lungs are long and sometimes they feel much larger than they are because of the thin bezel.
>>14403143I like Nomos, I like new players in the game.But those two colors like orange and teal fuck I hate them. It looks like the designers had some cool colors in mind and some gay ass assistant fucked up the color space in the printing process on no one said a thing.
>>14403159Nomos was heavily criticized a couple years ago for similar watch designs - long lugs, thin bezel, white dial, thin hands. I assume the wacky colors are a response to that criticism. I’m not a fan of the light blue or orange dial either, but I am a fan of the Zurich worldtimer and also the dark blue dials they’ve been rolling out.
>>14403154>>14403159Haven't tried it in person. But I can always return it if I don't like it. It's 36mm
>>14403120bauhaus is a shitty empty gimmick
>>14403180Your life is a shitty empty gimmick
>>14403174Should be perfect then as long as your wrist isn’t giant. It’s once they get to around 40mm that they start to look oversized.
>>14403191I know it's a good fit, I'm just considering what kind of nomos i want.
>>14403141Yep. If I were to get one, it would be that.
What about this tangente, at 35mm?
>>14403323I have the tangente 130 which is extremely similar, just 37.5mm and without a power reserve and with a slightly larger date window. Essentially same movement. Love the watch. No quick set date is obnoxious, you have to wind backwards from midnight to around 9, then forward again past midnight. No big deal for a couple days but you don’t want to do it 15 or 20 times. One thing you might not realize in the pictures is that the power reserve bar is red when it needs to be wound which means most of the time it’ll just be a white circle, which looks a little strange.
>>14403323That one in particular is exemplary of what I don't like about nomos. Flat stick lugs, flat case sides, flat bezel, all polished. No other finishing types like brushing or bead blasting. Nothing interesting about the finish of the case, dial, or hands. Nomos does deserve credit for their in house movements though.
>>14403347tfw nomos uses the same calendar works as vostok
>>14403347Are you sure there are no quick set on the DUW 4401?
just snagged this discontinued shitter on yahoo jp - what do you guys think, keep the silver metal band or switch to some sort of leather or something? i generally prefer leather straps but I don't know on this one.
>>14401260I have that one, and it loses or gains about 3-4 seconds a day. I move it 1 minute up about 2 or 3 times a month.>>14401345Its very comfy tbf.>picrelatedShould I switch back to NATO?>>14403448Red laquered leather m8.. If you can find one.
>>14403448gotta be rubber, fire engine red
>>14403387Yes I’m sure. AFAIK the only Nomos movement with a quick set date is the DUW 6101 which is only found in the 40mm+ neomatik models.
>>14402484Fake rolex, lease bmw, nice apartment, how hard is it, learn to play the game. Also this >>14402607
>>14403448I wish more companies added colors to their watches.I'm sick of every high-end watch having either a a) an off-white face or b) a black face.
>>14401222nice wrx m9
>>14403448Keep it on the bracelet m8.
>>14403584I like colorful watches but don’t own any. I’d probably buy a shitter with a colorful dial, but I’d never spend serious money out of fear I’d get tired of it. I assume that’s why most brands don’t bother with it.
>>14402412Pillow cases are so comfy.
>>14402512What is that dead center watch?
>>14402812The ROLEXROLEX shit was the sign of the down slide of Rolex quality. It was not long after we got the infamous t-rex handed maxipads, and consistent QC fuckups. Rolex sadly just doesn't care about making beautiful watches anymore, all they care about is selling their name, and I look forward to the inevitable collapse they bring upon themselves.
>>14403644>consistent QC fuckupsWhat are you referring to? This is the first I’ve heard of this. I agree with most of what you said though.
>>14401015Nue Rolexs are most certainly shitters. Old ones though are very nice pieces.
>>14403002if im buying a replica, ill buy a replica. not that peice of shit. i can get the fake in this vid for less than $500https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGcHGx0aEvQ
>>14403648Let me see if I still have any of the pics, but they would do shit like not use enough paint for dial text and had fucked up hands. Little things that in a sub$1000 watch would be expected, but for the price Rolex wants is just unacceptable.
did all the whiny contrarians get off their mcdonalds job? go to tgvs youtube section and kys
>>14403538How on earth did they come to the desicion of not having quickset date? I mean really, that's extraordinarily weird. You would think that ANY watch producer would make their watches with quickset, or at lest a good alternative like some of the co-axials that Omega uses with the jumping hour hand. If you really have to move the hands around like you described, that's actually very annoying.
>>14400908Rate my watch. 20 euros in vintage store here in france
>>14402902>I actually like some of TAGs designs.you can't go wrong with a Link then
>>14400993>claims to go on /o/>thinks Turks drive Mercedes