Look Ma, no Hands! EditionThis thread is about the appreciation of shitters and their design, their history, and the engineering and materials that are required to make kinography> Poorfag guide: https://m.imgur.com/a/NFMXDuK> Watch essentials 102: https://pastebin.com/Rc77hhXV> Purchasing used watches: https://pastebin.com/f44aJKy2> Purchasing straps: https://pastebin.com/SwRysprEShould I buy this MVMT / DW / "minimalist" fashion watch?> https://imgur.com/a/6CNO8Should I buy this Armani / Michael Kors / mall watch?> https://imgur.com/a/Sw1FsAn"Suggest a watch for me."> Your budget> Watch type, e.g. dress, diver, pilot> Movement, e.g. automatic, hand wound, quartz> Desired features, e.g. water resistance, day/date, 2nd time zone> Preferred strap option, e.g. leather, nylon, bracelet> Wrist size or desired watch sizeOld: >>15978717
>>15981686What are some watches you originally had a distaste for, but grew to like?And vice versa?
>>15981688RolexThought it was overpriced bullshit for the tasteless morons with more money than sense.Realized it's actually just an entry level watch and real watches cost even more so it's only natural that everyone buys a Rolex as their first luxury watch and there's really no sense in buying anything cheaper until you get down to a G-Shock because everything else is a massive compromise that's worth nothing in the eyes of everyone from the experts to the plebs.It's a sad fact but I'm poor and I'll never be able to afford anything good so I shouldn't really envy better people, it's my fault that I got into this situation and that I'll never get out of it and no matter how hard I try to find some "smart"option that's still "respectable" but it's just not happening if you don't pay the amount of money needed for a real luxury watch, there are no shortcuts, gotta pay your dues.
Fug it's been slightly over a month since I ordered something from cheapestnato and nothing ree
>>15981704>requires daily chargingWhat bullshit.
>>15981702>Realized it's actually just an entry level watch and real watches cost even moreThe popular models all cost upwards of 10k. For that money you can get a solid gold Vacheron or Lange.
>>15981688Cartier - I thought they just made fashion watches.Omega - I thought they were a high end watch brand. Turns out most of their watches are mediocre quality and look cheap in person.Rolex - I though they were expensive simply because of brand name and marketing and not worth the money. I was very wrong. They make daily wear watches you can put on your wrist and not worry about for the next 10 years. They are luxury in the best sense of the word.GS - I'll get shit for this but while that are good they aren't the god-tier watch weebs say they are.
>>15981733>Rolex - I though they were expensive simply because of brand name and marketing and not worth the money. I was very wrong. They make daily wear watches you can put on your wrist and not worry about for the next 10 years. They are luxury in the best sense of the word.Rolexes are definitely not worth the money.Their external finishing is a joke, and their movement finishing is non-existent.
>>15981733>while that are good they aren't the god-tier watch weebs say they are
>>15981736External finishing to a autistic macro level isn't everything. My experience with Rolex is they still look very well finished to the human eye and touch but you also get great built quality and reliability and iconic designs. They are watches that just work and work well. You might think they are expensive, they are, but no one getting a Rolex at retail price today are going to say they are not worth the money.>>15981739Here in the real world that makes no difference to the buying public.
>>15981747A Submariner case for instance is basically a box.A GS case has intricate geometry, hairline polished bevels, contrasting polishing/brushing with sharp borders between them, facets, ...It's not just about the macro level, and it's not just about the level of polish.
i want to buy my old man a watch for his birthday next weekmy budget is $500, and i think he really likes dive watches with metal straps. something like pic related.any advice?
>>15981749Which is a completely subjective opinion. If you prefer GS design then good for you but many, many people like how Rolex watches look.
>>15981756>Which is a completely subjective opinionThe difference between a box and an intricate geometric form is very much objective.
>>15981755Next week?Ummm uhhhh a Samurai?
>>15981758Not really since it's your opinion it looks like a box. To others it is the most iconic and recognisable watch design in history.
>>15981759is 1 week too short of a timeframe?
>>15981763well it certainly limits your sources depending on where you live
>>15981762>Not really since it's your opinion it looks like a boxAnon.The sides go straight down and the top goes flat. There isn't even a bevel anymore like the Sub used to have.The case has an extremely simple, boxy shape.
>>15981755citizen promaster diver ecodrive + super engineer bracelet 20mm$200-$250 + $30-$40
>>15981764well i was going to have it delivered to him on his birthday, but im going to visit him in 2 weeks so i can also just give it in personwould 2 weeks be enough? >>15981766thanks anon ill give it a search
>>15981769additionally look at the clasp when you buy the engineer bracelet. some have a stamped steel clasp, some have milled. milled is usually the more expensive one and it's more luxurious. the bracelet replaces the stock rubber the watch comes on and it both looks and feels amazing.
>>15981755You can still get a Tissot Seastar for under 500, I think
>>15981756>Which is a completely subjective opinion.No it's not.
>>15981686Anyone here do the gen 2 or gen 3 Casioak mods? What do you think? Most who cover it mainly only do the modding process and not even a "these are my thoughts after a week with this thing".
>>15981785This discussion was about being "worth the money". Not likes or dislikes.
>>15981766>>15981773do you mean this one?
Have you guys scratched your minerals?I just realized with my SNK I had since I was in school (almost a decade ago), where it was my only watch for years at a time, that I would take out to everything including exercising and snowboarding, it's still in great condition. Maybe I can see scratches if I held it up to better lighting, but I don't get how other people get their watches to an allegedly illegible state.
>>15981789BN0151-09L BN0200-56E BN0085-01E
>>15981688Rolex, still don't like today's range, and don't like the prices for the old ones, but I think I get them now, beyond the marketing.
>>15981792>Have you guys scratched your minerals?Yeah
Hello sirs I am from India.Will getting a nice watch help me get hot Punjabi sex?Thanks.
>>15981795looks really nice, but my local jeweller doesn't have that one. might be able to order it though.what do you think of this one (ssc495p1)?
>>15981809citizen uses a higher quality movement and a dive watch is actually practical and simple, while your dad will most likely never actually use a chronograph so it's just pointless clutter and additional expense. that seiko looks like any number of mall watches your dad could just buy himself, whilst I recommended those citizens because they have a more unique styling without being too out there, so it's a little more special. I also believe all of them use blue lume which is rarer at these price points and has a cooler look to it.
>>15981816>San Martin>Buying your dad a Chinese homageCome on man
>>15981813yeah you're probably right. unfortunately all the citizen watches from my local shop look somewhat the same as that seiko. ill try to see if i can find the one you posted. is there another similar one? this is the shop i hope to use because it's close to me. "merk" translates to brand.https://www.siebeljuweliers.nl/horloges/heren/staal?price=250-500
>>15981833damn, your jewelers is selling mall shit. they don't have anything really nice on there, this is all watches a mom would buy her son.if they cannot order one of those watches for you, and your dad is into automatic watches, then you could follow this guy's suggestion >>15981816 and get a zelos. they offer incredible value for money with great dials but your dad has to like automatics. they offer DHL shipping and I believe DHL express = under 5 days anywhere in europe pretty much
>>159816885-10 years ago I used to hate modern Omega with a fiery passion for being made to comparable external quality standards to TIssots and having movements that ate themselves while being priced like quasi-Rolex competitors and having a design catalogue still largely stuck in the 1990s nadir of modern watch design.The Swatch Group has since made a legitimate effort to improve Omega's external finishing and the 8500 movements don't seem as prone to eating themselves. Omega's a lot less terrible today than they were 10-15 years ago as a result.
>>15981841well there is another one, but they only sell high end watches. i think the cheapest one they have there are around 1000. if i don't find a legit looking online shop i guess I'll just settle for one of the mall watches.
>>15981851dude nono watch is better than a mall watchor just tell your dad his gift got delayed in shipping and get him something else
>>15981785Not the person you are replying too, but you are misunderstanding the point. No one is arguing which designs you should subjectively like, but it is inarguable that Grand Seiko is doing considerably more external finishing work on their cases, dials, hands and bracelets than any of their competitors at an even vaguely comparable price point.
>>15981702>>15981702>>15981733>They make daily wear watches you can put on your wrist and not worry about for the next 10 years. They are luxury in the best sense of the word.the same is true for a $50 gshock you retardtheres nothing special about rolex
>>15981852is there really not a single watch that looks good on that website i sent? it was filtered on steel only bracelets, so maybe it omitted a couple of good ones.
>>15981869I looked harder and they actually have the watches I was talking abouthttps://www.siebeljuweliers.nl/horloges/citizen/citizen-herenhorloge-eco-drive-bn0158-18x-rubber-zwarthttps://www.siebeljuweliers.nl/horloges/citizen/citizen-herenhorloge-promaster-bn0151-17l-siliconen-blauwhttps://www.siebeljuweliers.nl/horloges/citizen/citizen-herenhorloge-promaster-marine-bn0150-10e-rubber-zwartif you want something more "regular" then this is not a dive watch but is quite tasteful and sporty, also titanium so it's incredibly light but some people may not like that because normal people think weight = betterhttps://www.siebeljuweliers.nl/horloges/citizen/citizen-herenhorloge-super-titanium-bm7470-84e-titanium-zilverthe citizen promaster diver does not come with a bracelet, only a rubber strap, you will have to buy a 20mm bracelet. or you can just buy a 20mm leather strap. I would recommend this because the stock strap is extremely tooltastic with diving tables written on it. I don't know where you buy bracelets in the netherlands but you should be able to find some place that sells them online, they all come from china, they should be 30-50 euros. if it won't come in time just get leather or "sailcloth' style strap.
>>15981848>The Swatch Group has since made a legitimate effort to improve Omega's external finishing and the 8500 movements don't seem as prone to eating themselves. Omega's a lot less terrible today than they were 10-15 years ago as a result.This.Omega is trying so hard to overcome their 80's and 90's badness that they're actually putting out really good pieces and making good use of new materials and new technologies.They're all just too fucking thick.
>>15981869>>15981869Seiko Prospex is good if that's in your budget. Either of them.
Thoughts on wearing a traditional watch alongside an apple watch? Like the person in this video https://www.youtube.com/v/pnz9X1E5Ar8I use a lot of the smartwatch features pretty often, but would also like to wear a nice watch at the same time.
>>15981880shit, i must've missed them because i was only looking at the 250-500 range.i'll probably get the blue one after i find a good bracelet. thanks anon!
>>15981884yeah i was actually looking at that one as well since it looked similar to this one >>15981880
It's up! $200 micro rotor watchhttps://youtube.com/watch?v=oUtE2v4o5ok
>>15981887Do what makes you happy.The fact you're considering it at all means you don't live in some ultra conservative bubble, so you could probably pull it off.
>>15981933why are the 7 and 8 so tinywhat the fug
>>15981903i got this because it makes me happy. I don't care if people think i'm an autiste
>>15981933What did you not like about it initially?>56wow
>>15981935FP does it alot to avoid cut numerals (but not always)
>>15981954but that looks terrible. why not just make the football in the middle smaller?
anyone here has a replica watch?thinking of getting a replica cartier tankreally like it but a real one is too expensive
>>15981962because fp journe
>>15981968is this fp journe guy autistic? the movement finishing is incredible, but his dials are retarded
>>15981963whats the point? if you dont have a job where you can easily afford one, everybody will assume its fake either wayThere are tons of watches that look exactly like a Tank without being a replica
>>15981971>the movement finishing is incredibleActually, FP Journe is known for having relatively crude finishing.They used to be well below Lange levels, but have since caught up.
>>15981938>What did you not like about it initially?This >>15981935Also the hands look ugly at first.
>>15981973Name one. Sub 200, if possible, even if the movement is quartz.
>>15981993thats too big
>>15981987one fiddy bucks
i found this watch outside, can someone ID it?
>>15981995they have 20 different sizes, for example SXGN56P1
>>15981998Ghastly. Seiko has no shame
>>15982004Give it back Jamal
>>15982013how? should i give it to the police? if its worth like 50 bucks i dont see a reason why i would go through the trouble
>>15982006yep thats just nice
watches are gay
Does anyone have experience with some of the more exotic leathers for watch straps? Like pig leather, goatskin, ostrich, stingray, etc?
post tsundere watches
why do people hate Invicta so much?they legit have some interesting designs is it just not being able to think and jumping on the hatewagon?
>>15981973 I work at an auditing firm so I could pull it off 100%I just don't want to sell a bit of my btc for a watchSaving for a house
>>15982079Half of their designs are literally 50mm plus gargantuan pieces of twisted metal and the other half are sub homages. And if you want a sub homage at this point you can do better and and just upgrade to a 200 dollar chink homage vs invicta.
>>15982079That could look kinda cool if not for that weird crank thing
>>15981987Rotary maxes a bunch of cheap quartz tank homages.
Reposting from last thread for ideas. I recently won a lot of money gambling (mostly esports) and want to get something cool.Willing to spend up to 5k maybe more. Pic related is my daily wearer. I'm thinking something with a white face, 37 or 38mm. Doesn't have to be white but it'd be nice. I was thinking Nomos but idk. While they have some perfectly sized ones they seem a bit too dressy for everyday wear for me.
>>15982180Get a white OP.
>>15982180you could get an omega aqua terra
>>15982183xD>>15982189I like the white face with orange second hand but it's too big
>>15982180what's your wrist size fren? that khaki looks too big for you
>>15982199yeah I guess it's slightly too big damn. It feels nice and looks okay in person imo. I used to wear a 40mm and it was way too big7 1/4"
aqua terra 38mm
>>15982198oh ok there is a white dial one that's 38mm and I think it's a nice daily wear watch that has good contemporary looks and can fit a lot of situations. 8800 movement too.>>15982209really? if you have a 7 inch wrist then the 41mm one should be fine too
hmmm this is is an option.
>>15982221you can probably get it cheaper used, like around 4k maybeor the boutique will cut you a 10-20% discount
>>15982214>>15982216>>15982227fuck I wish they had a version with the orange second hand for 38 mm
>>15982209>>15982199watches always look too big up close becausephone camera lens fisheye effectto get true sense of watch take from far awayor use a mirror and take photo of yourself in mirror
Which brand or watch does this webm represent?
>>15981755Citizen promaster BN0191.
>>15981755Get the Seiko King Turtle on bracelet. Absolute Chad watch
Looking for a chunky leather strap that’s tan with white stitiching, like this beltEverything I find is either genuine leather crap or has a godawful fake pebbled texture
>>15982279Its not embossed along the edges but it's made out of decent leather and otherwise what you are looking forhttps://www.etsy.com/listing/615291754/horween-leather-watch-strap-natural
>>15982279Hirsch Liberty, it’s got thick full grain leather with white stitching and a thick buckle. It’s about $40 to $50
>>15982288Exactly what I’m looking for, I’ll check it itThanks bro
>>15982279If you really want to go nuts you can get this beefy undyed veg tanned leather one. It will darken over time with use.https://www.etsy.com/listing/518593269/natural-leather-tapered-basic-watch
Anyone have pics of what a slightly too small strap looks like on a watch? Been looking for a strap for a 23mm watch and most good straps are 22mmIs that going to look stupid?
Thoughts on this TAG? Getting desperate for a cheap chrono bros..
>>15982302I used to like chronos until I owned one and realized the dials are useless clutter.You’d be better off getting one that has date dials like a Citizen
>>15982302Looks identical to every other mall shitter quartz chrono I have ever seen. Do not buy Tag.
>>15982071>you never own a patek>you merely look after itJeez this is so pathetic lmao.
>>15982299go down rather than up, get a 24mmyou can definitely squeeze in slightly bigger leather straps, and shave rubber ones to fitpic is a 18mm strap on a 19mm lug width watcha gap is always noticeable, maybe less so on a 22mm >>15982302let me guess, its another valjew chrono at probably $5000if you want a cheap chrono just get one of the dozens of seagull powered ones (baltic et al)if you want a cheap chrono but with horological flex you can get some vintage seiko one like the seiko pogue/bullhead/pandaif you want to be a hipster you can get a poljot sturmanskie i have no idea why you would choose a tag its kinda lukewarmmaybe the tag monaco but thats not cheap and its very big
>>15982302>Getting desperate for a cheap chrono bros..Get a fucking certina Ds 2 it's high accuracy quartz and pretty decent looking.https://www.jomashop.com/certina-watch-c024-447-17-051-03.htmlThey had a bracelet version for $499 but i can't find it.If it's gotta be auto get a yema speedgraph, it uses a Seiko ne86 movement instead of the standard boring valjewhttps://en.yema.com/products/yema-speedgraf-x-klokkeriet-yspee20kk-busAslo available in a black dial versionhttps://en.yema.com/products/yema-speedgraf-yspee2019-aas
>>15982335>>15982326I don't want quartz or seagull, I want Valjoux. I just saw that that Tag has no lumed indices so it's a no go.
>>15982349im sure sinn/fortis has some
>>15982335Heard the ne86 doesnt have jumping minute chrono hand, which is lame if true
>>15982349Get some used for 400€
>>15982302Get this sexy piece of german autism. Make sure to throw in the extra 100 euro for the hardened steel bracelet.https://www.archimede-watches.com/outdoor/outdoor-41-chronograph/
>>15982385Yeah you are right, it looks like it doesn't, too bad. I love that watch otherwise.
>>15982349Damasko dc56Valjoux, 40mm, less than 14mm thick, great lumehttps://www.damasko-watches.com/en/models/chronographs/classic-pilot-chronographs/58/dc56
Datejust, steel with white gold, jubilee bracelet, fluted bezel, blue dial.
>>15982408>zero cut numeralsthank baby jesus
>>15982408day/date placement kills it
>>15982413Yes finally no cut numerals for once. The only flaw with the damasko is the price of the bracelet, hilarious that they managed to make it 1.5mm thinner than any sinn chrono.
just bought a watch strap/mesh bracelet from vincero. will let you guys know how bad the quality is after i receive it.
>>15982424how much is it? waste of money desuclearly alibaba dropship
>>15982411Thr modern datejust looks so fucking good
>>15982415Damasko with their off center day date placement have made thr only day date complication on a watch that actually looks good other than the rolex president
>>15982429$41.34 after taxes, coupon and shipping. hopefully the $41 profit they made off of my purchase is enough to feed their indian/chinese families for the rest of the year.
i like the new speed has stop seconds
>>15982326I want a dateless variant of that dial...badly.
>>15982448Return it and get one of thesehttps://longislandwatch.com/staib-st-bk-2906-20812sbl-mesh-watch-bracelet-st-bk-2906-20812sbl/Or one of these if you want something slightly thickerhttps://longislandwatch.com/vollmer-13080h0-black-mesh-watch-bracelet-13080h0/
>Saw a Citizen shitter for $30>looked it up, apparently only sold in Eastern European markets>if it had a different dial I could larp as a richfag with a Rolex DJfeelsbadman
>>15982445yes, but on that particular watch, there is no line or anything so it looks like the day/date are just kinda floating around
>>15982488try looking up the ref on ebay. I got my shithole-only orient from russia that way.
>>15982079I've seen invicta watches that literally fell apart after ten days of normal wear. Never again.
Why does it have to look so appealing, bros?
>>15981792Yeah, smells like balls
>>15982012>39mm diameter>14.7mm thick>less chrono functionalityI'll stick with my carrera then.
>>15982528it doesn't though
>>15982520It’s readily available on eBay. Problem is that casing only comes with that Timex-tier dial and not one of their sleeker numberless onesI’d be poorfag outed immediately
>>15982528I thought you ordered it already.It's time to pull the trigger anon.
>>15982016That’s a nice butt
>>15982302Looks identical to the speed master chrono scale
>>15982528Used to like this kind of design until I learned more about industrial design and fabricationNow it just looks cheap and unfinished
>>15982560Different anon, other anon is the one who introduced me to the flygraf's existence. I think you're right though, it's time to order it.
>>15982626>until I learned more about industrial design and fabricationexplain
>>15982626Tastes change, but I do not see how an understanding of design and fabrication suddenly make one think something is no longer attractive. Less impressive? Sure, understanding those concepts can change appreciation for what one once thought was intricate or complex, but raw looks/attractiveness? Different strokes I guess.
>>15982484those look much better in quality but sadly i am specifically looking for gun-metal. if vincero is as bad as it probably is i will still return it though.
Is this the ultimate in a "Stealth Wealth" timepiece?
>>15982711Aside from some extremely rare pieces that only watch autists would know about, probably yea.
>>15982711Fits the bill. Honestly the stealthiest wealthiest wear shitters while sitting on many millions/billions. I know a guy worth $200m+ who drives a shitty Honda from ~2005, wears a Seiko and shops at Kohls. That dude is the definition of stealth.
>>15982733wow, patek phillip, that's the nautilus brand, right?
>>15982411>jubilee and fluted bezel If you’re a boomer just say that.Oyster bracelet and smooth bezel only.
>>15982711It is in the conversation for sure along with certain understated minute repeaters aka "the billionaire's watch"
>want to get a GS>don’t want to buy it online>closest place is NYCIt’s not fair bros
>>15982736>drives a shitty Honda from ~2005, wears a Seiko and shops at Kohlsliterally me haha
>>15982760Just buy the fucker online. You worried about size or just the overall experience? ADs are for rollie nerds who like blowing dudes for the opportunity to waste money.
>>15981715Just like shaking my Seiko.
>>15982767seiko 5*even then it's not the samesmartwatches are so disposable bros... what a waste
>>15982767Why don’t you shake your ass, sweetie
>>15982736I know quite a few people with that kind of wealth and they all have differing ways of (not) spending their money. My ex-boss for example would come to work in scruffy Target jeans, random worn tshirts & trainers and would complain if he had to spend more then $10 for lunch, but he would also not blink at buying a $200k Maserati in cash.
>>15982784you retain the money you have by not spending it after all
>>15982221looks like a timex
>>15982784money cant buy class. Maserati is also the worst expensive vehicle you could possibly buy
>>15982793yeah I'm not feeling it anymore. It's a bit too dressy and shiny
>>15982411This mogs every Grand Seiko. Pure Swiss SOVL
>>15982711Some of the ALS Pour Le Merite watches are super stealthy and definitely in my grail list.
divers are so fucking ugly to me
>>15982796Maserati is definitely a more money than sense kind of purchase, unless someone just really likes them. Terrible choice for a track/hot lap car.
f91 is ultimate stealtht. crypto millionaire
>>15982807>mogsYep, another retard shitposter parroting mediocre memes and watches.
>>15982822>cryptoIf I had a dollar for every nerd claiming to be a buttcoin billionaire...
>>15982825seethe tranny, you will never be a Rolex owner
>>15982796He liked fast cars. He owned two Ferrari's, an ALG, a Hellcat, travelling first class and staying in 5 star hotels. He also dressed like a too old goth and to him a ham sandwich was haute cuisine.
>>15982825Take your Seiko cock ring off, it's just a meme. Rolex has got to be one of the most soulless companies on the planet.
>>15982733>Patek is said to have made 30 of these uber-movements, and only two were ever cased. This is the only one in platinum, and it was done especially for JB Champion. This particular movement came in 3rd place at the 1948 Concours de Chromoetrie and features a large brass/invar Guillaume balance, mounted by a blued steel Breguet spiral, and it is stamped twice with the Geneva seal, reflecting the absolute highest caliber movement Patek ever put into a wristwatch case. Considering these movements are tested and compete in small wooden boxes, it was up to Champion to pick his case, and he chose reference 2458 (modified to fit this movement, of course) and in platinum.What a Chad, display case back virgins btfo
>>15982834Who cares? There's no other company right now out there where you can buy any model, and turn around and sell it for more the next day. You can make a decent bit of cash on the side just buying old Datejusts and re-selling them on various forums.
>>15982760I'm in the same position. The watch I want is a two hour train ride away, I'm nearly set to buy it but I really would like to try it on and buy it in person.
>>15981933am I retarded or does their seconds complication have 72 indicators for 60 seconds
>>15981686What watches have you bought for the other sex /wt/?
>>15982749>It is in the conversation for sure along with certain understated minute repeaters aka "the billionaire's watch">emailWut?And what is the point of a minute repeater? Why not look at the dial to see the time?
>>15982880TL note: "email" means "enamel".
>>15982880A minute repeater is one of the most difficult complications to create. It's sort of useless, but it's like a tourbillon in that it is a massive flex for the company to make one.
>>15982880isn't the point that you can tell the time without looking at the dial
>>15982880Because those are watches for people who can spend $500k-$1m on a watch and don't need to show off about it.
>>15981755Yeah don't buy a $500 watch for someone who knows that $5000 watches like that Breitling exist. Just save up and buy him a watch in 10 years poorfag. I'd fucking die if my son gave me a fucking $500 piece of shit.
Why would you buy a watch when you can get a smartphone?
>>15982944Why would you buy designer clothes when Walmart exists?
>>15982944I don't like using my phone any more than I absolutely have to.It's more convenient to have a timepiece that has its own life, easily accessible functions (especially if often referred to), can be quickly glanced at in any position I have view of my arm, can complement my sartorial choices, be another outlet for expression, can indulge in the historical achievements and legacy encapsulated on my wrist, be a conversation piece and gosh darn do I just like it.
Why do boomers like LARPing as James Bond so much?
>>15982990he is everything boomers want to be
>>15981704I hated square watches for a long time and especially hated this, but it's grown on me.
>>15982944Why don't you get some new bait?
>>15982944I don’t own any watches. I just pop into the thread, attack fags wearing Seikos and Rolex, then leave the thread.
>>15982877count the black squares and the lines
>>15982711Grand Seiklo SBGZ005 because anyone who isn't a watch autist will see "Seiko" somewhere on the dial and not remotely consider that they are looking at a watch hand-made to the standard of high horology independent watchmakers.Hell, even people who think they know about watches will just assume it's a regular GS.
wristies goat diver
>>15981686Is the garmin military gps watch fa?
>>15983237that looks like some shit ben 10 would wear
>>15983230I'm not sure if that font is kino or horrific. It's riding the line but I'm leaning toward kino.
>>15982880Some people can only understand time in bong form.
>>15983409>>15983413even casios have an hourly chimeit's just nice to know how much time has elapsed without even making a conscious effort to do soif you really want to be formal, you also avoid looking as if you'd rather be anywhere else even if that's the truth
>>15983416Wouldn't some fucking bongs emitting from your watch be infinitely ruder and more noticeable than just sneaking a peek at the time? An hourly chime is also different from bonging on command.Yeah I get it it's a stupid watchmaker flex like memebillons but those at least have some kind of theoretical reason for existence while there is no actual excuse for minute repeaters.
>>15983433If you're being looked at when addressed, head and eye movement is more noticeable than someone "stretching" their hand.It's a light chime, not a fucking gong. You're probably the only person who is even going to register the sound.
>>15983441I have heard minute repeaters and I assure you, if I am mid-conversation with some guy and some chimes start sounding I'm going to ask what the hell that is. What kind of retard can't just wait a couple minutes to disengage from the conversation and check the time anyway? I'm having a hard time fathoming in what real world situation a minute bonger will come in handy.
>>15983433All repeater watches are on command. They are the ultimate rich mans watch you get to either flex on your CEO friends at the yatch club or you just have that much money.
Bought this one for the summer. Looking forward to it a lot.
>>15983455I would pay extra money if they made these without the Bluetooth logo.
>>15983455Good choice anon! Enjoy it and disregard any anti-BT schizos.
>>15983463What are you talking about, faggot?It's an eyesore. It isn't in the same font as all the other text.
>>15983449That's face to face. Think as though you are in an auditorium or something.
>>15983469If you're in an auditorium you can quickly look down and check the time because the act of you checking the time will be hidden by the fact that you are sitting and there will be someone in front of you and the speaker will not be staring you dead in the eyes the whole time. Come on man.
>>15983455Is everyone in this thread underage? I've never seen a grown man wear one of these.
>>15983475You've never even seen a grown man in the mirror.
>>15983433It's a historical holdover. Minute repeaters in pocket watches would buzz or vibrate meaning that you could just press the button on the pocket watch while leaving it in your coat. Quite brilliant actually. Back when this was pioneered lume didn't exist either, meaning a minute repeater was your only shot at finding out what time it was in the dark. It also was obviously extremely useful for the blind.
>>15983502>>15981686What pocket watches are effay?
>>15983502OK that makes sense. I can accept that.I was trying to rationalize what the point of this shit was outside of flexing because the whole reason the wristwatch exists is so that you can just look at your wrist and tell the time and not have to count bongs.
>>15983455Enjoy your government tracking botnet anon!Pro tip- never install the Bluetooth app, it sucks shit and will drain your phone battery, also then the you will be trackable by the Bluetooth signal emitting from your wrist.Thw watch doesn't the app for anything it's just a dumb botnet gimmick.It's still the best square model to buy because the new screens are much better and the module has some nice features that the old solar model didn't have, like showing the current time while you are on thw stopwatch or countdown screens.
>>15983475I’m in my 30s and have two kids. It will be a nice watch for exercising, going to the beach, walking around on vacation etc. Don’t take life so seriously.
>>15983512Yes, it doesn't make sense to make them currently really. I don't know what the people are talking about above - the chime of a minute repeater is 100% more noticeable than just quickly checking your wrist in a meeting. A Patek can chime for up to 18 seconds...good luck not drawing attention with that one.
>>15983522Yeah that's fine then you can wear it if you're a loser boomer in flipflops we're talking about successful adults.
>>15983540Post wristPost bodyand most importantlybread on hood
>>15983534Good point. Like others have said, I think it's just a big flex for rich people. It's extremely complicated and expensive, so you can have this complicated and expensive complication on your very understated looking watch.
>>15983515>not a steel casewow... i could ALMOST even look past the bluetooth shitapparently the actual steel ones can cut your skin if you dare choose to wear them while exercising...
>>15983547I am Faterico Gaycia de la Mallorca invetoro di olorogio il costo astronomico who are you peasant???
>>15983515Will there ever be a model with a good screen without spyware, fuck Casio. I wanted to get an Edifice instead but they all have mall shitter design if they have any functions at all apart from a chrono. Maybe it's time to switch to Citizen or Seiko.
>>15982879I bought my imaginary gf a seiko sup250 solar tank
>>15983515>current time while you are on the stopwatchI only use those functions when I'm cooking/timing stuff <15 minutes. It should bother me more because I bike and I probably should be using time my laps/sessions, but I never use it for those scenarios... so it doesn't really affect me.
>>15981755Don't give watches as presents unless you know exactly what he wants.
>>15982294Seconded. Ignore the shitter it's on, it is by far my favorite band - Get a deployant clasp and you're set for life.
>>15983565I don't think it's a huge issue but it's nice that they included that feature on the new models. I also mostly use the timer for cooking
>>15983605the thing is that it's not even a new feature, removing that ability was a regression from even OG models
>>15983575bad adviceif you can give your girl lingerie, you can give a guy a watch
>>15983511the ones that are time machines that transport you back to the 19th century.
>>15981686nidd and sidd
>>15982472what watch is that
>>15983645okay but where to cop?
>>15983653Escapement time aliexpress meme watch.
>>15983540boomer pls go
>>15983404Made using current or recent production models only. A vintage grid would look totally different.
>>15981756Personally I feel like the Rolex datejust (and others) have been copied so excessively that now it just kind of looks like a basic watch
>>15983808I think the Datejust is kind of ugly honestly. The cyclops is way huge and stupid looking and if you get it removed then it reveals how shitty Rolex date windows are, comically small, not aligned well, badly integrated into the dial. The fluted bezel is dated. The dials and cases are nothing special. Rolex is very disappointing for the price.
Thoughta on this watch? Thinking of getting this as my first big purchase
i feel down bros.
>>15983841Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe this watch is 41mm which large for a dress watch, even by modern standards. It's also rather generic in appearance. I would handle this in person before making a commitment.
>>15983404should arrive this week. I'm punped
>>15983860Its 39.5 mm. I've handled it in person and it sits on my wrist well. It has the omega 2500 calibre. Been lurking on these watch theads and some anons have mentioned the omega calibres being overpriced/shit for what you pay for. Your thoughts on that?
>>15981704It’s great but it isn’t a watch just because it goes on your wrist. It’s a slick mashup of an iPhone and a fitness tracker that can also display the time.
>>15983930Thoughts are buy what you like. You probably don't know enough about the guts of a watch yourself so it's not really much better to listen to someone else form an opinion for you, and they're not the only aspect that makes a watch.
>>15983930I'm thinking of the new one which looks like that and uses the new calibre but is wider to compensate. Anyway the 2500 movements have an issue where they start wearing out quickly because they can only be lubed a certain amount and after 5 years it starts going and the wear racks up. So it's fine but you need to service it regularly which kind of makes the whole co-axial gimmick useless since that is supposed to extend service times.If you don't care about that and you like the watch, buy it.
>>15983841>39,5 mm>$3,750.00ehhhh it's probably fine but it looks like some citizen office mallshitter (no offence to citizen)its kinda strange to go to omega/rolex for dressy watches, they are sports watch brands. At that price you can get Nomos/Oris pointer date/longines conquests/stowa marines etc and have lots left over. I think you can even get some GSes.
>>15983841First big watch = ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLEX
>>15984006boring boomer brand, sorry
>>15984010the watch you posted is the archetypal boomer watch with a 40 year old bracelet
>>15984010get a sanic watch
>>15983841If you insist on Omega then I don’t see why you would buy that dog over a Speedmaster or Seamaster.
>>15983841I'm an Omega guy and you don't want a De Ville. Get a Seamaster Aqua Terra or, if that's too sporty for you, a Globemaster. You can get these watches on a decent discount anytime and a fairly heavy discount if you're talking to the right dealer.
I keep thinking about the GW5000 bros...
>>15982711Credor would be cool if their logo didn't look like some filthy Arab symbol
>>15983841Honestly some of the tudor dress shit looks better than that if you really like that sort of style.
>>15983947>>15983956>>15983964>>15984006>>15984028>>15984034Fyi this is what it looks like irl
>>15984051Bracelet just oozes 90's mallcore
>>15983841I like it, though I would have a look at the 36.8 model first.
>>15981688The AP Royal Oak. I thought these shitters were the ugliest fucking watches in the world and far inferior to the PP Nautilus and VC Overseas and yet one day it clicked that it's the superior trinity steel sports watch.Doesn't change the fact however that AP is a shell of a brand with otherwise awful designs.
>>15984051I'm sorry man it just doesn't look impressive
>>15983956Appreciate your thoughts anon.>>15983964I already have an oris haha. Changed strap to a hirsch ostrich leather
>>15984051That's not bad. Bracelet not my thing and overall not what I'd put my own money towards.
>>15984051I dunno dude, I feel like there's almost no scenario where you couldn't get away with wearing a Seamaster today. And they are so much more interesting and better looking watches
>>15981686Best RO dial color?
>>15984068Vintage Seamasters and Worldmasters?
>>15984051Looks like a $400 watch at best really. Nothing but polished surfaces, all soft edges, etc.
>>15984077Depends, are you Aquaman or Hitler?
>>15984051Gay. Every casio looks better, as is more reliable
>>15984082Do you hear yourself when you talk?
>>15984061>one day it clicked that it's the superior trinity steel sports watch.I agree with a ton of caveats. I’d take a 15202st over most Nautiluses and Overseas, but the bog standard 15400 or whatever the entry model is now is just dogshit.
>>15984104It kinda bugs me that the Jumbo doesn't have a seconds hand. If it did, it would be perfect.
>>15984101yes, loud and clear. Deville's look shit and functionally, are shit
the only good watch in omega's catalog is the railmaster.
>>15984301Funny, that's what your mom calls me.
>>15984301fake distressed lume
>>15984301I love trains. What's the best watch if you're into trains or drive a train?
>>15984317>>15984314its not even $30 BNIB on ebay
>>15984318Modern ball is a reboot brand
>>15984328some of the ball watches look nice. There's one that looks so good apart from the massive squared loom numerals
>>15983860I think the model with annual Callander is 41mm, the standard is 39mm
>>15984390Anything less than this is for peasants
>>15984390looks like an aliexpress watch
>>15984406RW Smith is the protege of the inventor of the co-axial. Very good quality
What's the most xbox hueg G-Shock readily available?
>>15984061I went back and forth on this one; the first two stages I was exactly like you, but since then I've moved back to seeing the Overseas as the superior design.And this is largely based off my own genuine spontaneous reactions to spotting them in the wild, unexpectedly.The RO is just too gimmicky and flashy with its bolts and sharp corners. Also the bracelet looks like a triangle from the side because it's so wide at the watch head and tapers so very dramatically.The Overseas is just a much "nicer" looking watch overall.
>>15984427gravitymaster is like 66mm
>>15984051I almost bought the two tone 18k gold version of this but then got into divers after waiting on it
>>15984406Exactly why it's 'stealth wealth'