"No dinner plates allowed" editionThis thread is about the appreciation of watches and their design, their history, and the engineering and materials that are required to make a functioning timepiece.Guides:> 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 sizePrevious Thread: >>16373137
Why do people by Vacheron shitters when Patek is clearly better?
>>16378142Damn that's manly
>>16378370Why have that when u can own an Invicta pro diver? :) there are many colors and styles to chose from all at affordable prices. I love my pro diver! I crack walnuts with it and use it as a fishing lure and it still tells me when to pick up my wife's boyfriend after work
>>16378370>patek or vacheron>not azimuth>being this big of a pleb
>>16378366clever op pic, I love fat pierats
>>16378416I wonder if the total value of the watches in that picture is closer to 5k or 500k
>>16378366Reposted from dead watch thread.Recs for a slim vintage-style watch like pic related? Want something dressy with a brass case, slim leather band, under $100.
>>16378479seiko solar tank?
>>16378370The 5227 makes my peepee hard.
>>16378386Speaking of 33mm watches, I've been eyeing this super thin (sub-7mm) Mido with a textured dial which comes in either 33mm or 39mm. Should I go full LARP with the 33 or the 39 for a Grand Seiko on the cheap?
invicta really missed the mark by not calling themselves inshitca when they started making watches again under the name. Imagine if they had invested in coming with a movement similar to an hyt but instead of dumb mountain jew fluid it was liquid shit aka diarrhea. Possibly you could customize with your own diarrhea, that of a celebrity or excrement of your favorite meal. I mean there missing the meme of wearing a literal shitter. The markets out here guys I know you watch brands read this highly important and intelligent threads.
>>16378708>esl>phoneposting It amazes me you things can access the internet
>>16378708u mad bro?
>>16378589larp away friend. A 39mm watch that's alldial will look way big.
Looking for sport-dress with a textured blue dial. Around 1200 cad. Any ideas?
>>16378725You would think, but I've been rocking this 39mm Tissot as my dress watch and it suits my skinny (like barely over 6" skinny) wrist fine somehow. Maybe the black dial makes it seem smaller. I also ditched the weird Seamaster bracelet for a nice oiled leather strap if that matters.
>>16378715It would be better to use a comma between you and me in that context lad. Tad confusing reading two pronouns next to each other. >>16378717Mad? No. Upset? Yes.
>>16378732>sport-dress>spending up to a grand on garbageJust go buy a cuban link bracelet you tasteless faggot
>>16378738Thats not how commas work pajeet
Do people even notice your watch? I'm not talking about the brand or whatever but does it actually improve your fit? I got one and enjoy wearing it but idk
It's shipped lads. Which one would you have gotten: black or white dial?
>>16378765Only if it's Rolex or something else really expensive and famous (like Royal Oak or whatever).
>>16378802You*’*re still an esl shitskin lel
>>16378769Why would I get an electric shaver brand watch?
>>16378765I've been complimented on lots of different watches. It's an accessory like any other. Sometimes you get complimented on your shoes, sometimes it's your shirt, sometimes it's your watch. Hope that answered your question
I bet the guy whose mad at the reasonably priced watches intentionally buys hublots.
>>16378835I'm sure there's a point you'remaking
>>16378765when I was a teenager I had this analog/digital Fossil that had an LCD screen for a dial which displayed the number of seconds. The seconds display died at some point but the hands still kept time so I continued to wear it anyway, and I got more comments from strangers about that blank LCD watch than any accessory or garment I've ever owned
>>16378814Shavers? I ordered it because they make coffee machines and radios. It just looks good what can I say. It's not like most "watchmakers" manufactured their own cases, dials, movements, crystals, straps either. Very few do. At least braun designed this one well
>>16378872It looks like an mvmt watch, which it probably is. Dont be upset that people see your poorfag shitter as exactly that.
>>16378886No worries there mate. With things like these, how you wear it is as important if not more than what you're wearing. Nobody in their right mind would try to dress up a braun watch, but it can still look nice in a fit, no matter howmuch of a shitter it is.
Either buy a cheap <$10 shitter to get you by, or a >$20k power watch.Anything in between is a cope.
>>16378890>some chink made garbage watch>how you wear it>it can still look goodi hate zoomer memes but this is pure COPE if ive ever seen it
>>16378902You're on /fa/ where people ask tips on chink made sweat shop shoes and jeans, fast fashion bombers and supreme t-shirts... What do you expect exactly? Say what you will about that piece of shit ticker, it's still a classic design that will get positive attention from normies and qts. Come to think of it, the biggest cope is paying 10x as much only to wow horologists and chronophiles. Basically the equivalent of pumping iron everyday thinking you'll finally get gym bunnies and ending up with a harem of body builders.
How gay is Solios? Just got one today and I like it. The aesthetic suits me, and I like how it's solar powered. I'm not a watchfag though.
>>16378948It's a marketing company, not a watch company. Most of their workforce are in branding and sales, that says it all. One thing that sucks about their watch is that it's glued shut, so you can forget about servicing it down the line. If you like it, just wear it without a care in the world because there is no point wondering what people think about you solios
>>16378956Damn... did I buy chinkshit? I hope they're relatively durable. I don't want this thing to die on me if it's glued shut.
>>16378964Why are more men wearing bead bracelets? Is it a meme?
>>16378948>>16378971This info is already posted in every thread, but I feel you need to read it:https://m.imgur.com/a/6CNO8
>>16378972Your mom is a meme>And more and more men wear it.
>>16378964What reference is that? Looks fake as hell to me from that photo.
>>16378902You sound like a vapid superficial materialist ding dong. Sorry no one hugged you as a child.
>>16378976It does look like those, but I mean, I like how most of those look. Also, this is a solar powered watch. Not quite the same as a Daniel Wellington.
>>16378979It's from a shoot, so I suppose it's hired.
>>16378980They may just used a shitty solar caliber, but that doesn't mean is in anyway valuable.Your watch is hot garbage. Sorry, but it's true.
>>16379040Nothing you have ever said in any of these threads has ever been true.
>>16379081>he unironically saved a picture of some thirdworlders dickWhat a retarded faggot you are kek
>>16379081Wew lad enjoy ur (you) and ur b&
>>16378370>>16378588literally look like my orientt. rolexes owner and aspire to own VC historiques
Anyone know anything about cal 1418 Omegas? https://www.ebay.ca/itm/403004790240I dont know why this one is up so cheap. But looks fantastic and has an original dial. Any ideas? mp8yx
Talk me out of it bros
>>16379160It's too big for your wrist.
>>16379163and not even slightly
>>16379160Can't afford a Cartier Tank Cintrée?
>>16378769black I think
>>16379111Get one of these instead.
>>16379193Shit, I might actually.It's just kinda hard to obtain watches that aren't mainstream brands in my country.
>>16378948 >>199$https://www.solioswatches.com/men/collections/solarshould have waited for black friday.
>>16378366No one anwered so I'll ask again. I like digital watches but I heard people saying analog watches are more intuitive and usable. I’ve been looking for electronic analog watches but the closest example is this Chinese shitter. Why are there almost no electronic analog watches?
>>16379268Pretty much every smart watch and heart rate monitor watch has an analog face.
>>16379160if you have $2,610 wait for the solar one Price: $2,480 (small), $2,610 (large), prices may be subject to change before launch Availability: September 2021 Limited Edition: No, regular production
>>16378964Oy very you jew witch
>>16378732There is only one choice.
>>16379183You're not wrong
Looking for a very specific watch..>$300-$600 budget>Dive watch>Automatic >Sapphire / 200m WR / *12 hour bezel / Screwdown crown>36-39mm diameter / under 12mm thick / under 48mm L2L>Waterproof strap or swappableSo far I've only seen this Baltic but it's a bit soulless. What other watches out there have these features?
What sort of screwdriver should I use here?
I'm getting married and I'm thinking of giving out some watches to my best man and some other important friends as thank yous. Any ideas on what I can get without breaking the bank? Maybe something in the $500 price range? My main concern is that I'll gift out these watches and the people will just think "thanks" and then never wear them.
>>16379268wow, what an original concept from China
>>16378972pedos use them to identify each other
>>16379426It that price range, I'd suggest a Smiths, Unimatic or Baltic depending on your preferred style. I'm sure other anons can chime in with some more micro shitter recommendations
>>16378948>eco vegan leatherHow the hell is plastic environmentally friendly now?
>>16379426Why would you do that? >I'll gift out these watches and the people will just think "thanks" and then never wear them.Well yeah if it's a piece of shit? Either you're rich enough to buy them real watches or who the fuck cares, just have your white trash wedding with Elvis and fuck off to the drive by divorce booth after you impregnate the sow.
>>16378370why do pateks look so cheap? i dont like rolex but their watches atleast look luxurious.
>>16379473If you held that watch in person you would realise straight way it is anything but cheap. It's a simple three handed dress watch and it does that extremely well.
>>16379479>>If you held that watch in person you would realise straight way it is anything but cheap.What, from the price tag?
>>16379479would i? The date wheel is crooked, the writing is too large for the window. the dial looks like cheap plastic (it probably is). i give you the weight and color of solid gold (even though I couldnt find the grade of gold they use).
>>16379487>the dial looks like cheap plastic (it probably is)What do they make dials from normally?
>>16379479I've held a Patek and it's as cheap and underwhelming as it looks. Only the movement looks impressive even then it's just a movement. Not like it will suck my dick or anything.
>>16379487It looks way better irl than it does in photos. The quality of the case and dial is obvious up close. I won't argue that it's overpriced, it is Patek, but there is no denying it's an damn fine dress watch and possibly the best Calatrava they've made in a decade or two.
>>16379496im arguing looks only.
>>16379506and I'm arguing the photos don't do it justice.
>>16379473I wish they made that model in 48mm too
>>16379464>why would you do that? because it's a custom to give out gifts at a wedding? Have you never been the best man?
>>16379508Fake and gay
>>16379516bruh.most people here have had little to no social interactions outside their basements. you expect them to know the customs that take place at weddings?
I wish Seiko would make smoll Spring Drive watches.
>>16379491Dials are usually made of brass, with paint and screenprinting.Some are made of copper and are enamelled with glass powders
>>16378732>Looking for sport-dress with a textured blue dial. Around 1200 cad. Any ideas?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMQxWAvUX6o
Recommend me something similar to this, but not as massive.
>>16379416Looks cool but the dial seems so crowded with useless info making it i necessarily hard to read. I guess the point of a watch like this isn't to tell time though
>>16379552That I could still afford*
>>16379591Smallest is a 39 I think
>>16379561that is literally double the price lmao
>>16379572Stowa Marine 36
First parts have arrived for my first watch DIY project. Black Seiko PADI style hands, Japanese washi paper dial which I might lacquer or glaze
Allegedly I'm on a 6 month "wait list" for a Day Date 36 after a positive first experience with my local AD and a deposit I've left. I'm considering going in there and trying to buy a Yacht Master 37 out of boredom with my smaller wrists, anyone have any idea if this could speed up the acquisition of my Day Date, I want it but I'd also like to begin the process of forming relationships with ADs so I can get the shit I want easier in the future. Anyone think I could get some Shekels knocked off if I remind them I'm bored and waiting on the Day Date which is the one I actually give a fuck about?
>>16379657I believe it's just a standard painted dial
>>16379377Based and asanohapilled
>>16376323If you're not a fan of your San Martin, would you consider selling it? I'm in the UK and would like to pick one of these up on the cheap.
Dropping in to post a pic of my 1960's Camy Starjet. Kinda like this thing but never wear it. I gave it away a while ago and the person I gave it to decided it wasn't for them and gave it back to me a while ago and it's just sat in my box of out of rotation watches ever since.
>>16379711I like that paper, that sounds like a fun project. Are you sure about the lacquering though? I've always thought japanese papers look better when they are glued to a hard backing but the surface is "raw" paper
>>1637911170's aesthetic, which is in vogue for some, and reserve not yet met- 7 days remaining in auction. Hard to say what the selling price will end up being.
>>16379381Buy a vintage Heuer 1000 or a Zodiac Point Diver.
>>16379160>>16379193I really like those shitters. Reminds me of Alice in Bambalam.
>>16379639>that is literally double the price lmaoNot used.
>>16379728Do be expected to offer a blowjob, and don't expect the courtesy of a reach-around. Whether they actually expect you to put out is besides the point, but flowers and at least a few lunches will be required. As for a discount, with the grey market prices being what they are in this artificial bubble, expect to pay MSRP and possibly some additional fees to land your watch through the AD.
>>16379728>>16379852What the hell am I reading.
>>16379807I'm honestly not sure. I'm doing test fittings at the moment with PVA glue and this was successful, and in the right lights looks amazing without glaze. I'm just worried about paper fibres getting into the movement.
>>16379858A facetious reply, making light of the hoops you must jump through, the money that must be spent to land a Rolex at MSRP. The games AD's play may well take much more time and effort than it is worth to land that Rolex.
>>16379879You could coat the paper dial with polyester resin to encapsulate the fibres, but that will change the look of the paper.
>>16379858...which is why so many have no trouble paying grey market prices, to avoid all of the manufacturer + AD games. Some argue that grey market represents the "real" price of Rolex, but I stand by my opinion that it is an artificial bubble created by the cartel.
>>16379887There's time to try everything; the paper place sent me like a christmas wrapping paper sized roll of this stuff so lots of experimenting before I commit.
>>16378897Pretty based.$100-$1000 range is megacope territory
>>16378972It's a homosexual hipster thing. They use it to identify each other
>>16379893I would soak one piece with resin, and laminate multiple pieces together on top/below to absorb the resin and obtain some strength. Trim to shape after cure. If you have just enough layers to bond them together without saturating the top layer of paper, you may get the look you are after combined with sealing the fibres on the back side and avoiding completely translucent paper.
>>16379887>>16379893Don't use polyester, it yellows within a couple of years. If you want to use resin, try epoxy. I would also sandwich your paper and dial and clamp that under as much pressure as possible to flatten the paper a little while the glue is drying because it looks like the fibres may have swollen some from the moisture in the PVA glue you've used.Do something like that : take something flat and solid (polishes stone countertop, metal, glass, it don't matter) then put your piece of paper, dial with glue on top of the paper, then a piece of insulating foam so the feet of the dial won't bend or break, then stack heavy books on top of everything, or better yet some weights or a few clamps. Can't wait to see your project take shape
>>16379852All the people I dealt with at this AD were women and they seemed to like me considering I'm not ugly, poor or too retarded, they responded positively to me explaining that I was looking at Day Date as first Rolex since childhood despite still looking like a teenager, I'm hoping they see me as a walking dollar sign for future business since I have many years ahead of me and am already capable of buying decent shit, do you think I'll be able to get this fucking thing within 6 months? I'm bored of waiting, it's been like 2 months already
>>16379893If you lay up your paper/resin (which needs a catalyst to cure) on something like plastic wrap, then cover with more plastic wrap, put under something heavy and flat like a book, it should cure flat. It is an exothermic reaction, so it will get warm, cure, and then cool down.
>>16379912Epoxy resin turns yellow as it ages ;).
>>16379917Unlikely, but wish you all the luck in the world.
>>16379922I have done casting with both polyester and epoxy resins, and I would definitely experiment with the polyester resin for a project such as this. There is a "crystal clear" resin used by ship modellers for dioramas, which may also be worth a shot.
>>16379879https://notaglue.com/ Bondic is a UV cure product that may coat/encapsulate without changing the look of the paper too much.
>>16379924They've sent me a message with a picture of a day date 36 but with the retarded diamond bezel and turned it down, is that at least a positive indication that I'm not entirely forgotten?Would offering to buy a Yacht Master 37 I don't really care about at MSRP instead of discount help in any way? I just want this fucking Day Date, I appreciate the anonymous feedback either way, I'm not exactly surrounded by people that could provide feedback on this
>>16379937Buying several pieces you don't want is what will (eventually) get you the piece you do want. You'll have to weigh the cost of playing the "will I eventually get the watch I want" game against the inflated grey market price, which is a slam dunk.
>>16379937If I only wanted one specific Rolex, I wouldn't pad the collection with watches that simply will not get the wrist time they need to justify the purchase in order to get the watch I do want.
>>16379941>>16379946I don't mind having the Yacht Master 37 as a casual watch, I will probably end up owning one anyway out of boredom, is it worth going there and asking about it? I don't imagine Yacht Master 37 is a huge seller anyway
>>16379954They are feeling you out, and will need to know you'll a) keep the watchb) service the watchc) not be flipping the watchd) be willing to spend a boatload of money in the way of repeat business in order to get the watch
>>16379954All of those criteria are why I'm not wearing my chosen Rolex model while typing this
>>16379922They both do, but poly does so within a year or two. It also stinks like a motherfucker
>>16379961All resins stink like a mofo until fully cured/gassed out. I'd try the SmoothOn Crystal Clear myself for a project like this, maybe fart around with Bondic for shits & giggles
>>16379937Forget about a discount. Buying a ym would put you back on the radar, but do you really want one? If you flip it, there's a chance you'll get caught. Just drop back by the store if it's been a few months. Thank them for calling you, look at all the other shitters, talk about watches, etc. Be sure to wear something sexy. Have you left social media reviews? You don't have to buy anything to say how Susan is such a great employee, etc.
>>16379962OP here - my first thought was this craft glue Diamond Glaze - water-based (I actually don't think I mind if the fibres swell, that would make for a nice look potentially) A lot of hobbyist jewellers seem to use it and that's basically how I see this dial, like one of those pendants 80 year old retirees make except it's going in a watchThat said I have never built a watch before so thanks for all the recs
>>16378769White, but both look cool
>>16379959When asked how long I was interested in buying Rolex I instinctively answered since I was a kid and the woman instinctively responded with a genuine "aww", and after the deposit was finished she excitedly acknowledged that my first Rolex would be a "President", I left that day feeling confident I was going to get the watch on time, it wasn't until I started reading online where I saw all these people complaining they were on these crazy multiyear waitlists and they're never getting a watch Basically I know they know I'm not a flipper and I went in there knowing what I was talking about, with a 36mm that fits me appropriately, does it sound like I still have a shot, manWould the YM37 help out with at least getting my ass back in front of them to refresh their memory of me? >>16379966I don't flip, that's why I'm only interested in buying things that are appropriately sized for me, I wouldn't mind the YM because I would end up getting one anyway, Rolex doesn't have a huge selection for 38mm and below, all of it can be covered by buying different Day Dates I like and perhaps a YM37 as a casual watch, I'm still young and don't have any sexy watches yet, I only have Seiko tier shit and a Junghan dress watch so far
>>16379959this.The luxury watch industry is all a scam, you want a specific watch, and if you tell them you want that watch, they will force you to buy everything but the watch you want until they decide to let you buy the one you wanted in the first place.
>>16379978A presiden is just the name of a specific style of bracelet, not the watch the bracelet is attached to.
>>16379962I've build stitch and glue fibreglass sailboats out of epoxy and made custom furniture for showrooms using polyester. Maybe it's just the marine stuff, but in my experience, epoxy resin smells faintly likea cake baking while poly smells like you're dunking your head in a bucket of hair curling solvants. It also turn a honey/amber colour within a season while epoxy stays crystalline for a few years. Again, my experience is limited to marine stuff so I'm willing to say we may both be right.I've also done molds with smooth on silicone rubber and have seen their resin samples. I'd bet that's the best option for a hobbyist doing some prototyping in their kitchen/garage, considering price and ventilation etc. I second that you should go with it, japanese paper dialboy
>>16379983I know that, and the woman at the AD literally called it that anyway
>>16379974You could also try some neoprene glue (3M spray) just spray some most on the dial and paper, wait for the glue to dry and then stick the paper to the dial - there's no water so no risk of fibres swelling (I know you say you don't mind but from that picture it looks a bit out of control) and no need toput too much pressure while the glue sets. Just a thought
>>16379978Just buy an Invicta, they look like a Rolex, as many of their watches are direct homages of classic rolex designs (people who say clone or ripoff don't understand, that Invicta has paid licensing and has permission to use Rolex's visual designs), their automatic watches with the Seiko nh35a movement are as reliable as the sun, and they cost only around 100$ - 300$ depending on the specific model. And you can order them from their official amazon page and get the watch you want at your door step in only about a week.Ignore the rage poster who will inevitably reply to this post with irrational anger, he's just a weirdo who is physically incapable of keeping his autism to himself.
>>16380002No, I hope you're trolling or they pay you to write that shit instead of you doing it for free, I would spit on your fucking face if you insulted me like this in real life and were serious about it
>>16379978But you have 80k laying around for watches. A day date doesn't have much 2nd hand markup, maybe look there. YM might be harder to get.
>>16380015No you wouldn't and yes I am. Invicta makes some very nice watches, for a thousanth of the price of the Rolex version. Anyone who thinks otherwise is just a fanboy. Unless you're after the specific engineering of a Rolex movement, I don't see the point in buying a Rolex. You can't wear it, they're too valuable. Everyone I know who owns a Rolex keeps it in a safe or safety deposit box, and if that's what people do with them, then what's the point?
>>16380000That sounds good - Getting some real fuzzy felt vibes off my test fit
>>16380016A YM37 hard to get though? It feels like nobody gives a fuck about them and it's starting to grow on me the more I look at them online >>16380024Everyone you know is poor, the point is to wear them and that's what I will be doing once I begin to acquire them, pedal your piece of shit wares to someone else, I'm not your target market
>>16380035You're going to wear it around for a couple weeks, and then when the high calms, you're going to be too scared of anything happening to it, so you'll stick it in a box and look at it once in a while.
>>16380035Any sport model is in demand, look at 2md hand market, they're well over msrp. Day date might be easier to get.
>>16380042And instead wear what when conducting business? If you're scared of having 35k on your wrist then you're still poor, I am not your target market and we are not the same kind of person, fuck off >>16380044I'm starting to think I'll just go in there next month and see if they'll fork over the day date and the YM and if not then I'll just get them gray market and be done with it, hoping it will suffice until I want to acquire flashier day dates, if anyone has any input if this has any chance of working I'm interested in listening to their input
>>16379983We know that yes, most don't. Most know a 'Rolex President' as a gold DayDate 36 with a champagne/gold dial on a 'presidential' bracelet.
>>16380057Trust fund kiddies like you are the fucking worst. Read what you just wrote then go look in the mirror, you see that fat bitter faggot staring back at you? Yeah the douchiest watch in the world isnt gonna fix that.
>>16380063Poorfag calling me a trust fund kid when my parents were immigrants that couldn't speak English when they arrived here, your post gave me great joy and I love myself
>>16380057Thought about buying a Day-Date last year and the AD was very willing to sell me one. Had 3 in stock, none of which I really liked so left without one. My bet is if you show up the next time and make it clear you are willing to hand over the money right now or never they'll suddenly find one in their safe. Not guaranteed though.At that time they also had plenty of Sky Dwellers ins precious metals which I considered briefly but they are just too vulgar and look out of place even on a 19 cm wrist. (pic unrelated)
>>16380057If you're so rich why don't you just pay the real price and be done with it instead of begging for a discount?
>>16380076I sort of hinted I had cash in the bank to buy that very day but I like your idea here of being straight foreword about getting the deal done >>16380079I'm not begging for a discount but obviously I can inquire during a deal you fucking faggot
>>16380074My neighbors are immigrants as well, saudi billionares who own oil or some shit, and they're some of the humblest people I've ever met, they could choose to live anywhere in the world, yet they chose an ordinary quiet suburban neiborhood, and bland sliver cars. They don't buy piles of gold jewelery, or luxuries at all, they don't need to nor want to.But here you are calling us poorfags, when you're whining about the price of a watch, and begging the shop for a discount, that the shop most likely is already offering you, but its just not low enough for your rich blood.
>>16380076Mido makes day date homages, called the commander, they're priced around 1k$.
>>16380079Because hes a larping pajeet. People who can actually afford to throw away money on a rolex aren’t wasting their time arguing with autists on how to buy one
>>16380090My money is on him being a middle class white trash kid living in some HOA in Cleveland.
>>16380090I don't have anyone in my immediate circle to talk about this with, the people that have given their input here have been helpful since I'm still learning about all this
>asks for advise>is given advise>REEEEE THATS NOT WHAT I WANTED YOU TO TELL ME
>>16380076That Cellini is the first time I've seen a head turner from Rolex; of course it had to go
>>16380084>>I'm not begging for a discountYes you are, if the real street price that everyone else is willing to pay is $15k, you're literally begging for the AD to give you money for $8k or however much the "MSRP" is.
>>16380074What does being an immigrant have to do with being poor? Your parents weren't refugees, were they? Emigrating to another is a luxury only the richest can afford. You don't sound like you've faced any kind of hardship at all.
>>16380111Fair enough, might just need to get it gray market, this does sound like a lot of bullshit, gonna go ask if they want to make the deal and if not I'll go find it on the fucking internet I guess
>>16380103Youre waiting because you're a nobody with no purchase history. It's not so much how much you spend to get something, they have to make sure you're no flipper. Day date shouldn't be that bad, but there's limited stock, and they can't order anything, it just comes. Just wait on what you want.
>>16380119Sure he's had hardships, like not being able to buy a Rolex. I don't think you understand just what that does to a person.
>>16380119Yes to refugee, they didn't show up on a fucking jet lol, I'll try to add some coughing to my text to emphasize childhood hardship and the shit that made me less of a pussy *cough cough*>>16380128I lol'd, it is a pain man, my wrist aches for a Rolex
>>16380132Those multi millionaire refugees who spawned you must be quite proud of their offspring. I wish you all the success they had and more in finding the way out of this board and in a Rolex dealership willing to deal with your insufferable ego.
>>16380145My parents aren't rich retard, loving family but I grew up talking shit on this basket weaving site and like we all know it's impossible to leave forever, I'll be back periodically to talk shit and learn more about watches until I die probably
>>16379400Is that the Grand Seiko 9F regulator? How bad did the accuracy get?
>>16380074>my parents were immigrants that couldn't speak English when they arrived herelmao, the jungle monkeys had to come to dumbfuck central America to /kindamakeit/, transitioning from a third to a second world shithole. how fucking sad is that, being the 2nd gen of savages who have the privilege of shitting in a water closet? it's called genetic p-o-v-e-r-t-y and anon reeks of it, mental poorfag with a shit attitude. ADs who deal with the better kind of people all day, 'erryday can smell this from a mile man, find someone whose ancestors were literate before 1900 and send him into the Rolex boutique instead of you lmao.meanwhile... watch my dad worn? solid gold dj. time and place? late 1980's Soviet Union. try to process that mentally, that's what not being a poorfag cocksucking communist is lmao, not "me monkey, me going opportunity land".massa is off to banging rocks and bitches under the Mediterranean sky, I know y'all schmucks but try and behave. till next time /wt/.
>>16380165>Central America Irrelevant and stopped reading, you literally wrote an entire paragraph nobody will read based on a poor guess you made, amazing
>>16380107I actually bought one locally when I heard they discontinued the only good version of the current Cellini. Retirement present for my dad though, not for my own enjoyment.>>16380084Try again at the AD and if they still don't have something for you go to the used/grey market. You can still put in an 'order' for a different Rolex and one it's ready you have another one and the time you spent waiting has already been with the grey market Rolex.
>>16380002okay i kept my autism to myself but lets be real its a really shitty watch, dude. The cheapest possible thing made to look like the normies idea of what an expensive watch is is super cringe. GET SOME FUCKING FASHION SENSE!!!
>>16380178This is sound advice I will likely end up going through with, thank you for your input
>>16379827i am currently the winning bidder but it is too rich for my blood. do you have an estimate? 1k?
why didn’t he take a Daytona?
>>16380233Why did he take a watch at all? He had no duties other than to sit there.(answer: he now has a watch that "flew in space")
For memes, I think it would be funny to get one of those ruined "iced out" Rolexes that rappers get, and do a step by step on how to remove the diamonds and restore the watch.
>>16380269You can't, it's ruined. They make little dimples to mount the diamonds in.
>>16380274I was thinking of using a stainless based watch, because it would be easer to repair than gold or brass, by spot welding over the dimples and then grinding and polishing them back smooth, but this might leave permanent discoloration in the metal in little circles all over the surface, but that might actually create a neat looking effect when polished to a mirror finish.
>>16380233>Richemast man in the world wears a SPEEDY.Ummm... /wt/ absolutely blown the FUCK out.
>>16380233>>16380283Oh no no no!Omega's BACK IN SPACE AGAIN!Rolexfags absolutely seething.Who's pumped for the Speedy Mars Edition?
>>16380285>Who's pumped for the Speedy Mars Edition?I unironically hope they do this now.the FIRST watch on MARS.
>>16379983Yeah but holy shit you're about as bad as the neckbeard who has to say >ACKShully it was "Frankenstein's MONSTER". Dr. Frankenstein was the scientist who created the monster.Like yes you're right but everyone knew what we were talking about so who gives a shit
>>16380285>Who's pumped for the Speedy Mars Edition?Omega and Buzz Aldrin are unironically working on it already.
"Homages are trash because people won't take you seriously"No one in the real world would even notice your watch, even if it is the real McCoy.
>>16380178You're a good boy to your old man, but let's get real here, we all know you'vegot first dibs on it when he croaks, so please don't give me none of that "not for my enjoyment" bullshit ;)
Does anyone make a nato with blue and gold stripes where the gold has a real shine to it, not just yellow?
Jesus I’m so tired. Being sober sucks nomos ass.
>>16380408you can get grosgrain silk ribbon for not too much and make your own quite easily by salvaging the hardware from an old nato
>>16380421Thats the gold I'm looking for, do they make a simple blue and gold striped?
>>16380426Idk mate I just googled "grosgrain silk ribbon gold blue" and grabbed the first pic. You should try stores in the garment district in your city, or the nearest fabric store, or just look online for something that's as close to what you want. They used to make watch straps out of that material, so it shouldn't be too hard to find something of the appropriate size. godspeed faggot
Whats the name for this type of bezel?
>>16379879Are you still lurking anon? I make shit out of composites for a living and can steer you in the right direction for the watch dial
>>16380452looks like he wants to keep the visual texture of the paper, but doesn't want to get the fuzzies coming loose and causing a mess.
>>16380414what an ugly fucking watch
>>16380452No him but I'm interested in what you've got to say about it. Also trying to make a custom dial and I'll admit that paper hadn't occurred to me but I like the idea. I suggested using neoprene glue because of it were me, I'd want to keep the paper texture and not saturate it with resin, at least not enough resin to coat it. How would you go about it?
>>16380479I remember being at a party and some australian paratrooper had this watch. I was so hammered I legitimately thought it was a seiko. It looked nice though so I complimented him on his japanese shitter. He didn't correct me but I could tell he was so pissed about it. Still brings a smile to my face thinking about it.>>16380414Nice pic man. Hang in there, we're all feeling miserable
>>16380457>>16380484You can use uv stabilised resin so you don't get the yellowing over time. And a nice way to check how the dial will look after resin, lacquer or clear coat is spray it with alcohol. How it looks like with the alcohol misted over it is how it will look when it is saturated with resin. The alcohol should evaporate off before reacting with anything on the dial. You can always sand it off if it looks shit and start again. The material on the actual dial can make it looks weird if it goes translucent once it has resin on it, so if you are doing anything white, you might need to tint some resin and paint it on beforehand. I make prosthetics and orthotics out of composites
>>16380510Alcohol preview is a good idea, we do the same thing with furniture. How do you iv stabilise resin? Is it an additive or a special resin altogether? These are real nice. Did tou paint the mold before laying in the carbon fibre or is it airbrushed after it came out of the mold or is it something else? I'm curious about that colouring process. Gel coat and spraying polyurethane is the only thing I known to do over composites
>>16380525I just brush on left over resin from one of my 3d printers (I have like 10 now not all of them being used some are parts machines only) and cure + clear. Idk about what kind of epoxy home carbon fiber molders use my carbon pieces were pre-impregnated with resins that I had to vacuum form when I worked ony cars
>>16380479Meh can’t win them all
>>16380533We use big bags, forgot what they're made of but they feel kinda like how thick vinyl does, and hook them up to an air pump so the fibre conforms to the mold. Sounds pretty much like the process you're using.How do you attach the velcro and hardware though? More resin or rivers or what?
I'm looking for a lower end (<$1500) retro style watch I can dress up better than my Pepsi SKX.
>>16380557Right now I'm deciding between the Accutron 505 (above) and the Eterna KonTiki Date.Does anyone have an opinion on these or another suggestion? I have 7in wrists so nothing humungous please.
>>16380525I'm actually not too sure about uv stabilised resin, the uv stabilised resin I have at work is for infusions under vacuum. The lamenting resins I have aren't uv stabilised, you should be able to get some laminating resin that won't yellow. I think the glass on the watch would probably filter out a decent amount of uv energy so it isn't an issue though, I'm not sure about it though. I usually have a plaster cast, I pull a flexible pva bag over, you wet the bag and make it pliable and it dries without any creases. Sometime I have a 3d print that I fill with plaster so it doesn't collapse under vacuum. I either paint it with pva liquid or pull a pva bag over it. I lay the carbon up on it, using 3m spray glue (not sure which one of the top of my head, one that is the least likely to impact the resin matrix. Once the carbon is on there, I will using a 12k carbon sleeve as a last to give it a carbon look, but if they want it a certain colour or a pattern, I will tint it white first, since the carbon is so dark. And do another infusion with tinted resin or a fabric, the fancy stuff on the outside is literally generic fabric I get from the craft store. To actually infuse the resin, I prick a whole down the bottom of the first pva bag (don't have to do anything to it if I used pva liquid) so the vacuum will suck the first bag tight against the mould after I pull a pva bag the whole thing. I have a jig that holds it all nice while I put it under suction and string the resin down, sometimes I have to turn it upside to try and get air that is hiding around some the hardware I install between the carbon. I cut it out and try to demould it, but it is usually too stiff, so I usually have to chip the plaster out I think the best way to try and do an interesting dial is to use a flat sheet of the material you intend to make the dial with, and then cut it out buff it to size. But most people wouldn't have the equipment to do that
>>16378366Good to see a few other people who work with with resins and composites. Haven't ever really spoke to anyone who does it beyond pouring buckets of epoxy over chopped mat fibre glass for minimum wage. I just got a job at a consulting engineering company that it using prepreg to do repairs on mining equipment
>>16380557mido commander is a clean looking dress watch that comes in a wide range of variations for around 1K
>>16380575id like one of those, but afraid id scratch it to fuck with the way they polish them
>>16380452Yep! What would you think of Diamond Glaze? It's craft shit but I have a bottle so I'm going to experiment with it tomorrow.
>>16380613Another idea I had was to use watercolour paper varnish which I'd use anyway because I paint. It exists purely to add a light gloss and preserve the original material.
Anyone have exp. with boldr? I find the advertising messaging pretty gay but I like the styles and good specs.
>>16380631trying to find a nice blue textured dial. Just going to get the tissot prx powermatic 80 anyways
>>16380591the commander shade is a nice piece, thanks
>>16380633How much texture are you looking for? The Frederique Constant Highlife is pretty classy.
>>16380562These are both quite different and bretty weird, I think I slightly prefer the look of the accutron but the fact that it is an accutron with a tuning fork logo yet uses a balance wheel movement just makes no sense. It's like 3 layers of brand seppuku deep.The Eterna is neat, but loud in a way that may limit it's practicality a little bit, and the dial finishing looks garbage.$1500 is a tough price range, it's a bit of a dead zone where you don't get a lot more than you would for something half that price - say something from tissot in the 300-700 range.Best bet in this territory is microbrands, but what a crapshoot in terms of resale value haha.
>>16380652Spot on man. I wish they just used a bulova uhf quartz in the Accutron. I love the style of the KonTiki, but it's a pretty big 42mm. I'm more than willing to go cheaper, and I have been looking into Tissot. I'm really trying to capture some mid-century modern style though in something that isn't a typical dive watch.
What about unusual clocks? This is only a miniature but if I was rich I would commission a full scale one. I would hire a watchmaker to invent a a full movement based on the pump and reservoir system so my morning dumps could wind the clock for the day. I, of course, would only shit in this clock as I would not want piss splashes to stain sapphire crystal.
>>16380631>>16380633I can't get over their name. Why would they decide on something so cringe. I could get over the logo if it weren't for that. Their cases are dope and they're doing a good job with the dials too, shame
Is Datejust a dress watch?
>>16380596The bracelet is brushed, so you can appreciate the amazing polish on it, since the areas where damage is likely occur doesn't have a mirror finish >>16380613I'm not actually that familiar with it. It does sound like it could be exactly what you need. Using resin and composites is for pretty hard wearing stuff. A watch dial can be pretty delicate, some of the cheaper ones are literally cardboard. I think looks and aesthetic is hands down the thing to achieve, since functionally wise, it is pretty much just sitting in a sealed case
>>16380682Kind of. It was actually a sports watch at the time, since it had a date and a steel bracelet. These days I'd consider it a dress watch because of its small size and shiny white gold bezel
>>16380649its so lovely, I just cant afford that. I need to max out at 1k cad and the tissot prx powermatic 80 seems perfect. I love the integrated bracelet. If I could, I would buy the f.c. hands down tho anon
>>16380673>>16380673So true... nothing more to say
Im trying to remember a watch that looks like picrelated. It was larger and square not round, had a weird protrusion on both sides, and had a weird name/abbreviation, something like oppopo or poppfop etc. I cant remember any more than that unfortunately. Does anyone know what im talking about? Possibly made by seiko, omega, or iwc but im not positive
>>16380670Based as fuck, I want
>>16380713It vaguely looks like the lip mach 2000, but I don't think that's the one you're talking about. I'm curious to see it be if anyone posts it
>>16380730Similar to that, but theres something on both sides. It’s driving me crazy i was just reading about the watch 3-4 days ago and I didnt save a picture like a retard
>>16380713>>16380733It also has a steal case and bracelet. I want to say its an omega but im not positive
>>16380737gotcha. I typed in "iconic omega" and the ploprof poppe up. I'm guessing that's the one
>>16380498can somebody please explain rmvkt?
>>16380771new watch brand. they're cutting out the middle man and passing the savings on to you
>>16380756Yup thats it, thanks anon I appreciate it. I only tried googling “square omega watch” and didnt get anything, i hate being retarded
>>16380772boys i just put the captcha in the text field by accident its no deep mystery lmao
>>16380189I do not- you'll have to see where it goes. Auctions are funny- may or may not make reserve, or may skyrocket past it into "poor choice" territory.
>>16380913I know. It is under reserve right now. :(
Anyone have experience with vintage omega geneves??? shit looks beautiful and good examples can be found around 5 or 600 cad
>>16380915I know I want one, and depending on its service history it may take some $$$ approaching purchase price to put right. The safest bet would be to find one that has recently been gone through by a watchmaker at a price you are good with.
>>16380925There are many on ebay and chrono 24 around 6 or 7 that have been serviced. Thats a great deal imo as long as theres a photo of the case back opened up and shes clean.
>>16380934There are a few local to me, priced relatively reasonably in Canadian Pesos.
>>16380944I am considering getting one of those (on an integrated) rather than a tissot prx powermatic 80. I have no vintage watches but i have 8 new ones, I am still uncertain if getting into vintage is a good idea. How much does maintenance cost on a vintage?
>>16380936>https://www.chrono24.ca/omega/geneve-cal-601-serviced--id19036952.htmLooks to be a nice piece, a few age spots on the dial (expected for something almost as old as I am).
>>16380946Right? and theres a whole dearth of them at this price point
>>16380945The best estimate would be to contact a local watchmaker, run it past him for a quote on basic service with no surprises. A good mechanical from that time period can theoretically last more than a lifetime when regularly serviced, and regular service history would suggest something that wouldn't need major disassembly to replace worn parts. Markings are usually inscribed inside the caseback by a watchmaker at time of service. The worst thing you can do is run a vintage mechanical for long periods without regular service/lubrication- that is when you'll find jewels in need of replacement, bushings worn out of round, and vintage hard parts requiring complete replacement. Mo markings inside the caseback often equals no service. If the previous owner(s) didn't give a crap, there may be some expensive surprises for the eventual owner who wants to use it as-intended.
>>16380945I don't universally hate on Tissot like you'll often read on this board. I have seen some people rave about the PRX Powermatic 80, people who have some higher-end pieces and are not garden variety po' folk. I have one Tissot, and my eye on a couple more, and as long as you realize what they are (lower tier Swiss mechanicals or quartz) and are OK with that, you could certainly do worse. The problem is, there are watches for not much more that are considerably nicer per extra dollar spent.
>>16380953I cant just ask a watchmaker to check out an ad and tell me if its any good? Unless if I promise Ill get some service from him? Its a good idea im just not sure about execution, but I dont know any AD people or any watchmakers.
>>16380957yes they do occupy a strange range. What do you reccomend for around 1500 that might be comparable? I am not interested in Hamilton, but I certainly do like the vintage omegas... the powermatic looks like the best choice for integrated bracelet and also I love the textured blue dial. Looks very nice and I think it would match my style.
>>16380958I wouldn't go AD for something like that, but what I would do is approach a local watchmaker, tell him you are thinking about buying a specific vintage piece with unknown service history...there is a good chance he'll know if there are any specific pitfalls with a given movement you should be aware of, and can give you a ballpark quote on cost to service barring any surprises. Almost anything can be repaired/restored and brought back to life, but whether it is cost effective for a new (to you) piece with no sentimental attachment is an entirely different story.https://canwatchco.ca/forumdisplay.php?48-Vintage-Watch-Talk^^ this would be a good place to put out feelers (if you are Canadian) before buying. You have to register to see content.
>>16380963thats some good advice, I catch your drift for sure. Warm regards thanks. If you are the tissot anon, what watches do you have and how has been your experience?
>>16380961Being a bracelet and/or strap guy who likes to change between the two on a whim, not the best resource for integrated bracelet watch advice- I tend to gloss over those. For new, you could scroll through Mido's site and see if anything strikes you. Then there are the microbrands. Spinnaker may have something that appeals to you.
>>16380972I have done like 2 weeks of research, thus far the Tissot really checks the boxes. Blue textured dial and integrated bracelet, very 70s, dress-sporty. And the 80hr power reserve is fantastic. Only issue is that it would have to be serviced by tissot; but buying from them they give u a free service. ill check out spinnaker atm
>>16380969I have an older (smaller dial) PRC200 that has been flawless, has been in rotation for 9 years. I first saw it overseas, and managed to find the discontinued model at a healthy discount from a local AD. I am going to pick up a Heritage Visodate, mostly because I've loved the automatic version since its release. Most of my watch acquisitions will not be Tissot, as some of their styling cues on their stainless sports watches in my wheelhouse lean towards 44-46mm cases.
>>16380976https://en.yema.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp8Cxx8z48QIVbhmtBh2FqAC6EAAYASAAEgJN5PD_BwEA few Yemas have a 70's vibe, but not so much a dress watch.
>>16380979I see, I defs dont like the majority of their pieces for that reason too. But i would be happy to have one for sure
>>16380983they have a good sale. I like that chrono. Site gives 15 % off and its like 300 USD. Do you have any experience with these? Why did it come to mind? Defs a good way for a cheap chrono but I would not buy one without a discount as it has now
>>16380989I was leaning towards a Yema Speedgraf for a while, and towards a discontinued Heritage Flygraf (attached), but ultimately went a different way.
>>16380998the dials are just a little busy, and I feel like I would be adding another shittter to my collection. I think 8 shitters is enough, and I want to get some real swiss stuff or a vintage swiss. But then again there are some nice Yemas esp. the chronos
>>16381001I wasn't looking at their quartz offerings. Only autos. https://windupwatchshop.com/collections/watches^^ saw them hereThey ship to Canada, will allow shopping in CDN, and carry a wide variety of brands not easy to find here. A subsidiary of Worn & Wound.
>>16381004that and the discounts right now are enticing. good eye anon
>>16381001Then you wouldn't like what I bought instead. German, with a tried & true Swiss movement. Very busy chrono dial.
>>16381006perhaps I would, for a chrono its gotta be, those blank faced mvmt chronos are fucking kek-worthy
Integrated bracelet, but with (maybe) a too-modern dial
>>16381008the mean chrono looks niceCame across some dope looking unimatics.. any idea on those?
>>16381014Circa '63 German aviator styling that is mostly still true to their 60's offerings.
>>16381018A microbrand, made in Italia. Mecha-quartz movement. They appear to be nicely made with excellent case dimensions and materials, but at the moment mostly nly have renderings to go by. I would be "in" to try one of those.
Do check out Halios (Vancouver). Only two models, but both have a vintage vibe.
This is the Unimatic that speaks to me.
>>16381031chrono diver lmao gotta time how long it takes for goldfish to shit looks great tho. I like their pilots with the cali dials and the the chronos
>>16381039Can the chrono actually be used underwater?
>>16381163Obviously no since you have to unscrew the pushers. Probably you can on a frogman or other digital divers.
Something about this little Japanese shitter really speaks to me. Anyone got one/know much about them? Hardly expensive so I might just cop
>>16381014They're raising prices again Sept 1
>>16379316At least in Europe they already came out.
What is some inspo for cool quartz sportwatchesI have a Sinn 556 but I cycle to work most days and some of the roads I go on are awful so I tend to wear that on when I'm not biking.
>>16379983Everybody knows that, but since 99% of the times the president bracelet is exclusively used on the day date model (they also used it in daytonas, datejust etc...), everybody calls the day date the president.Stop being a smart ass, only makes you look retarded.
>>16380233>>16380250>>16380283>>16380285I saw somewhere saying that omega gave those watches for free with that custom blue origin strap.Is true that omega initially won the space race, but now is just omega milking muh moon landing.Imagine paying for the speedmaster and then omega gives them for free to the richest people in the world, honestly for me is a marketing flop.
>>16381288>Work hard to be pretty decent>Get a lucky break>Milk that sucker for lifeThat's pretty much the formula for success right there
>>16381288All luxury watch brands do this
>>16380562Just get a real watch man.
>>16380567That's a lot of info my man. I'm taking notes, thanks for sharing your knowledge and helping cripples thats cool
>>16381361What would you suggest? IDK what a real watch is.
get in here lads ->new thread >>16381481new threadnew thread >>16381481new threadnew thread >>16381481new threadnew thread >>16381481
>>16381320I know that, It's pretty obvious that omega for example pays Cindy Crawford and her daughter to wear their watches, but one thing is giving them to some random actress/model etc other is giving free watches to the richest people in the world, specially Jeff Bezos with all the amazon controversies.
>>16380557>>16380562>>16380666Nice 666. Look into art deco and sector dials, similar to the VC fifty six. Longjeans heritage classic, Baltic sector and Vario empire from microbrands.
>>16381207Yes, serious price creep. Everything has become more expensive lately.
>>16379473A lot of cheaper watch brands copy the simpler Patek designs that originated with Patek ie. Calatrava