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WATCHES/TIMEPIECES

Discussion in 'The Off Topic Room' started by PierreRodrigue, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    I have been long in figuring out what I want in a watch. Now I think I know, but don't find it yet. Quarts movement with long life battery or some eco or kinetic drive. Tritium illumination at each number and on all three hands. Date ( large if possible), screw down crown, screw on back so that all openings to atmosphere can be made completely water tight. No bigger than about 41mm, stainless case and bracelet with styling in between dress and sport. Now is that too much to ask?
     
  2. I've been looking at a similar Citizen, Lucretia. Radio-controlled, so always the right date and time. At least, supposedly. Anyone who's got an idea how reliable it is?
     
  3. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    All but tritium, but the superlume will be brighter... http://www.omegawatches.com/watches/seamaster/aqua-terra-150m/quartz-30-mm/23110306006001/
     
  4. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member


    David
    Do love me some Omega's, got a 57 or so Seamaster, pie pan Constelation, and even a pocket watch, but the current offerings are too dear. That Seamaster is a real beauty though. I guess I was thinking a couple hundred not a couple thousand. I'm a poor county employee after all.
     
  5. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

    I have a Seiko Kinetic 'Black Knight' that might sort of fit the bill Mike? Kinetic, screw down crown and back, very nice stainless bracelet and the dial isn't too cluttered
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    Or maybe the Tissot PRS 200 I have, again a very nice bracelet, screw down crown and back. Bit more going on with the dial on this one though and the date window isn't huge
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    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016
  6. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    Just started down the road of vintage ones myself. Only one so far though, compared to a handful of new/ nearly new. Another forum to burn time on :fp2
     
  7. Lucretia

    Lucretia Founding Member

    Mine is just a plain eco-drive. Seems to be keeping good time so far. I haven't checked to see if it's exactly on the minute, but it's close enough. And it does look better with a leather strap:

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  8. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

    That has really changed to look of the watch from the green strap, good choice, looks very nice!
     
  9. Lucretia

    Lucretia Founding Member

    Thanks! I like it. Which is a good thing, because I put 2 of the straps in the cart by mistake when I ordered. it. :Dave
     
  10. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Some real beauties Warren. probably a little more tactical or sport oriented than I like. And lacking the tritium light sources are a deal breaker
     
  11. WarrenB

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  12. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

    Picked up a nice vintage Seiko recently, a 30 year old SAA071J

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    It's in great condition for it's age and these are a bit rarer than the usual Seiko's that turn up. It needs a strap though, ordered a cheap silicon one in dark navy blue with white stitching for now, thinking it will go with the navy bezel and white face.
     
  13. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

    Warren, you have to have about 100 watches by now. Eventually you'll be able to wear a different watch every day of the year :j

    Got a recent family photo?
     
  14. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

    Hmmm one for every day of the year:D
    I sold a couple and bought a couple recently, so the collection is about the same size, will get an up to date family pic posted soon!
     
  15. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  16. WarrenB

    WarrenB Contributor

    Maybe if I only bought watches that were under £10 I could get to 365! Honestly, a dozen or so gives me enough of a headache choosing what to wear:Dave
     
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  18. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    This watch arrived late last week, and I got it on a strap yesterday.

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  19. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    David
    If you look back you know that the original SpeedMaster is my long coveted watch. Prefer the all black moon watch dial, but that one is sure a beauty. My uncle got one a long time ago when he was a tech for NASA at a Guam tracking station. It languished in a bank box in Slidell LA until Katrina submerged it. Believe it or not, it survived and he redid the exterior with a new bezel and crystal, had it gone through and it looks like new. suggestions of how much it would be appreciated by the nephew have only served to make his son more interested.
     
  20. WildBoar

    WildBoar Founding Member Contributor

    Sadly the vintage ones have really gotten out of hand price-wise. I snagged a '67 in early December when prices were already climbing in anticipation of a big auction at Christies. Since that auction the prices have climbed even more. I really wanted a '65 or '66, but it is hard to touch one for less than $10k now :-( When I was looking at them last October they were about half that (or less) for one in decent shape. You should ask your uncle if he kept the bezel -- they are going for ungodly sums of money now. Dot Over 90s in 'okay' shape are going for $1,500 on eBay, and nice ones are hitting $2.5k :Dave
     

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