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Certina is a legit, kind of old-school mid-market brand, like maybe Oris or Tissot.

Dates back to 1888 and I don't think it's a "resurrected" old brand, like some are.  Now it's a Swatch and there's nothing wrong with that.

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decided i really like blue dials, and i really like textured dials

 

negotiating for 1 of these 2

 

 

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Found a good condition DJ Linen close enough to my requirements (birthyear, bezel, overall patina) but just not the right shade (silver vs gray)

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any of you own a timegrapher?  any advice for buying one?  seems like theyre all chinese and $200.

 

most of my watches are approaching the decade old mark and it'll be nice to measure at home how theyre doing

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got the rolex.  im a terrible negotiator.  but think i can easily flip it down the road, particularly as its way vintage and all the deprec is done

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33 minutes ago, 52-80 said:

got the rolex.  im a terrible negotiator.  but think i can easily flip it down the road, particularly as its way vintage and all the deprec is done

I have a buddy that was in SF and then a contractor for the Agency after that I shoot with.  Always wore a Rolex.  Humble guy, so it was a weird contrast.  Asked him about it and his answer was so insanely pragmatic.  If he was ever down range, foreign or domestic, and shit went sideways, his answer was across the globe people recognize Rolex.  As a chip to bargain with.  A car ride to the airport.  A place to sleep.  Bribe an officer.  Whatever.  Said it happened more than once with some of the senior guys that told him about it.  Still wears it to this day.  Submariner.  

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10 minutes ago, BabaYaga said:

I have a buddy that was in SF and then a contractor for the Agency after that I shoot with.  Always wore a Rolex.  Humble guy, so it was a weird contrast.  Asked him about it and his answer was so insanely pragmatic.  If he was ever down range, foreign or domestic, and shit went sideways, his answer was across the globe people recognize Rolex.  As a chip to bargain with.  A car ride to the airport.  A place to sleep.  Bribe an officer.  Whatever.  Said it happened more than once with some of the senior guys that told him about it.  Still wears it to this day.  Submariner.  

Yeap.  That's why I also have 3 carats of rough diamond embedded under the skin on the side of my ass. 

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1 hour ago, 52-80 said:

Yeap.  That's why I also have 3 carats of rough diamond embedded under the skin on the side of my ass. 

THAT WAS YOU.....!

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19 hours ago, 52-80 said:

Yeap.  That's why I also have 3 carats of rough diamond embedded under the skin on the side of my ass. 

If you embed em in your dick the girls get an extra bumpy thrill....  Just sayin'.

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15 minutes ago, Constant said:

 

Gonna purchase this Grand Seiko for my 10th wedding anniversary. 

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On 10/14/2020 at 11:27 AM, 52-80 said:

any of you own a timegrapher?  any advice for buying one?  seems like theyre all chinese and $200.

 

most of my watches are approaching the decade old mark and it'll be nice to measure at home how theyre doing

I've got a Weishi 1900.  Really cool and addicting.  Can also set off the OCD.  I use it as a tool for tracking speed (accuracy) and amplitude (condition of spring).  I don't open my watches, but it lets me know if something is headed in a direction I might need work done to it.

 

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I'm kicking around the idea of a nice (~$5k) watch. Right now I have a Hamilton Pan Europ. 

I have had my eye on a Zenith El Primero (38mm 1969 version), which I can get under $6000. I like that it's a chronograph with some history and it works in a casual or suit environment. I would get it on a SS bracelet and buy a couple different leather straps for different looks.

Does anyone have any experience with an El Primero? It is reliable enough to handle the abuse of a daily wearer? Does it have any chance of holding its value?

I also like the Rolex GMT II but at $10k+ they are too spendy for me.

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On 10/28/2020 at 3:24 PM, Whitman said:

I've got a Weishi 1900.  Really cool and addicting.  Can also set off the OCD.  I use it as a tool for tracking speed (accuracy) and amplitude (condition of spring).  I don't open my watches, but it lets me know if something is headed in a direction I might need work done to it.

 

According to the Just One More Watch video recently posted on YouTube, these are on sale at Ali Express right now for their 11/11 sale.

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16 minutes ago, drewlaws said:

I'm kicking around the idea of a nice (~$5k) watch. Right now I have a Hamilton Pan Europ. 

I have had my eye on a Zenith El Primero (38mm 1969 version), which I can get under $6000. I like that it's a chronograph with some history and it works in a casual or suit environment. I would get it on a SS bracelet and buy a couple different leather straps for different looks.

Does anyone have any experience with an El Primero? It is reliable enough to handle the abuse of a daily wearer? Does it have any chance of holding its value?

I also like the Rolex GMT II but at $10k+ they are too spendy for me.

No watch it in this price range has resaleability outside of speedmaster, and whatever rolex you can get your hands on.

(Does anybody give a shit about Panerai anymore?)

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16 minutes ago, cabowabo said:

I rock a PAM 176 on occasion.

Is that luminor or radiomir?

They both look pretty dope.

I remember 10 years ago you couldn't swing a cat without hitting a PAM.  They seemed ultra hot stuff, but you never really see people buying or trading them anymore

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Is that luminor or radiomir?
They both look pretty dope.
I remember 10 years ago you couldn't swing a cat without hitting a PAM.  They seemed ultra hot stuff, but you never really see people buying or trading them anymore
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On 11/12/2020 at 1:35 PM, drewlaws said:

I'm kicking around the idea of a nice (~$5k) watch. Right now I have a Hamilton Pan Europ. 

I have had my eye on a Zenith El Primero (38mm 1969 version), which I can get under $6000. I like that it's a chronograph with some history and it works in a casual or suit environment. I would get it on a SS bracelet and buy a couple different leather straps for different looks.

Does anyone have any experience with an El Primero? It is reliable enough to handle the abuse of a daily wearer? Does it have any chance of holding its value?

I also like the Rolex GMT II but at $10k+ they are too spendy for me.

I had a Zenith Rainbow Flyback for a number of years. It was crazy accurate and super comfortable on the SS bracelet. I never had reliability issues with it. The 36,000 vph is kinda cool to see in action. Some of the older Zenith's will maintain their value, but I agree that if you are looking to flip it later, used Speedmaster is always a strong choice. 

 

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im not in love with this vintage rolex as i thought i would be.  got it cuz i love blue and especially textured dials.  but the texture is way too fine in scale for it to be visible, and it being horizonally hatched, doesnt really catch the light as much as a crosshatch like the linen dials are.

 

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also... have no idea how it is possible to resize a jubilee band?  do you just change the mounting point on the snap buckle thing?

probably gonna flip this for a linen datejust when i run into the right one.

 

also a big personal surprise is.... man i really like the apple watch.  it wears extremely comfortably.  the strap attachment mechanism is genius.  and the software engineering they put into it is quite incredible.

 

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