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  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Jul 2015

    I wonder if there's a quartz revival coming for Haute Horology. F.P. Journe just made a quartz also:

    http://www.ablogtowatch.com/discussion-f-p-journe-quartz-movement-design/

    The WISes are going to explode from the cognitive dissonance.

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    I think it's inevitable. Quartz complications offer so many unexplored possibilities; like the resetting hands in that F.P. Journe movement. Just incredible.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Jul 2015

    I'm beginning to really like quartz for its ability to provide some really fascinating complications at tremendous prices, not to mention dat power reserve tho.

    //EDIT: The Seiko VK64 mecaquartz was the start of my conversion. It provides the satisfying behavior of a mechanical chrono at a very affordable cost. Just dollars, instead of thousands.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    My real appreciation for quartz started when I read the wikipedia page on it. Quartz is actually pretty amazing tech, especially when you put it in context of the time it was invented.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Jul 2015

    That's true. THe watch nerds say that quartz isn't as interesting or complicated as a mechanical watch, but if that were true we would have invented quartz several hundred years ago. They entirely gloss over the 30 years of silicon semiconductor development required to create a quartz watch, and the miniaturization efforts of those circuits, not to mention the sheer mastery of the natural world to understand and harness quartz vibrations for time.

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    I didn't know Smiths made pocket and wristwatches! That's awesome. I've always known them as the instrument maker for classic British cars. What a great watch! Here's some history on the English brand:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/gds/A-GUIDE-TO-BUYING-A-SMITHS-WATCH-FOR-PLEASURE-OR-PROFIT-/10000000001402028/g.html

    BasilUPSLynx
  • ZanthianZanthian Mitey Worrier Milford, OH Icrontian

  • ZanthianZanthian Mitey Worrier Milford, OH Icrontian


    My wife @lulufitzgerald ordered me an awesome kangaroo leather nato strap from http://www.crownandbuckle.com/
    It is very soft and way thinner than a normal leather strap.

    BobbyDigiprimesuspectBuddyJ
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    The Invicta 9000 Series automatics are pretty amazing values. So happens you can bring the blue one home for about $50 after coupon codes 15BUCKSOFF or 15BUCKSNOW.

    Note that this has a sunburst blue dial and blue bezel. Photography not very good.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    You can also get the beautiful Pepsi-bezeled PanAm model for $60.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    BUT MECHANICAL DEMONSTRATES MORE TECHNICAL EXPERTISE?!

  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja I don't know how to not Icrontian

    RyderMt_Goat
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat I am the hatchet man, look over your shoulder Icrontian
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian

    I really wish I had 140 bucks laying around right now. This Massdrop really interests me: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/seiko-kinetic-field-ska-watch

    Seriously, it's rare that I look at any Seiko watch at this point and don't think "DO WANT". They just tend to get me, especially the simple look of that field watch or the 5 series...

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    Not kinetic, but Seiko has two ranges in the 5 Series that look very similar and are automatic instead. They're about $55 and $99 respectively. Much more attractive pricing for a simple field watch.

  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian

    @Thrax said:
    Not kinetic, but Seiko has two ranges in the 5 Series that look very similar and are automatic instead. They're about $55 and $99 respectively. Much more attractive pricing for a simple field watch.

    I have a Seiko 5 already, actually. It's my daily wearer.

  • brightbright Icrontian
    edited Feb 2016

    @ardichoke said:
    I really wish I had 140 bucks laying around right now. This Massdrop really interests me: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/seiko-kinetic-field-ska-watch

    Seriously, it's rare that I look at any Seiko watch at this point and don't think "DO WANT". They just tend to get me, especially the simple look of that field watch or the 5 series...

    Adding "?mode=guest_open" at the end of Massdrop links lets people without Massdrop accounts see the product instead of the Log In/Sign Up page.

    For example, your link: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/seiko-kinetic-field-ska-watch?mode=guest_open

    EMTBuddyJ
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian

    Augh.... Massdrop has a really nice looking Seiko dress watch for a good price... but by the time I get there all the color schemes I like are sold out. CURSES

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/seiko-retrograde-kinetic-srn-watch?mode=guest_open

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    An interesting small batch watch project just came up. It's the EMG DL63. It hearkens back to the Hamilton Chronomatic or the Longines Heuer Camaro.

    Specs

    • Case: 42mm diameter Seagull 1963 case
    • Lug to lug 46mm
    • 22mm lug width
    • 13mm height
    • Mixed brushed and polished finish bezel and case
    • Crystal: mineral. (a domed acrylic option is being explored)
    • Movement: seagull ST1901 handwinding mechanical chronograph movement
    • Dial: matte white with black recessed/bowled subdials
    • Applied indices
    • BGW9 blue lume
    • Raised internal tachymetre bezel
    • Strap: 22mm perforated racing leather. Tapered.

    There's room for 50 backers, and an MOQ of 40 is required to get the project going:

    First 25 - $240 + $30 shipping for most locations.
    Second 25 - $260 + $30 shipping for most locations.
    $100 deposit required when project is initiated.

    Contact emgwatches@gmail.com to get signed up and to receive updates.

    Basil
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    13mm thick and not automatic? Seems like a lot of wasted space. Sounds pretty sweet, though.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    Mechanical chronograph movements are thick.

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    Ahhh. Missed the chrono part. Makes more sense.

  • ketoketo Occupied. Or is it preoccupied? Icrontian
    edited Dec 2016

    I've been only very sporadically interested in watches the last couple of years, my interests do change rather frequently. So I hadn't been very excited about any of the new releases until I came across the Bulova Moonwatch. Aaaaand Mrs keto put one under the tree woot. OK technically, she put a framed small picture of one, because delivery is still a couple of days away.

    Here's a review ablogtowatch.com/bulova-moon-watch/

    Zanthian
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    That Bulova Moon Watch reissue is a real looker. There were some killer deals on it over the holidays, especially at TJ Maxx and Kohl's.

  • ketoketo Occupied. Or is it preoccupied? Icrontian
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Nice!

  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH Icrontian
    edited 17 Mar

    Not mine, I just really like the look of it.
    https://www.christopherward.com/c1000typhoon-ce.html

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    Not bad for $2 shipped from China

    Snarkasm
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