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Any watch nerds on Icrontic?

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

    Running large second hand? Chrono work? LOL "PRC 200."

  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian

    I have a Patek Phillippe. On my smart watch.

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

    All those things are true*

    It ticks roughly once per second and is pretty at first glance. For $2, it was worth a gamble. I didn't expect anything other than ticking. Heck, I was more surprised that it did that, lol.

    *not hardly

  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH Icrontian

    HOW IT WORKS: Mechanical Watch - Full Documentary (720p HD)

    Fun watch if you like watching how watches work.

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

    And a new porn site launched yesterday:

    https://stockx.com/watches/most-popular

  • RequitRequit That one guy Somewhere over there, I don't know Icrontian
    edited Jun 2017
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    What happens when you put a $14 stainless band on a $20 Chinese mechanical?

    primesuspect
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    Just announced this week. I love me some Vostok.

    Less then 200 pcs.
    to 50th anniversary

    Amphibia1967

    Bronze CuSn8, 42 mm.
    Sapphire lens with anti reflective coating
    200 m
    Automatic movement
    "Sandwiched" dial
    Super-LumiNova
    Genuine leather strap, 22 mm

  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    I do enjoy my Vostok Tank Watch. The Amphibia is cool too. Too bad I won't be able to afford this anniversary watch.

  • BasilBasil Nubcaek England Icrontian

    Acquired another watch last week:

    This Waltham pocket watch was my grandfathers and appears date from ~1898.

    Wound it and it actually runs (avg +2-3min/24 hours).

    I feel I owe it a service but obviously it's of limited utility and keeps acceptable time anyway...

    primesuspectCBGnomeQueenBuddyJ
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Whoa! That's incredible @Basil!

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

    Very nice. A pro clean and adjust shouldn't be too terribly expensive, either.

    I have a 1911 Illinois pocket watch that I've been hesitant to get into rehab because it will probably run about $250, but I'm getting closer to it being worth it every year.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    It's been almost five years at Shinola and I've never really bought myself a watch. We had some Filson watches go up for steep discount for employees so I bought myself a couple.

    Zanthian
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    Nice. I like the GMT.

  • ketoketo Occupied. Or is it preoccupied? Icrontian

    Yeah, nice GMT. I'm kinda sorta in the market for one. Would love a BNLR, and might actually be able to make it happen in the spring.

    Most recent acquisition, Tudor Black Bay, with in house mvmnt. About a month ago, still in love.

    BuddyJ
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    edited Dec 2017

    -Digi

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

    This ad might be the best thing about Tissot.

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

    Today's new arrival. Had to take a picture of the manual and use lens to grab the text, then run that through translate so I could figure out how to wind it.

    CrazyJoeMt_Goat
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    @AlexDeGruven said:

    Today's new arrival. Had to take a picture of the manual and use lens to grab the text, then run that through translate so I could figure out how to wind it.

    I love my Vostok!

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

    @CrazyJoe said:

    @AlexDeGruven said:

    Today's new arrival. Had to take a picture of the manual and use lens to grab the text, then run that through translate so I could figure out how to wind it.

    I love my Vostok!

    I'm digging it. Will probably grab another with a bigger overall size, but I like this one.

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    @AlexDeGruven said:

    @CrazyJoe said:

    @AlexDeGruven said:

    Today's new arrival. Had to take a picture of the manual and use lens to grab the text, then run that through translate so I could figure out how to wind it.

    I love my Vostok!

    I'm digging it. Will probably grab another with a bigger overall size, but I like this one.

    Мне нравится ваш вкус в часах товарища.

  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    @AlexDeGruven said:

    I'm digging it. Will probably grab another with a bigger overall size, but I like this one.

    Это то, что она сказала

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

    I love that there's a comma there. This now makes me automatically re-word it as in the translation.

  • ketoketo Occupied. Or is it preoccupied? Icrontian

    No pics, but been a bit of a watch orgy in the past month.
    Tudor Black Bay Black (in house)
    Rolex Explorer 214270
    Hamilton Pan Europ - GREEN, yeah I'd never seen one. It's awesome
    Seiko SUN063 was under the tree. Finally got my GMT.

    From reading the watch forums, I've also become interested in fountain pens and gone from zero to full on collector in 2 weeks.

    BuddyJ
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    Oooh. I'm down with fountain pens too.

  • ketoketo Occupied. Or is it preoccupied? Icrontian
    edited 15 Jan

    @BuddyJ I'm flying out today for a week. When I get back there should be about a dozen boxes on my desk lol. Mostly old Sheaffers, in particular Snorkels, but anyways I'll start a thread and post some pics if there isn't one up by then.

    Most exciting find: 1954 Snorkel set (fountain + mech pencil), original box, original papers including bill of sale to a USA service member (discounted at the PX, he signs that he won't resell), stickers still on the pen & pencil.

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    @keto Very cool! I'm excited to see photos when you get back. I don't have any vintage pens yet but I've been very happy with my Pilot Metropolitan and Kaweco Sport. Both have been great workhorse pens. I've used both Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-Kai (dark blue) and Diamine Sherwood (dark green) inks in them.

  • ketoketo Occupied. Or is it preoccupied? Icrontian
    edited 20 Jan

    Nothing to see here. Starting a fountain pens thread somewhere else :P

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    edited 26 Mar

    And, because I'm still an addict, and my wife decided that the 38mm Vostok was too small, I present my new addition: a Parnis power reserve tourbillon:

    Edit: phonepostin fail.

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