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Any watch nerds on Icrontic?

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  • brightbright Icrontian
    That badge clashes with every article of clothing in the world.
    TushonCliff_ForsterGnomeQueen
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    edited Oct 2012
    bright said:

    That badge clashes with every article of clothing in the world.

    Considering Thrax made it, and in light of his title I would think it works great with everything.
    UPSLynx
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Have you seen gold prices lately? Gold is fashionable.
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian
    bright said:

    @Teramona: I would love to see them.

    I shall post pictures when I go to my parents' house to collect the watches. :)

    Also, gold is only fashionable if you're a rapper or a pimp.
    midga
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    You're not the fashion police, you don't know.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    Platinum>Gold in jewelry any day :)
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    I'm very happy that I spawned this "discussion"
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    Best derailment I've seen in a long time.

    @teramona also want to see pics of watches plz.
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    @Teramona As do I, I've always been fascinated with pocket watches.
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian
    I'm afraid they might be a bit of a disappointment, gentlemen. I've always kind of had a thing for victorian stuff (clothes, teatime, the houses), so I asked for a pocket watch for Christmas when I was, I don't know, 5 or 6. They bought me a Looney Toons themed pocket watch that I loved with all my heart and carried around with me until it stopped ticking. Then when I was 14, my parents bought me a new plain silver one with a blue face... And then about a year ago, I bought a really pretty "steam punk" themed watch, which I love, but the latch won't quite close on it anymore.

    Also, my grandfather had one... but I'm not really allowed to touch it. Something about me being clumsy and hurting things that people care about.
    JBoogaloo
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    They asked a lady for pics. Do not disappoint, OP. I'll bring out my friend, Mr. Bones
  • drasnordrasnor Hawthorne, CA Icrontian

    drasnor said:

    I am a boring person wearing a boring watch.

    With all due respect, that is very far from boring. Love the classic layout and easy to read numbering. I'd love to have one of those in my collection.
    I was being facetious :D. I think it's a great watch in all respects even though it's not a "name brand" with "history" like all the other ones being discussed in the thread. Not implying that those watches aren't also excellent, but I really wanted a daily beater and something worn by military in the field fit the bill perfectly.
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    Anyone besides me like the Rolex Milgauss? I love the green sapphire crystal and lightning bolt second hand. It screams ENGINEER to me.

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    UPSLynx
  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH Icrontian
    I don't know if I would say I am a watch nerd, but I am quite a sucker for pretty much any engineering that shows its contraptions. Sorry for the cursing, but I fucking love ball machines for example. I can watch those things for hours, so watches, and clocks, and even mechanical calendars if I can find them are awesome.
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian
    edited Oct 2012
    Decided to photo my watches. I never get rid of watches on purpose, so unless it got lost or destroyed, it's still here. There are plenty of watches that have been lost or destroyed however, including two casio databank calculators.

    First here are all my wrist watches, the two on the left are the ones I mentioned and posted marketing photos of earlier:

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    When I was a teenager, I mostly wore plain-faced watches with leather or nylon bands or my databanks, as I got older, my preference shifted to metal bands with blue faces. The black face of my current watch is a recent departure from that preference, but is my current prefered look.

    Here are all my pocket and belt watches:

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    On the left are the belt watches. In my early 20's I had a series of jobs that made a wrist watch impractical for one reason or another, so for a long time I was wearing my watch on my belt or belt-loop. You can see that the beginning of this phase overlapped with my preference for databanks. That Time Square watch face was never used, it was purchased solely to scavenge the fob for use on my databank. The two watches in the middle are both Todd James chromed pocket watches. You can almost read the Mitey Worriers inscription on the one that's closed. On the right are the two antique pocket watches in my collection. Neither were ever functional in my care; the lower one was my grandfathers.
    UPSLynx
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Well, got my experimental Jaragar watch today! It's in perfect aesthetic condition, but I'm concerned that the mechanism to set the day (9:00 dial) and year are broken. I knew this might happen for the price (~$30), but I'm still tinkering with it.

    The movement appears to be in great shape, though.

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  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    Here's a shot of the old Hamilton I'm wearing today.
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  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Update: small indents that I thought to be rivets were actually disguised push buttons on the side of the case opposite the crown. One thumbtack later and I have the day/date/month/year accurately set.

    BADASS.
    BuddyJCBTushon
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    Nice collection CB, thanks for taking a pic.

    @BuddyJ I can dig that Rolex. I'm a sucker for an interesting second hand.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Cliff_Forster
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    @Thrax can you post some shots of the back of the watch and the band. What's your impression? Worth the $30? Better or worse than a $30 Timex?

    I'm tempted to snag on of these, but I kinda want to save up and get a Strela chrono with the Poljot 3133 movement. I really want a chronograph, baaad.

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  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Thrax said:

    For $30, that's damn sexy.
    Cliff_Forster
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Oct 2012
    @Buddyj:

    I think I definitely got my money's worth for $30. The band is certainly not leather, probably polyurethane, but it doesn't look terrible, either. Aesthetically, I think it's miles ahead of a cheap Timex watch, but the quartz of a Timex would certainly be more accurate. At the end of the day, I think it comes down to what you prefer: superior aesthetics and marginally inferior timekeeping, or marginally inferior aesthetics and superior timekeeping. My gut reaction is "I'm very pleased with this purchase." Plus I've gotten TONS of compliments on this watch, and none on my watches that are four or even six times the price. That's worth while in my book.

    Here are those pics.
    Cliff_Forster
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    Nothing fancy, just like me.

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  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Oct 2012
    Here's a legit video review:

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian

    Nothing fancy, just like me.

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    I like the look of that Citizen, sort of minimalist but functional.

    I think I have that same Fossil in my photo above. :D
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    @CB It seems we do. That watch was what I got for my first five years at Baltimore Aircoil. I do like it, but I've only worn it about a dozen times in the seven years since.
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    edited Oct 2012
    Thrax said:

    Here's a legit video review:

    It took me 63 seconds to realize that's you talking. The watch told me so.
    Teramona
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