Any watch nerds on Icrontic?

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  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Click the image button, paste the link, hit ok
    alternatively, use the code below and put link in between the quotes.
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  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX Icrontian
    edited June 2013
    Or in the case of Photobucket, click on the HTML box to the right of the image and that will copy all the code you need. Just paste and post :D

    -Digi
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    OR upload to imgur.com, which is faster, permanent, and doesn't go down when your bandwidth goes dry like it does on Photobucket. Also has code you can just copy/paste.
  • ketoketo Occupied. Or is it preoccupied? Icrontian
    edited June 2013
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    Dammit, that's exactly what I did yesterday and it didn't work.
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    I absolutely love Seiko's English product description for the SARB065:
    Create an aura of adult cocktail design motifs. Mr. Shinobu Ishigaki collaboration model and bartender. So fond of the drink, enjoy the time. Time off to spend oneself gracefully appeared worthy of a new mechanical watch a grown man dress. The motif of Ishigaki bartender cocktail, with glittering clarity of the dial design, and directing the intelligence and playfulness. Design motifs "cocktail" according to each model "SWEET" "DRY" "COOL" We prepared three types.
    Beautiful watch, keto! Seiko is so underrated sometimes.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    "So fond of the drink, enjoy the time. "

    Motto for IC Oktoberfest.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited June 2013
    I stole my dad's old watch off his dresser and took it into Stefan to have it gone over for Father's Day. He replaced the crystal, cleaned up the dial, hands, and numerals, and checked the movement. I had it identified over at WUS as an early 70's Sears-branded mechanical made by Jura, with a pin-lever Ronda 1223 wind-up movement. What sets it apart is the alarm.

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    BasilTushonUPSLynxmidga
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    Pin-lever movements are pretty rare these days. Very fragile. Fun!
  • MarushkaMarushka cambridge, ma Icrontian
    Holy cow you guys! My parents just bought me a lovely watch for graduation. Lady watch!

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    CBUPSLynxmidga
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    @marushka: Looks vaguely Movado-ish. What is it, Laura?
  • MarushkaMarushka cambridge, ma Icrontian
    movado!
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    Ah, then it's inspired by the 1947 Movado museum watch. :) Lovely and iconic.
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian
    I did always love the look of Movado. I'm a fan of their simplicity. I just wish they were a little more practical for telling time. But then, that's not what the Museum versions are for.
  • MarushkaMarushka cambridge, ma Icrontian
    you can tell the difference between professional watch publicity shots and our own icrontic shots for many reasons, but interestingly the professional shots are all of watches set to 10:09 or 10:10. Is that some sort of industry standard? I even see a lot at 10:10 and 36 seconds on google image. crazy!
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian
    Last I read it was because it made the watch face look as though it's smiling.
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian
    Marushka said:

    Is that some sort of industry standard?

    yes. Promo shots of watches are almost always shown at approx 10:10. Presumably it shows off the text on the watch face better, focusing the eye on the brand name which is typically below the 12.
  • MarushkaMarushka cambridge, ma Icrontian
    I don't know why I find it creepy. Like its from a Dan Brown book. Something HAPPENS at 10:09 and 36 seconds that all watchmakers know about. you will find me in my basement 2 weeks from now with newspaper clippings and red yarn connecting all the conspiracies i see.
    midga
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
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    Basil
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian
    Ooh. I like that one with the open heart up top. Very nice look to the layout.
  • BasilBasil Nubcaek England Icrontian
    Got a link/model number for that Parnis @thrax?
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    http://www.jacksontse.com/new/product-page.php?product_id=476

    But I bought mine from eBay seller Wenping1970. Really good seller.
    Basil
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  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    I DIDN'T ^5 YOU, IVAN, THAT WAS FOR THRAX, YOU GOD-DAMNED ^5 THIEF
    PirateNinjaBobbyDigiUPSLynxmidga
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  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    edited June 2013
    You filthy mongrel, you tricked me into giving you more. I'm on to you...
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    Ivan is a punk. Bro stole my fives.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit Icrontian
    Cut him some slack. He hasn't been the same since the helium wars.
    UPSLynx
  • IvanIvan
    will never forget the first time he cast off anchor in the UDS Buoyant.
    Icrontian
    will never forget the first time he cast off anchor in the UDS Buoyant.
    PirateNinjaJBoogalooUPSLynxmidga
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