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The watch thread: pocket, wrist, sporty, showy? You name it!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by windhoek, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. audiopile

    audiopile pfm Member

    Is there a watchmaker/technician in the USA who somebody could recommend to service a Glycine Incursore ?
  2. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    I didn't get on with the standard strap either so have switched to a leather nato one:


    I like Nato straps and usually end up switching most of my watches to them.
  3. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    That looks good. I had a nice strap kindly given to me on here, that's good looking. Big chunky ones like yours though fit with the sporty outdoors nature of this model.
  4. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    Another new arrival today, and I think this might become my daily wear for a while. Not sure if I'll switch it to a Nato strap yet as the one it came with is comfortable.

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  5. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    I always think they look clumsy tbh, but each to his own.

    Love the Alpinist and the Hamilton though. How watches should be. No bling and sensible size. :)
  6. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    Lockdown means I've got too much time on my hands browsing Ebay, resulting in several watch purchases already.

    Don't really know much about this one other than it's in good condition, looked nice (I like plainish automatics from around the 60's) and was very cheap:


    This one is from 1967 so is a year older than me, although it seems to have worn those years rather better:

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  7. Nero


    I sold my father's Seamaster on eBay recently - a bit older than yours, but I was surprised what it went for. I'm afraid I know little about Omegas (for me it's a hobby not an obsession) but normally they seem nice watches. I'm still struggling to live with my Apollo XI not being an automatic - I just forget to wind it up all the time
  8. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    I don't think I've got any manual wind watches at the moment - I'd definitely forget to wind them if I did. Quite a few automatics (none of them particularly valuable) though so have had to order another winder as the one I have at the moment only has 4 slots.
  9. jagdesign

    jagdesign pfm Member

    Love old Omegas, here's my Chronostop circa 1969
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  10. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    That Chronostop is a nice looking watch.

    Next on my to-do list is to get this Eternamatic 2002 sorted out.
    It was left by my father in law to my son and while it works it's lost its crown. It might have a go at fixing it myself.
  11. jagdesign

    jagdesign pfm Member

    It's a shame that the modern Omega's leave quite a lot to be desired design-wise IMO. They're still nicely engineered and put together, but some of the modern Seamasters etc are pretty rank.

    Still very much a fan of the Speedmaster, which luckily hasn't seen much change since its inception.
  12. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    While trying on various watches 6 years ago, my not-tiny wrists were made to feel inadequate by some modern machinery

  13. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Very nice. For a while I've quite fancied a 'drivers' Chronostop with the dial rotated 90 degrees.
  14. jagdesign

    jagdesign pfm Member

    Cheers, yes the drivers version is certainly the more collectable based on the prices they seem to fetch! I just couldn't put up with having it on the underside of my wrist, constantly knocking laptop/desk etc.

    I think they're a really underrated watch though, really clean dial and I understand the calibre 865 is not too far off the movement fitted to the Speedmaster.
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  15. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    I think this was a "CYA" move by the clerk, to protect against one claiming that the shop scratched it.
  16. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    You sir, should have perhaps opted for one of these:


    The Midsize automatic Speedmaster.
    I on the other hand with my puny wrists and preference for automatic mechanisms did so - and have pretty much regretted doing so and not going for the full-fat Manual Wind Moonwatch version ever since :(
  17. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    Omega and Longines were considered very serious watches back then unlike their watered-down selves today. Old collectors and watchmakers who have been around for a long time will tell you that Omegas were sometimes more desirable than Rolex for example, and that the Speedy was more expensive than the Daytona retail-wise. Likewise Longines made some very collectible watches esp. chronographs with original movements that are highly sought after today.

    There are Seamasters and then there are Seamasters. The common dress Seamasters of the past, nice watches as they are, still don't fetch very much ($300-500?). But if you have a rare version or the dive Seamaster 300 (and more so the issued Royal Navy ones with military markings), you can fetch a tidy sum for them. The military Seamaster 300 can probably pay for a college education with some spare change.
  18. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    I am afraid you are correct. The Speedy Pro is a classic whereas the reduced Speedy...is not.

    It's not just a question of size. While both watches look very similar, the layout and proportions of the Moonwatch are better. The Speedy Reduced has the subdials squeezed towards the edges of the dial giving it a very crowded look.

    I was the same way as you when I first got my Speedy Pro. The watch looked humongous on my wrist but this impression faded rather quickly. I have found watch size to be largely dependent on what your eyes are used to. It works the same way in the opposite direction: if you wear a large watch and then switch to a smaller dress watch, you will find that the watch looks too 'small'. But you get used to it after a while. I am happy wearing anything from say, 34mm up to about 45mm; it all depends on the design and proportions. I find a thicker watch to be more of a problem.

  19. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    My mate owns a vintage Seamaster that he inherited from his late father and it's very much dress watch in style. It's probably the classiest and timeless-looking watch I've ever seen; you'd need to look at Omega dress watches to find something comparable because compared to that watch, modern Seamasters have no timeless class whatsoever.
  20. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    Still haven't got my JLC MC Ultra Thin Moon. Next year. The speaker urge has hit hard...

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