Watches, watches, watches (caution: modem burner)

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Post by CMur12 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:50 pm

Jim, that's a beautiful inheritance. Waltham made some very fine watches and that one looks like one of their better ones. A porcelain double-sunk dial like that is pretty deluxe.

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Post by Bobwhite » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:49 pm

Cliff presented some really nice watches. The Rolex will be noticed by 90% of the people who see it, but the Lange & Shone will be " noticed" by the other 10%. I like how it has tasteful understated qualities. After seeing it I would like to find a similar self winding swiss watch with gold and and brown crocodile band. Omega or IWC may be more realistic for me. Used watches seem to be a good way to get quality at a reasonable price.

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Post by marsos52 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:47 pm

so guess you could say that YOU LOVE YOUR BALLS???

Ball watches are amazing. I love Lum tecs.

I sport a orange and a black face Seiko Monster.

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Post by brothers » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:55 pm

Ben wrote:My family lacked a good, powerful flashlight in the house until I bought one of these the other night.
Ben, that Home Depot link just didn't want to come through. :(
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Post by brothers » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:57 pm

Ooops! Sorry I replied to an eight 8 year old post about a flashlight. :?
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Post by malocchio » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:02 pm

Beautiful line-up !

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Post by CMur12 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:31 pm

I'm seriously considering a Hamilton 946 railroad watch, with 23 jewels, from around 1906. The watch is in exquisite condition. A friend of mine showed it to me today and told me he is selling it. I've never spent this kind of money on a watch, but, as I said, it's exquisite!

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Post by Squire » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:22 pm

Hamilton produced some excellent watches in the 940s range and it was only politics that eventually removed them from the pockets of Railroad men.
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Post by Zemlya » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:29 pm

I have a Stowa Antea (Limited, w/Durowe movement). I will post pics later. I purchased it in 2007 (my first mechanical) and it's since been my only watch.

Eventually I would like to acquire a few more, but nothing in collector territory (no interest).

Would love a Reverso one day!

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Post by Squire » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:27 pm

Zemlya wrote:Would love a Reverso one day!
Who wouldn't . . .
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Post by Laager » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:32 pm

brothers wrote:Laager, thanks for finding this oldie but goodie. Will you be posting written messages to go along with these gems? :)
Nah. I've already posted sufficient real content. I simply thought it needed a second life and without much more than a bump, others seem to agree. :)

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Post by brothers » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:51 pm

if you find any more like this, that would be good! Thank you.
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Post by Laager » Thu May 08, 2014 11:02 pm

Zemlya wrote:Would love a Reverso one day!
Oh, dear Lord, yes.

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Post by CMur12 » Thu May 08, 2014 11:12 pm

Wow, I've never seen anything like that Reverso!

I ended up buying the Hamilton 946 railroad watch that I referenced above. It is absolutely exquisite, with a gold case, unblemished double-sunk porcelain dial, and a 23-jewel movement. It was made around 1906.

I don't own any jewelry and this is probably the one most exquisitely beautiful object that I own. Other than the house, it is one of very few possessions not subject to depreciation.

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Post by jww » Fri May 09, 2014 6:16 am

I own a few inexpensive watches --- well that's relative --- inexpensive when compared to Hamiltons, etc. I own two Citizens, a Polar and a Bullova automatic - all of which get plenty of use. I also have Timex Expedition with leather strap that does temperature, tide and compass --- just because I like to follow the tidal times at our favourite beach spot in Maine. And finally, there's my Garmin 310XT which is arguably not a watch per se but does kind of keep time and does sit on my wrist whenever I am involved in outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, etc.

I have been considering a Tissot T-Touch Race. Yes it is quite "gadgety" but I am intrigued by the technology of the tactile functions, besides, I have the option to pick one up for free (work related incentive award). I also would like to get a G-Shock because I like the toughness of them.

I realize these are low-end to middling watches that I own, but I like what I have and they work perfectly for my needs.
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Post by brothers » Fri May 09, 2014 8:21 am

The Reverso is an awe-inspiring work of art, created by an obviously gifted genius, a master at his craft.
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Post by Squire » Fri May 09, 2014 9:41 am

There are few things we can own that are such a pleasure to use as a fine mechanical watch.
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Post by Rufus » Fri May 09, 2014 10:59 am

Squire wrote:There are few things we can own that are such a pleasure to use as a fine mechanical watch.
My exact sentiment. I got my love for mechanical watches from my father, who really appreciated fine Swiss-made mechanical watches. My university graduation gift from him was an 18c yellow gold Vacheron Constantin pocket watch, which I still use. My wife, however, really surprised me when she gave me an 18c yellow gold Patek Philippe Calatrva automatic wrist watch with a brown and a black alligator strap on my 60th birthday. I wear this watch almost every day except when I travel, do manual labour or work out.
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Post by Squire » Sat May 10, 2014 6:45 pm

You are fortunate indeed Bryan.
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Post by CMur12 » Sat May 10, 2014 8:33 pm

Squire wrote:You are fortunate indeed Bryan.
I'll say. A Patek Philippe is a helluva gift!

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