Following Automatic Watches - Accuracy Page 16

  • Gl3n Moderator 14 Nov 2019 20:11:45 6,765 posts
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    I bought an SKX007 in the end. Perhaps like Fake_Blood, I'm really impressed with the quality. It doesn't feel too oversized either. Now comes the struggle to not frequent the usual watch temptation sites for a while...
  • elstoof 14 Nov 2019 20:14:23 25,581 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    So what do we think of this?

    https://www.timex.co.uk/browse/collections/giorgio-galli/

    I really REALLY am thinking of getting one
    Looks nice, just not sure what the little red jewel does for it
  • beastmaster 14 Nov 2019 23:19:28 20,450 posts
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    41mm? Does that mean only the Timex straps can be used?
  • fontgeeksogood 15 Nov 2019 02:05:32 9,489 posts
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    41mm is the case diameter, the lug width is what you would need to know for strap compatibility
  • Carlo 15 Nov 2019 08:48:32 21,204 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Carlo wrote:
    So what do we think of this?

    https://www.timex.co.uk/browse/collections/giorgio-galli/

    I really REALLY am thinking of getting one
    Looks nice, just not sure what the little red jewel does for it
    Yeah, it does make it look like the bonet of a Fiat 500 doesn't it, put me off it now :/

  • anephric 15 Nov 2019 09:43:39 3,875 posts
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    Those Italians and their little red jewels.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 15 Nov 2019 09:50:10 24,360 posts
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    Upside down Hindu.
  • beastmaster 14 Dec 2019 14:02:55 20,450 posts
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    Was chatting to a friend of mine last night. He’s about to pull the trigger on an ex-display model IWC Portuguese. Damn, those are fine looking watches.

    Is in-house movement really that important? I guess for expensive watches it’s definitely a yes.
  • elstoof 14 Dec 2019 18:13:34 25,581 posts
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    It adds to the exclusivity sure, just depends what you’re interested in. Most people in the market for a Tag or a Breitling won’t know or care that the guts are all off the peg ETAs, they just want the watch that looks like that one off the adverts on their wrist. In house movements will add to the cost of servicing and repairs as you’ll likely need specialist knowledge or tools to do the work, while an ETA can be fixed by pretty much anyone. They’re called workhorses for a reason
  • Load_2.0 14 Dec 2019 22:42:34 31,378 posts
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    It's really difficult to improve upon the reliability and efficiency of those movements.

    The appeal is obviously owning a unique piece of engineering but as mentioned above the servicing is going to be an issue. That said if someone offered to buy me a Vacheron Constantin Chronomètre I would be fairly happy.

    I think Glashütte and Zenith have options at a reasonable price point.
  • anephric 14 Dec 2019 22:56:07 3,875 posts
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    The big desirable thing about Rolexes is all in-house, but they make so many of their movements they might as well be off-the-shelf, and you're paying Rolex servicing costs.
  • fontgeeksogood 14 Dec 2019 23:22:04 9,489 posts
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    ETA is owned by Swatch so I figure that my Omega by extension has an in house movement.

    As an aside, I joined Watchgang as I realise I like more budget watches (good ones) as much as expensive ones and it's a thrill getting mystery watches. I've only gone with their black level sub every quarter and although I'm only two in, I really enjoy the whole process and the watches I've had have been quality
  • anephric 15 Dec 2019 00:02:22 3,875 posts
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    I've looked at those watch subscription things before, and I decided for the same amount of money I would spend I enjoy hunting around TK for things like bargain Midos, Fortis and Eternas than receiving random no-name things.

    I should've bought that Super Kon Tiki I found gathering dust on a shelf for less than £500. No way I'd pay list for an Eterna, but less than £500 for their autos? Shoulda.
  • fontgeeksogood 15 Dec 2019 05:47:46 9,489 posts
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    Yeah, I'm fairly sure my mind will change on the sub, but the surprise element of it, as well as getting some types of watch I'd not normally go for makes it fun enough for now
  • smoothpete 30 Dec 2019 17:30:08 36,761 posts
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    I bought a Seiko 5 for those days when I want to feel less at risk of being mugged. I got the graph paper dial one, its really nice! It runs about 5 seconds fast per day which I can live with. Seen here on NATO strap:

    https://ibb.co/p3NzN4c

    Edited by smoothpete at 18:02:33 30-12-2019
  • fontgeeksogood 30 Dec 2019 18:29:35 9,489 posts
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    5 seconds a day is still in 'optimal' range and that's a lovely piece.

    I'm on the hunt for a Straton Leggera Bullhead because I missed out on the first run. British Leyland brown pls

  • smoothpete 30 Dec 2019 20:28:18 36,761 posts
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    That’s a pretty thing. Unusual layout.
  • beastmaster 30 Dec 2019 20:35:37 20,450 posts
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    The Glashütte watches that look like Lange are superb. Still saving up for the Reverso and should hopefully have one in June/July.

    By then though SIHH (now rebranded as Watches & Wonders) would have taken place so there may be some new models out. Assuming JLC attend.
  • fontgeeksogood 30 Dec 2019 20:38:38 9,489 posts
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    I don't have a Bullhead watch and that's reason enough for me nowadays to buy an inexpensive watch. The style was in vogue for a while in the 70s I think, which is clearly where this throws back to, with the driver style perforated strap as well (love that too). They also wear 'big' which as a huskier wristed gentleman, suits me just fine
  • smoothpete 30 Dec 2019 21:07:22 36,761 posts
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    How big are these husky wrists we hear so much about?
  • arty 30 Dec 2019 21:15:27 709 posts
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    Love that bullhead! But then I really love the original 70's Seiko 6138 Bullhead.
  • fontgeeksogood 30 Dec 2019 21:29:07 9,489 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    How big are these husky wrists we hear so much about?
    I don't want to brag but I've got over 16 inches
  • elstoof 30 Dec 2019 22:24:32 25,581 posts
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    Just glue a stopwatch to a Livestrong bracelet
  • smoothpete 8 Jan 2020 09:18:20 36,761 posts
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    Quite tempted to get one of these at some point, they're very pretty

    https://celadonhh.com/collections/imperial-series/products/imperial-peacock
  • smoothpete 14 Jan 2020 14:59:54 36,761 posts
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    I unwisely popped into the Grand Seiko boutique in the Burlington Arcade today. Fucking HELL. The spring drive “snowflake” is a thing of genuine beauty. And so light! Crazy light (titanium). Another thing I don’t need which I will inevitably end up buying.
  • gamingdave 14 Jan 2020 15:11:28 4,965 posts
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    I'm not a fan of the Spring Drive range, just can't get on with the power reserve dial, but they do look like a stunning watch.

    Need to pop in there as my SBGV011 needs a new battery, so will check it out
  • beastmaster 14 Jan 2020 15:29:36 20,450 posts
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    There’s a “new” Omega Spodmaster with the 321 moment in steel. It’s about 15K though.
  • smoothpete 14 Jan 2020 15:33:22 36,761 posts
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    gamingdave wrote:
    Need to pop in there as my SBGV011 needs a new battery, so will check it out
    It’s a pop up so check they’re still there before making the trip. There’s another shop in Knightsbridge
  • gamingdave 14 Jan 2020 17:04:52 4,965 posts
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    Ah right, thought they might have moved. Burlington Arcade is probably a smidge closer to work, but I need one with a service centre so will have a look
  • docrob 14 Jan 2020 19:01:15 1,540 posts
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    I have a Raymond Weil Freelancer which is meant to be self-winding. It tends to lose a minute or two each week. This is bloody annoying, but I think it’s because I can’t wear it at work and so it has long periods of not being moved about.
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