Following Automatic Watches - Accuracy Page 4

  • Kill_Crazy 29 Mar 2017 08:38:12 2,552 posts
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    I think it's more that it's my first pretty expensive watch and want to 'treat it right'. I think I'll not bother as the counter arguement of less wear/ need for a service seems more logical. I've got my grandads old pocket watch and that winds up fine after sitting for years at a time (although not an auto).
    How often do you service yours?
  • Deleted user 29 March 2017 08:44:56
    About every five years, depending on manufacturer. Comes back looking like new, but can be a bit pricey.

    I don't think anyone can prove either way about winders being beneficial or not to an automatic, my interest was down to one of laziness
  • Kill_Crazy 29 Mar 2017 09:02:55 2,552 posts
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    Your not kidding about service costs. A winder is probably worth it for a day/ date watch like you said. Maybe the next one...
  • Deleted user 29 March 2017 09:05:05
    Personally, and I'm well aware this makes me sound like a proper wanker, costs of servicing means I don't bother getting​ a watch costing less than a few grand serviced
  • You-can-call-me-kal 29 Mar 2017 09:13:41 19,727 posts
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    I'm in love with this. Keep dropping hints to my wife about what a nice 40th present it would make.

    http://www.junghans.de/en/junghans-collection/watches/maxbill/maxbill-maxbillautomatic/027-4002-44/model/detail.html
  • Dirtbox 29 Mar 2017 09:26:16 91,349 posts
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  • Deleted user 29 March 2017 09:40:06
    Those are very pretty. I wish I had dainty wrists, anything below a chunky 40mm looks very silly, and there's some absolute bargains to be had in the second hand market at the moment below that size :(
  • Kill_Crazy 29 Mar 2017 09:41:08 2,552 posts
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    I get what you mean. I'll get it serviced at some point down the line as it's an anniversary gift so I want to keep it looked after.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 29 Mar 2017 09:45:14 19,727 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Junghans max bills are beautiful, but they just look so delicate. I would be terrified of smashing it.

    I like this one personally. http://www.junghans.de/en/junghans-collection/watches/maxbill/maxbill-maxbillchronoscope/027-4502-00/model/detail.html
    Yeah that strap is nice. I know someone with that strap and sadly it perishes really quickly. Itís got quite a nice distressed look to it now so still looks good but she was disappointed with it.

    I like the chronoscope faces too, especially the black one, but itís really the minimalism of the original one I linked that draws me to them.
  • Kill_Crazy 29 Mar 2017 09:46:55 2,552 posts
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    I like both of them. Nice clean, classic designs. Strap goes really nice with the second one.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 29 Mar 2017 09:49:52 19,727 posts
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    Don't buy it. It's mine.
  • Load_2.0 29 Mar 2017 09:53:32 31,631 posts
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    Kill_Crazy wrote:
    I realise this is a bit of a dead thread but didn't want to make a new one. Does anyone who has an automatic watch use an auto winder? I'm getting an auto watch soon and was looking at the Chiyoda one as it didn't seem too pricey (~£60) but was a bit put off as there's a few reports of the motor getting noisy after a few months. Any recommendations gratefully received. Low noise is a must as it will be in the bedroom and hopefully £100 or less. TIA
    If you have just the one auto is it really worth it? Most will have a 48 power reserve so it depends how often you will be wearing it.

    I see winders as mainly for convenience as it saves you having to reset time and dates and complications if you alternate between watches in a collection. There is some argument that continual winding can put wear on the spring/coil that prevents overwinding but others disagree (a lot depends on the watch design).

    Personally I wouldn't bother. Setting a watch takes a few minutes.
  • Load_2.0 29 Mar 2017 10:07:34 31,631 posts
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    Those Junghans are sex. Such a nice looking watch.

    They don't suit me though, being a fatty I need a bigger bezel. I tried one of these on and liked it. Photos don't really do it justice.

    http://www.montblanc.com/en/collection/watches/montblanc-timewalker-collection/110338-Montblanc-TimeWalker-Date-Automatic.html
  • yegon 29 Mar 2017 10:12:30 6,498 posts
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    Yes, winders are more for convenience than anything else. Had a keen interest in mechanical watches for donkeys years, nothing I've ever read on watchuseek forums (watch website) or elsewhere suggest otherwise.

    At a stretch, it could conceivably prevent wear on the threads from constantly using the crown, but that's an unlikely scenario and one which would involve full winds from dead every few days, constantly. In that weird scenario, yeah, a winder would be a better option.

    Also, to get a decent watch winder that is silent, reliable and last for years, I think you have to get quite spendy. As in £200-£300 minimum. All the cheap ones on Amazon are cheap crap that are noisy and not long lasting.

    Edited by yegon at 10:13:07 29-03-2017
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2017 11:31:10 25,681 posts
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    Love German watches. Think I'll only ever get watches from Glasshutte from now on
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    Classy gents watches
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2017 11:36:02 25,681 posts
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    Timeless, except that's not a good quality in a watch generally
  • midi82 29 Mar 2017 11:43:39 1,084 posts
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    I can understand the appeal of a winder if you have several automatics but if you're wearing the same one most days then surely there's no point. If you are swapping every couple of days then it would be nice not to have to set them every time.
  • Rusty_M 29 Mar 2017 12:48:40 7,162 posts
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    @Kill_Crazy I have the LG Watch Urbane. It comfortably lasts a whole day. I just charge it overnight. It doesn't have its own SIM or GPS, though. It just tethers to an Android phone.

    It's fun to switch watchfaces and to be able to read notifications quickly. I also use it to set timers when cooking by saying "ok google" even if I do look like a twat when doing it.
  • Rusty_M 29 Mar 2017 12:53:18 7,162 posts
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    frazzl wrote:
    Rusty_M wrote:
    I know too little about watches to even know if Bulova is a good make.
    They are a good brand. Used to be an independent American watch company, now owned by Citizen iirc.
    Thanks. Mine appears to be a C837555C and I just this moment broke the strap.

    Definitely time to get a leather or metal one now.
  • Dirtbox 29 Mar 2017 12:56:20 91,349 posts
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  • Deleted user 29 March 2017 13:37:14
    Yeah, I saw they're 40mm but the lugs look very elegant which will wear small. Damn these muscular, manly wrists
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2017 13:39:45 25,681 posts
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    But you wear a watch on your much less exercised left wrist
  • Deleted user 29 March 2017 13:41:40
    I sometimes use my other hand as a bit of a treat, a reminiscing of early wanks / inexpert lovers
  • elstoof 29 Mar 2017 13:56:58 25,681 posts
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    Anything much over 35mm looks a bit ridiculous on me, make of that what you will
  • You-can-call-me-kal 29 Mar 2017 14:44:49 19,727 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    PES_Fanboy wrote:
    Those are very pretty. I wish I had dainty wrists, anything below a chunky 40mm looks very silly, and there's some absolute bargains to be had in the second hand market at the moment below that size :(
    They're HUGE. Well, they're 40mm anyway. At least the one I linked.
    The face is big but they're extremely thing and elegant. I can't do big watches due to having the arms of a 6 year old girl, but when I tried one on it was fine.
  • Kill_Crazy 29 Mar 2017 16:28:56 2,552 posts
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    I like the idea of changing watch faces as you want with a smartwatch. Will definitely get one at some point.

    Thanks to everyone for their input, much appreciated. Going to give the winder a miss.
  • Dirtbox 29 Mar 2017 18:12:40 91,349 posts
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