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chickpea
08-10-2009, 06:34 AM
Outstanding piece. Enjoy :biggrin:

That, sir, is a fantastic watch. Full marks for style.

Austin
08-10-2009, 06:44 AM
Vintage Lord Elgin today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18114

DS/B MCS
08-10-2009, 09:41 AM
Started the week off with this one
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Exp-4.jpg?t=1249922398

mretzloff
08-10-2009, 12:58 PM
Started the week off with this one

It's settled, that's my next watch. I went to a few ADs today. One offered me 24 months no interest and the other one (where I got my Submariner) was very rude to me and wanted a premium for it. The guy must have been high or something...

DS/B MCS
08-10-2009, 02:49 PM
It's settled, that's my next watch. I went to a few ADs today. One offered me 24 months no interest and the other one (where I got my Submariner) was very rude to me and wanted a premium for it. The guy must have been high or something...

Just say No to the AD. Buy preloved and save yourself enough to buy another very nice watch. Don't ask me how I know :001_tongu

ogopogo
08-10-2009, 06:29 PM
I love that Orient Badge, I think it is one of the most interesting in the business.
Yeah, I love it too. Hard to see the detail on the actual watch though.



Orients are dangerous because they are not prohibitively expensive and look great. Now, that blue mako is really beckoning me.:rolleyes: Maybe I can convince my wife to get it for me for my birthday.
You should check out the Orient Deal of the Day website. The Makos with SS bracelet go for $99.00 and delivery is free. It really is an incredible deal, that watch is easily worth 2-3 times the price. The blue one has shown up twice in the last couple of months, should be showing up soon again.

ogopogo
08-10-2009, 06:30 PM
Orient chrono. This replaced an old Swiss Army as my "beater"

62344

chickpea
08-10-2009, 06:38 PM
Yeah, I love it too. Hard to see the detail on the actual watch though.


You should check out the Orient Deal of the Day website. The Makos with SS bracelet go for $99.00 and delivery is free. It really is an incredible deal, that watch is easily worth 2-3 times the price. The blue one has shown up twice in the last couple of months, should be showing up soon again.

Yup, I know that site. Orient Deal of the Day (http://www.orientalwatchsite.com) It's dangerous . . . :a23:

chickpea
08-10-2009, 06:39 PM
Orient chrono. This replaced an old Swiss Army as my "beater"

62344

That is an awesome "beater". What's your "nice" watch a Bruguet Tourbillion?:biggrin:

Ru4scuba?
08-10-2009, 07:00 PM
Doxa T-graph 3 dial re-issue today. Free left arm workout included with every watch!

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=62154&stc=1&d=1249827790
tgraph.jpg

True Diver's watch here...have you used it in the water?

ogopogo
08-10-2009, 08:02 PM
That is an awesome "beater". What's your "nice" watch a Bruguet Tourbillion?:biggrin:
Nah, that would just be my casual watch :wink:

I guess "beater" may not be the right word, but it is the watch that I use for jogging, swimming, the beach etc. Funny thing is that my "beater" was more than my nice/dressy watch and my beloved mako :redface:

DS/B MCS
08-11-2009, 09:11 AM
Heard this one calling my name
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/SD-1.jpg?t=1250006914

Austin
08-11-2009, 09:32 AM
Vintage Galco Diver today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18123

pal
08-11-2009, 11:26 AM
Nice Diver Austin!

Today I am wearing a vintage Waltham 23.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18128

Austin
08-11-2009, 11:50 AM
Nice Diver Austin!

Today I am wearing a vintage Waltham 23.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18128

Rich, I love the texture on that bezel. That's a winner!

mretzloff
08-11-2009, 01:05 PM
Nice Diver Austin!

Today I am wearing a vintage Waltham 23.

Understated and classy! I like it :thumbup1:

DS/B MCS
08-11-2009, 01:29 PM
Vintage Galco Diver today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18123

Nice Combo :cool:

Cmaster03
08-11-2009, 01:30 PM
Well, earlier today it was this "beater" Timex Iron Man for a run.

http://www.fototime.com/C4285FF4DA4B833/standard.jpg

Then back to my trusty old GMT.

http://www.fototime.com/CC51D330FE29D21/standard.jpg

pal
08-11-2009, 02:18 PM
Then back to my trusty old GMT.

http://www.fototime.com/CC51D330FE29D21/standard.jpg

Clyde, that is one classy photo of the GMT! I love that shot angle.

garyg
08-11-2009, 04:20 PM
+1 Nice shot, for a Pepsi ..

mretzloff
08-11-2009, 04:27 PM
Then back to my trusty old GMT.

Nice!

Is the GMT not good enough to go on a run? :wink: :biggrin:

Ru4scuba?
08-11-2009, 05:57 PM
Clyde, that is one classy photo of the GMT! I love that shot angle.

+1 to that! Great shot

Ru4scuba?
08-11-2009, 05:59 PM
My 50th Patch today...

mretzloff
08-11-2009, 06:04 PM
My 50th Patch today...

Nice chronograph.

tailorrmade
08-11-2009, 09:00 PM
Ball Night Train

Austin
08-12-2009, 08:16 AM
Vintage Lucerne Diver 666 today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18139

DS/B MCS
08-12-2009, 11:58 AM
Thought I'd give this one a little more wrist time before it goes up for sale
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Limes6.jpg?t=1250103398

chickpea
08-12-2009, 12:27 PM
Thought I'd give this one a little more wrist time before it goes up for sale
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Limes6.jpg?t=1250103398

I really like that style. Kinda B Uhr esqe kinda belle epoque, just lovely. Hits all the right style points for me.

Bill Smith
08-12-2009, 03:05 PM
A Fortis Cosmonaut Day Date Diver on an aftermarket black rubber strap.

Cmaster03
08-12-2009, 03:12 PM
Nice!

Is the GMT not good enough to go on a run? :wink: :biggrin:

Good point, I need to give the Timex a break and take the GMT out for some exercise. :wink:

Austin, that Lord Elgin is sweet.

mretzloff
08-12-2009, 04:04 PM
Thought I'd give this one a little more wrist time before it goes up for sale

Very nice. Good to see that there's another person who likes German watches, other than myself!

Austin
08-13-2009, 06:09 AM
Vintage Elgin today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18140

pal
08-13-2009, 07:01 AM
Vintage Elgin today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18140
Very nice, indeed!

mretzloff
08-13-2009, 08:58 AM
Vintage Elgin today.

Nice cuff links! The watch is nice too :tongue: :biggrin:

DS/B MCS
08-13-2009, 02:18 PM
Back with this one today. Just for you Matthew :wink:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Explorer3.jpg

mretzloff
08-13-2009, 04:21 PM
Back with this one today. Just for you Matthew :wink:

I'm still on the fence on this one (Is that even an expression? :biggrin:).

I called back today and asked if they had a 16710 (the older GMT II without the ceramic bezel). She said they only had an "F" (2003). How does 15% for the Exp II "V" sound? I might just stick with that. I prefer the GMT II, but cannot stand the ceramic bezel, the maxi dial, the new clasp, and the polished center links. I might end up going gray...

DS/B MCS
08-13-2009, 04:53 PM
I'm still on the fence on this one (Is that even an expression? :biggrin:).

I called back today and asked if they had a 16710 (the older GMT II without the ceramic bezel). She said they only had an "F" (2003). How does 15% for the Exp II "V" sound? I might just stick with that. I prefer the GMT II, but cannot stand the ceramic bezel, the maxi dial, the new clasp, and the polished center links. I might end up going gray...

Sent you a PM

You should be able to find the ExpII for 20%-25% off at some of the links I sent you. Of course, the "V" is the most current series, so you will pay for that "experience." If you can find something in the Z or M series you'll probably save a few more bucks.

I know you don't want to look at preloved, but you should be able to find that Z or M series for about $3200-$3700. That would be saving you at least another $1000 over the best gray market deal you'll find.

I've bought lots of rather expensive watches used. Most of them could hardly be told from new. When somebody drops more than 5k on their watch...they tend to take care of it.

Austin
08-13-2009, 05:03 PM
I've bought lots of rather expensive watches used. Most of them could hardly be told from new. When somebody drops more than 5k on their watch...they tend to take care of it.

Agreed. I usually buy preowned as well. Most of the Rolex's I have owned have been preowned. Try this site:

http://preownedrolex.com/

I have bought several watches from this gent with no problem. You can also negotiate on his pricing if you have cash on hand.

DS/B MCS
08-13-2009, 05:40 PM
Agreed. I usually buy preowned as well. Most of the Rolex's I have owned have been preowned. Try this site:

http://preownedrolex.com/

I have bought several watches from this gent with no problem. You can also negotiate on his pricing if you have cash on hand.

Yes, I had my BIL stop in and check out a vintage DJ for me a year or so ago. My BIL said he was a very nice guy.

Austin
08-13-2009, 05:52 PM
Yes, I had my BIL stop in and check out a vintage DJ for me a year or so ago. My BIL said he was a very nice guy.

I have done business with Cayce for 10 years. He is reputable and overall nice guy.

Austin
08-14-2009, 08:12 AM
Vintage Pronto Submersible today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18145

mretzloff
08-14-2009, 10:24 AM
Vintage Pronto Submersible today.

Very classy. If I may make a suggestion, the Pronto may look really good on a leather band.

Austin
08-14-2009, 10:28 AM
Thanks Matthew. I have several bands for most of my watches. I have a black white stitched band for this one. I like nato straps for my divers.

Austin
08-14-2009, 10:39 AM
Very classy. If I may make a suggestion, the Pronto may look really good on a leather band.

Matthew, how about this one?

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18146

mretzloff
08-14-2009, 12:31 PM
Matthew, how about this one?

Beautiful!

Sorry, I'm just not a fan of the Nato bands (or anything other than a leather band or a bracelet).

Ru4scuba?
08-14-2009, 03:39 PM
Seamaster Pro for me...and the bottle later

DS/B MCS
08-14-2009, 04:29 PM
Since Football season is here, I'll be wearing this one on most Fridays
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/007-3.jpg

ratcheer
08-14-2009, 04:42 PM
Since Football season is here, I'll be wearing this one on most Fridays


Why is that?

Tim

Mejnoon
08-14-2009, 06:34 PM
Beautiful!

Sorry, I'm just not a fan of the Nato bands (or anything other than a leather band or a bracelet).

Nato straps have grown on me...I really like the way they look on certain dive watches (SMP/PO, Sub/SD, Seiko 007/009). I wore my PO almost daily on a black Nato strap for quite a while and loved it, very comfortable.

With that said, I put the bracelet back on a few days ago, and it has barely left my wrist since:biggrin:

http://i30.tinypic.com/9r7i1f.jpg

DS/B MCS
08-14-2009, 07:27 PM
Why is that?

Tim

Clemson Tiger Fan

I ALWAYS wear Orange on Friday during the season :cool:

pal
08-14-2009, 07:28 PM
Since Football season is here, I'll be wearing this one on most Fridays
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/007-3.jpg
Mike that is a beautiful watch! Is that a 007? Did you do the mod?

ratcheer
08-15-2009, 06:54 AM
With that said, I put the bracelet back on a few days ago, and it has barely left my wrist since:biggrin:



That is gorgeous!

Tim

ratcheer
08-15-2009, 06:55 AM
Clemson Tiger Fan

I ALWAYS wear Orange on Friday during the season :cool:

Ok, gotcha. With no context, I had no idea what you meant.

Thanks,
Tim

Austin
08-15-2009, 07:06 AM
Yard work today so the modern Swiss Army today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18148

Austin
08-15-2009, 09:51 AM
Post yard work, vintage Omega Seamaster.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18149

mretzloff
08-15-2009, 09:53 AM
Post yard work, vintage Omega Seamaster.

Very nice.

When you switch from a watch with a date function to a watch without one, do you miss the date function?

Austin
08-15-2009, 09:58 AM
Matthew, I prefer watches without the date. I guess that's why I never sold my Rolex 14060. I just think the date detracts from the design and beauty of the timepiece.

mretzloff
08-15-2009, 10:27 AM
Matthew, I prefer watches without the date. I guess that's why I never sold my Rolex 14060. I just think the date detracts from the design and beauty of the timepiece.

I see what you're saying. I agree that watches without a date look better, but the thing is, I just can never remember what date it is :frown: If I could, my Submariner would be a Milgauss.

Austin
08-15-2009, 10:33 AM
I see what you're saying. I agree that watches without a date look better, but the thing is, I just can never remember what date it is :frown: If I could, my Submariner would be a Milgauss.

I don't worry about dates. I use my Blackberry calender daily for my appointments.

blantyre
08-15-2009, 10:36 AM
Certina DS today.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=62883&stc=1&d=1250357777
DS.jpg

DS/B MCS
08-15-2009, 10:39 AM
Mike that is a beautiful watch! Is that a 007? Did you do the mod?

Rich, it is the 007. Good Eye :cool:

I've had this watch for 3/4 years now. The parts were bought from Bill Yao
http://www.mkiiwatches.com/Home.jsp

I don't know if Bill still offers Seiko parts for sale. If not, I'd bet he could steer you towards someone who does.

The mod work was done by Duarte at
http://www.newatchworks.com/index.php

Being a Clemson fan I wanted a gameday watch. I really wanted a Doxa, but can't see dropping $1500+ on a watch that would see so little wrist time. If memory serves, I have less than $250 total invested in this watch :biggrin:

pal
08-15-2009, 01:46 PM
Rich, it is the 007. Good Eye :cool:

I've had this watch for 3/4 years now. The parts were bought from Bill Yao
http://www.mkiiwatches.com/Home.jsp

I don't know if Bill still offers Seiko parts for sale. If not, I'd bet he could steer you towards someone who does.

The mod work was done by Duarte at
http://www.newatchworks.com/index.php

Being a Clemson fan I wanted a gameday watch. I really wanted a Doxa, but can't see dropping $1500+ on a watch that would see so little wrist time. If memory serves, I have less than $250 total invested in this watch :biggrin:
Mike, I have always liked the 007 and now that I have seen your mod, I now have a new project. Thanks for the web sites.

pal
08-15-2009, 01:50 PM
Certina DS today.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=62883&stc=1&d=1250357777
DS.jpg

Nice watch Rick. I like that touch of gold around the face and hands and at the top of the band. This Certina is a beaut!

blantyre
08-15-2009, 03:16 PM
Thanks Rich. I've had this watch for a while, it's mainly titanium so its nice and light in the hot weather!

Aevum
08-15-2009, 08:35 PM
i´ve just ordered a seiko samurai, but i was looking at the 007 quite closly,

DS/B MCS
08-16-2009, 07:37 AM
i´ve just ordered a seiko samurai, but i was looking at the 007 quite closly,

Very Nice Choice :cool:

Austin
08-17-2009, 08:36 AM
Vintage Elgin Shockmaster today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18159

DS/B MCS
08-17-2009, 09:26 AM
Ecozilla
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Zilla2.jpg?t=1250526327

uberlegit
08-17-2009, 09:31 AM
Tangential but related question:

What is everyone's experience with watch repair? I have a wind-up Benrus with a lot of sentimental value (was gifted to my father when he graduated HS in '54 at the age of 16). Is it reasonable to trust the kinds of people you'd find in a mall or do I need to seek out specialized service?

Austin
08-17-2009, 09:46 AM
Tangential but related question:

What is everyone's experience with watch repair? I have a wind-up Benrus with a lot of sentimental value (was gifted to my father when he graduated HS in '54 at the age of 16). Is it reasonable to trust the kinds of people you'd find in a mall or do I need to seek out specialized service?

I would not trust the quick fix-it guys at the mall. They are good at changing batteries and changing watch straps. The regular jewelry stores will send out work to be done by a watchmaker.

It's best to look for watchmaker that has experience with mechanical movements. Make sure you ask whether their work is farmed out to some other watchmaker. There is usually a mark-up tacked on for this work. Make sure you get a quote prior to the work being done. A general cleaning and oiling should cost from $50-$100. Don't pay more than $100. Good luck.

pal
08-17-2009, 07:06 PM
I would not trust the quick fix-it guys at the mall. They are good at changing batteries and changing watch straps. The regular jewelry stores will send out work to be done by a watchmaker.

It's best to look for watchmaker that has experience with mechanical movements. Make sure you ask whether their work is farmed out to some other watchmaker. There is usually a mark-up tacked on for this work. Make sure you get a quote prior to the work being done. A general cleaning and oiling should cost from $50-$100. Don't pay more than $100. Good luck.

+1 Sound advice, Austin. But be careful, a local jewelry store in my area has a watch repairman whose shop is located in the jewelry store. The repairman is 81 years old. I quit using him after he worked on a couple of my watches because they came back in worse shape than when I sent them.

The problem is that there are not many repairmen left. I was just forced to send a vintage Seiko 5 off to Seiko for servicing. In the case of the Benrus, the last mechanical I remember seeing was probably made back in the seventies. Good luck on finding a good repairman/watchmaker.

pal
08-17-2009, 07:12 PM
Ecozilla
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Zilla2.jpg?t=1250526327

Awesome Eco, Mike! That's the best way to build up the mussles in your left arm!:lol::lol:

pal
08-17-2009, 07:18 PM
Vintage Elgin Shockmaster today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18159

Austin nice looking Shockmaster. That watch looks to be in great shape. Wow!

Obsessed
08-17-2009, 07:20 PM
My grandfather's Omega - new battery, new crystal, new band, good to go!

Austin
08-17-2009, 07:58 PM
My grandfather's Omega - new battery, new crystal, new band, good to go!

Beautiful DeVille! Congratulations.

crazzycat
08-18-2009, 12:10 AM
Ecozilla
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Zilla2.jpg?t=1250526327

cool watch!! will search for similiar:smile:

SRock
08-18-2009, 03:39 AM
My newest piece to the collection in on my wrist today. It's a 1954 Elgin De Luze "Pie face" with Coin edge.

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii279/thirdeye34/ElginDeLuxe.jpg


Vintage Elgin Shockmaster today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18159

These watches made me want to cry. I used to have a beautiful Elgin (my Aunt bought me) but it was stolen from my locker years ago.

Austin
08-18-2009, 08:56 AM
Vintage Orient Automatic today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18166

DS/B MCS
08-18-2009, 08:58 AM
Wearing the Speedmaster today
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Speedy1-1.jpg?t=1250611018

sween1911
08-18-2009, 03:35 PM
Shot of my Seiko on the new Super Oyster down at the Jersey Shore....

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/McSweenage/00015.jpg

blantyre
08-18-2009, 06:56 PM
Travelling all this week and decided on the T Touch.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=63330&stc=1&d=1250647043
TTouch.jpg

thirdeye
08-18-2009, 07:01 PM
[QUOTE=Austin;1406854]Vintage Orient Automatic today.

Very nice Orient Austin, What size is the dial? That thing is huge....

mretzloff
08-18-2009, 07:02 PM
Vintage Orient Automatic today.

If you do not mind me asking, what is wrong with the date function?

thirdeye
08-18-2009, 07:06 PM
If you do not mind me asking, what is wrong with the date function?

He hates dates...I'll bet he painted it silver.....:lol:

Austin
08-18-2009, 07:06 PM
[QUOTE=Austin;1406854]Vintage Orient Automatic today.

Very nice Orient Austin, What size is the dial? That thing is huge....

It's not that large. It's 38mm X 41mm.

Austin
08-18-2009, 07:07 PM
If you do not mind me asking, what is wrong with the date function?

I think it's stuck. I have not bothered to get it fixed.

thirdeye
08-18-2009, 07:07 PM
[QUOTE=thirdeye;1407995]

It's not that large. It's 38mm X 41mm.

It looks a lot larger than that.....I was thinking 50mm...

Austin
08-18-2009, 07:08 PM
[QUOTE=Austin;1408008]

It looks a lot larger than that.....I was thinking 50mm...

I have a small wrist. :biggrin: I think it's the macro pic.

thirdeye
08-18-2009, 07:09 PM
I have a small wrist. :biggrin: I think it's the macro pic.

:biggrin:

mretzloff
08-18-2009, 07:14 PM
I think it's stuck. I have not bothered to get it fixed.

Oh. Either way, nice watch :thumbup1:

pal
08-18-2009, 07:25 PM
Wearing the Speedmaster today
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Speedy1-1.jpg?t=1250611018
Mike, great looking speedy! Laying on a passport, of course! Classy shot.


Shot of my Seiko on the new Super Oyster down at the Jersey Shore....

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y106/McSweenage/00015.jpg
Now that is the way to dig for clams!:001_smile


Travelling all this week and decided on the T Touch.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=63330&stc=1&d=1250647043
TTouch.jpg
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=63330&stc=1&d=1250647043

Rick, I am fascinated by the T-Touch. Have you used all those functions?

blantyre
08-19-2009, 04:06 AM
Mike, great looking speedy! Laying on a passport, of course! Classy shot.


Now that is the way to dig for clams!:001_smile


http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=63330&stc=1&d=1250647043

Rick, I am fascinated by the T-Touch. Have you used all those functions?


The compass and altimeter are the coolest IMO. I use the compass quite a bit. Temperature is the temp of the watch so if you are wearing it it doesn't mean a lot. Chrono I have actually "used" a few times. Meteo gives an idea about the weather but I haven't used it.

pal
08-19-2009, 06:40 AM
Since there has been some discussion about Benrus on this thread, I thought I would wear my vintage Benrus Auto today.
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=17996

Austin
08-19-2009, 06:53 AM
Vintage Helbros curvex today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18170

pal
08-19-2009, 09:17 AM
Vintage Helbros curvex today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18170

Beautiful Helbros, Austin.

DS/B MCS
08-19-2009, 07:23 PM
Since there has been some discussion about Benrus on this thread, I thought I would wear my vintage Benrus Auto today.


Classic Lines and great looking strap :cool:

This one hasn't been out of the box in a few days, so I figured it could use some sun :wink:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/SMP3.jpg

pal
08-20-2009, 04:30 AM
Classic Lines and great looking strap :cool:

This one hasn't been out of the box in a few days, so I figured it could use some sun :wink:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/SMP3.jpg

Another great watch and picture!

Austin
08-20-2009, 06:15 AM
Vintage Wittnauer Calender today.


http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18177

pal
08-20-2009, 07:52 AM
Vintage Wittnauer Calender today.


http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18177

What a wonderful Wittnauer! How do you keep coming up with these great watches?

Mandrake
08-20-2009, 08:14 AM
Chunk of steel today (but with the bracelet)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t305/MANDRAKEFOTOS/SDNATO005.jpg

mretzloff
08-20-2009, 09:21 AM
Chunk of steel today (but with the bracelet)

Nice! I like the NATO.

ogopogo
08-20-2009, 09:29 AM
Vintage Wittnauer Calender today.
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18177

Normally I don't like gold/gold tone watches. But this watch is a real beauty. Love the dial and bracelet.


Chunk of steel today (but with the bracelet)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t305/MANDRAKEFOTOS/SDNATO005.jpg
I love the markers on the Sub, SD... a clean and classic design, definitely my favorite Rolex. No wonder there are so many homages out there.

DS/B MCS
08-20-2009, 09:41 AM
Vintage Wittnauer Calender today.


http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18177


That is Perfect. I love everything about that one :cool:

This one was screaming my name this morning :001_smile
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/BahamasRolex1.jpg?t=1250786183

mretzloff
08-20-2009, 02:11 PM
Picked this one up today:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/mretzloff/Watches/IMG_1572.jpg?t=1250802637

Cmaster03
08-20-2009, 03:01 PM
Nice Explorer II, congrats.


Guess I'm in a rut, still wearing the GMT. :rolleyes:

DS/B MCS
08-20-2009, 03:37 PM
Picked this one up today:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/mretzloff/Watches/IMG_1572.jpg?t=1250802637

Congrats :cool::biggrin::cool:

Just don't blame me :001_tongu

pal
08-20-2009, 03:51 PM
Picked this one up today:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/mretzloff/Watches/IMG_1572.jpg?t=1250802637
Does that mean that you just bought that Exp.II? Congratulations I really like the white face!

mretzloff
08-20-2009, 04:28 PM
Guess I'm in a rut, still wearing the GMT. :rolleyes:

No. Your GMT is nicer than my Explorer II, in my opinion. I wanted a 16710 but no AD had one.




Congrats :cool::biggrin::cool:

Just don't blame me :001_tongu

Well, you did your share of feeding my AD :biggrin:




Does that mean that you just bought that Exp.II? Congratulations I really like the white face!

Yup. I just got it. Thanks.

SRock
08-20-2009, 06:02 PM
I think it's stuck. I have not bothered to get it fixed.

You can afford to do that when you have a different watch for every day of the year! :w00t:

Austin
08-21-2009, 04:44 AM
Picked this one up today:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/mretzloff/Watches/IMG_1572.jpg?t=1250802637

Congratulations! I like it.

Austin
08-21-2009, 04:52 AM
Whenever I purchase a vintage watch I search for the original strap or bracelet. I have been on the look out for a signed band for this Mido. I finally found a new old stock one.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18179
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18180

When I first received it, I thought I had bought a woman's bracelet because it's narrow at the clasp.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18181

This is a very comfortable bracelet. It's as comfortable as the jubilee bracelet on my Rolex Datejust. I like it.

I also scored a NOS leather strap for my Mido Powerwind.

mretzloff
08-21-2009, 08:55 AM
Austin, congrats on the find.

I am wearing the Explorer II again today:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/mretzloff/Watches/IMG_1574.jpg?t=1250870141

DS/B MCS
08-21-2009, 11:55 AM
Matthew, these are for you.
Congrats again :biggrin:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Explorer3.jpg?t=1250880630
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/ExpII-9.jpg?t=1250880834
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Exp-4.jpg?t=1250880899

Mandrake
08-21-2009, 12:02 PM
Good watches around here!!!

Today, is GMT's turn:

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t305/MANDRAKEFOTOS/GMT27grados.jpg

mretzloff
08-21-2009, 05:45 PM
Good watches around here!!!

Today, is GMT's turn:

Very nice. Do you switch the bezels ever?



DS/B MCS, thank you. I love the white dial.

SRock
08-21-2009, 06:11 PM
Whenever I purchase a vintage watch I search for the original strap or bracelet. I have been on the look out for a signed band for this Mido. I finally found a new old stock one.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18179
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18180

When I first received it, I thought I had bought a woman's bracelet because it's narrow at the clasp.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18181

This is a very comfortable bracelet. It's as comfortable as the jubilee bracelet on my Rolex Datejust. I like it.

I also scored a NOS leather strap for my Mido Powerwind.

Nice


Austin, congrats on the find.

I am wearing the Explorer II again today:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/mretzloff/Watches/IMG_1574.jpg?t=1250870141

:drool:

jeffmeit
08-21-2009, 06:20 PM
Now I am wearing my new Omega, the Railmaster co-axial with a leather band.

Love it!

mretzloff
08-21-2009, 06:30 PM
Now I am wearing my new Omega, the Railmaster co-axial with a leather band.

Love it!

Very classy. Thank you for posting.

Mandrake
08-22-2009, 03:39 AM
Very nice. Do you switch the bezels ever?


Thanks, and not yet, and doubt I'll ever do it, I'm a Pepsi man!!

Cmaster03
08-22-2009, 06:36 AM
Thanks, and not yet, and doubt I'll ever do it, I'm a Pepsi man!!

Nice, and me too. Since my GMT is a 1675 from circa 1968, Pepsi seems appropriate anyway. Maybe I'll switch it up today and wear it with the Admiralty grey NATO. What I really need to do is break out a Sub and give one of them some love. The GMT has hardly been off my wrist for a week.

Then again, I could get a little eccentric and bust out a pocket watch. :wink:

TXDE
08-22-2009, 07:03 AM
So, I'm kind of a watch guy. I own three Omegas...here is my latest acquisition, the Omega 50th Speedmaster Anniversary Edition on leather Chronissimo strap...

Nice Watch!

Ru4scuba?
08-22-2009, 07:04 AM
Austin, congrats on the find.

I am wearing the Explorer II again today:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/mretzloff/Watches/IMG_1574.jpg?t=1250870141

Nice snag Matt. Can't acquire these things that often, so when you do savor it!

Fnord5
08-22-2009, 09:02 AM
Still wearing the Citizen chrono daily.

However, I noticed on a customers wrist last night, a Sea Dweller. :001_tt1:

DS/B MCS
08-22-2009, 02:04 PM
Still wearing the Citizen chrono daily.

However, I noticed on a customers wrist last night, a Sea Dweller. :001_tt1:

Nice :biggrin:

You don't see many SD in the wild. Mostly Subs around these parts. Just another reason I bought the Sea-Dweller :cool:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/EDCCarry3.jpg?t=1250974910

strat1117
08-22-2009, 02:06 PM
Nice :biggrin:

You don't see many SD in the wild. Mostly Subs around these parts. Just another reason I bought the Sea-Dweller

Nice Rolex. Definitely don't dig the handgun, though. :frown:

T Rick
08-22-2009, 02:43 PM
Nice Rolex. Definitely don't dig the handgun, though. :frown:
Well, I do. Just posted pics of my PM9 along with a bunch of others in another thread.

Some great looking watches here guys! (Why doesn't that surprise me?).

Today I went with the Doxa SUB 750T Milshark (Military Sharkhunter).

http://www.fototime.com/4FAFD3FC3784B33/standard.jpg


But since I'm headed for the airshow tomorrow, I'll probably grab a Breitling from the box.

http://www.fototime.com/0191A5A3C0FD7D5/standard.jpg

strat1117
08-22-2009, 02:50 PM
Well, I do. Just posted pics of my PM9 along with a bunch of others in another thread.


That's totally cool, and that's why that other thread exists.

:001_smile

ogopogo
08-22-2009, 05:43 PM
Now I am wearing my new Omega, the Railmaster co-axial with a leather band.

63857

I love this watch! Great picture, by the way

DS/B MCS
08-22-2009, 07:09 PM
Maybe this would have been a better choice, since they do go hand in hand :ohmy:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/DwellerMoney1.jpg?t=1250993280

mretzloff
08-22-2009, 07:20 PM
Maybe this would have been a better choice, since they do go hand in hand :ohmy:


Did you use Photoshop?

SRock
08-22-2009, 07:28 PM
Very classy. Thank you for posting.

+1


That's totally cool, and that's why that other thread exists.

:001_smile

You know the saying Neil, "Different strokes for different folks."


Did you use Photoshop?

:lol::lol::lol:

DS/B MCS
08-22-2009, 07:39 PM
Did you use Photoshop?
Nope, I don't have Photoshop. All I have is the software that comes with the camera. I took this pic for a Rolex Hater on one of the watch forums. He was upset about people spending so much money on a watch. He then spouted off "He was sorry for people who buy Rolex watches since, they don't have ANY money left over to buy other stuff." I just wanted him to see that some of us still have just a little left over after making the purchase. Didn't want to have him feeling sorry for me :001_tongu

mretzloff
08-22-2009, 07:43 PM
Nope, I don't have Photoshop. All I have is the software that comes with the camera. I took this pic for a Rolex Hater on one of the watch forums. He was upset about people spending so much money on a watch. He then spouted off "He was sorry for people who buy Rolex watches since, they don't have ANY money left over to buy other stuff." I just wanted him to see that some of us still have just a little left over after making the purchase. Didn't want to have him feeling sorry for me :001_tongu

Oh. Great picture. I guess I underestimated your photography skills :rolleyes: :redface:

DS/B MCS
08-23-2009, 08:03 AM
Oh. Great picture. I guess I underestimated your photography skills :rolleyes: :redface:

No Skills...Just Luck :wink:

Started the day with this one, but will be changing it soon
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/JDR3.jpg?t=1251039751

blantyre
08-23-2009, 09:43 AM
Old Soviet submariner.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=63904&stc=1&d=1251045819
russian.jpg

strat1117
08-23-2009, 10:16 AM
You know the saying Neil, "Different strokes for different folks."


Of course -- that, in fact, is the point I was trying to make, no matter how inartfully.


Maybe this would have been a better choice, since they do go hand in hand :ohmy:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/DwellerMoney1.jpg?t=1250993280

Now we're on the same page!!!!

:laugh:

mretzloff
08-23-2009, 04:51 PM
No Skills...Just Luck :wink:

Started the day with this one, but will be changing it soon

I love that watch. Nice!


I wore the Explorer II today. When I get the chance, I will take some more pictures.

Austin
08-24-2009, 05:49 AM
Mondern Victorinox today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18215

DS/B MCS
08-24-2009, 09:15 AM
Started this week with the Speedmaster
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Framelock4.jpg?t=1251130453

blantyre
08-24-2009, 03:32 PM
Stainless Doxa grafic on black croc band.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=64132&stc=1&d=1251153077
Doxagr.jpg

Austin
08-24-2009, 03:36 PM
Stainless Doxa grafic on black croc band.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=64132&stc=1&d=1251153077
Doxagr.jpg

Rick, that's a great looking Doxa!

mretzloff
08-24-2009, 04:00 PM
Wearing the Explorer II again today. I might start rotating this weekend.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/mretzloff/Watches/IMG_1573.jpg?t=1251154802

TorzJohnson
08-24-2009, 05:57 PM
Seiko Kinetic SKA347 again... Still haven't gotten around to taking a picture, but I keep finding great pics of it on the net.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18217

T Rick
08-24-2009, 07:06 PM
Rick, that's a great looking Doxa!

Thanks! :thumbup1:

mretzloff
08-24-2009, 08:14 PM
Seiko Kinetic SKA347 again... Still haven't gotten around to taking a picture, but I keep finding great pics of it on the net.

It looks great. Thank you for sharing.

Austin
08-25-2009, 09:43 AM
Modern Titanium Festina Chrono today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18247

Copycat
08-25-2009, 10:09 AM
Bought this i've had my eye on for a couple of weeks, so this is what i'll be wearing until I get paid next month and grab another watch i'm wanting

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/413/watch1b.th.gif (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/watch1b.gif/)

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/4237/watch1.th.gif (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/watch1.gif/)

Austin
08-25-2009, 10:22 AM
Bought this i've had my eye on for a couple of weeks, so this is what i'll be wearing until I get paid next month and grab another watch i'm wanting

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/413/watch1b.th.gif (http://img156.imageshack.us/i/watch1b.gif/)

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/4237/watch1.th.gif (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/watch1.gif/)

That's simply beautiful!

Copycat
08-25-2009, 11:36 AM
That's simply beautiful!

Thanks, as I say had my eye on the darling for a few weeks, but wanted to wait until I got paid today to get it, was £19.95 (bout $32), never been much of a watch wearer because I can never find the Right watch, I don't want any old run of the mill watch, but I saw this and then another Rotary wrist watch which looks bloody nice, which i'm gonna grab next and my last Pay day. There will be pics, lol

mretzloff
08-25-2009, 02:22 PM
Thanks, as I say had my eye on the darling for a few weeks, but wanted to wait until I got paid today to get it, was £19.95 (bout $32), never been much of a watch wearer because I can never find the Right watch, I don't want any old run of the mill watch, but I saw this and then another Rotary wrist watch which looks bloody nice, which i'm gonna grab next and my last Pay day. There will be pics, lol

That was a good deal. The watch looks amazing.

eris
08-26-2009, 03:46 AM
http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/5564/48953422ot9.jpg

One of my favorite pieces from the 60s

saltypete
08-26-2009, 03:56 AM
Seiko Kinetic SKA347 again... Still haven't gotten around to taking a picture, but I keep finding great pics of it on the net.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18217

Lovely watch!! I own a Sportura Chrono and have a real soft spot for Seiko watches. The Velatura yachting timers that Seiko have recently released are stunning timepieces IMHO.

Pete

Austin
08-26-2009, 07:33 AM
Vintage West End Watch Co. today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18251

benvh
08-26-2009, 09:17 AM
Here's my daily-wear Luminox. I've had it for about 6 years now. I like the rubber band because stainless bugs my skin/wrist. Plus the watch itself is titanium so it's nice and light. Real tough watch that looks good but is durable enough for daily use (beatings).
Ben

DS/B MCS
08-26-2009, 10:35 AM
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/SMP-2.jpg?t=1251308090

NoFair
08-26-2009, 10:56 AM
If only more watch makers used tritium instead of lume... Have been looking at Omega, but I'd miss the constant even glow of the tritium of the Luminox and Traser watches

Snapped a couple of pics of the ones I use the most:

Luminox:

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q164/svhas/IMG_6337.jpg

Seiko 007

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q164/svhas/IMG_6342.jpg

Citizen Orca

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q164/svhas/IMG_6335.jpg

Casio SPF 60 (use it for skin diving)

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q164/svhas/IMG_6339.jpg

Bigger than the Orca and it doesn't get used..

tam.audio
08-26-2009, 02:31 PM
Just bought this direct from Skagen on recommendation from a forum member.

Maduro 5
08-26-2009, 02:41 PM
Today my 1991 Breitling Chronomat

mretzloff
08-26-2009, 03:07 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/mretzloff/Watches/IMG_1576.jpg?t=1251324453

strat1117
08-26-2009, 04:22 PM
Haven't posted here in a while -- nice offerings as always gentleman. Andrew -- I particularly like your vintage West End.

This is the Gevril GV2 LE rose gold automatic I wore to work today:

Austin
08-26-2009, 04:25 PM
Haven't posted here in a while -- nice offerings as always gentleman. Andrew -- I particularly like your vintage West End.

This is the Gevril GV2 LE rose gold automatic I wore to work today:

Neil, the watch has an understated elegance. I like it very much.

mretzloff
08-26-2009, 04:26 PM
Haven't posted here in a while -- nice offerings as always gentleman. Andrew -- I particularly like your vintage West End.

This is the Gevril GV2 LE rose gold automatic I wore to work today:

WOW! That watch looks great. It reminds me of Patek's Calatrava series...

garyg
08-26-2009, 05:19 PM
Wow, I love the vintage stuff, so today it was another Accutron, tutone, stock shot sorry

Bayamontate
08-26-2009, 07:03 PM
Bell & Ross.

DS/B MCS
08-26-2009, 07:09 PM
Today my 1991 Breitling Chronomat

Nice

I've had my eye on a few of these :cool:
http://i.ebayimg.com/17/!BYuIGGg!2k~$(KGrHgoOKjUEjlLmUhVfBKjEH6I9yQ~~_3.JP G
Sellers ebay pic

Austin
08-26-2009, 07:12 PM
Bell & Ross.

That's one of my favorite modern brands. I have not found the one I want yet.

blantyre
08-27-2009, 03:49 AM
Aerospace today - nice and easy to read.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=64423&stc=1&d=1251370134
Breit.jpg

Austin
08-27-2009, 06:53 AM
Vintage Tissot Automatic bumper watch today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18260

SRock
08-27-2009, 07:00 AM
Vintage Tissot Automatic bumper watch today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18260

Your collection is all class. Not to flashy, just clean! :cool:

DS/B MCS
08-27-2009, 09:23 AM
Decided to go with this one again today :biggrin:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/ed33f9db.jpg?t=1251389987

MoabBoy
08-28-2009, 03:34 AM
Gucci 101G

http://www.watchesandbeyond.com/images/YA101309.jpg

Austin
08-28-2009, 06:33 AM
Vintage Tissot Seastar Seven today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18267

mretzloff
08-28-2009, 12:02 PM
Vintage Tissot Seastar Seven today.

Nice and classy. The band fits it nicely.

ogopogo
08-28-2009, 12:14 PM
Nice and classy. The band fits it nicely.

+1 it's a perfect match


I haven't seen any Eternas here. Anyone own a KonTiki?

mretzloff
08-28-2009, 01:02 PM
+1 it's a perfect match


I haven't seen any Eternas here. Anyone own a KonTiki?

Wow! I Googled "KonTiki watch" and they look beautiful. How much do they go for?

ogopogo
08-28-2009, 01:18 PM
Wow! I Googled "KonTiki watch" and they look beautiful. How much do they go for?

They vary in price. This (http://www.uhren-schmuck.de/aktuelles/markennews/de_news/images/20040817121424.jpg) is the one in my "someday" wish list. It goes for about 3,000 some others go for about a grand. This (http://home.watchprosite.com/img/watchprosite/home/11/scaled/home_image.630411.jpg) one is another option. I've been looking for a vintage (50's or 60's) on the bay, so who knows how much. I've seen them go from $40.00 to $500.00 depending on model and condition.

Austin
08-28-2009, 01:18 PM
+1 it's a perfect match


I haven't seen any Eternas here. Anyone own a KonTiki?

I have a couple of Eternas. I have my eye out for a KonTiki.

ogopogo
08-28-2009, 01:24 PM
I have a couple of Eternas. I have my eye out for a KonTiki.
A quick search turned up yours (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showpost.php?p=1146411&postcount=546ttp://). Very nice indeed. Love that black dial.

DS/B MCS
08-28-2009, 02:43 PM
+1 it's a perfect match


I haven't seen any Eternas here. Anyone own a KonTiki?

Eterna is a much more popular brand in Europe than here in the US. They offer some nice watches.

pal
08-28-2009, 03:27 PM
I wore this vintage watch today! Can anybody identify it?
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=17859

ogopogo
08-28-2009, 04:11 PM
That is a very nice Rado Green Horse you have there. Is that from the late 60's or 70's?

pal
08-28-2009, 05:25 PM
That is a very nice Rado Green Horse you have there. Is that from the late 60's or 70's?
Correct you are, Sir.:clap::clap: It is definitely from the mid to late 60's.

mretzloff
08-28-2009, 05:35 PM
I wore this vintage watch today! Can anybody identify it?


It looks great. I really like the dial.

pal
08-28-2009, 05:50 PM
It looks great. I really like the dial.

Thanks Matt!

DS/B MCS
08-28-2009, 07:42 PM
It looks great. I really like the dial.

As do I :cool:

DS/B MCS
08-28-2009, 07:48 PM
Calling for rain today, so I wanted to be prepared :wink:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Dweller5.jpg?t=1251513963

mretzloff
08-28-2009, 10:25 PM
Calling for rain today, so I wanted to be prepared :wink:

Was the Explorer II's 330 ft. water rating not enough? :biggrin:

NoFair
08-29-2009, 12:31 AM
Calling for rain today, so I wanted to be prepared :wink

Nice watch and the Ra behind it is pretty sweet as well:wink:

Rudy Vey
08-29-2009, 08:51 AM
I am wore my Stowa Marine Original in the past days. It is a German watch with a hand wound Unitas 6498 movement with blued screws, screw balance, a swan neck regulator and a Côte de Genève decorative pattern ("Geneva Stripes") that can be seen through the sapphire crystal display back.
Here are a few pictures. The movement was originally used in smaller pocket watches.

Joker
08-29-2009, 10:13 AM
The display is showing P.M. and it is MST.
It is a Seiko 7S268 Military Automatic.
Life's little ironies!
I was thinking take a quick pic of what I was wearing then post it. 10 minutes tops. But it ended up taking 45 minutes.

I know I am commenting on an old post, but I had to say that I think that watch is really good looking piece.

mretzloff
08-29-2009, 11:26 AM
I am wore my Stowa Marine Original in the past days. It is a German watch with a hand wound Unitas 6498 movement with blued screws, screw balance, a swan neck regulator and a Côte de Genève decorative pattern ("Geneva Stripes") that can be seen through the sapphire crystal display back.
Here are a few pictures. The movement was originally used in smaller pocket watches.

Very nice. The blue hands look great and so do the blue screws.

Cmaster03
08-29-2009, 11:28 AM
Love this thread, love that Stowa, Rudy!

Wore my Benrus WWII Commemorative while cutting the grass- it was a gift from my wife a couple of years ago.

(I took these quick photos before hitting the yard work.)

http://www.fototime.com/0D885A9CB84E18A/standard.jpg

Then a shower and back with the old 1680.

http://www.fototime.com/5B67B15019A2AA5/standard.jpg

DS/B MCS
08-29-2009, 11:30 AM
I am wore my Stowa Marine Original in the past days. It is a German watch with a hand wound Unitas 6498 movement with blued screws, screw balance, a swan neck regulator and a Côte de Genève decorative pattern ("Geneva Stripes") that can be seen through the sapphire crystal display back.
Here are a few pictures. The movement was originally used in smaller pocket watches.

The MO is a Beautiful watch. I've wanted one since they were released, but I've always had something else (watch, knife, etc) on order that keeps me from picking one up. One of these days the timing will be right :biggrin:

Stowa has a very nice line of watches and most nonWIS folks have never heard of the brand. Just another reason I'm attracted to them :cool:

mretzloff
08-29-2009, 11:40 AM
Then a shower and back with the old 1680.


Very nice. I love vintage Submariners.

Cmaster03
08-29-2009, 01:02 PM
Thanks, me too. They're one of the coolest watches out there IMHO. :wink:

mretzloff
08-29-2009, 01:22 PM
Thanks, me too. They're one of the coolest watches out there IMHO. :wink:

What year is yours from?

Here are a few of my favorites (neither my watches nor my pictures):


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v40/jeff944/tropical/17xxxxx.jpg
http://www.tnsdiamonds.com/Submariner/DSC_6804.jpg
http://www.monster-time.com/Watch%20Pics/Rare_Stolen/rol5514c.jpg
http://robertmaron.com/images/P/RX1680SUBTIFFANY-01.jpg

Cmaster03
08-29-2009, 01:34 PM
Great photos there. Mine is a '78.

mretzloff
08-29-2009, 01:37 PM
Great photos there. Mine is a '78.

That is impressive. Thank you again for sharing.

DS/B MCS
08-29-2009, 01:49 PM
Nice watch and the Ra behind it is pretty sweet as well:wink:

Good Eye :cool:

blantyre
08-29-2009, 03:42 PM
T-graph reissue - heavy metal!

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=64711&stc=1&d=1251585767
tgraph.jpg

SRock
08-29-2009, 11:37 PM
I am wore my Stowa Marine Original in the past days. It is a German watch with a hand wound Unitas 6498 movement with blued screws, screw balance, a swan neck regulator and a Côte de Genève decorative pattern ("Geneva Stripes") that can be seen through the sapphire crystal display back.
Here are a few pictures. The movement was originally used in smaller pocket watches.

:cool:

Gully Foyle
08-30-2009, 12:39 AM
Today Enicar Sherpa Jet

pal
08-30-2009, 02:08 AM
Today Enicar Sherpa Jet
Nice watch! Enicar has always be a favorite brand.

Rudy Vey
08-30-2009, 09:40 AM
Today I am wearing my old, trusty SINN divers watch. I bought that watch some 20 years ago directly from Helmut Sinn. His daughter was a secretary in the same company I work for and she gave me all the info I needed. At this time, SINN was just a brand for insiders, mostly pilots, a few divers and Germany's first Astronauts....and the watches were all handmade in Frankfurt in a small manufacture and very affordable! Now, its a status symbol to some extend and sold in much higher numbers and surely at much higher prices.
Still, the watch is great, although the lume is pretty much gone now. The movement is an ETA 2892-2A, same as in my IWC Porsche Kompass watch.

mretzloff
08-30-2009, 09:45 AM
Today I am wearing my old, trusty SINN divers watch. I bought that watch some 20 years ago directly from Helmut Sinn. His daughter was a secretary in the same company I work for and she gave me all the info I needed. At this time, SINN was just a brand for insiders, mostly pilots, a few divers and Germany's first Astronauts....and the watches were all handmade in Frankfurt in a small manufacture and very affordable! Now, its a status symbol to some extend and sold in much higher numbers and surely at much higher prices.
Still, the watch is great, although the lume is pretty much gone now. The movement is an ETA 2892-2A, same as in my IWC Porsche Kompass watch.

Nice, even though it is an ETA.

Just kidding :biggrin:

Sinn is a nice company. I passed by their factory in Glashütte.

DS/B MCS
08-30-2009, 09:49 AM
This morning I went with another one that doesn't get out of the box much anymore
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Zeno2.jpg?t=1251650815

benvh
08-30-2009, 11:54 AM
Today is my 1940s Rolex. Bad picture quality, but it looks like brand new.

Fnord5
08-30-2009, 05:19 PM
Spotted an Omega Seamaster Pro the other day at work :drool:


Also, stupid question I am sure, but were there any Rolex watches with a Japanese movement?
Saw a little Ladies DateJust, and at 6 o'clock, instead of +swiss made+ it said Japan Movt.

mretzloff
08-30-2009, 05:21 PM
Spotted an Omega Seamaster Pro the other day at work :drool:


Also, stupid question I am sure, but were there any Rolex watches with a Japanese movement?
Saw a little Ladies DateJust, and at 6 o'clock, instead of +swiss made+ it said Japan Movt.

It was a fake.

Rolex makes their own movements and they are "Swiss Made".

thirdeye
08-30-2009, 05:21 PM
Today is my 1940s Rolex. Bad picture quality, but it looks like brand new.

I'm not a but Rolex fan but that is one pretty watch...Kudos sir!

mretzloff
08-30-2009, 05:21 PM
This morning I went with another one that doesn't get out of the box much anymore

I like your watch. It looks beautiful.

Fnord5
08-30-2009, 05:22 PM
It was a fake.

Rolex makes their own movements and they are "Swiss Made".

That's what I figured..
But why would a counterfiter make a mistake like that?

mretzloff
08-30-2009, 05:24 PM
That's what I figured..
But why would a counterfiter make a mistake like that?

Probably because most people would not notice it. Also, some fakes come with real cases but fake movements.

benvh
08-30-2009, 05:33 PM
I'm not a but Rolex fan but that is one pretty watch...Kudos sir!

Thank you. I really liked how half of the numbers were roman and the other arabic.

I really enjoy wearing these old watches because of their size. The newer watches bug me when they get caught on my sleeve...too big.

Smoothshave
08-31-2009, 05:57 AM
Submariner today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=15908


Nice rolex, but it does not match the cheap jeans you are wearing.....:biggrin:

Austin
08-31-2009, 06:08 AM
Nice rolex, but it does not match the cheap jeans you are wearing.....:biggrin:

I can't help it. I wear Levis and boots. :biggrin:

Rudy Vey
08-31-2009, 06:27 AM
Today...

Austin
08-31-2009, 06:51 AM
Soviet era watch today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18301

Smoothshave
08-31-2009, 07:46 AM
The left one is for special occasions and going out, the right one is for casual daywear. Sorry for the bad image.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/bmwE4675/DSC00028.jpg?t=1251729903

DS/B MCS
08-31-2009, 09:09 AM
Starting the week with this one
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/Explorer2.jpg?t=1251734864

ejsilver26
08-31-2009, 09:15 AM
Right now I'm just wearing a wath that wsa given to me by my sister a few years ago for a birthday. It's an Unlisted watch. Not sure of the model or anything. My father is having one of his old watches restored and he's givng it to me. I don't know what it is yet. His father was a watch-smith (co-owner of a store in Winnipeg). I know it was one of his, passed down. No battery, all mechanical, and gravity wound. I'll show it off once I get it. I also have a few other watches at home, nothing fancy, including a pocket watch (which I never seem to have the opportunity to wear). Most need new batteries.

mretzloff
08-31-2009, 02:30 PM
Starting the week with this one

Nice. I too am starting the week off with my Explorer II.

mmack66
08-31-2009, 03:38 PM
http://chicinparis.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/chopard201caratwatch.jpg

Austin
08-31-2009, 03:39 PM
http://chicinparis.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/chopard201caratwatch.jpg

Nice choice! It fits you well. :biggrin:

DS/B MCS
08-31-2009, 04:30 PM
Nice. I too am starting the week off with my Explorer II.

Excellent choice :wink:

mretzloff
08-31-2009, 04:40 PM
Excellent choice :wink:

Yup. I love that white dial. My only complaint is the 24-hour hand. I wish it would simply move like the normal hour hand does.

DS/B MCS
08-31-2009, 06:42 PM
Yup. I love that white dial. My only complaint is the 24-hour hand. I wish it would simply move like the normal hour hand does.

It does...only slower :lol::lol::lol:

You will get used to it. I have a friend that lives in Denmark, so I use mine to track his time.

mretzloff
08-31-2009, 06:46 PM
It does...only slower :lol::lol::lol:

You will get used to it. I have a friend that lives in Denmark, so I use mine to track his time.

I track the time in Germany. How does the hand on the GMT move?

pal
08-31-2009, 08:21 PM
I track the time in Germany. How does the hand on the GMT move?
I have made my mind up, my next watch is going to be a GMT. I really dig that Pepsi. What do you think about the Rolex GMT

Rudy Vey
09-01-2009, 02:39 AM
Today my trusty Luminox Titanium Nighthawk. This is my beater, my tool watch I use when I go fishing, or when I go to see our customers plants and need a stop watch.

Ru4scuba?
09-01-2009, 05:24 AM
Soviet era watch today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18301

Man...great unique watch Austin!

blantyre
09-01-2009, 08:58 AM
Soviet era watch today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18301

I like those of Soviet watches - very solid.

blantyre
09-01-2009, 08:59 AM
Old oyster today.

http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=64984&stc=1&d=1251820772
rolex.jpg

DS/B MCS
09-01-2009, 09:01 AM
I track the time in Germany. How does the hand on the GMT move?

They both have the 3185 movement, so I would think they move the same. The biggest difference is the ability to track a third time zone with the bezel.

DS/B MCS
09-01-2009, 09:07 AM
I have made my mind up, my next watch is going to be a GMT. I really dig that Pepsi. What do you think about the Rolex GMT

It's a great watch and you have the choice of the Pepsi, Coke, or Black bezel. I know there are a few folks on the forums that have all three. However, if I was buying today...I'd go with the GMT IIc :cool:

Our local AD is supposed to be getting some of the new DJ II's in later this month. My wife is praying they don't get a Silver dial with sticks :lol:

DS/B MCS
09-01-2009, 09:13 AM
Dweller
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/SD-1-1.jpg?t=1251821519

Austin
09-01-2009, 09:17 AM
Vintage Tissot Automatic today.

http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18321

mmack66
09-01-2009, 09:42 AM
Nice choice! It fits you well. :biggrin:

Thanks! It only set me back $25,000,000 as well!

mretzloff
09-01-2009, 01:01 PM
I have made my mind up, my next watch is going to be a GMT. I really dig that Pepsi. What do you think about the Rolex GMT

I love it. Good luck getting a Pepsi, though. They no longer make it.

pal
09-01-2009, 07:39 PM
I love it. Good luck getting a Pepsi, though. They no longer make it.

That's why I want one, besides what would pass for the modern Pepsi, I could not afford. Have you seen that thing with all the diamonds and rubies?

mretzloff
09-01-2009, 07:51 PM
That's why I want one, besides what would pass for the modern Pepsi, I could not afford. Have you seen that thing with all the diamonds and rubies?

Yes. There are a few, I believe. Go here (http://www.swissluxury.com/rolex-watches-gmt-master-ii.htm) and scroll down.

Here are two pictures I took at Bucherer, while in Geneva (sorry for the bad quality):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/mretzloff/Geneva/IMG_1233.jpg?t=1248363940http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/mretzloff/Geneva/IMG_1234.jpg?t=1248363938

pal
09-01-2009, 08:51 PM
Nice pictures Matt, I guess there is a market for almost everything but for me paying $70,000.00 for a watch is a market they would not let me in the front door.

mretzloff
09-02-2009, 01:24 PM
Nice pictures Matt, I guess there is a market for almost everything but for me paying $70,000.00 for a watch is a market they would not let me in the front door.

There really is a market for every watch. According to an Expert Watchmaker (that is a title) that gave me a tour of Vacheron Constantin's Maison, many people still purchase watches with minute repeaters that can cost over $100,000.

Mejnoon
09-02-2009, 02:54 PM
There really is a market for every watch. According to an Expert Watchmaker (that is a title) that gave me a tour of Vacheron Constantin's Maison, many people still purchase watches with minute repeaters that can cost over $100,000.

I can fully understand spending big money for a technical marvel...when you consider the time it takes to create, hand finish and assemble the several hundred pieces that go in to a minute repeater or other intricate complication the price suddenly seems reasonable.

With jewel-encrusted pieces like those Rolex's you're paying for the stones. Some people like a little bling...different strokes:cool:

DS/B MCS
09-02-2009, 06:07 PM
Another Big watch day :biggrin:
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/CUTiger3/Watches/KMU1.jpg?t=1251939827

Also received word that one I've been waiting on will be shipping out tomorrow :cool:
It might make the Glycine look small :lol:

mretzloff
09-02-2009, 06:10 PM
I have been wearing that Explorer II the whole week. My Submarner is not seeing much wrist action. Thanks DS/B MCS :biggrin:

DS/B MCS
09-02-2009, 06:22 PM
I have been wearing that Explorer II the whole week. My Submarner is not seeing much wrist action. Thanks DS/B MCS :biggrin:

Matt, I knew you would like the Explorer II. It is a great watch and very comfortable. The White dial can easily be dressed up with a suit or worn as a sports watch. I also enjoy the fact it can fly under the radar, and only folks that enjoy watches know it is a Rolex.

pal
09-03-2009, 07:10 AM
Vintage Titoni today!
http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=17379

Mandrake
09-03-2009, 07:15 AM
They both have the 3185 movement, so I would think they move the same. The biggest difference is the ability to track a third time zone with the bezel.

Yes, GMT Master & Explorers share movements, usually 3185, but some of the newest batches (like my Pepsi) also got the 3186 mov, as the one in the new ceramic GMT Master.

Regards

Mandrake
09-03-2009, 07:17 AM
Today I am wearing my old, trusty SINN divers watch. I bought that watch some 20 years ago directly from Helmut Sinn. His daughter was a secretary in the same company I work for and she gave me all the info I needed. At this time, SINN was just a brand for insiders, mostly pilots, a few divers and Germany's first Astronauts....and the watches were all handmade in Frankfurt in a small manufacture and very affordable! Now, its a status symbol to some extend and sold in much higher numbers and surely at much higher prices.
Still, the watch is great, although the lume is pretty much gone now. The movement is an ETA 2892-2A, same as in my IWC Porsche Kompass watch.

I belong to a watch forum in Spain which was originally devoted to Sinn watches, and have never seen until now that model, and the story is very interesting too. Do you have any more info on that model?

Thanks and regards