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Originally Posted by writereviews View Post

What's the point of having a really expensive watch apart from looks and status symbol?

I think the point is to have a watch that you really like. Sometimes that can mean it is expensive, but expensive is also very relative....

I guess there are also more than a few people who like to show off their wealth, but I think that resorts under "status".

Very cheap watches often tell time as acurately (or even better) than expensive watches.

So, I think the answer to your question is: "Besides looks & status there is no point" .

 

My Tissot is not very expensive though.

post #6977 of 7900

thats not exactly true. i own a zenith el primero which i love becuase its a mechanical masterpiece, i guess its a bit of a "mature" steampunk where you see the beauty in the mechanics and effort of putting it togather.

 

My beater is also a Seiko 6R15 based alpinist and i love it.

 

But if timekeeping is what your after, a Citizen Bulova precisionist is basicly the best bang to the buck watch out there, its high accuracy quartz for 300 bucks.

 

Normal quartz varies 15 seconds a month, high accuracy quartz varies 10-15 seconds a year.
 

post #6978 of 7900

You have a point there. I guess it's why I also own this "tuning fork" Bulova Accutron.

 

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post #6979 of 7900

Wow, I just found this thread! Glad to see other watch guys hanging out here smile.gif

 

My old Panerai 112G

 

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post #6980 of 7900
No watch today. Bummer of a weekend....

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post #6981 of 7900

Nixon Player Classic

 

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but heres mine, getting on a bit now, i;ve had it for about 6 years but has lasted well through cheffing for the last few years I was doing any. the glass really is pretty tough, its taken serious knocks in the places where there are 2 small scratches. they dont make any of these ones anymore, all are plain faces; but I do like the new ceramic range. keeps pretty good time, I havent checked to see exactly how good, if I need to know the exact time I look at my phone.

 

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Edited by qusp - 6/16/12 at 10:48pm
post #6982 of 7900
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Originally Posted by Aevum View Post

 

Normal quartz varies 15 seconds a month, high accuracy quartz varies 10-15 seconds a year.

 

 

This is my very fine :) Texas Instruments ezChronos CC430 watch / development platform...

 

http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/EZ430-Chronos

ezChronos CC430

 

One of the forum members over at WatchUSeek.com has managed to write HEQ firmware for this watch.

With a little calibration, this $50 novelty can be accurate to ~4 seconds per year.

 

Other features include:

WorldTime, Sidereal, MoonAge, CountDown Interval Timer and Decimal Minute Repeater

 

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f9/ezchronos-headcount-first-2011-project-start-498121.html

post #6983 of 7900

I can remember posting a while back about my interest in a custom PAM homage. Now I own two of them and am even experimenting with patina finishes and DIY sandwich dials. Times flies when you're having fun! Why do I always have to obsess over something instead of just liking it in general? :D

 

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Edited by Negakinu - 6/17/12 at 5:34am
post #6984 of 7900
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Originally Posted by writereviews View Post

What's the point of having a really expensive watch apart from looks and status symbol?

 

thought that was the point, haha.

 

I'm more of a low profile guy, wearing a Luminox and all with chrono. Night timekeeping is a nice resource to have, and I couldn't be happier with my first chrono equipped watch. Though, now that I've gotten to know the brands a bit better, I should have jumped for a Traser instead of the so-called navy seal watch company, but what's done is done haha.

 

Need to get some pics of it sometime >_<


Edited by ablahblah - 6/17/12 at 5:45am
post #6985 of 7900

Got this a couple months ago

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post #6986 of 7900

dont own a watch but I've always wanted a vintage rolex, the daytona model I believe

post #6987 of 7900

a vintage Daytona will set you back a couple dozen grand in the best case.
 

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Purchased in 1992-1993, back never opened.

post #6989 of 7900

I just ordered this beauty. It is not available in the USA but found it in Singapore and its in transit right now.  It is a brand new design from Orient. KFB00 caliber Quarts movement, Chronograh, 200 meters water resistance, 45mm diameter.

 

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Edited by musicman59 - 7/2/12 at 5:45pm
post #6990 of 7900

Orient makes some nice watches. Great choice!

 

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Originally Posted by musicman59 View Post

I just ordered this beauty. It is not available in the USA but found it in Singapore and its in transit right now.  It is a brand new design from Orient. KFB00 caliber Quarts movement, Chronograh, 200 meters water resistance, 45mm diameter.

 

 

 

 

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