or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets › Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics! - Page 508

post #7606 of 11903


Trintec, the original aviation gauge watch company. Many years before B&R made their first square case.
post #7607 of 11903
Quote:
Originally Posted by shane55 View Post

^^ Nice glow markings on the custom bezel.
Where did you get that done?


thanks!

I bought the bezel insert at yobokies and installed it myself
post #7608 of 11903

Watches and flashlights...and orange.

 

post #7609 of 11903

Real men love flashlights. It's a guy thing.

post #7610 of 11903

This is the latest one to catch my eye. It is the Victorinox Alpnach Limited Edition.

Victorinox makes really nice ~ $400 watches, but this one is $3500 :blink:

 

 

My wife bought me this one (Swiss Army Alliance Silver) 2 Christmas's ago and I get more compliments on it, than my Submariner and Seamaster Planet Ocean:

 

post #7611 of 11903
Quote:
Originally Posted by DamageInc77 View Post
 

I would never need an anti-magnetic watch, but I really do like the look of the Milgauss. I think the green tinge in the glass is a stroke of genius and gives a very unique look.

 

I've never really like Omega... They have always seemed like a lesser shade of Rolex to me. But if I had to get one, it would be the Speedmaster Professional.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post
 

Same here, I wasn't a fan of Omega until I ran into, and got, the Seamaster ETNZ, which is a great value (very solid plus two bands.)  Too bad the team lost the America's Cup...

 

 

 

I have the Seamaster Planet Ocean, and since I bought it at Tourneau, 3 years ago, to the day, today, it always had problems

getting started from a spent status. In the beginning, I would have to pre-wind it more than 40 turns, then once I wore it a couple of hours 

it would hold a reserve of about 30 hours. But in the last 2 years, it's gotten worse and worse, and sometimes wouldn't even start up

unless I physically did multi Pete Townsend windmill moves :tongue:, and even then, it would die during sleep.

 

I read on some watch forums that this was a known Omega co-axial movement problem, and once people sent it back to Omega, the problem was

corrected, lasting the test of time (pardon the pun).  

 

Ironically, I was in a mall on Thursday, and I saw a Tourneau and walked in to tell them of my woes, and they looked up my purchase and told me

that I had 3 days left on my warranty. 1 year Omega (which I think is ludicrous for a $$$$ watch),  and 2 years extended Tourneau for buying from them.

 

Had I not, totally coincidentally, went into the White Plains mall to get a cup of Starbucks, I would have missed my warranty (which I thought was long over)

and would have had to pay for the repair out of pocket. Do-do, do-do. Do-do, do-do. Freaky!

 

post #7612 of 11903

New seiko dress watch, with a perpetual calendar.
post #7613 of 11903
My first nice piece I bought back in the early 2000s. Seiko Sportura Digital/Analog limited edition.



post #7614 of 11903
Quote:
Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
 

 

 

 

 

I have the Seamaster Planet Ocean, and since I bought it at Tourneau, 3 years ago, to the day, today, it always had problems

getting started from a spent status. In the beginning, I would have to pre-wind it more than 40 turns, then once I wore it a couple of hours 

it would hold a reserve of about 30 hours. But in the last 2 years, it's gotten worse and worse, and sometimes wouldn't even start up

unless I physically did multi Pete Townsend windmill moves :tongue:, and even then, it would die during sleep.

 

I read on some watch forums that this was a known Omega co-axial movement problem, and once people sent it back to Omega, the problem was

corrected, lasting the test of time (pardon the pun).  

 

Ironically, I was in a mall on Thursday, and I saw a Tourneau and walked in to tell them of my woes, and they looked up my purchase and told me

that I had 3 days left on my warranty. 1 year Omega (which I think is ludicrous for a $$$$ watch),  and 2 years extended Tourneau for buying from them.

 

Had I not, totally coincidentally, went into the White Plains mall to get a cup of Starbucks, I would have missed my warranty (which I thought was long over)

and would have had to pay for the repair out of pocket. Do-do, do-do. Do-do, do-do. Freaky!

 

Nice timing. Sadly, my Sea Dweller is now 7 years old, so I will be needing a service in the near future. It's not so much the price that's bothering me, but the thought of being without my watch for a month.

 

It's like abandoning a friend.

post #7615 of 11903
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

 

My interest started a couple of years back and has slowly built.  In the age of plastic fantastic its nice to appreciate and wonder at some of the old school craftsmanship. At the moment I am content to tinker around the edges learning.  I am more drawn to the vintage side rather than modern.

 

There are lot of very undervalued vintage watches out there if you know what to look for.  Whole brands, who's craftmanship of yesteryear rivals that of some of the finest of today, site on auction sites for a few hundred but their intrinsic value is way beyond that.  On the other hand, there are many WAY over valued vintage pieces.  Vintage watches are the nut house of the watch world (why on earth would a certain discolouration on a dial make it worth more!?!)...  Ahem.

 

Anyway, have fun collecting!  And if you every want to gab horology, you know how to reach me :)

post #7616 of 11903

Absolutely correct thanks for the acknowledgement much appreciated. Brendon Nunes Trintec creator of the original Instrument Inspired Watch.

post #7617 of 11903

Sinn U1:

 

 

 

 

Kazimon 1500:

 

 

Marathon JSAR:

 

 

U1000:

 

 

Sumo:


Edited by Willieboy - 3/2/14 at 7:30am
post #7618 of 11903
Correction
post #7619 of 11903

Heres my baby, Just so you dont think all Seikos are dirty Seiko 5´s, My 8R28 Ananta Automatic Chrono.

BTW: All Omega Coaxials have 3 year warranty straight from Omega from what i understand,


Edited by Aevum - 2/25/14 at 3:11am
post #7620 of 11903

Tissot T-Race
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Gear-Fi: Non-Audio Gear and Gadgets › Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!