Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!
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No GOOD reason other than, since I was a kid, I loved it when my Timex was striking 12:00 and the church bells or air raid siren sounded at that instant! I don't use my phone for time and don't stare into it for the meaning of life either! :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: So an accurate watch gives me joy and a intricate mechanical watch is your thing. We want differant things in a time piece I suppose. Your not wrong, we just differ in what we like or want.

More than the inaccuracy, if I didn't wear X watch for more than a few days I would have to reset it prior to putting it on, not my thing thats all.
I can understand that. I have a friend who enjoys vinyl records for all the fiddling that is required to put on music. He enjoys "the ritual" of it all, whereas I just find that annoying and inconvenient. I enjoy taking the time to wind and set my watch every morning, but, then again, sometimes I just grab my quartz atomic watch so I don't have to worry about it.

What I like about a mechanical watch is all the care, design, genius that goes into making a bunch of rubies, gears, and metal doodads into a functional watch. It's pretty amazing that mechanical watches are even vaguely accurate and it really is a testament to human ingenuity. For some reason, I just don't get that from a quartz watch running off of a battery. But, to each his own.
 
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I can understand that. I have a friend who enjoys vinyl records for all the fiddling that is required to put on music. He enjoys "the ritual" of it all, whereas I just find that annoying and inconvenient. I enjoy taking the time to wind and set my watch every morning, but, then again, sometimes I just grab my quartz atomic watch so I don't have to worry about it.

What I like about a mechanical watch is all the care, design, genius that goes into making a bunch of rubies, gears, and metal doodads into a functional watch. It's pretty amazing that mechanical watches are even vaguely accurate and it really is a testament to human ingenuity. For some reason, I just don't get that from a quartz watch running off of a battery. But, to each his own.
Thankls, phthora!
I really DO get the attraction of all the tiny pieces and work involved in an amazing feat of engineering and ingenuity. I just have no interest in the 'feeding and caring' of a watch where others do. The vinyl analogy was a good one. I have 6 watches, all quartz movement with battery or solar / battery and, until the battery dies :frowning2: they just work and are accurate. I have enough obsessions (tubes in audio gear) w/o the need to reset a given watch that I haven't worn in a while.

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It;s good to see a post here regarding WIS. I too am one myself and love vintage watches.
 
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Hi Guys, I love Zenith Watches! :thumbsup: :relaxed:

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And Armand Nicolet!!

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One of the few actual recent watch advances with the Spring Drive...insanely accurate...love it!
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Wow those are nice. I have a 60's Bueche-Girod and a 10's/20's Favre Leuba Sandow.
 
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One of the few actual recent watch advances with the Spring Drive...insanely accurate...love it!
Nice! Mine says, "hi!"


 
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