Watch Thread - Part Deux

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jorts, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
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    Ban this man
     
  2. FaZe Fudd

    FaZe Fudd They don't think it be like it is, but it do
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    It was tongue in cheek srs
     
  3. FaZe Fudd

    FaZe Fudd They don't think it be like it is, but it do
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    I’ve been very happy with my two Swatch Group purchases. My Tissot Seastar has been incredibly accurate (-9s/week). This Mido has the same modified ETA movement with 80 hour power reserve but is COSC certified which put it over the top for me.


    80 hour power reserve
    Domed sapphire
    50m water resistance
    Day/date complication


    I love the pop of color, gives it a much less boring traditional look. I was looking at some Longines, but I felt like it was just paying for brand prestige. Strap is hot garbage, but that is to be expected at this price point. I think it was like $770 after tax.
     

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  4. Jorts

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    I’ll give you $500
     
  5. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
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    Where do you guys get leather bands/replacements from? I have a movado with a brown alligator band that’s getting some wear on it that I’d like to replace with the same one
     
  6. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    https://www.crownandbuckle.com/

    I’ve only bought one from them but I love it. Great quality and very comfortable.
     
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  7. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
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    They have one that’d be perfect but too dark :(
     
  8. Jorts

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  9. Jorts

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    #1409 Jorts, Sep 20, 2019
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  10. FaZe Fudd

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    Hello I have a problem

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Jorts

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    Love the bezel
     
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  12. colonel_forbin

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    I want a Seamaster 1948 with the small seconds dial so bad
     
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  13. FaZe Fudd

    FaZe Fudd They don't think it be like it is, but it do
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    So I’ve heard of many people complain about Jomashop customer service and I figured they were just exaggerating, “how bad could they be?”

    The answer: very, very bad.
     
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  14. BrickTamland

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    Went to put on my quartz Tag this morning and the second hand was jumping 5sec at a time. Turns out that’s the low-battery indicator, I think that’s pretty neat.

    Any reason to bring it back to the jeweler from whom it was purchased for the battery replacement versus just getting it done as inexpensively as possible elsewhere?
     
  15. FaZe Fudd

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    Joma was supposed to contact FedEx and tell them to hold my package at a FedEx location and despite me calling them and having them confirm that they did 3 different times, they did not contact FedEx whatsoever so I received this 3 days later than I should have.

    Build is just very high quality, like it will last generations. Love the simplicity of the design and legibility. Was a tough call between the 41mm date only and the 45mm day/date, but I generally like bigger watches but would have preferred to meet in the middle at 43. Oris is such an esteemed brand and I’m happy to own it.
     

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  16. Jorts

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    If it’s a dive watch, and you intend to use it in the water… you want to make sure the seal is covered under warranty & is watertight.
     
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  17. Jorts

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    BrickTamland

    Tag’s Service is notoriously atrocious. I sent mine through Auth Dealer, back to Tag for new battery & service. They fucked up my bezel & it took 7 months before the Dealer ultimately stepped in to get it replaced. Up until that point, it was the worst customer service I’ve ever experienced.

    Take lots of pics if you send it away.
     
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  18. THF

    THF BITE THE NUTS, THUMB IN THE ASS!
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    Welp.


    looks like it can be yours for around $150,000.
     
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  19. g8r

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    I will take two please.
     
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  20. FaZe Fudd

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    I can watch a tourbillon spin away for hours. Such a beautful feat of engineering.
     
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  21. BrickTamland

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  22. REGGNECK

    REGGNECK Hard to be soft , tough to be tinder.
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    I have and like but TMBers to good for them ...
     
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  23. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Think at the price of the blackbird I’m leaning towards a Black Bay Bronze :ohgosh:
     
  24. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    BBB going away, so would be the better "investment"
     
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  25. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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  26. FaZe Fudd

    FaZe Fudd They don't think it be like it is, but it do
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    Anyone have have any good recommendations for leather straps?

    My Juggsian research tells me to look into Horween Cordovan. They can vary pretty widely in price between $70-$200.

    Anyone have any recs on the lower end of that range?
     
  27. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    I have a couple Filson straps I love
     
  28. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    HODINKEE shop, as well
     
  29. FaZe Fudd

    FaZe Fudd They don't think it be like it is, but it do
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    Do you have a good link of their stock? Seems to be no one place to look.

    I’ve looked at their stock and I’m sure it’s the best of the best. Was just hoping there was maybe better value out there.

    Looking for a thinner dress option. A lot of really nice thicker more casual options out there.
     
  30. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Looks like Filson pulled them from their site. Glad I got one.

    With watches & leather, you get what you pay for
     
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  31. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Ordered a cheap leather strap from Amazon. Can confirm.
     
  32. portlandspartan

    portlandspartan Well-Known Member

    Best way to purchase a Speedy Pro?
     
  33. FaZe Fudd

    FaZe Fudd They don't think it be like it is, but it do
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    I did a thing :ohdear:

    It's a good thing

    Please don't judge me I have a problem
     
  34. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    This is your safe space.

    (Unless you bought a Breitling, apparently. In that case, may God have mercy on your soul.)
     
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  35. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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  36. FaZe Fudd

    FaZe Fudd They don't think it be like it is, but it do
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    I've done some pretty dumb things during my very brief watch collecting career, but this, this is not one.

    Give me a few minutes.
     
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  37. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Guesses?

    I’m going to guess... Bremont.
     
  38. Duck70

    Duck70 Let's just do it and be legends, man
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    What would you guys recommend for an automatic watch around $1000? I was looking at Tudor but they are a little above my budget at this time.
     
  39. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Look at Hamilton’s.
    :americafuckyeah: :americafuckyeah: :americafuckyeah:
     
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  40. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    And Seiko, if you want to see some great options on the lower side of your budget.
     
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  41. BrickTamland

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    Maybe a pre-owned Tag? That’s a fun price range, lots of great options.
     
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  42. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

    Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all Putting big balls in little holes, circa 1995
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    Save it and buy a speedy in a year.
     
  43. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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  44. FaZe Fudd

    FaZe Fudd They don't think it be like it is, but it do
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    Tudor Black Bay 41 - $1,800

    Bought off Chrono24. Papers dated 8/9/19, bill of sale from AD for $2,500, original strap never worn - still has stickers on it, box, Thing does not have a single scratch on it. Not one.

    Dude just lost $700 on a two month rental.

    It's fucking beautiful.

    IMG_6346.JPG
     
  45. g8r

    g8r Well-Known Member
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    Nice! I am toying around with either a BBB or searching for an omega seamaster 1948. Want this watch to be something I can eventually pass on to my 6 year old.
     
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  46. FaZe Fudd

    FaZe Fudd They don't think it be like it is, but it do
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    It's really pretty beautiful. I had no idea it was only 11mm thick until the other day when I was looking at the specs. I am going to use it as a slightly sporty dress watch with the option for more casual wear as well.
     
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  47. -Asshole-

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    Very nice!
     
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  48. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    gorgeous watch. Never seen it worn over a sweater.
     
  49. FaZe Fudd

    FaZe Fudd They don't think it be like it is, but it do
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    Joke's on you I'm just being Teen Wolf for Halloween.
     
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  50. FaZe Fudd

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    So many micro brands offering value that shames traditional manufacturers. I’m not terribly knowledgeable on all of them, but the one that has impressed me the most by far is Zelos. They can hardly keep anything in stock though.
     
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