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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    I like this a lot
     
  2. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
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    Speak for yourself
     
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  3. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Just unboxed, haven't even set it yet... I love this watch.
     
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  4. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
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    Mine came in yesterday. It’ll easily take place as my go to casual piece. My other gshock will be used for playing in rain puddles and building sandcastles
     
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  5. Frankie Carbone

    Frankie Carbone eh che se dice
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    I just wish the lighting on gshocks went up to 5 seconds instead of 3
     
  6. rut row

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    i missed that these were back in stock. will need to snag one next time around.
     
  7. Menelaus

    Menelaus The Red-Haired King
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    Fantastic
     
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  8. Fudd Redford

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  9. Fudd Redford

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  10. Jorts

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  11. Fudd Redford

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    No u r an atrocity
     
  12. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Seriously, we all have different tastes & preferences, but that thing is fucking terrible looking.
     
  13. You

    You Gold Jacket, green jacket, who gives a shit. Ogre.
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    How much was this? It’s gorgeous
     
  14. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    PM sent
     
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  15. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Really like the GA2100-1A1, wish I'd picked up one for my brother for a Christmas gift.

    What's the best site that doesn't rhyme with shmodinky to get on a waitlist?
     
  16. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    The same place you bought yours. Just use another email address / your wife
     
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  17. Hokeamania

    Hokeamania New username needed.
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  18. rut row

    rut row Well-Known Member
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    they had a whole bunch of the 1A1's at my local Macys today. If you want to ask your grandma to use her macys card, its eligible for another 25% off. they only list the red one on their website:

    https://www.macys.com/shop/product/...sin-strap-45.4mm?ID=10203937&CategoryID=57386
     
  19. slogan119

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    I was going to wait a month or two before following up on this, but after two weeks I feel ready to make a pronouncement that the Speedy Pro is pretty damn perfect.

    For a 42mm watch (48mm height) it wears well and not as big as I had feared, even after trying it on. I was also worried it would be heavier, being a wider bracelet and heavier clasp. Both fears were unfounded.

    I was also worried about the thickness claims and having issue catching on cuffs. This hasn’t been a problem at all. In fact, I try to leave it sticking out to admire it, but it keeps sliding under the cuff. It wears great.

    It’s also looks great on the bracelet, leather strap, Nato - take your pick. Thing is a chameleon that can wear with any outfit.

    The only issues I have are small ones:
    1. The bracelet sizing leaves me in-between being too loose and too tight. An adjustable clasp would be great and I might look into buying one.
    2. Winding it isn’t the easiest, but it’s not difficult. I’ll live.

    Overall, it’s a 9.5/10 and would buy again. Very pleased.

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  20. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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  21. Fudd Redford

    Fudd Redford Totally exonerated (no wrongdoing)
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  22. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    My buddy strikes again. I hate him
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  23. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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  24. Fudd Redford

    Fudd Redford Totally exonerated (no wrongdoing)
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    I don't even recognize that reference.

    That's what I was thinking but the dial looks too dark.
     
  25. Jorts

    Jorts "Ask about my Mortgage Services"
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    Steel Daytona 116520 Custom Ice Blue Ceramic
     
  26. Lawnole23

    Lawnole23 FSU Seminoles 2020 National Champions
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    I want this one:

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  27. Fudd Redford

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  28. slogan119

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    Farer released a new line of pilot’s watches today. I’m a fanboy (who needs to buy something from them) and really like these, especially for under $1K:

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  29. Fudd Redford

    Fudd Redford Totally exonerated (no wrongdoing)
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    New Zelos release if anyone is interested.

    Handwound ETA 6498 elabore w/ small seconds
    42mm diameter, 48.5mm lug to lug, 10.5mm thick
    Full titanium case
    Different dials including meteorite (can this stop being a fucking thing?), full lume, colors/textures

    $900-$1000 depending on the dial. Skeleton dial for $1500. I would love a handwind but this isn't it for me. Still a pretty good value though.

    https://zeloswatches.com/collections/skyraider

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  30. slogan119

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  31. Fudd Redford

    Fudd Redford Totally exonerated (no wrongdoing)
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    Let it be known that I covet this

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  32. user15000

    user15000 Well-Known Member

    I'll never have an IWC, but I prefer this one

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  33. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Fudd Redford can you re-post your YM?

    What is the diameter, would you change anything about the purchase, and is it platinum?
     
  34. Fudd Redford

    Fudd Redford Totally exonerated (no wrongdoing)
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    No I cannot even tell you how happy I am with it. Such wearable dimensions especially the lug to lug and I think 11.5 thickness. More bang for your buck than a Sub for sure. The bezel is pure platinum and the indices and hands are as well (I think) but rest of case is stainless steel. My only critique is between the bezel and the dial it can feel a little monochromatic, but it’s extremely versatile and shines like a motherfucker.

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  35. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    40mm?
     
  36. Fudd Redford

    Fudd Redford Totally exonerated (no wrongdoing)
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    40mm I think 47 lug to lug
     
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  37. slogan119

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    Yes. But the lugs slope down, so it curves and contours to the wrist better than most modern Rolii (which are more flat and slab-like).
     
  38. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    It’s really growing on me... idk, it’s either going to be that or the Oyster Perpetual 39 with the white face.
     
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  39. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
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    Why?
     
  40. user15000

    user15000 Well-Known Member

    Don't like leather bands and don't like any of their steel offerings.
     
  41. slogan119

    slogan119 Her?
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    Just suggestion from an OP owner:

    Consider an Explorer I as well as the OP. Similar case, but the Mercedes hands and 3/6/9 add more interest to the dial. You’ll have to go black dial, but when originally purchasing mine the black was more versatile.
     
  42. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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  43. Fudd Redford

    Fudd Redford Totally exonerated (no wrongdoing)
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  44. Hokeamania

    Hokeamania New username needed.
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  45. Hokeamania

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  46. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    Going to try it on this weekend :respek:
     
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  47. Fudd Redford

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    It's Hodinkee X John Mayer

    Jk its actually that super cliche story about the grandfather who bought it for $.22 cents back in WWII.
     
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  48. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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  49. wes tegg

    wes tegg I'm a Guy's guy, guys.
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    My wife has her father's old stainless datejust and wants to change out the band to wear it as her daily. Any recommendations on where I could get a navy crocodile band?
     
  50. user15000

    user15000 Well-Known Member

    Hodinkee sells nice bands. Not sure if they have navy crocodile though.
     
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