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    Official Watch thread - What Watch do you wear?

    I tried to search to see if there were any Watch threads already created but i didn't find any, so i figured i'll start one.

    As the title say's, what Watch(es) do you wear? Post up pics of your Watch collection.

    I have two Fossil watches and just recently got my first Invicta, here is a picture of it.

    I love it, can't complain one bit.


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    That thing is pretty. I've always just worn an old Timex Ironman. It doesn't have many features other than time and lap functions, but it's small, lightweight, waterproof and I don't worry about breaking it. Which is good, because I find myself on quite a few unplanned adventures.

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    This:



    It's a Russian Aviator I pilot watch. Fully mechanical.

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    Very nice!

    I just recently started getting into watches, it's crazy how much goes into them. The movement alone can jump the cost up like crazy.

    I guess it's like everything though once you start learning about something.

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    Timex Camper. $30, waterproof, indiglo and it has a date window.
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    I don't wear it when I ride. Time is not important on the trail.
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    I've had a Citizen Eco Drive Blue Angels version for about 10 years now. Only thing I've had to replace is the glass, twice. Other than that, I love that watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nando87 View Post
    Very nice!

    I just recently started getting into watches, it's crazy how much goes into them. The movement alone can jump the cost up like crazy.

    I guess it's like everything though once you start learning about something.
    Absolutely true... I spent quite some time on this forum:

    http://www.watchuseek.com/

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    Funny, I find watches immensely fascinating yet I often don't care what time it is..

    My regular watch is this Broadarrow PRS-11:


    It's all mechanical. The black coating is some sort of hardening like the tip of a screwdriver, not really a coating but some sort of alteration of the metal itself. Worn it as a "beater" watch for 10 odd years and it's tough as nails. The bezel has a few battle scars but the sapphire glass and the house itself look as new.

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    What, no one wears a Casio G-Shock????

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamspartacus View Post
    What, no one wears a Casio G-Shock????
    Actually I do some times. One that synchronizes itself automatically and charges on solar energy... It's actually much more precise than my Aviator I and thus much more convenient for my job but I just like the Aviator I better for looks...

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    I have a really nice Festina that I wear to look nice but as the years have gone by I find that I am really particular about how a watch feels when it's on. For example, I have to have a velcro band. I prefer a Kavu band and I use it on a Casio watch but it's the only model I know of in their line that accepts a velcro band and has altimeter, barometer functions. The G Shocks use that stupid band that is held on by screws.

    I'm a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamspartacus View Post
    What, no one wears a Casio G-Shock????
    Actually I do, and it's a model with a vibrating alarm (G-7510).

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    I can't stand to wear a watch, but when I do it's either a Motoactv or a Garmin Forerunner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamspartacus View Post
    What, no one wears a Casio G-Shock????
    I'm rolling a G Shock Solar Atomic model that I've had for the past four years. It's been a great watch.

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    Rolex Submariner Date. This is the last
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    G-Shock Solar atomic. I wear it 24/7, don't even take it off in the shower. Love the G-shocks, they last ten times as long as a Timex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimv View Post
    I have done some reading on this site as well, a lot of good info! And a lot of NICE watches!

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    I just use my cateye...

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    I wear a $30 timex. And at that only when I ride to time myself. Or when running to keep track of the intervals.
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    My other love......

    I currently have a Girrard Perregaux Richeville and want a Audemars Piguet and a Bell and Ross to complete my collection. I also have a '78 Heuer Autavia ( The one Steve McQueen wore in the Movie Grand Prix), very collectable. I havea Baume Mercier and a bunch of cheapie Swiss Watches, Wenger, etc.

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    Omega Speedmaster X-33 with my plane (EA-6B) engraved on the back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Omega Speedmaster X-33 with my plane (EA-6B) engraved on the back.

    Navy or Marines?

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    I've worn many different watches but have never been passionate about any of them.

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    I wear a Citizen when I wear a watch...nothing fancy or expensive, but I like it well enough.

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    Luminox. I used to wear watches all the time but now I only wear them at work and special occasions.

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    I have a fancy looking ESQ for special occasions as well as a Festina that needs a new battery...still looks nice though. I can add pics later, at work right now.

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    Why would I want to wear a watch? Why would I want more than one of them?
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    Tag Heuer for everyday use and Invicta (Rolex lookalike) for trail use.
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    YaMon:
    I can´t fault your taste in timepieces

    John Kuhl:
    A sub will be the last watch I buy as well
    Great choice!

    These are the ones I wear.

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    "Why would I want to wear a watch? Why would I want more than one of them? "

    You could ask the same about bikes... Different people, different interests...
    Last edited by Kimv; 06-20-2012 at 04:10 AM.

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    I've always been a "watch guy". My collection at the moment has a Movado Sub-Sea 300M Chrono, a Tissiot T-Race and another Tissot (square face, can't remember the model).

    As an avid scuba diver I wanted a watch I could dive in without any concerns... and decided it was time to get a serious watch, the kind of watch I can wear and hold onto for the rest of my life. On our last cruise my fiancee and I purchased a Tag Heuer Aquaracer 300M (1000ft) Automatic Chronograph dive watch for me. It's a classic design that won't get old, and dated... and rugged enough to last me the rest of my life. It's my baby, and she's "Alive" (meaning it's an automatic and doesn't not require batteries)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimv View Post
    Navy or Marines?
    Navy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockphi View Post
    I'm rolling a G Shock Solar Atomic model that I've had for the past four years. It's been a great watch.
    +1 for th Casio in Titanium.

    Non riding watch is a Tissot T-Touch

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Omega Speedmaster X-33 with my plane (EA-6B) engraved on the back.

    That is a sweet watch!

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    Watch | Luminox



    Great bang for the buck, sapphire crystal and built like a tank for under $400.

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    Citizen Eco drive blue angels that has the scratches to prove I wear every day lol
    And a 2004? Submariner my grandpa got me as a grad prez that I only wear when I snaz it up a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by nando87 View Post
    I tried to search to see if there were any Watch threads already created but i didn't find any, so i figured i'll start one.
    Maybe searching a watch-enthusiast website would have yielded better results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers View Post
    That is a sweet watch!
    Thanks. I've had it since 2000. The 1st gen broke out of warranty, but Omega replaced it with a 2nd gen under warranty anyway. I've worn it daily, including flight operations, for 12 years now. I keep thinking I want a new/different watch, but this one really has an optimal mix of functions for flying and lots of other things, and I can't find another watch with its capability.

    Don't get me wrong, there are other awesome watches out there, but for me, none are the equal of this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quikcolin View Post


    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN View Post
    Maybe searching a watch-enthusiast website would have yielded better results.
    I was talking about searching on this forum.

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    Here's the back engraving:


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    Number one reason for a nice watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by namkrad View Post
    YaMon:
    I can´t fault your taste in timepieces

    John Kuhl:
    A sub will be the last watch I buy as well
    Great choice!

    These are the ones I wear.

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    Other than the personal enjoyment of owning a mechanical timepiece ( note I did not say "watch" ) is to have something very personal to pass down to my sons. Nothing says more than being willed a timepiece that your father wore often and enjoyed every day of his life........

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    Quote Originally Posted by nando87 View Post
    Very nice!
    Thanks very much, I appreciate it
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    My dress/work watch. Citizen Skyhawk A-T Blue Angel Edition:



    My outdoor watch. G-Shock Ana-Digi Atomic Solar:


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    Breitling for me all the time, quality and rock solid construction....

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    Swiss Army Maverick II Titanium

    I never wear it while riding as if I fell, the band could get caught on something and break my wrist.


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    I wear a Tissot T-Race, Nicky Hayden edition.



    It's rubbish. The minute timer has broken and the wife's Tissot kept snapping pins on the band. They look pretty though.

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    This thread looks quite off-camberish to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockphi View Post
    I'm rolling a G Shock Solar Atomic model that I've had for the past four years. It's been a great watch.
    G-Shock GW-300 - the first Atomic Solar G-Shock. Had it since 2002 and it still works (Battery level is still "High"). Got into the habit of wearing a watch from timing running workouts but I don't time my rides.

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    I don't ever wear any of my watches on a ride, worried about falling and breaking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nando87 View Post
    I don't ever wear any of my watches on a ride, worried about falling and breaking it.
    Get a Casio G-Shock... No other watch can come close to the reliability, durability, and toughness of a G-Shock. They are indestructible watches.

    I've been wearing my solar powered G-Shock for 10 years now and it's still going strong. I've used it as my dive watch in Baja California, I've climbed snowy mountains in extreme cold temperatures with it, I use it as my regular every day watch, and I use it on the trails when riding.

    I'd like to see any other watch endure what my G-Shock has gone through and still be ticking.

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    I've got two Fossil Relics, nothing fancy.

    I've been wearing my Nike+ GPS running watch all the time lately. While I'm changing into shorts to go run I let it find a satellite and it's ready when I am.

    Mine is all black

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    Quote Originally Posted by andygenders View Post
    Breitling for me all the time, quality and rock solid construction....
    Breitling Superocean Steelfish on my wrist right now. Bombproof. That said, I usually don't wear one when I ride (or my wedding ring).

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    I wear these watches. Wish I can buy more, but I'm too poor... (ie too many expensive hobbies).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturally Aspirated View Post
    I wear these watches. Wish I can buy more, but I'm too poor... (ie too many expensive hobbies).

    Those are some great watches. I have a couple of seikos from 30 years ago that still run like the day my parents gave them to me.

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    I loved watches when I was younger (late teens) but never had the money to buy a good one. I stopped wearing them when I worked in a warehouse, didn't want to break the glass. I used to have the circle tan lines on my wrist.
    Now my wife has bought me 3 watches and they just sit in the drawers as I always have my phone with me to tell time.

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    I just wear a simple Nike Michigan watch that I got from my parents a while back. I don't wear it very often, but I like to take it on rides that I need to be back by a certain time.


    I'd like to get a G-Shock, but right now I have some higher priority things fighting for my dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark! View Post
    I've had a Citizen Eco Drive Blue Angels version for about 10 years now. Only thing I've had to replace is the glass, twice. Other than that, I love that watch.

    My titanium ecodrive is geting on to 15 years. Replaced the pins a few times and thats it. It hasnt left my wrist.

    Would by another one in a heartbeat. Love not needing to worry about batteries.

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    Rolex Explorer II

    It is a watch that was a huge purchase for me even at a time in my life when I was doing great financially (Read, not as "great" now). I wear it daily and love it. I look forward to one day (many years from now) passing it down to my son.
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    Orient and Seiko mechanical watches mostly; I don't change batteries.

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    Pretty much any casio watch that costs between 20 and 100 bucks, G-shocks are nice but I have a few other ones that I prefer.

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    Omega Seamaster GMT. Worth it.

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    G-Shocks are the king of watches. No Rolex, Breitling, Omega, or Tag Heuer will ever outlast one.

    Regardless if I had the money I would still buy one of those watches just for the cool factor.

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    Suunto Core. All Black. Love the ABC Watches. Second go to is a Casio PAW1500-1V.

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    This is the Skagen piece I have right now.



    This isnt my watch, but gives an idea of how thin it is which is a must for be.



    Saving up for a Piaget Altiplano....my dream watch...
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    Quote Originally Posted by machine4321 View Post
    My titanium ecodrive is geting on to 15 years. Replaced the pins a few times and thats it. It hasnt left my wrist.

    Would by another one in a heartbeat. Love not needing to worry about batteries.
    Never mind google answered my question
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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    Now my wife has bought me 3 watches and they just sit in the drawers as I always have my phone with me to tell time.
    Absolutely intrigued by this thread and the many wonderful responses with beautiful watches.
    I took a triathlon class 3 years ago, with everybody (except me) a college or grad student. The instructor was going crazy; we were doing a lot of timed activities (running especially) to establish baselines, and none of the kids would get or use a watch--they all had smart phones. They just could not "get" the utility of a watch, even a sports watch specific to their activity.
    I'm sure watch makers are following this trend with trepidation.

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    Maratac Big Pilot--it's big.
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    My daily work watch, not high dollar, but I like it.
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

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    I can appreciate a good watch and used to be a watch wearer, but I haven't worn one since I got my first mobile phone 10 years ago.

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    I wear one of these.
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    IWC knockoff

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    Maratac Big Pilot--it's big.
    I thought i recognized that watch.... it is modeleed off of the IWC Big Pilot watch...look it up.

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    Thought I'd share a pic of my watch (well, my favorite watch). I wear this most of the time, when I am not on the bike. Good reason, too. This is my second one ! I lost the first one in a crash at Noble Canyon near San Diego. Somewhere right before you get to the scrabble crossing near the stream at the bottom, there is a watch just like this.

    It's a Tissot T-Touch Titanium. The crystal is touch sensitive and controls different functions like altimeter, temp, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YaMon View Post
    I thought i recognized that watch.... it is modeleed off of the IWC Big Pilot watch...look it up.
    yep--classic pilot watch. love it, and wont be upset when I scratch it, as I would with an IWC!! IWC, Stowa, Glashutte, Steinart, and Laco all have such flavors.

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    I've got a Tag Heuer Carrera day/date. Worn daily, just not while biking.
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    Tag Heuer watches are very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Addict View Post
    G-Shocks are the king of watches. No Rolex, Breitling, Omega, or Tag Heuer will ever outlast one.

    Regardless if I had the money I would still buy one of those watches just for the cool factor.
    Vintage Rolex's are fairly common. How old of a G Shock have you seen?

    I suppose you can keep dreaming about a Rolex, and wearing a G Shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroSole View Post
    Vintage Rolex's are fairly common. How old of a G Shock have you seen?

    I suppose you can keep dreaming about a Rolex, and wearing a G Shock.
    G-Shocks are the "Mountain Bikes of watches". You wouldn't wear a Rolex off road or in the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleepleus View Post
    G-Shocks are the "Mountain Bikes of watches". You wouldn't wear a Rolex off road or in the water.
    Why not? I wear my Omega mountain biking, in the water, in the snow, in the air... and it was designed for high G forces and space flight.

    If I couldn't wear a Rolex under those conditions, why would I shell out the high price for it? They're not supposed to be just for show, like some of the higher end timepieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleepleus View Post
    G-Shocks are the "Mountain Bikes of watches". You wouldn't wear a Rolex off road or in the water.
    Many Rolex watches are specific diving watches.

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    I inherited a pair of Breitling watches 8 years ago when my dad died. I've never worn either of them, and have been thinking of selling them. Will they go up in worth much over the years, or do their prices remain stagnant?
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    Nothing expensive. I like Fossil watches---blue face with analog hands and date. Brown leather band.

    A cheap rubber banded timex or similar while on the bike --I've lost too many good watches on the trail by sweating through leather bands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Why not? I wear my Omega mountain biking, in the water, in the snow, in the air... and it was designed for high G forces and space flight.

    If I couldn't wear a Rolex under those conditions, why would I shell out the high price for it? They're not supposed to be just for show, like some of the higher end timepieces.
    Quote Originally Posted by BroSole View Post
    Many Rolex watches are specific diving watches.
    I guess I don't know that much about Rolex's other than they cost more than a high end bike. Personally I wouldn't risk loosing one on the trail or getting water in it. If I ruin a G-shock I'm only out a 100-150 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleepleus View Post
    I guess I don't know that much about Rolex's other than they cost more than a high end bike. Personally I wouldn't risk loosing one on the trail or getting water in it. If I ruin a G-shock I'm only out a 100-150 bucks.
    If you did have one, Trail Addict would't approve, unless you were wearing bibs and he was riding behind you.

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    I know a guy who uses his Omega Seamaster for mountain biking. If I had the choice between Rolex and Omega I'd go with the Omega. Rolex watches are obviously well made but Omegas are actually made with the thought of a long lasting time telling instrument, while Rolex is made with the thought of a flashy and prestigious accessory.

    None of them will outlast a G-Shock though. I'm confident to say that a solar powered G-Shock will still be going after 100 years.

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    They say you people don't wear watches these days except as fashion accessories, but I do during class. I've had a G-Shock for the last 4 or so years that I got for $50. Solar, atomic, all that fancy stuff.



    Then there's my newer watch, a Citizen 8700. Love the aesthetics, and also has Eco Drive (solar power) and perpetual calendar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Addict View Post
    Rolex watches are obviously well made but Omegas are actually made with the thought of a long lasting time telling instrument, while Rolex is made with the thought of a flashy and prestigious accessory.
    I'm no watch aficionado, but I'm preeeeety sure that is not true. I've had some lengthy discussions with some very well educated horologists, and they all seem to think that the movement in a Rolex is superior to Omega. Rolex uses their own proprietary, in-house movement while Omega (and most other brands including Tag) use outsourced movements from ETA. This is one of the primary reasons behind the significantly greater price tag on the Rolex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    I inherited a pair of Breitling watches 8 years ago when my dad died. I've never worn either of them, and have been thinking of selling them. Will they go up in worth much over the years, or do their prices remain stagnant?
    Personally, I'd not sell something like that . . . there may be an accurate dollar value on the watch itself, but how can you value something that your father gave you? What about your kids? What would they think about wearing "grandpa's watch?"

    To answer your question though, it depends on the watch . . . generally though I think they are relatively stable. Not like baseball cards or comics for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Addict View Post
    I know a guy who uses his Omega Seamaster for mountain biking. If I had the choice between Rolex and Omega I'd go with the Omega. Rolex watches are obviously well made but Omegas are actually made with the thought of a long lasting time telling instrument, while Rolex is made with the thought of a flashy and prestigious accessory.

    None of them will outlast a G-Shock though. I'm confident to say that a solar powered G-Shock will still be going after 100 years.
    There are Rolex's from the 50's that are still common place today. I'm sure g Shocks are fine watches, but I don't know anyone that will be pulling one out a decade from now and saying, "hey, check this out, I'm wearing bibs too".

    Rolex's are not bling or flashy. The are timepieces that transcend time and fads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroSole View Post
    There are Rolex's from the 50's that are still common place today. I'm sure g Shocks are fine watches, but I don't know anyone that will be pulling one out a decade from now and saying, "hey, check this out, I'm wearing bibs too".

    Rolex's are not bling or flashy. The are timepieces that transcend time and fads.
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    Rolex GMT and a Tag. I will second the comments by 007 on Rolex movement. They have achieved status symbol notoriety, but it is well earned and not based on fashion.

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    I see lots of Invicta's and the prices vary tremendously from a couple hundred to well north of that . . . never saw one that really appealed to me though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I see lots of Invicta's and the prices vary tremendously from a couple hundred to well north of that . . . never saw one that really appealed to me though.
    Depends on if it was made in the USA or not. US models are much more expensive and sought after.





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    I have my eye on my next Invicta, i really like their look. They have ALOT of different styles.

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    I'm a G-Shock fan myself. I haven't taken my gw6900 off for quite a while now. Its relatively inexpensive and the solar/atomic is pretty cool as well.
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    I have a few, but none that I wear while cycling... the trip computer has a clock.

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