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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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    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.

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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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    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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    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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    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

    Quote Originally Posted by shorner View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    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.
    Omega owns it's own movement and sold to many watch companies. Funny how the other poster thinks Rolex is flashy....very conservative. You want flashy and even more expensive...take a look at Briguet, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre.

    The hottest watch on the market is the Audemars Piguet. $16,000 - $100,000+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamspartacus View Post
    What, no one wears a Casio G-Shock????
    Sure do! On my second one, acually. The band on the first gave out after about ten years. Had a hell of a time finding a replacement so I retired it. Christmas '10 my wife got me a Casio Waveceptor that I'm really happy with, and this past Christmas she got me a black G that I love. With the beating my watches take I can't justify spending what some do on one. I've found the Casios to suit my needs perfectly.
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    I do have a casio G-Shock that my daughter bought for me years ago. I have replaced the battery in that watch three times now and trust me thats not a fun job!

    The watches I wear on a regular basis are a Rolex Sub, and a Tag Heur SEL Chronograph. The Rolex is by far the toughest and best watch I have ever owned and it gets put through hell. Lots of folks don't realize how beefy they are but they are not just an expensive watch.

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    Look beyond the watch .....

    Quote Originally Posted by N10S View Post
    I do have a casio G-Shock that my daughter bought for me years ago. I have replaced the battery in that watch three times now and trust me thats not a fun job!

    The watches I wear on a regular basis are a Rolex Sub, and a Tag Heur SEL Chronograph. The Rolex is by far the toughest and best watch I have ever owned and it gets put through hell. Lots of folks don't realize how beefy they are but they are not just an expensive watch.
    People that question and compare a quartz watch and an automatic watch don't understand the complexities required to build a timepiece. Look into some of the backs with the glass and you will see a work of art. There is also so much history when you look at a Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso. You learn that the watch was designed for Royalty and protected the face when they played Polo. Putting on a nice watch just feels so good. Like wearing a Porsche on your wrist and believe me, some of them can cost much more.....

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    Yes, the maintenance on an automatic can be pretty steep. I need to send my sub off for cleaning and maintenance but I have been putting it off and buying bike and car parts instead.

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    I have been chasing this watch for over 12 years...

    I wish I had the money to buy this. I had the opportunity to buy one many years ago. These are very rare and I consider it to be the most beautiful watch I have ever seen. The alarm is a bronze bell that actually has a hammer that strikes it. The sound is like music.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by YaMon View Post
    I wish I had the money to buy this. I had the opportunity to buy one many years ago. These are very rare and I consider it to be the most beautiful watch I have ever seen. The alarm is a bronze bell that actually has a hammer that strikes it. The sound is like music.....

    Jaeger-LeCoultre, Calendrier Perpétuel, Grand Réveil #74/250 *Mint Condition* | eBay
    Wow, that is certainly a beautiful watch.

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    HHHMMMnn....

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    I haven't worn a watch since getting my first cell phone, chucked it except for one thing. The only use I have for it now is to time long exposure astrophotographs. The ELD-lit background is gentle on dark-adapted eyes at night, much less blinding than a phone screen or laptop under pitch black starry skies.

    Some of those fancy watches look pretty impressive. How does my watch relate to mountain biking? I ride when the sun comes up, ta-dah!

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    Timex Ironman Triathlon. Looks good and great for all three disciplines!

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    I've got 3 I use regularly. I'm too lazy to take pics of all of them.

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    Had some interseting conversations with Thomas Vanderham

    He likes watches and I have had conversations about different types of watches we would like to own. I saw a photo of him once and it looked like he wears an Oris. Not sure, but looked like one in the photo.

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    fascinating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That's pure riding passion right there!
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    When riding or doing something else active, I wear an old Timex Humvee. Otherwise i wear a solar Seiko titanium watch I bought in Japan.
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    Only one I have left from my wealthier (or less responsible) days. It was my first and my favorite!


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    Omg....

    Quote Originally Posted by superfluous View Post
    Missed again SloMon. You are not irritating me.

    You are entertaining me as folks continue to laugh at your idiocy!

    Thanks!
    This is like taking candy from a baby.

    Only you have to power to stop this, but you are too stupid to figure it out......

    BUMP !!!!!!! Ha, ha. The joke is on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirefighterMTN View Post
    Only one I have left from my wealthier (or less responsible) days. It was my first and my favorite!

    Always loved that watch. Very well made and the Omega movement is great. james Bond watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfluous View Post
    Still laughing at you...

    If it makes you feel better about your lame self-absorbed poseur life to keep posting your drivel, I'm happy for you.

    I'm kind like that.
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    Almost forgot about my Nautica watch. I used to wear this every day about 10 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfluous View Post
    You're not really that stupid, are you?
    What's the matter, mommie and daddy not give you enough attention when you were little? Is that why you need to call people names and draw attention to yourself?

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    Currently these are my watches a Rolex Submariner & Omega Speedmaster Automatic Chronograph.

    It's my second Rolex Sub and I'm thinking about trading it for the new stainless steel with the ceramic bezel rather than the two tone look Sub.

    I got the Omega a few years back it's my poor mans Daytona.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh_SL2 View Post
    Watch | Luminox

    Great bang for the buck, sapphire crystal and built like a tank for under $400.
    Thanks for posting this one up. I think it'll be my next watch.

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    I have an unhealthy obsession with watches. I dont own anything really fancy or very many at all but thats because im broke and a cheapass lol.

    I dont wear any jewelry daily except for my wedding ring since I throw boxes around and stuff all day long.

    My "daily" wear watch is a generic Casio digital. Cheap watch, good for riding and swimming and such. My dress watch is a Relic chonograph. My Relic is getting old though and ive been saving up for a little while so I'll most likely be buying one of these...

    Land | Luminox



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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSlow35th View Post

    Or an Invicta.
    Iv'e really started to like Invicta more and more, they have so many different styles for any occasion really. And they all look great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Thanks for posting this one up. I think it'll be my next watch.
    Don't get it!

    Luminox makes some of the worst watches out there. I had one and the cheap plastic case cracked from too much stress from the band. On top of that the watch sucked at keeping time it was very inaccurate and had to constantly be re-calibrated.

    The only thing nice about Luminox watches is the tritium illumination system.

    But if you want a real watch with tritium tubes than for only a hundred bucks more you can get a Marathon GSAR which was a standard military issue watch. Those are built like tanks and will last you for sure.

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    Casio G Shock. Solid for over six years now. Daily wear and cycling.

    More reliable than the US economy.
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    A Stuhrling $100 watch...I like it's look and I like mechanical watches (quartz is lame).


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    I was at a concert and this watch hit me in the chest.I kept it and bought a band.I then put my nice watch in the box the fossil watchband came in and set it on the table.Weeks later still looking for my nice watch I put in the box I discovered that my wife picked up the box shook it and thought nothing was inside and tossed it into the garbage. That was 3 years ago and I`m still using the not so free watch that cost me a $30 band and the price of my new black Skagen.
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    If I may share something during my motorcycling days... they do not advise wearing watches when motorcycling. Because in the event of a spill, you would not want parts of your watch inside of you. I'm not sure how it is with bicycling coz I'm a newbie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebadboy View Post
    If I may share something during my motorcycling days... they do not advise wearing watches when motorcycling. Because in the event of a spill, you would not want parts of your watch inside of you. I'm not sure how it is with bicycling coz I'm a newbie.
    i dont wear a watch cycling just because i dont like how it feels but i think from a safety standpoint its no problem. you will never go fast enough on a bike to explode a watch and embed the parts inside you.

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    [QUOTE=Trail Addict;9450266]Don't get it!

    Luminox makes some of the worst watches out there. I had one and the cheap plastic case cracked from too much stress from the band. On top of that the watch sucked at keeping time it was very inaccurate and had to constantly be re-calibrated.

    The only thing nice about Luminox watches is the tritium illumination system.

    I wonder if the plastic ones are different. I've had two Luminox watches, one I've had for 6 or 7 years and the newer one for 4 years. I wear them daily at work and they've taken a beating. Both are metal cases, the first one has the rubber strap that wore out and the newer one has all metal. Both watches keep time and function perfectly, I've never had to do a thing (except i have to replace the rubber strap).That's too bad that the plastic ones break so easily. I work midnights and love the tritium, but since they get beat up I don't want to spend much more than I do on them. Those Marathons look really nice though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamspartacus View Post
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    Always has to be a smartass in the crowd?

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    I wonder if the plastic ones are different. I've had two Luminox watches, one I've had for 6 or 7 years and the newer one for 4 years. I wear them daily at work and they've taken a beating. Both are metal cases, the first one has the rubber strap that wore out and the newer one has all metal. Both watches keep time and function perfectly, I've never had to do a thing (except i have to replace the rubber strap).That's too bad that the plastic ones break so easily. I work midnights and love the tritium, but since they get beat up I don't want to spend much more than I do on them. Those Marathons look really nice though...
    Maybe, the stainless steel ones are made better. Did you have any problems with inaccurate time keeping on both your Luminox watches? Mine just did not want to keep time properly and had to constantly be readjusted.

    I just think $280.00 is way too much for a plastic case, push down crown, watch that won't even keep time properly. The watch I had was the one with the green numbers on the dial and bezel. I forgot to mention that the numbers on the plastic bezel were just painted on there with very poor quality paint that would scratch off easily.

    My next watch will probably be a Marathon aside to another G-Shock.

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    i dont wear a watch cycling just because i dont like how it feels but i think from a safety standpoint its no problem. you will never go fast enough on a bike to explode a watch and embed the parts inside you.
    Oh we wer referring to watches with metal strips on the wrist band.

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    Sorry to bump this old boy back to life, but I have a question.

    For those of you that ride with your (metallic) watches on, what do you do to clean them?

    I just replaced an old beloved Timex that I rode with for years, and it became pitted due to my sweat. The stainless steel back was fine, but the casing became pitted.

    I just bought another metallic watch, and I'd love to wear it while riding.

    What's the best way to clean it of salty sweat? Let's hear your ideas.

    TIA.

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    I have a casio g-shock that I just wear in the shower, pool, and mud pits and never had a problem yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    Sorry to bump this old boy back to life, but I have a question.

    For those of you that ride with your (metallic) watches on, what do you do to clean them?

    I just replaced an old beloved Timex that I rode with for years, and it became pitted due to my sweat. The stainless steel back was fine, but the casing became pitted.

    I just bought another metallic watch, and I'd love to wear it while riding.

    What's the best way to clean it of salty sweat? Let's hear your ideas.

    TIA.
    Hey Dirt Farmer, great thread dredge!
    I wasn't lurking around these parts a year ago when this thread was current, but since I sell and repair watches for a living, I can answer your question. Your last watch case corroded because it was made of what is euphemistically called 'base metal'. Also called 'muck metal' or 'sh.. metal' depending on one's mood. A lot of watches used to be made of this stuff as it is super easy to cast and it's cheap. But it's crap. I see a lot of older Longines and Raymond Weil dress watches made of this stuff, and the case and bracelet has half disappeared on some of them. And these were fairly expensive pieces.
    Most modern watches from any decent company are now made completely of 316 stainless steel, which has a very low nickel content (every other person has a nickel allergy these days) so it doesn't irritate the skin and doesn't corrode very readily. Just check the case back to see if it reads "stainless steel" or "stainless steel case-back". If they specify the back, then the rest of the case is junk.

    As for cleaning, just a mild dish soap or even shampoo in warm water does the trick for the most part. Use an old tooth brush if you need to scrub it. If you have an air compressor handy for airing up your tubeless set-up then you can remove considerably more gunk from inside the bracelet with a stream of compressed air.

    I'll post an example of how I really go to town cleaning up a watch in a couple of days when I'm home and not using my phone to post.

    I've thoroughly enjoyed reading through this thread, and had a really good laugh at some of the misinformed opinions. Feel free to ask if you have any questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    Hey Dirt Farmer, great thread dredge!
    I wasn't lurking around these parts a year ago when this thread was current, but since I sell and repair watches for a living, I can answer your question. Your last watch case corroded because it was made of what is euphemistically called 'base metal'. Also called 'muck metal' or 'sh.. metal' depending on one's mood. A lot of watches used to be made of this stuff as it is super easy to cast and it's cheap. But it's crap. I see a lot of older Longines and Raymond Weil dress watches made of this stuff, and the case and bracelet has half disappeared on some of them. And these were fairly expensive pieces.
    Most modern watches from any decent company are now made completely of 316 stainless steel, which has a very low nickel content (every other person has a nickel allergy these days) so it doesn't irritate the skin and doesn't corrode very readily. Just check the case back to see if it reads "stainless steel" or "stainless steel case-back". If they specify the back, then the rest of the case is junk.

    As for cleaning, just a mild dish soap or even shampoo in warm water does the trick for the most part. Use an old tooth brush if you need to scrub it. If you have an air compressor handy for airing up your tubeless set-up then you can remove considerably more gunk from inside the bracelet with a stream of compressed air.

    I'll post an example of how I really go to town cleaning up a watch in a couple of days when I'm home and not using my phone to post.

    I've thoroughly enjoyed reading through this thread, and had a really good laugh at some of the misinformed opinions. Feel free to ask if you have any questions
    Thanks for the great info.!

    I just buy cheap watches (this new one is a $50 Timex), and sadly it says "stainless steel back". But at least I know now how to properly clean off the sweat.

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    I don't wear a watch but my bike wears a nice called a Garmin 305.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Why would I want to wear a watch? Why would I want more than one of them?
    Watches are amazingly cool pieces of engineering and design, but...ditto, scrublover.

    My phone has a watch in it already, so I don't see the need for two. Plus, got one at work and in the car. Yes, it will take me longer to pull it from my pocket than for you to bend your arm...

    The bothersome thing about watches is the status attached to them. They're like cars. Like many possessions, I reckon. Less is more, IMO

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    Here is a generic pic of my 2 time pieces! Works of art! The Tissot keeps impeccable time! The other is The Bell&Ross BR-01-92.. Beautiful watch!
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    What Watch do you wear?

    Tissot is also a well known name in the watch industry. They manufacture watches of different styles and feel. Their watches are very affordable too, although you need to take good care of your timepiece if you want it to last longer. Most online retailers sell breitling and other popular watches at affordable prices.

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    I just wanted to add this old watch I have. I wore it in H.S. and college. It's from 1971. It's a Bulova Seamaster automatic. I haven't worn it in decades. It still runs but its way too slow. I suppose I can get it regulated and wear it once in a while because now it's a Vintage watch. As you can see I still have the original box too.


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    I was just thinking the other day, what actually is wrong with a good, solid Timex? Sure, some say the quartz motion, non-sweeping sound of the second hand drives them nuts, and hence they must dislike Timex, but is that really all?? I find them solid and fashionable.

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    Going on 14 years with a Seiko Black Monster. Still have an older Seiko diver, a titanium perpetual calendar model, and a gold Bulova dress watch, but don't think I've worn any of them more than a few times since getting the Black Monster, and they've all been in a box for over a decade.

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    My hubby just gave me a Breitling watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by choppages View Post
    My hubby just gave me a Breitling watch.
    We won't believe you without pictures

    I have always been a big fan of Breitling watches, especially the intricate pilot series . . . I've always felt that they would look awesome with a nice rugged leather strap.
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    Official Watch thread - What Watch do you wear?-image.jpg

    Back in the day, I was kind of into collecting nice watches. I have a few nice pieces, but this is the one I settled on for everyday use. I also have some nice Seikos and a Brietling Superocean.
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    As a nice watch in the price range around 100$ I always suggest the Seiko Automatic 5 very good Japanese automatic movement, good quality material and a it looks definitely more expensive Also I recently bought a Orient watch as a present. Automatic, Japanese movement, with a sapphire crystal, exhibition caseback, and power reserve. It cost under $200, and felt well built. I’m a bit surprised that you didn’t mention them, as they are fairly well reviewed and a popular choice in the range of $150-$500.
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    I stopped wearing watches when cell phones became popular. Even prior I seldom wore them.

    I guess you are either a watch guy or you're not. I love the look of some but for some reason I've never felt comfortable wearing one daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I stopped wearing watches when cell phones became popular. Even prior I seldom wore them.

    I guess you are either a watch guy or you're not. I love the look of some but for some reason I've never felt comfortable wearing one daily.
    There are other ways of keeping time besides wearing a watch on your wrist. Perhaps you should give this method a try, I think it would look good on you!
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    These are all my more expensive/sentimental watches. Also have a few g-shocks, a citizen, bulova, ect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    There are other ways of keeping time besides wearing a watch on your wrist. Perhaps you should give this method a try, I think it would look good on you!
    You nailed it with this! Everytime I walk by the jewelry cases at our Costco, for years I have always spied what watches they have had. Nowadays, there's no way I'd wear the stupid looking crap that passed off as a watch. They're frikkin' wall clocks strapped on a wrist. Who comes up with this sh*t? I'm pretty sure it's a conspiracy backed by Flava Flave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    You nailed it with this! Everytime I walk by the jewelry cases at our Costco, for years I have always spied what watches they have had. Nowadays, there's no way I'd wear the stupid looking crap that passed off as a watch. They're frikkin' wall clocks strapped on a wrist. Who comes up with this sh*t? I'm pretty sure it's a conspiracy backed by Flava Flave.
    You don't like Flava Flaves style? That's dudes one styling mofoyo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    You nailed it with this! Everytime I walk by the jewelry cases at our Costco, for years I have always spied what watches they have had. Nowadays, there's no way I'd wear the stupid looking crap that passed off as a watch. They're frikkin' wall clocks strapped on a wrist. Who comes up with this sh*t? I'm pretty sure it's a conspiracy backed by Flava Flave.
    Speaking of wall clocks on your wrist, those humongous Diesel watches. AAARRRGGG!


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    I don't wear a watch often but when I do it's a G-shock. I wanted something less busy and more classic-ish so I bought this birthday present for myself...love it.

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    The cheapest timex on sale when I need to replace. Keeps time just as well as a gold and jewelled one. Close enough, anyway.
    I figure with the money I save I can buy more bike stuff.

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    My watch these days is my cell phone. I do like watched though, just haven't worn one for years. Come to think of I never was a regular watch wearer.
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    I had a Cartier Santos replica watch as in the first picture. I recieved it as a gift. I liked the styling but it got boogered up when in Bermuda, 1983.

    The second photo is the Roadster and I've been eyeing that one up for a few years now.
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    The two I wear now are both Casio. A RedLine simple analog design and a 2004 G-Shock with the original battery still going. I set it in the sun for part of a day twice a year for the solar boost. The RedLine has an antiqued brown leather band I had updated to replace the worn black one. For some reason, the brown band gives it bit more classy or nostalgic look IMO.
    The G-Shock cool feature is a backlight that knows to turn on when you rotate your wrist. I'm not a fancy or expensive watch guy so if I do get a new one, I'll likely go no more than $100 to $150.
    Just happened to have been shopping yesterday with my wife and checked out some Casio EcoDrive Avion series.
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    I just wanted to add this watch to this old thread. I just started wearing (again) since 1976 the wrist watch I wore in HS and college. It's a 1971 Bulova Sea King automatic. It was my birthday present in 1971. I remember I told my Dad that I wanted a watch that was self-winding with the day and the date. So I started wearing it about two weeks ago after I showed it to some friends at work that like watches too. It still keeps good time too. The crystal is scratched a bit and really shows up in sunlight when you can see the scratch shadows on the face. Well, here it is:

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