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#1 "6"

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:58 PM

Hi guys, I guess it's only natural to have this thread. Show off your time pieces for others to admire and envy!

My small-timer timepiece

Tag Hoi-yer Aquaracer 300M, Quartz movement

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#2 kotmj

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:19 PM

I was just asking myself yesterday what I'd do if someone starts a watch thread. How to deal with it?

I still haven't a solution.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

what's wrong with having one? are you worried that the forum will go off on a different tangent than what you imagine it to be?

perhaps some ground rules would be in order, if you wish to limit the kind of discussions we have in here.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:09 PM

Frederique Constant automatic movement. Pic finally added.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:14 PM

Frederique Consant automatic movement

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:17 PM

Hmm looks like the IPB iPhone app isn't attaching pictures properly

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:47 PM

Watches are deeply emotive objects. My observation is that when you have a watch thread, the thread becomes a forum within a forum. The participants are watch nutheads who have no other interest. They are all watches, all the time. I like people who have a deep interest in a particular field, but these watch guys have only the most superficial knowledge about watches -- gained almost entirely via the demand creation efforts of the brands (a lot of which appears in the form of paid editorials by 3rd class journalists). They talk about movement finishing, and brand history and seem to be connoisseurs, but poke them a little bit and they reveal themselves to be brand whores at their core who rely on their watches to elevate their social status.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:38 PM

Oh I found the solution! Those who want to post here need 30 meaningful posts elsewhere before they can do so. Just like in the bazaar.

But this has an asphxiating effect on the thread so I'll only do it when the watch idiot savants start joining.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:44 AM

I'll only do it when the watch idiot savants start joining.


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:26 AM

But I have already signed up :D Anyway, cross post from LYN watch thread; was wearing this on a Friday. Today at work - watchless.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:34 PM

You've been put under round the clock observation.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:07 PM

I think this is a great looking watch. Put a dark brown strap on it and its simplicity makes it quite versatile. They are not as expensive as any of the omegas or rolex you big timers have but I think it does its job fairly well for the 99GBP price tag.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:21 PM

Smalltimers like me don't need a watch.We tell the time using our handphones

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:25 PM

Dude, I have photographic evidence of your big timer watch.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:28 PM

I guess I'm in the safe zone. Watches to me are more like side attractions, not the main event. (I'm the main event =D)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:54 AM

I think this is a great looking watch. Put a dark brown strap on it and its simplicity makes it quite versatile. They are not as expensive as any of the omegas or rolex you big timers have but I think it does its job fairly well for the 99GBP price tag.
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Those look great!

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:45 PM

Personally not a big fan of the bauhaus design (though I do like the Max Bill chrono), but I can see the attraction. What's with the date position though? Would have looked better at 3.

Yup a brown (croc/croc-grain?) strap would look best.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:56 PM

Smith used to be the company that supplies the old mini cooper's cluster panel. Im not sure if they managed to catch up with technology and still make the current ones though.
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Nevertheless, great looking watch. !

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:05 PM

I read that it is also the first watch worn on Everest (with a particular R branded watch). They seem to have quite a history.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:51 PM

Whither this watch thread?

"In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing." - Oscar Wilde

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