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Postby jlam572 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:41 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:Here is one that is worth posting once I get it back from a complete service. I 'inherited' a Heuer (yes, before they became TAGHeuer) Autavia GMT. I am having it completely restored as best they can with OEM parts they can get. It's a 2 month long process but I am hoping this piece will look amazing after.


Thats awesome. I love rare vintage pieces like that...especially restored ones.
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Postby Dylan1982 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:13 am

My daily beater for work is a G-shock

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Postby InCreditWeTrust » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:53 am

What do you guys think of Seiko watches?

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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:55 am

Seiko makes some pretty solid timepieces. They have been around for eons and at one time is the watch brand of choice for James Bond :) Really.... in the late 70's and early 80's I believe
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Postby jlam572 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:50 pm

Seiko is pretty good. I have kinda graduated beyond japanese watches though. I think the only non-swiss watch i would buy now is maybe a U-boat or something from germany...maybe.
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Postby Rory » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:54 am

Harry Winston Opus 12: i want so bad i would consider selling my aston for it XD
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Postby FastSRT8 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:36 am

I really wonder why the new trend now is for skeletal watches where you can see through them. I find as an older guy, it makes the face seem more cluttered and difficult to read.

I for one IMHO would prefer a historic vc

PS that's a nice watch tho
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Postby Rory » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:14 pm

I feel as though the trend may be a result of the lack of attention the designers and engineers receive. Considering on most older watches, and most high end watches don't show the inner intricacies, many people who buy them dont realize the level of detail that goes into a them. The thousands of pieces are covered by a face that hides all or most of the interior workings. Skeletal watches seem to resist this as they expose all of the inner workings and therefore they may be a result of justifying all of the work for the designers. Though they are damn hard to read sometimes.

Its like people who buy 6 figure cars but never stop to spend the time to look at the engine, so Ferrari and Lamborghini put windows on top of the engine block which showcased the beautiful engines. Its form and function working together to create an aesthetically pleasing piece both in cars and in watches.

The opus does a wonderful job showcasing the intricacies of the device while also using a more modern and sophisticated style of movement. It is much easier to read than other skeletal watches, though the price and the weight are most likely an issue for me.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:52 pm

Ahhh true... but then that's why one get's a Jeager Reverso with a display back for that ;) Makes it easy to show off the innards without having to remove the watch.
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Postby Rory » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:11 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:Ahhh true... but then that's why one get's a Jeager Reverso with a display back for that ;) Makes it easy to show off the innards without having to remove the watch.


okay you found the one possible exception to my thought. regardless, I'm still more inclined to look to my smart phone for the time than my wrist. Gotta get me a Vertu phone so its not so damn enticing like the iPhone is.
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