Wrist check 2021

Wrist check 2021

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21st Century Man

35,317 posts

212 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Mezzanine said:
Dr.Seuss said:
If it’s lack of weight that concerns you then I wouldn’t go for a titanium watch, I have The Citizen and it feels like it came out of a Christmas cracker. I still love it though. The best quartz watch money can buy.

https://deployant.com/review-enter-the-dragon-the-...
I was unaware of that Citizen. Thanks for the education!
Same here. Every day's a school day. I want one.

Hereward

2,898 posts

194 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Mezzanine said:
Dr.Seuss said:
If it’s lack of weight that concerns you then I wouldn’t go for a titanium watch, I have The Citizen and it feels like it came out of a Christmas cracker. I still love it though. The best quartz watch money can buy.

https://deployant.com/review-enter-the-dragon-the-...
I was unaware of that Citizen. Thanks for the education!
Ditto. I love these unicorn watches that 99.99% of the population have no idea about. Credor being another example.

Grand Seiko's 9F85 quartz movement would be a rival, matching the 5 second per year accuracy.

Edit: YouTube video of Citizen eco-drive Cal. 0100 - "the most accurate quartz ever".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEkmd1EGec8



Edited by Hereward on Wednesday 3rd March 20:33

WhisperingWasp

516 posts

101 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Emonda03 said:
WhisperingWasp said:
And a lovely watch.
So tempted all the time by the Seiko Snowflake, love the dial...cracking looking watch
I too find myself really wanting the Snowflake. I like the fact that it is titanium (and being not too grey in tone) so it is interesting to see a few here comment on it as a negative.

I really do like the 'Spring', particularly the case shape (same as the SBGV245? Not sure) but the one thing I am not too sure on is the bracelet maybe doesn't integrate quite so well? The lugs are quite angular and the end links curvier if you know what I mean? I think the bracelet-lug interface is better on the Snowflake. Otherwise I'd say I prefer the Spring.

EX51GE R does this ring true? What is it like in the metal?

Edited to say the same is true with the White Birch one.

Edited by WhisperingWasp on Wednesday 3rd March 21:45

Dr.Seuss

133 posts

12 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Hereward said:
Mezzanine said:
Dr.Seuss said:
If it’s lack of weight that concerns you then I wouldn’t go for a titanium watch, I have The Citizen and it feels like it came out of a Christmas cracker. I still love it though. The best quartz watch money can buy.

https://deployant.com/review-enter-the-dragon-the-...
I was unaware of that Citizen. Thanks for the education!
Ditto. I love these unicorn watches that 99.99% of the population have no idea about. Credor being another example.

Grand Seiko's 9F85 quartz movement would be a rival, matching the 5 second per year accuracy.

Edit: YouTube video of Citizen eco-drive Cal. 0100 - "the most accurate quartz ever".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEkmd1EGec8



Edited by Hereward on Wednesday 3rd March 20:33
Oh yeah I forgot about that one. That is indeed the best quartz movement out there, although I don’t like the overall watch.

leglessAlex

3,963 posts

105 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Hereward said:
Credor being another example.
Wearing mine today actually biggrin

Have some old pics:
Credor Eichi II by Alex D, on Flickr
Credor Eichi II by Alex D, on Flickr

Meeten-5dulx

1,553 posts

20 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ZesPak said:
Meeten-5dulx said:
This is stunning - but at circa £8k you really want to want it!
Isn't that a bit of a given? I mean, you're in a bubble here. 99% of the population will find anything over 200 GBP just a ridiculous amount to spend on a watch.

You get something like this because it does something for you, in the way it's built or engineered, the way it looks or just how the brand makes you feel.

I'd say to most of us it's just a piece of decoration we're used to. So any amount >0 is overkill.
I wear a watch because I'm used to it and I do use it to see the time, even though most of the time I'm at my computer and if not I have a phone. I have >30 of them (that add up to well over 8k in total) because I like the aesthetics and some change.
Not a given.
I got a new Sub and it was the same price as the Birch.
I like the look of the Birch more, but I also know that should i need to liquidate, the Rolex will not put me under.
Saying that, I also have a 60th anni GS, and I got that as I really like it - but it's not up there at £8k!!

robbiekhan

811 posts

141 months

Thursday 4th March
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Can't get enough of this dial texture...



Have to say the H-50 movement has surpassed expectations. I read in the past that some high power reserve movements can compromise on accuracy in favour of long reserve but not so here. I believe this movement has to be serviced by Hamilton though as it is regulated/adjusted by laser. Nevertheless, this is running +0.97s a day which is funnily the exact same average as the Miyota 9039 in the Aquascaphe SB01 whereas the 9039 in the Bronze is at +5s a day... (still way more accurate than Miyota's official specs lol).

Edited by robbiekhan on Thursday 4th March 00:50

Mezzanine

6,009 posts

183 months

Thursday 4th March
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Really nicely captured there Robbie.



robbiekhan

811 posts

141 months

Thursday 4th March
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Cheers! Just a phone pic whilst sat at the computer pulling a late nighter, should get to bed now really biggrin

richthebike

1,217 posts

101 months

Thursday 4th March
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Have another Pilot Pioneer pic. It's my go-to for working at home these days.


robbiekhan

811 posts

141 months

Thursday 4th March
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Snap! What strap is that by the way?

richthebike

1,217 posts

101 months

Thursday 4th March
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It's the watchgecko Croyde canvas in grey. I've got one on my Sub 300T and on the Marinemaster. It's quite a thin strap but holds a curve really nicely, and it's latterally quite strong so resists twisting (it comfortably holds the 300MM in place). QR spring bars too.

They've put the price up 2 quid recently, but at £18 I can't complain!

robbiekhan

811 posts

141 months

Thursday 4th March
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Cheers I have been looking at that strap in recent weeks but been keeping an eye on others out there too so was curious. I have natural rubber straps on all my watches but the Pilot Pioneer I'd like a two piece on to rotate with the single pass rubber NATO just to add some flavour as I have a spare Hamilton buckle gathering dust so I think I'll go for the Watchgecko one. Desert Sand colour should match the vintage lume I think!

richthebike

1,217 posts

101 months

Thursday 4th March
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Worth also considering their cordura water resistant one in green... I think they do this in a sage which would look great too. Agree on sand to match the lume, be good to see it if you get one.


robbiekhan

811 posts

141 months

Thursday 4th March
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Don't think I noticed that one will take a look thanks, I do like the stitching accents on the Zuludiver one though have to say. Will decide on something in coming days.

This Zuludiver 298 one from Watchgecko is really nice though have to say, so comfy and smells of vanilla:


vixen1700

15,505 posts

234 months

Thursday 4th March
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vixen1700 said:
GCH said:
A £5 tube of polywatch & a little elbow grease will have those scratches gone in no time.
Cheers! Now ordered so will give it a go. smile
Just an update, the little tube of £3.99 Polywatch arrived today and my word, what wonder stuff that is. Scratches gone! beer

blingybongy

2,905 posts

110 months

Thursday 4th March
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robbiekhan said:
Don't think I noticed that one will take a look thanks, I do like the stitching accents on the Zuludiver one though have to say. Will decide on something in coming days.

This Zuludiver 298 one from Watchgecko is really nice though have to say, so comfy and smells of vanilla:

Did you do the wrist roll for a bet?

robbiekhan

811 posts

141 months

Thursday 4th March
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No just showing the strap.

Uncle John

2,795 posts

155 months

Friday 5th March
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Have a good weekend all.


vixen1700

15,505 posts

234 months

Friday 5th March
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After finding my dad's old Tissot week, today at my mum's house I discovered my old Casio from about 1982 when I was 15. Hopefully it'll just need a new battery. smile It's quite a funky old thing.