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    Love that watch, John!
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    Ditto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigKalin View Post
    Love that watch, John!
    Thanks guys. Looking forward to next month's purchase!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Hoffman View Post
    Bought the wife a Skagen for Mother's Day. She doesn't own a watch at all, so lets hope this goes well.

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    Fail!

    She thought it was too manish and heavy.

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    Damn! My wife is the opposite in that regard; loves 50+mm bezels and some weight.
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    Heading to Vegas for the weekend. Loaded up my Invicta travel case. And my gf stole the last slot for her Movado.


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    I knew I liked your gf Patrick. Movado makes some dead sexy watches.

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    10th Anniversary came this weekend.
    Love the watch in person. Looks much better than online.
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    Jealous!

    The orange watch I put a stock pic of at the top of the thread is having charging issues. :/
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    I own only one watch, bought back in the late 80's or early 90's

    I don't wear it very often.
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    My father in-law just sent me this one:
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    This is not a quarts watch, but a mechanical. It is automatic winding, 25 jewel Swiss movement, sapphire font and back. Good everyday watch.
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    Lots of interesting watches in this thread. I've got a few, and I've also got a question.

    Have any of you paid any significant amount of money for a watch with a quartz movement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Patrick View Post
    Lots of interesting watches in this thread. I've got a few, and I've also got a question.

    Have any of you paid any significant amount of money for a watch with a quartz movement?
    I purchased a Christopher Ward with a thermo-compensated quartz ETA jewelled movement (COSC) that is accurate to a couple seconds/year. Mostly because I wanted something I could set and forget, and use to set my other watches by. It's a pretty sweet watch by itself too, but the bezel is delicate.

    The pictures on their site do it no justice either, if you track down some from real owners (I never took any of mine) you can better see what it really looks like.
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    My Orange 20th Anniversary Aqualand has the quartz movement. Apart from me leaving it in a box and having to recharge, it's never lost time that I've noticed.
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    Depends on what you consider serious money!

    As a DSMer, anything less than the cost of a used AFC is real money.

    That being said, I have 3 Invicta Russian Divers. I know they are cheesy and huge, but they get complements everywhere I go. I have a black one, a chrome one, and an all gold one. Pics coming shortly.
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    My inner "gangsta" is looking at Curtis and Co. watches. I love the pieces Stitch comes out with at UFC events.
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    I picked this one up for the wife a month ago or so while down in St. Thomas. I love the different shape of it. I found the next one I really want down there also.

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    Picked up another Android.

    Here's the Inifini. Black Mother of Pearl dial, tungsten case and band, sapphire crystal and Swiss Ronda movement.


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    Here's the wife's Skagen. She wears it now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Kavlock View Post
    I picked this one up for the wife a month ago or so while down in St. Thomas. I love the different shape of it. I found the next one I really want down there also.
    Did you go there on a cruise? If you did, I'm curious to hear what gold prices and jewelry were like on the different isalnds- was there huge variance, or not so much?
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    Modded one of the Edifice watches today with a new leather strap.


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    I recently got a call from a relative whose store is selling Breitlings at cost or near cost because they are not going to carry the line anymore. What do you guys think of the Vreitling line? Is it worth picking one up?
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    Well, it's an investment! The style aspect will always be personal, but if you can pick up 4-6k watches for lower, it's certainly worth a look.
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    I am certainly no expert, but I think a Breitling is a great looking watch. A few coworkers have had them, and seemed very impressed with the quality. I'd get it if I were you.

    I hadn't planned on anything more expensive than the Invicta that I got(and am very happy with). But a Breitling is something I'd consider, as an investment.

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    I love Breitling watches! I just cant justify spending one since that is over 10% of my gross annual income.

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    I really like these guys, LM-TEC. I have a few of their Tungsten watches. Very nice quality and very durable (being such a dense metal) and fairly heavy. Also, they offer a lot of automatic movements, have great photo-luminescence, made in Ohio, all limited editions (typically less than 300 made), and are "reasonably priced".










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    I like that they come with a leather metal and rubber strap. Looks very nice too. I wonder how long that lighting will stay bright in the dark.

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    Those look good. Heavy and plain faces. Reminds me of the old tritium? phosphor type radioactive glow in the dark hands.
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    I think all of their Tungsten models also come with the Tungsten Carbide bracelet, which I personally prefer. The Lum is bright like that for 15 minutes or so with a good "charge", but I can also wake up in the middle of the night and it's still bright enough to read.

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    That blue face Lum-Tec is fantastic. I've been a fan of their watches for awhile but haven't pulled the trigger on one. Just picked up an Oris BC3 Advanced PVD though. Oris is one of my favorite brands.
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    I did a search on Lum-tec and came up with a watch forum where a guy was claiming that the founder of Lum-tec had previously been making illegal knockoffs of other brands. It sounds like some people here may have more familiarity with Lum-tec, any substance to this?

    Aside from that, the idea of an American made watch, that looks good, and is reasonably priced, is very appealing. The internals are purchased from other watch makers, right?

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    Here are my junkers, all from the mid-late 1990's other than the Seiko:

    Citizen Navihawk Thunderbirds edition, Citizen Aqualand diver's, Swiss Army Officer, and an old Seiko (I think from the 1970's) that belonged to my father.

    I pretty much just wear the Navihawk around anymore, and after the past 15 or so years, it's seen some abuse. The dial hands are out of sync with the digital display, so I just use the digital part at this point. I still love the watch, but it's seen better days.

    The Aqualand needs a new battery, but needs to be sent in for that since I guess they have to pressurize the case. Something to do with the 200 meter water resistance and the depth meter.

    The Swiss Army was my first "nice" watch after owning Swatches throughout highschool, and the old Seiko I just keep around for sentimental value. I should probably find a decent matching stainless band for it as it still looks pretty nice. It's automatic, which I think is pretty cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad S. View Post
    Aside from that, the idea of an American made watch, that looks good, and is reasonably priced, is very appealing.
    NFW is also a small American watch maker.

    http://nfwonline.com/

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    I had a decent Citizen watch, but about 10/11 years ago I stopped to help a lady who was stranded on the side of the road (a flat if I remember correctly), and the fuckin bitch stole that damn thing. I replaced it with this Citizen Eco Drive in blue face, and my dad gave me this Movado Sport Edition Men's Chronograph as a gift. But now that I just about always have a cell phone with me I rarely wear a watch.
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    The wife got me a Victornox for our anniversary. This is my first nice watch. All of my other watches are Timex or Casio. I love this thing.

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    Quartz or mechanical? It looks thick enough to be mechanical but the subdials aren't where I would expect for what would probably be a Valjoux 7750 movement.

    It's great looking either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad S. View Post
    I did a search on Lum-tec and came up with a watch forum where a guy was claiming that the founder of Lum-tec had previously been making illegal knockoffs of other brands. It sounds like some people here may have more familiarity with Lum-tec, any substance to this?

    Aside from that, the idea of an American made watch, that looks good, and is reasonably priced, is very appealing. The internals are purchased from other watch makers, right?
    Just saw this. This is the first I have heard of the founder's "history" so not sure if it is true or not. At any rate, I like what he's doing now... Yes, they buy the movements and manufacture their own dials, cases, straps and bracelets, etc. They use popular movements from Switzerland, Japan, etc.

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    I'm not into these big Invicta watches but they look cool. W00t has a deal going right now (today only). Save about $80 on these from street price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Larsen View Post
    Quartz or mechanical? It looks thick enough to be mechanical but the subdials aren't where I would expect for what would probably be a Valjoux 7750 movement.

    It's great looking either way.
    Thanks. I'm almost certain it's quartz. It's currently in Virginia while I am in Pensacola, FL for the next 4 months.
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    I bought a couple watches tonight. I wanted to get my wife a nice "everyday" watch. She currently wears a Movado Amorosa as a daily watch (crazy) and has had to get it re-plated twice in the last 3 years. The lady cut me a pretty good deal, so I picked up one for myself as well. There was a Movado Masino that I could have picked up for $300, and I just might go back tomorrow and get it and hold on to it as a Christmas gift for her.

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    Yep, I couldn't pass up a $800 watch for only $300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Reynolds View Post
    I bought a couple watches tonight. I wanted to get my wife a nice "everyday" watch. She currently wears a Movado Amorosa as a daily watch (crazy) and has had to get it re-plated twice in the last 3 years. The lady cut me a pretty good deal, so I picked up one for myself as well. There was a Movado Masino that I could have picked up for $300, and I just might go back tomorrow and get it and hold on to it as a Christmas gift for her.

    How do you like yours and what's the model number? I am pretty sure that's one of the citizens that are on my top 3 short list for my next watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Caron View Post
    How do you like yours and what's the model number? I am pretty sure that's one of the citizens that are on my top 3 short list for my next watch.
    Model: AT400754E

    I initially liked it, but I started having second thoughts once I got it home. It ended up costing me $384 out the door, so shop around. The metal is a fantastic color and it's got sapphire crystal, which is supposedly a lot more scratch resistant than normal glass. The world time feature is nice and it automatically sets the time based off of radio reception. All you have to do is select "NYC, Chicago, London, etc." My complaint about it was that it just doesn't get bright enough at night. The glow-in-the-dark bits don't glow bright enough for me, and this was intended for a weekend "beater" watch. I returned it and put a Luminox 1823 on order. It should be here on Tuesday.
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    The Luminox came in today.

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    ^^ Awesome watch!! Luminox Acatama is on my shopping list as well!

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    There is a company setting up shop here in Detroit making watches called Shinola. They are supposed to go on sale soon. This is the only major (not boutique, but a < $1000 relatively mass produced) watch that will be assembled in the USA, so I find it pretty interesting.

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    sounds interesting, would like to see their product though. Seems like they dont show any of them on the website yet.
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