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    Re: Watches.

    I have two that I rotate:
    1 - Citizen Wold Time A/T on a Kevlar Strap - I love this one as it`s Atomic Linked - so never off and when I travel just adjust to the new city and it auto cycles the hands to the proper time and keeps it there until I swap cities back/again
    2 - Deep Blue ProTac 1000 (automatic) on a Nato Strap - This thing is a beast - it`s my go-to for sports and summer activities

    I really want an Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 - with Snoopy hanging out on the face!! - But the wife keeps saying a $10K watch is not in the cards.. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by PA DETAILER View Post
    That platinum Day-Date is the ultimate! I often see it mentioned on The Rolex Forums
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    Love this but Id never spend the $ Even it it was there.

    Rolex Platinum Daytona 116506 - Luxury Of Watches

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    I have a small collection. I have both autos and quartz. Twenty or so.

    I`m now on the look-out for a Monaco-Calibre 11. I sold off my Calibre 12.

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    I love my Apple Watch. I can`t imagine a more useful watch. I bought the very first one that shipped and have been wearing a Series 3 with cellular since it shipped. 42mm doesn`t offer enough screen space, so I`m looking forward to the rumored larger version that may be introduced in September.

    rlmccarty, shop Amazon for bands. I love the standard fluoroelastomer band. Just stick it in the desired notch and tuck it in.

    Attached is a picture of the watch face I use. The checkmark at the bottom is a progression ring that shows progress on my to-do list. The icon on the bottom right is a timer.

    In terms of aesthetics and fashion, I recognize that Rolex and other mechanicals easily trump Apple Watch. But Apple Watch is so useful.

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    Actually, the price for a Platinum Daytona isn`t as high as I`d expected! I`ll stick with (all) stainless, although my wedding band is platinum. I do kinda like that Plat Daytona though...next best thing to a ss pre-Daytona Cosmo IMO.

    That Plat Day-Date would be nice without the diamonds.

    A whole lot of the non-mechanical watches mentioned have great features that would make a lot of sense for many people! Same with the Apple Watch, which I basically consider a tiny computer. IMO it`s not just about aesthetics or a preference for one form of human accomplishment over another (heh heh...watchmaker vs. programmer?!?), there are a lot of practical considerations what with all of today`s technology and as they say, "horses for courses".

    It strikes me as a little funny that certain Rolexes/etc. are considered fancy watches these days; back when I first met my shirtmaker he was openly displeased and explicitly critical that I would be wearing my Sub with his dress shirts, considering it a far-too-casual "sports watch" that should only be worn with the most casual attire. (Admittedly it *is* in a whole `nother class than his daily, a sliver-thin Cartier.) Decades later, he`s over it and now we laugh about what a watch-snob he used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrock645 View Post
    I had multiple watches for a while but couldnt keep up with them. Only wore 1 or 2. Had a cheap automatic, liked it but it didnt hold real accurate time- it was a Seiko 5. Have a citizen i like but only wear my apple watch anymore.
    I actually like having a watch on my wrist, most of the time. Not having one feels odd, like walking with an untied shoe. Three seems like the magic number for me: a Montblanc for nice occasions, a Victorinox for every day at work, and the Seiko 5 automatic for mowing the grass and "rough" use. I like that the Seiko is affordable, has the automatic movement, and has the Nato strap. The movement can be seen through its transparent case cover, too. The Montblanc is pricey, when it comes to service, new staps, etc. For some reason, Baume & Mercier piques my interest, as well as Shinola (those are a actually made in Detroit, I think). I don`t really need another watch, though.
    Really though, Victorinox and Kenneth Cole watches have been the most hassle free to own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Concourswanna b View Post
    I actually like having a watch on my wrist, most of the time. Not having one feels odd, like walking with an untied shoe. Three seems like the magic number for me: a Montblanc for nice occasions, a Victorinox for every day at work, and the Seiko 5 automatic for mowing the grass and "rough" use. I like that the Seiko is affordable, has the automatic movement, and has the Nato strap. The movement can be seen through its transparent case cover, too. The Montblanc is pricey, when it comes to service, new staps, etc. For some reason, Baume & Mercier piques my interest, as well as Shinola (those are a actually made in Detroit, I think). I don`t really need another watch, though.
    Really though, Victorinox and Kenneth Cole watches have been the most hassle free to own.
    Same feeling. Since second or third grade I have probably gone less than 10 days in my life without a watch on my wrist. I feel naked without it. If it wasnt for the wife and kids Id probably take my watch over a phone as a cant leave home without it.

    I prefer my 5600 Casio G-Shock to my luxury watch. It works, is cheap, and I love simplistic design. It gains about 10 seconds a month. That drives me nuts.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Concourswanna b View Post
    I... Victorinox and Kenneth Cole watches have been the most hassle free to own.
    I have a little Victorinox desk clock that appears to be basically an electric wristw@tch movement in an angled base. The battery ran down and no shop in my area has been able to open the thing up to replace it. Seems utterly crazy to me...

    Quote Originally Posted by LEDetailing
    I prefer my 5600 Casio G-Shock to my luxury watch. It works, is cheap, and I love simplistic design. It gains about 10 seconds a month. That drives me nuts.
    Heh heh, oh man I just gotta chuckle over the above!

    One man`s "simplistic design" is another (hm...older?) man`s "gee, look at all that stuff I`d have to figure out!"

    And even if I didn`t let the Sub run down so often, its "Superlative Chronometer" (scare-quotes intentional ) movement has never been all that accurate, not since day one. So your noting a 10 second/month error...gee.

    Most of the time my atomic clocks aren`t even that well-snyched unless I hit their RESETs frequently (which must be done in the exact right spot of a certain room to obtain a signal).

    EDIT: Heh heh... the "wristw@tch" above is due to the Forum`s Inner Nanny thinking the letter "a" was making it a naughty word. Who`d have thunk it? Gee that`s setting the Vulgarity Bar awfully low, not that I`ve used that word in a few decades.

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    Found this thread and thought it needed a bump. (I figured car-guy detailing fanatics would probably be into watches too!)

    I`ve recently taken interest in watches. Planning on buying a Seiko 5 (about $75) from Amazon soon but my ultimate goal is to wear my wife down so she`ll buy me this watch on my birthday.

    The Seiko Presage "Cocktail Time"

    The Presage is absolutely magnificent and I don`t think you can get much better quality for the money.

    A great little website for all things watches is hodinkee.com
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    I do read hodinkee as I am a fan of watches. Funny you brought them up. Just last week I had one of my automatics repaired and I found out today one of my quartz watches is dead for good after trying a new battery in it.

    I do believe many folks into detailing are also into watches. Two expensive hobbies, huh?
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.

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    Lot of good watch related YouTube channels as well. The time teller, and Urban Gentry are entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMD View Post
    Lot of good watch related YouTube channels as well. The time teller, and Urban Gentry are entertaining.
    I`ll check them out!

    I`ve got my Seiko 5 picked out and a new band to go with it (I don`t care for the nylon). Plan on ordering next week. Once I get it I`ll have to show off! It`s nothing special but I`m excited.
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    I`m a fan of replicas. I have several. They are done so well these days that a watch specialist jeweler didn`t know my omega was a fake. of course he didn`t take the back off. For me, I can`t see paying thousands for a watch. Nobody in my community pays any attention to my watch.

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    Yeah no one pays attention to a watch. I have a box full of reps and enjoy them much. I get to wear a different watch every day without paying thousands upon thousands. I have gens too. No one sees the difference though
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.
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