What watch do you wear?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by kershaw22, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. vonrichthofen54


    Sep 23, 2013
    It sure does! It keeps near perfect time as well. I did have it cleaned and lubricated by a watch smith who specializes in key wind watches. Not a scratch in the original crystal and no chips, cracks, or dis coloring on the porcelain face. I really enjoy wearing it.
  2. JohnPB


    Jan 12, 2014

    Where did you get the Maratac 22 mm pvc strap?


  3. HwangJino


    Dec 2, 2012
    Visited a natural hot spring today, and took off my laco watch since it's a leather band, dropped it on a bed of gravel and landed face down. In my head I heard 'ouch!'. Nothing on the face or case. Me likey
  4. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
  5. somber

    somber Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    How do you mean every watch you've had has stopped working after a day or two? Do they stop due to damage from an active lifestyle? Or are you trying to infer something about the quality of the watches you've purchased? Or is it something else?
  6. FA1BladeGuy


    Jun 28, 2015
    I wear my Rolex Explorer 114270 everyday. It's unassuming, tough as nails, and it works with jeans or a suit.
  7. maverick3981


    Jun 26, 2009
    My Tissot T Touch died with a low battery indication and lo, the local Swatch service center wants me to shell $350 to fix it. Rubbish watches.
  8. highestpoint

    highestpoint Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Casio Pro Trek
  9. vonrichthofen54


    Sep 23, 2013
    I don't know why they stop working, they just do. It's really weird. I give them to someone else and they run fine. It doesn't matter if they're mechanical or battery powered either. They don't get abused or anything else, they just stop. I've had this phenomenon with every wrist watch I've had during my life. I've not had any of these problems with pocket watches. I can't explain it.
  10. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Casio Edifice EFA-121D-7AV

    Another cheap watch

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    Heavy, well-finished, folded link bracelet — something you don't often see nowadays. I had one on an old Orient and I needed stitches after I resized it. This time I did it without breaking my fingers or my tool (Victorinox SAK).

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    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
  11. Monocrom


    Feb 1, 2006
    Casio model 3140 digital, radio controlled watch.

    I mainly tend to now alternate between this one, and my analog Citizen BM7080-03E model.

    Got the Casio at Target. Normally $50. But at the register it rung up as only $15. On sale, and I didn't know it. A nice little happy surprise. Most of the surprises I get are far from happy ones. Watch works great by the way. It's not a G-Shock. But quite tough and packed with useful features. Plus, it's accurate down to the second thanks to being radio controlled.
  12. phil40000


    Oct 29, 2011
  13. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    My uncle is the same way. He can only wear a digital watch, and can't carry a compass without it messing up, and some digital watches will run out of time quickly. I've known a couple of people who for whatever reason just affect complex devices that way, but as far as I know, no one has tested why. Although with the internet, maybe more people are like that, and someone could figure out why.
  14. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    They probably should look up Professor Charles Xavier... those people probably have latent mutant abilities that can be developed further at the Academy.
  15. scamero


    Aug 26, 2005
    Vostok amphibian no date on zulu today
  16. kjd2121


    Jun 17, 2008
    Custom Typhoon TII - #47 on Sharkskin band

  17. Triforge


    Sep 3, 2012
    Inherited the Datejust from my late father, never leaves my wrist now.
  18. vwvectors


    Feb 25, 2014
    I have the same problem to there's a theory that iron in our blood has a magnetic effect on the mechanisms.
  19. unit


    Nov 22, 2009
    no offense, but that sounds preposterous to me.
  20. vanslem6


    Oct 4, 2014
    I used to wear cheap Nixon watches. I had the Time Teller P in a couple different colors, and that was fun. If I were gonna' wear one today it'd be a Hamilton Pioneer or something similar and classic looking.



    That's my style I think. :)

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