Any watch collectors on IT?

Discussion in 'OT: Trivial Pursuits' started by SAhornfan, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. SAhornfan

    SAhornfan Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Been there.
     
  2. Air Force Horn

    Air Force Horn Member Who Talks

    First off, I like the new watch! Seriously, it's amazing how many nice watches are available for less than $500. That Tissot looks great!

    Sorry to hear about the Breitling. I am one of many with the same B-1 model at work, and I have never heard any complaints. Now, that said, I have started sending mine to one of the authorized service guys rather than CT. Not sure if it is still on the website, but they used to maintain a list. Last time I went with the guy out of Miami. Though the CT service before that was fine for me, I didn't find the customer service to be all that friendly (so I went another direction).
     
  3. Air Force Horn

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    That's very interesting to hear. You would think Swiss companies would see it to be in their best interest to maintain the best possible U.S. service centers. Why take a chance on alienating a big chunk of your buying audience?
     
  4. rodofdisaster

    rodofdisaster Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Which model would that be? The Presage Urushi?
     
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  6. TexasPalladin

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    This thread is just pure watch porn.


    Semper Fi
     
  7. Air Force Horn

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    Yep. Wrist check!

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  8. TexasPalladin

    TexasPalladin Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    I hate you....lol
    Very nice.


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  9. SAhornfan

    SAhornfan Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Speaking of...
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  10. Air Force Horn

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    Very classy! I like it a lot.
     
  11. rodofdisaster

    rodofdisaster Member Who Talks (A Lot!)

    Sweet!

    Do you purchase straight from Seiya? Thinking the Alpinist may be what I'm looking for but some of the "cocktail" collection are pretty sharp as well. Gonna go dig up that old Seiko my parents gave me.
     
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  12. SAhornfan

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    Seiya is so easy to deal with but the prices aren't always the lowest. Shopping Japan has decent prices as does Chino http://c-watch.co.jp/ww/index.html, but navigating their site is a pain in the ass.
     
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  15. Air Force Horn

    Air Force Horn Member Who Talks

    Ask SAhornfan (about watches), and ye shall receive.
     
  16. Air Force Horn

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    So, how do you part with watches? I have my eye on a couple of new ones, but the budget is tight. The logical answer is to sell one I never felt that attached to, but I pick it up and get cold feet on selling it.
     
  17. SAhornfan

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    Do what I do: Sell and then regret it. If it's still gnawing at me a year later, I buy another one.
     
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  18. TexasPalladin

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    Much better half got this for me for V-Day as a everyday knock around watch.


    Semper Fi
     
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  19. SAhornfan

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    Is it quartz or automatic?
     
  20. TexasPalladin

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    Japanese Quartz movement.


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  21. Air Force Horn

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    The PVD is cool, and I like the aviation-ish subdials, but my favorite thing is the date window. I've got a Citizen with a similar window that I really like.

    Have you had any dealings with their customer service? I ask because they put out this special edition watch that I was seriously considering as a Christmas gift for my wife. The website was very non-specific (price, release date, even where to buy). I zapped them an email with no response. I finally called, the listed number went straight to repair/warranty. The lady was super nice, but couldn't tell me anything either. Anyway, just a really curious experience, but only a singular data point.

    FWIW, I saw the watch later on EBay for a reasonable price but didn't get it. I told my wife about it and she balked at the 38mm size for her small wrist. Guess it's good I didn't find it before Christmas!
     
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  22. Air Force Horn

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    By the way, what are you doing trying to introduce watch porn during recruiting porn day?
     
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  23. SAhornfan

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    Are there any photos of recruits wearing cool watches or are they all using their phones?
     
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  24. Air Force Horn

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    Kids these days and their rock-n-roll.
     
  25. Air Force Horn

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    Probably just confused that there's this objective thing called time that doesn't revolve around them.
     
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  26. TexasPalladin

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    Just got the watch today.... have never researched the brand.
    Will say that the damned thing is huge.
    It's basically going to be a everyday watch with my Seiko.
    But it is pretty cool.

    Semper Fi
     
  27. Air Force Horn

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    Ha! I don't know that I've ever seen a small Invicta.

    I am legitimately interested in your experience with them. From what I understand, they are in the middle of the Swiss watch power plays going on right now. I know they just bought Glycine, which has a couple of watches on my covet list.

    It sounds like the same thing is going on in the watch industry that's been happening with aerospace over the past couple of decades...consolidation under a small number of major brands. The difference so far is that the big watch companies are keeping the smaller companies open, at least in name.

    The other interesting thing I saw was that it's supposedly becoming much harder to get a "Swiss Made" watch. Switzerland is imposing a higher standard of domestic work (want to say 70%) to earn the label. Lots of companies have been buying the Swiss movements and doing the rest elsewhere. Did I dream that up, SA?
     
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  28. TexasPalladin

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    First one, so I'm in the learning curve here.
    If all else fails I can use it as a weapon....


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  29. Air Force Horn

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    Ooh Rah.
     
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  30. rodofdisaster

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    Isn't that the weirdest thing?

    My son is in college and uses his phone. He's got two or three watches including a nice Tissot that I gave him and he's looking at the phone. You'd think he'd have learned after getting a zero on a Spanish quiz in HS because he absent-mindedly took out his phone to see the date for the header on his paper. His teacher called me very apologetically.
     
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  33. MikeHdez12

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    I mean, I'll take a Tissot if he's just gonna ignore it.
     
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  40. SAhornfan

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    I am in the process of selling off most of my watches. Here are few Seikos, in case anyone is interested
    SRP 307 Black Monster 2nd Gen.
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    SRP309 Orange Monster 2nd gen
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    Seiko SRP581
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