Anyone into Watches?

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  1. sezna

    sezna undermotivated Contributor

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    Your price range is all over the place there! If you're looking into a Black Bay GMT as an alternative to an skx013, I'm unsure why you'd go the skx route in the first place haha. I think the black bay GMT is great, but the real hot talk on the block is the Black Bay 58. Not a GMT, but it is thinner than other BBs and oh so pretty.

    If you must have a GMT, don't forget to consider Omega's offering and Grand Seiko's GMT stuff.
     
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    You're not wrong!

    Budget isn't really the issue; looks are. I do love the Tudor GMT, but my favorite watches are Field watches. GMT options there are more limited.

    Grand Seiko's a great and interesting option... I have looked at them and I am almost in love with the SBGM221 (https://www.grand-seiko.com/us-en/collections/sbgm221g). It may be still too classy for my...ahem. Style. Or lack thereof. Eh this is a metalheads forum, and while I don't wish to speak for others, it may be a common limitations for those of us not in casual-dress jobs :p

    Omega used to make some Seamaster with UTC complications, not sure if they still do. A used one is definitely on my list too :)
     
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    I kinda like the new Black Bay chrono, although lately I've also been drooling over the new Heuer Autavia chronographs. Can't get the looks and the fact that they've got a new in-house (vertical clutch) movement out of my head...

    Anyway, forgot to post my latest acquisition which was a gift to myself for completing my band's album (now in the mix so the watch shall finally be parked on my wrist!)

    That's right! Such a versatile watch with different straps:
     

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    That is NICE!
    Panerais are way too large for me (and their smaller models too inaccessible) but they're one cool brand...

    Those Black Bay chronos look INSANE. I absolutely love them.

    I went the next step in the hobby yesterday; I found someone who looked two of the watches that got me interested, so I jumped on both! Next week I shall, all things going well, own these gorgeous pieces:
    * Nomos Club Manual: https://nomos-glashuette.com/en/club/club-campus-38-735
    * Sinn 856UTC automatic: https://www.sinn.de/en/Modell/856_UTC.htm

    Honestly the only thing I could really think of owning after this would be a Black Bay. They're just insanely gorgeous.
     
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    I love timepieces and watches etc. I just can't afford any of the stuff I want.
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    I stopped wearing the watch I bought last year (Seiko SNZG17J1, love it) several months ago because I was experiencing pain in my arm for quite a while. Thankfully now that's sorted and I finally feel comfortable wearing one again. Even though I only had it for a short amount of time before I had to stop wearing it, I definitely missed the heft of it on my wrist, and wearing it again feels warmly familiar, despite having gone the grand majority of my life without wearing a watch.

    In a move that I'm sure will lead to my ultimate and untimely demise, I'm starting to look into picking up something a little dressier. Maybe a Seiko Presage or a Tissot.
     
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    Came in today :)

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    Anyone rocking the Casio G Steel? I'm a simple man who usually wears a black plastic Pro Trek but looking to snazz it up.
     
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    Aaand here it is. It's Japanese and it's Quartz. It also makes me incredibly happy to wear!
    My original top choice was the SBGN001, but those are just... gone. I tried this without much hope, but it wears just perfectly for me.

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    This question is only vaguely watch related

    but me and the GF are trying to put the finishing touches on the family room. We need a big ass clock and I want it to be look like a mechanical watch, with a moving action and everything. All the ones we found local in stores looked super cheap with non-moving gears, and the ones online tend to not say if the gears move or not

    Suggestions?
     
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    Check out antique shops. I have one locally that’s has quite of collection of mechanical wall and grandfather clocks.
     
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    If money is no option, check out the Atmos by JLC: https://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/us/en/watches/atmos.html
     
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    Didn't know this thread existed!

    If anything is interested I might be selling a Tag Carrera Day-Date on the older Carrera bracelet for a reasonable price.
     
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    Yesterday I bought a Black Bay 59 on a whim when I saw my local dealer had one on display.

    Today my dealer calls me and tells me that my spot on the list for a new Batman jubilee has come up and it's here tomorrow...

    Coincidence? I think not :lol:
     
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    I keep nearly clicking this thread because I think it says Anyone Into Witches?

    Not that I'm into Wicca or any silly crap like that; I just like tv/movies about witches. Like the Witches of Eastwick. Or Practical Magic. Hocus Pocus, Sabrina, Charmed...

    Thank you for your time.
     
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    Definitely not coincidence. The games Rolex plays is frustrating
     
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    But on the bright side, a chance to buy a Batman jubilee for retail is a game I'd be happy to play.
     
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