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The watch thread: pocket, wrist, sporty, showy? You name it!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by windhoek, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Cool watch. And yeah, wearing it on the inside seems unusual to me. I know lots of people do it so it's just a personal preference. Maybe I should try it myself, who knows, I might prefer it that way myself.
  2. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    I quite often wear a watch that way up - it's often less rotation to see the time, and I find it comfy.

    It does tend to knock the dickens out of a watch worn that way, all the time; crown or face too-often hits every desk surface etc...
  3. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod

    I've been wearing a stainless steel Omega Seamaster that dates to 1961 for a while now. It's growing on me. Well, not literally.


  4. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Maybe you need a Chronostop Driver.

  5. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    @Joe P fab watch! Strangely satisfying wearing a sixty or seventy year old timepiece. Old stuff rules.
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  6. Joe P

    Joe P Memory Alpha incarnate / mod

    Cheers, Paul.

    My uncle gave it to me a few years ago, thinking it was made in my birth year. He was off by several years but it’s close enough. :)

  7. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    It has lived long and is clearly prospering.
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  8. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    There is a flieger style pilot's watch that has a canted face to allow it to be read without removing your hand from the comtrols.
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  9. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Nice. A bargain these days at £200 , especially with the 4r36 movement.
  10. Nero

    Nero Tired

    I rather like that. But is it a ‘real’ pepsi? I thought the bezel should be 50-50?
  11. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Would need to be 50/50 if it was night and day for a second timezone like a GMT but this bezel is marked in minutes.

    I've seen minute bezels both 50/50 and up to the 20 min marker like this - does anyone know why?
  12. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I think "Pepsi" is just a shorthand for any red over blue bezel, because it resembles the Pepsi logo. The same goes for "Batman" and " Hulk" bezel styles. You are correct that they have traditionally been 50-50 split but I don't think that there's a rule in place. In fact I think there's another convention that divers watches mark the last 20 minutes or so in red so the diver in question knows where he is it he's using the bezel for timing. I think It's only a problem if you the consumer want or expect it to be 50-50.
  13. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Ah that makes sense - 20 mins for divers watches with minute bezels and 12 hours for GMTs etc with hour bezels.
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  14. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    I should be picking up my hopefully fixed Sarx017 later today.... It used the 6r15 movement too... And it had been losing 10-15 mins per day!

    Maybe that was normal? But sure it was acceptably accurate when I got it 6 or 7 years ago.

    I also have a Sarb033 and it seems to be very well behaved.
  15. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I've just had a look at my Vostok diver, it's the first quarter of the dial on that, and I've seen similar elsewhere. Some convention s make good sense, like cars always having the brake on the left of the accelerator, and indeed this forms part of the C&U regs for obvious reasons. Otherwise there are convention s that just make your life easier, like H pattern gear selectors. Anyone can learn a dogleg box in a Porsche or 2CV but it takes a moment of thought.
  16. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    That's not normal, no. But it's a simple adjustment. My Seiko autos are very accurate. I've got one that keeps such good time that I don't notice any drift over the course of a week, and an older one that's had daily use for 8 years of so and it gains 4 or 5 minutes a week. That's less than a minute a day, more accurate than me. It used to be better, no drift over the course of a week.
    The things wear, they're mechanical devices and need periodic servicing to keep the parts clean and lubricated as they wear against each other and generate metal dust and dirt. However I've heard that 10 years is a more usual interval period.
  17. Nero

    Nero Tired

    Picked this guy up yesterday. Traded in a Sub and walked away with a wodge in my pocket too

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  18. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    I've got a similar one, which I use with a Nato strap:

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  19. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    I've got a few Seiko's but this is my favourite one:

  20. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Yes, my favourite too. It's my "best" watch. I've no desire for anything else, you can keep your Rolex, Patek and JlC.

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