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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

    Never heard of the company before but it's a very nice watch indeed!
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  2. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

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  3. Nero

    Nero Newish Member

    How Mondaine
  4. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I just ordered one of these 16mm black nato straps with 'gun metal' hardware for my vintage 36mm Timex mechanical watch. It's currently on a black leather strap but the thing is, I really don't like the feeling of metal on my skin so I'm hoping the nato strap will sort that particular issue. Admittedly, it's a bit of a gamble as the watch has a classic dress look about it and it's probably an aesthetic faux pas, to say the least. But if it makes me inclined to wear the watch more often then that's all that matters.

    Here's the watch in question:

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  5. 2ManyBoxes

    2ManyBoxes pfm Member

    I'm sure I had one of those back in the 70s when I was in my early teens. Looked OK with a blazer, not that I cared, and it was a school blazer :)

    It was on a black leather strap with go-faster holes in it, which I thought was well cool.
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  6. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

  7. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    I'd hazard a guess it'll fetch many multiples of that.
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  8. cjarchez

    cjarchez pfm Member

    Model number is SKA791.
    A little curious as to why you "lmao"?
  9. zygote23

    zygote23 pfm Member

    The LMAO was at myself getting all curious then just googling the image to get the model.....nothing sinister ;)
  10. seyles

    seyles Retired Child

    I like NATO straps, especially on divers, today's choice:
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  11. Nero

    Nero Newish Member

    woo, that made my eyes go funny
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  12. Yomanze

    Yomanze pfm Member

    My "daily banger":


    Casio MW-240-7EVEF
  13. seyles

    seyles Retired Child

    Better in the dark?
  14. cjarchez

    cjarchez pfm Member

    Aaaaah, gotya. Nothing sinister assumed, just nonplussed.
  15. Durmbo

    Durmbo not French

    Nice watch. it's very similar in style to my childhood hand cranker I mentioned above. Mine had no date (yay!), and it may have been smaller. I loved the dial for its easy reading.

    I wore it everywhere. A direct hit by a cricket ball cracked the crystal. The perlon strap etched a permanent pattern on the back.

    What bph does your Timex run at? My Olympus ran at 18,000 bph. It had a loud, musical tick that I enjoyed listening to.

    Edit: thanks, Steve, for pointing out the typo :p
  16. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    You had a mechanical watch that ran at 18kHz? I doubt it. 18,000 bph, maybe.
  17. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I've just got a NATO, in fact a selection. I agree, they look good on chunky outdoors type watches. Mine is on a Vostok Amphibian that looks as if you could use it to Jack up a tank.
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  18. Durmbo

    Durmbo not French

    Oops! Lol. Meant bph! Fixed now!
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  19. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I had no idea until now but it seems it's 18,000 bpm. As you say, it has a nice old-skool rhythm.
  20. Durmbo

    Durmbo not French

    You've done it, too! :p

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