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Discussion in 'General' started by Pete J, 3 Mar 2019.

  1. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Question for you watch people. I have an automatic Rotary, nothing fancy but it goes through straps very quickly. It has curved bars an I've been trying to work out if a nato strap would fit. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Haven't posted about watch stuff for a while, but still just as keen!



    I tried a Snowflake on a little while ago. It's beautiful. I'm aiming to go to Japan in two or three years' time (or maybe a bit longer) and acquire one.
     
  3. silk186

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    I had one and it was OK. It doesn't make much of a statement and scratches easy.
     
  4. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    I don't want a watch that makes a statement :grin:

    Scratches easily? I'm surprised. Were you wearing it as a general purpose watch?
     
  5. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    My current daily driver, gone back to a good old quartz for maximum convenience and accuracy:

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    Whilst I enjoy owning expensive, automatic watches, I'm terrified of wearing them out and about.

    I love the SNA411 as you don't see many of them in this part of the world and it's a genuinely useful tool compared to the more traditional divers etc.
     
  6. ElThomsono

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    [​IMG]
     
  7. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Indeed, lol.

    I've only fathomed the basics of all the measurements and calculations you can do with it, and let's be honest I'm rarely without a smartphone, but it's great to have something that has a busy face for a reason :grin:
     
  8. ElThomsono

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    I actually quite like it, reminiscent of the Navitimer.
     
  9. silk186

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    Sure, it was my daily use watch,
     
  10. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    My new daily, an Apple Watch Series 5 44mm with a Barton navy leather strap.

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    When I was in the US over Christmas decided I would give this smartwatch lark a go, as if it came to it I could always resell back in the UK and not lose a packet on it, and now I wouldn't be without it.

    Which leaves the question of what on earth do I do with my array of other watches? :/
     
  11. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees is not The Piper at The Gates of Dawn

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    Surely that's obvious, give them to me. :naughty:
     
  12. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    It's been a brief consideration to give them to someone, in exchange for funds, mind. But I'm not sure I can bring myself to it right now.

    Perhaps in the future I may come around to it, especially if I can look at it like "keep these watches I don't wear, or do a bathroom up" or something like that.
    Alternatively, perhaps in the future when smart contact lenses are a thing I can abandon smartwatches as start wearing these again.
     
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  13. ElThomsono

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    Keep them for when your prescribed antipsychotics arrive and you return to your senses.
     
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  14. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    I appreciate what Grand Seiko do but the aesthetic has rarely appealed to me.

    Right now I'm wearing a dive watch; my Speedy was randomly stopping so I took it into a Boutique for a warranty service, that was about three days before the lockdown so who knows where it is now?
     
  16. Pete J

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    I would recommend handling one physically - the craftsmanship has to be felt to be appreciated.
     
  17. Pete J

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    Had to share this!
     
  18. Mr_Mistoffelees

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    Far too big and $280,000...
     
  19. Shirty

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    I don't think you're really supposed to wear these technical pieces tbh, just mount them in a display cabinet so your millionaire mates can feign interest at dinner parties.
     
  20. legoman

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