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CurlySaysX
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(05-30-2008, 05:14 AM)
Tag Executive Quartz
Fortis Spacematic GMT Automatic 2893-2
Zenith Manual

OnkelC
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(05-31-2008, 01:26 PM)
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CurlySaysX, well thought out collection, congrats!

Originally Posted by MickD

Do you have a link to an online store? (I have been searching for the past few days)

Check PM.

I took the plunge and ordered this today:
gofreak
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(05-31-2008, 01:34 PM)
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My brother has that 'moon omega' in the OP. Maybe 'he's doing it wrong' but he says he has to wind it at least once per day, so that kind of annoys him about it :p
OnkelC
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(05-31-2008, 01:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by gofreak

My brother has that 'moon omega' in the OP. Maybe 'he's doing it wrong' but he says he has to wind it at least once per day, so that kind of annoys him about it :p

The Speedy Pro Moonwatch is supposed to have a power reserve of around 50 hours, so there seems to be an issue with the movement. Take it to an AD and have it serviced.
Fireblend
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(05-31-2008, 04:32 PM)
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Mine broke a few weeks ago and I have yet to get a new one. It's killing me, I used to rely on it too much and now getting my cellphone out of my pocket to know the hour is a pain. Is there any watch online store that ships internationally you'd recommend? Also my budget's really low, so no fancy watches for me :p
Flo_Evans
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(05-31-2008, 05:27 PM)
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I really like that Fortis CurlySaysX, is it titanium?
OnkelC
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(05-31-2008, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fireblend

Mine broke a few weeks ago and I have yet to get a new one. It's killing me, I used to rely on it too much and now getting my cellphone out of my pocket to know the hour is a pain. Is there any watch online store that ships internationally you'd recommend? Also my budget's really low, so no fancy watches for me :p

http://www.chronograph.com is decent.
CurlySaysX
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(05-31-2008, 07:40 PM)
I dont think it is.
The spec sheet says stainless steel, I think its coated in something though.
Fireblend
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(05-31-2008, 07:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by OnkelC

http://www.chronograph.com is decent.

Is it me or does it not have a search-by-price thing? Damn. :lol
OnkelC
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(05-31-2008, 08:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fireblend

Is it me or does it not have a search-by-price thing? Damn. :lol

what's the budget?
OnkelC
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(06-04-2008, 09:11 PM)
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I did it...:)







Flo_Evans
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(06-04-2008, 09:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by OnkelC

I did it...:)

niiiiiice! :D
lil smoke
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(06-04-2008, 09:18 PM)

Originally Posted by Flo_Evans

I really like that Fortis CurlySaysX, is it titanium?

Yes that is a VERY nice piece. How much is that?

and is it automatic?
JzeroT1437
(06-04-2008, 09:51 PM)
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Sometimes the Patrick Bateman-esque level of material masturbation on this board terrifies me.
OnkelC
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(06-04-2008, 09:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by JzeroT1437

Sometimes the Patrick Bateman-esque level of material masturbation on this board terrifies me.

AstroLad
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(06-04-2008, 10:00 PM)
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nothing wrong with appreciating the finer things in life. the pursuit of excellence is what humanity is all about.
Grifter
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(06-04-2008, 11:09 PM)
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Where can I get a watch box?
OnkelC
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(06-05-2008, 05:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grifter

Where can I get a watch box?

amazon should carry a broad collection.
Grifter
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(06-05-2008, 06:25 AM)
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hey onkelc, new watch time...do you prefer fortis, stowa, or a dive like the TT1?
BeEatNU
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(06-05-2008, 06:42 AM)
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No one has any pics of any really good black metal band watches?
rage1973
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(06-05-2008, 06:43 AM)
Nice watch OnkelC I have a Sea Dweller as well that I got from my wife as a wedding gift. I also have a Tag


This is going to be my next purchase this Christmas.
OnkelC
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(06-05-2008, 07:51 AM)
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rage1973, you got a really generous wife ;)

Originally Posted by g35twinturbo

No one has any pics of any really good black metal band watches?

"black metal" as in blackened steel? Nearly every bigger manufacturer has models like these. As the process of coating the metal is quite labor-intensive, those watches normally cost a premium over the non-treated model.

Originally Posted by Grifter

hey onkelc, new watch time...do you prefer fortis, stowa, or a dive like the TT1?

My ranking would be:

1. Fortis B-42 Marinemaster

2. Stowa Prodiver
[IMG]http://i30.************/2pt2zux.jpg[/IMG]

IMHO, the Oris is a bit too "plushy", but that's just me.
Jtwo
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(06-05-2008, 07:52 AM)
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I feel like I should own a watch now.
Warm Machine
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(06-05-2008, 08:30 AM)
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I have a Tissot and an Alfex. I'll try to get shots.
ElyrionX
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a sea-blown wind
(06-05-2008, 08:37 AM)
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Very nice Onkel.

Out of curiousity, why didn't you just step into a watch shop and pick it up?
OnkelC
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(06-05-2008, 08:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by ElyrionX

Very nice Onkel.

Out of curiousity, why didn't you just step into a watch shop and pick it up?

20% off list price...:D
:Motorbass
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(06-05-2008, 10:28 AM)
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Here, I'll make this even more clear (took me way to long to figure out myself ;]):

[IMG]http://i29.************/2r7loo9.jpg[/IMG]

That's some fine craftsmanship! ;]
Yixian
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(06-05-2008, 11:09 AM)

Originally Posted by OnkelC

IWC is top notch for sure.

If you llike the IWC chronos, you could go for one of these for around 250 EUR:

Hoooly mother of god WHERECANIBUYIT?!
cloudwalking
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(06-05-2008, 11:43 AM)
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damn onkel, congrats on the rolex! it's gorgeous!

my father would kill to have that watch :P
Smiles and Cries
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(06-05-2008, 11:46 AM)
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I love watches but I have not owned one for over 10 years I have tiny wrist anyway and tend to have expensive taste for a broke artist
Grifter
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(06-05-2008, 06:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by OnkelC

My ranking would be:

1. Fortis B-42 Marinemaster

2. Stowa Prodiver


IMHO, the Oris is a bit too "plushy", but that's just me.

Thanks! I was thinking more along the lines of a Pilot Pro or Antea. I can't tell, do you have a PP or the Flieger?

Originally Posted by AstroLad

nothing wrong with appreciating the finer things in life. the pursuit of excellence is what humanity is all about.

Beautifully stated. I'll be repeating that. Shouldn't have changed your XBL name.
Last edited by Grifter; 06-05-2008 at 06:22 PM.
OnkelC
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(06-06-2008, 12:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grifter

Thanks! I was thinking more along the lines of a Pilot Pro or Antea. I can't tell, do you have a PP or the Flieger?

I used to have the Fortis Pilot and a Stowa Marine, but sold them again to fund another watch. I wasn't too impressed with the Fortis (I need a rotating bezel;)), the Marine was a great watch for the money (awesome buid quality) and a nice dress watch.

Fortis Pilot:






Stowa Marine:



Grifter
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(06-06-2008, 04:28 AM)
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What'd you sell those for? You're insane!

I'm actually about to submit my payment for the PP. Did you not like anything besides the bezel? And why do you need them to rotate?

The Stowas are terrific, but I'm not a fan of those straps. The steel strap looks like chain mail.

The Sinn Us are amazing, but is there any routine maintenance you have to ship it back for?
OnkelC
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(06-06-2008, 04:57 AM)
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I sold them to fund a Seiko Marinemaster:




Which I in turn sold to fund ze Rolex ;)

The Fortis was a decent watch with good accuracy, but I wasn't able to bond with it for some reason. They keep a good resale value, I sold mine for around 75% of the MSRP, same with the Stowa.

The Sinn U1 can be serviced by any watchmaker, the U2, UX and the U1000 have to be serviced by Sinn in Germany due to the case filling (Oil or Argon gas). Sinn offers three years of warranty on the "special" models which is handled through the local AD. The first series of the UX had a few problems with the oil filling which was resolved by Sinn some time ago.
Grifter
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(06-06-2008, 05:50 AM)
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Nothing against the Marinemaster, I'd like a dive watch next (or a Ball), but the Fortis and Stowa you had are breathtaking, IMO.

It's funny how closely the Marinemaster resembles your Rolex, but you seem to have plenty of watches in that style.

Just making sure, the Fortis didn't feel flimsy or "off" to you? You guys just didn't connect?

Is the UX an auto? Having to send it back for a battery repair would be a dealbreaker for me. Probably not much of an issue for you, though. ;)
OnkelC
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(06-06-2008, 06:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grifter

Nothing against the Marinemaster, I'd like a dive watch next (or a Ball), but the Fortis and Stowa you had are breathtaking, IMO.

It's funny how closely the Marinemaster resembles your Rolex, but you seem to have plenty of watches in that style.

Just making sure, the Fortis didn't feel flimsy or "off" to you? You guys just didn't connect?

Is the UX an auto? Having to send it back for a battery repair would be a dealbreaker for me. Probably not much of an issue for you, though. ;)

The UX is not an auto, it features a high-end, chronometer-certified quartz movement by ETA which is considered in the top 3 of the most accurate watch movements currently available. Over the course of the last year, the UX was only two seconds fast. The battery has a life of seven years, servicing the watch including new oil filling runs around 90 EUR.

Yeah, I didn't connect with the Fortis. Build quality is decent, nothing flimsy at all. I would have preferred the bracelet to be a bit more substatial, though.
Grifter
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(06-06-2008, 07:25 AM)
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The bracelet's passable at best for that price point, I'm willing to accept it. How was the Stowa strap?
OnkelC
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(06-06-2008, 07:46 AM)
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it was solid and comfy, but I prefer bracelets.
OnkelC
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(06-08-2008, 12:45 PM)
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foto time, I really like ze ticker:

Keen
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(06-09-2008, 10:42 AM)
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Really nice purchase Onkel, congrats =)
Grifter
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(06-10-2008, 03:14 AM)
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puts your dive watches to shame. =)

mine is being held up by customs. =(
CurlySaysX
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(06-10-2008, 04:01 AM)

Originally Posted by lil smoke

Yes that is a VERY nice piece. How much is that?

and is it automatic?

It was $1400-Australian as a set, with an extra leather and Velcro strap and some tools to change the straps.
It's an ETA 2893-2 Automatic. :reiarr
OnkelC
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(06-10-2008, 08:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grifter

puts your dive watches to shame. =)

mine is being held up by customs. =(

which one did you get?
Grifter
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(06-11-2008, 02:51 AM)
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Got the Pilot Pro, it was between that and the Stowas but didn't care for their bracelets. love your MM bracelet.

now I need a dive, know of any orange dialed ones besides the popular seiko one?
OnkelC
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(06-11-2008, 05:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grifter

Got the Pilot Pro, it was between that and the Stowas but didn't care for their bracelets. love your MM bracelet.

now I need a dive, know of any orange dialed ones besides the popular seiko one?

there are several choices, what would be the budget for it?
Grifter
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(06-11-2008, 06:03 AM)
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let's say...up to 2k msrp?
OnkelC
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(06-11-2008, 08:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grifter

let's say...up to 2k msrp?

only a tad above the suggestion, but if you would want to shell out that amount for an orange faced diver, I'd sugest going for the original:
http://www.doxawatches.com/collection.htm#

elostyle
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(06-11-2008, 09:21 AM)
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I really like the look of the Stowa. Need to investigate...
gofreak
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(06-11-2008, 03:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by OnkelC

The Speedy Pro Moonwatch is supposed to have a power reserve of around 50 hours, so there seems to be an issue with the movement. Take it to an AD and have it serviced.

Thanks Onkel, I'll tell him to do this if it's still an issue.
lil smoke
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(06-11-2008, 03:55 PM)
O SHIT look at that DOXA! Damn that is HOT! What is that orange material? Alternate bands?

I shouldn't be looking at this thread. Leaving.

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