If you're poor and want to buy your first wrist fedora look here first: http://a.pomf.se/oyqgyu.png
No fucked up colors in the OP image edition
6th for I'm still better at it than you are.
The J extends out a little bit further, but yes.
Also still looking to see if anybody knows which model this bulova is, all I know is it's stamped with m1 on the back meaning it was made in 1961
It was $80 from $110 m80
I like invicta because I don't have to worry about what happens to them when I wear them every day. pic is the rest of dat collection. Sorry for the reposted picture from yesterday.
Ok, I'll post this piece of shit (that I love dearly) again.
It's not noticeable in real life and I don't often look at closeup pictures of my own watches but I see what you're talking about now.
The J issue has been bothering me, though. I'm probably gonna ditch the one I have within a few months and have mymanmatt build me a 16233.
You'll need to look at the inside of the caseback and the movement to really determine what it is. I'm sure a watchmaker could just unscrew it for you and help you figure out what it is, it would take a couple of minutes at most.
It's not hard to remove.
Unless it's an invicta 8926OB and removing the cyclops causes you to get burning hot fragments of sapphire launched at your eyeball after the thing explodes.
Making this thing almost blinded me.
If it was a real Rolex and you did that then the next time you sent it in for service they would tell you that your watch is broken and force you to pay several hundred dollars to get a brand new crystal with a cyclops on it.
What I'm talking about is a datejust assembled from spare gen parts on top of an ETA movement. Sending it to rolex would probably cause them to throw it in the trash and send anthrax to you in the mail.
I know it's a fake, I just wanted to mention how shitty Rolex is about servicing.
Aren't things like that and the Caddel subs really hard to buy unless the guy who makes then knows you on some watch forum and you have a history of buying watches on that forum and stuff? Sounds pretty neat though.
>it seems that the attitude against beginners' questions are really mean spirited
I don't think that's true for /fa/. /fa/ tends to be mean against people who think they know shit when they don't, but beginners who strive to gain more knowledge are generally well accepted I think. At least that's my experience.
Yes. I didn't do it, nor do I have the watch yet, but there's a guy who offers a service where you give him a datejust model and tell him which parts you want to be genuine and then he builds it to your specification.
They run about $800, assuming gen dial, crystal, and crown.
Yeah, although I don't think it's THAT hard to get one. Caddell is probably harder to get than a mymanmatt.
>mfw my friend owns a real rolex, doesn't fucking use it, and has had it sit in his dirty ass cabinet for YEARS and he won't give it to me
How usual is it for people to mod watches? Is that done only to the watches that are somehow more succeptible (seiko 5 is infamous for that, right?) or can any watch have its dial or hands just swapped?
Any watch that's not a seiko 7s derivative, miyota 8215, or ETA is going to be a lot more difficult to find hands for. You're going to actually have to measure the diameter of each pinion and go through a watchmaker supply site and find ones that match exactly.
Dials are a lot easier, though. If a dial doesn't actually match the movement you can just snap off the dial feet and affix it to the movement with adhesive dots.
Lots of people mod watches on /g/. Not so sure about /fa/, other than myself.
Was hoping for an opinion before I buy my first watch that costs >$20.
Looking for a daily wear, around $100 or cheaper.
I wear a lot of grey so was thinking silver or gunmetal or black over gold don't want that shit to look too gaudy.
<-- is what caught my eye browsing amazon, and would 43mm be too large for a skinny wrist?
Id go seiko or bulova because for their price point those brands offer good quality in terms of finishing/crystal/water resistance.
>43mm a bit big for simple 3 hands/non-chronograph yes.
Most people are too retarded to know the difference between a high-quality fake and the real thing.
The reason people want to buy fakes is to get a good, functional watch that looks the way they want but without having to over spend on the real thing. Very, very few people would call out your watch if it's really good, especially if they only see it for a short period of time.
>and would 43mm be too large for a skinny wrist?
Posting this again I guess so you can use it as a reference.
I might one day get myself a jazzmaster
just because it's got the word jazz in its name
and it reminds me of a girl
that might one day be mine
just like this watch might.
I think it might be an "invicta 8926OB" as it says in the actual post ("Unless it's an invicta 8926OB and removing the cyclops causes you to get burning hot fragments of sapphire launched at your eyeball after the thing explodes.")
Hence the "Making this thing almost blinding me:"
>I really like it
>but it's small isn't it? Like 36-37mm?
Sorry Anon, I haven't got anything to measure it with right now, but I'd say you're about right. The small size of it was actually one of the main selling points for me, I quite like that it's small. I'm not really into big and flashy.
just came in the mail 2 days ago. my first non-quartz movement; first display back, too. I keep unthreading the nato and starring at it.
running about 10 seconds per day fast. I can live with that.
Looks nice. Colour combo works well. People will tell you it's got a B&R vibe but tell them to fuck off.
It does look like it could be quite big. That watch would be perfect at 40mm.
>Pic of movement? Chinese movement?
lol, I thought you'd never ask. yeah, I think its a chinky mvt.
>god damn beautiful.
thanks, yeah it's a cheapish watch with a pretty obvious PAM look, but it's what I wanted. did a ton of lurking and research before buying. finding a military/field in a 40mm case for my bitch wrists narrowed the field quite a bit.
One thing to keep in mind for future purchases is bezel thickness can play tricks on the eyes. A thicker bezel will make a 40mm watch look smaller, whereas one that's thin like yours will make it look like it's 42mm.
I'm jelly of that crown. I wish my Steinhart pilot came with one like that.
I guess your budget was pretty low? A 38mm Hamilton field watch would have been nice too and perfect for your wrist size, which I'm guessing is around 6-6.5"
They just straight up leave the burrs and casting marks....."ming ting you cant just leave a watch movement like that"
"Bok chu chow chow meat its fine stupid american no don know fake panerai ping pong champion!"
classy look, nice weekender
yeah, I spent $125 or so after shipping, so… maybe I should've spent more, found a respectable name and sapphire glass. but, I'm pretty new to watches, still a little weirded out about the costs of good quality, scarred I'll fuck it up, etc
OK, thanks, Seig.
Please point where the hell you're seeing casting lines or burrs in such a low magnification and low resolution photo that isn't even fully in focus. It looks fine to me, it's just an undecorated movement without any fancy surface finishing.
Or are you just here to once again talk out your ass and talk down at people with less money than you?
I found while getting into watches it was best to be thrown into the deep end. Join WUS and lurk for a month or so. You'll eventually figure out some forum favourites that are held in high regard for their quality at a low price point.
If you like it then that's all that matters. You're the one that will be wearing it.
That's actually a pretty nice looking dial, I like it. The strap is a nice color too. The lugs and case look pretty cheap though, almost plasticky. 42mm is too damn big for that design, too.
I literally took the OP photos, the SNK807 photo, and this photo all by using random crap I had lying around as a backdrop and using an open window as my only light source. Apply yourself.
I have 12 in my collection. All are worth less than $700USD.
Even I, someone who splurges often, had to narrow down my options over weeks. There are hundreds of watches that you could buy I aint listing anything nigga.
Ok, start here http://a.pomf.se/oyqgyu.png
But if you actually want to learn about watches as a personal interest then there's much more to know than just what you can put in an infographic.
Yeah join wus you learn shit such as....hey what is the lug width on this watch i will link you to but has that slpec on the page
And gold such as "all watches are good, just some are better than others we love everything rainbow sunshine is love earth pony one love bawkseee"
fuck off sieg
Thinking of selling my watches.
Priced cheap for a quick sale I should get around $3k.
But I don't know if I could handle having one watch, and one watch at a measly $3k.
What do /fa/?
I've decided I don't like WUS much anymore. They're enablers. My perfect amount of watches would be 4.
WUS is dildos and you should sell all of your watches for one nice one.
MAN ON THE MOOON FUCKEROONIE
SKX007 like $250 with a super oyster and a few natos
SARB035 or vintage king quartz/grand quartz $350-$500
Vintage Omega seamaster or constellation in stainless, gold cap, or solid gold $500-5000
Seagull 1963 or that Helgray chrono or one of those other seagull ST19 watches, or a Seiko 6139 or 6138 $220-600ish?
Some servicing if you fuck up buying a vintage watch and it ends up needing work work $100-500
4 good watches each in a very distinct style, seems pretty well-rounded to me.
Cheapestnatostraps. It's a little cheap feeling and the shipping to the US took forever but it's not bad I guess.
Glycine Combat Sub
Armida A7 brass
Obris Morgan Pradata
Magrette Valencia (LE of 500)
Helberg CH6 w/ Olive dial and flat crystal
Steinhart Ocean 2 w/ fucked bracelet
Steinhart Pilot 44 with the 6497
There's one or two more but I can't remember off the top of my head.
Definitely what I was after. I just don't want to wear something so nice as a daily... So I'll have to keep one or two of the above, but then I won't have anywhere near enough money for a MAN ON THE FUCKEN MOON.
Side note: I live about 20 minutes away from Archie.
Vintage Omega is all I'd be interested in. Had a '63 but I gave it to my cousin because it was too small and it needed a service. I didn't want to sell it because I knew some prude from WUS would want a discount.
>and he won't give it to me
I'm wearing it right now. It's a good watch and I loved it for the first month but now I wear it because I feel sorry for it sitting in my watch box. Just doesn't speak to my anymore.
None of my watches do (apart from the Glycine which I love to bits). That's why I have so many. I'd get bored and buy more.
I know they are. I just would hate to see it get really scuffed after a year of every day use.
Fakes are stupid. No offense Mr. DJ
Well I am thinking of keeping one or two of mine. Probably the Glycine and the Pilot. But that's about $800-1000 I'd have to then save.
I'll probably put all up for sale, and if I get good offers then I'll sell. I definitely want to get rid of the asian gear.
/g/ if you were buying a watch, how much would a few NATOs thrown in sweeten the deal?
I.E, I ask for $600, you offer $550, I will throw in 5 natos. Would you then go for $600?
I'm asking because you're obviously the embodiment of the WUS community :^)
WUS groupthink would never accept a fake Rolex.
FAKE WATCHES ARE FOR FAKE PEOPLE
FAKE WATCHES ARE FOR FAKE PEOPLE
FAKE WATCHES ARE FOR FAKE PEOPLE
FAKE WATCHES ARE FOR FAKE PEOPLE
FAKE WATCHES ARE FOR FAKE PEOPLE
No and fakes are banned from the forum. I have been conditioned by my two years of WUS posting.
I would prefer to buy something genuine for $500 than a good fake costing the same.
The watch is for the wearer, not to be a show off. That's my thinking anyway. I just wouldn't feel comfortable.
Then again I do have two sub homages...
If they were all leather, yes.
anybody who reads my posts (i'm pretty sure sieg is the only one who actually religiously reads everything I say) would know that I want to burn watchuseek to the ground and all of its users with it
not just for the fakes, I don't give a shit about that
I use the same kind of reasoning and come to the opposite conclusion. I wear my replica because it's a nice watch and I like it, so I'm not going to worry about what other people assume it says about my content of character/moral standing/etc.
I like tobinform people like you about how you got ripped off and love it when you take your anger out on me.
Enjoy thosy poly raf straps and enjoy posting about how "nato straps arenunconfortable" bwahahahahah
>Nice watch, friendo! Like and upboated, 11/10!
>Buy more watches, friends! Buy buy buy buy buy! Never stop buying! Never be content with what you have!
The thing that really set me off is a thread I read where a guy posted a picture of a blue seamaster with a red strap. He asked how he could replicate that kind of look for cheaper. Somebody with sense would realize that he was just asking where he could find an affordable blue watch and a red leather strap to go with it.
Not watchuseek, though. They saw the word 'replicate' and the entire thread immediately turned into a FAKE WATCHES ARE FOR FAKE PEOPLE FAKE WATCHES ARE FOR FAKE PEOPLE FAKE WATCHES ARE FOR FAKE PEOPLE shitfest and nobody ever actually answered his question.
So I left watchuseek and started the daily watch threads on /g/. I made an affordable watch infographic which over time got enough people to buy watches that there's now a thriving watch community on /g/ and we can all circlejerk over our slavshit and malaysian seikos in peace. Happily ever after.
tl;dr you are correct, I hate places where everybody's nice
I've seen that too. I hate docvail, the guy behind lew and huey.
People are quick to jump at someone's throat on WUS if they even hint at anything that might sliiiiightly break the forum rules. Usually I think it's not too bad. I'm leaving because they're all enablers.
That may have to do with the fact that WUS is full of legitimate shills.
I've learned to consider any watch purchase for months before I actually buy it. I also sold every watch in my collection that didn't get worn all the time. I'm going to try to keep it around 4.
We can make a watchaholics anonymous group if you want.
Is that 3rd one a Hamilton? Any more pics? What size?
Yeah I don't think anyone needs more than 4 watches. Any more than that and most won't be worn for ages.
> Chrono (MOTM or better).
I wish I had money for JLC. I could have the world's most perfect 4 watch collection. Fuck outta here with that PP malarkey.
Yes. It's a ~60's microrotor thin-o-matic that I pulled off a dead relative.
Yes, but not many. This is the only one I have on hand.
That's real purdy. 38mm is my lower limit for dressier watches. Which is a shame really because it's often hard to find affordable vintage pieces with a decent heritage in that size.
I am a big goy. My wrist is 7.5 on a cold day and 7.75 on a hot day.
Anything smaller than 38mm looks tiny. I have a 35mm Voumard 2000 which is rad but I hardly wear it. I like vintage watches with a quirk, so that's why I bought the Voumard.
>drinking Guinness Blonde: American Lager
How much plebber can you get?
Before I opened the thumbnail I thought for a second I was looking at pic related.
I never knew GO did something like that.
It was on sale at bevmo with a 12 pack of Guinness draught.
My god that is horrible.
Well I'm actually in the Support Group. SFSG. Special Forces Support Group. But yeah.
Does that mean you're like a shitty football player who spends most of his time on the bench?
Please don't operate me.
But what I wanted to say was that anyone who isn't actually 'in the field' (desk bitches, retired military etc) shouldn't wear their watch like that. Makes them look like fockin idiots.
Yeah the main reason is because of reflection. But it's also very effective when you're holding a rifle so you don't have to turn your arm around to see the time. Those extra seconds it takes could kill you.
To be honest probably not very many, military actions were done during the day up until Vietnam. No decent war has been fought since, all been one sided Americam bombings or paramilitary and insurgent guerrilla tatics
The emu war
This is obviously the superior military watch.
Chose this watch for my 16th birthday
Still feels like a good decision
Was 80€ I think and its Quartz I think
Was kinda the reason why I took it. I dont like these bulky watches
Just gotta get a new strap, the original one broke last year and all I got is some shitty one from a local watch shop
Here is my second one. This was my first proper watch and has been thrown about quite a lot.
Hoping to get an automatic at some point, don't know which one, but I have time to choose.
Really nice colours IMO. I just don't like TW Steel too much. Also:
> date cuts off 3
> hands are very short
> 50M WR printed ON THE DIAL. If it isn't 200, put it on the caseback ffs.
> Would be quite big
Also you'd need to have fairly dark skin to pull that one off I reckon.
I almost got this as my first watch (not including those worn as a child). I have a soft spot for these. They are faked a lot though so I would probably only buy from a trusted seller or an AD. 200m WR is bredy gool.
You have two blue sunburst dial watches. Mix it up, or sell the TW Steel to help fund your future mechanical purchase.
Yeah having two blue ones is enough, but I just couldn't resist the gold/blue combination.
Don't think I'll be selling it though, but my next watch will probably have a black dial so that it doesn't scream "look at me" every time I wear it.
I have one of these. I fell in love with it and a month later had one on my wrist. It's pretty gaudy and I'm a young white male so it doesn't really fit, but damn I love this thing.
So I can fully appreciate what you mean when you say you couldn't resist the gold and blue.
> Fast Worldwide Shipping
Sofie must have been sucking Jamal's cock in his government funded penthouse in Stockholm for the past 6 months because my orders have always taken ages.
trying again lol can I get opinions on this seiko 5, also what to wear with it without looking like a try hard faggot
It's a good watch for the price, beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I personally like the look of it, as for what to wear with it, wear whatever, I'm asumming you browse this board for others things as well, just lurk the rest of the board or read the sticky
sb identify this watch in the pic ?
looks fucking sexy
This is my stop gap watch. I needed something while I choose something nice. Might use this till summer is over
Any recommendations on cheap skeleton watches? So far the only one ive come across is this one, but im not too sure about the quality
I've got an Amphibia 090 and I really like it.
I've got a Vostok Komandirskie, and I really like it for everyday use.
I went and checked out WUS at /g/'s recommendation and god damn, it sucks. The owner of Lew and Huey sounds like a real prick too: http://forums.watchuseek.com/forum.php#/forumsite/20758/topics/1756690
>the movement is chinese
>the same movement is used in a $100 kenneth cole skeleton
Obviously durability and accuracy are an issue.
There's a shill in the comment section saying his is only 30s off a month, but that's not possible with any automatic under $1k. I reckon this thing will be 5 mins off a week, and break apart in 6 months.
But if you must, get the kenneth cole or hurlingham, cheaper but they're the same thing with different brand names slapped over.
I was going to get this for a trial watch run after seeing you post it before.
>haven't worn a watch in 13 years.
I found it at Target but it's less than 40 mm, which I'm not a fan of.
Anyone have any experience with those cheap ass NATO straps from hong kong sellers on ebay? C&B would kill me with shipping and cheapestnatostraps always fucks me up on tax charges for some reason. This chinese shit seems to be my only option for cheap NATOs but I wonder just how poor quality they are.
To tell if it's quartz (which it most certainly is), put it up to your ear. If it ticks once a second you have quartz.
This is because that doesn't look like it has a seconds hand.
Quartz is good for those who just want a simple watch that doesn't need to be fiddled with apart from a battery change every few years.
I think it looks quite nice anon. I just don't like the CK branding.
> If your watch comes from a brand that isn't exclusively known for watch manufacture, it's a fashion watch. This applies in most circumstances save for the likes of Invicta, Fossil, etc.
Waterproof doors not exist, there is no such thing.
If by that you mean water resistant, then you just described every automatic diver and there's hundreds or even thousands of models to choose from.
>An automatic or self-winding watch is a mechanical watch in which the mainspring is wound automatically as a result of natural motion of the wearer's arm, to provide energy to run the watch, making manual winding unnecessary.
Are there any affordable decent homage watches for the speedmaster
Pic related. So many sub homage watches but i can't find anything for a speedy.
Saving up slowly it's on the bottom of my list of needs but someday...
Can't wait for my amphibia to get here (gonna change the strap, ofc)
I've ready thought that thread before. I looked online for the citizen model but had no luck. Nothing else in there seemed to really capture what I am after. The casio edifice don't do it for me
Life is pain