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I recently inherited several watches, and would like to know more about them. Unfortunately, none of them have came with their manuals, and the only markings on them don't indicate a specific model (i.e. Seiko Chronograph Automatic) but instead seem to name the category to witch these watches belong.
There are two further complications:
I do not own a good camera, as so cannot show you any pictures of them.
And they are probably at least 15 years old.
How can I learn more about them, besides taking them to a watchmaker/repairman?
I just got this automatic for pretty damn cheap. Thoughts?
Watch number 1
Text: “SEIKO/CHRONOGRAPH/AUTOMATIC” Written on the upper part of the front, in three lines, below the 12º’clock position. No numbers from 1-12. Dark blue background, white hands, weekday and month day displayed on horizontally on the right side. The glass is flat and is 3.1 cm in diameter. There is a smaller “watch” (sorry I don’t know the term) on the front, above the 6 o’clock position. It reads 30/10/20 and the pointer moves very slowly. On the back it says “STAINLESS STEEL 6139-7070 WATER RESISTANT” around the word “SEIKO”. There is the number 359931 over “JAPAN J”. It is charged by hand movement.
Thank you for doing this.
oh, and it has "TACHYMETER" written on the outermost area of the face, followed by the numbers 500, 400, 350, 300, 250, 220, 200, 190-100, 95, 90-60.
It has two buttons and one knob between them.
The casing is polished steel.
Even if the specifics are unavailable, I would like to know as much about these watches as possible. If you can direct me of websites where I can learn more about them, that would be of great help.
I want to get an analog watch. I already have a calculator watch. I want something simple, black-on-white, but still reliable and good-looking. Of course, it'll have to be mostly black and white because I want to be able to wear it while in uniform. Any recommendations?
My mommy bought me this watch.
Steel casing with two buttons on the right side and a knob between them, used for winding it and adjusting the time. Tachymeter on the outside of the glass, but written with an accent “TACHYMÈTRE”. Glass is slightly convex and is 3.2 cm in diameter. Face is black, with the inscription “OMEGA/Speedmaster/PROFESSIONAL” on the upper portion. No numbers for the hours. 3 smaller ‘watches’ (I can’t find the right word for it) to the right, left and below the center of the face. One is clearly for seconds, reading 60, 20, 40, with a dial that moves the same angular speed as the seconds had, and it is to the left. To the right there is one moving very slowly, with the numbers 30,10 and 20 on it. The one on the bottom has 12, 3, 6 and 9 on the usual positions, and I don’t think the hand is moving. On the back there is some sort of seahorse under the word SPEEDMASTER and above the omega symbol.
I'm here and would ya look at the time
Sorry for the late reply.
This watch is a 1970's Japanese-made automatic watch by the well respected, affordable watch company Seiko. It features a tachymeter on the outer-rim of the dial which can be used for measuring your speed and distance travelled, a chronograph (stopwatch) which tracks your time using the 30 minute sub-dial once activated by pressing the highest of the three buttons on the case. It also features a full date and day calendar wheel. No seconds hands are present on this watch. The hands would have been originally luminous and possibly a little radioactive due to the material used at the time. The crown is almost set inside the case to hide it from view and also unusually can change the date by pushing it inwards towards the watch as opposed to rotating it on its own notch. The glass is only made from crystal so unless it was cared for extremely well or had work done, it should be quite scratched. The movement features 17 jewels and works on kinetic energy as you move, it will hold its max charge for approximately 35-40 hours.
There is still a small market for these watches today and they normally sell anywhere from £50-£250 depending on condition.
Now this is something a bit special. What you appear to have here is a vintage 1960/70's original Omega Speedmaster. This watch is the first watch that was worn on the moon by the Apollo astronauts and it was built especially for this purpose. Hence it earning the nickname 'Moon Watch'. The watch had to feature a manual-wind movement as an automatic movement would obviously not work without gravity. The glass is made from hesalite which is more resistant to scratches than crystal but not as hard as sapphire. The problem with using sapphire though was that if it were to break during the mission, tiny bits of sharp glass would go everywhere and potentially cause disaster whereas hesalite will remain in one piece when broken. Similarly to the Seiko this watch also features a tachymeter and a chronograph. The chronograph is a little more in-depth as it covers minutes and hours on the 3 o'clock and 6 o'clock sub-dials respectively. The sub-dial at 9 o'clock is for your seconds. This model proved to be such a big success that they continued producing it to this day with only slight modifications from the original.
Have a read up on Omega's history, they are one of the great Swiss watch companies.
A brand new Speedmaster today will cost you £2880 new and about £1600 used. A vintage model from the 60/70's in good working order can fetch anywhere between £1200-2500.
Pic related is my 2011 Speedmaster.
Thoughts on the Rodina watch? I'm looking to pick up babby's first automatic and the aesthetics of it really appealed to me
Features in watches are known as 'complications' because each additional feature makes the mechanism required to run the watch significantly more complex. For example, 'grand complication' watches will generally have features like moonphase, perpetual calendar, and other shit that makes the movement super dope
lots of people rip on homage watches. the 'rodina' (it's actually manufactured entirely by seagull and sold under an old soviet watch brand name for some reason) gives you a lot that you don't get from other watches at that price point. the sapphire crystal and decorated movement are big plusses.
get it, you can't go wrong at $120
>gives you a lot that you don't get from other watches at that price
>no date complication
>no sweep seconds
>china-tier pleather strap
>pig-disgusting "CHINA MADE" printed right on the dial
Yeah, you're totally getting a lot.
>it's actually manufactured entirely by seagull and sold under an old soviet watch brand name for some reason
Chinese companies bought up a lot of the Soviet brand names, maybe thinking they had some recognition. "CJIABA" (knockoff of 'C????') seems to be one such hilarious example. Many of those brand names were used primarily for foreign markets, so instead of the watches being exported from Russia, they decided to make them in China instead. Sekonda is a good example of this, as they used to rebrand saught-after Poljot chronographs used in the space program, but now it's all crap made in China.
It's a seiko, the watchmaker will probably charge more than it's worth.
I'd suggest regulating it yourself, it's really easy.
The most you'd be spending is $5 for a case-opening tool.
>It's a seiko, the watchmaker will probably charge more than it's worth.
so unless its under warranty, has some sentimental value to you or something, its either buy a new one or do it yourself. of course, you could also ask some watchmaker for how much it'd cost. maybe it won't be that expensive.
lately I've been using these two
The waterproofing comes from this little black ring, which stays firmly on the back plate unless you intend to replace it. You should be fine.
Worst case, you can just buy another seiko 5 and switch out the guts.
there was one for entry level watches
really tho its not hard to do the research yourself, then ask around for specific things. watches (especially cheaper ones) don't have that much functionality, there isn't that much to learn at first
I tried wearing it on my non-dominant hand once, i kept banging it with everything, my wrist felt heavy, the simple act of looking at the time felt forced and contrived, I quickly put it back on the "wrong" hand and never tried it again.
>12 hours of battery life in regular use
into the trash it goes.
looks good enough and I'm sure a smartwatch could have nice features, but they really need to get their shit together with those batteries.
Are your wrists big enough to pull it off? Do you really want a gen-1 device that will be shat on by the following few generations, other manufacturers, while they straighten the design out?
I prefer the aesthetics of the vintage design, but it's up to you. You could upgrade to the automatic Komandirskie for a bit more
Or upgrade further to the Amphibian model (steel case, additional water resistance)
Above website has free shipping currently and if you order using Russian/rubles it's even cheaper.
he was calling it
>the war machine
I'm pretty sure the US has accomplished more bad things on that sector, at least in the more recent times
also; china ought to be pretty comparable to the soviet union as far as civil liberties etc go. how many made in china things do we all have...
I know comparing like this is silly, but my point is: you'd basically stop buying anything if you wanted to only "support" good countries
>"Ivan, Kalina, stupid american man buy shitty watch! now we eat fish other than lamprey!"
>meanwhile in america
>"oh my god look at this fucking unaware consumerist wannabes financing the evil russian war machine i bet they're homophobic privilege privilege privilege"
The USSR collapsed and was replaced by a country whose greatest civil rights offence is banning "gay propaganda"
I suppose you also buy from canada, a country that bans "hate speech"?
>"daddy, why watch buying american call you oligarch?"
>"I do not know, perhaps he confuse me with jew because i am now having of the money."
>"Do I get barmitzvah?"
>"No ivan i am not actually jew"
putin not gay, he epitome of manliness
just see picture comrade and you will understand
>not sympathizing with the innocent russian watch merchant family and their silly accents
you heartless bastard
also putin is a closet furry not a closet homo
>mfw have black CASIO
>actually a rare "Fish-en-Time" model (look it up, it's badass)
>mfw I like metal CASIO more
>mfw I despise rubber strap
>mfw my CASIO is idling in a drawer
s-sorry to disappoint you /g/
My watch is an old Helvetia which isn't flash or expensive.
But i am stripping it down for a clean and oil before rebuilding.
Which is a much better hobby than just showing of your shiny shit.
Lets try this.
>>I normally post on /p/, /b/ or /fa/.
gf got me a watch as a graduation present 1 year ago but I never use it.
Why should I after all? I have a cell phone that can tell me what time it is and I don't give a shit about bling-blings people use as a fashion item.
Absolutely standard, everyday normal guy coming through.
but to be fair, there aren't that many bad watches available. a lot is up to taste. being disappointed is, of course, possible, but its pretty easy to avoid that by doing your research before buying (so you won't go mad cause your Seiko 5 deviates 5 seconds a day)
some are genuinely overpriced, tho
This and a more expensive Seiko Sportura Kinetic something something.
Will it be ok to put some NATO strap on this watch?
This. Nothing more attractive than a knockoff Nomos made by Seagull named after a Soviet novelty watch with a classy as fuck NATO strap.
Germany may have #swag but it will never have #class
If you've never been fat before, it's the hardest thing ever.
And then you eat some more.
And then you eat when you're not even hungry.
And then you throw all your common sense out the window as you eat after midnight.
Of course, if you don't work out while bulking, it's all going to go to your gut.
if you don't want to be healthy, its easy as hell, especially when you're not a teenager anymore - loads of people I know have gained weight with age.
its easy to eat unhealthy bullshit that hardly fills you yet contains ton of carbs, to drink soda/juices etc. a single fast food meal can contain over half the energy a regular person burns through a day.
getting drunk can do the trick, too. a fuckload of beer and some junk food and you're set
I've heard nothing but good things about battery life from regular people who have actually used the device.
It's the journalists who for some reason have a problem with battery life. Maybe they are using it non-stop and that's why they get terrible battery life.
Why would you fiddle with a dumbwatch when all it can do is tell you the time (and maybe the date)? You just check the time on it and move on. Do people actually fiddle with their dumbwatches?
>Maybe they are using it non-stop and that's why they get terrible battery life.
whats the point if you can't use it? really tho, it just isn't good enough for me, whether its 12 or 24 hours.
idk, maybe you'd get more interested replies in a non-watch thread. most people here probably like "classic" watches, I'd see more potential smartwatch buyers in people who don't care about the old ones.
>phrase not found
>realize this is not /k/
>classy as fuck NATO strap.
>Fossil Is Nice
You have terrible taste.
i don't like seiko watches since the name and their numberfonts look ugly to me
the timex i didn't know off before by 30 minutes just looks pretty good to me and has a nice layout and font in my taste
please answer me, is this shit cheap? I want something that won't cost me fucking hundreds of dollars, I'm from Europe and if I'm lucky to get it from an European country that's fine, but if i get it for like 50$ from a non-EU country I pay 25% VAT, huge shipping price (why is shipping for watches more expensive than for a smartphone or other more fragile stuff?), customs tax and other shit and a 50$ watch becomes >100$.
Please someone help I want something under 50$ that's decent! anything! PLEASE! i AM DESPERATE!
I'd rather have a submariner type watch, but for now this one is fine.
>wear expensive watch
>accidentally bang it on something
is ebay a good choice for that? I've only used it to buy ching chong smartphone accessories that were $0.5 each so I didn't care about what I had in the box when it was delivered to me.
Nah, they have a tendancy to send you rocks if a package costs under a certain amount because they know it will cost you more to complain to ebay and ship it back than to eat the losses.
I feel the same whenever I'm near something I own that's even slightly expensive. every time I touch my monitor I feel a burn in my chest and I have to clean it thoroughly, every time I drop a piece of technology I feel very angry and waste hours on the internet searching to find if something is okay and won't have problems in the future even though now it works perfectly fine. Is this what real OCD feels like?
>Is this what real OCD feels like?
As somebody with OCD (hate to sound like a faggot but I have to specify it's 'actual' OCD, not just attention-whoring hurr-durr OCD), yes. That's very similar to some of the shit I do.
Thanks nigga, I'll give this a try, hopefully I can manage to get one under 50$. Do I have to pay VAT or customs tax if I buy something used?
nearly anything that isn't overly big or small for your wrist. I guess a really expensive/dressy-looking one could seem weird, but to be frank, you have to really try to make a watch look bad on you
price range? sorta important
Usually, this feeling goes away after owning it for a few weeks.
Sure, everyone treats their new car like a baby, but months later, they're spilling their mega-gulp cola in the passenger seat with hardly a wince on their expression.
>he doesn't complain to ebay claiming "item not as described" and mail the seller a rock instead of the item
How many times a day do you wash your hands?
Does this one feel cheap or anything? I'm considering an upgrade from my terrorist watch just for shit and giggles and this one has the better backlight too.
yeah it's just sad, I haven't got it diagnosed yet but I'm pretty sure I have anxiety+OCD+depression but they go hand-in-hand so I guess it's pretty normal. I feel like I can't enjoy something new because I expect it to fail soon and with every drop/scratch I feel so goddamn angry. I actually don't feel any emotion when I see something that's out of order (i.e the 9geg definition of OCD) and my desk is a mess.
True, I guess it's because of being a poorfag as well since if I had thousands of dollars that I could play with every month I wouldn't care if a $200 monitor got scratched or if I dropped something. But that's enough offtopic for this thread.
So the problem can be solved by convincing the seller to write "gift" on the package?
Whenever I buy something from China that's what the crafty fucks write on the package, that's why I have no experience since I always buy crap from China. Last time I bought a 50 euro laser and I was glad it was marked as "gift flashlight" since I would've had to pay 25% VAT + customs tax for it.
well i just chatted with someone on another forum about this watch, it is reasonable for the price and surely does its job
you can get it on amazon i guess
got mine from a german store for 35€ though which is about to get delivered tommorow i guess
> anxiety+OCD+depression but they go hand-in-hand so I guess it's pretty normal
welcome to the club (diagnosed though).
> I feel like I can't enjoy something new because I expect it to fail soon
> I actually don't feel any emotion when I see something that's out of order
yep. saying you feel a "little OCD" is meaningless, like saying you are feeling cancerous today. you can say that you're feeling obsessive compulsive, but not that you feel OCD. that's not so much a comment on you as 9gag plebs.
Why do you ask me that? Sometimes I feel really scared about it and what will happen after but then I realize I'll either stop existing (so I wouldn't be able to "care") or go to hell/heaven. When I was a kid I had a stupid idea that I'd float around in nothingness or stay in a coffin forever and get bored.
>Sometimes I feel really scared about it and what will happen after but then I realize I'll either stop existing (so I wouldn't be able to "care") or go to hell/heaven
that's a pretty normal feeling. most people won't talk about it openly, but unless you're particularly stupid everybody has the same feeling of universal despair. I can very vividly remember when I first realized this fact, still haven't really got over it.
my similar Casio watch feels quite good for the price. it doesn't feel really good, but not overly cheap either.
different anon here, I don't have OCD (I was psychotic once, nowadays I suffer from milder paranoia + anxiety while on medication)
but paranoia that makes your life harder is never a good thing.
one thing to try: ignore these feelings. if you feel like googling about a problem, don't. if you need to do thing x to keep the anxiety/paranoia away, try not doing it.
it feels bad at first but for many, the feelings only grows stronger the more you avoid the thing that "causes" it. of course, this may be impossible; bad enough anxiety is...bad.
That's not the point. Be using it on your most used hand it's MORE prone to scratches.
Who doesn't have scratches on their car? I drive off-road just to make sure people know I drive it :^)
This is one of those things where it really depends on your mood.
Sometimes, the thought of no longer existing freaks me the fuck out, and other times, I couldn't care less if I stopped existing after that moment.
I'm usually quite mystified that people can keep reproducing knowing that they are bringing another person in the world who has to suffer the same throbbing despair that they do. in my mind it's a childish thing, as in, I had to suffer this so you do too.
Not with mine. However the "clamp" is mad from horrendously bad material. It broke within a week. And I don't know where to get a replacement.
that can't be right. I dream when I'm asleep, it's mighty unpleasant most of the time. to me at least, sleep is just a period of time that acts differently. like I'm thinking through treacle or something. lucid dreaming is pretty regular for me, so that's probably unusual to some extent.
well I can function quite normally as I am now.
a pretty small dose of anti-psychotics does the trick nowadays, as well as benzodiapezine as a backup - it was worse when I needed more, a big dose of anti-psychotics fucks up your feelings big time. I dropped the SSRI as soon as my doctor let me, those weren't very good ever - too many not-nice-at-all things from them (particularly fucking up my sexuality). benzos are more as a sort of small thing to make me feel a bit more reassured about being out and about - I rarely actually use them.
I did need to try different meds etc, though, and I did spend quite some time in really bad shape. and its still a constant mental game against all the fears, sometimes I can't eat from a plate if I didn't clean it myself, sometimes I just can't go out because I've got another irrational fear, but I'm managing - without the meds, I probably wouldn't. so, meds sure are better at the moment.
I've never heard about that term, thanks for telling me.
I don't even know what I have, I guess I could be paranoid as well since I have social anxiety and I always care too much about the future and my health problems. I never got diagnosed with anything so I'm not sure.
You're right about that googling problem, I always look up to see what new health problems I could have it's as if I'm trying to find new sources of anxiety when I don't have anything better to give a shit about.
Talking to people makes most of those feelings go away but when I become too focused with technology and other more introverted activities I start obsessing over tiny things and get that burning feel in chest that every time I ignore gets worse. It's even worse that I can't convince myself that those problems are big enough for me to feel that angry about them, I need to have a bigger issue on my mind in order to stop caring about those small details.
Thanks for the talk anons and sorry to other anons for off topic posts.
I've also noticed that, /g/ /watches/ thread are mostly composed of:
a. poorfags (with terrorist watches)
b. slightly less poorfags (with cheap seikos)
c. one or two /fa/ggots with >$2000 watches
thanks for the link, hopefully it delivers to my "EU" shithole too
I've only posted that in this thread...
oh right, if you like them I'll post one more, I got it from a thread (not from /g/) where a guy was making OC of this.
Yes, thank you for pointing that out. You certainly are a big boy.
they're supposed to be funny in a way that's still serious enough to fool the average dumb internet guy into thinking the author really thought the quote was real and that it could be attributed to the person in the image
kinda like that "einstein failed 4th grade so don't yell at me for getting a bad grade mom!" shit
>thread about watches on /g/
>people spam images of 10$ terrorist watches
>then people start talking about mental disorders
is that a watch? sounds interesting, do you have a link?
this will probably be the last post in this thread so I'll end this with my favorite girl, Hinata (my fist waifu).
>mechanical watches have existed for literally hundreds of years
>they still somehow aren't precise and need regular maintenance
somebody somewhere along the line fucked up royally on that part
They didn't even become accurate to within +/- 10s a day and inexpensive enough to mass manufacture until japan joined the watch game.
Before then, +/- 30s on luxury swiss watches and 100 jewel movements was typical.
what are the differences between timex weekender, originals, "men's quartz watch" and others? they look almost the same, only with different color themes. Is the price and the colors the only differences? Thanks in advance.
Worth $200? Citizen eco drive watch, I like clean faces. I know fuck all about watches.
Thanks, I think so too. The strap is a little stiff but that can be changed. I'd still take recommendations for similar watches.
I want one like this...
instead i ordered a $65 seiko today ;_;
Some unknown brand, I very much doubt that they originated in 1583.
pulsar is just a downmarket seiko, they're good watches
this is sort of like steinhart or steinhausen or whatever it's called. skymall shit. you're supposed to think that's a tourbillon.
Second watch is this Lucien Piccard, numbers on the back are 1a-280
anyone know anything about these watches and what they might be worth?
Right is a Christmas pres from girlfriend. Left was a replacement for a fossil I had for four years. It's also the daily driver.
The hands won't fit, you'll have to find your own hands.
You'll have to make a custom spacer for the movement.
You'll have to snap off the dial feet and attach it using dial dots.
You'll have to get a different stem. You could attach the crown to the new stem, though.
steinhart is a german microbrand comprised of 15 guys who sell fairly well made rolex homages of both modern and vintage designs with either ETA 2824-2 movements or their own movement which is built on the ETA
you're thinking of Stuhrling.
pulsar is seiko
they use their cheaper quartz movements in them. it's not worth much. it's an okay watch though.
lucien piccard is like stuhrling, invicta and the like. the watch isn't worth anything.
>Fossil is Nice
>Steinhart is equivalent to Chinese shit
Can you be any more fucking stupid?
Steinhart is a very nice brand in Germany using ETA movements that are largely Rolex Homages, very good homages too and at great prices.
Also some really nice original pieces.
yeah, build quality is subpar and the business itself engages in shitty business practices, most notably deceptively inflating MSRPs and then selling them at 90% off to make it look like you're getting a good deal.
Similarly priced citizen would be better.
kind of like orient?
>aboo hoo abloo abloo someone mistook my shitty german microbrand for an even shittier german microbrand
sorry man. I can't keep up with all these new flash in the pan microbrands
>sorry man. I can't keep up with all these new flash in the pan microbrands
Steinhart has been around for quite a while and is definitely not a "microbrand" and has gotten rather respected from their Homages and Pilot watches.
Not only that but they actually use good movements, unlike actual microbrands.
Also, you're retarded and anyone with any knowledge of watches outside what the nearest Macy's could tell you that.
steinhart has been around for like 10ish years but they've been hot shit the entire time so everybody knows about them.
Steinhart is literally 15 guys, which makes it even more impressive that they make their own movement, even if it's based on the 2824.