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Old 06-07-2007, 08:32 PM   #1
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The Official Watch and Timepiece Discussion Thread

Hey everyone, I'm sure there are a bunch of you out there that are big on watches. So, for those that are, post your watch and your experience with it!

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Tag Heuer Link Automatic Tiger Woods Limited Edition

Only 5,500 produced, 1,990 available in the United States. Great watch, extremely attractive (can't see how much it shines just from the picture), but it's amazing.



Sorry for lack of pictures, I'll be able to take some more with it next week.
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nice watch 3.2CL!

mine favorite:

Bulova 96G57


- it's flat
- it's shiny
- it tells time
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Nice Tag. Here are a couple of the ones I have.

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I have a $300 Titanium Citizen Eco-Drive that I bought last year. It's held up quite well so far and I wear it every day. Personally, I like titanium because it matches with my white gold bracelet (and wedding band after September), plus it's very lightweight compared to most watches. My dad has a Breitling Chrono Superocean and the thing seriously weights 1/4 lb, however, it's a little more prestigious and costs around 10x as much as my Citizen.

For now though, I'm quite happy with my watch and recommend Eco-drives to everyone. Since they're powered by light, you never have to worry about moving around all the time or changing batteries.
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i couldve sworn there was a thread like this out there somewhere
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All net pics

Fossil Chronograph, not a solid feel but good working watch



Luminox, this this is indestructible and the tritium is extremely bright at night.



Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean (paid for but dont' have yet)
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My watch box is overflowing:



In this box I have:

Panerai Luminor
Breitling Super Avenger
Cartier Roadster
Cartier 21
a vintage Omega Constellation
Movado Museum watch
Tissot PRC200
Luminox 3100
a few Invictas
a Casio G-Shock


Edit: I realize some of them show the wrong time... Well, alot of them are automatic and I really only wear the Panerai.

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i couldve sworn there was a thread like this out there somewhere


http://www.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=340491
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The last post was a year ago...there are a lot of new people & a lot of new watches. Besides...it only got to 6 pgs. Thread merge?
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That's what watch you're wearing right now, I'm talking about general collections and as I can see it looks like this has a lot more interest already, I say leave it
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Nice Link Chronos videojock

Te3point5- ridiculous collection, you have a few cars worth in there. Never used to like Cartiers but I'm starting to like the classy look, maybe it's time for a new one....
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Nice Link Chronos videojock

Te3point5- ridiculous collection, you have a few cars worth in there. Never used to like Cartiers but I'm starting to like the classy look, maybe it's time for a new one....

Thank you. For the first couple of years of my professional career, I lived at home.

Instead of saving money (which I wish I did) I bought ridiculous stuff (hence the $140 Surefire flashlight sitting next to the watch box).
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Well, that Panerai is really nice, I just really like your Cartier. How heavy is the Panerai? Is it automatic (I don't know enough about them)?
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Well, that Panerai is really nice, I just really like your Cartier. How heavy is the Panerai? Is it automatic (I don't know enough about them)?

THe Panerai is 1/2 - 3/4 of a pound with the SS bracelet, I haven't accurately measured it. ANd yes, it's auotmatic.
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I love the automatic for it's long-term reliability, but I sometimes have trouble wearing my $2,500 watch around town every day, especially considering I've yet to insure it (really bad call). So then a few days goes by and it's already stopped and it gets frustrating after awhile =/
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I have an Omega Seamaster, but no pics of it right now. It's one of the best purhcases I've ever made, and I love it every time I wear it. There's something about having a Swiss-made mechanical watch that's hard to explain.

I'd like to add to the collection someday, maybe another Omega or possibly a Rolex. Tag Heuer and other brands are on the radar too.
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I have an Omega Seamaster, but no pics of it right now. It's one of the best purhcases I've ever made, and I love it every time I wear it. There's something about having a Swiss-made mechanical watch that's hard to explain.

I'd like to add to the collection someday, maybe another Omega or possibly a Rolex. Tag Heuer and other brands are on the radar too.

Seamasters are awesome... really the only Omega I would buy. Which color face/Bezel do you have?
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Tags are awesome and they're A LOT cheaper than Rolex which I personally think besides all the flashy materials it's made with is overrated. My family's jewelry store supports Tag as it's top line watch (for a local jewelry store, not a chain or anything). That's how I was able to get my Tag, but over the years monitoring them, they've seemed to have the least problems. They're durable, you don't have to worry about breaking them (although I always feel that way anyway) and they save you money compared to other top brands.
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Tags are awesome and they're A LOT cheaper than Rolex which I personally think besides all the flashy materials it's made with is overrated. My family's jewelry store supports Tag as it's top line watch (for a local jewelry store, not a chain or anything). That's how I was able to get my Tag, but over the years monitoring them, they've seemed to have the least problems. They're durable, you don't have to worry about breaking them (although I always feel that way anyway) and they save you money compared to other top brands.



My next watch will possibly be an Auqa Racer 2000 in blue
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Go with the black face! I know it's more traditional, but it just adds a nice amount of class.

I'm really starting to like the higher/sophisticated look watches like the Monaco Chronograph, black face with the leather band.
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Here's a web shot of my Seamaster I mentioned above. I've had it about 4.5 years now:
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^^^ from the looks of it, I have the cheapest watch on this website ($225 for my Bulova in post #2 and my wife's Bulova together brand new).
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^^ i think i have you beat

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^^^ from the looks of it, I have the cheapest watch on this website ($225 for my Bulova in post #2 and my wife's Bulova together brand new).
i have this: Fossil Avenger

cost me 100 bucks, kinda looks like a Tag Heuer Carrera knock-off, though it does it job of telling time well and has the 11 year warranty
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i have this: Fossil Avenger

cost me 100 bucks, kinda looks like a Tag Heuer Carrera knock-off, though it does it job of telling time well and has the 11 year warranty

we're tied!!! I'm not the cheapest person here!

actually, though, the 225 is for the two watches, a 12.50/watch warranty, and 8.25% tax on it all...




edit: that's a good looking watch, though
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^^^ from the looks of it, I have the cheapest watch on this website ($225 for my Bulova in post #2 and my wife's Bulova together brand new).
As long as you like it...I was 41 before I bought a watch like the Omega I also have some less expensive watches that I use on a day-to-day basis, Casios, Seikos, etc. It's all good.
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Seamasters are awesome... really the only Omega I would buy. Which color face/Bezel do you have?
I posted a pic. The cool thing about Seamasters is the variety. There's lots of models to choose from. The Aqua Terras are real snazzy looking, and more dressy than the pure dive versions.
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As long as you like it...I was 41 before I bought a watch like the Omega I also have some less expensive watches that I use on a day-to-day basis, Casios, Seikos, etc. It's all good.

Oh, I my watch. It's actually the most expensive watch I've ever bought (not by much, but ygtp). I probably will not spend much more than that (adjusted for inflation) for a watch until the day I die.
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we're tied!!! I'm not the cheapest person here!
No, that would be me :
1 $50 Swatch ("Red Sunday") from 2004, 1 $49 Seiko (stainless, would have been $89 if the store wasn't going out of business when bought it in 1989), 1 $19 Casio F-77W purchased in 1984 that I'm wearing now.
Also have an early 70's vintage automatic Tissot from my dad and an early 70's stem-wind Avia from an uncle.

I wear a watch about half the time (we do have clocks on our computers, cars and cellphones) and am too cheap to get a really nice timepiece since the Seiko, Tissot and Swatch are appropriate for all occasions.
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No, that would be me :
1 $50 Swatch ("Red Sunday") from 2004, 1 $49 Seiko (stainless, would have been $89 if the store wasn't going out of business when bought it in 1989), 1 $19 Casio F-77W purchased in 1984 that I'm wearing now.
Also have an early 70's vintage automatic Tissot from my dad and an early 70's stem-wind Avia from an uncle.

I wear a watch about half the time (we do have clocks on our computers, cars and cellphones) and am too cheap to get a really nice timepiece since the Seiko, Tissot and Swatch are appropriate for all occasions.
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I have a slight watch fetish...
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Oh no, not another watch thread

I have my opinion on watches in the past (in the linked thread a few posts ago).

I personally wear a Marathon GSAR with NATO band.


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Looking into an Omega and Tissot for purchase later this year...
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Just yesterday I noticed the 1/10sec feature on my Tag 2000 chronograph isnt working. dammit.dammit.dammit.

The watch is only 7-8yrs old.
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and a Bulova I haven't worn in 3 years...

I can't wait to get my hands on a black-face Panerai with a tan leather band
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Here is my new Fossil that my daughter gave me. It feels good and I loke it so far.
Below are some cool Oakley watches I've seen in thier stores.



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i have this: Fossil Avenger

cost me 100 bucks, kinda looks like a Tag Heuer Carrera knock-off, though it does it job of telling time well and has the 11 year warranty
Got the same one!!


Another...

Kinetic w/ battery backup and moon phase.






Have about 7 watches, love them.
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