#11
(12-11-2015, 02:40 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: I have 2 watches. One that I've had since '73,
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An Omega Speedmaster "Moon watch".

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And a Seiko that I was given when I retired.

I don't wear either one today. I don't much care what time it is (I'm retired and it's just "time to do" whatever.) and when I do need the time it's on my cellphone or on the clock on the dashboard.


Since you don't use that Omega I'd be glad to take it off your hands Big Grin Great looking watch. I recently got back into watches and have to be honest, I appreciate them more now than ever before. Not only is it as much a fashion piece as are the shoes you wear or pants you wear, it's also part of that forgotten "time" and culture that also is such a large part of wet shaving. I've loved this forum over the last year. Fountain pens, watches, and old school shaving. I've made "more time" for me this year than in the last five years combined. Not only do I feel better, I think it's made me a better husband and father all because these hobbies take "time" and it's time to relax and reflect. I see your point that the use of a watch for telling time may be redundant in an age of cell phones and dash clocks and computer clocks, but for me, it's the nostalgia of the wrist watch I love just as much as the functionality of telling time.

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#12

Member
Austin, TX
I enjoy watches as well [great Omega ShadowsDad]. I do tend to like military style watches and much like shaving, enjoy supporting smaller watch makers.

Wearing a Hager today, MilSub inspired as I am a bit of a Bond fan. Also have a Maratac, short run pilots watch [only 250 units produced] both of which are great, smaller producers of quality timepieces. Bill Yao at MKII also makes a superb watch and, although Orange Watch Co. makes a solid timepiece they are a bit loose on the production cycles. Steinhart has been mentioned and that is a great bang for the buck IMHO too.

Most recently picked up a Seiko Alpinist that is pretty cool and not typically available in the states.

My next purchase will likely be a Christopher Ward Trident who is a British watchmaker not much heard about but produces fantastic watches.
Kevin
#13

Merchant
Central Maine
Thanks Guys.

I think I'll hold on to it for a bit more SteeleS'. It replaced a Breitling that I had in the military. Foolishly I put it in my footlocker that was used to ship home my personal items and it disappeared somewhere between my base and my home in the States. That Breitling had some memories associated with it. I should have worn it or put it in my carry on.

Little know watch makers... now that's interesting! I'm continually amazed at the variety of interests of the gents on the shave forums.
Brian. Lover of SE razors. Maker of Krampert's Finest Products.
#14

The Dude Abides
Florida
Late last night I saw some program (First Look?) which talks about a different city every episode. Last night's was on Detroit and one of the pieces on the show was on a company called Shinola. They make a number of products, including hand crafted watches. 100% American (rare in the watch world), and some of them are quite beautiful. Pricing is ~$500 and up.

http://www.shinola.com/shop/watches.html

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#15

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
I like Luminox field chronographs, especially the discontinued models. Unfortunately, even when I am wearing one of the watches, the display box is more than full. (Yes, one had a dead battery, replaced since the picture was taken.)
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John
#16
(12-13-2015, 11:12 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I like Luminox field chronographs, especially the discontinued models.  Unfortunately, even when I am wearing one of the watches, the display box is more than full.  (Yes, one had a dead battery, replaced since the picture was taken.)
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That's a heck of a collection. Well done.
#17
(12-13-2015, 11:04 PM)wingdo Wrote: Late last night I saw some program (First Look?) which talks about a different city every episode.  Last night's was on Detroit and one of the pieces on the show was on a company called Shinola.  They make a number of products, including hand crafted watches.  100% American (rare in the watch world), and some of them are quite beautiful.  Pricing is ~$500 and up.

http://www.shinola.com/shop/watches.html

They have gotten mixed reviews some love them others think they are merely fossil watches charged at a premium for the "made in Detroit" tag. One of the fossil execs stated the company.
#18

Member
Southern Ohio
(12-14-2015, 12:59 AM)steeleshaves Wrote:
(12-13-2015, 11:04 PM)wingdo Wrote: Late last night I saw some program (First Look?) which talks about a different city every episode.  Last night's was on Detroit and one of the pieces on the show was on a company called Shinola.  They make a number of products, including hand crafted watches.  100% American (rare in the watch world), and some of them are quite beautiful.  Pricing is ~$500 and up.

http://www.shinola.com/shop/watches.html

They have gotten mixed reviews some love them others think they are merely fossil watches charged at a premium for the "made in Detroit" tag. One of the fossil execs stated the company.

They use a Argonite 1069 Movement in some of the watches. The parts are made out of country and flown in. They do assemble them here though.

I like the concept and I like they are helping to rebuild Detroit. I just wish they had a manual wind or automatic - all of their movements currently are quartz.

I made the decision that any new watches I get won't be quartz so I don't have to keep changing batteries.

By the way there is another company called Detroit Watch Company that makes watches using other pre made movements. The link below is to one that uses a Japanese movement.

http://detroitwatchco.com/collections/me...ember-2015
#19
(12-14-2015, 01:52 AM)Cincinnatus Wrote:
(12-14-2015, 12:59 AM)steeleshaves Wrote:
(12-13-2015, 11:04 PM)wingdo Wrote: Late last night I saw some program (First Look?) which talks about a different city every episode.  Last night's was on Detroit and one of the pieces on the show was on a company called Shinola.  They make a number of products, including hand crafted watches.  100% American (rare in the watch world), and some of them are quite beautiful.  Pricing is ~$500 and up.

http://www.shinola.com/shop/watches.html

They have gotten mixed reviews some love them others think they are merely fossil watches charged at a premium for the "made in Detroit" tag.  One of the fossil execs stated the company.

They use a Argonite 1069 Movement in some of the watches.  The parts are made out of country and flown in.  They do assemble them here though.

I like the concept and I like they are helping to rebuild Detroit.  I just wish they had a manual wind or automatic - all of their movements currently are quartz.

I made the decision that any new watches I get won't be quartz so I don't have to keep changing batteries.

By the way there is another company called Detroit Watch Company that makes watches using other pre made movements.  The link below is to one that uses a Japanese movement.

http://detroitwatchco.com/collections/me...ember-2015


I agree my watches moving forward will be automatic as well. Unless I find a great deal on a Quartz I want. Quartz has its advantages though especially if you have one that isn't in your regular rotation slap it on and go without having to set it.
#20

Member
Austin, TX
I like the Luminox [gave my wife one for Xmas year before last in fact] but do prefer automatic movements however quartz accuracy is a crowd pleaser for most in a utility watch.

For tritium watches I very much like Nite: https://www.nitewatches.com/us/

I like the Shinola stuff too but don't own one. Nice go to market though and their bikes are cool as well.
Kevin


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