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Title: Watches
Post by: Heinz Baked Beans on May 16, 2019, 05:44:05 PM
What watches you all sporting? I'm looking for some ideas...
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on May 16, 2019, 06:07:16 PM
If it's 60s-looking watches what you're after, here are 2 affordable numbers:

http://www.freedawatches.it:
https://www.timex.es/es_ES/explorar/colecciones/marlin/

I've got the cheapest of both Freeda models and the wind-up Marlin (I posted pics of them here). Lately Timex has issued the automathic version of the Marlin, a bit more expensive. You can search in ebay and etsy for vintage ones but most of them are either pricey or battered.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Rod on May 16, 2019, 06:17:47 PM
Whatís your budget?
To avoid falling down a WIS rabbit hole, and potentially having thousands of dollars with of watches sitting in a drawer, I laid out my plans and got watches to match:

High days and holy days - Yachtmaster (grey face)
Suited and booted - Sub (smurf blue face)
Weekends - Daytona (white face)
Travel - Heuer Autavia (Black face)

The Heuer May get squeezed for wrist time as Iím on the list for the new Pepsi.

I also have a few lower budget / quartz watches, including Seiko Prospex PADI solar ($160 off eBay which I actually use for diving!) Belmoto Track Day chrono, Victorinox Maverick chrono (for the gym to time my planks!) and my late Dadís wafer thin Pulsar when Iím tuxed up!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on May 17, 2019, 08:13:04 AM
Whatís your budget?
To avoid falling down a WIS rabbit hole, and potentially having thousands of dollars with of watches sitting in a drawer, I laid out my plans and got watches to match:

High days and holy days - Yachtmaster (grey face)
Suited and booted - Sub (smurf blue face)
Weekends - Daytona (white face)
Travel - Heuer Autavia (Black face)

The Heuer May get squeezed for wrist time as Iím on the list for the new Pepsi.

I also have a few lower budget / quartz watches, including Seiko Prospex PADI solar ($160 off eBay which I actually use for diving!) Belmoto Track Day chrono, Victorinox Maverick chrono (for the gym to time my planks!) and my late Dadís wafer thin Pulsar when Iím tuxed up!

Impressive. Can't begin to picture the amount of space devoted to store clobber/accessoires at your Florida manor, Rod!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Rod on May 17, 2019, 01:18:08 PM
Whatís your budget?
To avoid falling down a WIS rabbit hole, and potentially having thousands of dollars with of watches sitting in a drawer, I laid out my plans and got watches to match:

High days and holy days - Yachtmaster (grey face)
Suited and booted - Sub (smurf blue face)
Weekends - Daytona (white face)
Travel - Heuer Autavia (Black face)

The Heuer May get squeezed for wrist time as Iím on the list for the new Pepsi.

I also have a few lower budget / quartz watches, including Seiko Prospex PADI solar ($160 off eBay which I actually use for diving!) Belmoto Track Day chrono, Victorinox Maverick chrono (for the gym to time my planks!) and my late Dadís wafer thin Pulsar when Iím tuxed up!

Impressive. Can't begin to picture the amount of space devoted to store clobber/accessoires at your Florida manor, Rod!

Haha it helps being mildly OCD (arenít we all?) so everything has its place. I also spent a lot on the Ďelfaí system in my wardrobes to maximise space!

Forgot to mention above that as I obviously lean heavily towards sports watches, as well as covering my four scenarios and having different coloured faces they cover the four basic categories of sports watches - Yachtmaster = yachting (obv), Sub = diving, Daytona = driving and Autavia (and Pepsi GMT) = flying. Iíll get a pic sorted.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on November 06, 2020, 12:09:35 PM
Resurrecting (again!) an old thread, I just got me this Timex Milano timepiece, direct from Timex and profiting from a nice 25% discount.

Not a expensive watch to start with, so price's been quite reasonable. Apparently based on a 70s model of theirs, size-wise it's in the limit of what my tiny wrist allow me to wear, but I really wanted a rectangular-shaped watch and these you rarely find in smaller sizes (this is a 38mm case). Now all I need is a brown strap to alternate to match the clobber  8).

(https://i.imgur.com/inE64kA.jpg)

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Simon Bond on November 06, 2020, 01:11:52 PM
I like that , clean lines.  I haven't owned a Timex since the 7ts.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: DenisW on November 06, 2020, 03:07:56 PM
Mondaine Classic 40mm with a nato strap
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Rod on November 06, 2020, 04:24:07 PM
Resurrecting (again!) an old thread, I just got me this Timex Milano timepiece, direct from Timex and profiting from a nice 25% discount.

Not a expensive watch to start with, so price's been quite reasonable. Apparently based on a 70s model of theirs, size-wise it's in the limit of what my tiny wrist allow me to wear, but I really wanted a rectangular-shaped watch and these you rarely find in smaller sizes (this is a 38mm case). Now all I need is a brown strap to alternate to match the clobber  8).

(https://i.imgur.com/inE64kA.jpg)

Decent looking bit of kit there Syd. Timex has form recently for putting out some watches based on their archives and they are selling really well. My first ever watch was a Timex which I think I got for my 6th or 7th birthday and still have. It still works too!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on November 06, 2020, 06:19:18 PM


Decent looking bit of kit there Syd. Timex has form recently for putting out some watches based on their archives and they are selling really well. My first ever watch was a Timex which I think I got for my 6th or 7th birthday and still have. It still works too!

Rod, nice compliment coming from a true pro when it comes to watches. I've seen your (or part of it) collection and it's impressive, you play in another league really.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on November 06, 2020, 06:21:05 PM
Mondaine Classic 40mm with a nato strap

Denis, I've always loved the Mondaine watches, a classic if there ever was one (and far from my budget for a watch, sadly), but I can't see the appeal of the Nato straps, sorry.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Rod on November 06, 2020, 11:22:31 PM


Decent looking bit of kit there Syd. Timex has form recently for putting out some watches based on their archives and they are selling really well. My first ever watch was a Timex which I think I got for my 6th or 7th birthday and still have. It still works too!

Rod, nice compliment coming from a true pro when it comes to watches. I've seen your (or part of it) collection and it's impressive, you play in another league really.

Praise indeed Sydney. Here’s the collection since I forgot I’d mentioned a pic upthread. I since added a Milgaus with blue dial and green glass. Still on the waiting list (over two years!) for the new GMT Pepsi. Contemplating a Moon Watch if I come across a decent used bargain, and I really like the new Omega NTTD Bond watch. But after that I’m definitely done! Maybe a Bremont to fly the flag for a British watchmakers?

(https://i.postimg.cc/F7nQrjBV/99975-D33-991-B-4-BE2-9-E88-D4262-BAC4424.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F7nQrjBV)

Here’s the Timex, pushing fifty years old!

(https://i.postimg.cc/q6zjjCxp/D13-B41-B9-5-B9-F-4-F5-C-AA7-C-0-A509903-C017.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/q6zjjCxp)

Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on November 07, 2020, 12:28:00 PM


Decent looking bit of kit there Syd. Timex has form recently for putting out some watches based on their archives and they are selling really well. My first ever watch was a Timex which I think I got for my 6th or 7th birthday and still have. It still works too!

Rod, nice compliment coming from a true pro when it comes to watches. I've seen your (or part of it) collection and it's impressive, you play in another league really.

Praise indeed Sydney. Hereís the collection since I forgot Iíd mentioned a pic upthread. I since added a Milgaus with blue dial and green glass. Still on the waiting list (over two years!) for the new GMT Pepsi. Contemplating a Moon Watch if I come across a decent used bargain, and I really like the new Omega NTTD Bond watch. But after that Iím definitely done! Maybe a Bremont to fly the flag for a British watchmakers?

(https://i.postimg.cc/F7nQrjBV/99975-D33-991-B-4-BE2-9-E88-D4262-BAC4424.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/F7nQrjBV)

Hereís the Timex, pushing fifty years old!

(https://i.postimg.cc/q6zjjCxp/D13-B41-B9-5-B9-F-4-F5-C-AA7-C-0-A509903-C017.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/q6zjjCxp)

Just wow! And everyone of them looks classy, once again your good taste shows. Btw, that Timex is an understated beauty.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Simon Bond on November 07, 2020, 05:12:47 PM
Looks very similar to my Timex that gave up the ghost at some point in the 7ts and was replaced by a Seiko..  l currently own 7 watches , all gifted to me bar 1 and that Sieko is still running over 40 yrs later
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on November 07, 2020, 06:20:03 PM
Looks very similar to my Timex that gave up the ghost at some point in the 7ts and was replaced by a Seiko..  l currently own 7 watches , all gifted to me bar 1 and that Sieko is still running over 40 yrs later

Not a bad collection either, mr. Bond!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Corduroy Underground on November 08, 2020, 10:17:26 AM
Those all look lovely,  but can cheap watches ever  be ok in Modcultureworld ? I just have one of these Lorus lumibrite watches (they have quite a small face -I find a lot of contemporary watches with a traditional face are enormous)  , but on a blue and white stripey Nato strap . https://www.argos.co.uk/product/2535975?clickSR=slp:term:lorus%20lumibrite:1:49:1 (https://www.argos.co.uk/product/2535975?clickSR=slp:term:lorus%20lumibrite:1:49:1)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on November 08, 2020, 10:54:58 AM
Those all look lovely,  but can cheap watches ever  be ok in Modcultureworld ? I just have one of these Lorus lumibrite watches (they have quite a small face -I find a lot of contemporary watches with a traditional face are enormous)  , but on a blue and white stripey Nato strap . https://www.argos.co.uk/product/2535975?clickSR=slp:term:lorus%20lumibrite:1:49:1 (https://www.argos.co.uk/product/2535975?clickSR=slp:term:lorus%20lumibrite:1:49:1)

Well, the Timex Marlin has a 34 mm case, so it sticks to the original model size-wise, and while not as cheap as the Lorus, it isn't really expensive when you consider standard prices for watches. The Milano, while bigger, is even cheaper. And of course cheap watches can be stylish, why not? Looks and performance are different things.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Rod on November 08, 2020, 12:01:23 PM
Yup. Everyone might have a different definition of Ďcheapí but brands like Seiko, Citizen, Tissot etc have wide ranges of watches which will do the job as well or better than any expensive mechanical / automatic and within their ranges are bound to be some that are appealing.

And while not strictly ĎModí (not even sure what a Mod watch is!) in the bottom row in my case is a Seiko diver which retailed for about $350 but I got for $160 off eBay.

The Pulsar bottom right is water thin and I wear that on the rare occasions Iím in black tie. That was inherited from my dad but Pulsar watches arenít too expensive even now.

Also there the vintage market. Red Steve started a watch by bread off with pics of a vintage King watch IIRC that looked very early sixties period.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on November 08, 2020, 06:50:15 PM
Yup. Everyone might have a different definition of Ďcheapí but brands like Seiko, Citizen, Tissot etc have wide ranges of watches which will do the job as well or better than any expensive mechanical / automatic and within their ranges are bound to be some that are appealing.

And while not strictly ĎModí (not even sure what a Mod watch is!) in the bottom row in my case is a Seiko diver which retailed for about $350 but I got for $160 off eBay.

The Pulsar bottom right is water thin and I wear that on the rare occasions Iím in black tie. That was inherited from my dad but Pulsar watches arenít too expensive even now.

Also there the vintage market. Red Steve started a watch by bread off with pics of a vintage King watch IIRC that looked very early sixties period.

I reckon that Pulsar is the same size as the Marlin, which tbh is the size that suits me most. Prompted by Steve's post I took a look at some vintage ones on ebay and especialist webstores, but for the most part they were quite battered, not the kind of accessory I'd wear without a sentimental value attached to it.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Corduroy Underground on November 08, 2020, 07:10:58 PM
The "Military Watch Co" also do some quite nice traditional analogue watches with a smaller face (About the same size I think as the Timex Marlin)   - their reproduction "Vietnam " watch goes for about £35 new on ebay -you can get it in black as well as the traditional green, and put it on a nice "James Bond" or similar stripey Nato strap. Their "MWC G10" is similar, but with a date, and goes for about £70
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on November 09, 2020, 08:34:55 AM
The "Military Watch Co" also do some quite nice traditional analogue watches with a smaller face (About the same size I think as the Timex Marlin)   - their reproduction "Vietnam " watch goes for about £35 new on ebay -you can get it in black as well as the traditional green, and put it on a nice "James Bond" or similar stripey Nato strap. Their "MWC G10" is similar, but with a date, and goes for about £70

Thanks for the heads-up, Cord, but they're really not my thing, too casual/sporty to fit the bill. I prefer dressier watches with white, not embellished dials and discreet hands.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Bingo Accent on November 17, 2020, 08:30:54 PM
I've got this one bookmarked and ready to share with anyone who wants to treat me...

https://farer.com/products/beagle
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on November 18, 2020, 10:31:46 AM
I've got this one bookmarked and ready to share with anyone who wants to treat me...

https://farer.com/products/beagle

Gorgeous, B! But out of my price range by miles  :-\
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Chilli on November 18, 2020, 11:12:56 AM
I've got this one bookmarked and ready to share with anyone who wants to treat me...

https://farer.com/products/beagle

Gorgeous, B! But out of my price range by miles  :-\

And unfortunately for BA, already sold out!!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Simon Bond on November 18, 2020, 09:02:33 PM
To me , it looks like a low cost watch . And ironically , l was in a jewellers today(not to buy a watch of course) and a watch with a gold face caught my eye . On close inspection it turned out to be a wee ,cheap Seconda but l have to say it certainly looked the part . .
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on November 19, 2020, 10:32:06 AM
Maybe this one, Simon? It definitely looks the part, though a 40mm case is a bit on the big side for me:

(https://i.imgur.com/YUFCz9L.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Simon Bond on November 19, 2020, 12:23:11 PM
Maybe this one, Simon? It definitely looks the part, though a 40mm case is a bit on the big side for me:

(https://i.imgur.com/YUFCz9L.jpg)

That one is similar but this one had a gold face Sydney.  Hard to believe it was a Seconda
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: dazlcfc on November 19, 2020, 05:22:58 PM
Dates wrong send it back, piece of poo.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Corduroy Underground on November 19, 2020, 05:48:39 PM
One way to get "Retro" looking watches for almost nothing is the "Eagle Moss Military Watch Collection". It was one of those "First issue half price magazine with a collectable watch" things which the full subscription ends up costing hundreds of pounds. The watches look nice from a distance, but are very lightweight etc up close
https://shop.eaglemoss.com/die-cast-club/military-watches?gclid=CjwKCAiAzNj9BRBDEiwAPsL0d64pTEqGfCUBXfz2_-nl00FC3h7AhY-mZRsPXhHkBRKR2xR_5eUlfxoCHLoQAvD_BwE (https://shop.eaglemoss.com/die-cast-club/military-watches?gclid=CjwKCAiAzNj9BRBDEiwAPsL0d64pTEqGfCUBXfz2_-nl00FC3h7AhY-mZRsPXhHkBRKR2xR_5eUlfxoCHLoQAvD_BwE)

They often appear on Ebay at £4-99 a pop too !
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on November 20, 2020, 10:12:37 AM
One way to get "Retro" looking watches for almost nothing is the "Eagle Moss Military Watch Collection". It was one of those "First issue half price magazine with a collectable watch" things which the full subscription ends up costing hundreds of pounds. The watches look nice from a distance, but are very lightweight etc up close
https://shop.eaglemoss.com/die-cast-club/military-watches?gclid=CjwKCAiAzNj9BRBDEiwAPsL0d64pTEqGfCUBXfz2_-nl00FC3h7AhY-mZRsPXhHkBRKR2xR_5eUlfxoCHLoQAvD_BwE (https://shop.eaglemoss.com/die-cast-club/military-watches?gclid=CjwKCAiAzNj9BRBDEiwAPsL0d64pTEqGfCUBXfz2_-nl00FC3h7AhY-mZRsPXhHkBRKR2xR_5eUlfxoCHLoQAvD_BwE)

They often appear on Ebay at £4-99 a pop too !

Some cool designs there, Cord!
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Heinz Baked Beans on November 23, 2020, 04:47:05 PM
(https://adventuresinamateurwatchfettling.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/cwc-g10.jpg)

Got one of these in the end.
Title: Re: Watches
Post by: Lord Mulberry on December 04, 2020, 08:17:54 PM
Have around half a dozen watches but currently this by Swatch is my favourite.  Real simple lines

 
(https://www.houseofwatches.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1800x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/g/b/gb743_2.jpg)



Title: Re: Watches
Post by: greenstreet on December 05, 2020, 12:11:48 PM
I like it, LM!