10-05-2018, 09:53 AM
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Luminox 823

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 10-12-2018, 09:41 AM
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Orient Star Open Heart 65th Anniversary

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 10-19-2018, 11:51 AM
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Orient Star Retro Future Car (Blue)

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 10-26-2018, 09:08 AM
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Luminox 1857, a favorite

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 10-26-2018, 09:10 AM
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(09-21-2018, 09:48 AM)zipper Wrote:
(09-21-2018, 09:42 AM)TomG Wrote: [Image: 42074007224_b78dd32f0e_o.jpg]
Love Thumbup

A timeless classic.

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 10-30-2018, 08:06 PM
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(01-22-2014, 12:40 PM)david1201 Wrote: Watches were my main hobby until I found shaving.

Hello, david1201!  Please permit me to pick the treasure of your acquired expertise and get sone advice.

For the past 15 years or so, I have been more than happy with one rather inobtrusive, stealth even, wristwatch.

My son gave me as a Christmas present, circa 2004, give or take a year or two, the exact model of the exact brand of wristwatch that I should have chosen were I to choose the ideal, ultimate watch for myself.

It was (and still is) the perfect wristwatch for me; but it is no longer made and it is no longer possible to buy one in the global marketplace.


Here are the characteristics:  
  1.   Citizen Eco-Drive (derives its power from the sun or other light source, and no need for batteries or concern about their reaching end-of-service);
  2.   Titanium case and band (lightweight);
  3.   Date display using a perpetual calendar (no need to reset the date every month that does not have 31 days — including February in leap years);
  4.   Unfussy, straightforward, and clean watchface, without so-called complications.  Just a clock display with a sweep second hand;
But, although my current watch does not require batteries, per se, eventually the storage capacitor does give up the ghost, and that is what is happening to my watch now.  In the winter, when I wear long-sleeve shirts and the duration of the daily sunlight is less than the that of daily dark, the watch no longer receives sufficient light to keep it functional through the day, and I need to charge it for hours per day under a light bulb to keep the second hand functioning.  Replacement of the dying capacitor is fairly inexpensive from a materials standpoint, but the necessary tools, expertise, and delicacy required to perform the operation is daunting.  When the capacitor dies (typically in the ten to 15 year period), most Citizen Eco-Drive owners opt to replace the entire watch rather than to replace the capacitor.  That is where I am now.

However, I am out of step with fashion or, more specifically. with Citizen’s marketing strategy in 2018.  Aside from some exotic and very expensive models [hello, Citizen Attesa], there is no Citizen Eco-Drive watch in current production that has all of the desirable features listed above.  None.  

After a two days of research into what alternatives are open, I have come down to two more-or-less current models, each of which has a defect, or missing feature, that makes me wish I could replace my watch with the other one, instead:  

•  Citizen CB0166-54H, q.v.; and

•  Citizen BL5250-02L, q.v..

Setting aside trivialities such as the glass used in the crystal (so-called mineral glass vs. synthetic sapphire), the biggest difference between the models listed above is that the first has a stainless steel case (more than twice as massive as the case of the alternative), while the second, which has a chemically surface-hardened titanium case, is nearly half-again the thickness above the wrist of the first alternative.   (The “solution” would be the Citizen AT4010-50E, which combines the virtues of both of the above, but for a street price roughly equal to the combined street prices of the two models above.)  

The advice I seek from you, oh, experienced one, is:  which is more important, mass or thickness?  

Enquiring minds want to know.  Thank you for your opinion.

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 10-31-2018, 03:25 AM
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The capacitor can be replaced by a competent watch repair shop. My brother had one replaced about five years ago.
Don't take it to some kiosk in a mall.

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 10-31-2018, 05:50 AM
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On watches, I prefer watches 42mm-39mm, 40 being perfect. These monstrous watches, 44mm+ are too gaudy for my tastes.
Today I switched over to my fall/winter watches, they are thinner, perfect for long sleeves/sweaters and most on leather, which I never wear in the hotter months for obvious reasons.
Today is a Chopard Model 1905 with inhouse movement...…..
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 11-01-2018, 03:11 AM
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Parmigiani (Parmi-zani)…
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 11-02-2018, 04:48 AM
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Jaquet-Droz (Jock-eh  Dro) Manual wind GMT movement,(small round dial) made by Piaget...…
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 11-02-2018, 05:22 AM
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(11-02-2018, 04:48 AM)zipper Wrote: Jaquet-Droz (Jock-eh  Dro) Manual wind GMT movement,(small round dial) made by Piaget...…
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Very nice indeed. You certainly have some very interesting and unusual watches.

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 11-02-2018, 10:12 AM
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Orient Star Retro Future Motorcycle - Teal

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 11-02-2018, 11:07 AM
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There are some nice watches for ladies, too.
This is a classic Reverso which had a supporting role at a birthday at my home last week.


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 11-02-2018, 11:18 AM
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(11-02-2018, 11:07 AM)apogee. Wrote: [Image: 5172fd30282fd39d73febbc6530a7ecf.jpg][Image: 53dc15aded3c4f839fc258f4252fbd23.jpg]

There are some nice watches for ladies, too.
This is a classic Reverso which had a supporting role at a birthday at my home last week.


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Babeando B-E-A-U-T-F-U-L, show me a great watch, any day... Winky

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 11-03-2018, 04:56 AM
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Today an A.DUNHILL, RPM chrono. I like the knurling on the bezel and pushers... Wink
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 11-03-2018, 07:37 AM
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Apogee and Zipper, what stunning watches.

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 11-04-2018, 04:02 AM
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Today I'm wearing a TOWSON WATCH the Pride II (Pre-Dee ) Those living around Baltimore may be familiar with the Pride, it's a sailing ship, famous in the area.
This watch is American made, two men in a basement in Towson , Md.,George Thomas & Hartwig Balke, both are quite famous in the watch making community.
They do work for the Smithsonian Museum, having done restoration on Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch and George Washington's clock. This is the 27th Pride II
made. Kind of weird shape, case is shaped like their logo, the winding stem, like a capstan used on the sailing ship...…..
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 11-09-2018, 01:23 PM
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Luminox 1849

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