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Anonymous 2016-01-23 09:58:43 No.52575204

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Watch thread

This thread is about the appreciation of watches, as well as the micro-engineering and materials engineering that is required to make a fine watch.

Required viewing for newbies:
https://youtu.be/508-rmdY4jQ

Previous thread
>>52559653


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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:00:34 No.52575227
First for ALS > everything

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:07:48 No.52575290
yea i got a Gshock haha

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:09:59 No.52575314
>>52575290
Don't you be embarrassed by a G-Shock, those fuckers are great.
Got pics, anon?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:14:40 No.52575361
>>52575324
blatant ripoff of the speedy

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NineBall 2016-01-23 10:14:50 No.52575363
>>52575324
They still do.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:16:04 No.52575370
>>52575364
Okay, you should be a bit embarrassed, then.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:19:18 No.52575398
>>52575377
Is the Spring Drive boring?
No, right?

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NineBall 2016-01-23 10:19:55 No.52575404
>>52575377
https://youtu.be/IQHRcgshjf4

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NineBall 2016-01-23 10:29:26 No.52575504
>>52575444
The texture is amazing. And that little grand seiko lion sitting at the 10 minute index for the 10th anniversary? Perfect.

If you haven't taken the time to actually see GS dials like that in person you owe it to yourself to do so at some point

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:30:50 No.52575520
>>52575444
>Especially with that repeating GS symbol who do they think they are? Louis Vuitton?
Or maybe ROLEX ROLEX ROLEX ROLEX ROLEX

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:34:29 No.52575553
>>52575542
>porcelain Seiko
This one?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:36:52 No.52575566
>>52569290
ok so show me a /wt/ approved brand that has a similar design to the fossil that got posted
because all other watches you cunts post here look boring like old womens watches

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NineBall 2016-01-23 10:39:08 No.52575586
>>52575542
Please, the accuracy and precision that higher end seiko dials are made within alone puts them well outside of the kitsch.

Once again, all I can really tell you is actually go out and look at a dial.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:39:24 No.52575593
>>52575566
Err.. Not going to be bothered to read your conversation with another idiot, but I'm pretty sure you are wrong, in whatever stand you have.

>all other watches you cunts post here look boring like old womens watches

I mean.. Really? Are you twelve?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:44:41 No.52575626
>>52575593
I don't care if I was wrong either
but they called it overpriced, cheqaply made mall watch chink crap
but the design is subjectively better and I asked for a similar watch from a /wt/ approved brand
>I mean.. Really? Are you twelve?
No, but I know what pleases my eyes, and it's not your diving watches or >muh minimalism watches you post here all day ala >>52575553

I figure arguing about taste is all you do here all day

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:48:33 No.52575661
>>52575626
>I figure arguing about taste is all you do here all day
No, it isn't. Fuck off.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:49:10 No.52575674
>>52575661
cheeky cunt

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:49:15 No.52575675
>>52575626
>but they called it overpriced, cheqaply made mall watch chink crap
But it is 'chink crap'. FOSSIL Group is an american brand, and the FOSSIL watches are outsourced to China, thus making it 'chink'.

>but the design is subjectively better and I asked for a similar watch from a /wt/ approved brand
Subjectively is the correct word, and you are entitled to your opinion. You're just not very likely to see a watch like the one you posted, made by a respected watch brand.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:50:16 No.52575691
>>52575661
>No, it isn't. Fuck off.
It sort of is, anon.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:51:43 No.52575702
>>52575675
>Subjectively is the correct word, and you are entitled to your opinion.
Thanks for explaining to me why I decided to use the word 'subjectively' instead of 'objectively'
>You're just not very likely to see a watch like the one you posted, made by a respected watch brand.
ok thanks

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:52:49 No.52575706
>>52575702
now fuck off and buy your shitty chink crap you inbred

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 10:52:58 No.52575708
>tfw when your favorite aussie found 3 perfect watches
>tfw when he will sell them rather cheaply off jewbay

Oh ye.

Still thinking which of the trio should i get, or if all 3 of them.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 11:05:01 No.52575800
>>52575706
luckily normalfags don't care

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 11:05:12 No.52575801
These look nice but maybe not $925 nice.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 11:09:45 No.52575847
>>52575801
They seem to be well made. That case is really nice. The details and finishing look on point.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 11:10:35 No.52575858
>mfw waiting for my new watch in the mail

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 11:12:09 No.52575873
I know I won't be popular for asking this in a watch thread but what are some good smart watches around atm?

I'm not looking for something ultra sleek, but it need to connect well with my android phone, optical HRM is a plus.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 11:14:10 No.52575893
>>52575708
Nevermind queers, the KS i was originally offered is currently up for grabs.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-1975-VINTAGE-SEIKO-4823-8000-KING-QUARTZ-MENS-WATCH-JDM-SUWA-/272113487293?hash=item3f5b3a4dbd:g:QFsAAOSwL7VWoySW

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 11:17:36 No.52575927
>>52575893
Huh.. That's pretty nice.
Maybe I should take it from you.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 11:19:51 No.52575943
>>52575927
Not interested in it anymore really.

The Cosmotron and the LM Special are more worthwhile.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 11:22:29 No.52575975
>>52575943
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Seiko-LM-Special-Automatic-Mens-1970-Japanese-Stainless-Steel-Watch-B10-/262246661438?hash=item3d0f1e7d3e:g:PqcAAOSwFqJWnMip

If only I had $900 to waste on watch I would never wear.

It looks great.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 11:25:45 No.52576003
Is the moon up yet?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 11:26:51 No.52576017
>>52576003
So scary, gotta call some dealers now, seems Im getting a real good price qoute by email, a lot better than I thought.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:04:48 No.52576325
>>52576017
>3455usd shipped express to my home
yay, I'm over the moon, put in my order, and I don't even have to wait for many weeks

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:29:41 No.52576514
>>52576325
Congrats, mate.
Lovely watch.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:30:15 No.52576519
>>52575708
Damn.

265$ including shipping for both. Should i?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:36:57 No.52576575
>>52575858
2nd week
second fucking week I SEE THIS IMAGE WITH THIS TEXT
WHERE THE FUCK IN AFRICA YOU LIVE YOU MONGREL !?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:39:34 No.52576597
>>52576575
Calm down newbie-kun.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:41:13 No.52576611
>>52576597
Bitch, I flew to Basil for a watch, and had dinner in Paris the same day. Suck my cockie !

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:44:08 No.52576640
>>52576611
that's a hell of a drive

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:48:42 No.52576678
>>>52572693
I payed £265 for mine anon. But like i said it's worth every penny. The watch feels great, it looks great, i wear it all the time and i usually don't have it wind it daily either, every two days or so keeps it working fine. My only advice is if you want a slimmer and less pricy version get the mechanical like i did, the automatic version is slightly larger and expensive but still just as nice. I may also consider changing the straps but i may not, the strap it came with is actually really comfortable and holds well.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:49:52 No.52576687
>>52576678
SWATCH GROUP DOG SHIT

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:50:33 No.52576693
>>52576678
Forgot to add that winding it is one of my favourite things to do.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:54:39 No.52576724
>>52576687
I like Swatch Group desu. They give a breath of fresh air into companies such as Hamilton again.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:54:51 No.52576728
>>52576719
Looks cleaner.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 12:58:26 No.52576756
>>52576611
You going to BaselWorld this year?
I know I am.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 13:19:46 No.52576956
Fucking solid bars, I don't want to cut the old leather strap and no luck yet with the locks on strap.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 13:21:20 No.52576967
Up for sale on Meranom right now, is this a sign of something good coming?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 13:49:58 No.52577213
>>52576967
Seems like the release was delayed to spring

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 13:50:17 No.52577217
Repostan cross-thread

>>52575038

Thanks.

The Seiko Presmatic line was a really neat line of watches produced by Daini Seikosha in the late 60s and early 70s, initially in the form of the 5106 which beat at 19,800bph, and later the 5146 which had a 28,800bph rate.

The watches have quickset for the day by pressing (hence the name) a button in the crown to advance the day. The day/date also changes instantly at midnight on this movement.

This pic (not mine) shows the quickset mechanism.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 13:50:45 No.52577220
Sinn 856 non UTC

Great watch though tegiment isn't as indestructible as marketed. My damasko is more resilient even with the damest black coating

Still awesome

Yes, I know I have fat wrists I will never be qt like the thin babby wrists anon ;______;

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 13:51:47 No.52577233
>>52577220
I am potato

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 13:51:50 No.52577234
>>52575566

No. Fuck off and lurk more, you horological pleb.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 13:54:39 No.52577267
>>52577234

I think he's just baiting

If not then he actually wants to buy Fossil which is hilarious in of itself because he thinks overpriced chink fashion garbage is a good deal

When he coulda gotten the same thing for half the price and double the quality. It's called the Seiko, Casio and Timex fashion quartz lines (though of course with more tasteful and less nigger normiecore aesthetics)

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 13:56:03 No.52577282
What kind of people buy pilot watches? I think they're fucking ugly

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 13:58:01 No.52577296
>>52577282
Seiko 5 SNK80x series are prob. the best looking fliegers out there, but only because they're a hybrid between flieger and field watches.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 13:58:08 No.52577298
>>52575708

I would go for it at 265 Aussiebux if the Cosmotron interested me. White dialed LM Specials are pretty rare, and the movement is kaaaaaaay underrated by people who don't understand Seiko movement families.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 13:59:55 No.52577314
>>52575975

Are you retarded? That is a comically overpriced South Korean polished to shit and repainted dial frankenwatch abomination special. NEVER buy vintage watches from India, China, or South Korea. Ever.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:00:15 No.52577316
>>52576519
I'd just grab the Seiko.
I don't really care for the Citizen.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:00:33 No.52577320
>>52577220
>>52577233

Tegimented steel sounded good to me at the time but titanium won, much lighter. I'm not bothered about scratches, they add character.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:01:30 No.52577330
>>52577314
It still looks great. I don't care about "muh original parts"

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:02:17 No.52577339
>>52577282

You posted what might be the single ugliest pilots watch in existence, as expected it is deliberately ruined entry level Swatch Group wrist advertising.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:03:57 No.52577364
>>52577330

Get fucked, you ignorant asshole. Morons like you ruin the market by rewarding garbage like that with sales, meaning the rest of us have to muck through dozens of pleb catcher listings for anything we are looking for.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:05:01 No.52577377
>>52577320
>>52577220
I'd never buy a Sinn without getting the bracelet.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:06:02 No.52577394
>>52577364
rekt ;-)

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:06:37 No.52577400
>>52575404
GSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGS

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:06:40 No.52577401
>>52577298
>aussiebux

I wish.

I'm going to ask him that, but i'm 95% sure he's talking in USD.

>>52577316
The Citizen is rather interesting imo, 36000 Bph hybrid electromechanical movement, battery operated and rather accurate. (7800 series Cosmotron, go google that shit)

Still i have a couple of days to think this through. The LM Special is a sure buy while the Cosmotron is the one i asked him to search for at first, but still under consideration.

>>52577364
kek

You just gotta know where to search and who to ask.

Though a bit mindless browsing always brings up good results, like pic related.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:09:58 No.52577432
Ah fuck wrong image. Meant to post this one.

Anyhow for that cheapo Raketa i have a proper crown, and my 2627 is going up for auction real soon.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:21:34 No.52577533
>>52577320

Meh I love the tegiment to be honest. It just isn't the indestructible screen of awesome as it is marketed
Still very durable and gives a gorgeous sandblasted finish but with better durability. I'll get pics of my damasko and rest of the collection when I get home.

>>52577377
I know many people are bracelet fanatics for whatever reason but I can't abide the things. I feel they look dadcore and are uncomfortable especially when it's hot or you're being active

They don't trap sweat and store it like fabric or especially leather though so the dealbreaker for me.are the aesthetics and discomfort

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:22:31 No.52577540
>>52577377

I have a titanium bracelet for mine, but I felt like a change today. It weighs only 30 grams.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:38:27 No.52577696
>>52577533
>I feel they look dadcore
Are you 16 and insecure?
All watches are 'dadcore' unless you buy shitty fossils.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:40:38 No.52577718
>>52577533
>I feel they look dadcore
What's wrong with looking like an adult?
I don't get this meme. It's from /mu/, right?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:43:23 No.52577747
>>52577432

Oh, don't worry, I know a few places to look other than JewBay, I just get annoyed at people who encourage the garbage listings the rest of us have to sort through.

Also, that LM Special has a nice dial. If you don't have any 52xx Seikos you will be in for a treat. Much like an ETA 2892, the 52xx was designed from the ground up to be a chronometer.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:44:55 No.52577765
>>52576514
Thanks man, but Im not gonna forget cheap watches, just also got my Parnis Marina Militare style watch and im love with that right now, but the moonwatch is my only grail and I know it will be worth a fuck ton when I'm an old phuckarooni.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:57:18 No.52577914
>>52577765
Here, a fukken biriful watch, great wrist presence but not fuck huge. Sapphire version is great. Lume is next level on the dial. My rolex or steinhart couldbt even compete, sadly the hands lume is just meh but readable, so Im gonna change the hands soon.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:59:38 No.52577943
>>52577914
You can't wear a dress shirt with that.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 14:59:58 No.52577950
>>52577696
>>52577718

I don't know where it's from

>what are you, 16 and afraid of looking like an adult?
Said the kettle to the pot
Does it trigger you some people don't like bracelets? I feel they look antiquated in an unattractive and tacky way and add too much cost to the watch for little benefit.

Im not against people wearing them as not all bracelets are created equal but I'd counter you accusing me of wearing Fossil by the fact that it was my Sinn 856 and also that fashion watches like Fossil almost all have gaudy and ugly bracelet options


Also I know a good product when I see one. The iconic Rolex oyster style bracelets are very well crafted and comfortable. I would never buy one given that kind of money though because whilst I like many Rolex watch heads I cannot abide bracelets in general terms>>52577747

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:01:45 No.52577971
>>52577747
Going to be my first couple of high-beats, so i'm highly anticipating them.

And if i get bored of either of them their value is just going to rise in the next 5 years.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:01:51 No.52577974
>>52577914

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:05:06 No.52578012
>>52577943
No shit, its my new casual watch. Already have a dressier watch and the Omega will go with anything anyway.

>>52577974
Yeah and movement is pretty loud. But its a real comfy watch. Have a bracelet and a rubber strap but the leather was surprisingly good. Rubber was goat too. The bracelet was meh.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:23:20 No.52578207
just bought this Slava for 34€ shipped, how did I do? No slavshit hate pls

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:26:17 No.52578245
>>52578207
nice condition, how old is it?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:31:01 No.52578292
>>52577974
kek stil better finished than the real deal.
pic related, panerai's unfinished, unregulated movement in a watch retailing for $9k+++

>Panerai: "We know our cucks!"

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:32:59 No.52578318
Am fairly new to watches and if there's one thing that i don't understand is the Russian watches. I've lurked for a while and i keep seeing Russian watches and i don't know what to think of them because i don't know anything about them. Can someone explain the appeal of Russian watches? Is it because they have a vintage look or if they're cheaper and therefore easier to collect, am not too sure.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:33:30 No.52578324
>>52578245
I don't know, but judging by the "made in USSR" on the dial and the looks from the 80s, before the Perestroika.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:39:53 No.52578402
>>52578318
+ Best quality/price ratio
+ Complicated movements for a really low price
+ Built like tanks
+ Vintage looks
+ Not luxurious but tough materials
+ Not pretentious
+ You won't feed the mountain jew
+ Most movements keep an excellent time
+ Iconic watches that went to the space
+ Unusual movements like the Raketa 24h movement
+ Perfect "conversation pieces"
And many other reasons I can't remember right now.
Pic related are mine and I have >>52578207
on the way.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:42:00 No.52578423
>>52577971

If you get bored of that LM Special you can just sell it to me. I just got mine back from a hand swap from a donor, service, and NOS crystal replacement.

Pic very related.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:43:28 No.52578440
>>52578292

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:44:58 No.52578449
>>52578318
Their cheap price makes them collectable and also the fact that they are pretty good for the price. Vostoks amphibians are 200m water resistance and even the kommandirskies have gaskets and can be worn in water. The acrylic crystals are nicer to feel since they have lower specific heat. Their movements are more vintage due to how bulky they are and that they still use 19800bph compared to japanese which all use at least 26000, and swiss who exclusively use 28800. If you listen to the watch ticks it sounds more vintage due to the low beat frequency. The only issues I find are that they are fairly inaccurate gaining about a minute a day. I own 2 and they were both calibrated to gain about 50 s/d (they do this to account for the positional variation of the watch such that it is at least never slow in any position), and also that they are made of bronze cases which make them heavier than they should be for their size.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:47:09 No.52578471
>>52578402
Interesting, so why doesn't everyone just buy Russian watches if they have that many pros?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:47:59 No.52578482
>>52578318
Basically 75% of them are pre-2000s, the other 25% are mostly new Vostoks.

Since only two manufacturers are still up and running (Vostok producing new ones at a sizable volume, Raketa making very expensive but interesting ones)

Basically, they are dirt cheap, reliable good movements and appear with many variations of cases,dials and hands.
Lots of manufacturers and a lot of variations on the market.

Russian/Soviet movements are also rather easy to differentiate from each other since they have a 4 number system to tell you what the movement does. First two are the movement diameter and the latter two are the movement type (For example, 2609 is a 26mm diameter movement with 3 central hands and handwinding, example >>52577401). Different manufacturers could also produce the same kind of movement though.

Adding to what >>52578402 said though, there are a few negatives. Lot's frankens (watches pieced together from different parts), a lot are somewhat dirt and or in bad shape and stuff like pic related could happen (My dial feel broke off the dial)

>>52578423
I do sell my watches from time to time, but only via shit like eBay.

Going to put a couple of slav watches for sale next week.

>>52578471
Most people here do.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:52:03 No.52578524
>>52578318
They popular (around here and elsewhere) because they're cheap, tough and "honest".

They're relatively inexpensive for a mechanical watch, they're (if you get a good one) tough as nails and can take a decade of abuse, and they're honest because they're made in russia and don't pretend to be made in switzerland or japan, like so many other makes do.

I like them because I like the idea that the great, bumbling monolith that was the USSR managed to scrounge together enough ingenuity to at least try to provide watches to its citizens, trying to keep up with the west wasn't easy, but they did so. It wasn't glamorous or gold gilt, but at the end of the day it was functional and told the time.

Once the USSR fell it's kinda sad they the locals basically trashed all their old stuff in favor of euro/jap imports.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:53:43 No.52578544
>>52578471
cons are:
-bronze case (heavy and soft) compared to SS case of any other watch
-relative inaccuracy due to heavy positional variation, most are calibrated to gain at least a minute a day
-acrylic crystal (scratches easily), although this does have pros because it feels nicer, has less reflection than mineral/sapphire and is very easy to polish yourself

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:54:14 No.52578550
>>52578402
>>52578449
>>52578482
Thanks for informing me, so in that case what would be a good starter Russian watch? Let's say with a price range of £200 (around $300 or 250 Euros). Also i only plan on getting either mechanical or automatic watches. Am not a huge fan of quartz.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:56:56 No.52578584
>>52578524
Oh and the hokey case designs on some with the corny dials depicting tanks, parachutes, anchors, govt crests and even the vostock scuba dude - they have a sort of charm to them.

I believe that the vostok amphibia is the cheapest automatic dive watch that is actually made for withstanding actual diving (not just for looks).

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 15:58:53 No.52578602
>>52578550
>200bongpounds

You could buy about 8 Russian/Soviet watches for that.

Just get an Amphibian (On the left) or a Komandirskie if you want a new watch. Vintage Amphibians and Komandriskie are an options, various Poljot's and Raketa's.

Also that Poljot Alarm on the right will be up for sale soon.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:00:28 No.52578623
>>52578544
>-acrylic crystal (scratches easily), although this does have pros because it feels nicer, has less reflection than mineral/sapphire and is very easy to polish yourself
Not to mention that with the diving models (and the field/soldier models) acrylic is still the most suitable crystal material.
It won't shatter like sapphire, nor crack like mineral glass will with comparable impact. It's "bouncy" with impacts and like you say can be polished easily by yourself.

True professional diving watches really should have acrylic, and there's absolutely no danger of shattering the crystal on a rock or sunken ship's bulkhead or whatever.
And for a field watch? Plastic is fantastic.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:02:19 No.52578647
>>52578602
>You could buy about 8 Russian/Soviet watches for that.

Jesus i didn't realise they were that cheap...

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??????? 2016-01-23 16:03:49 No.52578668
>>52578318
they are superior

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:06:21 No.52578697
>>52578647
Yup. A new Amphibian would cost around 60~75 USD including shipping. a Komandirskie would be half of that price.

Well, you would need to buy a strap separately.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:06:22 No.52578698
>>52578668
What's that weird subdial on the sturmanski for?

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??????? 2016-01-23 16:06:49 No.52578707
>>52578698
seconds hand

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:06:55 No.52578709
>>52578602
Also hows the resell rate for them in the future?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:08:10 No.52578725
>>52578707
retrograde? if so neat

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:09:10 No.52578738
>>52578668
>Dat Frankenmaskie

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:09:42 No.52578742
>>52578697
They're mainly sold without the straps?
(As you can see, my newfaginess is showing but if i don't ask i wont learn, apologise if i sound like a dumbass).

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:12:22 No.52578774
>>52578709
Not so high to be frank.

Some rare models will rise in value, regular ones will more or less stay at the same value.

>>52578668
>dat hand repainted dial
pic related

>>52578742
Close to it.

The straps that come with them are terrible, same goes with the bracelets.

Plus aftermarket straps are usually quite nice, and you can customize it as you want.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:13:36 No.52578793
>>52578742
they come with a low quality stainless steel bracelet which rattles a lot and that no one would wear unless you are a Paki.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCZclsEPM3Q

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:15:43 No.52578829
>>52578742
http://meranom.com/ <- find all vostoks here
the prices are (in usd):
~$30 for a kommandirskie, although there are more expensive versions with better materials
~$55 for amphibian (200m rating)
~$100 for a amphibian SE, much nicer hands and dials than the cheaper versions

Pic is a $55 amphibian, they all have the same hands in this price range

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:27:57 No.52578990
>>52578829
Saved the site, thanks anon, have you purchased from this site before? Just wondering since if i do purchase via this site i need to get it shipped to Britain.

>>52578793
I see what you mean anon

>>52578774
Am sure i can probably get one fitted since theres a few places i know of that can fit watch straps.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:29:51 No.52579019
>all these plebs wasting money on overpriced brands
>not buying a high quality replica
>2016

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:36:40 No.52579112
>>52579019
Not worth the amount of research you have to do to get a good replica. If you are looking for a low end rep you may as well buy an asian ETA clone and build your own watch.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:44:02 No.52579227
>>52579019
>replica
>high quality
And a ching chong nip nong to you, m'lord.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:48:37 No.52579317
>>52579112
>>52579227

I always ask myself why you guys keep replying to that neckbeard troll

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:50:32 No.52579347
>>52579317
I would assume he's a troll if there weren't already people here who posted fakes they payed real money for.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 16:54:53 No.52579389
>>52578550

If you're buying a new Vostok it doesn't matter as they're all cheap. If you're buying used Vostoks that are from the Soviet era, or a Poljot chronograph from the CCCP times, you need to brush up on your knowledge so you don't get tricked into buying a frankenwatch.

Bonus of some of the Poljot chronographs from the Soviet times: some were military-issued pieces.

http://www.polmax3133.com/

Here's a good place to start for Poljot chronographs. The movement in them was derived from the Swiss Valjoux 7734.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:01:57 No.52579479
>>52579347
>he doesn't have a high quality replica

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:04:14 No.52579520
>>52579479
I do actually.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:08:07 No.52579567
>>52579389
Thanks for all the advice. Am looking at a Vostok Amphibia with a blue dial.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:14:00 No.52579670
>>52579567
Only issue is am not a huge fan of the bezel...
Maybe i can buy one and replace it but am not to sure.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:15:24 No.52579688
>>52579479
>1.2x cyclops
>quality fake

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:15:29 No.52579691
>>52579670
Very easy to swap.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:19:11 No.52579736
>>52579691
That bezel looks very nice. Am a big fan of the coin style bezel (not sure if thats the correct name for that style of bezel). I'll do my research on how to replace it and if i need help i guess i can always come here since you guys know a lot more than me. I'd assume if i keep the original bezel still it'll maintain its resell value right?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:20:29 No.52579759
>>52579736
The aftermarket bezel+insert will make the resale value even higher. But the more bezels the better.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:21:23 No.52579765
>>52578544
>bronze case
The Komandirskies have brass cases and the Amphibias steel.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:26:24 No.52579837
>>52578990
Meranom is probably the most common site to order from. It's reliable. Shipping will be slow though.
You can change a watch strap yourself reaaaally easily. Aftermarket straps can be bought online for varying prices (from $1 for a chinese nato strap, to several hundreds for quality bracelets or leather straps, and everything in between).

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:28:00 No.52579860
>>52579736
>resell value
Vostoks have no resale value. They're ultra cheap watches churned out by the thousands.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:32:50 No.52579923
This is what a quality replica looks like faggots.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:36:52 No.52579989

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:37:45 No.52580000
Another high quality rep http://imgur.com/a/8RJDN

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:39:37 No.52580026
>>52579989
What's that in the background and how do I get one?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:40:17 No.52580035
>>52580026
thats the box come with it

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:42:46 No.52580075
mine but it still in the mail

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:49:05 No.52580162
>>52576003
Congrats on the watch. I fell in love with this watch the moment I saw it in a jewellers. After researching all the history behind it, I bought it straight away. Worth every penny, you won't regret buying it.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:49:33 No.52580165
>>52579923
>>52579923
>high quality
>both are obvious chickshit fake copies of ghastly originals only purchased by the utterly tasteless melanin enhanced nouveau riche

You'll have to try harder to look like your favorite rapper, sorry you desperately aspirational pleb. :^)

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:51:15 No.52580197
Perfect rep

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:54:39 No.52580234
>>52580162
So sexy cant wait!

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:55:05 No.52580242
>>52580165

You don't know shit about reps or the rep community. Enjoy being raped by the Swiss mafia.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:58:08 No.52580294
Just saw a friends post a picture of his new watch.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 17:58:36 No.52580307
>>52580197
>paying for a shitty chingchong fake of a pleb catcher laughingstock watch of the noveau riche

It's really funny how materialistic money grubbing plebs buy fakes of real watches that get laughed at by people with money :^)

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:00:01 No.52580326
>>52580301

It's similar with people who buy "homages", it's like lowering your standards because you don't want to save up enough for an original design.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:02:31 No.52580350
>>52580326

Except with the added bonus of trying to have honest dealings with people who commit fraud for a living and then advertising how desperately money grubbing and jealous you are since everyone you know who knows what the watch is knows you bought a fake versus you can't afford the real thing :^)

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:03:13 No.52580362
>>52580203
Stay salty ;-)

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:12:06 No.52580517
>>52580166
Lange watches look "weird". Patek are more classic.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:13:07 No.52580535
>>52580294
>his

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:13:13 No.52580538
Help me make a choice /wt/

The one of the left is cheaper but has 30m water resistant

The one on the right is a bit more expensive but is only splashproof

What do you pick? style or water proofing?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:14:03 No.52580553
>>52580538

Battery life is shittier in the one on the right too.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:15:25 No.52580581
>>52580538
The one on the right since you wont look like a pleb

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:15:28 No.52580583
Is it stupid to save money for a watch? Should you wait till you're rich enough that buying the watch you want isn't a big expense anymore?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:16:51 No.52580606
>>52580162
Moon or not, I'd never buy a watch with a dial that boring. Also, tachymeters are fucking useless. Might as well buy a diver

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:18:13 No.52580630
>>52580583
Yes. Dont be poor

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:20:13 No.52580652
>>52580606
>boring

It's not boring. It's pretty much perfect. The recessed subdials give the dial depth and make it interesting.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:22:32 No.52580686
>>52580535
!!?? He traded in an engagement ring for it.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:25:21 No.52580731
>>52580581
I dont know, the left watch looks okay for design. Very neutral and tacticool.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:26:10 No.52580743
>>52580583
A watch isn't really an investment, it can be a useful tool or a status symbol if you are in the right business. It's not a life changer like a car or a house, a Casio tells time as well (if not better) than a Patek.

Buy what you like in your realistic price range, there's guaranteed to be something. Save for things that matter, but a watch when you can easily afford it. I've seen ONE decent automatic in regular life, the rest have been fossils and nixons. No one gives a shit about what's on your wrist.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:31:02 No.52580816
>>52575216
I don't really want perlon either. the cork was £2.50 delivered so I just went for it. It's already on the rubber strap that comes with it. High quality but I hate it cause it's too thick. The rubber also feels like it's squeezing a little from its own elasticity.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:32:03 No.52580825
>>52580686
He traded a ring for a women's watch?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:34:12 No.52580863
>>52579479
m8 why don't you just fix the day wheel? I don't know specifically how your fake works but on an orient union you just align it by removing the decal and sticking it back on at the right place

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:34:28 No.52580872
>>52580652

The speedy is a nice looking watch, its just a shame that it's been marketed and shilled to the point if being priced 3x too high for what it is.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:34:55 No.52580877
>>52580686
MAN ON THE FUCKING MOON

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:37:12 No.52580919
>>52580872
Just buy used. The used price is pretty reasonable.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:39:16 No.52580956
accutron surveyor chrono, y/n?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:40:25 No.52580978
>>52580956
If it didn't have those particular subdials, it'd be pretty good.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:41:19 No.52580987
>>52580583
I'd say saving up may be better. Mostly because you can appreciate what you have more. I'll be the first to admit am a poorfag and i have life priorities before my watch collection that i need to dedicate my money to first. But after waiting patiently and putting money aside for something special for myself and then receiving it (the desired watch), i find that i appreciate and love that watch just a little more, especially when wearing it and taking care of it. If i were to be so rich i could buy it and 3 others watches whilst am at it and not really give a shit because it didn't effect how much money i have, i think I'd just lose interest because there wasn't any dedication to getting that desired piece.

I understand that for some rich people by their standards they couldn't care less. But for me whatever i purchase for myself i make sure i work for it and appreciate it to my fullest extent.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:41:35 No.52580993
>>52580900
Yeah dude, I've got mine on a nato

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:44:34 No.52581037
>>52579837
Thanks! I'll do my research anon. Any recommendations on what strap would look nice on a Vostok?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:46:04 No.52581055
>>52580993
Forgot my pic

Would this look good on a NATO?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:48:41 No.52581093
>>52581055
Put it on a navy blue 5 ring zulu strap, with blasted/matt rings.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:50:33 No.52581109
>>52581055
Is the crystal domed? How does it compare in size to a Ministry-case Amphibia?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:51:02 No.52581116
>>52581055
How is the bracelet on the new srp?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:52:20 No.52581129
>>52581093
Why Zulu over NATO? Honest question
>>52581109
It's not domed. Case is 44.5mm, don't know about the Amphibia

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:53:00 No.52581140
>>52581055
Also my Ministry-cased Amphi looks good on a nato, so your Seiko should too. Consider the blue-gray Bond to match the dial and bezel. Or just plain black-gray if you want to tone down the blue.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:54:23 No.52581156
>>52581129
The bulkier rings fit the large watch better.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:57:42 No.52581199
>>52580919

I've already got the Speedy I want, and as it turns out, I did buy it used.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 18:58:09 No.52581205
can anyone tell if this is fake? guy wants £900 for it. I'm a bit unsure though because I've never seen one of these with all blue lume. He has all the documents and shit though and they're all signed.

Can provide higher res of each pic.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:01:40 No.52581241
>>52581205
pretty green to me, probably the camera. But yeah, shady.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:01:40 No.52581242
>>52580863
it's printed right on there iirc

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:03:37 No.52581263
>>52581199
Thats nice, but ofc its not a moonwatch.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:05:34 No.52581286
>>52581241
Now that I look at it, yeah it does look a bit green-ish. I don't know though, jeweller works out and it looks almost identical to the one my dad used to have. The only other off putting thing is the 23 on the first pic, doesn't look centred.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:07:03 No.52581305
That looks a bit like this.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:08:20 No.52581326
>>52581305
I mean like >>52578449

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:09:05 No.52581335
>>52578602
Seiko SKX Pepsi dial.

mah nigga

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:09:35 No.52581348
>>52581263

Correct. It is a 176.012 with a Lemania 5100, which is why I bought it.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:10:02 No.52581357
>>52577296
>>52577282

Me

Almost perfect the color of the markings annoys me sometimes as the glow in the dark shit makes it yellow tinted almost

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:11:18 No.52581376
>>52581335
That's not a SKX.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:14:00 No.52581412
>>52581376
correct me then. what is it?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:15:58 No.52581442
>>52581376
ooohh you're right. the red / blue and crown at 4 got me

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:17:27 No.52581473
>>52581412
And the dial is just blue.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:18:00 No.52581481
>>52581412
>>52581473
Seiko 7002-700A, jap version with the nice daini icon on the caseback. Dial is aftermarket though.

>>52581442
That's literally how can you differentiate between the two, SKX crowns are at 3:45 while 7002 crowns are at 4 o'clock.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:18:25 No.52581487
>>52581442
I think it says the model on the dial too 7002-700LR

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:18:29 No.52581489
>>52577282
>several times this has been posted
>several times I quite like it
>several times it gets shit on
I don't know, I really like how this one looks, probably not worth the price (don't even know it, don't really care) but I find it pretty thoughtful
The skeletonized hands look pretty cool, the day/date is oh so rarely done well with the rest of the dial(no cut offs, the inner circle is in perfect with the day-date line) etc etc. It probably looks pretty dank in darkness too
But then it probably costs 1k upwards $ and everything goes to shit

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:19:21 No.52581508
>>52581305
Looks sharp but I can't stand day/dates. My only day/date is a seiko 5.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:23:08 No.52581562
>>52581508
Day/date is practical. "What day is it" is something that gets asked once in a while in the real world.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:25:01 No.52581601
>>52581562
How can you not know what day it is?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:28:05 No.52581649
>>52581601
How can you not know what hour it is?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:30:25 No.52581687
>>52581649
Because hours change more frequent than a day. I can check the date when waking up and remember it. And you shouldn't even need to remember what weekday it is.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:36:41 No.52581784
>>52581562
Its practical but I hate the look. I just keep track of the days

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:39:23 No.52581826
>>52581687
I disagree about the weekday thing. A lot of scheduling and stuff goes by day of the week rather than date alone.

But again, a day wheel generally looks like shit and is unnecessary because I can see the day once in the morning and remember it all day, or check my phone if I am retarded

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:41:35 No.52581854
>>52580242

I'm curious and would actually like to know more. I signed up for RWI for a bit but all I learned from them were a few sites and that most reps use the same couple of movements, primarily 2824 copies and mods to the A21j movement or A6497 which one would know from Parnis etc

So what are good reps and where to buy them Aside from pure-time?

Moreover much as I like the idea of fucking the Mountain Jews
1) most of these reps can't do what the original models can
2) the good ones be expensive yo
3) plebs don't give a shit anyways so you may as well just wear wtv the fuck tou want because all they care about is Fossil Group BS so your high quality IWC or Omega Rep isn't gonna impress anyone

Though a part of me was tickled that a guy who used to post here had a fake Hublot just for going clubbing because he admitted it had shit aesthetics but bitches loved it and assumed he was rich so he used it as a springboard to pick up lel

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:41:59 No.52581860
>>52577282
I like the simplicity of the german pilot watches, like the Stowa Flieger or my favorite, the Sinn 856

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:44:49 No.52581902
>>52581649
How can you not know what month it is and if it's a leap year or not?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:46:45 No.52581931
>>52581860

Too bad Stowa aren't German

Their cases are 100% sure sourced in China

And their fanboys will still shill for them

I agree that Sinn are great so is Damasko
>pic related

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NineBall 2016-01-23 19:46:54 No.52581937
>>52577400
I believe you mean
GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS grand seiko lion GS GS GS etc

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:47:23 No.52581942
>>52581902
That's a lazy moonphase indicator. Not even cheap watches sink that low.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:48:34 No.52581958
>>52581931
For the second time this thread, I am potato

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:48:58 No.52581963
>>52581902
They're not even the most useless parts of the watch
>MMXVI
>tourbillon
Reminder that tourbillons don't do anything unless they're in pocketwatches.

>>52581942
At least it's not a frowny face.

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:50:22 No.52581984
>>52581489
>46mm

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:51:08 No.52581995
>>52581931
Never looked into Damasko watches, how do they compare to Sinns in term of build quality ?

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Anonymous 2016-01-23 19:53:20 No.52582021
>>52581995

They appear to be equally good overall, just Damasko isn't as well-known.







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