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Old 12-29-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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Watch aficianados?

Any other people on here into watches? I wear some jewelry, but I really have a thing for watches. Feel free to share your's and/or any opinions you have about them. Some of mine are below..

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I was never really into watches until this year, when I actually started paying attention to what I was wearing and having to dress up on a routinely basis. I went on a spending spree this year with watches, mostly for business, although I do wear them out quite often.

I just got a new Citizen Eco-drive and two Montres Carlo's (cheap, but expensive looking). I have a Fossil as well as some others, I think I'm up to about 8 now. I'll get a picture of all of them when my watch box comes in.

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Love the Eco-Drives. Think I've got seven. They run forever, and it damn near takes a tactical nuke to destroy em.

My dad, ex-Navy pilot, has a pile of Breitlings and Tag Heuers. Guess I got his "watch gene."

I know. Gotta post pics. Gimme a few mins...
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I work at our families jewelry store, we sell a lot of citizen watches and for a damn good reason. I push them. Great watch.
Oh yeah and I'm inheriting a watch with 152 diamonds on the face of it
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I work at our families jewelry store, we sell a lot of citizen watches and for a damn good reason. I push them. Great watch.

I knew I should be sucking up to you more. Really though, my Citizens rock. I've worn em in sandstorms, in hurricanes. They've been bashed, drowned, frozen...

Oh yeah and I'm inheriting a watch with 152 diamonds on the face of it

Sweeet!
Here's some photos. Forgive the shitty light...I'm writing this and simultaneously eyeballing the OK vs. Iowa game on ESPN. Feeling lazy, so I used the light on my dresser...

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Couple more...

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Cool thread. Very timely. Bahahahahaha....
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Here's some photos. Forgive the shitty light...I'm writing this and simultaneously eyeballing the OK vs. Iowa game on ESPN. Feeling lazy, so I used the light on my dresser...
beautiful watches. My sister has worked for fossil watches too, they do make a quality , slightly budget watch, I have two of them, they also make watches for a lot of more expensive brands and they are the same. But the citizens rock, I'll be using your testimonial about how you treat yours
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust.
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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust.
I like that one, too. My problem is, when the battery dies, the watch goes into a drawer. Forever. My dad bought me a one-of-a-kind Texas Longhorns watch (yeah, I know...it's really very tasteful, though) when I graduated from college.

Years ago during a visit he asked me what had happened to it. I said, "Oh, I still got it at home." Didn't have the heart to tell him it's in a drawer, frozen in the early 90's.

With the Citizens, a meteor could slam into the Earth and wipe out every living thing, but if there was even a small amount of light left, peeking through the perpetual ash cloud, that bastard would keep time.

That pleases me.
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I like that one, too. My problem is, when the battery dies, the watch goes into a drawer. Forever. My dad bought me a one-of-a-kind Texas Longhorns watch (yeah, I know...it's really very tasteful, though) when I graduated from college.

Years ago during a visit he asked me what had happened to it. I said, "Oh, I still got it at home." Didn't have the heart to tell him it's in a drawer, frozen in the early 90's.

With the Citizens, a meteor could slam into the Earth and wipe out every living thing, but if there was even a small amount of light left, peeking through the perpetual ash cloud, that bastard would keep time.

That pleases me.
I can replace watch batteries
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My fav and daily watch: Rolex GMT-Master II in stainless ... And in a very close second: Panerai Luminor GMT, 44mm.

... And no batteries needed.
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My grandfather can actually make a watch from parts, it's amazing to watch (no pun intended) him do it, I've learned a little from him
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My grandfather can actually make a watch from parts, it's amazing to watch (no pun intended) him do it, I've learned a little from him
Man, talk about patience.

When I was working for the Post-Dispatch I photographed an old guy who fixed watches, antique clocks, grandfather clocks, etc. Amazing stuff. Extremely intricate.

I would've snapped and gone to work on all of em with a 12-pound sledgehammer. But that's just how I roll.
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I'm on the Citizen bandwagon too. If I go anywhere that has a jewelry counter, I always have to stop and check out the inventory.
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I'm on the Citizen bandwagon too. If I go anywhere that has a jewelry counter, I always have to stop and check out the inventory.
Yup. I'm the same way. In fact, whenever I see a hardware store, camera store, or jewelry store common sense would dictate that I heave my wallet onto the nearest inaccessible rooftop.

But I'm weak.
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Man, talk about patience.

When I was working for the Post-Dispatch I photographed an old guy who fixed watches, antique clocks, grandfather clocks, etc. Amazing stuff. Extremely intricate.

I would've snapped and gone to work on all of em with a 12-pound sledgehammer. But that's just how I roll.
I'm a little more brutal. Why don't we just use a hammer?? Cause it will crack the front? So?
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Yup. I'm the same way. In fact, whenever I see a hardware store, camera store, or jewelry store common sense would dictate that I heave my wallet onto the nearest inaccessible rooftop.

But I'm weak.
Gimmie a call sometime I can order you one of everything citizens makes if you want
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I can replace watch batteries
That's not even the issue. I could actually take my paperweight watches to a jeweler and get new batteries...I just never do. It's like some kinda mental disease. Is there a watch-fixing phobia?

If so, I got it bad.

Just one of those things that's always way down on the list of priorities. And the fact that I've got 7 fully functioning Citizens fighting to be on my wrist each morning when I wake up definitely ain't helping.

Wonder if I'd cease to exist if I took em all in and got em working again. Hmmm.
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I would get em working , but that's just me. Personally I love mechanical wind up watches as well, they are really beautiful
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I like that one, too. My problem is, when the battery dies, the watch goes into a drawer. Forever. My dad bought me a one-of-a-kind Texas Longhorns watch (yeah, I know...it's really very tasteful, though) when I graduated from college.

Years ago during a visit he asked me what had happened to it. I said, "Oh, I still got it at home." Didn't have the heart to tell him it's in a drawer, frozen in the early 90's.

With the Citizens, a meteor could slam into the Earth and wipe out every living thing, but if there was even a small amount of light left, peeking through the perpetual ash cloud, that bastard would keep time.

That pleases me.
Batteries? No batteries in a real Rolex. A very expensive spring. Trsut me.
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I'm a little more brutal. Why don't we just use a hammer?? Cause it will crack the front? So?


Gimmie a call sometime I can order you one of everything citizens makes if you want
Lol...just cut and pasted this from a Word doc on my desktop. Next up:



Citizen Signature Grand Complication (BZ0016-50E or BZ0004-59A...or both)
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Batteries? No batteries in a real Rolex. A very expensive spring. Trsut me.
But are they kinetic? I mean, if I go outta town for, say, two weeks, will it still be running when I come home? Without one of those little spinny things?

My dad's got the spinny things for his watches...weirds me out. I mean, I'm a VERY light sleeper, and keep a Mossberg 500D very close to my bed. A spinny thing going off in the middle of the night is how accidents happen, man. That'd be tough to explain.
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For work I use a black digital $18 Casio.


On my own time, I wear an Invicta Subaqua 5511



I love the watch. Except for the fact the battery died in less than a year, and Invicta wanted $80 for a new battery installed. I shouldn't need to pay $20 return shipping for something that fits into a small flat rate box. I went to a local guy who hooked me up.

I still love the watch, but the Invicta factory is a PITA.

Also note, it doubles as a bludgeoning weapon, because it weighs a ton.


Jeep guys need dive watches, c'mon.
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But are they kinetic? I mean, if I go outta town for, say, two weeks, will it still be running when I come home? Without one of those little spinny things?

My dad's got the spinny things for his watches...weirds me out. I mean, I'm a VERY light sleeper, and keep a Mossberg 500D very close to my bed. A spinny thing going off in the middle of the night is how accidents happen, man. That'd be tough to explain.
Uhhh put it in a different room?
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For work I use a black digital $18 Casio.


On my own time, I wear an Invicta Subaqua 5511



I love the watch. Except for the fact the battery died in less than a year, and Invicta wanted $80 for a new battery installed. I shouldn't need to pay $20 return shipping for something that fits into a small flat rate box. I went to a local guy who hooked me up.

I still love the watch, but the Invicta factory is a PITA.

Also note, it doubles as a bludgeoning weapon, because it weighs a ton.


Jeep guys need dive watches, c'mon.
That's a good-looking watch. I agree about the Jeep thing...the watch should easily be able to double as an anchor if, say, you get caught in a rushing current while fording a stream...

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Uhhh put it in a different room?

That's a thought.
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My fav and daily watch: Rolex GMT-Master II in stainless ... And in a very close second: Panerai Luminor GMT, 44mm.

... And no batteries needed.
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Out of all the Rolex watches, I'd have to say my favorite would be the Cosmograph Daytona.
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I dont really have anything fancy, nor do I collect. But I do have a small collection from past family.

Sorry for the sideways pictures, the first is a old South Bend, next is unknown.. And the other is a 80's maybe late 70's Andre Rivalle.

Pocket watches are cool history, and yes, they all wind and tick right away
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Very cool. Love the hunting motif...amazing how well some of those things still work.
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I've owned 5-6 Rolexes (one at a time) over the past 23 years and they are a great investment as well as a great watch. I've yet to sell a Rolex to buy another where I wasn't offered at least as much as I paid for it and several times, more than I originally paid for it. My present 17 year-old blue face 2-tone Rolex Submariner is worth more used today than I paid for it brand-new.

For those who think Rolex watches are too expensive, I could sell my Submariner and get every penny back that I paid for it... try that with other brands of watches. And it's not just a dress watch... for those who know me, they know I wear it every day, even when I'm working on the Jeep. It's a rugged and practical watch, not just a for-show watch.

One of these days, I'm going to sell the blue-face 2-tone Submariner and replace it with the classic all-stainless black face Submariner. The all-stainless is classic, the 2-tone blue-face I have now is just a little too flashy/gaudy for my tastes.
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but the Invicta factory is a PITA.
Now that's funny!

You actually just talked to someone at the Invicta service center in Florida. There really is no Invicta factory. It's a long running joke among "WIS" (watch idiot savants) that there is no factory. Invictas are made everywhere. Mostly in China.

Watches were my previous addiction just prior to my Jeep thing. I am still into watches big time just not quite as much as a few years ago.

Yea I have a few watches. About 60 at last count.

Here is my personal website showing the watches I currently own and a few I have sold.

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Now that's funny!

You actually just talked to someone at the Invicta service center in Florida. There really is no Invicta factory. It's a long running joke among "WIS" (watch idiot savants) that there is no factory. Invictas are made everywhere. Mostly in China.

Watches were my previous addiction just prior to my Jeep thing. I am still into watches big time just not quite as much as a few years ago.

Yea I have a few watches. About 60 at last count.

Here is my personal website showing the watches I currently own and a few I have sold.

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You defiantly need to call me I could sell you a few my grandparents store is going out of business but we still have some nice watches

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