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The watch thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by squad314, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Oct 9, 2014 at 8:37 AM
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    Mathen

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    Here's a thread I can play in as a new guy. The 88 Rue due Rhone I'm wearing today.

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  2. Oct 9, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Very cool!
     
  3. Oct 9, 2014 at 8:57 AM
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    Any recommendations on a watch with a rubber band? I had an Invicta watch (which I really liked) but it fell apart with 10 months, so I don't know if I want to go back with that brand.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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    My G-Shock has been through hell and back. Looks brand new still.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2014 at 9:07 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I have an Ebel Classic Sport Chronograph, but it could be considered a little pricey for a casual wear watch. What price range are you looking at?
     
  6. Oct 9, 2014 at 9:09 AM
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  7. Oct 9, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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    Sending in my Tag professional diver model to Tag today for service. Seems the new batteries do not last as long as the old school ones and that had me shaking my head pondering why with all the new tech advancements?

    Bought it in St Lucia in 2001.. first battery lasted until 20010 before EOL function activated. New battery just hit EOL function 2 days ago... WTF?

    Got 9 years out of new battery when watch was new (who knows how long it was in the store) and now only 5 years out of it.

    I know I could swap out the battery myself, but the band is stretched and the crystal scratched so I'm sending it to the pros.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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    Maybe a few hundred. Will be worn mostly in hospital setting (currently a nursing student) so it will be washed and wiped with disinfectant wipes pretty often.

    Thanks!
     
  9. Oct 9, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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    chris4x4

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    My thoughts are that, given that batteries have a shelf life, some go too long, and when used as a replacement, they simply don't last as long as "fresh" batteries. Im with you on sending it in though. Let the folks who built it mess with it. I made the mistake of having a mall jewelry store swap a battery out on one of my watches, and they fucked up the back (scratched the shit out of it), then said "Well......we wont charge you for the battery"........No shit? THANKS FUCK HOLES! Ever since then, if you have a nice watch, send it in. most higher end watch makers will "refurbish" the watch, even if just sent in for a battery change.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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    Seiko makes some great decently priced pieces that come with rubber bands. The SKX007 for example, is an excellent piece that will last for years to come.
     
  11. Oct 9, 2014 at 11:44 AM
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    flat black square fossil, and typical round gshock for work.

    nothing crazy.
     
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    Hmmm...makes sense.

    Yea, Tag doesn't mess around. Last time I sent it in they replaced the crystal, replaced some of the bent links in the band, lubed it up, pressure tested it, extended the warranty 2 years (think it's only 1 year now), and cleaned the entire watch all for the cost of battery replacement. It was over $100, but I could care less for service like that. I wear it every single day regardless of what I am doing (working, kayaking, swimming, diving, skiing in -20*, etc.) and it has taken one hell of a beating over the years. Ill never buy another watch until this one implodes to the point it can not be fixed.

    I feel naked now with no watch on... hope they get it back fast.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2014 at 7:06 AM
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    The battey on my Tag usually lasts about five years. You must have set a record with your first battery. when you have a watch like that you want the seals done & pressure tested. Small money for great service on a very nice timepiece. I have always worn mine everyday. Way too nice to keep in a drawer . This is my second Formula 1 in twelve years .I had my first for many years & traded it in on a new one last year. Very tuff watches.
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  14. Oct 10, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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    Give Tag Heuer "Formula 1 "with the black rubber strap a look . tough watch ! You can probably pick one up on that auction site (Bay) for a price . Just make sure it from a dealer with a high feedback. There are lots of fake Tags on the market so beware.

    Good Luck,
    greenpants...mike
     
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    I heard you can call them and give them the serial number and they can check it... :notsure: if true

    here's some good tips on spotting fake Tag's http://www.ebay.com/gds/How-to-spot-a-fake-Tag-Heuer-watch-/10000000015241644/g.html
     
  16. Oct 10, 2014 at 4:01 PM
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    HUGE Citizen fan here. No battery required. :D

    Honestly, IMO, there's no better watch for the money.

    NO WAY I'm spending $6k on a watch you can get anywhere. Rolex spends HUGE amounts of money to keep YOU from knowing they make in excess of a million watches each year. To me that's NOT exclusivity. I'd consider a nice Tag in an automatic but if you're buying Quartz there's better watches for a lot less money.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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    I have a Citizen Skyhawk in Ti...great watch filled with all kinds of useful features. My only complain was the scratch prone crystal and the useless bezel which lost most of its markings within the first year of ownership.
     
  18. Oct 10, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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    I've had no issues with the crystal in any of mine. And I tend to be a little rough on watches. The loss of markings sounds like a warranty issue. I'd send it in. 5 year warranty. The first I've heard of that issue. In fact, it's difficult to find many complaints about Citizen. I wasn't a fan as I prefer European watches but after owning one I've bought several more. I'm impressed w/ the build quality.

    http://www.citizenwatch.com/en-us/support/service/united-states-five-year-limited-warranty/
     
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    Hey, just found this thread. I have a Wenger Swiss Military watch for sale if anybody is interested. Brand new, in case, never worn, still has protective stickers on the face and back.
     
  20. Oct 10, 2014 at 4:58 PM
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    Seiko Diver for me. Mine has a rubber band, and I love it. Looks good, no battery, and tough. I use the dial all the time too.
     
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