@TheFLP I don’t know, my then-wife got it for me. It was designed to look old-timey but it was digital. i don’t think it was cheap. I probably still have it somewhere for my descendants to find after I croak.
@TheFLP@therealjrn They do still make pocket watches and I still like 'em too. Got my husband one a while back. He he also had one that he inherited from his dad and now my grandson is waiting to inherit it. I told him he’d wait until he’s older tho (he’s .
I’m sure I have over 40 watches. Needles to say they are kind of an obsession of mine. Unfortunately most of them need their batteries replaced, which can get expensive if you pay someone to do it. I bought a kit to replace them myself, but it’s kind of a pain in the butt. One reason I’m rather fond of automatic and mechanical watches, even though remembering to wind them can be a pain in the butt. Haven’t gotten around to investing in an automatic watch winder thingy yet.
Same here. Best Buy had their $50 off sale a little while back so I price matched it at Target and used my Target card for the extra 5% off. Bought it in Delaware to skip the sales tax. I had a series 2 and couldn’t pass up the deal to upgrade. Really is a great device.
Casio G-Shock, solar, atomic, digital watch. Basic, black, ugly but functional. I’ve had it for 20 years-- I’m lazy-- never changed the battery, never changed the time (except when I travel & change time zones (which is usually quick to do)).
@unksol@WaltC I have the same thing, only a few years old to replace the one I had before that for 20 years. Sets its own time by satellite, solar charged batteries, almost indestructible, needs no attention.
I feel very smug when someone asks what time it is and everyone fumbles to get their phone out from their pocket or bag or purse and I just slightly tilt my wrist.
I’ve bought 3 watches from Meh, and got one in a Fuko. The one I paid the most for is inaccurate at best. The one I paid the least for had the highest msrp, weighs about 3 pounds and is the size of an early 90s cell phone. The fuko was an Olio, which is a paperweight until someone in the Stargate program reverse engineers the OS and turns it into a super convenient DHD. I like the other one, but I’m not sure which box it’s in.
So the answer is No. However I have been hoping to eventually get something cool from
@Oneroundrobb Tokyo flash has some really awesome watches. I’ve been wanting one for years. Out of my price range though. I ended up buying the chromatic on clearance from Think geek. It’s probably the closest I’ll get to the TF watches.
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I have a Casio G-Shock that I bought at Costco for ~$20 over 25 years ago. I finally got tired of replacing bands on it and just carried it in my pocket for for a while, then quit carrying it completely after I got a cell phone. These days I just use the timer function on it when grilling, but it’s still going. (I still have a just-barely-discernible mark on my left wrist from wearing a watch for so many years.)
@Limewater A lot of vintage Seiko, mostly dress watches. I’ve got an 8346-8020 Business-A, 5106-8010 Seikomatic-P, 5146-7080 Presmatic, 5606-7060, LordMatic, 5216-8020 LM Special, 4502-7000 King Seiko, 7625-8140 Sportsmatic, 7619-7010 Sportsmatic Deluxe black dial, 66-7109 manual wind, 6119-7510 Seiko 5, and a 2220-3340 Chariot. For sport models, 6308-8049 Turtle, 6106-7107 Orange Sport Diver, '96 SKX175 (US market 009), SBDC053 62MAS re-design, 7018-8000 chronograph, 7017-6010 chronograph. As for non-Seiko, '87 Poljot 3133 Sturmanskie, Vantage 7733 Panda dial, Hamilton 600 super compressor, Zelos Hammerhead Bronze with meteorite dial, and a few Vostok Amphibias.
@DonberKon That’s a very nice collection! I’m glad to hear you’re giving a lot of them wrist time. I’m particularly jealous of the Poljot and the Hamilton. Take good care of them! And I really like Seiko, too, despite what I posted earlier about difficulty in finding parts as an amateur.
@hchavers I bought my brother a pocket watch from Things Remembered for his birthday. Had it engraved with a favorite saying. He hinted that he wanted one to wear when his jazz band had a gig. He thought it would make his outfit look more authentic. Or something.
Years ago, I always wore a watch, but when I started carrying a cell phone I ended up getting rid of my watch. When I started my warehouse job, I was told we weren’t allowed to have our cell phones with us, so I went back to wearing a watch. I started with an Iron-man Triathlon, but in a short time the face was all scratched up and the band ended up breaking. I replaced it with a Casio G-Shock and it has lasted me 2 1/2 years, with absolutely no scratches on the face.
I wear a watch, but I wouldn’t say it fits into any of the given categories.
It is a customized/modded Vostok Amphibia.
It is a Russian dive watch with an automatic movement, awesome two-piece caseback, intentionally wobbly crown, bi-directional rotating brass bezel, and domed acrylic crystal.
My modifications include brushing the case to dull the finish, removing the chrome plating from the brass bezel, and replacing the dial with a “radio room” dial, which marks off the four three-minute periods of maritime radio silence each hour.
It’s not a fancy or expensive watch, but it’s not exactly plain or basic, either.
@chienfou No. For me it’s just a fun, tough, cheap mechanical watch with a rotating bezel that I can fiddle with, modify, take swimming, and don’t have to worry about. I do use the bezel quite a bit for timing things.
Replacement parts and full movements are cheap and available, too, unlike Seiko. I’ve stripped the movement on this watch down pretty far and gotten it back working again, and I’m a total amateur as far as watch repair goes.
If you’re interested in mechanical watches, want something fun and interesting that you can potentially repair yourself, and don’t want to spend too much, they’re really great.
@f00l If you want to look further, google “meranom.” I don’t want to link directly to another online store from meh, even if they’re not really in direct competition.
Meranom is is probably the best official Vostok retailer. The Amphibia classic and Komandirskie classic lines are both inexpensive and highly moddable. They also sell a lot of the parts separately. The Amphibia SE’s are slightly more expensive, but tend to already have a lot of sought-after modifications already applied.
Also, also, if you want to customize a watch but don’t necessarily want to do it yourself, you can order the base watch and any alternate parts (dial, bezel, date wheel, etc) you want and then also add the “Changing Spare Parts” service for $5 to your order and they’ll put the new parts on the watch for you and include the old parts in your shipment.
The Amphibias tend to come on steel bracelets that are almost always pretty bad, if you’re picky about these things. Most people take them off the bracelets immediately. As I understand it, historically, Russian watches were generally sold without bands or bracelets. I guess they got some really cheap ones made to sell internationally, where expectations are different.
I used to have several & then broke myself of that obsession. I’ve been down to 2 wooden Bewell watches for a few years now & get lots of compliments on them since they are a bit different from the norm. One is a redwood watch that I wear pretty much everyday & the other slightly dressier one is a bicolored one that’s maple & redwood.
Have always worn a watch, mostly Timex because thats what we sold… I have 4 & I wear depending what I’m doing… A self winding & battery powered, that I wear when there is no chance of scratching the bezel. A Timex Ironman and Swiss Military, more of a daily worn watch…
Meh Martian watch for work (see above). Have gotten out of the habit of wearing one around the house, but still put one on if I go out, shopping, travel etc. Don’t like to have to fish around in my pocket for a phone when I can just turn my wrist and voila…
For a while, I wore a square-face Garmin (Vivoactive HR) on my right wrist 24/7 and a Tissot titanium automatic on my left for going out. I just like classic watches, so I dealt with people asking why I was wearing “two watches” even though I saw them as two very different things.
When I upgraded to a round-face fitness device (now a Forerunner 645), I started wearing it on my left and dropped the dressy watch entirely since wearing two round-face pieces is too much for even me. I should probably sell the Tissot at some point.