@MEHcus I have to agree. I bought the Capsule Midnight last time. It’s a gorgeous watch, I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on it, and the wood inlay is beautiful.
The worst part is that the dark face and dark hands makes it impossible to read in anything other than strong light. Honestly, wearing a watch in modern times is almost entirely for fashion and not for practicality anyway, so it’s not terrible.
I do like these watches so much though, I’ll be buying a second.
watch (n.) Look up watch at Dictionary.com
Old English wæcce “a watching, state of being or remaining awake, wakefulness;” also “act or practice of refraining from sleep for devotional or penitential purposes;” from wæccan (see watch (v.)). From c. 1200 as “one of the periods into which the night is divided,” in reference to ancient times translating Latin vigilia, Greek phylake, Hebrew ashmoreth.
The Hebrews divided the night into three watches, the Greeks usually into four (sometimes five), the Romans (followed by the Jews in New Testament times) into four. [OED]
On þis niht beð fowuer niht wecches: Biforen euen þe bilimpeð to children; Mid-niht ðe bilimpeð to frumberdligges; hanecrau þe bilimpeð þowuene men; morgewile to alde men. [Trinity Homilies, c. 1200]
From mid-13c. as “a shift of guard duty; an assignment as municipal watchman;” late 13c. as “person or group obligated to patrol a town (especially at night) to keep order, etc.” Also in Middle English, “the practice of remaining awake at night for purposes of debauchery and dissipation;” hence wacches of wodnesse “late-night revels and debauchery.” The alliterative combination watch and ward preserves the old distinction of watch for night-time municipal patrols and ward for guarding by day; in combination, they meant “continuous vigilance.”
Military sense of “military guard, sentinel” is from late 14c. General sense of “careful observation, watchfulness, vigilance” is from late 14c.; to keep watch is from late 14c. Meaning “period of time in which a division of a ship’s crew remains on deck” is from 1580s.
The meaning “small timepiece” is from 1580s, developing from that of “a clock to wake up sleepers” (mid-15c.).
@mcemanuel I love watches. The one on my wrist now is the Omega Planet Ocean 45mm. This watch is my favorite for work and play. Good at depths of 2000 ft. it would be a salvage mission at that depth and hopefully my wrist wouldn’t be attached.
There’s a saying old, says that love is blind.
Still we’re often told "Seek and ye shall find."
So I’m going to go seek a certain lad I’ve had
haven’t found him yet.
He’s the big affair
I cannot forget.
Only man I ever think of with regret.
I like to add his initial to my monogram
Tell me, where is the shepherd for this lost lamb?
There’s a somebody I’m longing to see.
I hope that he turns out to be
Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me.
@earlwallace at $35, it could not be anything other than a POS quartz. Not saying all quartz movements are POS, I’m wearing one right now (but it’s high quality professional grade). There is, however, ultra-cheap quartz, which is the worst kind.
@Pantheist 12.7mm isn’t that thick for modern watches. The Apple watch is 11.5mm thick and it doesn’t have a crystal, dial, and hands to fit in there. It’s not a cuff, it isn’t going to be molded to your wrist.
@DonberKon hm… maybe I need to look at an old cheap watch then. I have no interest in a smartwatch, but I could understand them being thick since they have a little computer and transmitter for communicating with your cellphone
In the past, a thinner watch meant a better and more refined complication. This is why many luxury watches are thinner than lower-priced models. Now, watches are becoming larger and larger for aesthetic desires. Many watches have a case much larger than necessary for their movements.
(Source: https://www.truefacet.com/guide/guide-watch-size-fit/ )
Not an aesthetic I like.
@dylanjstewart I had the same problem with one caveat. I set it for 24 hr time, so I was only right once a day. Really right once a day or twice a day made no practical difference. I actually took it to a pawn shop, where I discovered it’s real purpose in the universe. They laughed so hard, they started to fart. They all agreed it releaved pressure in there abdomen. Bad side is, that it made a mehss (phew). All agreed it created a fetid, feculent, mephitic, loathsome odor. Other than that it was not very useful. so I rate it 2 out of 4 stars. That’s only because of the pressure I feel to give high ratings. I hate the thought of all the cool dudes and duddetes who work here, losing the only job they ever had that was fun. Having a fun job is the secert of the universe. 10/ 4.
@DonberKon very true I did consider that, but this one is mechanical - actually it runs for 1 minute until the second hand gets to the 29-second mark and then it gets stuck. If i adjust the time it will run again until the same position. In fact, every time I look at it it shows a different time, so it’s running sometimes and then getting stuck for a bit on that 29-second mark.
LUCKILY, it does come with a warranty I just have to overcome my meh-induced apathy and send the thing in.
I bought one of these the last time they were on. Good looking piece, high quality band, but it doesn’t actually keep time very well. I don’t wear it daily, but every time I put it on I have to reset the time. By the end of the day it’s usually off by a few minutes. Sometimes overnight it will jump ahead or fall behind a few hours…maybe I just got unlucky?