CAE5 posted:

If you want the auto, get the auto. The 9015 is a solid movement. Too many times I've settled and regretted. Buy once, cry once.

I probably will.  It's just  the 1 watch I keep going back to.  Plus I already have a Traser Quartz that I wear a lot, so I figure, time for an Auto (no pun intended &nbsp

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Knew about the black limited edition Seiko models coming to market last year, but thought they would be available later...

Guess I was wrong, it was hard as hell to find this model for close to the original retail and with the few on online and at Chrono24 for example were in the range of 900 - 1200 EUR....

Why I bought this was I was a bit mad about needing to pay that much for not buying sooner..

After a bit of digging around did get this for a good price


The black Turtle looks a lot nicer in your pic than the Seiko pics!

Anyway, both Seiko and Citizen have some interesting offerings coming up. Since my watch “thing” started around 1986 when I bought my “Baby Arnie” I have wanted a real Arnie even after buying a 6309 sometime in 1989 after TACP tech school.

I didn’t buy when I had a chance, but now Seiko has a re-issue coming out this summer:

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Citizen has a 30th Anniversary Aqualand model coming out which I think looks a lot better than some of the follow ons to the 1989 model [same story, didn’t buy an original Aqualand in the 80s and lusted after one since].

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Hooahmonster posted:

The black Turtle looks a lot nicer in your pic than the Seiko pics!

Anyway, both Seiko and Citizen have some interesting offerings coming up. Since my watch “thing” started around 1986 when I bought my “Baby Arnie” I have wanted a real Arnie even after buying a 6309 sometime in 1989 after TACP tech school.

I didn’t buy when I had a chance, but now Seiko has a re-issue coming out this summer:

IMG-9219-2

Citizen has a 30th Anniversary Aqualand model coming out which I think looks a lot better than some of the follow ons to the 1989 model [same story, didn’t buy an original Aqualand in the 80s and lusted after one since].

Screenshot_2019-04-06 BASELWORLD 2019 TOPICS PROMASTER-Official Site [CITIZEN]

My watch budget is going to be huuuuge this year  

I'm really liking that Citizen!

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I gotta post this pic.  Late 80s vintage Arnie and Aqualand. My first loves missed on watches. 

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redrum007 posted:

Anyone heard from Subterfuge/Artifice/Alex as of late?  If so is he back catching up on his work?

Still waiting on your watch?

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jcustisredux posted:

I am working on a second article about the historical and current uses of a chronometer/military field/pilot’s watch (I was lucky to have a former IDF paratrooper and associate editor facilitate one on the TSAR over at Gear Patrol).

So far, I’ve run through the following:

1) Timing an infantry assault two an artillery barrage

2) Aerial navigation

3) Fire support and “splash” calls

4) Timing torpedoes

5) Getting burn time on time fuse, or other demo work

6) Maritime nav, like small boat inserts

 

Any others you guys can think of?

 

I was offered an opportunity to start a new series at the Properly Wound blog titled:

“The Time Hack”   https://properlywound.com/up-coming-series/

I hope to effectively mix discussion of military-specifications on issued watches with their usage during operations and tactical tasks.

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Nothing too special but have wanted a Mudmaster for ages, wasn't willing to pay full price and was aware that many  cheaper offers online were knockoffs. Then yesterday a well-known jewellery store had a 50% off sale on the green band version. Perfect! Well happy

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Nothing too special but have wanted a Mudmaster for ages, wasn't willing to pay full price and was aware that many  cheaper offers online were knockoffs. Then yesterday a well-known jewellery store had a 50% off sale on the green band version. Perfect! Well happy

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I'm in the same boat as you... I would really like one, but not at full price.  Great score for 50% off! 

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Question for you watch collectors...I have two Chronosport watches.  Both in good condition and run perfectly.  Wear and Tear from daily use.  I understand these were manufactured by Breitling years ago.  Is there collector value here?  If so, how would I determine a fair price?

thanks,

Posted about this awhile back. The 30th Anniversary Aqualand is now out.

Very solid watch, but more a looker than the original was. Although I’m not going to flip it, I also am not sure how much wrist time its going to get.

There are non limited edition ones and I now may end up with one – I’ll need to see what the re-issue Arnie comes out like.

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And a pic of the original [stock photo] 

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and walk, I broke out my now vintage Omega Speedmaster yesterday.

Still runs like a champ.  I bought it in 1979 (10 years after the landing) at the BX at Kunsan AB, ROK, for the princely sum of $114.00.

Of course that year you could buy a Submariner through the NEX or AFFES catalogs for a little over $600, but that is a different story.

 

 

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B0308 posted:

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and walk, I broke out my now vintage Omega Speedmaster yesterday.

Still runs like a champ.  I bought it in 1979 (10 years after the landing) at the BX at Kunsan AB, ROK, for the princely sum of $114.00.

Of course that year you could buy a Submariner through the NEX or AFFES catalogs for a little over $600, but that is a different story.

 

 

Would you ever be up to sell that guy?

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Finally got myself a Sangin Instruments Atlas. Sangin is run by .mil watch nerds (MARSOC?) and are made in fairly small batches (this run sold out in about 15 min).  They seem to mix function with "not looking like another fucking G Shock" well while not costing as much as an Omega Speedy either ($500). 

Showed up looking like it's containing a Royal Decree or high end Eastern European snuff porn

On the side is the warranty card info...

... and on the back shows the timing on your new watch to prove how autistic they are. We get it, you're Marines geez...

Inside is a fancy box, with an even fancier box to let you think people will assume you wear condoms on the first date (when we all know you don't)

It comes on a solid Zulu type NATO strap with an additional black leather band and the extra spring bars are a nice touch

Most importantly it just looks fucking badass.  Simple, practical, yet stylish. And check out those big numbers for us lizard brains!

The crown location is a nice touch, finally something for us weirdos that are right handed but wear our watches on our right hand

 

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kaltesherz posted:

Finally got myself a Sangin Instruments Atlas. Sangin is run by .mil watch nerds (MARSOC?) and are made in fairly small batches (this run sold out in about 15 min).  They seem to mix function with "not looking like another fucking G Shock" well while not costing as much as an Omega Speedy either ($500). 

Showed up looking like it's containing a Royal Decree or high end Eastern European snuff porn

On the side is the warranty card info...

... and on the back shows the timing on your new watch to prove how autistic they are. We get it, you're Marines geez...

Inside is a fancy box, with an even fancier box to let you think people will assume you wear condoms on the first date (when we all know you don't)

It comes on a solid Zulu type NATO strap with an additional black leather band and the extra spring bars are a nice touch

Most importantly it just looks fucking badass.  Simple, practical, yet stylish. And check out those big numbers for us lizard brains!

The crown location is a nice touch, finally something for us weirdos that are right handed but wear our watches on our right hand

 

Never heard of them before, but like it a lot! I will have to check them out! 

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senorlechero posted:

That's a good lookin watch @kaltesherz I've added them to my list since I found out about them. 

Anyone heard of Ares watches? https://areswatches.com/

My GF is good friends with the owner- great dude and pretty nice watches too. He's another big watch nerd that got into the industry to produce pieces that work as well in the field as the office.  

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kaltesherz posted:
senorlechero posted:

That's a good lookin watch @kaltesherz I've added them to my list since I found out about them. 

Anyone heard of Ares watches? https://areswatches.com/

My GF is good friends with the owner- great dude and pretty nice watches too. He's another big watch nerd that got into the industry to produce pieces that work as well in the field as the office.  

I am interviewing him for a watch blog post once I get out of my current TDY and back to UAE.  He’s got an interesting story to tell about what he is trying to do with watches and manufacturing  in the USA.

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jcustisredux posted:

I am interviewing him for a watch blog post once I get out of my current TDY and back to UAE.  He’s got an interesting story to tell about what he is trying to do with watches and manufacturing  in the USA.

Be sure to ask him how he got Ken Hackathorn's Rolex GMT he wore in Vietnam (!!!)

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Sure thing.  Yeah, that whole thing is kinda nuts.  My only guess is that he must have trained with him a whole lot.

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Well shit, I guess it is kinda obvious... I'm going to go kick rocks now...

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I really dunno. He could have bought it outright.  Or married one of his daughters.

I am just guessing on the training connection.  You could probably come up with an equally likely connection.

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Going to change subject and present the Seiko Arnie reissue20190823_182339

Seiko really did this reissue right... although there's alot of hate on the interwebs for it for its pushers and size. I say it's just right.  Missed out on it in the 80s but got one now.  

Worn a couple days now and it's great. 

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Realized a comparison of the old and new is in order.

Stock pic of 80s Arnie and Aqualand

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Pic of my Arnie and Aqualand. I'm no photographer

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Definitely more difference in the Aqualand, but that's more an anniversary model than a reissue.  Both these watches are my new favorites. 

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CAE5 posted:

kaltesherz

Nice looker, Checked website for specs. Sold out.

They're only made in small batches- sign up for the mailing list / follow them on fb and they'll give you a date and time when they're going on sale again. Make sure to set an alarm, they sell out stupid fast (this batch sold out in 15 min). I waited months before they had any available, but I have a feeling they'll be making more and more as their brand really seems to be taking off. 

I'm really loving mine- it looks great plus the movement is really smooth and it keeps great time (I haven't timed it exactly but it hasn't gained or lost a minute since I put it on). It's clearly a big step up from my Seiko Mod 007 that I've been rocking for years. My only issue is I wish they had a bead blasted case instead of brushed, and they're hinting that their next run will be correcting that. 

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jcustisredux posted:
kaltesherz posted:
senorlechero posted:

That's a good lookin watch @kaltesherz I've added them to my list since I found out about them. 

Anyone heard of Ares watches? https://areswatches.com/

My GF is good friends with the owner- great dude and pretty nice watches too. He's another big watch nerd that got into the industry to produce pieces that work as well in the field as the office.  

I am interviewing him for a watch blog post once I get out of my current TDY and back to UAE.  He’s got an interesting story to tell about what he is trying to do with watches and manufacturing  in the USA.

He seems like a good guy who does want to bring manufacturing here, but I've been less than impressed with the American made claims on his site.  At one point the site straight up said "American Made" and "Made in America" in multiple places even though the parts are all made overseas.

I work in online marketing fraud prevention which definitely influences my stance on that kind of thing, but well beyond that I have a problem with the way so many companies play fast and loose with Made in USA claims. I mentioned this in a thread on another site and someone who knows Graham called him and shared my thoughts on a more proper verbiage, and to his credit it was immediately changed. Those statements were dropped and something much more accurate put in the description.

I'm still not crazy about the "HANDCRAFTED. AMERICAN. GUARANTEED." header because personally I don't think something that has 100% foreign made parts is "American". It wasn't went Shinola was claiming it and for all of his service to this country, it's simply not the case when Graham claims it either.

 

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