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].

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

My watch budget is going to be huuuuge this year  

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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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"Dont' believe everything you read on the Internet."  - Abraham Lincoln

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

DSC_0542

 

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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"Dont' believe everything you read on the Internet."  - Abraham Lincoln

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,

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