What good is all the gear if you don't have a watch that kicks beaceaup fanny? I just gave this thread my 'Five MCLMM Check Marks For Coolness' vote.

I want that Colt Pocket Auto. That thing is like having Vanna White in your pocket.
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"Its not about shooting, its about fighting with a gun." -Pat Rogers


The answer to 1984 is 1776.

"I prefer evil sits in daylight for all to see rather than be hidden, forgotten about and possibly repeated." -Consigliere
And I thought Id generate some laughs when I put my stuff on an "old" 5 button sweater...Not only would I have to turn in my "man card" by saying "lets see your sweaters!" Then Conndcj would pull out a five figure cartigan worn by Prince Charles or something...

I bet the story on the Colt pistol is that Humphery Bogart used it in "Key Largo" or something...C'mon man! Out with it...

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I'm glad you're enjoying the TSAR, Paul. They're great watches, but just don't sit on my wrist right.

Because I couldn't afford a Chronosport UDT at the time (1983), I got one of these.



And now that I can afford it, I got the Chronosport also.



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One of the coolest threads. Ever.

Those of us who know must save those that don't from those that think they do.

"If you count 'three', mister, you'll never hear the man count 'ten'".-John Wayne as Sean Thornton in The Quiet Man

My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.-Exodus 22:24

dvnt, tell me bout the mil xlander. Looked at one before just wasn't sure.

Hows it holding up? Is the face just too big to avoid scratches? Easy to read? Type of light? etc. Thanks!
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mags,

I had a regular X-Lander and really liked it so when I found this it was an easy choice! I went and did a ton of home repairs and heavy yard work last week. I beat the watch a few times and not a scratch. I did scratch the piss out of some furniture with the watch though...

The band is the best one band I have seen yet. It "locks" and is a mofo to take off.

It is super easy to read and the light is not too aweful bright. It is advertised as blue but still looks more green-blue to me.

Only draw back I have had so far was a stupid mistake with bug spray... Ruined the battery cover. Easy fix though with the battery kit. I did that with my last one. I had an Advisor that took a beating, lost the bezel, tore up the band pretty good. This one has held up so far to some worse incidents. The Citizen is a tank and I think this one is right on par with it! (I just noticed one ding in the casing and the finish did not budge at all.) And I get a compliment or question at least once a day about it too.

Oh and the buttons can be used when in the water. They updated that for the mil version with the dive watch buttons.
I just bought the Marathon T-SAR from LAPolice Gear during thier Memorial Day sale(adds neat little goodies). I also got the optional stainless band. I'm not a good waiter. I'm already antsy. My father gave me his totally restored Rolex Submariner a few years ago but I don't wear it to work because I hope to someday pass it on to my son. The T-SAR will be a dailey wear watch that should serve me well.
Can't wait
I am a little late getting on the topic but.. MAGS, if you send your Rolex through a reputable Rolex dealer back to the factory for tune up or repair you shouldn't have any problems. I have a Rolex Submariner, blue face, stainless and gold band. Several years ago the self winding spring broke and it kept losing time. After about a three month wait time the watch came back from the factory looking brand new. Since I only had the one watch and am a cheap bastard when it comes to owning watches I just didn't know what time it was for three months.
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Originally posted by MickAv8r:
It's no longer on the market, but I've got a Citizen Titanium Eco-Drive Chrono, I bought it 10 years ago for about $350 mail order, and it's kept time like a champ, never had to reset it unless I stopped wearing it for a time i.e. a week and it didn't get any sunlight.

Looking online at the updated Ti Eco-Drives, they seem to have a 4 year power reserve. Pricing is still about the same $400-600 retail, $250-400 street.

Mine survived daily saltwater baths with no ill effect.

I don't wear a watch much anymore because I just use the clock in my phone.


MickAv8r,

Question please. My ex girlfriend gave me as a gift lat year a Citizen Eco Drive. Problem is that it doesn't hold the charge. I've tried puting it in direct sunlight, under a lamp etc. and it holds the charge for less than an hour. It's a nice watch but at present all it's doing is serving as a paperweight. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. PM if you prefer.
What's with all the Rolex bashing? Tag, Omega, and Breitling advertise way more than Rolex ever has. I bought a S/S Submariner in the mid 90s for $1950, haven't had it serviced, worn it daily, and it still runs like a champ. Oh, and I could get more than I paid for it. Try that with any other watch. (PS: don't put your mechanical watches in your wife/GF's ultrasonic jewelry cleaner)

Seiko diver watches offer great bang for the buck, and http://www.skywatches.com.sg is a good source for stuff you won't see in the US.

My other pick for a solid mechanical movement diver watch is the Oris TT1 from
http://www.watch-czar.com/
I don't really think folks are bashing Rolex's as much as noting that they seem stereotyped.

Here's another example. The Mazda Miata is one of the closest things to a roadrace car you can buy off the shelf. Unequal length A arms on all four corners, coilover shocks, almost perfect 50/50 weight distribution, ...suffice to say it's a scary enough car that when the SCCA reclassed it into CSP everything else in that class became uncompetitive (I say that as the proud former owner of an umcompetitive 1st gen CSP Mazda RX-7!). So all you non racer guys should just read that as "them Miata's are pretty badass cars". ...Yet they are still seen by a huge segment of the population as a "girls car". Does that make them any less of a roadracer for the street? No.

Back to the Rolex thing. So some people I don't like wear them. ...Is that reason enough for me to choose another watch that is not (in my opinion) engineered as well? No.

GAry

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A difficult child at best, fit neither for the cloth nor the pen, too dangerous to be unleashed upon society and too horrible to let live, but yet too brilliant and unique to destroy; He was eventually given over to The Ft. Benning School For Boys to receive the proper education and be brought up right -as both a savior and destroyer of man.

G., its all good. Folk bash stuff like Rolexes, Range Rovers, high-end 1911s, -you know, the finer things of life. Some may have had a bad experience or two. All I know is, if any of the above showed up - I would wear, drive, and carry that bad boy in a heartbeat, in full lustful abandon, and never bat an eye. Wink not saying this is the case, but alot of folks hate what they can't have. Like Heidi Klum... the worthless strumpet... she knows she wants me instead of that pockmarked hack of a husband of hers.

My dream ride is the Ferrari ("Luigi only a'follow the Ferraris." -you fathers will know the movie) 575 Maranello.


This Pininfarina curved chariot of lust, shouldering a V12 with an available Marelli F1 gearbox... I'm not sold on the 599 GTB yet, but motoring in this roman masterpiece would definately require an upgrade from my Seiko.
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"Its not about shooting, its about fighting with a gun." -Pat Rogers


The answer to 1984 is 1776.

"I prefer evil sits in daylight for all to see rather than be hidden, forgotten about and possibly repeated." -Consigliere
To coordinate with the 575M, I've been partial to the looks of Bell&Ross, as well as the classic Omegas, not to mention the Air King by Rolex. You don't need a diamond encrusted bling-bling loose-fitting thug-watch. All that will say is that your wang is undersized, and you have major insecurity issues. Besides, diamond watches are for formal events, tie and tails - or at the least, just black tie. Everyone knows that. *Its in the Baconforce Field Manual under "Couture and Pork: Knowing When To Wear What, and How To Wear It". You need a work-horse watch, when you drive a Ferrari. Granted, you could bequeath it to your offspring, but it should not just look good, but in the event the Yacht goes down off the coast of the Gallapagos, you need one watch to see you through. You buy Striders 'cause they look bad@$$- but also cause they dice up car exteriors like turkey-sausage. You need a classic chronograph, one that will slide under a cuff nicely, and not clash with your Mont Blanc cufflinks.



I like the 'Old School', 'Casino Royale' looks of this time piece.

This is just classy, and won't dent your french-cuffs on a nice Lorenzini shirt. I have wanted one since 1997. September '97, to be exact. I tried one on in Bailey Banks and Riddle, and the lady next to me looked at it, and said to me; "I'd go home with you." Yowza.



*I also have had my heart set on the Breitling Emergency Mission; the Boy Scout in me loves the idea of having a UHF Emergency emitter in my wristwatch. But, that's me. Wink
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"Its not about shooting, its about fighting with a gun." -Pat Rogers


The answer to 1984 is 1776.

"I prefer evil sits in daylight for all to see rather than be hidden, forgotten about and possibly repeated." -Consigliere
Bro,

Just get the best of both worlds. Panerai watches are amazing. I lust after one.



http://www.panerai.com/s_dett_prodotto.xpd?id_padre=594...=7344&id_dettaglio=0

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IT'S A COLT.  THEY'RE LIKE THE HK OF GUNS.

HRH (Ret.) The Most Reverend Consig

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I AM GROOT.

 

 

 

 

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conndcj, ya kill me ya know..? You have enough watches there to finance a small revolution...perhaps a medium sized one.

I am not posting pics of my Breitling or Rolex here... cause, well, conndcj's are so much nicer than mine Smile

However, the story of the Breitling is entertaining. My nephew and I went to Vegas November of 2001 to see a U2 concert. We decided to really live large and stayed at the Bellagio. Well, the day of the concert he and I were playing the dollar slots when I hit a 'big' one... the light was blinking and the people came to pay me... well, they ended up radioing another person to come and pay me as well. In the mean time my nephew goes to get me another Citron and Soda... and I go the the next machine... where...I hit it again... pretty good winning. Nephew comes back the the Citron and was like, "Holy shit... this the same winning?" I was like, "No... that one was that machine,this is a new one". So, the same folks show up to pay me again. We then walked around the corner to another line of machines... played this one... was about $300 down when, boom! Hit it again, another big win.

I don't want to brag how big it was... but, it was sizeable. By the time I got my 3 payout...I had several Citron & Sodas and we had to get ready for the concert. On the way to the room, passed by Bellagio's watch shop. I walked, saw this Breitling Chronograph I liked...decided that I wanted it. I told the gall working that I would take it. She looked at me surprised and said, "Sir, you do know this watch costs $X,XXX???" I said, "yeah, is cash okay?" and then proceded to count out the money.

It was a good day... never, ever have been able to repeat that day at a casino...

Y
Duke, you should come over to Ferrari of Washington sometime (Rt. 28, just south of 7) and we can grab some wings after you're done salivating.
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Originally posted by exporter:
Duke, you should come over to Ferrari of Washington sometime (Rt. 28, just south of 7) and we can grab some wings after you're done salivating.


You know how to sweet-talk a guy, you know that? Wink You're on.
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"Its not about shooting, its about fighting with a gun." -Pat Rogers


The answer to 1984 is 1776.

"I prefer evil sits in daylight for all to see rather than be hidden, forgotten about and possibly repeated." -Consigliere
quote:
Originally posted by exporter:
Duke, you should come over to Ferrari of Washington sometime (Rt. 28, just south of 7)


I was just in that dealership the other day and drove the Maserati Quattroporte. WOW! What an outstanding sedan, I am truely impressed.
And now back to watches...
This is my Dad's 1962 Longines diver. He bought it new in 1962 and wore it nearly every day until a few years ago, when he gave it to me. I had it serviced by IWW and then put it away my safe. What's really cool is that the tritium paint still glows!

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The newest additions here ...


Victorinoix's Ambassador XL Chronograph


and a left-hand friendly Kobold.

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I am really jonesin' on Kobold. I had not been familiar with them until recently, but am very impressed. I am interested to hear about thier long term durability.
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"Its not about shooting, its about fighting with a gun." -Pat Rogers


The answer to 1984 is 1776.

"I prefer evil sits in daylight for all to see rather than be hidden, forgotten about and possibly repeated." -Consigliere
quote:
Originally posted by Duke:
I am really jonesin' on Kobold. I had not been familiar with them until recently, but am very impressed. I am interested to hear about thier long term durability.


Same here. I first heard of them after looking in some mens magazine. Went to their website and fell in love.

Great thread
Nice watches!

The only one I've used since 2004 (where I bought it in the danish PX in Iraq), is my TAG Heuer 2000 Aquagraph.
I use it for all purposes (civil/military), including deployments. So far, it has been twice in Iraq ond once in Afghanistan, and will see the dust of Iraq once more this August.

It keeps time very well, I adjust it once a month (approx 1-2 minutes), and there isn't a scratch in the glass (have withstood both mortar-, rocket- and IED-attacks! Cool).

Pictures:

The watch with manual and guarantee.


The full-leather box it came in.


Box content.

As you can see, there's both a steel link and rubber strap (w/ extention) + a tool for shifting between the two.
Also included is a diving planner.

I absolutely love this watch, and believe that TAG Heuer makes some very high quality watches!
--- http://medlem.jubii.dk/christianraaschou/
at the moment I don't have time to scroll through 7 pages of Inc's article on Kobold, but IIRC in the past they were a private-label version of SINN watches from Germany.

Sinn has a solid rep. Check out the "Sales Corner" of Timezone.com
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Originally posted by exporter:
at the moment I don't have time to scroll through 7 pages of Inc's article on Kobold, but IIRC in the past they were a private-label version of SINN watches from Germany.


Nope. At least that isn't what the article says.
I love this thread.

I wanted to post about Swiss Army by Victorinox. I have always liked these watches and thought they were both classy and rugged. A good all around watch. I have a pocket watch that I really love and keeps great time. I recently bought a stainless cavalry model and after 2 days, it quit working. No big deal, new battery and I'll be GTG. Wrong. Runs but won't keep time worth shit. I call the factory and am told that they won't cover it because I had my local jeweler put a battery in. I should have taken it to an AUTHORIZED dealer for a simple battery. This is a brand new watch, not a scratch. Store says it was working when I left and can't do anything. I didn't even know that it's not really a Swiss watch. Apparently, You can leagally put the Swiss stamp on it if "X" number of parts are Swiss. The watch is really made in China according to my Jeweler.

To sum up, no more business for Victorinox for me. I don't know if Wenger is the same, but I thought Victorinox was a much better company that would stand behind their product.

Deeds Not Words

The watch on the right is an old F1 tag Chronograph I have been wearing daily for almost 20 years. Can't seem to kill the thing (thus giving me an excuse to get a new one!) but I have not jumped out of any planes with it either...the left, is a Rolex Yacht Master in platinum. That's my power watch for conferences, etc. I used to have a pretty decent collection of watches, but sold them all and narrowed it down to one "everyday" watch and one dress/power watch for business, etc.



- Will

 

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“Those who do not view armed self defense as a basic human right, ignore the mass graves of those who died on their knees at the hands of tyrants.”

Wow, guys. You have some incredible pieces of bling in this thread. Unfortunately, my collection of watches is rather small at this point in time. Only a Ladies Eco-Drive and a Breil (~$350) I bought in London, i.e. chump change compared to some of these collections.

However, I can't bitch too loudly. I'm 23, own 3 Montblancs and enough bespoke/couture clothes and accessories to make a woman twice my age jealous.
I have or have had Rolex, Breitling, Omega, Oris, Fortis, and Carl Bucherer watches.
This is my current deployment watch in the sandbox, a simple Seiko dive watch with a Zulu band.

JayCeeNC __________________________ "Kill evil. It's how quality of life is achieved. Carry on."---Ted Nugent

Been out of the Military since 96 and haven't worn a watch since. Cell phone only or when In doubt I use Indian (NDN) time.

"Sir, Custer was a pussy. You ain't. " - CSM Plumley

"Warriors are not what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights, because no one has the right to take another life. The warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to take care of the elderly, the defenseless, those who can not provide for themselves, and above all, the children, the future of humanity." --Sitting Bull 

 



I want a Carrera with a leather band next. Someday a Breitling. An IWC Spitfire is what I REALLY want.

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F1 tag Chronograph


My first "decent" watch... I got in a nasty car wreck with it and all the chrono dial hands went back about 5 notches and it got all scratched up. I sent it off to Tag for repair with an explaination, they fixed and polished it for free.

GIs carrying 1911s defeated Axis forces, including Austrians. The 1911 was winning battles and saving lives before Gaston Glock was even born - somewhere along the way we probably figured out a thing or two on combat handguns." –Larry Vickers

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