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#1 2017-12-23 19:14:06 - Swiss Watch

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Swiss Watch

Show 'em if you've got 'em.  Who likes what and why?  I know there are too many brands to mention in one post and there are some rather cool/exotic/rare ones out there.

I'll start, I've got a 2014 Rolex Explorer II.  I wanted GMT functionality but the Breitling Super Ocean I had prior to this one was fucking heavy even tho it was only like 40mm.  The Explorer II is a full 42mm and is large on my small wrist but is not heavy.  I was torn between the Ex II and the GMT Master but the Explorer II has maximum shock absorbing capabilities and no high-polished links in the bracelet.  I couldn't be happier with my selection some 3+ years later but do have a current dream watch...the Rolex Sky Dweller.

Now that Breitling is utilizing an in-house movement, they too are attractive to me but they don't hold their value quite as well as the Rolex.

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#2 2017-12-23 19:19:08 - Swiss Watch

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Re: Swiss Watch

Easy to pick a dream watch from this year's offerings on the Sky Dweller...

https://www.rolex.com/watches/sky-dweller.html

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#3 2017-12-23 19:23:34 - Swiss Watch

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This is a fine ass watch too.  One of my associates had this one but recently sold it.

https://www.tudorwatch.com/watches/heri … 0330b-0001


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#4 2017-12-23 19:30:38 - Swiss Watch

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Re: Swiss Watch

USMstang wrote:

Show 'em if you've got 'em.  Who likes what and why?  I know there are too many brands to mention in one post and there are some rather cool/exotic/rare ones out there.

I'll start, I've got a 2014 Rolex Explorer II.  I wanted GMT functionality but the Breitling Super Ocean I had prior to this one was fucking heavy even tho it was only like 40mm.  The Explorer II is a full 42mm and is large on my small wrist but is not heavy.  I was torn between the Ex II and the GMT Master but the Explorer II has maximum shock absorbing capabilities and no high-polished links in the bracelet.  I couldn't be happier with my selection some 3+ years later but do have a current dream watch...the Rolex Sky Dweller.

Now that Breitling is utilizing an in-house movement, they too are attractive to me but they don't hold their value quite as well as the Rolex.

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Very nice watch.

I like the 42mm size. I'm not a giant.

The bezel is fixed, but functional. The markings are intended for a 24-hour hand.

The movement is an in-house Rolex design. It's Swiss, automatic, and rated for +/- 2 seconds per day.

It's a 10 atmosphere watch, which means it's well-suited for swimming.

This watch is COSC certified as a chronometer.

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#5 2017-12-23 19:35:32 - Swiss Watch

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You are correct sir!  The Orange hand is the 24 hand and because I'm a weather buff (and NOAA uses Zulu or GMT), I have it set to Greenwich Mean Time.  Meaning, read off the outer bezel, it was 1700 hours GMT.  The only reason you lose time with automatic watches is if you take it off to sleep and don't place it on a winder.  I lose a few mins a month but nothing really noticeable.


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#6 2017-12-23 19:37:16 - Swiss Watch

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USMstang wrote:

This is a fine ass watch too.  One of my associates had this one but recently sold it.

https://www.tudorwatch.com/watches/heri … 0330b-0001

This one uses the ETA 2892 movement. I'm a bit of a hobbyist when it comes to watch movements. The 2892 is a pretty widespread automatic (self-winding mechanical) Swiss movement. Some more info:

http://www.chronometrie.com/eta2892/eta2892.html

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#7 2017-12-23 19:41:28 - Swiss Watch

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Another shot but the 24 hr hand is obscured

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#8 2017-12-23 19:43:46 - Swiss Watch

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USMstang wrote:

This is a fine ass watch too.  One of my associates had this one but recently sold it.

https://www.tudorwatch.com/watches/heri … 0330b-0001

This one uses the ETA 2892 movement. I'm a bit of a hobbyist when it comes to watch movements. The 2892 is a pretty widespread automatic (self-winding mechanical) Swiss movement. Some more info:

http://www.chronometrie.com/eta2892/eta2892.html

Well then you must love my caliber 3187...its a fairly complex movement.


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