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Re: Not bad looking...

Post by foghorn » September 21st 2018, 8:58am

I saw those yesterday and I agree. However I don't think that it's a rotating bezel on that model. The Allied Coastline watches do have a rotating bezel but at a higher cost.

Timex has some really nice looking new watches on their site
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Post by Falstaff » September 21st 2018, 10:24am

foghorn wrote:I saw those yesterday and I agree. However I don't think that it's a rotating bezel on that model. The Allied Coastline watches do have a rotating bezel but at a higher cost.

Timex has some really nice looking new watches on their site



Just spent 15 min. on hold with Timex customer service only to discover the rep couldn't answer the bezel question. If it doesn't go 'round though, they've gone to a lot of trouble to make it look like it does. And yes, Timex has really stepped up their game, but you'd think that if Eelo can sell stainless cased wartches for $40 or less and make a profit, Timex could do better than chrome over brass for $75. Of course the hands probably don't fall off on the Timex.
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Re: Not bad looking...

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » September 23rd 2018, 1:40pm

The style is OK. However, the combination of dive watch style, a chrome plated case and a press-in back unfortunately sucks cock. Not very unlike the pin-lever wonders with a faux-screw-in back, which various eBay shysters have the nerve to sell as "vintage divers."

I used to have (well, I still do, probably buried in the depths of one of the drawers...) a Timex Expedition - chrome, press-in, but without anything faux-diver about it, there was nothing I'd really mind.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » October 2nd 2018, 7:41pm

Falstaff wrote:I used to think of the press-in back as an indicator of lower quality - until I got a case back press. I find most of my vintage pieces have the press-ins.

If to think of that, most wristwatches made by the Big Three (PP, VC, AP) - ever since they started making them - had press-in backs. Even 1950s Seamasters had mostly gasket-equipped press-ins, instead of a theoretically more secure screw-in. Nothing wrong about a press-in.

Well, there are two things that I can think of, which I don't like about this type of case backs. You can't really open one without leaving marks by the opening lip. The second problem occurs in non-waterproof cases, where the edge of the case back sits very low above the wrist. Just a wee bit of sweat on the wrist on a slightly warmer day, and the fucking thing fogs up out of a sudden. In that respect, my 1948 Roamer was a bloody nightmare. Only wearing it on a cuff-type strap makes it any good.
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