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Post by HarvesterUT » May 5th 2020, 12:12pm

Hi, everyone! Recently discovered this forum through some random Googling. I am pretty much only interested in Android brand watches which appear to be held in fairly low regard by some of the more vocal forum members here. That said, I look forward to some uncensored watch talk!

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Post by conjurer » May 5th 2020, 12:20pm

Welcome, goddamn it! Are you now, or have you ever been, a naval aviator?
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Post by conjurer » May 5th 2020, 12:32pm

HarvesterUT wrote:
May 5th 2020, 12:28pm
conjurer wrote:
May 5th 2020, 12:20pm
Welcome, goddamn it! Are you now, or have you ever been, a naval aviator?
Super random question! I have military service, but I was not a naval aviator.
Outstanding. This was the answer I was looking for.
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Post by Falstaff » May 5th 2020, 1:24pm

Android? You mean as opposed to Aragon, right? Well, Wing does what Wing does - and his customer service has always been top notch. Anyone who designs a watch with a tiny built-in catapult is OK in my book. Unfortunately, with Aragon he took a big slug of the "bigger is better" Invicter kool-ade. And after all, who can blame him? Eyal made a fortune with his oversized offerings.

At any rate, welcome. Watch your hat and coat.
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Post by HarvesterUT » May 5th 2020, 1:53pm

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Android? You mean as opposed to Aragon, right? Well, Wing does what Wing does - and his customer service has always been top notch. Anyone who designs a watch with a tiny built-in catapult is OK in my book. Unfortunately, with Aragon he took a big slug of the "bigger is better" Invicter kool-ade. And after all, who can blame him? Eyal made a fortune with his oversized offerings.
I own zero Aragon watches. However, I was sucked-in by Wing's Kickstarter for his Bronze cased Parma 2 diver. It piqued my interest just enough being a bronze case with a slightly different design that I decided to pre-order a 45mm one. I don't personally like the 50mm+ styles that are popular these days, but I admit I do own a couple of 50mm Androids that I was willing to ignore that fact they are very large. Don't even get me started on Invicta. 55m? 70mm? Ridiculous.
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Post by conjurer » May 5th 2020, 2:27pm

HarvesterUT wrote:
May 5th 2020, 1:53pm
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May 5th 2020, 1:24pm
Android? You mean as opposed to Aragon, right? Well, Wing does what Wing does - and his customer service has always been top notch. Anyone who designs a watch with a tiny built-in catapult is OK in my book. Unfortunately, with Aragon he took a big slug of the "bigger is better" Invicter kool-ade. And after all, who can blame him? Eyal made a fortune with his oversized offerings.
I own zero Aragon watches. However, I was sucked-in by Wing's Kickstarter for his Bronze cased Parma 2 diver. It piqued my interest just enough being a bronze case with a slightly different design that I decided to pre-order a 45mm one. I don't personally like the 50mm+ styles that are popular these days, but I admit I do own a couple of 50mm Androids that I was willing to ignore that fact they are very large. Don't even get me started on Invicta. 55m? 70mm? Ridiculous.
So, you're a fan of Big Parma!? Shame on you!! Carl will be dropping by to have a few words.
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Welcome to the asylum..you will be assimilated..resistance is futile..
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Post by HarvesterUT » May 5th 2020, 6:21pm

conjurer wrote:
May 5th 2020, 2:27pm
HarvesterUT wrote:
May 5th 2020, 1:53pm
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May 5th 2020, 1:24pm
Android? You mean as opposed to Aragon, right? Well, Wing does what Wing does - and his customer service has always been top notch. Anyone who designs a watch with a tiny built-in catapult is OK in my book. Unfortunately, with Aragon he took a big slug of the "bigger is better" Invicter kool-ade. And after all, who can blame him? Eyal made a fortune with his oversized offerings.
I own zero Aragon watches. However, I was sucked-in by Wing's Kickstarter for his Bronze cased Parma 2 diver. It piqued my interest just enough being a bronze case with a slightly different design that I decided to pre-order a 45mm one. I don't personally like the 50mm+ styles that are popular these days, but I admit I do own a couple of 50mm Androids that I was willing to ignore that fact they are very large. Don't even get me started on Invicta. 55m? 70mm? Ridiculous.
So, you're a fan of Big Parma!? Shame on you!! Carl will be dropping by to have a few words.
Big Parma? AFAIK, it comes in two sizes - 45mm and 50mm. I opted for the 45mm size which I think is just fine.
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Post by Nuvolari » May 5th 2020, 8:03pm

Are cameras hard to come by, where you come from? I see you typed something about something, but it helps to accentuate your words with images

Life is too short to specialize in only Android watches -for craps sakes, live a little!

There are many many choices for you to ponder at the same price point... but you would be terribly short-sighted to not look more closely at - and genuinely consider acquiring - something with a mechanical movement. If you haven’t looked closely, then you may not know any better.

Know better.

Do it. Buy a Seiko5 for peanuts and look through the transparent caseback at the jewels on the end of a mechanical pallet-fork engage with the escape wheel to regulate torque from the mainspring. It gives it a heartbeat of sorts. You can find something mechanically powdered very inexpensively - and the shit’s as cool as it is interesting...

After that you will quickly understand why many are quick to label quartz-movement watches as maybe very good - but largely soul-less compared to their mechanical counterparts.

Now, that’s my two cents based on your comments.

But how about you finish that introduction you started:

Who the hell are you, where you from, what do you, what are you all about, why in the name of timekeeping ‘Android’, do you have a significant other, kids, animals, go carts, ferrets?

Do you want to tell us anything about yourself that might help you come across as interesting?

Also, welcome.
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Post by MAX » May 6th 2020, 5:44am

I have an Android but it is the OS in my cell phone. Tells pretty good time.
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Post by HarvesterUT » May 6th 2020, 7:02am

Nuvolari wrote:
May 5th 2020, 8:03pm
Are cameras hard to come by, where you come from? I see you typed something about something, but it helps to accentuate your words with images

Life is too short to specialize in only Android watches -for craps sakes, live a little!

There are many many choices for you to ponder at the same price point... but you would be terribly short-sighted to not look more closely at - and genuinely consider acquiring - something with a mechanical movement. If you haven’t looked closely, then you may not know any better.

Know better.

Do it. Buy a Seiko5 for peanuts and look through the transparent caseback at the jewels on the end of a mechanical pallet-fork engage with the escape wheel to regulate torque from the mainspring. It gives it a heartbeat of sorts. You can find something mechanically powdered very inexpensively - and the shit’s as cool as it is interesting...

After that you will quickly understand why many are quick to label quartz-movement watches as maybe very good - but largely soul-less compared to their mechanical counterparts.


Who the hell are you, where you from, what do you, what are you all about, why in the name of timekeeping ‘Android’, do you have a significant other, kids, animals, go carts, ferrets?

Do you want to tell us anything about yourself that might help you come across as interesting?

Also, welcome.
Whoa. Lots to unpack here.

I have a camera, but I do not seem to have the ability to upload images to this forum. Perhaps I missed the attachments button? Until I figure that out, text is all you get.

We both agree about owning mechanical watches. Manual wind and automatics - much more interesting than your basic quartz movement. Fortunately, the majority of my collection is automatic with about a half dozen hand-wind mechanical movements. Since you brought up Seiko, they have a really trick movement called the "Spring Drive" which is a hybrid automatic powered by a mainspring but regulated by a quartz crystal. No battery needed! In the words of the French, "tres cool!"

I am not sure I have much more to add here that would make me interesting. This is a watch forum, and I've already expressed my sole interest in Android timepieces. Beyond watches, I work in IT for a rather large company, I live (generally) alone, and have no kids that I am aware of. I am into cars as well. I own six of them at last count, but honestly, one or two are always at a shop for extended periods of time, so I'll just say I own 4.5 cars at any given time.

Thanks for the welcome and advice!
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Android? 45mm?

Ridiculous
I don't get this. If you're referring to the Aragon 45mm bronze that I mentioned, OK, I can kind of see what you're trying to say here. I think.
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I have an Android but it is the OS in my cell phone. Tells pretty good time.
Android > iOS. We can agree on that! I do like how I never need to wind up my phone to keep time, but it does require regular charging. Maybe mine is broken?
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Post by koimaster » May 6th 2020, 8:28am

HarvesterUT wrote:
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I have a camera, but I do not seem to have the ability to upload images to this forum. Perhaps I missed the attachments button? Until I figure that out, text is all you get.


Thanks for the welcome and advice!
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Post by iwasbanned » May 6th 2020, 10:51am

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Ah, so there is no native forum image hosting. Ewwwwwww.
There is, go to the preview page of your reply and toward the bottom you'll see an attachment tab. Below picture of my prized stuhrling is attached.
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Post by HarvesterUT » May 6th 2020, 11:37am

iwasbanned wrote:
May 6th 2020, 10:51am
HarvesterUT wrote:
May 6th 2020, 9:59am
Ah, so there is no native forum image hosting. Ewwwwwww.
There is, go to the preview page of your reply and toward the bottom you'll see an attachment tab. Below picture of my prized stuhrling is attached.

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Ah, interesting place to hide that functionality! Thanks for the assist!
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Post by Nuvolari » May 6th 2020, 3:20pm

Okay. Cool. Well... okay, looks like I was a little quartz-defensive. And certainly no one would kick a SpringDrive out of their watch box.

You’re in good company as a car guy. Koi, Cod, Smells, myself, and others accumulate those, too.

Well then - welcome to the forum! Post some pictures, read, contribute - and have fun. There are a lot of crusty fuckers around here... - but it’s more fun than half a gallon of red ants!
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