Time to introduce myself

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Time to introduce myself

Post by Cnymetalguy » May 5th 2020, 6:43pm

Hello

My name is John and I am from the northeast of the US. I've been a fan of watches since i was a little kid and received my first watch from my dad. It was a Swatch. Since then and over the decades I've "collected" on and off. Never really seriously until recently although I've always thought that watches are a form of art and watch making is artistry with the skill, and precision involved. Right now my collection is at 14 with the bulk being made up of higher end Invictas (please don't mock me) and my crown jewel being an 80s Omega seamaster that is right now nonfunctional. I've had it since i was 13 and for one reason or another never had it repaired. I prefer bigger faced watches with 50mm being the smallest i wear. This is because i have large forearms, wrists and hands and anything smaller makes it look like a female or child's watch.

I look forward to talking time pieces with you and learning about the different brands and types of watches
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Post by Cnymetalguy » May 5th 2020, 8:05pm

Thank you for the links. I do appreciate it. Unfortunately a lot of the brands on those links are not exactly collectable material. Yes they do tell time and yes they do fit the desired size but just aren't what I'm looking to collect. Aside from the Breitling (amazon link) which is a beautiful watch but its just a bit outside my price range. I'm not a big digital fan. I really do thank you for the links tho. I will go through them now throughly
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Post by biglove » May 5th 2020, 8:10pm

Hidey-Ho! 50mm? Are you Andre the Giant reincarnated?

Would you rather lick four faucet handles in Brooklyn or take your chances having sex with all four Golden Girls 20 hours/day for 14 days. Choose NOW.
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Post by conjurer » May 5th 2020, 11:30pm

biglove wrote:
May 5th 2020, 8:10pm
Hidey-Ho! 50mm? Are you Andre the Giant reincarnated?

Would you rather lick four faucet handles in Brooklyn or take your chances having sex with all four Golden Girls 20 hours/day for 14 days. Choose NOW.
I myself wouldn't mind laying pipe on Bea Arthur. Maybe, even, Rue McClanahan, although I'd probably need a Viagra the size of a hockey puck. In terms of Estelle Getty and and Betty White? No fucking way. First of all, Estelle Getty's dead, and I'm not into the whole necrophilia bit. Betty White? Fuck that shit. One has to draw the line somewhere. The old saying "any port in a storm" has a use-by date, as does Ms. White. She could be dressed in a Russian sailor's uniform, wearing a Russian diver, and pointing a Walther PPK at my head, saying, "Do me, you fucking wimp! Betty needs some conjurer dick in her rectum!", and I'd gladly take the bullet, and fuck the lot of you.
I find tv watches to be like the guys who raise their truck you need a fricken ladder to get in. It’s a attempt to look cool... that’s all.

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Re: Time to introduce myself

Post by Hawk » May 6th 2020, 5:42am

Cnymetalguy wrote:
May 5th 2020, 8:05pm
Thank you for the links. I do appreciate it. Unfortunately a lot of the brands on those links are not exactly collectable material. Yes they do tell time and yes they do fit the desired size but just aren't what I'm looking to collect. Aside from the Breitling (amazon link) which is a beautiful watch but its just a bit outside my price range. I'm not a big digital fan. I really do thank you for the links tho. I will go through them now throughly
Collectible, moderately priced 50mm watches are going to be a heavy lift unless you broaden the meaning of "collectible" beyond that which most of us would intuit.

Offhand there's WWI era trench watches that were pocket watches adapted to wrist wear. Through most of the 20th century men's watches seldom saw anything north of 40mm. 50mm are mostly a recent trend / fad in fashion watches which few would characterize as collectible.

Original Russian dive watches are large and not too expensive. The Panerai Egyption dive watch doesn't qualify as the originals are in six figures with even the re-issue being over ten grand.

So I guess the question is: what's your "collectible"? Admiral COSC maybe?
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Re: Time to introduce myself

Post by koimaster » May 6th 2020, 8:33am

HarvesterUT wrote:
May 6th 2020, 8:27am
Another new forum member here. You're going to find little "love" for Invicta and other "as seen on TV" type watches on WL forum. I hope you have thick skin! :)

Otherwise, welcome!

Quite a few members have invicta watches but with that caveat, not many like the lies told by the shills that sell them or the head of that company, another shill. This forum has exposed many of the lies told by invicta watch group over the years and other watch companies as well. Your money and your tastes, buy what you like and enjoy them. Just be aware whatever brand it is of the facts.

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Post by gerdson » May 6th 2020, 9:07pm

I do agree with Hawk. Check out what is sometimes offered as "marriage" (note You need to pronounce it French in this case, and do remember to add a "le" and use Your fingrrs to squeeze tight Your nose, so it really sounds French).
https://www.ebay.de/itm/184277818962
https://www.ebay.de/itm/184277479719
Some really great watch movements are available at low rates. Alas, no shockprotection, so they do require a bit of care.
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Post by Cnymetalguy » May 7th 2020, 5:59pm

biglove wrote:
May 5th 2020, 8:10pm
Hidey-Ho! 50mm? Are you Andre the Giant reincarnated?

Would you rather lick four faucet handles in Brooklyn or take your chances having sex with all four Golden Girls 20 hours/day for 14 days. Choose NOW.

6'2, 250 so not quite Andre size. Hmm I'm not sure about the golden girls since 3 of the 4 are dead.
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Post by Cnymetalguy » May 7th 2020, 6:04pm

HarvesterUT wrote:
May 6th 2020, 8:27am
Another new forum member here. You're going to find little "love" for Invicta and other "as seen on TV" type watches on WL forum. I hope you have thick skin! :)

Otherwise, welcome!
There are other "as seen on TV" watches?? Which channels? I did see one once that i totally missed out on. Have you ever seen one of those "spinner" rims? Looked like that.

Kidding. I've only seen two brands on TV. Invicta (yeah i do like how some look) and one called Louis Richard. That one i wasnt fond of. As i said im kinda new as far as looking for good brands
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Re: Time to introduce myself

Post by Cnymetalguy » May 7th 2020, 6:17pm

Hawk wrote:
May 6th 2020, 5:42am
Cnymetalguy wrote:
May 5th 2020, 8:05pm
Thank you for the links. I do appreciate it. Unfortunately a lot of the brands on those links are not exactly collectable material. Yes they do tell time and yes they do fit the desired size but just aren't what I'm looking to collect. Aside from the Breitling (amazon link) which is a beautiful watch but its just a bit outside my price range. I'm not a big digital fan. I really do thank you for the links tho. I will go through them now throughly
Collectible, moderately priced 50mm watches are going to be a heavy lift unless you broaden the meaning of "collectible" beyond that which most of us would intuit.

Offhand there's WWI era trench watches that were pocket watches adapted to wrist wear. Through most of the 20th century men's watches seldom saw anything north of 40mm. 50mm are mostly a recent trend / fad in fashion watches which few would characterize as collectible.

Original Russian dive watches are large and not too expensive. The Panerai Egyption dive watch doesn't qualify as the originals are in six figures with even the re-issue being over ten grand.

So I guess the question is: what's your "collectible"? Admiral COSC maybe?

My idea of collectible would be watches that are or similar looking to (excuse my referencing Invictas but i know them the best) Invicta subaqua and hydrmax, Tag carrera calibre, and Tissot seastar
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Post by conjurer » May 7th 2020, 7:10pm

Hold the fucking phone... You own an Invicta Mighty Hydromax?? That's, like, the last cool watch they did in ten years. We want to see some pics, forthwith!!
I find tv watches to be like the guys who raise their truck you need a fricken ladder to get in. It’s a attempt to look cool... that’s all.

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Post by iwasbanned » May 7th 2020, 9:00pm

Cnymetalguy wrote:
May 7th 2020, 6:17pm
My idea of collectible would be watches that are or similar looking to (excuse my referencing Invictas but i know them the best) Invicta subaqua and hydrmax, Tag carrera calibre, and Tissot seastar
Dude, buy a Rolex Deepsea or CX Swiss Military
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Re: Time to introduce myself

Post by Cnymetalguy » May 8th 2020, 3:26pm

iwasbanned wrote:
May 7th 2020, 9:00pm
Cnymetalguy wrote:
May 7th 2020, 6:17pm
My idea of collectible would be watches that are or similar looking to (excuse my referencing Invictas but i know them the best) Invicta subaqua and hydrmax, Tag carrera calibre, and Tissot seastar
Dude, buy a Rolex Deepsea or CX Swiss Military
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CX Swiss Military 20000 FEET 01.jpg
If I afford it Id buy a Rolex. Or even a Tudor
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Post by bbattle » May 8th 2020, 6:13pm

There are several Fliegers in the mid to high 40mm size that would work for you. Also, the Glycine "Big Chief" watches. In fact, there are some authentic Fliegers that are the original 55mm size. They were meant to be worn over their jacket sleeve and easily seen, hence the very large size.

I believe Aragon makes a lot of dive watches that are in your size. There were a couple of threads posted just recently. They are too big for me, my wrists are a scrawny 7.5".

I feel you could comfortably wear 45mm watches or maybe smaller, look for those with longer lug to lug measurements. Or try them on at the store.
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