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Thanks. I think I read +/- 15-20 seconds a day, but once I began wearing it every day I started checking it mostly against NIST, and I usually fall 1-3 minutes behind monthly. At the first of every month I check it and bump it ahead.

The whole service thing intrigues me. Not in a bad way, as I said what I work on lives and dies on PM. Mechanical things are amazing. I was never a Rolex guy (I think a great uncle with a gaudy gold watch did me in) but I really like the simple lines of the explorer.

Anyway, someday I will step-up. Quite honestly I own close to 100 firearms but I can only shoot 3-6 a month. Might be time to sell/trade to step into a different love...
 
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This just in. Omega Speedmaster. Immediately ditched the OEM strap. Put this custom strap on that I've had for quite a while. It's crafted from a WWII bomber jacket. I love the strap, and I think it works well on here.




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Is that an older model Speedmaster??
 
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Originally posted by Marlin Fan:
Is that an older model Speedmaster??


Well... Yes and No.

The Speedmaster ref. CK 2998 was the first Omega to reach space, when astronaut Walter Schirra wore the watch during the 'Sigma 7' mission of the Mercury Programme in 1962. This watch is a sort of "tribute" issue that has many elements of the original 2998 without being a duplicate recreation. Omega calls this tribute issue the Omega "First Omega in Space", or FOiS as it's called often in the forums. It's a little trimmer in the case diameter, which I like. also like the sword hands and that the sword hands (including the second hand) are for time, and the white hands are for chronograph timing.

In more modern and "terrestrial" examples of its amazing measurement capabilities, I timed my emergency trip to Walmart tonight. 32 minutes and 45 seconds!



https://www.omegawatches.com/w...ga-in-space/product/



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Now you just need the Cosmonaut version Wink


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Originally posted by mbinky:What is considered acceptable? My cheap work Seiko with a 7/S26C I can keep to 3 minutes a month. Can you regulate something like this?

"Acceptable" is a moving target; it depends on who is judging. 3 minutes per month is very good for a moderately-priced automatic, but wouldn't do for a quartz chronometer. It would meet the requirements for a mechanical chronometer, though, as long as that was a rate of gain. (A little less loss is allowed.) To be certified as a chronometer by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) a mechanical watch must maintain a rate that is between -4 and +6 seconds per day. A quartz chronometer must have a rate that is +/- 0.07 seconds per day. (That's 2 SECONDS per month.)
 
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Originally posted by mbinky:Can you regulate something like this?

To answer this question, yes, you can regulate your Seiko, although as accurate as yours is it may not be worth the effort. If you want to try, though, all you need is a small screwdriver, a pair of tweezers, and a case-back opener. See here: http://www.ofrei.com/page557.html

Then you need a quick course in how to regulate a watch. There are videos on YouTube that cover the basics. As always, proceed at your own risk.
 
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New (to me) Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT "Goodplanet" Edition. I am really liking the blue/orange combo.



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New (to me) Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT "Goodplanet" Edition. I am really liking the blue/orange combo.



That is one Omega I would own. Very nice sir.



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That is one Omega I would own. Very nice sir.


Thank you! I considered it vs. a Ball AeroGMT for a while, but have been very pleased with my choice.


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So am I the only one who wears these NATO bands backwards? I find it alot more comfortable threading the band through thr clasp with it below the watch face rather than above it as intended. Easier manipulating the band through the retainer as well, for me at least.



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I really like that Fortis.



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I really like that Fortis.


They are surprisingly affordable on Jomashop.


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This just in. Omega Speedmaster.

I wish I had your funds to spend on watches. I would go crazy, and probably mirror your two most recent choices Smile
 
 
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This just in. Omega Speedmaster.

I wish I had your funds to spend on watches. I would go crazy, and probably mirror your two most recent choices Smile
 


Haha! You probably do. I had a lot of guns, now have one. I had a lot of bikes, now have one. I drive a Subaru. It's all in where you put your free loot. I'm by no means wealthy. I have a handful of watches. When you see me post a new one, an old one went. Everytime. Haven't spent a new dime on watches in a while. Actually contracted a bit.

A guy at work thinks a Rolex means I'm uppity. He drives a truck that cost more in delta alone from my Subaru than my whole watch collection is worth.



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A guy at work thinks a Rolex means I'm uppity. He drives a truck that cost more in delta alone from my Subaru than my whole watch collection is worth.


And the Rolex will still be useful in 15 years.




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Originally posted by jhe888: And the Rolex will still be useful in 15 years.

I had my bought-new 1998 Ford Ranger until last October, and I was heading toward 20 years with it until I rolled it. I used the insurance money to buy a used Jeep...a 2004 that's in good enough shape that I'm sure I'll get it to 15 years if not older.

My oldest watch only made it to 10 years.
 
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My oldest watch only made it to 10 years.


Wasn't a Rolex, was it? Wink


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Originally posted by ShneaSIG: Wasn't a Rolex, was it?

Nope. Swatch Irony, designed to be tossed rather than serviced.

But the implication was that vehicles wouldn't last 15 years, and I was pointing out that many do.
 
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But the implication was that vehicles wouldn't last 15 years, and I was pointing out that many do.


Perhaps a better statement would have been, that in 15 years the Rolex would be worth more than you paid for it. But hey, I'm not arguing that a Rolex is a better purchase. Arguably it's a very silly purchase unless you're a watch-nerd like me,... and even if you are. Smile

But I do like to point out when people think a Rolex is unobtainable, that there are many other areas that one could look to where money often (not always) goes. Truck, boat, quad, gun "collection", knife "collection", motos, camps, expensive golf trips, sports season tickets, ... whatever. Heck, there are some people that ever (gasp) save for retirement! hehe

Still, very true that there are many for whom the ends barely meet. I get that too. So, lest someone think it takes a load of money to like watches, I'll post some pics from the last year. A few of these are gone now, but --

Seiko 5 ($75)


My Garmin GPS running watch($300), Maratac Quartz Pilot ($140), Braun Dieter Rams ($70)



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