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Busier than a cat covering
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While my daily driver is my Seamaster 300M Co-Ax Ceramic, this is the house atomic clock:
2007 GW-500A (2688 Module)

It is the timepiece that every watch/clock/clock radio/microwave oven/etc. is set to. I even "correct" my Omega when it gains a few seconds during the month.
10 years of faithful (hard use at times) service. Never needed a new band (stainless), or battery. The space gods set it every night.
Helluva a deal for $102.88!


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It is the timepiece that every watch/clock/clock radio/microwave oven/etc. is set to. I even "correct" my Omega when it gains a few seconds during the month.
10 years of faithful (hard use at times) service. Never needed a new band (stainless), or battery. The space gods set it every night.
Helluva a deal for $102.88!

That scorpion is seeing a lot of duty. Smile
 
 
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Originally posted by Z06:...The space gods set it every night.

I have two clocks that are supposed to do that, but over the last year they haven't picked up the signal. I don't know if WWV dropped their power, if the atmospherics changed, or what, but...nothing. (I'm just north of Seattle, and there are lots of mountains between me and Colorado, but they used to work.)
 
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That scorpion is seeing a lot of duty. Smile
 


He's been having "A Weekend at Bernie's" experience.
I don't think he can pull off any more photo assignments. Sad.


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I love the navy El Primero with the open power reserve.


Absolutely an Amazing watch! Zenith recently did a price drop and I know there are quite a few watch nerds that took a haircut on residual value of their watches. If you're an own it for life kind of guy, it made no real difference. But if you eventually let them go, it stung. I can't even fathom how an amazing watch like that could go as cheap as they do.

With a complex combination of case design, dial design and construction and a movement that is legendary. To be able to own a 278 component, 31 jewel, 36,000 VpH "in-house" column-wheel chronograph for this kind of money is really kind of astonishing.



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I love the navy El Primero with the open power reserve.

As a watchmaker, I'm compelled to provide a little education here. "Power reserve" is an indication of how much longer the mainspring will provide usable energy to run the watch, typically measured in hours. It would be indicated by a hand against a scale, or by visualization of the mainspring. That's not the case here. What's visible is the balance, the escapement, and part of the going train; in otherwords, the watchworks. Or as Zenith calls it, "the beating heart" of the watch.
 
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I am just DUMBFOUNDED how under-respected and under-valued Zenith is as a brand.



I don't think they are under-respected or under valued. They are an expensive watch and just never got the traction Rolex, Breitling, et al achieved. Collectors know they are there and they scratch quite a few itches.

The El Primero's are beautiful, functional watches. As for the "open heart" models of any watch, I just never saw the attraction. It screws with the symmetry of the dial in my mind. Others feel differently.

RMD




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As for the "open heart" models of any watch, I just never saw the attraction. It screws with the symmetry of the dial in my mind.
RMD[/QUOTE]

Unless the entire movement is Openworked, and you have no actual dial :-)
 
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As for the "open heart" models of any watch, I just never saw the attraction. It screws with the symmetry of the dial in my mind.
RMD[/QUOTE]

Unless the entire movement is Openworked, and you have no actual dial :-)
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Well . . . yeah. Smile

RMD




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The Royal Oak has never been my cup of tea, but an openworked one might be an exception.

But, if I had my preference:

http://montre24.com/news/2013-11-20/3865/




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The Royal Oak has never been my cup of tea, but an openworked one might be an exception.

But, if I had my preference:

http://montre24.com/news/2013-11-20/3865/


The VC is stunning, and ironically reminds me very much of AP's Royal Oak skeletal perpetual calendar (case shape aside, of course).

I have always admired PC watches, but have no personal need for one. I prefer complications with technical interest instead of functional ones, pieces like The Freak or an MB&F Legacy, a Gronefeld 1941. So many these days to choose from.
 
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This is my choice today. This is the watch I posted to start this thread, but Photobucket has limited my old free account, so here is a new photo. This is a better picture than the original anyway. This is a Seiko Kinetic which uses a rotor to generate an electric charge to charge a battery and capacitor to run a quartz watch. A sort of a self-winding quartz.





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I hate you, jhe.


But, your taste in watches is impeccable.


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That GMT is stunning!





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That GMT is stunning!


Yes, it is!

I haven't worn my Kinetic in quite some time, but it's surely been a great watch.



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Fortis B-42 Cosmonaut

 
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Impressive Smile


P226 NSWG
P220 W. German
P239 SAS gen2
P6 1980 W. German
P228 Nickel
M400 SRP
 
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Holy big photo! I can see each individual skin cell! Smile



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Got this at the Goodwill today
$5 and it's NEW.
Welcome to 1977.






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Holy big photo! I can see each individual skin cell! Smile

I hate to say it but I actually miss photosuckit. They automatically limited the size of the photos. Imgur doesn't do it. I'm going to have to figure that out. Apologies for the IMAX size photos.
 
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