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To that end, I just bought one of these Orient Star Classics from a friend of a friend who was clearing out some of his (rather abundant) inventory of watches.

What is the function of the semi-dial at the top that only goes to 40?



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To that end, I just bought one of these Orient Star Classics from a friend of a friend who was clearing out some of his (rather abundant) inventory of watches.

What is the function of the semi-dial at the top that only goes to 40?

I believe that's the 40 hour power reserve indicator.


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What is the function of the semi-dial at the top that only goes to 40?
It's a "power reserve" indicator. It shows how many hours of running time are left on the mainspring. It'll show a full 40 hours after being completely wound, for example, and run down as the mainspring unwinds. Edit: Oops. I just saw that Tooky13 already answered. His reply was on a new page on my computer, so I didn't see it until I hit [Reply].
 
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Japanese watch makers seem to love power reserve complications far more than Swiss makers.

I'm not saying that no Swiss makers have them, but Japanese makers put them on more watches, and more often as the only complication other than a date wheel. It seems Swiss watches that have power reserve complications as part of a mulitiplicity of complications.

I am not a fan of them myself as they don't tell me anything I really want to know. But that Orient is a good-looking watch.




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So the new white sandy texture dial Phoibos Proteus is more of a sandy silver dial. In photos it comes off more white than it actually is.

It’s got a Seiko Samurai feel to it. Hard flat angular sides. The dial looks more like a Seiko Monster. For the money I am quite pleased.

First impression: I REALLY like it!




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Very interesting facets to the care and bracelet. I like the UN style date and the Milgauss style second hand. Very fun!




 
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It’s a fun watch. The bezel action is superb! Best I have experienced on a Phoibos watch. Perfect alignment is spot on and the bezel has a loud positive clicking with very little play. I suppose it feels like a smaller Seiko Samurai.

Overall, it’s an impressive watch. The sandy texture dial is very similar to my vintage style Glycine Combat Sub....it’s beautiful. Under an overcast sky it looks white at times and silver at others depending on the lighting. It’s a neat dial.


Very cool lume


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Japanese watch makers seem to love power reserve complications far more than Swiss makers.

I'm not saying that no Swiss makers have them, but Japanese makers put them on more watches, and more often as the only complication other than a date wheel. It seems Swiss watches that have power reserve complications as part of a mulitiplicity of complications.

I am not a fan of them myself as they don't tell me anything I really want to know. But that Orient is a good-looking watch.
Ya know, it almost precluded me buying the watch because I really dislike additional things cluttering the face I find little value in. In the end I liked the overall looks, the champagne face, and the gold hands against a stainless case so much that I went ahead and pulled the trigger on it. Now I just need to find a place and excuse to wear it given its not really a jeans and t-shirt kinda watch. Smile


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I bought this from Dave Truong, owned it a short while and sold it to my brother. He "sock draw time capsuled" it for a full decade as he was afraid to wear it for fear he would scratch it or something. I bought it back, and had the RSC overhaul it (no-polish), and I had them Coke the bezel. I'm very lucky to have it back in my very small collection. These older models are getting a little tough to get.

This pic was taken at a high school football game on a crisp fall night. I sure hope we can have those this year.





 
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I wanted a GMT Master II when I bought my EXPII.


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Rolex GMT designs are among their best watches, and those older ones are much better looking to my eyes than the newer ones.

That is a keeper.




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I bought this from Dave Truong, owned it a short while and sold it to my brother. He "sock draw time capsuled" it for a full decade as he was afraid to wear it for fear he would scratch it or something. I bought it back, and had the RSC overhaul it (no-polish), and I had them Coke the bezel. I'm very lucky to have it back in my very small collection. These older models are getting a little tough to get.

This pic was taken at a high school football game on a crisp fall night. I sure hope we can have those this year.



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Spotted this and thought I'd share in case any are interested in this model:




https://www.macys.com/shop/pro...ARE-_-5-_-63-_-MP563

Seiko SNE49 Caliber V157
LIMITED EDITION Men's Solar Prospex PADI Special Edition Diver Blue Silicone Strap Watch 46.7mm 200m

Orig. $450.00
Now $225.00 (50% off)
Free ship



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Bald1 that’s one of them! I remember seeing that super skinny watch. Very cool!

That’s a good deal on the solar. I’d get one but I’ve got too many solar watches already.


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Today's stop in the tour. The Laco Kempten B-Uhr in a 39mm case. Laco makes a few tiers of B-Uhr and this is their more true to the original upper tier, which is also offered in many sizes all the way up to the Replica of the original, in 55mm! This was actually a very enjoyable watch. Employing a manual wound ETA 2801.2 Elabore tied to a wonderfully large crown in interact with. It was incredibly legible and beautiful with gorgeous heat blued hands. I do miss this watch from time to time... Like now.





 
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^^^ I really like that layout, with separate dials for the hour and minute hands, very cool! I can see why it's so legible.


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Spotted this and thought I'd share in case any are interested in this model:



https://www.macys.com/shop/pro...ARE-_-5-_-63-_-MP563

Seiko SNE49 Caliber V157
LIMITED EDITION Men's Solar Prospex PADI Special Edition Diver Blue Silicone Strap Watch 46.7mm 200m

Orig. $450.00
Now $225.00 (50% off)
Free ship



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Smiths PRS 29 Air Military. This is a simple ETA2801 three hander in a tidy 36mm case. I really enjoyed it a lot. The heat blued hands were superb. While I have several close up shots of the watch, this one is actually one of my better pics of it, because in photographs it tends to appear more off-white/cream, but to the eye, it looked very close to white most of the time.





 
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The Dragon has landed… got the Helm Komodo yesterday that I bought a couple of weeks ago. Still very impressed with these watches. This one’s a little smaller than the Khuraburi I got a couple of months ago, but still not a small watch. Despite being chunky, they both wear well. I’ve got a 7 ½” wrist and I’m comfortable with either of them. It comes on a NATO strap, but I put the bracelet on so that I could size it. I normally prefer a leather strap, so I’ll probably switch it out. But for now, I’m kinda liking the way this one wears. The second photo is after I came in from outdoors and you can see what the lume is like, even in daylight.



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Today's stop in the tour. The Laco Kempten B-Uhr in a 39mm case. Laco makes a few tiers of B-Uhr and this is their more true to the original upper tier, which is also offered in many sizes all the way up to the Replica of the original, in 55mm! This was actually a very enjoyable watch. Employing a manual wound ETA 2801.2 Elabore tied to a wonderfully large crown in interact with. It was incredibly legible and beautiful with gorgeous heat blued hands. I do miss this watch from time to time... Like now.



I've got my A-uhr model on today. I still am very fond of mine.

It made an appearance in this thread previously, but mine is the 45mm version without the separate hour and minute "dials." 45mm is big, but I have big wrists, and it doesn't look too big on my arm. As rOgue said, the originals were 55mm and were pocket watches on straps. The German air force wore them outside their flight suits on long, doubled over straps.

The B version was worn by navigators, who the Germans thought needed to be more careful about being certain of both the hours and minutes to navigate. The A models were worn by pilots, who, I guess, didn't need to be so careful.




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