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Frangas non Flectes
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I really like that Helm on the left, rduckwor.


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Posts: 13631 | Location: Seattle-ish | Registered: February 10, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I built this watch from a pile of parts.

The 7S Movement, dial and hands are from a SNK dress watch

The chapter ring is from Crystal Times

The case is from a SRP turtle and the bezel is from a Samurai.

Crystal is from Crystal times

It has a unique vintage vibe going.



 
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the handle?... it's Latin for "Lover of the Bow".
 
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Man... I'm still wrestling with a decision. I can buy a Sinn 104 right now. Or a Marathon GSAR soon. Those are ticking high on my "it's built like a tank and practical" meter.

Or I can leave that cash in the safe and sell a pistol, a guitar, and an amp and buy a Seamaster 300m soon. Or a Sinn 857 UTC and a 104 for roughly the same money.

I'm going to get the ball rolling on one of these things before the year is out. I've spent the last nine months or so considering an investment-grade tool watch or luxury watch, and instead of thinking about it, I could just be wearing one.


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Man... I'm still wrestling with a decision. I can buy a Sinn 104 right now. Or a Marathon GSAR soon. Those are ticking high on my "it's built like a tank and practical" meter.

Or I can leave that cash in the safe and sell a pistol, a guitar, and an amp and buy a Seamaster 300m soon. Or a Sinn 857 UTC and a 104 for roughly the same money.

I'm going to get the ball rolling on one of these things before the year is out. I've spent the last nine months or so considering an investment-grade tool watch or luxury watch, and instead of thinking about it, I could just be wearing one.


I've never regretted the Marathons that I've bought, nowdays I treat them like everyday pieces; the JDD I haven't taken off since I got it... I'm thankful that I have two wrists Big Grin


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There are a few Sinn models I like a lot. Always have.
 
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Man... I'm still wrestling with a decision. I can buy a Sinn 104 right now. Or a Marathon GSAR soon. Those are ticking high on my "it's built like a tank and practical" meter.

Or I can leave that cash in the safe and sell a pistol, a guitar, and an amp and buy a Seamaster 300m soon. Or a Sinn 857 UTC and a 104 for roughly the same money.

I'm going to get the ball rolling on one of these things before the year is out. I've spent the last nine months or so considering an investment-grade tool watch or luxury watch, and instead of thinking about it, I could just be wearing one.


Smudge-
Talking to a few different people in the Watch Industry, if you’re looking at anything from Marathon, get it before the end of the year. Supposedly the prices are jumping up due to production and now marketing. Marathons are more popular now than years before, and the company knows it.

I recently got a CSAR from Windy City Watches. Couldn’t be more happy with the purchase and the service from Mr Hooper. I still love my GSAR as well. He has some Pre-Owned but certified by Marathon watches that might make your decision to pull the trigger easier.



https://windycitywatchcollecto...ch/marathon-watches/


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I really like that Helm on the left, rduckwor.


Thanks. I love the color way on it, but I think the case is too tall for the case diameter.

RMD




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I finally have something to contribute to the watch thread!

For the past few years I've been wanting to buy a Revue Thommen GMT "Batman."

About six months ago, I decided to pull the trigger and put in an order on one of the more reputable online watch dealers.

A week after my order was accepted, while I was impatiently waiting for shipping notices, I received an e-mail telling me that this particular watch was out-of-stock. I canceled the order, figuring I could find the same watch elsewhere.

But, oh no, every site I visited said it was no longer in stock. After a few months of fruitless checking myriad websites, I found a "new in box" posting on fleabay.

It was listed for ~$85 more than I originally planned but I bought anyway.

It did arrive in a shabby original box, but the watch seemed unworn. All the links were there but most of the protective cellophane had been removed from the bracelet and face... but was still intact on the display back. Odd, and I was a little skeptical.

Keeps regular time, + 8 to +10 secs a day depending the the overnight orientation.

My wife refers to it as a "high end copy" of the Rolex GMT Master II... and I suppose that's exactly what it is. "Homage watch" seems a little pretentious to me. But, hey, I wanted a Revue Thommen and that's what I got. I am pleased.


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I wanted a Revue Thommen and that's what I got. I am pleased.


That's the part that counts!

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Oh. M'goodness.
I want this.

Seiko SLA059.

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I love the USA only 300m Seiko Marinemasters. The DLC case with the blue dial is sweet too but yeah that red dial is fantastic! The Seigaiha texture/design on the dial is pretty sweet too. One of them is a 500 only run watch while the other will apparently become a standard model.

Link to Seiko’s two new USA only Marinemaster 300



This one is very much my style. If only it wasn’t over 3 grand.
 
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Yeah, they're over $3K, but they come matching cufflinks! Eek


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Well... crap.

Went to take my watch off earlier to get in the shower. Really should have just left it on, but I didn't want to get the NATO wet. It slipped when I was removing it and it fell face-down on the edge of the sink. I knew as it landed that it wasn't good. There goes my sapphire bezel insert.



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Man... I'm still wrestling with a decision. I can buy a Sinn 104 right now. Or a Marathon GSAR soon.


I really like my Marathon GSAR. A lot. It's pretty much the watch I wear if I'm not wearing my Seamaster. It's a big, beefy tank of a watch with a super legible dial with tritium lume that can be seen from space (slight exaggeration, but it's bright). What's not to like? I wish I'd bought 2 before the price went up last time.
 
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Guys that order watches via the internet. I don't want this thing sitting unattended on my porch before I get home. How do you arrange it so that doesn't happen?

I emailed Long Island Watch. They said in the special instruction box just write "signature delivery." Okay but you know how something like this might be overlooked, and I've got a thousand dollars sitting on my front porch.


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Have it delivered to an alternative receiver.

I had my Breitling delivered to a UPS store and an Omega delivered to Walgreens.


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There is Kroger near my house that accepts FedEx deliveries. I send my valuable packages there and pick them up on my way home from work. FedEx and UPS list pickup locations on their webpages and will let you redirect deliveries there.
 
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