The Watches Thread

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Sundayjumper » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:05 pm

Richard wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:07 pm
I’ve had my Speedmaster for 3 years now

I think I can’t be bothered to get it serviced. Am I making a colossal mistake?

Please leave your opinions here, for me to almost certainly ignore, as per forum tradition
My Speedmaster is just over eleven years old now. I keep thinking I ought to get it serviced some time. Meh.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by JLv3.0 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:13 pm

All of this. If it works, leave it be.

And don't buy a Monaco.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Richard » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:28 pm

Sundayjumper wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Richard wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:07 pm
I’ve had my Speedmaster for 3 years now

I think I can’t be bothered to get it serviced. Am I making a colossal mistake?

Please leave your opinions here, for me to almost certainly ignore, as per forum tradition
My Speedmaster is just over eleven years old now. I keep thinking I ought to get it serviced some time. Meh.
This is the exact advice I wanted to hear

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by PreacherCain » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:31 pm

Sundayjumper wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Richard wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:07 pm
I’ve had my Speedmaster for 3 years now

I think I can’t be bothered to get it serviced. Am I making a colossal mistake?

Please leave your opinions here, for me to almost certainly ignore, as per forum tradition
My Speedmaster is just over eleven years old now. I keep thinking I ought to get it serviced some time. Meh.
That - if the mechanism is performing poorly, it will be obvious. OCD watch geeks will jabber uncontrollably about lubricants drying out etc., and there will of course be accelerated wear involved in very long-term use without a service, but the 861 movement in a Speedmaster is robust and very well tested. The one in mine is nearly 50 years old FFS.

ETA: what will eventually suffer more than the movement itself, is the seals and gaskets that keep water out - especially the stem and pusher seals which are very small and get a fair bit of mechanical wear. Most watch repair places can give you a cheap and instant pressure test though, so it's easy enough to do that once a year just to check the thing doesn't leak.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by JonMad » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:37 pm

Retro.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by JLv3.0 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:54 pm

Winning 🥇

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Post by Foz » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:50 pm

JonMad wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:37 pm
Retro.

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Has it been serviced?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by DaveE » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:40 pm

Needs a NATO 😉

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by JonMad » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:29 pm

DaveE wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:40 pm
Needs a NATO 😉
heh heh. Of course, that would cost more than the watch.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by DeskJockey » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:03 pm

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Mito Man » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:12 pm

Terrorist Casio.
How about not having a sig at all?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by JonMad » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:16 pm

Mito Man wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:12 pm
Terrorist Casio.
:o You're not the first person to say this :cry:

oh, I just looked on wikipedia :oops:
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by DaveE » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:04 pm

JonMad wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:29 pm
DaveE wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:40 pm
Needs a NATO 😉
heh heh. Of course, that would cost more than the watch.
I think I posted a photo of my NATO'd F91 in this very thread...

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Coaster1 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:25 pm

DaveE wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:04 pm
JonMad wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:29 pm
DaveE wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:40 pm
Needs a NATO 😉
heh heh. Of course, that would cost more than the watch.
I think I posted a photo of my NATO'd F91 in this very thread...
Mine broke recently :(

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by JonMad » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:30 pm

DaveE wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:04 pm
JonMad wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:29 pm
DaveE wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:40 pm
Needs a NATO 😉
heh heh. Of course, that would cost more than the watch.
I think I posted a photo of my NATO'd F91 in this very thread...
Sadly it’s not appearing (p18) so you’ll have to post it again :)
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by JonMad » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:06 pm

The keeper (as I've learned they are called) broke on my SKX007 rubber strap.
So I bought this as a replacement https://www.watchgecko.com/zuludiver-pr ... -strap.php

Could have looked around at different straps but I like this style;e with it so all is good.
A friend of mine has the tools to help me fit it (or fit it for me in 5 mins).

Having got my 20 year old (but with a replaced capacitor in the last 5 years) Kinetic Titanium out of the drawer to use again in the meantime, it's not holding charge despite shaking it back and forth several times, and stops every few seconds.

My fake Panerai from Thailand also needs a new keeper so maybe I'll get that sorted, though a new strap there would cost more than the watch.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Jobbo » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:02 pm

A Seiko Kinetic which has been fully discharged needs a hell of a lot of shaking to even start up again, if it does so at all. You might find it'll work if you keep at it, though it probably needs a new capacitor.

How do you keep breaking keepers? :lol:

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by JonMad » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:07 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:02 pm
A Seiko Kinetic which has been fully discharged needs a hell of a lot of shaking to even start up again, if it does so at all. You might find it'll work if you keep at it, though it probably needs a new capacitor.

How do you keep breaking keepers? :lol:
Ok, maybe another new capacitor needed.
They’ve broken because they’re made of rubber, tbf the ‘Panerai’ one broke many years ago and I’ve not worn it since.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by JonMad » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:27 am

I now have one of these, thanks to Mrs Mad.

Never had a skeleton watch before. It's very bling and the markings on the face are a few degrees out from where they should be, but I quite like it as it's fully mechanical and you get to see the little wheel spinning back and forth (there's probably a proper name for that part). The rather cheesy 'Winner' text at the bottom is not as clear as shown in the picture here, or maybe it's just my eyes have trouble focusing on it!
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by mik » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:41 am

JonMad wrote:I quite like it as it's fully mechanical and you get to see the little wheel spinning back and forth (there's probably a proper name for that part).
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