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This thread is about the appreciation of horology, as well as the micro-engineering and materials engineering that are required to make a fine watch, clock, or other timepiece.

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>> No.61399564
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First for new strap, so stiff :(

>> No.61399566

Should I wear my ap offshore diver daily?

>> No.61399580

Why not?

>> No.61399583
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I kinda like the field watch.

>> No.61399590

I like the dial anon.

Also are those Seamasters actually waterproof?

>> No.61399592

its large and the royal oak case attracts scratches very easily. and its not that understated

>> No.61399597

Lol hell no

>> No.61399603
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>> No.61399620

Did you bought the 44mm one you dumb dumb?

>> No.61399623
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Why are they called Seamaster then?

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Are any of these watches $0?

>> No.61399632

no. I have the diver (42mm)
its large height-wise too. its high on the wrist, really thick. ive knocked it on desks plenty and the dings really show on the bezel

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>> No.61399669

desu if you should know before buying an offshore that that case will get knock everywhere. If you like it then just wear it daily, normies will give compliment just because it's big, scratches give the watch more character.

>> No.61399680

>normies will give compliment just because it's big
honestly the only watch that normies will comment on is a Rolex from my experience, nobody knows what the hell ap is

>> No.61399698

Normies will compliment anything that's big and have funny color on them, they will probably think your AP is a fancy g-schock desu

>> No.61399704

>tfw no-one compliments your $20K watch

>> No.61399723

hahah this

>be me, wearing Panerai 005
>"hey is that a diesel"

>> No.61399735
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The point is fifty year old watches should not be counted in for water resistance.

>> No.61399739

I've been complimented more on my seiko than my omega. I like that more, actually.

>> No.61399790

it is a strange phenomenon surely

>> No.61399793
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why waste 100s of dollars on branded watches when you can get pic related for like $3 which does the same thing

>> No.61399813

>printed subdials
oh my god

>> No.61399818

I can pawn it if I'm in some strange place without money.

>> No.61399894
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this thing still works like a charm after 5 years even i throw it around all the time. lorus watches are the best cheap watches

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Will you protect her smile?

>> No.61400063
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I drive a 1.6l Ford Escort with optional front electric windows.

>> No.61400081
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>That mole
>Wear 2 watch

>> No.61400218
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>not wearing two watches with two watch faces at the same time

>> No.61400242
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Remember plebs. Go Patek or go home!

>> No.61400329
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where can i buy this

>> No.61400358


You don't have 90,000 pounds.

>> No.61400376

I hear Eminem has one. You can ask him.

>> No.61400400
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What's with rappers and big, gaudy, gold watches?

>> No.61400404
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Pays all that money, doesn't go any faster than an Invicta.

>> No.61400413

Careful with that edge

>> No.61400605
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Hey guys

>> No.61400615

It's kinda part of the job

>> No.61400681


Is this real life?

>> No.61400707


Do you even know how many edges I own? Try again, sweetheart.

>> No.61400750


you deserve it for wearing a panerai

>> No.61400900

If they didn't over priced their watches like crazy, most people wouldn't have shit on them, what a shame desu

>> No.61400933

It's funny how many business cards I get thrown at me when I wear a Patek. People who drive yachts for a living telling me to keep in touch, that sort of stuff.

>> No.61400992

But they are bland, some even ugly.

>> No.61401017

I wish they would restock that hat.

>> No.61401116

I could say the same about any brand.

>> No.61401119


>> No.61402178
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>> No.61402197

Exhibit was pretty cool was it not? Good think someone took pictures because I don't have a single one.

>> No.61402487
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That is the perfect watch desu. 5116 Master Race.

>> No.61402556

Where can I get watches at $ 0???

>> No.61402703


i would if i could afford one

one day i'll be able to afford it

rocking seikos/orients in the meantime ...

>> No.61402710

It looks painfully boring imo. Inb4 "muh simplicity".

>> No.61402716

Yes. The other calatravas are rather bland. But this bezel makes it something special.

>> No.61402738
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There are two types of people in this world. People that like the Calatrava and tasteless plebs.

>> No.61402759
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Dufour's simplicity is miles more interesting than that particular calatrava, so no. There's a way to do simple watches right.

>> No.61402798
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Oh yeah I like the enamel dial Simplicity better than the Calatrava as well.. too bad it's an order of magnitude more expensive and can't even be purchased. I wouldn't say miles more interesting... Just slightly different design philosophies. I think the Simplicity is the most perfect watch ever made but that doesn't mean i don't love the Calatrava as well.

>> No.61403301
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That's just the original calatrava design, there are so many modern variants.

>> No.61403426
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What do you guys think about this?

>> No.61403482

Question for brits here.
How likely am I to be mugged? I'm about to start uni in the UK and I've been told not to bring my expensive watches with me. I really want to bring my VCO, though.

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How do you rate this /g/?
it was a gift on my birthday.

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>> No.61403576

The tachometer starts at 60 or 400. Stupid

>> No.61403592
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Is the Citizen Grand Complication too complicated?

>> No.61403610

People that buy this watch are clinically retarded.

>> No.61403613

Very unlikely.

Most watches are stolen by burglary or by someone you know who know what you piaid the watch. Not some random idiot off the street.

>> No.61403617

Fuck me that's one ugly watch.

>> No.61403659

Yeah that's what I thought. Although what I'm pretty sure there are gangs in london that specialise in snatching watches from tourists wrists in edgware road. I know because it happened to a a lot of people from my country including people I know

>> No.61403664
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That's pretty good value for money.. anyone ever handle one of these?

>> No.61403691
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Swiss Army Watch

>> No.61403710

>buys an offshore
>complains that its large

don't buy nigger watches then, you stupid fuck

>> No.61403772
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my favourite Panerai is a limited editon...like every fucking watch they produce. It's become a nigger brand like uboat or invicta but i still love the watch

>> No.61403793

yes, but those brands would be mostly chinese "Minimalist" brands. pateks designs are utter shit honestly. The movements might be great, but if its boring to wear then what's the fucking point?

>> No.61403816

Oh but your skx is designed real well isn't it? fucking pleb.

>> No.61403836
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>someone made a design that's actually unique.
>"plebs, buy a patek with no distinguishing features at all."

>> No.61403855

>assuming i'm going to shill the SKX meme
>meme movement from watches at a quarter of the price

try again fag. just because you lack any taste doesn't make that the case for me

>> No.61403856 [DELETED] 

I don't even have the words m8. I wish you and your horrible taste and simple mind all the bets.

>> No.61403880

if you go to uni in london then you'll be mugged for it most likely. what the fuck is a VCO anyway?

>> No.61403889

it's all the memes of modern watches combined into one singular shitpost of a piece. well done citizen, you memed us all

>> No.61403898

>i'm a longines legend diver but i'm a flieger pilot piece

what the fuck is that design? It makes no sense

>> No.61404016

Are smart watches a meme?
What is patrician cyberpunk watch?

>> No.61404019

Well Edgware road is where all the rich arabs hang out so if you were going to target people with expensive watches that would be the area.

>> No.61404033

> Pateks designs are utter shit honestly

One day you'll reach puberty and regret saying that.

>> No.61404061

> what the fuck is a VCO anyway?
I'd guess at a Vacheron Constantin Overseas.

>> No.61404075

Your poor taste is unsalvageable.

>> No.61404172

>pateks designs are utter shit honestly.

Jesus fucking christ.
Consider me trolled.

>> No.61404208

yeah definitely dont wear that around london

>> No.61404218

>actually liking the SKX
wew lad

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>thinking this even counts as a "design"
unlike you, i don't like something just because i'm told to

>> No.61404287

well what do you wear

>> No.61404299

I don't like the skx at all its a piece of shit and its ugly .. you just have poor taste.

>> No.61404312

not everything is aesthetic and pretty colors.. how you are on a technology forum and not able to distinguish the technological merit of PP is beyond me.

>> No.61404417

No one told anyone to like Patek Philippe there are tons of prestigious watch companies and everyone gravitates to the companies that suit their taste. Patek is simple and elegant. I like that.

>> No.61404424

i said the movements are great, but the case design is bad, which it is (ie there is no case design).

if the movement is all you care about then they are the best. However, one of the the other highly respected brands top watch, the AP Royal Oak has a very "meh" movement for the price, and the focus is the case and the finishing.

>> No.61404452

Surprised they let you have anything sharper than a crayon.

>> No.61404455

They do have case design! I and many others like their designs. Simple designs like the ones they make are not at all easy to pull off. That is why the wealthiest people on earth have been buying them for over 100 years you fucking intolerable pleb.

>> No.61404456

i just feel like its either a status symbol to show off to other rich fags, or its the movement you care about. i don't see why anyone with an appreciation for design would like one. However, you obviously have your reasons

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>implying wealthy people care about anything other than status symbols in watches

>> No.61404499

i don't have offshore money, so telling you what i wear wouldn't provide an alternative

>> No.61404529

Anons, help me choose a smart watch. Or something cyber punk related.

>> No.61404557

..... Most wealthy people are not fucking rappers and reality tv stars.... they don't have to show people they are rich.. everyone knows they are rich.. they buy things they like.. people don't only buy nice things because they are status symbols you fucking dimwit. I like driving did I buy a Porsche to show off or because its a better car than a Camry?

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>> No.61404700

There was less pixelation in the JAV I just fapped to.

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>> No.61404725

Where should I be looking for the best price on a reverso?

>> No.61404798

>the AP Royal Oak has a very "meh" movement for the price,
sure its more delicate than a rolex movement, but its also made to a much higher standard, and its beautiful to look at.. the 3120 isn't that bad

>> No.61405160


A crayon has enough edges to make your blood spill out of you in a myriad of callous swift thrusts.

>> No.61405322

So, is gear s3 best smart watch?

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Can anyone tell me anything about this watch ,it was a hand-me-down is it worth getting serviced and recommendations on NATO straps?

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>> No.61405446

Corum watches are decent. If you like it might be worth having it serviced, sure. When was its last service?

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How the actual fuck is this worth this much... it looks like a chink shit quartz

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>> No.61405519

the screws are all different and half are missing... this looks fishy my man.

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i saved this some time ago, are you still here?
how much did you get yours? a quick check says it costs $180 and im obviously not giving that much money for a 30m quartz watch. can you comment on its durability, lume, stuff like that?

>> No.61405698

Fuck !

I don't know, I just got it from an uncle i wish I knew tho

I see what you mean, how can I be sure if it's worth anything?

>> No.61405737

The hand has come off the sub dial at 6 o'clock.

>> No.61405746

>how you are on a technology forum and not able to distinguish the technological merit of PP is beyond me.
Nobody is denying the technological merits of the brand, but watches are accessories first and technological gadgets second. PP might very well be one of the most important watchmakers still in existence but almost all of their watches are straight up ugly, or unexciting at best.
If I'm gonna put 20k euros in a watch, I want it to be visually stunning, not bland as fuck or ugly. And if you think a watch needs to be flashy and gaudy to catch the eye, then you have no taste.

>> No.61405759

I wouldn't expect to get it for much less than that. Tritium is a real niche thing and you have to pay up for it. If you want a cheaper tritium watch look at Carnival/Jianianhua, they make a decent ETA quartz tritium watch for $60-$90, depending on model and where you get it.

>> No.61405761

Yeah , I hope that's fixable?

>> No.61405778

>watches are accessories first and technological gadgets second
this is incredibly subjective, you can't just say this as fact

>> No.61405799

the watch has a ton of issues - hand fallen off, flag parts fallen off, messed up caseback screws. May also very well be fake - I can't find any example with that color date window or with those subdials (the legitimate examples you posted have different looking subdials). It's going to be an uphill value to get any monetary value out of it.

>> No.61405815

They are for 99% of people. Most people buy a watch because they want to see something nice whenever they look at their wrist and might additionally want other people to notice the nice looking thing attached to their wrist.
The practical usefulness of watches comes second for most people as they already have a smartphone in their pocket that tells time more accurately.

>> No.61405819

Tide complications are not common and typically are fairly expensive.

>> No.61405831

take the back of carefully and post pic of movement
if it looks genuine then you can take it to a watch repair shop that can give you a more formal verdict and if they say it is legitimate then repairing it would be worthwhile obviously.

>> No.61405846

oh, i completely missed that. i'll look around and see if i can try it on first then. i want to hear about the watch itself, you have anything to say about it?

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OK, caseback is totally wrong too. I'm sorry anon, this is a fake.

>> No.61405890

Marathon is also an excellent company that has outstanding qc. Their medium automatic sar and hand wound gpm steel field watch are both excellent pieces. They are a bit steep but meet milspec and the diver meets iso standards. Military specification are no joke and they are steals at their price point.

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>> No.61405899

What about nottingham

>> No.61405940

I don't own the marathon; I own the carnival. The tritium lume is absolutely amazing. Never needs to charge, doesn't fade overnight. I was very tempted by a marathon automatic, but put off by the second hand not having any tritium. Tritium is perfect for movie theaters, etc.

Unfortunately, not a lot of options for tritium. There's Carnival, which I recommend; there's marathon, which is also good. There's Ball, which is very expensive compared to other options, and doesn't really make sense to me - I expect tritium on a more utilitarian style watch, not Ball's dressier styles (plus their tritium numerals are an abomination). Every other tritium option is a huge diver.

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just for you anon

>> No.61406080

> Golden Ellipse

Designed by the most famous watch designer of the 20th century, made by the most famous watch maker of all time, combined to make one of the most famous dress watches ever produced.

If you can't appreciate that then enjoy your $20 quartz shitter.

>> No.61406122

gentas best design is the royal oak imo

>> No.61406158

only the plastic ones don't have a tritium seconds hand.

>> No.61406186

I used to think the same but now I'm leaning towards the Geneve Polerouter or Omega Constellations.

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>> No.61406206

I don't have the right tools ,I will try tho

>> No.61406215
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Is there a mechanical GPW with tritium second hand? The only one I've found is a "fibershell" case which doesn't appear to have a tritium second hand.

>> No.61406245
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No, the Nautilus is the best.

>> No.61406265

It is still pretty nice looking, but its not the focus of the watch. That was my point

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Is the Seiko SNK809 any good as a first watch? It seems to be insanely popular so I'm not sure if I should pull the trigger on this meme.

>> No.61406282


Tribepeople are easily enthralled by bright shiny things.

>> No.61406290

Yes, the SNK80x is the correct intro mechanical watch.

>> No.61406291

No, just no. I detest the Nautilus.

It's obvious after the Royal Oak success Patek wanted their own version. Genta didn't even bother to made it look barely any different.

>> No.61406292


Whoops, didn't mean to reply to >>61406245

>> No.61406333

looks dated and the case is very unpleasant to look at

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>> No.61406358

I'm sorry, but all that means dick if its not an interesting piece, which it isn't. If you're going genta, go polerouter or royal oak (his best designs imo) not this bland piece of shit

>> No.61406379

just an ugly clone of the royal oak. patek wanted a steel sportswatch so they got genta to give them the royal oak 2.0.

>> No.61406384

Thanks very much

>> No.61406405
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np.. I don't own any tritium watches yet i was looking at the carnivals but they just didn't do it for me. I am saving up for either the model in the pic i posted or this.

>> No.61406426
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>people love the royal oak
>people hate the royal oak offshore

>> No.61406467

Well Genta himself hated the Offshore so that tells you something.

>> No.61406583

does EL offer anything better compared to traditional backlight? the only thing i can notice is EL has shittier viewing angles

>> No.61406727
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What's with all the hate for the SKX in this thread?

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It's certainly better than a single LED like in the F-91W.

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Plebs gonna pleb.

I just ordered a new blue ceramic lumed bezel insert for my SKX009.

>> No.61406800

Its large cheap ugly and has the shittiest mechanical movement money can buy. the chapter ring doesnt line up on half the ones they ship and everyone says they love them as much as their rolex's so its pretty easy to hate on them. Especially since there are tons of better alternatives.

My personal opinion is that its pretty cool being iso certified and what not but at 200 dollars.. but it really needs to come with seikos upgraded hacking hand-winding movement. They need better qc and the giant face with huge indices doesn't really look all that great.

>> No.61406839

You get a Patek not for aesthetics, but to have executives that you don't even know try and suck your dick.

>> No.61406886

>the case is unpleasant to look at
But that's wrong.

Lots of shit taste itt. I'll chalk it up to summer, just like the incessant shitposting.

>> No.61406888

The only thing that I know about Marathon watches is that once the battery is dead, you just toss the whole thing. Makes sense from a Military perspective where you commonly waste a bomb that costs as much as a house, but for a civi consumer it's pants on head retarded.

>> No.61406907

It's got too much shit going on with it.

>> No.61407038

Why get an SKX when for just a bit more you can get an SRP with handwinding & hacking?

>> No.61407138

There are multiple standards under the milspec the quartz polymer ones are disposable the mechanical ones are long life serviceable.

>> No.61407154
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>> No.61407239

just go back to the playground where you belong.. I can't fucking wait until summer is over so you faggots are back in grade school.

>> No.61407407

You know, I was pretty sure you're just a sad little kid. But one one day you're gonna be famous....

When they find the heads in your fridge.

>> No.61407431

>triggered old fag can't accept that his watch is boring

>> No.61407622

there is literally no reason to get a patek ( a regular one ) over JLC except for the brand name

>> No.61407624

For the life of me I cannot figure out how Citizen manages to make their watches fugly 100% of the time

Even Seiko, the world champions of fugly, manage to accidentally shit out a good looking watch about 1 out of every 100 tries

>> No.61407694

>People who drive yachts for a living

So like bus drivers only on water.

>> No.61407760

Lol, they don't know that under that dress you're a man... or do they?

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Does this one come with a chink shitter tier unfinished Unitas 6497 for $10,000 too?

>> No.61407936

>pateks designs are utter shit honestly
Kill yourself.

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>> No.61408468


The only heads they'll find in my fridge are the heads of my enemies.

>> No.61408547

>saved enough for a Submariner
>wife wanted a house in motherfucking NYC
>55k downpayment another 10k for closing/inspection/bank interest fees
>65k total
>for nothing bigger than the apartment we live in
>backyard the size of a fucking storage
>neighbors are jews and drug dealers
>parking on the streets
>gun laws here suck dick
Why can't I just drop everything and move to somewhere like Texas or something where 70k can probably get me a house.

>> No.61408553

I think you're entirely forgetting the collector segment of the population, who do actually buy watches for their technological merit. I dont know the numbers but I would assume that the population of these people is pretty sizable when it comes to buying high end watches, especially little-known brands

>> No.61408573

why dont you just say no

>> No.61408598

t. never married

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>>55k downpayment another 10k for closing/inspection/bank interest fees
>>65k total
>>for nothing bigger than the apartment we live in

This is stupid.

If you agree to it you're stupid.

>> No.61408626

ive never even kissed anyone actually

>> No.61408653

I can't she pretty much tells me what to do at this point, I just go to work and she manages our finances. She said we can afford it if we cut down on somethings. Plus if we own a home it would be something we can pass on to our kids. Also the apartment is very crowded and my daughter wants a dog which the landlord won't allow her to have.

>> No.61408659

Shit nigga. If you want a house, live outside the city. You can have an actual yard and everything. I have some family who work in NYC but live in NJ and just commute. Multiple acres on a lakefront.

>> No.61408709

hmm interdasting

>> No.61408710


You say 65k like it's a lot of money. I have put in 260k for a fucking two-roomer in the suburbs.

>> No.61408722

The problem with these vintage dress watches is the 35mm size though...it's tiny in today's standards.

>> No.61408736

It's not vintage. It's a dress watch.
And 35mm is not small.

>> No.61408738

This I live on a golf course in NJ in a pretty large house that increased significantly in value over the past 10 years. <50 minutes from the city. 20 minutes from Princeton.. lower income and property taxes. I can actually drive to the supermarket/stores when i need something. I can park at bars...NYC is a fucking meme. My brother lives on the upper east side like a pleb and pays my mortgage in rent on a shitty 2 bedroom apartment with only 2 bathrooms.

>> No.61408777

did you get a fake Tissot? oh boy

>> No.61408855

How can you tell it's fake?

>> No.61408862


$65k downpayment. Cash money. Obviously the house is more than $65k. Did you put $260k down?

>> No.61408875

He can't. He's just like those guys that will call your watch fake on the street because they're insecure

>> No.61408884


Oh sorry. Nevermind. I did a down payment of ~120k

>> No.61408907

Haha, I figured

>> No.61408942


As >>61403576 mentioned, The 12h mark should be aligned with the 60 mark, yours is 1 notch to the left. Afaik you cannot turn the bezel of a tachymeter watch, so there's something wrong here.

>> No.61408993

I dont believe this is a sign of inauthenticity. Its simple a low-range piece. The crown etched at 12 on the bezel of my Rolex doesn't quite line up with 12 o'clock.

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Better ?

>> No.61409038

35mm is the size God intended for dress watches, 36 or 38 for everyday casual watches is acceptable, 40 to 42 for divers. If you wear a 40mm dinner plate with a suit I will laugh at you.

Yeah that's how you're supposed to know it's fake.

>> No.61409074

35 mm is perfect 40mm "dress" watches are for cretinous plebs.

>> No.61409090

I think you're on the wrong board, OP. Fashion goes on /fa/

>> No.61409105

Don't think its fake, I think its just you samefagging to get attention to your mediocre watch. Best thing for us to do is ignore both you and the fake-faggot. I mean seriously who the fuck would fake a fucking Tissot, its like faking a fucking Seiko its just stupid.

>> No.61409221

Give me 1 modern dress piece that is still made in 35mm size...I'm sorry kids, but 38-39mm is standard dress watch size now.

>> No.61409345

pp 5116R-001 36mm
vc 4100U/000R-B180 36mm
jlc 1252520 34mm
ap 77238 33mm

>> No.61409352

PP Calatrava
JLC Reverso

>> No.61409374

just a hair over but 36mm datejust

>> No.61409400

day day 36 date just 36 oyster 36 etc

>> No.61409410

But it's not fake anon, I'm saying that not even high end pieces are perfect so you definitely can't expect a tissot to be either

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chinamen will fake anything they think they can make money on. I've seen a few fake michael kors and invictas.

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This one's for the fat dude with a Sub frying 3 pounds of bacon.

If anything about my watch wasn't lined up perfectly for $4000 or for $200 I would be pissed. That sounds inexcusable for Rolex.

>> No.61409548


The JLC is 36mm if i look up the reference, the AP is a women's watch.

But, even though they are 36mm, i'll give you kudos for the models.

The reverso is a tank model, can't count that really as a full 36mm.

These are modern timepieces made after their vintage models. But fair enough, they are modern pieces.

>> No.61409552

pro tip brown bacon and bake the brussel sprouts with bacon .

>> No.61409561

Correct, Rolex would not have any misalignment.

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other than that fair enough

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I'm sure you guys always get one like me in these threads but I'm not trying to be a cheeky cunt or anything.

Apart from expensive materials like gold, diamonds or whatever, what justifies a 1'000+€ watch?

I could sort of kind of understand a SmartWatch going for 300€+, but what makes a regular, common watch worth that?

Talking out of huge fucking ignorance here, trying to be enlightened a bit.

>> No.61409639

>jlc 1252520
I stand corrected, indeed 34mm. It is classified as a ladies watch though. I'd assume 36mm is a minimum now.


>> No.61409674

Sometimes it is the finishing/machining, the movement's level of craft and accuracy.

Mostly though it is muh status/heritage

>> No.61409676

Me and the Mrs. just bought a house too.

Downpayment was 40k, but I still have about 20k in the bank.

Still wondering if I should buy a Pelagos LHD.

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Junghans Max Bill hand wind comes in 34mm.

>> No.61409699

In the end the only thing that justifies a 1k+ watch (or 10k, or 100k) is someone's willingness to pay that much for one.

In the 1k plus range, the price is mostly related to the robustness of the watch movement (the very tiny, very precisely machined and adjusted fiddly bits inside that make the watch go), which is difficult to achieve. In the 4-5k+ range, the quality of finishing starts becoming a main determining factor. Are the surfaces brushed? Polished? How is the case put together? Do the angles of the hands catch the light? etc. In the 10k+ range, precious metals start coming into play. In the 40k-60k range, complications become the main driving factor of price.

There is certainly a great deal of skilled labor, r&d, and machining that go into these prices, and there's certainly also a great deal of marketing and prestige pricing as well.

>> No.61409711


Not a dress watch though.

Nomos Orion is more dressy if you want Bauhaus.

>> No.61409726

You have to buy into the whole idea of wearing something hand made that could have taken years of work to manufacture. The level of skill and precision involved in making 400 micro-engineered moving parts be accurate to +/- 2 seconds a day appeals to many.

>> No.61409730

The internal movement, which is a assembled manually on a higher level of quality control than lower "quality" watches. The mechanical components that are of a higher grade in material and finish. The finish of the the casing.

Having said that, around 1000 euros, you'd most likely get a (modified) ETA inside your watch and a decent above-standard case/watch finish. So it will more likely be brand recognition.

Unless you love watches, or want some bragging rights "in the right circles". 1000+ euros on watches does not really justify their worth, honestly. But the same could be said of jewelry or haute couture clothing.

>> No.61409753

Dressy enough you ultra autist. But I do agree the Nomos is nicer

>> No.61409761

Well jewellery and high end watches at least keep a lot of their intrinsic value unlike clothing, electronics etc.

>> No.61409784


The only reason a watch can even cost as little as it does is because of mass production. When you start making movements that are not fully mass produced and made up of individually machined and hand assembled parts the price goes up exponentially. I almost can't even believe you can buy some watches for as little as you can.It really goes to show how well run these companies are. Go to a machine shop and try to build yourself a wrist watch. It would literally cost you millions of dollars in equipment and materials to build one watch. It would cost you almost no more money to build 10. But now you have a facility equipment depreciation loan interest skilled labor insurance etc... you have staff hand assembling and finishing these precision parts you had machined you need engineers to design the movements to begin with..The cost never stops. Small manufactures (individuals) that make their own simple watches trade equipment costs and complexity for time and attention charging upwards of 200k for each piece.

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What do u think of my watches?

>> No.61409857

Let's be honest though, with the precision of high precision machinery in the watchmaking world, 20k-200k or more for a watch is rarely justified. Unless we are talking about a complex complication or rare materials implemented in the watch.

>> No.61409932
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Super jubilee on my turtle. Super comfy.

>> No.61409942

They're watches.

>> No.61409992

I am not trying to be a dick at all but do you honestly like the way that looks and do you wear it in public? Fuck at least its a hacking handwinding movement.

>> No.61409999

I want to get one of those but they're stupidly huge

They want me to pay $4000 for a SLA017 I guess, which isn't happening

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I wear it all the time. I like it at least. Has a quirky charm to it.

How big is your wrist? mine is fairly small but the turtle is short lug to lug so I get by with no overhang.

>> No.61410106

Now that looks much better

>> No.61410117

T. has never owned a Rolex

Even the internal bezel markers on my offshore diver do not line up 100% perfectly with the indices. They're made by humans.

>> No.61410126

That actually looks a lot better on the wrist.

>> No.61410153

6 inches

I've tried on a watch with 48mm lug to lug, it looks ridiculous unless I'm wearing shorts and flip flops

I'm not saying it needs to be like a master ultra thin, just something I can wear with a long sleeve shirt in a business casual environment

>> No.61410161

>$3,400 usd

no thanks Id take a Pelagos in house or a seamaster 300 or an explorer or a speedmaster pro for that money.

>> No.61410194

Well the best midsize diver imo is the seamaster 36mm.

There are also a lot of vintage divers out there that are in the 34mm-38mm range.

>> No.61410225

pelagos ok. an omega or a rolex is douchebro tier. just kind of makes you look irresponsible and impulsive.

>> No.61410250

>vintage divers
I don't see the point of those. I have some vintage dress watches because they are beautiful to look at, but I would never buy a vintage diver because to me a diver is about a stress-free operating experience. I can get caught in a downpour, and even if it hasn't been pressure tested for 5-10 years I won't stress.

but if it's a 40 year old diver, who the hell knows.

>> No.61410303

what the actual fuck are you talking about.

>> No.61410413

I'm talking about the fact that, IRL, people judge you by the stuff you wear, and other than gold digging whores who get wet when they see an omega or rolex, and watch spergs who start blathering about muh tool watch muh george daniels muh micro-stella, omega and rolex make a lot of normies react in a certain way that I find undesirable

if you don't believe me you either have never owned a watch from one of those brands, or you don't associate with people outside a narrowly defined demographic

I am glad I got rid of my rolex. I don't want another watch that normies know the price of the second they lay their eyes on it

>> No.61410439


Rolex's and Omega's don't illicit strange responses from people and they don't make you seem impulsive or irresponsible. You are fucking out of your mind. Normal people don't say shit about your watch. Do you live in fucking compton or something?

>> No.61410455

>being this autistic

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>> No.61410552

elicit, not illicit. and no, most people don't say shit. but it only takes one or two "oh, rolex... huh" from an acquaintance every few months for me to not want to wear it again

and no, I live on the upper west side in NYC

being autistic is thinking people are going to think you're cool for buying a moon watch or whatever

>> No.61410561

wait, two of us live in the UWS?

>> No.61410583

can't say I'm surprised, NYC is overrepresented on most of my regular boards

>> No.61410604

>but it only takes one or two "oh, rolex... huh" from an acquaintance every few months for me to not want to wear it again
What is it like living with this crushing level of insecurity?

>> No.61410618

do you ask your cat what it's like being a cat?

more importantly: does he answer?

>> No.61410626

>being so autistic that you would not buy something you genuinely liked because you are too scared to look like you bought it only to impress others.

>> No.61410633


You are aware of the fact that you most likely are legitimately autistic right?

>> No.61410891

Are you a millionaire?

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pls giv

>> No.61411181

> I don't want another watch that normies know the price of the second they lay their eyes on it

Then why did you buy a Rolex?

Why would you even care?

At what age were you told you're autistic?

>> No.61411219

While it is a really nice looking watch, the ultra thins wear very small on the wrist. If you've never seen one irl you may be shocked.

>> No.61411317


Isn't it supposed to look small?

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I know this is just being shilled, but I do genuinely think the crystal on this is beautiful


>> No.61411583

Domed crystal is always nice.

>> No.61411602

Na i was the one that posted that. I just saw it on a youtube video and was trying to see if anyone had one. It looks pretty fucking good for the price. I wish it had a standard sw200 instead of a nh35 but fuck it.

>> No.61411625


Yeah, it's a bit overpriced for that movement, and especially with no bracelet available... still, interest = piqued. Looks like it's preorder only for now though

>> No.61411632

probably because 4R is what Seiko foisted on its customers when they worked out that the 6R was too nice for affordable watches

most people look at seiko's under-$1k lineup and go "hmm I could have a beater SKX or I could spend the same amount for a 4R that I'd spend on a watch with sapphire and a 6R except not a dive watch". at that point they go "do I really want a diver with shit internals when I can get a pretty good non-diver for the same price?

if you want 6R in a diver you've got the sumo which is fugly and only has hardlex, or you're spending over $1k and it's still fugly. if you want a good looking Seiko diver with a good movement and sapphire and good design, you're looking at a SBGA029

Seiko is good at doing the Apple thing where they reserve the combination you really want for the super high end, and jack up the price like mad, for no real reason

I mean there should be really no reason they can't put out a great looking 200M diver with sapphire, a 6R15C, and a good looking case in the 44mm range, and a solid link bracelet, for say $750-800, and it would sell like hotcakes, except they're assholes

so anything between SKX and a spring drive is a tough sell, because they want you to constantly rationalize your way up the product lines until they're milking you for everything they can

>> No.61411643

Not always but I'd always recommend viewing such watches in person if spending that much money.

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>I mean there should be really no reason they can't put out a great looking 200M diver with sapphire, a 6R15C, and a good looking case in the 44mm range, and a solid link bracelet, for say $750-800

>> No.61412129


Hands ruin it.

>> No.61412137

They look fine to me to be honest familia.

>> No.61412423

you over exaggerate the differences between the 4R and the 6R.

>> No.61412437

>modern reinterpreation with new improved styling
this is marketing for "fuck you, pleb"

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Reminded me about this piece of shit no one wanted.

>> No.61412557
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>Pogue styled watch
>Ruining the face with an open heart and a racing stripe

>> No.61412657

Wish the hour hand was thinner

>> No.61412698

they're going full Orient with that piece of shit

>> No.61412734

Where to buy (I see listings on ebay) and at what price?

>> No.61412877

>so anything between SKX and a spring drive is a tough sell, because they want you to constantly rationalize your way up the product lines until they're milking you for everything they can
considering seikos non-exisiting longterm servicing (they drop support for everything after only 10 yrs) spending >$1k for them doesn't make sense ever.
especially now that they release most of their portfolio worldwide, so not even rare anymore.

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I bought from bohemianwatchsource on etsy. He was pretty cool and I'd recommend him - english is not very good but is a good sport and responsive to messages. I paid about 400 for the rattrapante, which I considered a good deal. I also bought a 1970s Heuer mikrograph for $70 off watchuseek at what I consider to be a steal of a price (since given away as a gift).

>> No.61412942

typical money grab from seiko.
remember those are the same guys that stopped making mechanical watches for 25 years when quartz arrived till they somehow got lost on baselworld around 1990 and saw all the suckers for mechanical watches.

>> No.61413066

Why the hell not? Is water some new phenomena that came into existence in the last 50 years?

>> No.61413118

because watches corrode, seals degrade, crystals dent, etc. over time. I'm sure they were perfectly water resistant when they were new. Do you trust a fifty-year-old fire extinguisher to work if it hasn't been checked since it was made?

>> No.61413129

I think he means that weather sealing outside of specialized deep sea diving watches has come a long way in 50 years.

>> No.61413163

The Seamaster was always a water resistant watch, the point of the original models was they were dress watches but with water resistance so you could wear them on your yacht. The diving watches also called Seamasters didn't come out until later.

The problem is that back then they just used a little o-ring to seal the back but no screw-down crowns and the watches were just generally not so tightly sealed. They were usually just labeled "waterproof" or "water resistant" but with no depth rating like what's used today. And over time those seals decay and the watches usually end up getting moisture inside them. These days 100m or 200m ISO diving certified impregnable brick shithouses are a diamond dozen, but remember that back in 1953 the first Submariner was only 100m rated and that was a big fucking deal at the time.

Of course a vintage watch could still be water resistant today, but you have to make sure it's been serviced recently and pressure tested. Even then, most people would rather just not risk it especially because there's only so many of these watches left in the world and if you flood yours it's gone forever.

>> No.61413165

that may be true (I don't actually know; I suppose crown gaskets and screw-down crowns may be more recent innovations?), but wasn't what I meant

>> No.61413180

> diamond dozen
please no

>> No.61413201

Hey man, the watch industry is a doggy dog world.

>> No.61413204
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gonna buy this watch, seiko 5 automatic and put a brown leather band on it. opinions?

>> No.61413219

have mercy

>> No.61413233

it's good. certainly not the most popular color but whatever you like is fine.

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I've got one on a brown Perlon cuckstrap like this and I quite like it.

>> No.61413268

How is the perlon strap? Any issues or dislikes?

>> No.61413505
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Got some chink (viet) straps for my chink watch.

>> No.61413526
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Another potato photo.

>> No.61413541

The buckle is kind of chintzy and I've noticed some green on my wrist if I was working up a sweat that day, and the strap itself seems somewhat short which makes the loop useless when you can just tuck the little tab back under the buckle.
I only paid like $9 for the strap though, and I think it suits the watch well so it's not a huge deal.

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can you take a picture of the viet strap laid flat?

>> No.61413573

If the strap is short it might be a problem for me. I have a big wrist plus I had surgery on this wrist so there is metal rods and such in there making it even bigger.

>> No.61413615
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It is a very non-standard cut.

>> No.61413752

Thanks for the picture, appreciate it. Get a better potato by the way.

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I'm definitely going to pic up an actual camera soon. I need to do some research first.
It doesn't help that my apartment has abysmal lighting.

>> No.61413850
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I highly recommend buying a lightbox off amazon - very cheap and makes a huge difference. I got the below for about $20
BrightBox Portable Mini Photo Studio With LED Light - The Best Small Folding Product Lighting Kit Light Box Tent (+ free ebook guide to product photography)

>> No.61413955
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That's mine. I got it for $140. It generally durable, but keep in mind the crystal is plastic. Mine was scratched in a day. The more important part is it's small and light, with an easy to read face.

The tritium lume is great, it's easily readable, and consistent.

>> No.61414080

Thanks for the suggestion. I'd probably try to DIY one. A friend of mine made one for weeb figurines and it turned out pretty well.

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>> No.61414471

Black hands on a black face.


>> No.61414562
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They're not; that's just a lousy photo

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Hm that lighting's not perfect either.

>> No.61414915
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Stop posting chink shits

>> No.61415008

blasted steel looks like plastic, matching its shitty plastic internals.

trying to dress it up with a leather band is questionable. will still look cheap.

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I will not

>> No.61415016

I understand that the apparent size is mostly due using a phone to take the photo, and I'm not familiar with the specifics of that model, but pls be in London.

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>> No.61415042

> London

>> No.61415060

Well when the strap is fastened, there's about an inch sticking out. I do have about an 8" wrist though so your mileage may vary.

>> No.61415067

I ended up winning that auction so not going to be grabbing the moonphase any time soon - I look forward to seeing some better photos of it though when you get a decent setup.

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>plastic internals
u wot

>> No.61415120

Did you win something watch-related?
Will do. I'll probably stick with decent past photos for the meantime.
Thoughts on the straps? I think I might put the brown one on the stock deployant clasp, since I want to preserve the grain as much as possible. I might do the same with the python on the moonphase actually.

>> No.61415150

I picked up Omega's A Journey in Time - that's why I've been posting all the stuff from it.

Personally, I don't care for the alligator straps on the 24 hour you showed; I swapped out the stock strap for a no-grain black leather with pin buckle - I think a black strap goes better with the black piano-finish dial and sunburst subdials. I'm a bigger fan of the python on the moonphase >>61415036 , though it's kind of hard to tell from your photo. Agree on using the deployant on the python.

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>> No.61415235

plastic calendar wheels and spacer.

>> No.61415288

Oh, you're the one posting those photos, cool, please keep it up.

Interesting. I just really don't like doing black leather with black watch faces. It seems too formal for my taste.
The strap you have works well though.

>> No.61415315

>not being familiar with /fit/ memes
Maybe that explains the wrist desu.

>> No.61415332

It's not even a /fit/ meme anymore. You see it all the time (Or at least used to) on /fa/ too.

>> No.61415354

The spacer ring around the movement? What the fuck else would it be made out of for holding the movement securely while absorbing shocks? And the date wheels turns 1/31 of a rotation every 24 hours, I think a nice self-lubricating plastic wheel would do just fine for that.

It's obviously a cheaply made movement, but it's well designed to meet the design criteria for being the cheapest half-decent mechanical movement around.

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I ended up liking the brown croc strap with my black Bruno Sohnle, so I guess it varies. Shame about the NOMOS-tier lugs though.

>> No.61415689

>What the fuck else would it be made out of for holding the movement securely while absorbing shocks?
it's not supposed to absorb shocks but should last, thus steel like in any decent mechanical watch.

>And the date wheels turns 1/31 of a rotation every 24 hours, I think a nice self-lubricating plastic wheel would do just fine for that.
day-date is often misaligned, which could be easily worn down plastic wheels. otoh could be just seikos non-existing qc control, see hour-hand which is also often misaligned

>It's obviously a cheaply made movement, but it's well designed to meet the design criteria for being the cheapest half-decent mechanical movement around.
7s26b was a total design failure and could get stuck.

7s26 accuracy/consistency is all over the board (-20 to +40 seconds per day with non-reliable isochronism) and given that it's also non-hacking you basically have to live with a watch that's always very wrong.
and that's for the first 3 years or so when it's still lubricated and minimal wear.
after that it's getting even worse when you don't service it, which you won't given that the watch cost as much as a service.

if you want a cheap & disposable movement you should go quartz and don't try to cost-cut some mechanical movement.

>> No.61415804

>it's not supposed to absorb shocks but should last, thus steel like in any decent mechanical watch.
Built to last? The plastic will outlive the watch anyway. It's a Seiko 5 for christs sake.

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>diamond dozen

>> No.61416157

Sorry, I didn't mean to do it on porpoise.

>> No.61416390

>The plastic will outlive the watch anyway.
depends how you define living.

mechanical watches seldomly fail outright but will just slowly degrade and run way slower/faster.

if that time comes a watchmaker can usually just clean and lubricate the movement again.
but plastic parts will likely need outright replacing, so you would need at least a seiko watchmaker as seiko doesn't sell parts to independent ones.
tho questionable that seiko has single parts for 7s26 and even if, seiko only keeps parts for 10 years.
so getting some new plastic calendar wheel for 7s26a (ceased production around 2006) will not be possible as 7s26b/c uses different ones afaik.

anyway, given the cost of a service, you should prolly just toss your seiko 5 in the trash when it starts to misbehave after ~3 years and hope seiko still makes a comparable model.
but that hope will prolly be misplaced, see SNKL23.

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