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      04-21-2009, 11:29 PM   #749
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      04-23-2009, 01:16 PM   #750
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This is what i rocked at age 12




Sure wish i still had it. Kept time and kicked robot a$$.

But I am jealous at the caliber of our watch connoisseurs' timepieces.

In reality I just have a diamond bulova, Coach Movado Chrono, and Bulova Chrono.

One day I'll splurge and get a REAL one.
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      04-23-2009, 03:55 PM   #751
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I agree. A rolex-caliber movement should not seize based on what you've mentioned. It must've been an exception (which is why there's a warranty). Unfortunately for you, you did not wear it frequently enough to discover the problem in time. Sorry to hear.

do you still have the watch sitting around?

Depends here. Older rolex watchs had fewer revolutions so less need for special oils and less need for maintenenance

The new watches like my sub are 28 800 revs so they need special oil and need more maintenance more often

Totally depends on the movement
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      04-23-2009, 07:54 PM   #752
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This thread is STILL going? Seriously...I am guessing the economy is not nearly as bad as the news makes out if you guys are all going out buying these things.
on the contrary, due to the weak economy I got a killer deal on my bucherer, it is a buyers market for luxury items like watches
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      04-30-2009, 10:16 AM   #753
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+1!!! Black and Baton Markers FTW!!
My next watch will be the Breitling for Bentley 6.75, in bronze or black.

I love your black Super Avenger. I've never seen one before that picture.
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I sport a 3-series with my watch.
You sport a 1 series with your watch.
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      04-30-2009, 05:30 PM   #756
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      04-30-2009, 05:59 PM   #757
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      05-01-2009, 08:05 PM   #759
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Depends here. Older rolex watchs had fewer revolutions so less need for special oils and less need for maintenenance

The new watches like my sub are 28 800 revs so they need special oil and need more maintenance more often

Totally depends on the movement
There's a lot of misinformation on this thread. To address the above, watches beating at 8 Hz which is 28,800 cycles/hour have been around for 30-40 years and the modern lubricants last a very long time. Also, most pass produced modern mechanical watches beat at this rate. Also, most of these watches have recommended maintenance intervals for 3-5 years but most people don't service theirs until they notice a problem like poor timekeeping.

For the gentleman whose Rolex seized, this is very rare and likely due to going 14 years without a service. Rolex movements are amongst the most reliable and accurate movements on the market, They are designed with tough components and loose tolerances to last for a long time. The escapement (the regulating part of the watch) is state of the art and uses only the best components and design.

By the way I've never owned a Rolex and probably won't as they are not my style but I do have great respect for what they do and in particular their bulletproof movements. Ask 100 watchmakers their thoughts and 90 will tell you the same.

Thanks, Mike.
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I rock a G-Shock or my Limited Edition Ryan Sheckler Nixon Rotolog (#3 of 9 Worldwide)
See "5 Famous People I Want to Punch in the Face" Thread.
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      05-02-2009, 05:43 PM   #761
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Never been much of a watch person. I always lose or scratch them. Sun spectacles, testicles, wallet, phone, and fob are enough for me :-)
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      06-09-2009, 01:37 AM   #762
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What are some really exclusive limited edition type watches for around 2k-3k?
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      06-09-2009, 02:48 AM   #763
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      06-09-2009, 05:57 AM   #764
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Just got it for my 30th a couple of weeks ago - love it!




my favorite watch next to Royal Oak chrono
Very nice!!
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I sport a Junkers. $400 and it has run perfect for the last 3 years as well as taken abuse that would've killed more expensive watches.
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      06-09-2009, 07:51 AM   #766
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I sport a Junkers. $400 and it has run perfect for the last 3 years as well as taken abuse that would've killed more expensive watches.
You probably mean 'more expensive (automatic) watches'. Automatic watches are not meant to take a lot of abuse (although most of them can). That isn't why people choose to wear them. Expensive, quality quartz watches can take anything that you throw at them plus some. To me, your statement sounds pretty naive.
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You probably mean 'more expensive (automatic) watches'. Automatic watches are not meant to take a lot of abuse (although most of them can). That isn't why people choose to wear them. Expensive, quality quartz watches can take anything that you throw at them plus some. To me, your statement sounds pretty naive.
In your bloviated response, you come across as a serious prick. Just to fill you in capt dildo, my Junkers IS an automatic and as I stated before, does take a shitload of abuse while still keeping perfect time.
So thanks for imparting your wisdom of watches on me, I'm sure you're a hit at parties as well as impressive to the ladies when you go on your diatribe about watches.
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Watches = srs business
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Ask 100 watchmakers their thoughts and 90 will tell you the same.
...and the other 10 will not be telling you the truth because the don't stock Rolex.
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