1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

Pocket watches

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    3,466
    I have 9 1/2 '' wrists so i have problems with wrist watches. I do not want an 'old timey' pocket watch. I want a more modern sports or chronograph pocket watch. At the moment i use a Wenger 73015 Traveler Alarm Black Dial Pocket Watch. I would want a Bulova Mens Pocket Watch 96B249, but it seems I am 2 years too late as they are discontinued and sold out
     
  2. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    3,466
    Have this


    from my S-A-M-S-U-N-G S9+ via T-A-P-A-T-A-L-K
    [​IMG]
     
    #2 Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen, Apr 20, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2019
    Nick4305 likes this.
  3. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    3,466
  4. ThaMac

    ThaMac Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    Messages:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Wrong post.

    Sent from my Glade Air Freshener
     
  5. garza

    garza Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    368
    I own the Wenger
     
  6. ThaMac

    ThaMac Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    Messages:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Big wrists? No problem. Eterna 1856 KonTiki Professional Diver Chronometer with wet suit extension


    Sent from my Glade Air Freshener
     
  7. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    3,466
    Wetsuit extension? Any pictures or link? Can't seem to be able to google it
     
  8. ThaMac

    ThaMac Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    Messages:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1,567
  9. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    3,466
    Aha! that would make it wider. Just a few itsy bitsy problems.

    I do not wear metal chain bracelets as they tend to nip at my arm hairs. I guess the same solution could work on a leather bracelet, but why would they make a divers extension on a leather bracelet?

    Also, Eterna? Meh... I love their precision true, but I have sadly yet to find a design of theirs that I love
    Also, Eterna? I might just afford a used one, but they are generally out of my price bracket. The original price on the Bulova was in the upper end of my price bracket. Just get my goat that i did not find it in 2017 when they discontinued it and sold the rest through gray markets for $200 a pop. Would have been perfect...*sigh*
     
  10. ThaMac

    ThaMac Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    Messages:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    I’ve got the Eterna 1856 KonTiki Professional Diver since 92. It has a golden crown and a golden and dark blue lunette (if those terms are correct). After you lost enough hair on your arm you can barely feel the pinching. Jokes aside, this is an awesome watch and I wear it 24/7. When I bought it, I wanted to get a steel Rolex. A friend of mine, who was a watchmaker, was just having a good belly laugh when he heard that and pointed me towards the Eterna. No rugrats.

    [​IMG]


    Sent from my Glade Air Freshener
     
  11. neo71665

    neo71665 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2016
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    150
    Not to step on any toes but a custom leather watchband is really simple to make in any length you wish. Shouldn't be that hard to find somebody local that would make one at just about any price point/as fancy as you want to pay for. If my hands still worked correctly and I didn't sell all my tools I'd make you one for about $5-10 depending on leather you picked.
     
  12. HeadOffice

    HeadOffice Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2018
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    445
    Nato straps - long divers one will fit any size wrist...
     
  13. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    3,466
    Happy for you that you like your watch, tho not my taste. I do respect the brand. My father got a gold one from the company he worked for before he retired. Someone told him that the Eterna slowed in a year what a Rolex slowed in a day.

    from my S-A-M-S-U-N-G S9+ via T-A-P-A-T-A-L-K
     
  14. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    3,466
    Contemplated getting nato straps for a Seiko 5 I was eyeing. 2 problems: 1. The NATO strap would cover the reverse side where you could look inside the watch. 2 The massive rash it would cause. I have atopic eczema brought on by for instance wearing plastic, nylon or any other non-natural fibers next to my skin. So wool, cotton, linen, leather and metal are the only materials I let get near me. I mean I even got a rash on my ears from the foam in my headphones

    from my S-A-M-S-U-N-G S9+ via T-A-P-A-T-A-L-K
     
  15. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    3,466
    WOOHOO!

    They suddenly had the Bulova available over at Amazon. I snapped it up! A sorta happy medium in price between the low price 2 years ago and the original price

    from my S-A-M-S-U-N-G S9+ via T-A-P-A-T-A-L-K
     
    Moshe ben David likes this.
  16. HeadOffice

    HeadOffice Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2018
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    445
    Link?
     
  17. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    3,466
  18. ThaMac

    ThaMac Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 6, 2015
    Messages:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Not sure about the accuracy of other watches. Mine is about 10-15 seconds off a month. That’s quite some mechanical precision I’d say.


    Sent from my Glade Air Freshener
     
  19. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    3,466
    ...and they lost it...*SIGH* Amazon first said the carrier had lost it, now they say the carrier is in the process of returning it. And when I try to get them to contact the carrier or ship it again they keep trying to refund me rather than to do something to get me my property. I remember when Amazon wasn't :censored: at customer service. So no Bulova pocket watch for me. :censored: YOU AMAZON! :cry::banghead:
     
  20. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

    Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Messages:
    845
    Likes Received:
    3,466
    ..and Amazon listed my Bulova watch on marketplace as slightly scratched. A third of the price, so I bought it. Sendt it to a forwarder. Will not trust Amazon with exporting again.

    from my S-A-M-S-U-N-G S9+ via T-A-P-A-T-A-L-K
     
    Moshe ben David and aicolainen like this.