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

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

What kind of watch do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Lee1959, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. mossyoak

    mossyoak Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    41
    analog,chronograph,tritium,titanium- ball hydrocarbon engineer.
     
  2. akubra

    akubra Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    2
    Opinions on Breitling? Well, Im a fan. Ive "collected" three in the past 12 years : an old Navitimer (automatic analog, of course), Chronomat (automatic analog as well) and a Colt Chrono (analog quartz). I have been wearing the Chronomat from 1995-2002 on a daily basis. It was then "replaced" by my new EDC watch, the Old Navitimer. Ive been wearing that one almost constantly since then, and I love it. Of course, Breitling claims that the quartz watches are about 60 times more accurate than the automatic watches. And yes, I have to set them back (is that the term?) about two minutes every few weeks. Its not really fun, yet its part of owning an automatic watch-unless one is willing to get it serviced on a regular basis. And Im afraid that would get a tad expensive! ;) So yeah-Im willing to live with that.

    Other than that though, I really like them. I cant really say how tough they are, as I try to baby them. But Im pretty sure they are very durable watches.

    Congrats and enjoy. Oh, and Id say wear the Breitling and retire the Rolex! ;) ;D
     
  3. CY

    CY Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    1
    TSAR for me..
     
  4. jamesrodgers

    jamesrodgers Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2007
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    2
    Luminox watches, Seiko kinetics and swiss army renegade watch for me.
     
  5. EODtech

    EODtech Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    865
    Likes Received:
    5
    VINTAGE - Bulova Accutron ( Railroad Certified ) !
     
  6. Bravo 25

    Bravo 25 Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    6
    Anything with good tritium.
     
  7. peacefuljeffrey

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,895
    Likes Received:
    10
    I have always preferred digital watches, no question.

    I like the multitude of functions, the accuracy. I don't like to have to count on tiny parts working in synch.

    I have not had a solar powered watch yet, but I like the idea of not being dependent on battery life. Rather like having a sailboat and sailing for free all the time as opposed to having a motorboat and having to keep it always fueled if it's going to work for you. So I plan to get a Casio G-Shock with "Tough Solar" power, though I don't know when, or which model. (I despise the ones that receive the atomic clock signal. Too complex.)

    So lately I wear a simple $19 Casio -- I think the model is DB-36. It has a stopwatch, alarm, countdown timer, databank, and dual time. I added a slip-on compass to the plastic strap.

    My only other watches are a Casio DW-5600E G-Shock (a classic) and a Heuer Pilot Chronograph (automatic). The Heuer is 21 years old. It was a Christmas gift in 1986 and I plan to never get rid of it.

    -PJ
     
  8. TKC

    TKC Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2006
    Messages:
    5,490
    Likes Received:
    1,355
    I can't help you with the Breittling Automatic question, as I have never owned one. The ones I HAVE seen, look too busy for my taste. I hope someone comes along and CAN help you out. Sorry. I like automatic analog divers watches. Like this one:
    [img width=640 height=425]http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u130/TheKnifeCollector/SteinhartDebaufre.jpg[/img]
     
  9. Bucky

    Bucky Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    13
    I like automatic tool watches for most occasions and digital/solar/atomic G-Shocks for everything else.
     
  10. sensen_no_sen

    sensen_no_sen Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
  11. wykeite

    wykeite Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    2
    Cheap (Bahrain airport duty free shop), easy to read, great timekeeper. Seriously thinking about an Ollech & Wajs 2824-2, same style but with Tritium :D
     

    Attached Files:

  12. Jim101

    Jim101 Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    479
    Likes Received:
    10
    I like Seiko divers watches, big and heavy........

    Jim
     
  13. TCW 60

    TCW 60 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,672
    Likes Received:
    1
    I' am waiting on my Seiko SKX007 diver. Hope my wrist is not too small. ;D
     
  14. sensen_no_sen

    sensen_no_sen Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    As a general rule imho..

    Small wrist + big watch = No problem :thumbsup:

    Big wrist + small watch = No way :tickedoff:
     
  15. TCW 60

    TCW 60 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,672
    Likes Received:
    1
    This is a great rule. I hear the Seiko Black Monster knocking at my door. :bounce:
     
  16. Lou3

    Lou3 Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    I prefer analog automatics with easily read numbers and good luminosity on a basic pilot design. I haven't had a GMT yet, but I'd like one. The only other complication I like is a power reserve indicator, and occasionally a moon phase on a dressier watch. Some of my favorites are:
    • Sinn 856
    • Limes Klassik Vintage 1924 Silver
    • Revue Thommen Airspeed
    • Pilot Oversized XL- Fliegeruhr Hand Winding with copper dial
    • Traser Classic Automatic Pro
    • Fortis Pilot Professional
    • Omega Speedmaster Day/Date (the one choice for chronograph)
    • IWC Mark XVI Steel Bracelet
     
  17. wykeite

    wykeite Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    2
    My brother's got the speedmaster. O0

    IWC should rightly rebrand themselves UWC the Ultimate Watch Company :shocked: They truly are the finest, I enjoy even looking at one, but :broke:. Got to leave getting all goose bumpy.
     
  18. rik

    rik Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Messages:
    507
    Likes Received:
    1
    [​IMG]

    KHS Commander Titan Pro. Number 42.
     
  19. Bravo 25

    Bravo 25 Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    6
    Are the markers on that KHS very bright? Some sites are masters at photography with Black Light to make them look better.
     
  20. mossyoak

    mossyoak Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,107
    Likes Received:
    41
    ok so the KHS Commander Titan Pro, Traser Code Blue, and Luminox 3100 series are all based on the same design very strange, are they all made by the same company? notice the simularities of the bezel ring and case, and the location of the tritium.

    [img width=640 height=480]http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j4/tagheuerformula1/SSL12032.jpg[/img]