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Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/20/22 9:58 p.m.

My A4X is a lot quieter than the A4C-1 is, so you've got that going for you at least :) Sounds like a bit of lubrication might be worthwhile. There's at least one A4X teardown posted online - you probably just have to pop it out of the case.

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
4/20/22 10:28 p.m.

I haven't had an expensive watch for a lot of years. Used to own a Citizen Skyhawk, but it died a traumatic death in the Marines. Current watch is a Casio G-100. Love it for the toughness and utilitarian aspect, but it's not exactly high fashion. I continue to peruse for a dressier watch; when the right one comes along, I'll know it.

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
4/20/22 11:37 p.m.

There are some cheap Casios that I think would dress up well. This one is $16 on Amazon. There's also one with a black dial and gold or white numbers.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/20/22 11:54 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

That's a good point, I should probably try to service this thing. 

mainlandboy
mainlandboy Reader
4/23/22 10:20 p.m.

Hi all,

While on the subject, here is a video of my Miata-themed automatic watch winder project I recently finished:

 

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/23/22 11:07 p.m.

Anybody interested in any of these?

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
4/23/22 11:55 p.m.

Possibly interested in the Chevrolet one, as GM isy employer..

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/24/22 12:05 a.m.

In reply to mainlandboy :

That's ridiculous in the best way.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/24/22 10:51 a.m.
classicJackets (FS) said:

Possibly interested in the Chevrolet one, as GM isy employer..

All yours! PM your address and I'll send it to you. 

mainlandboy
mainlandboy Reader
4/24/22 12:27 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

In reply to mainlandboy :

That's ridiculous in the best way.

Thanks Keith, I knew that you of all people would understand the combined interest in Miatas + watches! smiley

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
4/25/22 6:35 a.m.

In reply to Javelin :

Sent you a message last night, hopefully it went through!

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/25/22 11:44 a.m.

In reply to classicJackets (FS) :

Received! I'll ship it out tomorrow.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/25/22 11:46 a.m.

Of all the watches that came in my collection, this Timex seems to have caught my attention. It's not something I think I'd buy, but after adjusting the links it's very comfortable. I've been wearing it for 3 days now. 

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
4/26/22 8:35 p.m.
Recon1342 said:

I haven't had an expensive watch for a lot of years. Used to own a Citizen Skyhawk, but it died a traumatic death in the Marines. Current watch is a Casio G-100. Love it for the toughness and utilitarian aspect, but it's not exactly high fashion. I continue to peruse for a dressier watch; when the right one comes along, I'll know it.

Quoting myself, because a unique watch dropped into my lap, as it were... My wife just ordered me an Invicta. The big deal is that I'm left-handed, and the Invicta is a Lefty chronograph. 
 

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
5/4/22 1:54 p.m.

Here's a cool article (https://ciechanow.ski/mechanical-watch/) that includes descriptions and animations showing how each component of a mechanical watch works.  It's a pretty handy resource if you're interested in mechanical watches.

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
5/4/22 6:15 p.m.

In reply to nderwater :

Good link, very in depth and I like the interactivity.

I usually link people to this video to show how mechanical watches work.

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
5/4/22 9:20 p.m.

In reply to nderwater :

One of the best engineering articles I've read in a long time. 
 

In other news-

New Watch Day!!!!

 

It's not as huge as it looks. Takes up about the same amount of space as my G shock, just has a bigger face compared to case size.

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
5/7/22 10:34 a.m.

My wife got me an early father's day gift yesterday! She said she had been wanting to find a Shinola, but we found this one instead and both loved it! Super comfy on my wrist, though I suspect I'll need to learn how to wind a watch now!

Crxpilot
Crxpilot HalfDork
5/7/22 11:52 a.m.

 

I've been wanting a "tank" so I bought these from a Reddit group.  They're nice in person but the details aren't great.  What I learned is the bottom two are "Mumbai specials" and are all over eBay for $20-$30.  The top may be Japanese, maybe not, but it's good from far.  Overall, I'm happy.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/7/22 1:27 p.m.

In reply to classicJackets (FS) :

That Hamilton is sharp!!

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
5/7/22 5:32 p.m.

They certainly did not skimp on the luminescence with this watch...

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/7/22 5:38 p.m.

In reply to Recon1342 :

I have to admit I'm slightly disappointed a left hand chrono doesn't run counter clockwise. 

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
5/7/22 6:11 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Me too. At least the seconds hand...

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/9/22 9:37 a.m.

Another (the last I swear) Russian 24h showed up from Ukraine. I'll swap out the band for something more to my liking.

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/9/22 9:46 a.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

24H, nice! And I dunno, you still don't have a Sputnik...

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