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Offline wilber

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Re: Watch this!!
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2019, 07:49:46 am »
I like the metal shown in the original photo but I prefer metal anyway. The other one might grow on me though.
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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2020, 10:34:16 pm »
I bought my first watch with an automatic movement.   Got a good deal on a Momentum MH30 dive watch with an “open heart” that shows the movement through the face.   300 metre water resistance.  Not a Rolex (or a Longines)  :P , but they have a good reputation and they’re built well.  Japanese (Seiko) movement.  Rotating bezel.  It’s pretty big, but I have a decent sized wrist, so it’s not too bad.  And dive watches are usually a bit bigger. 

I’m really liking it.



https://ca.momentumwatch.com//products/mh30-open-heart-44mm

I also own one of their Quartz field watches, the Flatline Pro and have really liked it.  I have friends who’ve owned a couple Momentum dive watches and they’ve really liked them.
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2020, 08:04:09 pm »
I bought my first watch with an automatic movement.   Got a good deal on a Momentum MH30 dive watch with an “open heart” that shows the movement through the face.   300 metre water resistance.  Not a Rolex (or a Longines)  :P , but they have a good reputation and they’re built well.  Japanese (Seiko) movement.  Rotating bezel.  It’s pretty big, but I have a decent sized wrist, so it’s not too bad.  And dive watches are usually a bit bigger. 

I’m really liking it.


I also own one of their Quartz field watches, the Flatline Pro and have really liked it.  I have friends who’ve owned a couple Momentum dive watches and they’ve really liked them.

That is a nice looking watch. Do you use a rotating bezel much, I use them all the time?
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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2020, 11:22:11 pm »
That is a nice looking watch.

Thanks.  I really like it.  It’s a bit of an oddball wth the window on the face. 

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Do you use a rotating bezel much, I use them all the time?

if I need to time something, I will.  What do you use yours for?

Last time I used a rotating bezel was on my old Citizen (I think it was a Citizen...  it’s long gone now...). dive watch 20+ years ago for...  get this... SCUBA diving!  Weird, eh?  Using a dive watch for actually diving!
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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2020, 09:55:28 am »

if I need to time something, I will.  What do you use yours for?

Thanks.  I really like it.  It’s a bit of an oddball wth the window on the face. 


I use it any time I want to keep track of when I started something.

I think the window is a great feature. I love mechanical things.
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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2020, 12:51:45 pm »
I use it any time I want to keep track of when I started something.

I can see using that often as well...   but only the one watch I won has one.  I own use the chronograph function on other watches though quite often.

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I think the window is a great feature. I love mechanical things.

Yeah, it has a “neat” factor, but I’ve only seen them on more dressy watches. 

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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2020, 02:33:25 pm »
I can see using that often as well...   but only the one watch I won has one.  I own use the chronograph function on other watches though quite often.

Yeah, it has a “neat” factor, but I’ve only seen them on more dressy watches.

My wife has a dressy automatic with a glass back. Neat but you have to take it off to look at it.
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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2020, 08:44:41 pm »
I'm still wearing my Fossil Crewmaster analog smart-watch. It doesn't have the same mystique as a high end watch, but I think it captures the spirit. It also combines some smart-watch functionality with a classic look and you don't look like a nerd like Apple Watch people do.  I have been thinking about getting one of the new Fossil HR smart-watches. The HR watches have analog hands, but also have an "e-paper" face that can display information (like your last notification or a text message). An e-paper display uses much less power than an LCD display, so the battery life is far better than a regular smart watch.

I have owned Fossil accessories for a long time.

Fossil Crewmaster-- I have Nato straps for mine, one leather and one black/orange.


Fossil HR watches, showing off some of the possibilities of the e-paper dial:


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« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2020, 09:31:28 pm »
I like the look of the bright coloury one.
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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2020, 10:32:29 pm »
I like the look of the bright coloury one.

Yeah, it has a bit of pizzazz that the other ones are lacking. It was also available with a deep blue face and strap, which was my first choice, but it was sold out so I got the one with the colorful accents.

I also have a Citizen Nighthawk in Havana brown that I got in a heist on eBay a few years back. The brown version is apparently hard to find. The knob at the 8 o'clock position turns the slide-rule thingy inside the bezel.  It can be used to perform calculations that pilots might want to do. The manual had instructions but I've forgotten how to use it-- it's mostly a novelty, I can't imagine a situation where I'd need to use it.  The picture doesn't do justice to how beautiful this watch is, but I seldom wear it-- my Fossil is more comfortable and convenient.



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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2020, 11:15:45 pm »
Yeah, it has a bit of pizzazz that the other ones are lacking. It was also available with a deep blue face and strap, which was my first choice, but it was sold out so I got the one with the colorful accents.

I also have a Citizen Nighthawk in Havana brown that I got in a heist on eBay a few years back. The brown version is apparently hard to find. The knob at the 8 o'clock position turns the slide-rule thingy inside the bezel.  It can be used to perform calculations that pilots might want to do. The manual had instructions but I've forgotten how to use it-- it's mostly a novelty, I can't imagine a situation where I'd need to use it.  The picture doesn't do justice to how beautiful this watch is, but I seldom wear it-- my Fossil is more comfortable and convenient.


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Never seen a circular slider rule watch before'



Used to carry one of these in my shirt pocket.
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2020, 12:16:38 am »
This is my other Momentum watch.  A Flatline Pro.  (Quartz movement).  I like its simplicity.  I put a black/red NATO strap on it.





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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2020, 12:41:05 am »
Never seen a circular slider rule watch before'



Used to carry one of these in my shirt pocket.

 Hi-tech!  :)

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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2020, 08:06:25 am »
I haven't worn a watch since the early 80s.  I just keep time in my head.
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2020, 08:19:37 pm »
Me too. First thing in the morning I like to guess the time before looking at the clock (I never use an alarm either). I'm usually very close. Sometimes I get it right to the minute.
But it helps that my dog pees on schedule and makes sure I get up.
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