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Watch enthusiasts

Hi, I wonder if there are people here likes to collect watches. If so, please share about the watch that you're wearing right now, or maybe your watch collection.

As for me, I own a few of Seiko mechanical watches (SNK809, SKX013, and the SARB017), and a couple of Casio digital watches (Casio Royale and W217H)

Lately I'm starting to appreciate quartz watches even more and I'm starting to look at vintage Seiko and Citizen quartz watches.

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  1. bilbodwyer
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    I've been wearing the same watch for nearly 8 years: the Fossil M3201. I love being able to see the workings, the design is striking, and the self-winding nature is just excellent (I still marvel...

    I've been wearing the same watch for nearly 8 years: the Fossil M3201. I love being able to see the workings, the design is striking, and the self-winding nature is just excellent (I still marvel at it all these years later!). I don't foresee myself swapping it out any time soon. I come close every now and again, but honestly it's been so good to me that I don't really feel the need. Tempting though the features of some smartwatches are, I don't think they'll ever look as good on the wrist (or be as convenient to "wind") as the Fossil.

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  2. sandaltree
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    I bought a Orient Mako II maybe a few years ago which I wore for a while. I was a bit lazy to wind it, so it always stopped during weekends when I didn't really wear it. I stopped using it daily...

    I bought a Orient Mako II maybe a few years ago which I wore for a while. I was a bit lazy to wind it, so it always stopped during weekends when I didn't really wear it. I stopped using it daily since I got tired of resetting it, but I still wear it for special occasion (goes nice with a suit). I even got a NATO strap for it recently, which refreshed my enthusiasm for a while.

    Still, my daily driver at the moment is a Casio G-Shock DW-5600. It's not that expensive, but I love for it's simplicity and smaller form factor than most of the G-Shocks. I find it fun it's certified by NASA for use in space. I could probably also throw it under a truck without worrying too much.

    I would really like to by a Seiko with the peacock coloring (Also that SARB017 is fricking gorgeous, too bad it's discontinued), but I think I would just get annoyed at having so many mechanical watches and having to always set the time.. Although mechanical watches have their appeal, I'm maybe looking for a nice quart watch next as well.

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  3. asep
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    My usual watch which I wear most days is the Laco Aachen 39 it's great and I adore watching the automatic movement as an engineering student. When I know things are going to get rough I bust out...

    My usual watch which I wear most days is the Laco Aachen 39 it's great and I adore watching the automatic movement as an engineering student. When I know things are going to get rough I bust out the ol' reliable, Casio F-91W no frills, tells you the time when you need it and it can take a beating. When I go to special events I have this gorgeous Heuer watch from the 80s that I got as a gift from my dad a while back and was the first watch he bought with his own money when he started working so it has a lot of emotional value to me.

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  4. Loire
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    As much as I love watches I have a bad habit of losing them so I've, for the most part, kept them to the cheapish side of things. I've owned a number of Fossil watches which were lost, including...

    As much as I love watches I have a bad habit of losing them so I've, for the most part, kept them to the cheapish side of things. I've owned a number of Fossil watches which were lost, including the pictured Townsman. My current daily runner is a Stuhrling Atrium which I have found to be serviceable and good looking for cheap Chinese fair.

    My pièce de résistance, that gets very little wear due to its cost, is a Maurice Lacroix, which was a gift from my dad.

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  5. cmccabe
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    I never really considered myself a watch collector, but I did go into the deep end with watch modding for a while. This started with several mechanical watches when I found that I could cheaply...

    I never really considered myself a watch collector, but I did go into the deep end with watch modding for a while. This started with several mechanical watches when I found that I could cheaply buy tools for swapping watch crystals (e.g. adding sapphire crystals), adding custom watch hands, of course swapping bands, and various other modifications. My interest in this finally burned out when I realized that I wasn't going to make the leap from cosmetic changes to actual work on the movement. Doing anything more than simple regulation of a movement is a much bigger undertaking. Now I have a bunch of modded watches, but I mainly stick with a simple and unmodified Seiko SSC001 quartz.

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  6. sqew
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    Mine's a bit boring, as I just started down this particular rabbit hole of a hobby, but my daily watch is a super basic Casio F91W that my friend and I swapped NATO straps onto and filled with...

    Mine's a bit boring, as I just started down this particular rabbit hole of a hobby, but my daily watch is a super basic Casio F91W that my friend and I swapped NATO straps onto and filled with mineral oil in an attempt to improve the water resistance (which has worked surprisingly well so far). Hopefully, within the next few years I'll have the budget to move on to some more interesting Seiko watches, etc.

  7. just_a_salmon
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    I got a Hamilton Khaki Mechanical about a year ago, and I don’t expect that I’ll ever need another.

    I got a Hamilton Khaki Mechanical about a year ago, and I don’t expect that I’ll ever need another.

  8. sniper24
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    You can't go wrong with the Casio F-91W. Cheap, 10 year battery, tough, tells time.

    You can't go wrong with the Casio F-91W. Cheap, 10 year battery, tough, tells time.

  9. CALICO
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    I wouldn't call myself an enthusiast, but I don't know many people who wear one at all. I used to wear a Seiko SNDA05 since about 2011, but that's since been retired to "beater" status; it rarely...

    I wouldn't call myself an enthusiast, but I don't know many people who wear one at all. I used to wear a Seiko SNDA05 since about 2011, but that's since been retired to "beater" status; it rarely gets worn these days.

    A couple years ago I got a Bulova 96A118 as a gift, which I love. I have a thing for mechanical watches.

    I don't really follow the watch scene, so I don't have a grail. But a cursory google search shows a few with meteorite dials, and I think that's pretty baller.

  10. taquero
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    I have a Rolex GMT Master II that I purchased in 2011 if I recall correctly. I wear it everyday and never take it off. It has kept really good time over the years and is only off by a few minutes...

    I have a Rolex GMT Master II that I purchased in 2011 if I recall correctly. I wear it everyday and never take it off. It has kept really good time over the years and is only off by a few minutes each month. I love this watch but recently I wish I purchased a watch with more of a classic look like the Datejust or the Cellini.