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EdipisReks
07-18-2013, 10:47 PM
just got this back (http://imgur.com/a/UUW2Q) from being serviced by Rick Littlefield of piecesoftime.net. I couldn't be happier with it. There was a big dent on the clasp, hence the photo of the re-finished clasp. 1968 GMT Master.

NO ChoP!
07-18-2013, 11:00 PM
I've amassed a few of these Casio Frogman series...they are becoming more rare.
17117

jared08
07-18-2013, 11:02 PM
I sport an "I <3 boobies" bracelet... prolly not quite what you were looking for

Von blewitt
07-18-2013, 11:16 PM
Usually burns...

franzb69
07-18-2013, 11:36 PM
http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv68/3franzb69/20130719_112604_zpsbee2b9b7.jpg (http://s670.photobucket.com/user/3franzb69/media/20130719_112604_zpsbee2b9b7.jpg.html)

this, only expensive watch i have left.

used to have an all steel rolex, gone now. money matters. not gonna let go of this one even if money gets real tight.



also have this as a daily driver.

http://markmcarthur-christie.smugmug.com/Jewelry/Watches/i-GjPqHFL/0/L/IMG8380-L.jpg

not my picture, i have one of the 2nd to the left watch. had it since high school. won't let go of that one either.


haven't bought a watch since these guys. been thinking of changing it up and getting a g-shock so i don't mind if it gets scuffed up and all that.

also had a cartier bracelet, that one got stolen.

apicius9
07-19-2013, 12:08 AM
Nothing. Never got into fancy watches and wore cheap ones. At one point invested $500 in a Swiss chronometer which I thought was plenty for a watch, the chrono stopped a few days after the warranty expired, the repair was supposed to be more than the buying price and I just had enough. Now I don't wear any watch.

Stefan

EdipisReks
07-19-2013, 12:16 AM
That sucks. Rolex wanted $1200 to even look at my GMT (this was my Dad's, and I have all the papers and packaging for it), and I doubt they even would have worked on it, due to age. Funny to walk around with this much money on my wrist, though. I bought a new Citizen Eco to wear while this was being worked on, and I plan on continuing to wear it most days...

JBroida
07-19-2013, 12:18 AM
i'm currently wearing this:
http://c04.coacdn.com/watches/AT8010-58E_zoom.png?1374207557

EdipisReks
07-19-2013, 12:22 AM
i'm currently wearing this:
http://c04.coacdn.com/watches/AT8010-58E_zoom.png?1374207557

nice! I love the Omega Seamaster inspired face texture. my Citizen is this:

https://www.kay.com/images/products/2816/281694808_MV_ZM.jpg

now that I have my GMT Master back, I plan on getting a leather or cork strap for the Citizen. I also need to find my Seiko Kinetic, which is somewhere... Once I get my MBA, I hope to get myself a vintage Speedmaster, Paul Newman Daytona(or maybe an Explorer, if I can't find the PN Daytona at a decent price), or El Primero, as a congratulation gift, but I'll probably just buy knives. :)

JBroida
07-19-2013, 12:27 AM
yeah... i liked it because it was simple and elegant... not overdone. And i love techie gadgets, ergo the ecodrive and atomic clock ;)

EdipisReks
07-19-2013, 12:29 AM
yeah... i liked it because it was simple and elegant... not overdone. And i love techie gadgets, ergo the ecodrive and atomic clock ;)

Hard to go wrong with that. :)

knyfeknerd
07-19-2013, 01:08 AM
Usually at least one purple rubber band(or up to 10) from an asparagus bunch if I'm working the line.
It just gets me in the zone.
But only then.
It starts to cut off my circulation, veins a' poppin', and it irritates my carpal tunnel.



I gave up watches a long time ago. It's against Health Code now, and all my nice ones just got ruined working in a kitchen.

franzb69
07-19-2013, 01:16 AM
Nothing. Never got into fancy watches and wore cheap ones. At one point invested $500 in a Swiss chronometer which I thought was plenty for a watch, the chrono stopped a few days after the warranty expired, the repair was supposed to be more than the buying price and I just had enough. Now I don't wear any watch.

if ever you're in my country i can introduce you to a guy that fixes expensive watches for a living. he's trained internationally (switzerland, hongkong, malaysia, etc.) and does all kinds of expensive and rare watches. he has clients from all over that come to the country just to have watches fixed. there's this japanese dude that comes here just to bring over a ton of watches for him to fix, comes in twice a year and brings over a dozen watches to fix. he works for cartier here but works on other watches on the side.

he can get you a good deal on repairs. last year he went to a seminar in malaysia to be trained for certification for other brands of watches and he ended up teaching those dudes what to do. surgeon's hands don't even compare to him.

keithsaltydog
07-19-2013, 01:49 AM
Citizen Eco Drive Blue Face Titanium 100 WR.The trouble with battery watches in the ocean is when it is changed no longer waterproof.Paid 200.00 for the Citizen Titanium over 10 yrs. ago.Surfed,Kayac,Swim I cannot believe this watch is still going strong.I figured the Solar proccessor has a life span I wonder how long this thing is going to last.Body & Band are Titanium so it is faily lite as well.Best watch I have ever owned.

Crothcipt
07-19-2013, 02:06 AM
In high school I had the Casio calculator watch, this one.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b5/Cfx400c.JPG/200px-Cfx400c.JPG

But since then I couldn't keep the bands from breaking. Couldn't keep one at all. My dad gave me a expensive one with a twist flex band. It has been hell to try to keep one.:(

xdrewsiferx
07-19-2013, 02:17 AM
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/944524_10151675327150572_1059757838_n.jpg

JBroida
07-19-2013, 02:18 AM
nice... almost got that one. Love the black look.

xdrewsiferx
07-19-2013, 02:25 AM
Thanks!

I really dig the full tone faces. Here is my other watch I run.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/XdrewsiferX/Seiko_Face.jpg

brainsausage
07-19-2013, 02:27 AM
Those Eco's are way to busy, no offense guys. I prefer my Nixon Cannon. 17119 Its like having Pam Grier on your wrist, sexy, tough as nails, and won't take no for an answer.

brainsausage
07-19-2013, 02:30 AM
Still trying to work out this damn posting pics from iPhone business.

ecchef
07-19-2013, 03:32 AM
Usually burns... :plus1:

geezr
07-19-2013, 05:11 AM
2002 Hamilton Khaki automatic - in rotation this week. Replaced leather bands a few times, no problems.
Older 1950's Elgin and 1980's Seiko manual wind, and a more recent auto in the rotation.

panda
07-19-2013, 05:11 AM
how the frig do people wear watches in the kitchen? i wouldn't even wear a cheapo timex one it would drive me nuts. i do tend to wear the blue wide rubber bands from broccolini bunches though as it's fun to pull back and let go repeatedly. the sharp pain is satisfyingly stress relieving during service.

re: burns, i have so many they just look like birth marks. and as soon as one fully heals you get another right i the same $#@$#@%#@%@# spot!!

chefcomesback
07-19-2013, 07:04 AM
If I had to answer this question 6 hours ago :
This 17120

After pouring 5 lt of boiling water on my left hand :
Giant f...n dressing done by a old grumpy nurse.
For the first time in 13 years working in kitchen I have burnt the heck out of myself:curse:. I came back to work and did the lunch service , trying not to get near the heat , got lightheaded and went home. I just took the second lot of painkillers , If I write stupid **** once they kick in please excuse me in advance

Salty dog
07-19-2013, 07:25 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=468095533264363&set=pb.419407554799828.-2207520000.1374233070.&type=3&theater

It matched the pumpkin suit.

marc4pt0
07-19-2013, 08:04 AM
It cracks me up seeing kids these days w/o watches in the kitchen.I'm told it's not cool anymore and that cell phones are a much better means of tracking time. Hmmmm- reaching into my pocket multiple times a day (100x ish?) just to only tell time seems itiotic to me.
I've worn a watch to work for over 25 yrs and on the off day i forget to strap it on i feel utterly naked and lost. Ironicly the same feelng as forgetting my cell...

As for rocking the rubber bands- I'm sorry guys but once recces time ceases to be a part of our eagerly awaited shoolastic regimine,they gots to go. Extremely unsanitary and unsafe. (Unless you wash/rinse them regularly in which case by all means- rock the rubber around your wrist).
And yes,the same can be said for watches, but at least they tell time and date and I'm not always asking the guy next to me for this answer.

And as for the ubiquitous arm burns, try exhaling before you open/reach into the oven/PLACE protiens into the hot pan. There comes a time where you just say "seriously? That was f*ckin stupid"

ThEoRy
07-19-2013, 09:12 AM
I've been asked this quite a few times on youtube.
Invicta Men's 6411 Python Collection Chronograph
17122

DSChief
07-19-2013, 10:34 AM
just a simple Amazon online special,
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sIV%2BSRghL._SL246_SX190_CR0,0,190,246_.jpg

Burl Source
07-19-2013, 05:07 PM
sweat and sawdust

bikehunter
07-19-2013, 05:20 PM
POW/MIA bracelet, since 1975. Haven't worn a watch in 30 years.

eaglerock
07-19-2013, 05:40 PM
Seiko black monster, I love it !!! :)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6120/6405184619_02223d65d4_z.jpg

stevenStefano
07-19-2013, 06:56 PM
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55200245/IMAG0851.jpg

cnochef
07-21-2013, 06:06 PM
I love watches, but I have a modest budget. My everyday watch is a replica of the classic Bulova Drivers' Watch made under the Adidas label:
17185

My special occasion watch is this Montblanc Star Automatic:
17186

Mr.Magnus
07-21-2013, 06:57 PM
got a Russian Sturmanskie.

17187
17188

Lefty
07-21-2013, 07:39 PM
Lots of Eco-Drive love! My daily each is an Eco-Drive that I've had for about 10 years. I'm at work, and this is my work watch. My wife bought it for me for Christmas, because she saw me eyeing it up:

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/00638AE2-D0B5-4200-997D-8D7FDEC6CAA4-1276-000001399F812541.jpg

It was on my wrist when my bunker gear got destroyed, and it's looking as great as ever. Citizens are awesome watches.

cnochef
07-21-2013, 09:05 PM
I don't know about the US, but here in Canada Costco has awesome prices on Eco-Drive. Usually they're about $100 less than everyone else on a $250 model.

AFKitchenknivesguy
07-22-2013, 12:56 AM
My every day carries:

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss35/jherm77/photo_zpsa231065f.jpg

Justin0505
07-22-2013, 03:16 AM
It had been years since I wore a watch, not because I didn't miss doing so, but because I had trouble finding something that I liked, that I could afford, and that would hold up.
I just recently found a good deal on a Lum Tec Super Combat B2, and it's been well worth the wait. Very legible and simple dial, perfect size for my wrist, but lightweight thanks to Ti, simple hand-wind ETA movement (I actually enjoy winding it every day), fantastic build quality, and as the name company suggests: amazing lume.
It's also been my first introduction into Nato style straps and I'm hooked: most comfortable style of strap I've ever worn. It came with some really well made ballistic nylon ones that I use if it's going to get really wet and dirty, but I also just picked up a dressier shell cordovan nato by DaLuca and it feels sooo good.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-K83egIj4R_Q/Uex5jbKokXI/AAAAAAAAMsU/l6KthfTWA5g/s1600/IMG_2856.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AAHpbZEXcM0/Uex4-XsYi1I/AAAAAAAAMsE/cWOKSt_T8hE/s1600/IMG_2861.jpg

boomchakabowwow
07-22-2013, 01:09 PM
everyday beater. is a Casio Pathfinder PAW1300. above all else, i am a backpack bowhunter. best watch for that use. while it was in for repairs, i got an analog Casio at Costco for $100.

for added plummage..i have a gold Rolex president, stainless Tuder, and some vintage Omega.

stevenStefano
07-22-2013, 04:36 PM
Lots of Eco-Drive love! My daily each is an Eco-Drive that I've had for about 10 years. I'm at work, and this is my work watch. My wife bought it for me for Christmas, because she saw me eyeing it up:

It was on my wrist when my bunker gear got destroyed, and it's looking as great as ever. Citizens are awesome watches.

You're a lefty but you wear your watch on your left wrist?

Pensacola Tiger
07-22-2013, 05:19 PM
Yeah, let's hear it for Eco-Drives!

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/Misc%20Photos/file_zps028120b0.jpg (http://s758.photobucket.com/user/Pensacola_Tiger/media/Misc%20Photos/file_zps028120b0.jpg.html)

Lefty
07-22-2013, 05:30 PM
You're a lefty but you wear your watch on your left wrist?

Yeah, but I don't know how or why that happened. When I was a kid I wore them on my right, because everyone said that lefties wear watches on their right wrist. I guess it just feels more natural on my left. Great, now I feel like a traitor.

Duckfat
07-22-2013, 05:46 PM
SS Submariner.

rdm_magic
07-22-2013, 05:54 PM
I wear mine on my left, and I'm a leftie too. Dad always said that men wore watches on their left regardless, so I just did what my old man said, and now its a habit.

Mr.Magnus
07-22-2013, 07:51 PM
non is right or wrong. however normally most wears the wristwatch on non-dominant arm, and why, well common sens. just less risk to scratch it etc.

but some watches is designed to be worn on the left arm, the winder on non digital watches is positioned for wearing on the left wrist.

GlassEye
07-22-2013, 09:11 PM
You're a lefty but you wear your watch on your left wrist?

Another lefty that wears a watch on the left wrist here, though I am more ambidextrous than lefty.

tkern
07-22-2013, 10:07 PM
i'm currently wearing this:
http://c04.coacdn.com/watches/AT8010-58E_zoom.png?1374207557

Holy crap that's a large watch.

apicius9
07-22-2013, 10:13 PM
Hmm, maybe I should have a look at these Citizens, they seem to get a lot of love here and would be cheaper than having my Sector repaired.... If I could do whatever I want (i.e. win the lottery), I'd probably get the classic Omega Seamaster Chrono in blue.

Stefan

EdipisReks
07-22-2013, 10:23 PM
A Seamaster is definitely on my list, but I like the Speedmaster better (I don't live by the water, though). Having a Rolex back on my wrist has been almost therapeutic. The titanium Citizen is just too light!

marc4pt0
07-22-2013, 11:29 PM
I'm loving this thread, getting some great ideas for my next watch. Great. I'm already saying "next watch" as if the 6 I have already weren't enough! F*k me, another addiction being fueled...

Notaskinnychef
07-23-2013, 04:09 AM
My grad present to myself when I graduated nursing school. Such a beast, love the heft and size of it. I'm a big dude so i can pull it off lol

http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dmfarm/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/A/1/A1337011-C792PRF-1.jpg

Lucretia
07-23-2013, 07:18 PM
I had an Eco Drive and loved it, then one day the stem pulled out when I was changing the time or date. Would have been just as cheap to buy as new one as have it repaired. Decided to go for something a little more girly:

http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/pi/mp/16772/410735607?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hudsonmayor.com%2Fi mages%2F41urpaHavPL.jpg&d=6d23453f6164f6d89be1776665c530afadb09a2d


Sorry that I did. The darn thing is hard to read without hashmarks for the "in between" hours, there's no second hand, and I never know what day it is without the calendar on my watch. And you can forget reading it in the dark. The only problem is that it keeps good time and keeps running, so I can't justify replacing it.

NO ChoP!
07-23-2013, 08:35 PM
I too am a lefty and wear my watches on my left wrist. I think watches are made to be worn on the left, no?

sudsy9977
07-23-2013, 09:08 PM
I'm right handed and I wear mine on the right.....my dad is left handed and wears his on he left...no one ever believes me....ryan

Crothcipt
07-23-2013, 11:50 PM
Yeah, but I don't know how or why that happened. When I was a kid I wore them on my right, because everyone said that lefties wear watches on their right wrist. I guess it just feels more natural on my left. Great, now I feel like a traitor.
I always ended up with my watch on my right. But then again I am mostly ambidextrous so I didn't think to much about it either.

Crothcipt
07-23-2013, 11:54 PM
Another lefty that wears a watch on the left wrist here, though I am more ambidextrous than lefty.

lol read this after I posted.

franzb69
07-24-2013, 02:01 AM
lefty wearing watches on the left as well. but i switch specially when it gets sweaty. lol. uncomfortable.

bamin
07-25-2013, 04:18 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img94/240/xgcd.jpg

Have had it for the past two years, its treated me well.

EdipisReks
07-25-2013, 04:19 PM
My grad present to myself when I graduated nursing school. Such a beast, love the heft and size of it. I'm a big dude so i can pull it off lol

http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dmfarm/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/A/1/A1337011-C792PRF-1.jpg

the twist in the band is really interesting!

panda
07-25-2013, 04:31 PM
right now i'm sporting oil burns on both wrists :D

Duckfat
07-27-2013, 02:58 PM
For those who don't know **** from....

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/Docsknotinn/shinola_6843_zps84520c2b.jpg (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Docsknotinn/media/shinola_6843_zps84520c2b.jpg.html)

pumbaa
07-28-2013, 10:51 PM
had a citizen eco drive and a seiko kinetic titanium but sold them, dont like wearing watches in the kitchen. if anything a timex expedition or casio gshock.

stereo.pete
07-28-2013, 11:06 PM
For those who don't know **** from....

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/Docsknotinn/shinola_6843_zps84520c2b.jpg (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Docsknotinn/media/shinola_6843_zps84520c2b.jpg.html)

Dave,

I checked into their website and I absolutely love the look of this particular model... http://www.shinola.com/shop/watches/the-brakeman-leather-band-watch-s002.html

Not that I can afford it now but I jumped on their email list, who knows maybe I'll sell a knife or two to get such a unique watch.

mr drinky
07-29-2013, 02:07 AM
I used to wear a Tissot PRC200 until the band pin came out about three years ago. Since then I have not worn a watch and will probably never go back to one.

k.

Duckfat
07-29-2013, 02:18 PM
Dave,

I checked into their website and I absolutely love the look of this particular model... http://www.shinola.com/shop/watches/the-brakeman-leather-band-watch-s002.html

Not that I can afford it now but I jumped on their email list, who knows maybe I'll sell a knife or two to get such a unique watch.

Hey Pete come on over to DTW and we'll grab some cigars and hit their store up. I managed to trip over my own two feet last week and landed right on my watch. I nearly fell over when I saw the bill from Rolex. Thank goodness for an Inland Marine policy!
:O


Dave

Lefty
07-29-2013, 02:54 PM
Shinola has a ton of amazing products. I love the idea behind the brand, and I'll be a customer soon. In fact...ah, nevermind. Just really cool stuff. :)

Dream Burls
07-29-2013, 03:57 PM
Okay, here's my wedding gift from almost 20 years ago.[ATTACH=CONFIG]17493[/ATTACH


Only meant for the middle picture but I couldn't delete the other two.

stereo.pete
07-30-2013, 12:55 PM
Hey Pete come on over to DTW and we'll grab some cigars and hit their store up. I managed to trip over my own two feet last week and landed right on my watch. I nearly fell over when I saw the bill from Rolex. Thank goodness for an Inland Marine policy!
:O


Dave

Dave that sounds like a plan. I have a knife in the works from Randy and when it is finished I will make a road trip to pick it up and stop in your area. This won't be until probably this time next year though but I will keep you informed.

El Pescador
07-31-2013, 02:09 AM
Wear a Sea Dweller sometimes, but usually wear a g-shock. If im in the office i take off the Rolex and use it as a paperweight. I had a IWC Mark XII a couple of years ago and traded it in on a Breitling. I will probably pick up another one this year because I miss the simplicity and lack of name recognition.

Duckfat
07-31-2013, 05:46 AM
Dave that sounds like a plan. I have a knife in the works from Randy and when it is finished I will make a road trip to pick it up and stop in your area. This won't be until probably this time next year though but I will keep you informed.

Sounds like a Plan Pete. I'm right on the way to Randy's place any how so Steaks on the BGE and some some Cubano's for sure.

Dave

Lefty
07-31-2013, 09:30 AM
I can't believe how many guys here wear Rolex, like they're Timex....

boomchakabowwow
07-31-2013, 01:53 PM
my stainless Tudor looks just like Dream Burls. i love it. i bought it at the time because it was less expensive than the same stainless Rolex. same watch. i just took it in for a new face, and tune-up. cost me $500.

came back brand spanking new..and then i reached into my engine compartment and put the tiniest scuff on the face. should have done the crystal..damn!!

now i love it!! i rarely see Tudor here in the states. i think they quit selling them here.

Dream Burls
07-31-2013, 03:15 PM
I had my Rolex cleaned once (in 20 years) and was amazed at how much it cost. I think it was $500 also, but they did an amazing job. Even the bracelet looked like new. I don't wear it every day these days. Mostly when I go on vacation because it's built like a tank and I don't have to thing about it, even swimming.

AFKitchenknivesguy
07-31-2013, 10:09 PM
Rolex's are built like tanks. I've worn mine in field training, scuba diving, and at the range. I paid enough for it, I'm gonna wear it to the ground although I doubt I could.

ChuckTheButcher
08-01-2013, 02:20 AM
People really drop some loot on watches. I guess I have no place to talk though. My wrist is just covered in oven rack burns.

Rjgogue
08-01-2013, 03:17 AM
As of now I own a Bulova Kinetic....which in hindsight was a bonehead purchase being I don't wear watches while in the kitchen. Lol. So I'm always having to adjust the time. It does however work perfect on the weekends when I'm not working at Uchi.

boomchakabowwow
08-01-2013, 10:54 AM
i drive my wife crazy. and my rolex repair guy as well.

apparently, Not wearing a rolex isnt the best for it's overall health. i have a gold president, that i NEVER wear..just not my style at all. my dad gave it to me, before he passed. i cant sell it until my mom passes. (so she cant kill me). i think i want to sell it and buy 3 stainless ones for each of my siblings. matching ones for all of us kids.

my tudor rides in my gun safe. opening it is a pain. so i dont wear that either.

on my wrist is a $299 Casio Pathfinder. i friggen love this thing. i sent it in for a repair. i have had this thing in motor oil, deer guts, my compost pile...it lives a rough life. atomic time keeping, so it is syncd perfectly. i am very outdoorsy. last time i wore my tudor deer hunting, a deer heard the bracelet jingling and ran away.

while this casio was away for repair, i bought a $100 analog casio from costco...the inexpensive watches get more play...i wore that thing on a 10-day backpack trip. it was awesome.

eaglerock
08-01-2013, 01:11 PM
I'm not into gold watches too, my uncle gifted me a nice 1 couple of years ago and it is still brand new in the box :D

SpikeC
08-01-2013, 04:07 PM
I wear a Cyma chrono with a faux carbon fiber face that a former employer gave me.

Duckfat
08-02-2013, 03:43 PM
"Not wearing a rolex isnt the best for it's overall health"

You can get watch storage units/boxes for self winding watches that move so they keep the watches running. Not all that expensive and less $$$ than repairs.

Dave

boomchakabowwow
08-02-2013, 06:58 PM
"Not wearing a rolex isnt the best for it's overall health"

You can get watch storage units/boxes for self winding watches that move so they keep the watches running. Not all that expensive and less $$$ than repairs.

Dave

yea..i wasnt smart enough to have an electrical outlet installed in my safes.

for the record. setting the time on a rolex datejust sucks. letting that thing stop is a crime.

Duckfat
08-04-2013, 04:09 PM
yea..i wasnt smart enough to have an electrical outlet installed in my safes.

That's unfortunate however they do make battery operated models or better yet just schedule the watch for all perils on your homeowners for about $20 a year and stop worrying about it. I don't have any more difficulty setting the time on a Datejust than any other Rolex. I've had one stop a few times. Just shake it or wind it manually and then you are back on track.