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other watches?

Post by schulten »

here now, do you own any other watch besides your cw? show them here:D

i hope for some nice photographs (i'll post my watches when i have made some)
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My collection and photography skills are both quite modest at this point, but hey, I'm 15! :twisted:

My first "nice" watch... Citizen quartz

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My first Automatic... a modern Gruen

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I was quite thrilled with the turnout of the last shot. I am still impressed that I took it! :D

They look pretty scratched up in the pictures, but they need a bit of a polish, and the flash just makes it look 100x worse.
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Post by El Tiempo »

Kev, does the Gruen have the same movement as the malvern? Looks similar.
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El Tiempo wrote:Kev, does the Gruen have the same movement as the malvern? Looks similar.
Yes, they both use a 2824 movement w/ 25 jewels. Obviously, the logos are different, and the Gruen lacks the blue screws of the CW. The crown on the Gruen is not a screw in, however, just a pull. Also, the rotor (the thing that spins to power the automatic... sorry for my lack of technical terms) spins MUCH more freely on the Gruen. Maybe it's just because it's older?
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I'm 16 so my collection is not really exciting either.
I have 2 swatch irony chronos , 2 swatch originals, a Maurice Lacroix quartz, a poljot Aviator handwound and now my Christopher Ward Malvern.
But I just got the watchvirus so there are still many watches to come :)
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Post by Hans »

I own 8 watches currently. Nothing special, but this is one of my favorites (besides the CW):

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And this is the most recent new watch I bought, a limited edition of the Fortis Flieger, also a great watch:

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Post by Warhol »

I got a new watch this weekend
It's a limited edition (70/100) MSC
Some specs:
-Stainless steel
-40 mm
-ETA 2824-2
-Sapphire glas
-Real ostrich strap
-Blued steel hands


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Post by Kid_A »

I'm 22 so I'm just beginner in collecting but I can say that the watches are so exciting and majestic passion:)

I have Swatch Irony chrono, Timex classic quartz, Seiko chrono and the very old and very large Zenith mechanical hand wind wrist watch (cca 45 mm except crown).

Now, I'm waitning for my CW Malvern Automatic C5SKS with black dial and black strap and then...God knows:)

Somehow, my watch-wishlist contains following items:

1. Seiko Black Monster
2. Marcello C. Nettuno III with blue dial
3. Fortis Spacematic day date
4. and any of Porsche desing Eterna or IWC watches:)

So, I think there's a long and winding collector road before me:)
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Here is my Titoni Airmaster. Pretty much my main other watch except for a few oldies. It is 10atm water resistant so it gets to go swimming occasionally. :)

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DavidM1 wrote: It is 10atm water resistant so it gets to go swimming occasionally. :)
People always get excited when I hit the pool wearing the this. At 150M I think I'm covered. At 40mm, nothing on this one is for show. From the multi function second hand to the alarm it all works. Just got it back from Coserv for some movement work, new crystal and seals. Got this one in late '94 I believe and it was my only watch up until the CW.

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This Orient is about 25 years old and survived several attacks of epoxy and vinylesther resins and then some aceton to clean it. And it still works and still is waterproof. I keep it as my spare.

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This is my "work watch" scratched but the glass is still 100%. My first wrist-movement-powered watch :wink: .

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Need I say more.

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Post by joerattz »

CDesign, that Seiko is not an automatic, but a Kinetic. It does work off the movement of your wrist, but the movement is merely charging a capacitor or battery, which is powering a quartz electronic module, as opposed to a mechanical automatic movement like your Malvern has.

I have a Seiko kinetic too, and it's a neat watch, but not mechanical.
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Post by CDesign »

Yeah, I know, I know, but the cap is charged by a unbalanced wheel like a real automatic. After the cap it gets all quartz and electronics. Is the name "Automatic" reserved only for mechanical watches?

BTW. Seiko replaced the cap twice. After the second replacement they said that during research and development they found a design fault which could let to a sudden death of the cap. Both replacements were done for free.
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CDesign wrote:Is the name "Automatic" reserved only for mechanical watches?
To the best of my knowledge, yes.
CDesign wrote: BTW. Seiko replaced the cap twice. After the second replacement they said that during research and development they found a design fault which could let to a sudden death of the cap. Both replacements were done for free.
How long did the first two last you? Did they give you any idea how long the cap should last now? My kinetic is about 3 years old now, and I haven't had any issues with it yet...that I have noticed. However, it just finally lost all of its charge a couple weeks ago because I haven't worn it enough since getting my Malvern. Now that I have the Aviator too, I don't see that getting any better.
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joerattz wrote:
CDesign wrote:Is the name "Automatic" reserved only for mechanical watches?
To the best of my knowledge, yes.
Okay, edited my post.


Now for the caps. I bought my kinetic in 1996 and after 4 years (I believe it was) the end of life warning started, second hand moving at two-second intervals. Very strange because I wore it 24/7 day and night. So the cap was down to 6 hours power reserve. New cap and the comment was; faulty cap, here's you watch with a new cap (same type).

Then after 1 year same story. Comment this time; Sorry, design fault, here's a new cap (new type!!). More info on faulty kinetic cap's

So my kinetic runs for 5 years now with the new cap. It has been on my desk now for two weeks and the power reserve is about 2 days (according to the indicator). It is said that the new caps have twice the amount of power as the old one's. So it might as well be 4 days.
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