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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6135 on: September 17, 2021, 09:44:14 am »
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« Reply #6136 on: September 24, 2021, 04:19:31 am »
There have been a few interesting watches launched in the last couple of days.

First up is the Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope. It's got a new, hand wound movement which looks lovely in the photos. It's available in several colours, the Panda dial with red accents is my favourite. I'm not sure how legible the dial will be, particularly as I'm starting to get presbyopia.

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There's also the Hamilton Khaki Field Chronograph. It looks good, but a 44 mm watch on a Bund strap is going to wear pretty big.

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Lastly there's the Chopard Alpine Eagle Cadence 8HF. The Alpine Eagle range came out a while back, when everyone started getting obsessed about integrated bracelet steel sports watches. But this one has a titanium case and an 8 Hertz movement, most watches run at 4 Hertz, which should make it more accurate.

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« Reply #6137 on: September 24, 2021, 06:29:01 pm »
Chopard is an intriguing brand. They offer quite good value in the higher end range it seems.

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« Reply #6138 on: September 24, 2021, 06:39:46 pm »
While I find the Omega to be rather busy (a sentiment felt about the sort of watches this is styled after as well), I happen to LOVE the bronze gold execution:

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6139 on: September 24, 2021, 06:44:22 pm »
They do, but I feel like some of their designs are kind of derivative even when they're attractive.

@Graeme I have awful vision and presbyopia has really set in, but I have multifocal contacts now that make watches like that or a Breitling Navitimer feasible with 20/20 vision; might be worth investigating. This variety has different concentric focal areas, so you don't have to look in a certain place, it just feels like I can see effortlessly.
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« Reply #6140 on: September 25, 2021, 01:06:57 am »
@JDelage I've heard that the LUC watches by Chopard are considered to be possibly better finished than the comparable Pateks, but at a lower price point. I'd prefer the Alpine Eagle in titanium to the similarly priced Aquanaut, though the latter will be worth a lot more on the secondary market.

@henry_david the bronze gold model does look good.

I agree that the dial is busy. Maybe they'll do another model with a simpler face and the same movement, such as a DeVille chronograph.

@mclaincausey thanks for the contact lenses tip. I've never tried them because my eyes are generally very sensitive to everything. Might be worth experimenting...

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« Reply #6141 on: September 25, 2021, 01:38:08 am »
I can’t say enough good things about them. I’m using Acuvue Moist and they just feel like I can see for once 😂
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« Reply #6142 on: September 25, 2021, 01:42:35 pm »
Thanks, will have to ask about them at my next (overdue because of Covid) appointment with my optician.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6143 on: September 27, 2021, 10:17:30 pm »
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« Reply #6144 on: September 27, 2021, 10:18:14 pm »
may be the best of both worlds - the look of the fifty fathoms and the function of the pepsi.  and water resistence directly in the middle lol

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« Reply #6145 on: September 27, 2021, 10:18:50 pm »
@JDelage I've heard that the LUC watches by Chopard are considered to be possibly better finished than the comparable Pateks, but at a lower price point. I'd prefer the Alpine Eagle in titanium to the similarly priced Aquanaut, though the latter will be worth a lot more on the secondary market.

@henry_david the bronze gold model does look good.

I agree that the dial is busy. Maybe they'll do another model with a simpler face and the same movement, such as a DeVille chronograph.

@mclaincausey thanks for the contact lenses tip. I've never tried them because my eyes are generally very sensitive to everything. Might be worth experimenting...

tried on an alpine eagle this weekend at wempe in nyc, was definitely very nice

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #6146 on: September 27, 2021, 11:54:56 pm »
tried on an alpine eagle this weekend at wempe in nyc, was definitely very nice

I really like the Alpine Eagle Cadence. I've been interested in Chopard's 8 hertz movements from the original LUC 8HF onwards, and I prefer titanium to steel for cases.

I'll have to check them out when Melbourne emerges from its never-ending lockdown.

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« Reply #6147 on: September 28, 2021, 10:40:42 pm »
everytime i see the new speedmaster in person it looks absolutely amazing

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« Reply #6148 on: September 29, 2021, 12:46:23 am »
This was my dad's Seiko Automatic. It was a gift from his parents for his college graduation in 1971. This watch is 50 years old, and works like a charm and always makes me think of him.

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« Reply #6149 on: September 30, 2021, 10:45:36 am »
Got my Great Great Grandad's sterling silver pocket watch and chain out today with the wabby tux, needs a cleanup and a service really but still keeps reasonable-ish time and I'm a sucker for patina

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