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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3060 on: November 20, 2015, 08:34:54 am »



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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3061 on: November 20, 2015, 08:38:41 am »
@Tempvs  dos not even have a watch for every day of the year.  Of course he does not have a spare.....

:) Bet he does....(have a watch for every day not one to donate :) )
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3062 on: November 20, 2015, 09:03:55 am »
I like the look of the Longine Graeme but i'm not a white face kinda guy.

Also available in black. :P


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3063 on: November 20, 2015, 11:58:22 am »
Bit clean looking for me. Looking for something a bit more tooly. I think i'll go with the Sinn. Anyone have this watch or know much about it? Does it scratch easy?

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3064 on: November 20, 2015, 12:05:53 pm »
Does it scratch easy?
It's a tool.  Does it matter?
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3065 on: November 20, 2015, 12:09:15 pm »
Giles, this is an OCD thread...of course it matters hahaha!

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3066 on: November 20, 2015, 12:12:25 pm »
I'm OCD about shit.  But I celebrate the evolution of a watch, just as much as I do a pair of indigo jeans....
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3067 on: November 20, 2015, 12:19:48 pm »
@bertoni

Not the same watch, but I've been wearing a Sinn 556A every day for the last year; at work and at home

It depends what you do, and how you look after it, but mine's definitely not had any special treatment and is holding up well:

The stainless steel case has a couple of light marks, but still looks clean and smart.
I work in the optics industry, so maybe I'm overly critical here; it's got a couple of very faint scratches across the sapphire glass which are only visible under glancing incidence light (ie you've got to look really hard to spot them.)
In the last month or so, I've noticed a tiny mark on the face that looks like the anti-reflection coating might be coming away (they coat the sapphire on the front and back faces of the glass), but again you've got to look pretty hard to spot this. (I seem to remember reading about this before I bought it too; maybe worth a bit of research if you think this might bother you)

All in all its a pretty tough watch, looks good (imo) and is good to 1-2 secs a day (which I'm happy with)
Hope this helps
 

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3068 on: November 20, 2015, 12:24:36 pm »
I can get onboard about the evolution of jeans no problem. But a 1000 euro watch...I can't afford to buy another for a good few years so I want something that stays fresh as long as possible and doesn't look like shit within a year of daily wear. Sinn have obviously understood this having developped a steel hardening process (not available on the 104). I'd love to not give a shit believe me...just can't help it :)

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3069 on: November 20, 2015, 12:27:03 pm »
Maybe take a look at these too:
www.damasko.de


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3070 on: November 20, 2015, 12:27:56 pm »
@dan79 Thanks for the help mate. Yeah the odd scratch is inevitable...I can live with that :) I really like the look of Sinn watches. I can't afford a different watch for different occasions...just want that one-watch solution. Thanks again mate ;)

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3071 on: November 20, 2015, 12:30:17 pm »
@bertoni the Longines looks shinier because it's on the leather strap. Put it on the NATO, and it'll be dressed down. And bear in mind these are either studio shots or renders, so shinier than it's likely to be in the metal.



A watch will scratch up over time, but a stainless steel case probably won't age that much. If you want to get the sort of patina that'll make @Giles drool then get a silver or bronze case.

What I'd suggest doing is traipsing around your local watch dealers, and try everything on that you think might work. For example, I really liked the big, bronze Zenith I posted the other day despite it being not what I'd want on paper.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3072 on: November 20, 2015, 12:32:37 pm »
That does look less dressy on a NATO Graeme. May be worth a closer look after all. Not sure how much it'll be over here though. I'll keep you posted.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3073 on: November 20, 2015, 12:43:23 pm »
Glad to help.

If you want one watch to do it all then I'd be looking at something a bit more plain. The Tudor Heritage Ranger, Sinn 556, or the Longines would be the sort of thing I'd go for.





Wear it on a NATO strap with jeans, or a shiny leather one with a suit. It'd be rugged enough for the former, but smart enough for the latter.A watch with a rotating bezel looks less dressy, and is more likely to catch on suit cuffs, particularly as they tend to be a bigger style.

Incidentally the Longines COSD on a NATO strap is €1480, so a bit above your budget.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3074 on: November 20, 2015, 12:45:12 pm »

There we a go. Here's a few of my favourite watches I like to wear.


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