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    I wear an Omega. Rather out of character, but it was a gift.



    Fossil, Swiss Army and Invicta make some nice looking watches, as does Citizen.

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    As an aside, various tech gadgets have relegated the former ubiquitous tool to a bulky adornment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    This might be the appropriate thread to ask since there seems to be a few mechanical watch affectionatos (spelling?) here.

    I’m looking for a decent watch to wear when I go out. I don’t wear a watch at other times. One without a normal face of sorts, I’d like to see the gears spinning and the winding mechanism if possible. Anybody know of a brand or some examples I could ask Santa for?

    Hmmm, Rotary do quite a few where you can see the mechanical workings of the watch. Mine does just that - it's a wind-up watch, but is automatic - so it self winds through your movement throughout the day. You can also wind it manually.

    This brand has a range of watches like this, some as cheap as £100, ranging from more bulky, heavy watches, to more classical looking watches like the following: http://www.watchshopuk.com/mens-rota...p99928002.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    This might be the appropriate thread to ask since there seems to be a few mechanical watch affectionatos (spelling?) here.

    Iím looking for a decent watch to wear when I go out. I donít wear a watch at other times. One without a normal face of sorts, Iíd like to see the gears spinning and the winding mechanism if possible. Anybody know of a brand or some examples I could ask Santa for?


    normally called a skeleton watch. im not up on brands, but makes it easier to search.
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    I like Swiss Army knives but I have to say the Swiss Army watch I bought myself a while back was among the crappiest watches I've ever worn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    I like Swiss Army knives but I have to say the Swiss Army watch I bought myself a while back was among the crappiest watches I've ever worn.
    I have had this Swiss Army watch since 1995. Bought it from Hammacher & Schlemmer for $160. I see they go for almost $300 now. It has been flawless. I know there are probably a lot of knock-offs, but mine is a real Wenger and it won't die. Says Swiss Made and no other references to an Asian country anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherneck View Post
    I have had this Swiss Army watch since 1995. Bought it from Hammacher & Schlemmer for $160. I see they go for almost $300 now. It has been flawless. I know there are probably a lot of knock-offs, but mine is a real Wenger and it won't die. Says Swiss Made and no other references to an Asian country anywhere.

    Looks identical to mine. Maybe I got a lemon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    This might be the appropriate thread to ask since there seems to be a few mechanical watch affectionatos (spelling?) here.

    Iím looking for a decent watch to wear when I go out. I donít wear a watch at other times. One without a normal face of sorts, Iíd like to see the gears spinning and the winding mechanism if possible. Anybody know of a brand or some examples I could ask Santa for?

    imo, invicta's are nice looking yet still inexpensive (some of them).
    a.k.a. GSXR 750

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    normally called a skeleton watch. im not up on brands, but makes it easier to search.
    Thanks,

    I did a Google image search for “Skeleton Watch” and this one came up. I don’t know what the price is but the watch is awesome.

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    invicta skeleton


    a.k.a. GSXR 750

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherneck View Post
    I've had a few nice watches over the years to include Eco Drives, Swiss Army & a few others. I guess I am just an analog guy.


    here are my two analog watches

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    Have you had good luck with you Wenger? Looks like a Standard Issue also. I recently "re-discovered" mine and am liking it! I am thinking I don't want the Casio now. Do I really need to know what time it is is 47 cities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherneck View Post
    Have you had good luck with you Wenger? Looks like a Standard Issue also. I recently "re-discovered" mine and am liking it! I am thinking I don't want the Casio now. Do I really need to know what time it is is 47 cities.
    yep! it's worked perfect for many years now

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    you speak spanish, Dan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    you speak spanish, Dan?
    no,but I have perfected farting in Spanish !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    no,but I have perfected farting in Spanish !
    lol. i asked as the day/date on the Seiko is set for spanish.
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