Hey watch guys..

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Marki, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. I didn't mean to really compare the two, was just trying to show how little I liked the SevenFriday design, no offense, sorry.
  2. Oh none taken. Always great to hear other people's opinions.
  3. A good mechanical watch starts at 3000$ for a modern one, for a vintage one, you can snag one for less than 1000$ if you do your research very carefully and have been a long time member of watch forums. If you really want to invest in a quality timepiece, then you should buy a vintage omega or vintage zenith or vintage longines or vintage iwc or vintage universal geneve or vintage jaeger lecoultre, remember that a selfwinding or mechanical watch will need a service every 5-10 years because the oils will dry and if you don't service the service estimate will be very high.
  4. You can get a good European mechanical watch with an in-house movement for under $2k.
    You can get a good Japanese mechanical watch or a generic Swiss movement watch for much less.
  5. I should get the wind-up Longines my grandfather gave me serviced; it's been at least 5 years since then. How much should this cost in NYC?
  6. Really hard to say based on the condition of the movement and if any parts need replacing. For a clean, lube and adjust you'd probably look down the barrel of a couple of hundred. Get in touch with some watchmakers for a quote.

    I'm the same with my Grandfather's Omega. I need to pony up the cash and send it away for a refurb. I haven't worn it in years because I don't want to put wear on it.
  7. It shouldn't need any parts, it was in working condition when he gave it to me and I haven't worn it at all since (or is that bad because the watch has been sitting idle?). I'm pretty sure he had just had it serviced because it had a new leather strap and the face was clean.
  8. Sitting idle is fine. Oils dry up over time so it'll probably need a clean, relube and adjustment. If it was serviced not long before it became idle it'll probably be sweet.

    I dusted this off tonight. I won't wear it until I get it restored but I worry it'll be several hundred +. Might email for a rough quote.
  9. Anybody now anything about the Miyota 8215 movement?
  10. Its a pretty generic, pretty inexpensive Japanese movement.
    What more do you want to know?
  11. How long does it last.
  12. How much yens
  13. Can't say for sure about the 8215 movement but the 82s7 is supposed to last for 24h as advertised but on my watch it feels like 6 hours is the limit. Used to be perfect when the watch was first bought but now it's just meh..
    Watch is a Sevenfriday P3
    Although I know the new M1 sevenfriday watch uses the 8215 and I will be getting that one next month so my review, if needed, would have to wait :)

    The one on the right is a Tudor Blackshield. The wait for this watch was mind blowing. It normally takes 4-6 months for an allocation for a Rolex Daytona stainless steel but for the blackshield, it was more like 10 months.
  14. Sweet man, thanks.
  15. Should get 40+ hours on a wind.
    Should last forever if serviced.
  16. The 8215 is rated at 40 hours, but when I take it off after work it's rare for it to be still running when I come home the next day. It's a "cheap and cheerful" sort of thing. It's in lots of modestly priced watches. Nothing wrong with it but nothing exceptional about it. You get your beating second hand and a watch that looks good and you don't pay an arm and a leg.

    The movement can be had for less than $50, so servicing shouldn't be much of a concern. Especially if what I'm reading in this thread is right regarding the price of servicing then I'd recommend not to bother with servicing. Just buy a new movement if you ever have problems.
  17. ^^^This.

    Like the sheep#$%#er said, get a Seiko and contact Harold/yobokies and get the Anvil bracelet.

    ...like I did here (these came with the rubber strap but I changed them):
  18. xoxo
  19. Like this
  20. They look pretty American to me.
    Those #$%#ers stealing our fun.
  21. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>

    (want that Seagull too, so hot... we're a bunch of #$%#ing nerds)
  22. I'm torn between buying a few like that Seagull or keeping on saving for a vintage (or modern, I'm not overly fussed) Explorer. The best and only Rolex model I want to own.
  23. You also have the markII/mako modded seikos which are also nice watches
  24. I wish I had your control... I have between 150 and 300 watches right now... gotta have them all and can't make myself sell any! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  25. The Orients?

    Another one I like is the Seiko SKX007 with the super oyster bracelet.

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