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Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too 826

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,680
Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« on: April 22, 2018, 01:56:59 PM »
Ok, so after strolling around the MT corner and stumbling across pics of watches from other members, I've got reminded to an old addiction that I think is not one anymore  :think:

After selling my Mission Impossible G-Shock some month ago to gather funds for a Victorinox CT41 this is what's left... from left to right and front...

G-8000 , G-9100 Gulfman , GW-M5600 , G-2300 , GW-6900 , Citizen Eco-Drive , GW-2000 , Sinn 157 M  TY - Lemania 5100



Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,189
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 02:01:15 PM »
:2tu:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,680
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,189
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 02:31:20 PM »
Diggin' the Sinn most actualy... :dd:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,680
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 02:44:49 PM »
Diggin' the Sinn most actualy... :dd:

Thanks Nick, me too. But it's 153 grams dangling on my left wrist  :ahhh

I've got into trouble with my wife when I bought the Sinn 157 M  TY  :whistle:
I did not buy any watch after that for the following 12 years (yes I love her), till I've got the G-Shock bug  :facepalm: But that's over now too  :think:



I've got the Sinn new at my Air force time back in 1995.
This was the German Airforce pilots issue. They used this model from Sinn and alternatively one from Tutima (same movement, different buttons). Tested to be accurate at 8g  :D

I had a friend travelling to Frankfurt am Main to buy one from the factory, as these were not available at any Jewellery or Watchmaker shop back in 1995.

My following watch additions were more economical but as much fun...

Victorinox Mini Champ & G-Shock G-2300

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,189
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2018, 02:57:10 PM »
G-shocks don't float my boat... :pommel:

Mechanical movements and dials however...

I'm constantly drooling over the Vic watches at the jewelers closeby
Will probably buy one for myself when I turn 30. Which leaves me time to save up.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,680
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2018, 03:14:30 PM »
G-shocks don't float my boat... :pommel:

Mechanical movements and dials however...

I'm constantly drooling over the Vic watches at the jewelers closeby
Will probably buy one for myself when I turn 30. Which leaves me time to save up.

Oi ! I said more economical  :twak:
And the functions and reliability of a G-Shock :dd:

But I get you, unfortunately  :facepalm:

John just got a very nice Vic watch here....
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,21658.msg1683303.html#msg1683303


« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 03:16:19 PM by MTMatt »
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Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2018, 03:46:19 PM »
Awarded !    :cheers:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,680
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 03:53:54 PM »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,189
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 04:03:04 PM »
Congrats!

And yes, I noticed.

Did I tell you that I'll turn 30 in 3 friggin' years? :bnghd:

Saw an I.N.O.X. with metal bracelet in a display last week... :drool:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,680
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2018, 04:43:53 PM »
Congrats!

And yes, I noticed.

Did I tell you that I'll turn 30 in 3 friggin' years? :bnghd:

Saw an I.N.O.X. with metal bracelet in a display last week... :drool:

3 more years to safe up for a great birthday present. Or for your wedding   :whistle:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,189
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2018, 04:47:21 PM »
Smurf, you're right...
She'll be expecting a ring long before then...

She's been giving hints already :facepalm:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,490 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2018, 04:48:57 PM »
Congrats on the badge Matt.  :cheers:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,490 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2018, 04:54:56 PM »
Congrats!

And yes, I noticed.

Did I tell you that I'll turn 30 in 3 friggin' years? :bnghd:

Saw an I.N.O.X. with metal bracelet in a display last week... :drool:

The INOX is great, I sure like mine, and the automatic is supposed to be out in May.  :tu:

I would like to see an Airboss chronograph in titanium, I might have to save up too!  :ahhh

Wish I was 30 again! Be grateful!  :pok:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,189
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2018, 05:52:09 PM »
I actualy stopped collecting watches all together, but a Vic WILL be bought one day.

Now the question of keeping or selling the others rises... :think:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,680
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2018, 06:37:03 PM »
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,490 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2018, 06:52:20 PM »
I actualy stopped collecting watches all together, but a Vic WILL be bought one day.

Now the question of keeping or selling the others rises... :think:

I stopped too, seems I overdid it with the first one.  :facepalm:

Until something irresistable comes along.  :ahhh
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,189
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2018, 07:10:22 PM »
I actualy stopped collecting watches all together, but a Vic WILL be bought one day.

Now the question of keeping or selling the others rises... :think:

I stopped too, seems I overdid it with the first one.  :facepalm:

Until something irresistable comes along.  :ahhh
Like... a full collection?
:pok:

I'll send you the list :rofl:

Buy now or regret later
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,490 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2018, 07:14:22 PM »
I actualy stopped collecting watches all together, but a Vic WILL be bought one day.

Now the question of keeping or selling the others rises... :think:

I stopped too, seems I overdid it with the first one.  :facepalm:

Until something irresistable comes along.  :ahhh
Like... a full collection?
:pok:

I'll send you the list :rofl:

I have a complete watch collection of 1.  :D

Unless you have something in Vic titanium?  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh  :facepalm:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,189
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2018, 08:57:57 PM »
I actualy stopped collecting watches all together, but a Vic WILL be bought one day.

Now the question of keeping or selling the others rises... :think:

I stopped too, seems I overdid it with the first one.  :facepalm:

Until something irresistable comes along.  :ahhh
Like... a full collection?
:pok:

I'll send you the list :rofl:

I have a complete watch collection of 1.  :D

Unless you have something in Vic titanium?  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh  :facepalm:
The only Ti watch I have is on my wrist now.
It's not Vic, but it is Swiss...


Buy now or regret later
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,680
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2018, 09:31:31 PM »
I actualy stopped collecting watches all together, but a Vic WILL be bought one day.

Now the question of keeping or selling the others rises... :think:

I stopped too, seems I overdid it with the first one.  :facepalm:

Until something irresistable comes along.  :ahhh
Like... a full collection?
:pok:

I'll send you the list :rofl:

I have a complete watch collection of 1.  :D

Unless you have something in Vic titanium?  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh  :facepalm:
The only Ti watch I have is on my wrist now.
It's not Vic, but it is Swiss...

(Image removed from quote.)

Those are cool  :tu:  Are they still being made?
I heart that early models were a bit too sensitive on the touch?
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,189
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2018, 09:54:24 PM »


I actualy stopped collecting watches all together, but a Vic WILL be bought one day.

Now the question of keeping or selling the others rises... :think:

I stopped too, seems I overdid it with the first one.  :facepalm:

Until something irresistable comes along.  :ahhh
Like... a full collection?
:pok:

I'll send you the list :rofl:

I have a complete watch collection of 1.  :D

Unless you have something in Vic titanium?  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh  :facepalm:
The only Ti watch I have is on my wrist now.
It's not Vic, but it is Swiss...

(Image removed from quote.)

Those are cool  :tu:  Are they still being made?
I heart that early models were a bit too sensitive on the touch?

This is one of the early generations.

I received it when I turned 18 but it was bought a year before that.
Which means it was bought 10 years ago.

The touch function activates after pressing the button at 3.
Works like a charm!

As far as I know they are still available.
My uncle (who got me into watches back then) bought one last year at a watch fair for only €300...
Complete with box and papers and the optional Ti bracelet!

Sadly it was malfunctioning.
He brought it in at a local dealer who has send it back to Tissot.

He received a call sometime later to ask where he got it.
It wasn't reported stolen but they were suspicious of he story that the dealer told them.
He explained the full story.

After a few days he received the news that they were going to repair the watch free of charge since it was still under waranty, but they were still puzzled by the story.

So he now owns a larger T-touch (later models were bigger) for bargain price!

Buy now or regret later
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,490 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2018, 11:00:46 PM »
Looks like a nice watch Nick, probably one you're keeping.  :D

I like titanium for the light weight and hypoallergenic properties, my skin reacts to some alloys. Some of those stainless watches can get heavy too, and I don't want to have to buy a Tread for a counterbalance!  :ahhh

I appreciate you knowledgable guys, I am a complete newb when it comes to watches, but I'm learning!  :)
« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 11:03:08 PM by twiliter »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,189
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2018, 11:12:03 PM »
I stopped with watches for 3 reasons:

- availability (second hand beauties for bargain price? Only happened once...)
- serviceability (can't work on them myself)
- overal costs (maintenance and purchase)

SAKs became the alternative.
They are relatively cheap, serviceable, findable and were interesting me since my childhood.

Buy now or regret later
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,490 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2018, 11:23:52 PM »
It does look like it could get quite expensive!

For me a watch is a tool too, and I have a lot of good tools, but never got into collecting except for SAKs and MTs (which can also get expensive, but not nearly as bad), but as far as changing the battery in my INOX, I think I could manage it with the right tools (yay more tools!  :ahhh)...
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,680
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2018, 12:57:18 AM »


I actualy stopped collecting watches all together, but a Vic WILL be bought one day.

Now the question of keeping or selling the others rises... :think:

I stopped too, seems I overdid it with the first one.  :facepalm:

Until something irresistable comes along.  :ahhh
Like... a full collection?
:pok:

I'll send you the list :rofl:

I have a complete watch collection of 1.  :D

Unless you have something in Vic titanium?  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh  :facepalm:
The only Ti watch I have is on my wrist now.
It's not Vic, but it is Swiss...

(Image removed from quote.)

Those are cool  :tu:  Are they still being made?
I heart that early models were a bit too sensitive on the touch?

This is one of the early generations.

I received it when I turned 18 but it was bought a year before that.
Which means it was bought 10 years ago.

The touch function activates after pressing the button at 3.
Works like a charm!

As far as I know they are still available.
My uncle (who got me into watches back then) bought one last year at a watch fair for only €300...
Complete with box and papers and the optional Ti bracelet!

Sadly it was malfunctioning.
He brought it in at a local dealer who has send it back to Tissot.

He received a call sometime later to ask where he got it.
It wasn't reported stolen but they were suspicious of he story that the dealer told them.
He explained the full story.

After a few days he received the news that they were going to repair the watch free of charge since it was still under waranty, but they were still puzzled by the story.

So he now owns a larger T-touch (later models were bigger) for bargain price!

That's a great story  :tu:
Your watch is a keeper for sure.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,680
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2018, 12:58:54 AM »
I stopped with watches for 3 reasons:

- availability (second hand beauties for bargain price? Only happened once...)
- serviceability (can't work on them myself)
- overal costs (maintenance and purchase)

SAKs became the alternative.
They are relatively cheap, serviceable, findable and were interesting me since my childhood.

That's how I came to G-Shocks first, then MTs  :salute:
No Life Club Posts: 1,670
Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2018, 01:58:26 PM »
Congrats on the merit badge . . .
 :tu:
Accumulating watches, mechanical in particular, can get expensive. I've basically stopped. The Vic is the first one in a long time.

John

John
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Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2018, 02:19:41 PM »
Ok, so after strolling around the MT corner and stumbling across pics of watches from other members, I've got reminded to an old addiction that I think is not one anymore  :think:

After selling my Mission Impossible G-Shock some month ago to gather funds for a Victorinox CT41 this is what's left... from left to right and front...

G-8000 , G-9100 Gulfman , GW-M5600 , G-2300 , GW-6900 , Citizen Eco-Drive , GW-2000 , Sinn 157 M  TY - Lemania 5100

(Image removed from quote.)

That Sinn is a looker!  :cheers:

Once you go black you never go back
@blackdiamonds_42
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Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2018, 02:26:14 PM »
That Sinn IS a looker! :like:

The only reason I looked at this thread at all really is that the Sinn is the pic for it on my phone!

I also got in a little too far a few years ago and am glad that I was able to catch myself before it was too late.
I realized after using the Apple Watch for a little bit that it is really the only option for me when working and I am always working!

I actually rarely miss calls,emails and Texts since using the Apple and this is more important for me than anything else overall.
I also feel like I am being electrocuted every time the phone vibrates and you just can not put a price on that? :think:

 

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