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The watch collector challenge. 3812

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2019, 12:31:24 AM »
That is a cool watch Chako love the display  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2019, 03:11:59 AM »
It is a neat watch.

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2019, 03:51:17 AM »
I like that one!
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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2019, 02:01:03 AM »
Day 9.

Today, I went with the latest addition...an Invicta Bolt Sport. This one has a rubber shroud around the watch...which I guess should help to protect the watch..

After work...a nice little trip to the Sault Canal.



And the old post office at the canal.



I must say, with these larger watches, Invicta is rather generous with the metal links. Usually, I set the adjustment on the clasp to the smallest setting and the watch will fit a bit loose without having to add or remove links.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2019, 03:10:01 AM by Chako »

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2019, 05:28:34 AM »
Nice Chako
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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2019, 08:07:07 AM »
 :salute:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2019, 12:30:21 PM »
Nice pics and great looking watch Chako  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2019, 03:20:59 PM »
Nice pics and great looking watch Chako  :like: :tu:
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Really like that one, Chako! :like:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2019, 07:34:55 PM »
Day 10.

Here is a watch I bought in the early to mid 90s if memory serves me right.  At the time, I was looking for a watch that hardly weighed anything...and found this Pulsar Titanium watch at Sears. Titanium is nice and light, but it tends to scratch easily. On the plus side, it tends to heat up to body temperature really quickly and that just adds to the overall comfort of the watch over stainless steel.

I spent the day at the new city splash pad at Bellvue Park with the grandkid.




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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2019, 07:38:13 PM »
Cool titanium watch Chako  :like: :tu:

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« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2019, 06:05:11 AM »
Very nice indeed. :like:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #41 on: June 24, 2019, 12:38:35 AM »
Day 11.

I bought this online for a great price used. I think I only paid 50 dollars Canadian for it. The price was very attractive, that I bought 2. Today, I decided to wear this gold coloured Verizon Wear24 watch. I guess this was an overly pricey watch that Verizon tried to up-sell to their customer base. It wasn't very popular, and hence why you can buy a used copy for less than 50 dollars. I on the other hand, was curious to see what this watch was all about. I must say, I really like this one, and am happy I bought 2 of them, the other being the stainless steel version. This watch uses Android Wear 2.0. What I really like about this watch is the constant ghost image that shows you the time. My other smart watch depends on wrist gestures to turn the watch on for a short time. This one also does that...but with the time always on the watch face, I see no need to go that route. There is a problem however, and it involves bright sunlight. The image is washed out, even when you turn the brightness of the screen to max. Another let down of this watch...anemic speaker. Even with all the shortfalls, to get a great functioning smart watch for under 50 bucks...its hard to not like the watch for that price.

Here is the watch on bright mode. press the single button on the watch to brighten the always on display. Indoors, it is blinding. You can install and change many different watch faces, always a plus.



Here is the same watch in outdoor sunlight. It gets washed badly.



Here I am rocking the Verizon Wear24.



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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2019, 12:09:10 PM »
Nice watch for the money Chako  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2019, 12:49:39 AM »
Day 12.

Once again I broke down and wore a newer watch. This large and heavy watch is an Invicta Bolt with Swiss movement. I like all watches, including the gaudy ones...and this green beauty fits the bill nicely. The bracelet is actually a little large on me. I could do with a link or two removed...which is refreshing compared to my having to buy more links to fit me.

I did not plan this. The year book came out today and when I saw the title...pure happenstance.



Here I am visiting my friends wood-shop classroom.



Hard to believe I have stayed the course for a full 12 days.

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2019, 07:14:16 AM »
Very cool how that worked out, Chako!  :like:

That Invicta is cool looking.  :)

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2019, 08:46:40 AM »
It is a very flashy watch. The crystal has a nice shape to it that accentuates the interior depending on the angle of view. The green has multiple sunbursts that really catch the light, and the green just glows depending on the lighting.

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2019, 12:20:36 PM »
Love the watch very nice  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2019, 11:56:36 PM »
Day 13.

Up next is this Timex Expedition Shock XL watch.

I have to say, Timex is not very generous with their watch band length compared to Casio. This one fits me...but just. However, it is still comfortable. I just which I had a bit more wiggle room. On the up side, the watch is shock and water resistant to 200 meters. Not sure about the negative display. I always prefer a positive display as they tend to more legible in different lighting. With that said, this one is fairly visible compared to some much cheaper Chinese offerings I have. I got this one because I was curious about Timex's offerings that compete with the Casio G-shocks. Vibrate alarm is great feature. The indiglo lights the face really nice.




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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2019, 12:48:17 AM »
Nice one  :like: :tu:

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« Reply #49 on: June 26, 2019, 05:13:09 AM »
Thanks.

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #50 on: June 27, 2019, 12:47:43 AM »
Day 14.

Next up on the list, a Timex WS4. This watch caught my eye back in 2009 when I was looking for an ABC watch. This means it has an altimeter, barometer, and compass functions. What I really like about this watch is the small weather station icons it shows to forecast the weather. This watch was used as the basis design of the Timex Expedition Grid Shock that I wore back on day 7. This is just such a neat watch design wise, and because of all that real-estate, the graphs are nice and big.



Back at work again.



Wrapping things up for the year...had a bit of time on my hands.


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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2019, 04:51:17 AM »
That is really neat, Chako! :like:

Probably the best looking digital watch so far in the challenge. imo of course. :)

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2019, 12:14:10 PM »
Agreed. Its Achilles heel if there is one...only water resistant to 50m.

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2019, 12:27:01 PM »
Cool watch Chako  8) :like:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2019, 08:48:54 PM »
Agreed. Its Achilles heel if there is one...only water resistant to 50m.
:cheers:

If it is a true 50m, then that is awesome, but watches that say 50m usually end up fogging up in a pool after a while.  :facepalm:

Hopefully that one wouldn't. :ahhh

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« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2019, 10:44:00 PM »
I don't think it will. It hasn't yet.


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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2019, 10:47:24 PM »
Day 15.

Because today was Graduation day at work, I decided to go a little up scale with the Bulova Champlain Precisionist Chronograph. This is one cool watch from the beautiful face, the curved glass, the super cool sweeping second hand that runs like an automatic. Hard to believe this is a diver at that.with a rating of 300m.


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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #57 on: June 27, 2019, 10:54:19 PM »
That’s a very nice looking watch Chako  :tu: :like:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #58 on: June 27, 2019, 11:24:39 PM »
Day 15.

Because today was Graduation day at work, I decided to go a little up scale with the Bulova Champlain Precisionist Chronograph. This is one cool watch from the beautiful face, the curved glass, the super cool sweeping second hand that runs like an automatic. Hard to believe this is a diver at that.with a rating of 300m.


Gorgeous watch, Chako! Bulova has done a fantastic job with their new watches. The Precisionist line is underrated for sure. IMO

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #59 on: June 28, 2019, 08:16:33 PM »
I did not know that Bulova is now owned by Citizen.

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