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Title: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt 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

(https://i.imgur.com/033eHBs.jpg)

Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: Mechanickal on April 22, 2018, 02:01:15 PM
:2tu:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt on April 22, 2018, 02:21:11 PM
:2tu:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: Mechanickal on April 22, 2018, 02:31:20 PM
Diggin' the Sinn most actualy... :dd:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt 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:

(https://i.imgur.com/roj4azu.jpg)

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

(https://i.imgur.com/QLTwTAS.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: Mechanickal 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.
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt 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


Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: SteveC on April 22, 2018, 03:46:19 PM
Awarded !    :cheers:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt on April 22, 2018, 03:53:54 PM
Awarded !    :cheers:

Thanks Steve  :cheers:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: Mechanickal 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:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt 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:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: Mechanickal 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:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: twiliter on April 22, 2018, 04:48:57 PM
Congrats on the badge Matt.  :cheers:

Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: twiliter 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:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: Mechanickal 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:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt on April 22, 2018, 06:37:03 PM
Congrats on the badge Matt.  :cheers:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: twiliter 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
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: Mechanickal 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:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: twiliter 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:

Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: Mechanickal 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...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180422/5d1b67594e3d014215d0eb93f5d1136b.jpg)
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt 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...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180422/5d1b67594e3d014215d0eb93f5d1136b.jpg)

Those are cool  :tu:  Are they still being made?
I heart that early models were a bit too sensitive on the touch?
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: Mechanickal 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...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180422/5d1b67594e3d014215d0eb93f5d1136b.jpg)

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!
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: twiliter 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!  :)
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: Mechanickal 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.
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: twiliter 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)...
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt 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...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180422/5d1b67594e3d014215d0eb93f5d1136b.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt 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:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: jalind 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
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: microbe 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

(https://i.imgur.com/033eHBs.jpg)

That Sinn is a looker!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: ezdog 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:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: jalind on April 23, 2018, 04:08:11 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

(https://i.imgur.com/033eHBs.jpg)

That Sinn is a looker!  :cheers:
:drool:
Unfortunately, the Lemania 5100 inside it was discontinued by Swatch Group in spite of protestations from a number of companies and governments. One of the most robust chrono movements ever made, it could withstand considerable shock vibration and extreme g-forces. Those that want one must find a used Sinn like this one, or a Tutima or Fortis that has one under the dial. All three were using the Lemania movement for aviation and space tool watches.

John
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt on April 23, 2018, 10:04:10 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

(https://i.imgur.com/033eHBs.jpg)

That Sinn is a looker!  :cheers:
:drool:
Unfortunately, the Lemania 5100 inside it was discontinued by Swatch Group in spite of protestations from a number of companies and governments. One of the most robust chrono movements ever made, it could withstand considerable shock vibration and extreme g-forces. Those that want one must find a used Sinn like this one, or a Tutima or Fortis that has one under the dial. All three were using the Lemania movement for aviation and space tool watches.

John

Thanks John for the insight.

When the machines producing the parts for the movement got worn enough to lose the required accuracy, they decided that the costs to renew them would not be compensated by the sales numbers  :think:

And although it's a brilliant movement you'll not find a Lemania 5100 behind a glass back. It's got a nylon/plastic type inner mount around it.
It all makes sense function wise, but some say it's an ugly movement.
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt on April 23, 2018, 10:21:56 PM
Due to the interest in the Sinn 157 M  TY - Lemania 5100 I've dug out the old catalogue from Sinn from 1995 that got me hooked...

(https://i.imgur.com/vrCBEDp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oOp48gc.jpg)

They also provided the watches for German Astronauts. Same Lemania 5100, but modified the case adding an inner bezel adjustable from the outside. I was thinking of getting that one instead, but I have small wrists and it was just too big and heavy (see technical data sheet at the end for model 142).

(https://i.imgur.com/3zyYa2r.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NCfqwyy.jpg)

153 grams on my left wrist the whole day today  :ahhh

(https://i.imgur.com/W7pmX4F.jpg)

Technical data sheet for all models​ in that catalogue.
Look out for my 157 or the cooler 142 model.

(https://i.imgur.com/KBRfNjX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qxXS8mB.jpg)

I hope this was interesting for some of you  :cheers:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: twiliter on April 24, 2018, 12:31:38 AM
Thanks Matt that is interesting, cool watch, looks pretty durable!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt on April 24, 2018, 12:48:15 AM
Thanks Matt that is interesting, cool watch, looks pretty durable!  :cheers:

 :salute:
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: Ricardomfs on April 24, 2018, 01:05:57 AM
Sinn have such nice clean cool design, that would definitely be one my dress watches in the future!
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: twiliter on April 24, 2018, 01:07:23 AM
From the side photo that 142 does look thick, probably even heavier than yours!  :ahhh

I don't read German, but looks like 20g more at least.

I don't think that's too terribly heavy, but compared to a G shock it's probably noticeable.
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: jalind on April 24, 2018, 04:00:16 AM
Due to the interest in the Sinn 157 M  TY - Lemania 5100 I've dug out the old catalogue from Sinn from 1995 that got me hooked...

(https://i.imgur.com/vrCBEDp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oOp48gc.jpg)

They also provided the watches for German Astronauts. Same Lemania 5100, but modified the case adding an inner bezel adjustable from the outside. I was thinking of getting that one instead, but I have small wrists and it was just too big and heavy (see technical data sheet at the end for model 142).

(https://i.imgur.com/3zyYa2r.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NCfqwyy.jpg)

153 grams on my left wrist the whole day today  :ahhh

(https://i.imgur.com/W7pmX4F.jpg)

Technical data sheet for all models​ in that catalogue.
Look out for my 157 or the cooler 142 model.

(https://i.imgur.com/KBRfNjX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qxXS8mB.jpg)

I hope this was interesting for some of you  :cheers:
:2tu:
Thanks for digging that out.

Worn and Wound had this article about the Lemania 5100 and its Delrin parts (the plastic they used) several years ago. It was, indeed, the ugly red-head stepchild and didn't lend itself to being decorated and displayed through a window on the case back that everyone could "ooh & aah" over.
http://wornandwound.com/chronography-4-lemania-5100/

John
Title: Re: Watches - Multitools for time - I've got some too
Post by: MTMatt on April 24, 2018, 08:33:58 AM
Due to the interest in the Sinn 157 M  TY - Lemania 5100 I've dug out the old catalogue from Sinn from 1995 that got me hooked...

(https://i.imgur.com/vrCBEDp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oOp48gc.jpg)

They also provided the watches for German Astronauts. Same Lemania 5100, but modified the case adding an inner bezel adjustable from the outside. I was thinking of getting that one instead, but I have small wrists and it was just too big and heavy (see technical data sheet at the end for model 142).

(https://i.imgur.com/3zyYa2r.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NCfqwyy.jpg)

153 grams on my left wrist the whole day today  :ahhh

(https://i.imgur.com/W7pmX4F.jpg)

Technical data sheet for all models​ in that catalogue.
Look out for my 157 or the cooler 142 model.

(https://i.imgur.com/KBRfNjX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qxXS8mB.jpg)

I hope this was interesting for some of you  :cheers:
:2tu:
Thanks for digging that out.

Worn and Wound had this article about the Lemania 5100 and its Delrin parts (the plastic they used) several years ago. It was, indeed, the ugly red-head stepchild and didn't lend itself to being decorated and displayed through a window on the case back that everyone could "ooh & aah" over.
http://wornandwound.com/chronography-4-lemania-5100/

John

Wow, what a great article  :like:

Thanks John  :cheers: