Re: coolest watch

Postby Mr-914 » September 7th, 2011, 7:05 am

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Chevis: maybe it's the mid-west designers that wear big watches. On here and in my life, I've noticed very thin and restrained watches like the Braun that dominate with designers.
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Re: coolest watch

Postby mo-i » September 7th, 2011, 9:06 am

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Mr-914 wrote:On here and in my life, I've noticed very thin and restrained watches like the Braun that dominate with designers.


Exactly. I just don't like clunky watches. And that is why I snapped up a 30 year old BWC Swiss (manual) from an
elderly friend, which nicely complements the stainless accents in the new mo-i clipper:

Note how small the diameter of that watch really is. 36mm, about 1,45 inches.
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Re: coolest watch

Postby yo » November 17th, 2011, 11:47 pm

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Recently bought a Tsovet SVT AR77.... it is kind of a baby B&R, but it has some nice specs.

SWISS MADE, RONDA 515 SWISS QUARTZ MOVEMENT W/CALENDAR
CASE: AEROSPACE-GRADE 316L STAINLESS STEEL MATTE PVD BLACK
BAND: BLACK ITALIAN RUBBER (whatever that is...)
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Re: coolest watch

Postby davidwhetstone » November 18th, 2011, 4:26 am

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I love the "0" in place of "10." so ownable for them.

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Re: coolest watch

Postby Sain » November 18th, 2011, 8:28 am

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yo wrote:BAND: BLACK ITALIAN RUBBER (whatever that is...)


They obviously mean this.
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Re: coolest watch

Postby yo » November 18th, 2011, 10:50 am

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davidwhetstone wrote:I love the "0" in place of "10." so ownable for them.

D.


Definitely, a pretty small thing, but very cool....

Re: coolest watch

Postby TaylorWelden » December 11th, 2012, 10:26 pm

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yo wrote:Recently bought a Tsovet SVT AR77.... it is kind of a baby B&R, but it has some nice specs.

SWISS MADE, RONDA 515 SWISS QUARTZ MOVEMENT W/CALENDAR
CASE: AEROSPACE-GRADE 316L STAINLESS STEEL MATTE PVD BLACK
BAND: BLACK ITALIAN RUBBER (whatever that is...)


Nice Michael!

Funny story, I actually just purchased an AR77 myself in the gunmetal + olive color option.
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Love how the crown was on the left side, so if you're a left-arm-watch-wearing-individual, when you bend your wrist upward, you won't get jabbed with a hunk of metal right there in your tendons. Really handsome with a serious, yet subdued industrial aesthetic.

Not being a watch guy at all (I own a Braun, thanks to a contest here at Core77, and a titanium Swiss Military watch, plus a few others), after one day of owning the AR77, I sadly had to contact Tsovet about a more "suitable" replacement option. Even though I loved the look, I couldn't swing it/pull it off/what have you. It just wasn't me.

Since I had only put it on once, didn't wear it out, they were happy to oblige. A week later, the LX73 arrived from Tsovet, in the silver and black option.
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Since I can't really take a look at these in person, I went off the online image for the replacement. Much simpler, but keeping that industrial raw look that I was really attracted too. What I didn't take into account, was that the circular case LX73 was actually 2mm larger than the square case of the AR77 (48mm up to 50mm).

So yeah... I returned it one last time. I'm set receive the smaller RS40 (40mm diameter) this Friday by the end of the day.
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Great customer service. I specifically promised the kind folks over at Tsovet that this was the final exchange. They took it all with good humor. Though I admit, I felt a bit embarrassed that second time. My defense was, "hey, I'm not a watch guy".

So, Michael... does the AR77 in black look a bit smaller than it actually is? I imagine that black on black scheme looks great in person. I was really, really close to picking it up when I was ordering the AR77... in the end, to choose the color, I think I ended up flipping a coin.
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Re: coolest watch

Postby yo » December 12th, 2012, 1:21 pm

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There is no getting around it just being a big hunk of a watch. But, I've always liked them at that scale...
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Re: coolest watch

Postby TaylorWelden » December 12th, 2012, 9:03 pm

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Thanks for the photo reference, one thing that really seems to be missing from the Tsovet site (even hard to find other non-official photos from reviews and such). Definitely still a large watch, no doubt. I think the black on black helps, rather than the olive/gunmetal somewhat contrasting against each other visually. But yeah, that looks fantastic.
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Re: coolest watch

Postby yo » December 12th, 2012, 10:59 pm

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It is no Bell & Ross, but a little bit easier to wear everyday. Certainly not for everybody. I feel like the trend is going back to smaller timepieces but I've liked the oversized ones ever since the 90's. There were only a couple of brands making large timepieces then.

Re: coolest watch

Postby ADD » December 31st, 2012, 10:21 am

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There is no getting around it just being a big hunk of a watch. But, I've always liked them at that scale...


Michael, that tsovet fits/looks superb on the wrist...
there are very nice objects around in that photo...like the cartoon stretched to the scale :D & innocent dog...

I am sharing here this Clock... not a watch...
Either way... They are the time keeping device :wink: ..

I just STUCK to it...worth of sharing it here..

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Re: coolest watch

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Nice.

Reminiscent of the first MOMA watch of 1947 by Nathan George Horwitt

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Re: coolest watch

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Re: coolest watch

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Re: coolest watch

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