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Postby yeayea » February 5th, 2005, 9:41 am


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check out these cool watches its all about the pimp watch! :D

http://www.pimp-watches.com/en/

and some other cool jap watches:

http://www.tokyoflash.com/watches.php?pg=1

Postby ono » February 5th, 2005, 10:32 am

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Hey, thanks Stucon for mentioninf this thread.
Here is a very interesting watch it´s a Ventura V-tec Alpha, the coolest thing is the use of such a "mechanical" interface to operate a digital watch. It is also very smooth and nice to operate.



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Postby Arclight » February 5th, 2005, 11:54 am


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yo wrote:hard to go wrong with a classic Rado:

There are some real cool vintage Rado's on ebay.


See, yo knows what I'm talking about. Rado is the way to go. A Sintra Chrono with the sapphire hour markers....
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Postby Guest » February 5th, 2005, 5:17 pm


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still blown away by Max Bill. The line and proportion are such pure reflections of the Bauhuas asethitic that influenced all of his design.
http://www2.starcat.ne.jp/~mmrym4/shop/maxbill/

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Postby sbeaulieu » February 6th, 2005, 1:11 am


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i looked for over 3 months and could not find a watch that i liked or could afford.......i actually liked the stark fossil watch but they are a pain in the ass to get on and off.....and i really only wanted to get analog, as i like seeing hands....but couldn't find one

so i caved in and went with this digital nixon..except i should have gone with the brown strap, cause this is a bit fancy for me right now.
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i also want to say that whomever did this read out is a genius......AMAZINGLY clever :)
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Postby Guest » February 6th, 2005, 4:13 am


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omg... where did you find that watch??? not the nixon one the 8 til 10 one! that is sweet!

Postby ono » February 6th, 2005, 6:35 am

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That is the Frank Ghery watch for fossil, About the stark one, yea it´s cool but I heard the mecha quality is pretty crappy (anyone has it? any comments on it?)
Talking about digital, this is a nice, though chunky one (it feels and communicates quality)
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Postby 1234 » February 6th, 2005, 8:53 am


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watch
Function: noun
1 a : the act of keeping awake to guard, protect, or attend b obsolete : the state of being wakeful c : a wake over a dead body d : a state of alert and continuous attention e : close observation : SURVEILLANCE f : a notice or bulletin that alerts the public to the possibility of severe weather conditions occurring in the near future <winter storm watch>
2 a : any of the definite divisions of the night made by ancient peoples b : one of the indeterminate intervals marking the passage of night -- usually used in plural <the silent watches of the night>
3 a : LOOKOUT, WATCHMAN b archaic : the office or function of a sentinel or guard
4 a : a body of soldiers or sentinels making up a guard b : a watchman or body of watchmen formerly assigned to patrol the streets of a town at night, announce the hours, and act as police
5 a (1) : a portion of time during which a part of a ship's company is on duty (2) : the part of a ship's company required to be on duty during a particular watch (3) : a sailor's assigned duty period b : a period of duty : SHIFT c : a term as holder especially of an overseeing or managerial office <the business grew on her watch>
6 : a portable timepiece designed to be worn (as on the wrist) or carried in the pocket -- compare CLOCK
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Postby yo » February 6th, 2005, 11:47 am

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ono wrote:, About the stark one, yea it´s cool but I heard the mecha quality is pretty crappy (anyone has it? any comments on it?)


The stark one feels like garbage and the finishes scatch very easily. It is also a few mm too thick for its width in my opinion.

That Tag is hot, must cost a bloody fortune.

Some good links...

Postby dnp607 » February 6th, 2005, 8:48 pm


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If you're into (or getting pulled into) watches, some good links:

http://www.timezone.com
http://www.equationoftime.com/
http://www.watchnet.com/

Enjoy!

...also, another favorite design (Anonimo Militare):

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Postby ono » February 7th, 2005, 5:07 am

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The Tag? far too expensive for a digital, but it chronoes up to a hundredth of a second (to time the cooking time of pasta al dente)

Postby ufo » February 7th, 2005, 6:35 am

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smartcast fish finder wrist watch

As the most significant recreational fishing innovation in recent times, sonar fishfinder units are well established as a fundamental piece of equipment for boat-based anglers and, like almost everything electronic, decreasing size and increasing capabilities are expanding these applications by bringing the benefits of sonar technology to land-based fishing. One of the latest examples - the Humminbird Smartcast RF30 - utilises a wireless link between a small sonar transducer attached to the fishing line and a wrist-worn display unit to provide a picture of what's underneath - identifying fish within a 25 metre radius a well as a map of the bottom and any submerged structures that could cause snags.

The 22mm x 23mm display incorporates data on Fish ID and depth range plus afish alarm and can be used in conjunction with any rod and reel. The unitoperates to a depth of 30 metres and has a 90 degree sonar beam coverage, with real-time data transfer making it possible to "scope" a location byderiving an underwater map with a few quick casts.

Easy access to this type of data means that applications for the SmartcastRF30 go well beyond fishing. The unit can be used to check mooring depths, creek & river crossings while four-wheel driving, or to inspect dams forsilting and depth.

The floating Remote Sonar Sensor is fully waterproof and can be expected tolast 400 hours of in-the-water usage according to Humminbird.

Power is froma single cell replaceable battery that lasts 25 hours and a "wet switch"that automatically shuts down the Sensor when out of the water isincorporated to minimise power consumption.

A 'B' Remote Sonar Sensor that uses a different channel can also bepurchased so that two people can fish with individual SmartCast's in thesame area without signal interference.
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Postby alistar_dean » February 7th, 2005, 11:24 am

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guys and gals,

Surely the Fossill starck has to be the coolest watch? The steel version is the finest example of timepeice-o-logy I've ever had...

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Postby Guest » February 7th, 2005, 3:08 pm


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Surely you have to define timepeice-o-logy...
how many watches have you ever had?

Postby yo » February 7th, 2005, 9:59 pm

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hate to say it, but I still love this, it is a classic piece of Nike iconclast:

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before this sport watches looked like a black block with an LCD screen. At the time [no pun intended] I was designing watches for Timex at a consutancy, and we where blown away.

I have a decent watch colection (about 30-40 prob - too many to know how many I have) and I still love the origional Triax.

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