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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,405 ✭✭✭ fat bloke


    Lovely. What's the "link" refer to at all?


  • Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭ oxocube


    fat bloke wrote: »
    Lovely. What's the "link" refer to at all?

    Its the unusual, S shaped links on the braclet :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,216 ✭✭✭ TheW1zard


    Todays watch today

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  • Registered Users Posts: 509 ✭✭✭ Pablo_Flox


    Mondaine Evo

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,072 ✭✭✭✭ Birneybau


    fat bloke wrote: »
    Lovely. What's the "link" refer to at all?

    I wondered that myself, was only Googling it lately. Thought it was going to be BlueTooth or something.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,110 ✭✭✭ Thirdfox


    Birneybau wrote: »
    I wondered that myself, was only Googling it lately. Thought it was going to be BlueTooth or something.

    Tag Heuer do do that - it's the Tag Heuer "Connected" ;)

    https://www.tagheuer.com/en/watches/tag-heuer-connected

    Interesting take on smart watches - not sure I'd choose that over say an Apple watch if I'm looking for a smart watch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 776 ✭✭✭ funkyouup


    GA-2100

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,646 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    Normally not so keen on analogue G-Shocks, being a traditionalist an that :D but I like that one. I think it's the very chunky and bold indices that make it.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭ teotwawki


    The GA-2100 is one of the nicer designs from G-Shock, very clean design. Not tacky at all. It's quite thin, thinner than even the small G-Shocks like the DW5600. Seems to have picked up a fanbase very quickly. I will probably pick one up at some stage. Just wish it had lume on the hour markers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 776 ✭✭✭ funkyouup


    Its a teeny bit thinner than the 5600, felt alot lighter than the 5600 too when i had them in my hands earlier. I guess not having Solar or Atomic timekeeping and having some Carbon help. Really happy i was able to grab one, they started to sell out as soon as the range was released.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 938 ✭✭✭ Ruraldweller56


    Thirdfox wrote: »
    Tag Heuer do do that - it's the Tag Heuer "Connected" ;)

    https://www.tagheuer.com/en/watches/tag-heuer-connected

    Interesting take on smart watches - not sure I'd choose that over say an Apple watch if I'm looking for a smart watch.

    Nice


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,646 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    Following on from something on another thread and mention of TAG here, wheeled out this today:

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    Tried it on a BUND strap it came with, no way could Live Aid poster boy here get away with that. :D T'was a bit large on a NATO too, so sourced a NOS 1960's Expandro strap, which they(and the previous Junghans mil Chronos) were sometimes worn on. Result. :)

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 956 ✭✭✭ Mitch Buchannon


    That’s pure class W.


  • Registered Users Posts: 507 ✭✭✭ shutup


    I think the Heuer is my favourite watch that I’ve ever seen. I did prefer it the other strap though


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,110 ✭✭✭✭ banie01


    That's sweet looking Wibbs, ya have some really esoteric tastes!
    It's not a strap I'd ever have thought of using for a Bund, but it really works.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,418 ✭✭✭ micks_address


    shutup wrote: »
    I think the Heuer is my favourite watch that I’ve ever seen. I did prefer it the other strap though
    Not sold on that bracelet either ☹️


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,646 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    banie01 wrote: »
    ya have some really esoteric tastes!
    I'm a weird bastard you mean... :D Yeah those straps were popular with German pilots.

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    Then again the expanding metal strap thing was huge for many decades from the 20's until well into the 90's with Speidel and the like being the go to replacement strap for many. Even featured in TV ads. An uncle of mine who has a 60's Blancpain FF from new(the bastard) slapped a spidel onto it in the 80's and it still on that(the philistine bastard :D ).

    Yep the Heuer "bund" is a very nice watch, though the bezel is friction fit rather than clicks which feels a bit cheap. Less to fail I suppose and they were rated for high positive and negative G. The case is an interesting and unusual design which dates back to the 1930's. The chrono is very nice to operate and flyback for the win. None of this was to do with Heuer of course, they bought the whole thing in from Leonidas. Specifically for the military contracts I suspect, which would have been a consistent source of cash for them, something Heuer was usually short of. Though on their official history the model is never mentioned. Like it never existed(and until recently they were one of the "cheapest" vintage Heuer chronos you could buy). And there's never been a sniff that they'd reissue it. Odd given it was probably one of their most produced watches and military which sells, well if case serial numbers are anything to go by. Then again it is pre TAG Heuer here, so it's just as likely the case serial numbers were pulled out of their bottom after a while(or SINN kicked off a new set of cases as part of BUND servicing when they took it over).

    I got lucky with mine in that it's a civilian, no BUND/NATO issue no. stamp on back and an early serial number(616), no Heuer on the movement, the early ones have polished pushers and crown and had a fair bit of patina when I got it, like a vintage watch should be IMHO, so at the time it was cheaper than the NOS looking ones from the SINN selloff in the 90's. Now the more vintage looking ones can get a premium. Funny old world.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,646 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    Not sold on that bracelet either ☹️
    Oh I hear you and in fairness M, I am an oddball. Hell the history of straps gets me revved up. :D I even inspired a Hodinkee article from a comment I made about the history of the various straps and bracelets and springbars. Down the years I've been able to source NOS vintage straps going back to the first world war, because I was interested in how things changed over time.

    It's one area where the buying public has shifted quite a bit. Like I was saying no watch collector today would dream of buying an expanding metal strap, yet they were about the most popular option for replacing straps and bracelets for most of the 20th century. I've seen them show up on Pateks in estate sales. One piece cheap nylon or canvas straps were another when they came in(QV Sean Connery's Bond Rolex with the endlessly copied NATO strap that wasn't). For one good reason. They were washable. Many of the early ones have the word "hygienic" in the trade name(and as we know leather straps can get whiffy and you don't want to see the goo that comes out of a metal bracelet in an ultrasonic bath. :eek::D) NATOs, or rather G10's themselves were seen as out of bounds except for pure issued watches, until Omega and Tudor slapped a hundred quid plus onto the price. Even then you'll note on some forums that NATOs are still seen as tacky. We defo tend to be more strap/bracelet conscious today and they should be quality leather or heavier than granite bracelets as a reflection of the luxury angle.

    As an example, here's the Heuer with a 43 issued Wagner on the original strap that I was daftly lucky to find(meh quality and doesn't deserve the name "leather" :D).

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    Gives a good idea of size comparison, the Wagner being 35mm. Though the actual viewable area of the dials aren't so different, a couple of mm tops.

    1940 Alpina KM on a contemporaneous canvas "Hygienic" strap(which was a "NATO" before there was a NATO).

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    1941 Doxa DH on a similar vintage expanding metal strap(similar to a Bonklip).

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    Told ye I was odd. :eek::D

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,418 ✭✭✭ micks_address


    Thanks for the write up wibbs, super informative as usual


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,216 ✭✭✭ TheW1zard


    Latest piece. Have a nice 55 fathoms seiko in the works ðŸ˜

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,401 ✭✭✭ Lorddrakul


    Wibbs wrote: »
    Following on from something on another thread and mention of TAG here, wheeled out this today:


    Tried it on a BUND strap it came with, no way could Live Aid poster boy here get away with that. :D T'was a bit large on a NATO too, so sourced a NOS 1960's Expandro strap, which they(and the previous Junghans mil Chronos) were sometimes worn on. Result. :)

    What is the case size on that?

    It is gorgeous.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,646 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    From what I recall LR it's 43mm, but it wears smaller than that sounds. The lugs are short and taper down and it's a thin enough watch, or feels it. It's also quite a lightweight watch too. It was a very well thought out design IMHO. Well, consider that I've a weedy 6.5 inch wrist where a 32mm watch like that above Alpina doesn't look too mad, yet the 11mm larger Bund also works OK. By comparison a Rolex Sub at 40mm(Rolex have always been nicely sensible about sizes, unlike some...) on my wrist looks much "bigger". To be fair they'd have more heft as a watch overall.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,216 ✭✭✭ TheW1zard


    Montre du jour

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,777 ✭✭✭✭ Cienciano


    Pablo_Flox wrote: »
    Mondaine Evo


    I really love the gimmicky as fúck stop2go Mondaine.


  • Registered Users Posts: 509 ✭✭✭ Pablo_Flox


    Cienciano wrote: »
    I really love the gimmicky as fúck stop2go Mondaine.

    Me too, I am planning to get a Stop 2 Go wall clock for my house in the next few months.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,646 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    Me, stuck in traffic earlier.

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    Have this old thing nearly 30 years at this stage. :eek: Used to be pretty much my daily wearer in the late 90's. Never gave an ounce of bother. And now with Seiko lume slapped on, glows like Chernobyl all night so is getting a lot of wrist time again.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭ oxocube


    Wibbs wrote: »
    Have this old thing nearly 30 years at this stage. :eek: Used to be pretty much my daily wearer in the late 90's. Never gave an ounce of bother. And now with Seiko lume slapped on, glows like Chernobyl all night so is getting a lot of wrist time again.

    Wow Wibbs. You have the coolest watches!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,546 ✭✭✭ Julian Nice Tattoo


    Very once upon a time in Hollywood there wibbs....cool 70's vibe.

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 58,646 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Wibbs


    :D mad how styles come back mind you. From the great war to the disco era.

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    That style was quite popular with the fashion brands a while back too.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭ Trigger Happy


    Wibbs, any chance you could ban me from this sub forum?
    Its killing my will power not to go buy more!


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