- Oct 29, 2017
I'm having such a tough time finding a black Orient Producer anywhere. Been looking for like two months
I have a standard BB and am considering upgrading to this. The BB is really chunky. I just wish the bezel numbers were still silver and not gold in the 58.
I'm not the most experienced, but looking at Carpenter, they look nice but definitely seems overpriced to me.Hi.............. I just dipped my toes very gently into this pool and bought two Timex watches, a Weekender and an Expedition. And I think they're lovely. I'm trying to understand the hobby in greater detail, specifically what to look for if I want to get something a bit nicer. I find myself gravitating towards the casual and field style more than anything. Not a big fan of diver watches or super dress design. I like a big watch face, bright numbers, clean but not extremely minimal.
I forgot how but I somehow stumbled on to Carpenter watches, which I think look beautiful, but expensive and limited. I also hear they don't use the highest quality movement (still learning about this). Anyone have any experience with that brand at all?
Thanks! I'm super happy with it.
Thanks, having just got into this it's been fun to quickly find what my preferred aesthetic is. There's a few Seiko that I'm looking at for under 100.I'm not the most experienced, but looking at Carpenter, they look nice but definitely seems overpriced to me.
Maybe look at Orient Bambino and Defender watches? A lot more affordable, very well made, a bunch of different styles. It's easier to drop a hundred or couple hundred bucks on a great piece that is well respected than 900 when just starting out on a hobby.
But the Carpenter looks nice, if it makes you happy, then it's worth it.
That's a beauty.Thanks, having just got into this it's been fun to quickly find what my preferred aesthetic is. There's a few Seiko that I'm looking at for under 100.
I think for my first big purchase I've been looking at this Orient:
My trusty old Omega Aqua Terra 8500 Master Co-Axial.
Had it for three years now, and still love it. Under the radar, subtle and refined. Two years away from service and it's still looking pretty decent. But it definitely has lots of wear and tear, which you can't really tell from the photo. It keeps good time, and we'll within the expected loss/gain per day for the 8500 movement.
It's certainly a keeper.
Very nice!Decided on my first "nice" watch:
Orient Men's '2nd Gen. Bambino Ver. 2' Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel and Leather Dress Watch, Color:Black (Model: FAC0000AB0) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01MYRALKQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3tAgCb1ME054D
Nice. Was my first Rolex as well. Looks killer on a leather strap.
It really is. I swear my left biceps is bigger than my right, ever since I started wearing an all-steel GS.
My previous daily wear was a Prospex Tortoise and I would regularly take it off in the afternoons while working. Curious to see if I'll be able to avoid that now.
I thought that was for aesthetic - to make it look like a car speedometer at night (while driving on the Autobahn). It’s not just the blue one either. If you see the white, it’s there too. Just less obvious in daylight
I stand corrected on the lume not being exclusive to the blue version. My original comment was more of a criticism (for not being that functional) on the dial design, especially from Nomos. Hodinkee sums up my thought on it:
Nomos could've had lume dots at 5 and 7, lume also on the tip of the minutes hand, and make the watch far more functional in the dark. I get the speedometer aesthetic, but it's more confusing then as to why some models don't have lume on the hours hand.
Sometimes I think they push the minimalist philosophy too far, and it impairs functionality. Case in point- the midnight blue Metro is a friggin' beautiful watch. It's been showcased in both this thread and the previous NeoGAF iteration. Maybe from the same poster. Unfortunately the syringe style hands are not only thin, but polished completely flat. No bevel, no lume to give a more angled contrast. That's torture against a dark dial background. The hands nearly disappear when looking at this watch head-on:Was definitely a bit disappointed in those Nomos releases. I've never been a fan in general of 3-date windows either, same as on the IWC Big Pilots.
I really loved my Tangente (just sold it to fund this Explorer), and my wife has a Tangente 33 Champagner which is just fantastic. Nomos should probably stick to what they do best: beautiful minimalist Bauhaus with great value in-house movements
I highly recommend Hirsch watch straps. They have a fantastic range to suit all needs.
Depends on what kind of strap you're looking for. Check out Crown & Buckle and The Wind-Up Shop, Hodinkee (kinda overpriced but really nice stuff), Erika's for the coolest NATO around, etc.
Never heard of them, but the fact that they don't list specific movements in their specs makes me suspicious.Lastly, any thoughts on Aeromatic 1912 pieces? Been looking at LongIslandWatch for different brands and there's some from them that I like the design.