The general watch talk discussion

Discussion started by eggbert, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Nothing wrong with invicta IMO
    People love bashing them online but the value is fantastic.
    I hear the bracelets arnt great but that’s true of many brands including Seiko.
    The one thing I don’t love is the cyclops, but I do love the counter balance on the second hand.
    Great looking watch bud! Congratulations
     
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  2. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    So I should stop looking for an Omega and get an Invicta!

    Nice looking piece mate :)
     
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  3. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Real talk. As far as being functional watches they are probably on par..
     
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  4. eggbert

    eggbert is full of Vision Collision 2018 Sabbatical 2017 Sabbatical Da Menth Heads

    Apparently the cyclops is fairly easy to remove diy - and will be something I will look to do.
    I'm guessing as this seems to be the 8926 in all but colour, all of the other modifications people have made to the 8926 should also be doable here. There's nearly 800 pages of them here: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/lets-see-those-invicta-8926-mods-895244.html
    I'm tempted to not only remove the cyclops, but also chuck a sterile dial in and cover up the date complication.

    Oh and Aliexpress super engineers bracelet will soon be on my shopping list http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/chinese-super-engineer-3503138.html
     
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  5. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    OK, well I made a fatal mistake today and wandered into the Omega 'Boutique' in Sydney. The Seamaster Diver 300m Co-axial 41mm calibre 2500 is magnificent.

    In blue it is great -

    [​IMG]

    In black probably more so -

    [​IMG]

    Now to find one at, well you know, a fraction of the $5,300 asking price ...
     
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  6. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Stunning.

    Ugh if there’s a buy one get one free deal we can go splitsies
     
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  7. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    If only ....

    I was surprised while I was waiting when the guy looking before me asked for a discount ...

    He was told that they don’t discount!
     
  8. fruityasu

    fruityasu smashes all the likes

    Great looking watch - black or blue....Classic
     
  9. Rami

    Rami Active Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Mwah ahaha
     
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  10. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    @Mark1966 is it just Bond watches that you like?
    If so, this Casio almost fits the bill
    [​IMG]
    (a rip-off of the Seiko long discontinued..)
    This is much better than the Omega if your only metric is maintaining time and number of alarms.
     
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  11. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    5 alarms!
    But seamaster is good for 300m water vs Casio royals 100m.. making it also better.
    This is gonna take some mathsing.
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Even some cracking ones available purchased less than a year ago!

    Oh dear, this will be hard. Might have to sell some razors ...
     
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  13. eggbert

    eggbert is full of Vision Collision 2018 Sabbatical 2017 Sabbatical Da Menth Heads

    Don't know if you've got time for that @Mark1966. You should just go out now and buy the black one, and then a blue one as a backup.
    Just in case.

    I've heard a rumour Omega are going out of business, so you need to get on the gravy train before it pulls out of the station.

    /s
     
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  14. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    I've heard those rumours too - will get on to it straight away ...
     
  15. Monsta_AU

    Monsta_AU ...can I interest you in some vintage blades? Forum Administrator Grand Society

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    Omega is going nowhere. There is a bit of a shakeup with AD's and boutiques closing, but the brand - no way.

    The only brand with an issue right now is Fortis, and unless they sell the company and designs to another company, then the Cosmonauts will be harder to find at some point.
     
  16. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    I think that @eggbert and I we just mucking around
     
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  17. Scotty

    Scotty Member 2018 Sabbatical

    Waiting for me when I came home today..... Orient Ray II :)
    I'm going to mod it ~ leather and NATO straps have been ordered and just about to pull the pin on a double dome saphire crystal.

    [​IMG]
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  18. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Nice!!
    Plz post some pics of your others :)
     
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  19. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Had some natos arive from Sydney strap co[​IMG]
     
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  20. Scotty

    Scotty Member 2018 Sabbatical

    That's about all that's decent and working these days (got a G-Shock for the kayak but hardly wear it these days)

    I'll post plenty once the new crystal has been bought and installed, the curveature of the glass matches the slope of the bezel perfectly, pictures I've seen look fantastic!

    [​IMG]
     
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