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  • Arête
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    My new 3861 Hesalite Speedmaster! I love the classy look and (similar to the Sub I used to own) it looks amazing with a t-shirt or a suit!
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  • kongmw
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    Originally posted by minty007 View Post

    Lovely! A great choice
    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    Wow. That's a gorgeous looking watch kongmw. Nice.
    Thanks for your kind words!

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  • DocDave
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    Wow. That's a gorgeous looking watch kongmw. Nice.

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  • minty007
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    Originally posted by kongmw View Post
    About two months ago I pondered on the question of a date vs. no date sub and eventually went to my SA to "register my interest" for a new Sub no date. I was honestly shocked by how fast it came in...
    So here goes:

    Figure i'm going to take a break from Rolex for a bit and look around at other brands *cough* Speedy *cough* (until I inevitably get pulled back in by the 36mm Explorer)...
    Lovely! A great choice

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  • kongmw
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    About two months ago I pondered on the question of a date vs. no date sub and eventually went to my SA to "register my interest" for a new Sub no date. I was honestly shocked by how fast it came in...
    So here goes:


    Figure i'm going to take a break from Rolex for a bit and look around at other brands *cough* Speedy *cough* (until I inevitably get pulled back in by the 36mm Explorer)...

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  • DocDave
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    Lovely watch kongmw I have been lacking in my watch wearing since the pandemic hit. I've been wearing my Garmin daily as it gives me reminders to get up and move. Otherwise I keep my ass planted at my desk.

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  • kongmw
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    DJ + Armoury 3PB

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  • motosacto
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    Wow - it's been more than a month since the last post. Here's one: My Orvis-by-Hamilton field watch. This example was probably made in the early 1980s, so I bet it's pushing 40 years old. Sports an ETA 2750 handwound movement that has probably never been serviced and is running around 10 seconds slow per day. It's a little jewel for sure...

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  • DocDave
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    Originally posted by andrewrg View Post

    I've always wondered. For all the people who own more than one automatic watch, how do you keep them all going? Do you use a winding box? Or just wind them every night? or what?
    I have to set the time and wind them each time. When I do have an auto watch all set up, I will usually wear the watch for a week or more consistently. That way I am not always setting the time of the watch.

    I did own a winder box, but I didn't really like it so I ended up selling the box after two mos. Just wasn't for me.

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  • kongmw
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    Originally posted by andrewrg View Post

    I've always wondered. For all the people who own more than one automatic watch, how do you keep them all going? Do you use a winding box? Or just wind them every night? or what?
    I considered getting a winder box at one point but instead have just adopted the system of wearing the same watch for a week straight and then rotate. That way I wind once at the beginning of the week. Unless I get an annual or perpetual calendar or something terribly inconvenient to adjust if run down, I doubt I’ll ever get a winder.

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  • kongmw
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    I really do appreciate everyone’s input on the date vs no date sub debate. Decided to go with the no date for a cleaner look but will probably be a couple more months before I put things in motion. Will report back once I get it (hopefully)!

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  • minty007
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    Originally posted by andrewrg View Post

    I've always wondered. For all the people who own more than one automatic watch, how do you keep them all going? Do you use a winding box? Or just wind them every night? or what?
    I have enough winder pillows for 10 watches but I only use one of them - for a Longines moonphase. With 8 different hands and separate windows for day, month, and the moonphase, that's the one watch I know I wouldn't wear nearly as often if I had to set it every time from scratch.

    For my other autos, over the years I've migrated toward finding that balance between wearing them often enough to keep them running well and not running them needlessly & risk premature component wear.

    Is it a valid concern? Is the difference even meaningful? Who knows... it may take years - or decades - but mechanicals do eventually wear out. I do most of my own watch maintenance and my workbench is full enough without adding to the backlog unnecessarily. In any case, selecting and setting a watch has become an enjoyable part of my morning routine.

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  • Loafer28
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    Originally posted by andrewrg View Post

    I've always wondered. For all the people who own more than one automatic watch, how do you keep them all going? Do you use a winding box? Or just wind them every night? or what?
    I wind mine in the morning when I put them on. I have 2 inherited quartz watches (Seamaster and Breitling Shark) that I occasionally grab when I don’t feel like setting my watch, but it’s rare. It only takes a minute or two to wind and set a watch.

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  • andrewrg
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    I don't wear the sub often enough to keep the automatic movement going. So I'd be constantly updating the date window whenever I wanted to wear the watch.
    I've always wondered. For all the people who own more than one automatic watch, how do you keep them all going? Do you use a winding box? Or just wind them every night? or what?

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