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  1. Completely Inexperienced & Seeking Advice - New Watch Owner

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    Hello! I have never worn or owned a watch before and am seeking the advice of this eminent community to avoid mistakes that I would undoubtedly make if left to my own proclivities. I will be taking delivery of an Omega Speedmaster later this week and am hoping to learn the basics of ownership...
  2. Thoughts, Comments and Advices on My Collection

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    Hi, I'm new to the forum, but have been collecting watches for a few years now. I would like you opinions, comments and advice on my current watch collection: Alpina Startimer Pilot Chronograph LT Alpina Startimer Classic Chronograph Ball Fireman Racer DLC Baume Mercier Clifton Club...
  3. The affordable watch collection of a high-school student - THE FIRST YEAR

    Affordable watches
    Good evening gents. I've spent quite some time thinking on what I actually should say. First of all, my name is Andrew. I am 17 years old and I started collecting watches last year at the end of July. After dealing with a lot of beginner mistakes, I've collected these 11 watches. I am looking...
  4. Help me decide! 3-way matchup!

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    From left to right: Certina C006.430.11.051.00 Pros: ? Cons: - No anti-glare coating(?) Hamilton H32505131 Pros: + The best-looking imo Cons: - No anti-glare coating(?) Tissot T035.407.11.051.01 Pros: + The best movement of the three(?) + Anti-glare coating (don't know if the others have it)...
  5. Young Watch Collectors

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    I have been collecting watches for about 4 years now as I just graduated college last May with a Mechanical Engineering degree. My latest watch acquisitions include a Hamilton Navy Pioneer, with the sub seconds, and a Steinhart Ocean One Vintage Military. My purpose of this post revolves...
  6. Help Needed for Beginner - Swisstek?

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    I am purchasing a new watch for each of my young adult sons (22 and 19) for Christmas. I got a Stenhart OVM for the younger one and a Swisstek 12630G model for the other (supposedly limited to 100 items and this is no. 1) One son is fashion forward the other a traditionalist. Both watches...
  7. How to start a watch collection as a student?

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    Just joined Watchuseek and I have a couple of questions I would like to ask. I have this passion for collecting watches. However as a student, it might be laborious to become a true watch collector. Recently, I have been thinking whether to get an affordable watch (which could probably get in...
  8. Newbie here. What did I just buy on eBay? (Stowa)

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    I just won an auction for a Stowa watch on a whim (my first real watch! ) and I don't know anything about it. Can anyone offer information? Is it hand-winding, automatic, quartz? Note that I'm very much a beginner and don't know what any of this means, so go easy on me! Also, any idea if I got...
  9. Questions about SeaGull M186R

    Chinese Mechanical watches
    Hello! For my first WUS post I'd like to get some extra information on this watch: -SeaGull USA When I first saw the watch Tissot's Le Locle came to mind, and after further research I found that Tissot has indeed helped SeaGull with watch design and that this particular watch is inspired by...
  10. A lurker dipping his toes in the water.

    Affordable watches
    So, I've always loved watches, specifically mechanical ones. I love time pieces in general, though. I have four clocks, a pocket watch, and a (working) vintage Omega movement in front of me right now! Despite my love of watches, it wasn't until this year that I finally started buying some and...
  11. Please Help! Advice For a New Watch Collector!

    Affordable watches
    Hey all, I am very new to watch collecting and would really appreciate your guys help! Ever since I was a little kid I collected watches (mostly cheap rubber and plastic / Fossil watches). However, I am now 23 and working full time and want to "step up my game". Currently, I have: +...
  12. Advice for a New Watch Collector.

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    Hey all, I am very new to watch collecting and would really appreciate your guys help! Ever since I was a little kid I collected watches (mostly cheap rubber and plastic / Fossil watches). However, I am now 23 and working full time and want to "step up my game". Currently, I have: +...
  13. Looking For Second Watch - Time to Leave My Seiko 5 SNK809K2...

    Affordable watches
    It's been a year with my Seiko 5 Military SNK809K2. Lots of compliments with it, was affordable at $40 from Amazon and worked great. Around 6 months after the purchase date my watch started speeding up by minutes. Sent it in to Seiko and they fixed it up. Now 6 months later, my watch is speeding...
  14. Pobeda Question

    Russian watches
    Hi. I'll start off by saying that this is my first post here on WUS and that if this is in the wrong location just let me know and ill move it :-) I am very new to the world of vintage watches but after a quick search on ebay this old Pobeda quickly caught my eye. I love the simple, minimalist...
  15. First professional watch

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    Hi, I recently graduated from law school, and will start work in a couple weeks at a mid-sized law firm. I haven't worn a watch since I was 10 years old, and I have no idea what is considered acceptable in a professional setting. The firm I'll be working at is very traditional, has been around...
  16. New to Watchmaking - Where should I start?

    Watchmaking
    Hello. I'm new to watchmaking and the process of putting together watches. I would like to get into this art though. I have a few questions related to this: What basic tools would I need and how much would their total cost be? Where can I get these tools? What are some good sites that have...
  17. Beginners Guide to Watches?

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    I am picking up a lot reading the threads here but there are still massive gaps in my watch knowledge. Can someone point me toward a website, blog post or ebook that covers basic watch terminology, watch materials, watch movements, other relevant information etc.
  18. Whats a good starting watch?

    Dive watches
    I have been looking at some watches for quite a while, and I'm not sure which one to get. I'm looking at some 'diverish' watches that hopefully I can use a dress watch or maybe some simple diving (only junior PADI). Since i am don't have the financial needs or the time to get a complicated or...
  19. Some help for a newbie trying to start learning about watch repair

    Watchmaking
    Hello: My first post here, but I've been lurking for while. I have a few watches; an Eco-Drive, etc. Nothing to brag about. But I have always been fascinated by mechanical watches and want to learn (by doing) how to service and repair them. I have ordered some tools with which to do so from...
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