Not to self-advertise but I do plenty of mid-tier Swiss and Japanese movement services and repairs, and I can almost guarantee it'll cost less than $700 😂Maybe we should send all our service work to @cortman .
I was going to reply that a cat may look at a king, but I guess this would be more akin to saying that a cat may perform open heart surgery on a king, which is admittedly a radically different proposition. 😂I'd be delighted to send some of my Swiss watches your way for service Evan, but I suspect that Omega Coaxial and Tudor Kenissi movements may not be in your wheelhouse.
So, you're going to try and hold off for another five weeks? Shades of USC....
That's a pretty low bar, but hey -- baby steps.
Abstaining completely till March has become a tradition I try to do each year. Just a way to try to start the year off thoughtfully with regard to purchases and sales.I'm with Lee here, it's nearly feb already. So you're basically committing to one month of abstinence... If that is an actual serious commitment for you, does that mean you've been churning through a watch a week or something? 😶
That's exactly the crux there; the attempt to artificially create "meaning". You too can have fulfillment and a romantic, storybook life story if you just buy these products from us!Do you know what grandpa's watch may have meaning? Because he just bought a watch without thinking about this ridiculous idea of meaning and wore it for decades. There's something artificial about buying an object with the goal of attaching meaning to it rather than just letting random object have meaning attached to it by the natural process of life.
Lol point taken. Here's a real life photoLooks like a Halloween-themed AliExpress watch
Hm that's an excellent point. Comparing the two I'm at a loss how IWC does it without the hour hand looking ridiculously stubby; I guess the handset itself must just be smaller all around because it looks very proportional.With all these fliegers looking so alike, I become very anal about the details.
I don't like how the hour hand obscures the arabics, nor how, as Wimads points out, they are too similar in length.
I know pricing for IWC is nuts, but I think their handset is far more refined. The widths are similar but the lengths properly distinguish one from the other.
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What is RLM?I think Dekla is a manufacturer the appeals to WISes. That said, they're just treading in the groove set by the RLM seventy-five years ago. At least Stowa and IWC have modernized the design with alternative lugs and handsets. I just sold this Laco last week because I realized that I'm done with beobachtungshur design. Nothing wrong with it objectively, it's just that I found that it eventually wears out its welcome.
The Dekla doesn't differentiate the lume applied to 5 minute markers from the 10 minute markers, making the faux aging look more way more uniform that the originals. I like the A-dial layout as much as the B-dial, but in the end these are very utilitarian-looking (intentionally so, of course) and after owning six various fliegers from Steinhart, Laco, and Archimede, I think I'm done with the desire to have an aviation-themed watch in my collection. None of them ever seem to stay very long.
I thought for sure that was a parody German word until I googled it. Wow. Interesting info re B/A dials. I like the looks of many vintage Hanharts as well.Reichsluftfahrtministerium. The n-zi department that put in the order for the B-Uhr flieger watches.
(I've tried to find out where/when the "A-dial" developed, and it seems like it evolved from the Elgin A-11 field watch. But it's hard to tell. Also the "B-dial" watches are somewhat incorrectly called "pilot's watches." The B-Uhr was for the navigator, not the pilot. The pilot would have worn a handwound chronograph from a brand like Hanhart.)
That's interesting- deliberately wanting an affordable, which makes sense but runs counter to almost universal thinking among watch enthusiasts which is to buy as high as you can afford, so that you'll always get "more better" lol. I've bought cheap affordables in fun colors or designs many times, but they never stick around- which is perhaps to some extent the point- the core collection is set and the fun stuff is a revolving cast.I see what you mean, both in terms of design, finishing and probably movement.
I think my brain fart is that I do want a purple watch, just as much as I've wanted a blue, green and orange/salmon/gold, but can't bring myself to buy yet another watch at the top of my price level. So the obvious solution is to get an affordable. But the point you highlight is interesting: just like I'm not comfortable spending another 3k, would I be satisfied with this enoksen? I believe so, that's why I'm seriously considering it... but can't be sure. At 150 pounds I'm more than willing to take the chance. It's a calculated bet, much more than say the TAG Heuer would be. That one it's beyond my subjective accepted level of risk.
It also doesn't help that I'm now fully on the quartz hype train. The ideal watch would be something like a Laine, Sartory Billard or custom Habring or Ophion, but I don't want another mechanical. I'm feeling very comfortable with just two, and don't want to upset that balance.
I'll give it some more thought (which I was going to anyway), but your responses have definitely highlighted some points I was not paying enough attention. Thank you.
In an effort to keep liking you I will ignore this part and comment that perhaps your initial purchases were just out of your comfortable price range. It can happen. The mindset is always higher, higher, higher in watches.all gone, never to return..........
Not to enable, but.... quartz Glycine Airman, purple dial, extra cheap lol Glycine Men's Watch GL1023Yep, I'm one of them. But that's not the case here.
When I was set on buying the Fears, I didn't compromise. Saved and waited for a year instead of buying a placeholder. More or less the same happened with the Citizen. That's the watch I want, that's the watch I'm getting, even if it takes time.
This scenario is different. I could afford the Laine, Sartory Billard etc. But I don't want to. I specifically want something affordable. Granted there are levels to that as well. But the enoksen is the one that fills my criteria the most, and just happens to be the cheapest. It's not a compromise, it's the one I want... At the moment. Nobody's to say in a year's time my mindset will still be the same, and in the spirit of wpac the logic is "then wait and see". But then again, who's to say this watch doesn't prove to be enough? Or worst case scenario, the mindset does change and then I'm "stuck" with a lesser watch I have to sell/get rid of... Which is hardly a problem.
I'm aware all this sounds a lot like excuses and justifications, but writing things down helps me clear my mind.
1. It's got chunky, straight lugs. Even as a big fan of Glycine I've always thought the Airman case was inelegant, and I've never owned one as a result.Damn, well, you may as well proceed with bashing that. Even dungeon master hard love gets a little tempted by that.... it's good that I don't have even 200 bucks laying around right now.