PoorMansRolex

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Maximum Mechanical Adoption Rate

In an imaginary scenario, every realistic effort imaginable is made to convert the population of your country to start wearing a mechanical hand wind or automatic) watch. One is sent to everyone, with...
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How To Save Watch Wear and Tear and Improve Service Life

I am amazed that I never see this advice as it is quite simple. We all know that modern timepiece lubricants is infinite and that the key to mechanica...
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Steamboat Willie Watch Time

The original Mickey Mouse, Steamboat Willie, is now public domain. I went to AlieExpress and have yet to see any Steamboat Willie watches. Please get...
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Recent Comments

commented on Review: Where There Is A Will There Is A Way - But Not For Much Longer ·

AFAIK every "sculpted" case back that is not merely etched is bas relief, like almost all coins. Yours is different in having a separate metal as well as the high relief. A timely example can be seen at https://www.watchcrunch.com/Furz666/posts/nwa-870-420199

commented on Itty bitty thang 😊 ·

I feel my late great aunt's Bulova is smaller yet but I don't have it with me. This is a snap back, so the case back should pop off fairly readily with a case knife.

commented on Yet another homage post… ·

I would say that you should smash it over your hand, as everyone knows a fake will break. However, it is virtually impossible to distinguish between real and fake so you might want to hold off.

commented on Wall Clock Love ·
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Just something I got at some home goods discount store some twenty years ago. I probably use it more for the temperature and humidity than the time.

commented on Walmart!! ·

My fear is that they are liquidating with plans to either remove the whole segment or supplant it with crummy private label brands. I visited my local Wallyworld a week or so back and found no real bargains. Many others having better luck than I.

commented on 2024 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride ·

Ha, my PSA is fine! My desire for modern performance at a modest price unfortunately precludes me from participating in this annual event. I'd love to see it, but they keep it all secret lest moochers show up. I am quite surprised that a DOXA diver can appear decently vintage, but it do.

commented on Hey watch people! I’m thinking about launching a new subscription RENTAL service ($60/mo), where you’ll get a mystery mechanical wristwatch from micro brands like Nodus or Baltic to try on. You’ll need to return it to receive the next mystery watch. ·

So this is for keeps or a revolving service? My general feeling is that this type of thing tends to be an outlet for stuff that didn't sell (usually for a reason).

I'm personally saturated and have no need to accrue fairly random pieces in a regular manner, but there is probably a market.

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Packard 1899 Model-A Limited Edition

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Amazon Essentials Watches

So I think I'm up for a badge if I create this post. Has anybody gotten the call on an Amazon Essential timepiece? https://www.amazon.com/stores/Amazo...
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One advantage of the new Mini-Duro

People tut-tut the 16mm stock bracelet on the new Casio Casio MDV-10D but the upside is that this allows you to enter the world of vintage bracelets,...
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Which Single Pass Solid Color is Most Practical?

As you all know me and my personal style so well, and care about how I look... which strap should I wear when traveling? I'm not a lunatic, so I'm wearing one and bringing none. The watch will likely...
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Have you ever heard of this?

Apparently there is a trick that some people do where you stop a chrongraph second hand (each day, presumably in the morning) to point to the day of the month. I ain't never heard of this in my life,...