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My second watch with a bracelet

So, I've been looking for watch with a white dial. I want to do a few mods to it to customize it a bit. I wasn't necessarily looking for a watch with...


Has anyone here tried one of these timegraphers that hook up to your computer or tablet? They are about a 3rd the cost of the ones that have a built i...

My visit with Nodus

So, yesterday I got to meet up with @Wes_Nodus to take a look at some of their watches. We spent about 45 minutes talking about watches and guns. I ha...

Recent Comments

commented on Questions on assembling a DIY watch with sourced parts! ·

I've not put my own watch together yet, but I've watched a bunch of YouTube videos and recommend that you do too. I have decided that I'm going to get a kit from I know that they aren't the cheapest, but they come with step by step videos on assembling their watches. You can also get the kit with their starter tool kit. The kit is basic and you can probably buy the same kit on Amazon or eBay for less.

@Beanna covered some of your questions with good answers. I'd like to add that there are some nice Chinese movements out there that you can get on eBay and AliExpress for cheap. I would recommend going with a Sea-Gull movement over any of there other brands. Look at the ST2130 (ETA 2824-2 clone), ST17 and the ST19 (the ST19 is a chronograph so you should work your way up to that).

But, seeing that you are in India. Why not look around locally to see if you can get a HMT movement and stuff to put it together? It won't be the most accurate watch you can put together, but it would be pretty cool to put one together from an Indian company.

commented on 6309 Seiko turtle movement replacement ·

Like others have said, try to keep your Turtle with a 6309. You have options for servicing, including buying used movements for parts.

Or you can buy a NOS movement:

commented on Zelos Aurora 15 of 200 ·

If you don't want it, let me know where it's at and I'll buy it. 😁

commented on When Does a Watch Become “Too Small” or “Too big”? ·

33-42. My sweet spot is between 35-39.

commented on What does NOT currently owning any of the 54 brands participating in this year's watches and wonders trade show say about a watch enthusiast? ·

Of the 54, there's only one brand that I want a watch from, FC. And, I will only buy one that has the 810 calibre.

commented on 6309 Seiko turtle movement replacement ·

Is your 6309 not working?

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