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Old 12 August 2019, 20:57
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Very cool CV.
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Old 26 August 2019, 15:51
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Old 26 August 2019, 16:56
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New watch. Always wanted single-hand watch for some reason. Its awesome.

Only 500 made.

Svalbard Singly AA29
Never even heard of a single-hand watch. Am I reading it right that it's showing 1635-1640?

That's darned cool.
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Old 12 September 2019, 10:00
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Vintage Hamilton circa 1956 serviced and polished.
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Old 16 September 2019, 06:30
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Never even heard of a single-hand watch. Am I reading it right that it's showing 1635-1640?

That's darned cool.
Sorry, just saw this. You are correct in the timing (each dash is a 10 minute interval). I like it because it helps create a more general awareness of time, instead of nitpicking each minute. I dig it a lot and it's certainly unique.
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Old 16 September 2019, 21:17
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Speaking of weird watch hands, this summer I came across the small dress Hamilton I was given 30+ years ago and never wore, sat in a drawer through multiple moves; dead for who knows how long.

However, still in nice condition, good finish and crystal, even the croc band was solid. Looked it up (had two small stop-watch faces inset) and it wasn't worth that much, and too small at this point for me to want to wear it but I thought about giving it to a friend's 12yo son.
Dropped in to a jeweler since it had some odd release detents, she pops in a new batt, look at the second hand, and ..... nothing.
We both go 'damn, that's too bad' at the same time and decide to write it off as really dead.

Except, as I'm trying to pay her for her time and the battery I glance at it again and I'm pretty sure the minute hand has moved.
We wait, watch, and sure as hell it is moving.
Play with the buttons a bit (manual, pfft) and turns out the second hand isn't a sweep, it's part of the tach feature, as around the dial margin is a way to estimate speed; punch the hand on at the start of a mile mark, off at the end, figures give your velocity. Cool.

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Old 7 November 2019, 15:39
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Old 7 November 2019, 20:37
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Old 17 November 2019, 21:39
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Anyone have good gouge on the Aragon watches?
https://www.aragonwatch.com/Japanese..._p/a064blk.htm
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Old 18 November 2019, 10:59
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Anyone have good gouge on the Aragon watches?
https://www.aragonwatch.com/Japanese..._p/a064blk.htm
They're supposed to be high quality, and definitely have wicked lume. They have serious sales going on now, and I might be able to get a code. I wouldn't get that one, though, it doesn't have a sapphire crystal. Boo.
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Old 18 November 2019, 11:42
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They're supposed to be high quality, and definitely have wicked lume. They have serious sales going on now, and I might be able to get a code. I wouldn't get that one, though, it doesn't have a sapphire crystal. Boo.
looks like they sell a sapphire crystal with magnified date for a $100.

https://www.aragonwatch.com/product_p/cl30sjsp.htm
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Old 18 November 2019, 13:19
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That's an absolute ripoff. Sapphire is a $25 option. This is one of the reasons I like www.momentumwatch.com, they give the option for these kinds of upgrades on their site, for extremely reasonable prices (including engraving for $25). They might be my favorite budget/tool watch brand. Quality stuff.
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Old 18 November 2019, 15:20
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That's an absolute ripoff. Sapphire is a $25 option. This is one of the reasons I like www.momentumwatch.com, they give the option for these kinds of upgrades on their site, for extremely reasonable prices (including engraving for $25). They might be my favorite budget/tool watch brand. Quality stuff.
Longislandwatch(dot)com is also a reputable dealer that me and my son have dealt with many times and been pleased with their service.
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Old 18 November 2019, 20:47
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That's an absolute ripoff. Sapphire is a $25 option. This is one of the reasons I like www.momentumwatch.com, they give the option for these kinds of upgrades on their site, for extremely reasonable prices (including engraving for $25). They might be my favorite budget/tool watch brand. Quality stuff.
One more reason I love this place. I would have never known that. Thanks!
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Old 18 November 2019, 21:30
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One more reason I love this place. I would have never known that. Thanks!
No problem! Deep blue is also a good budget maker, with crazy sales and most have sapphire crystals. I keep harping on sapphire, only because nothing irritates me more than scratches in my crystal, and sapphire doesn't scratch (with normal heavy use).

Also check www.watchrecon.com for used watches. You can get a lot more that way. I have a black merkur tuna I'd sell you as well, and specs are crazy on it.

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That's an absolute ripoff. Sapphire is a $25 option. This is one of the reasons I like www.momentumwatch.com, they give the option for these kinds of upgrades on their site, for extremely reasonable prices (including engraving for $25). They might be my favorite budget/tool watch brand. Quality stuff.
I really enjoy my Momentum!
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Old 19 November 2019, 12:42
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I really enjoy my Momentum!
They're rock solid at good pricing, and look nice!
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Old 20 November 2019, 14:24
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Anyone have good gouge on the Aragon watches?
https://www.aragonwatch.com/Japanese..._p/a064blk.htm
I messaged Deep Blue, told them I'm an IDF vet, and asked if they would give this forum a discount code. They obliged, with 'idf2020' for 40% off (probably only on non-sale items, no idea though).

https://www.deepbluewatches.com/
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Old 20 November 2019, 16:41
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I messaged Deep Blue, told them I'm an IDF vet, and asked if they would give this forum a discount code. They obliged, with 'idf2020' for 40% off (probably only on non-sale items, no idea though).

https://www.deepbluewatches.com/
Deep Blue pretty consistently runs 40% off on their site and via email. I have the Nato Diver and my only real gripe is that the lume is trash. Other than that the thing runs well and is built like a tank.
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Old 20 November 2019, 18:11
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Also Aragon responded with a code for $10 off $100 or more: M0527. :)

Well, now you don't have to wait! I'm surprised the lume is trash, deep blues are usually pretty wicked in the lume dept.
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