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Analog, dear, sweet, analog gadget watches. How I love them.

watchisimo is having their octoberfest sale!

http://www.watchismo.com/german-watches.aspx?size=200

*slackjaw*

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    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk October 2, 2010

      i will proudly bear a tanline around my left wrist when i die!

      • Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger October 2, 2010

        Thus by our marks shall they know us.

  1. Gabriell Anatra Gabriell Anatra October 2, 2010

    I went digital back in ’80. That said I like the look of those. It’s like a trip to the Smithsonian. For myself I’d like a good looking slimline cardiograph/barometer/altimeter/radio/compass watch.

    For some odd reason nobody seems to make all that in one convenient package.

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk October 2, 2010

      i had the casio barometer/altimeter watch in the 90’s, it was awesome for backpacking. one compass reading was all you needed to find location. the sudden weather warning was nice too. the casio g-shock was very popular in engineroom crews, it was the only one that could survive a smack on a valve stem when your wrench slid off a nut on a heavy torque.

  2. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon October 2, 2010

    Those are awesome! Sadly I use pocket watches though…

    This is my current pocket watch, its basic and tells the time without tricksy electronics or batteries that go flat. I like the skeletal movement too. ^_^

    • Cyan Icewolf Cyan Icewolf October 2, 2010

      I have one quite similar to that but haven’t used it. Can’t figure a place to actually store it safely with what I typically wear.

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk October 2, 2010

      you can never go wrong with skeletal movement. those skeletal wristwatches on the page have glass backs…. i’m drooling.

  3. Jedburgh30 Dagger Jedburgh30 Dagger October 2, 2010

    I went digital back in the late 70s (yes with one of those original TI watches) but returned to analog in the early 90s.  If you can see the sun, I can find directions with an analog watch.

     

    Now here is the real question…face out (on the back of the hand) or face in (towards the palm)

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk October 2, 2010

      face out.. i never had a desk job.

      • Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox October 2, 2010

        What would haffin’ a desk job haff to do wid it?

        • Gabriell Anatra Gabriell Anatra October 2, 2010

          If you’re working with tools or equipment in tight confined spaces turning your arm to tell time can be inconvenient or even dangerous, at times. At least that’s what I was told when I asked about it.

          I’ve always worn mine face out even on those odd occasions when I was working on the car or plumbing and haven’t really noticed a difference. I am right-handed though and my watch stays on my left arm so that might make a difference.

          • Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska October 4, 2010

            Anywhere near any kind of machinery jewelry is quite dangerous.  I used to work with high sheer dissolvers for making batches of chemical concotions; I would even remove my wedding ring around them as they can tend to catch and catastrophically remove digits and even limbs.

    • Stargirl Macbain Stargirl Macbain October 3, 2010

      Face in, so you can sneak a look at your watch without the customers knowing that you’re checking your timing for the next table (I hold my pen weird).  

      Also, because my father once said “A watch on the inside of your wrist tells you the time when you ask for it, a watch on the outside screams it at you all day long.”  This, consequently, is why he always carried a pocket watch when at all possible.  

      • Zaida Gearbox Zaida Gearbox October 4, 2010

        I was always told it was a male/female thing.  Guys wore their watches facing out, girls wore it facing in.  Though – doing a desk job, I always turned mine out because it kept getting banged on my desk facing in.  I broke two crystals that way.  And, I’ll be stickin’ with my Timex, thank you very much.  It takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’.

  4. Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin October 2, 2010

    hmmm…. fer general use, i use an analog wrist watch, inexpensive an easy to read, but… for special occasions, there is this…..

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    an 1898 centre seconds chonometer, with an 1882 chain, that belonged to my Great Grandfather (may well have been made by the family!  Sadly, it no longer works, and is too delicate to repair, but… with the right waistcoat, and the right occasion, it’s still wonderful!

    • Valice Davi Valice Davi October 2, 2010

      Beautiful watch(and too bad it doesn’t work. I got an antique one that’s froze up as well)! I really need to invest in a fob chain myself(if that’s what its called).

      As for general use, I use just a cheapo pocket watch. Got into the habit of wearing one when I was working factory jobs. Did’nt want to get my wrist hung up on a moving machine part(and it was also an excuse to wear one).

    • Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska October 4, 2010

      A skilled horologist should be able to restore any clockwork to working condition.

  5. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse October 4, 2010

    I wear one of these for everyday use:

    I was given it when I turned 13 as congratulations on now being officially a teenager. Best thing is it’s self winding!

    However while I was looking for a picture of mine,  check out the workings on this!

  6. Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska October 4, 2010

    O my!  That Aeromatic Skeleton Mechanical 17 Jewel Triple Regulator -Brown makes me want to pee and pat my foot in it!  I will have to wait, alas, until next year’s sale, as my financial means are a bit tight of late (drat the Dismal Sciences!).  Unfortunately I do not generally wear any kind of jewelry in my ongoing desire to live simply and dress plainly.  Perhaps I can rationalize it as a necessary tool for daily life? (teacher, y’know, “children, your quiz time is up!”)

    • Stargirl Macbain Stargirl Macbain October 8, 2010

      My brain seizes up just looking at that clock….on the plus side, I know the answer to all those math problems hehehehe.

    • Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska October 8, 2010

      Wait a minute!  The hour after the bottom-most has two answers, and the “proper” one is negative!!!!

      • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk October 8, 2010

        negative seven o’clock?! interrobang?!

        this simply won’t do!

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