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Attended a Grand Seiko owners event thrown by the brand in Hollywood last night. Really fun event, panels, decent food, open bar and live entertainment. Credit to GS they put a lot of money into the event and aggressively trying to build brand presence in markets outside of Asia. ⌚👍🏼
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I am happy to see them doing that, and I hope they keep being Grand Seiko and not try to be Rolex or any other "household brand" for watches.
 
About a month ago I was upgraded from my S4 Apple Watch to an S6 Titanium Edition. My brother bought an Apple Watch Ultra 2 at launch and asked me if I wanted to have his old S6 for the same €50 he was offered for it to return it to Apple, and I went for it. Battery health is at 77 %, so I will most likely go and hand it in somewhere for a new battery. Biggest change is the always on display, despite that it has the same or better battery life as my old S4 which did not have that, and that had about the same battery health when I upgraded.

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Additional photo dump from my Sony A7C camera:

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Well, crap. Time for a new strap.
 
About a month ago I was upgraded from my S4 Apple Watch to an S6 Titanium Edition. My brother bought an Apple Watch Ultra 2 at launch and asked me if I wanted to have his old S6 for the same €50 he was offered for it to return it to Apple, and I went for it. Battery health is at 77 %, so I will most likely go and hand it in somewhere for a new battery. Biggest change is the always on display, despite that it has the same or better battery life as my old S4 which did not have that, and that had about the same battery health when I upgraded.
I did not know apple watches were acceptable in here! :p also: titaniuuuuuuum!
nice band! I always liked the pride things from apple, but since I do use the watch for running and tend to be rather sweaty, those woven solo loop things are just too cozy... which is also true for my current band, which will have to be replaced by a nike sport band (the perforated silicone thing) at some point, once I figure out what color I like (rather intrigued by the new recycled blue with orange accents one).
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watch face is still the old thingy, don't particularly like the new ultra watchface they released with the ultra2... complications should be self explanatory except for bottom left is watch battery, bottom right is car battery and status (will show charging and remaining time) and bottom middle thing is an app for sonos control.
yes I'm weird in that I'm right-handed and wear the watch on the right hand. hence the weird orientation with the crown and whatnot - also yes I keep inadvertedly activating siri -.-
 
I’ve been wondering for a while if there is such a thing as a “dumb watch” with just one or two bluetoothy functions.

criteria:

- needs to get the time from my iPhone
- must have a round case and be “analogue”, i.e. have a face & hands
- must be thin and lightweight
- should come with a mesh or leather strap
- all gimmicky functions optional

All I really want is something unobtrusive that I don’t need to adjust when I cross time zones. What I currently have is made for Skagen, called a “Hagen Connected” and does the job, but is far too bulky for my taste. I think it’s from the line that was the Fossil group’s first attempt at connected watches. I do love my other Skagen (233XLTMB) that I’ve had for almost 15 years.
On first look, this set of criteria seems to fit pretty well with the "dumber" offerings from Withings. They're slim, follow a rather minimalist design and come with varying amounts of "smarts"... Not sure about how automatic the time sync with the phone is, may require opening the app or something like that.

edit: specifically thinking of something like the Withings Steel (which seems to be an old model on the way out, sadly - their website only has the steel HR now).

I've recently solved that First World Problem with something I never thought I'd do: a purchase from a dropshipper. It's thin enough, it's round, it was cheap, it does what I want it to do and the seller offered payment after receipt, so the worst I could have had to do was send it back.

No photos because this isn't a thread for wearable Chinesium, but I'd be happy to send anyone interested a link via PM.
 
Traska microbrand has reissued a new batch of their GMTs, I sold my green one and just ordered one in my first choice color: white 🤍

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That's really pretty.
 
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Finally unboxed my Timex Q GMT which had been sitting in the closet for months after purchasing from Costco. It's quite nice for the price.
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Seen here side by side with my Traska Venturer GMT, which look do you prefer?
 
Both are nice, but I prefer the Traska
 
I just added both a new bracelet and another watch to my collection: a Forstner Komfit bracelet for my Speedmaster, and a TAG Heuer Carrera Re-edition from the 90s. Wow the 36mm Carrera looks small next to the 39mm Speedmaster FOIS.
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Kind of a crosspost, but alas.
I just came across an AI-written article about the Seiko 5 "field chronograph".
Yeah, I also thought "Wait a minute? Is that a new model?"
No, it's just AI bullshit, with phrases like "the Seiko 5 is affordable and precise while keeping time and looking good while doing activities".
The cherry on top was the image:
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The more I look at it, the worse it gets.
 
Unwrapped a little Xmas gift, not the watch, but a new Strapcode jubilee bracelet for my Seiko Speedtimer SCC909. ⌚
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A welcome upgrade from the stock bracelet. I didn't mind the two tone style but the utter lack of fine adjustability (no half size links or micro adjust) meant it had to go once my original sizing stopped fitting my wrist comfortably. 👍🏽
 
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Was given my Grandmother’s watch, from mother, for Christmas. My Grandfather bought it for her for their Ruby wedding anniversary. Still works, though it needs a good clean, but I recall we tried to get that done back when my grandparents were both alive and their jeweller friend said it would be difficult to find anyone who knew how to do it without destroying it.

This is a pic from an eBay listing of an identical watch. The original band pictures is long gone and mother had an accordion style band put on to be able to wear it.
 

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G-Shock for the gym, Seiko for everyday use and Casio because sometimes I want something different (and I bought it 15 years ago).
With that said, I really want a Speedtimer (but the SSC991, because red seconds hand and 41mm).
 
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So this was unexpected, but after waiting over 13 months, I got *that call* yesterday, that the 40mm Rhodium dial YM1 I asked about ages ago, arrived for me. ⌚
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Currently the only modern Rolex model I have any real interest in and it suits my low key tastes pretty perfectly 👍🏽
 
That's an elegant color combo. Congrats.
 
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