Join 3,424 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

19 posts tagged with watch and watches. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 19 of 19. Subscribe:

Incognito Rolex?

From 1967 until his death, my dad wore a perpetual-movement stainless steel watch that my mother gave him when they got married. He always said it was an "incognito Rolex," and I've recently learned that there might be some truth to that. Watch-loving MeFites, can you help me discover my watch's history and teach me how to change the date on its face? [more inside]
posted by catlet on Nov 18, 2013 - 8 answers

How to properlly set a Patek Philippe Celestial 5102 Watch

I was recently gifted a knockoff Patek Philippe Celestial 5102 watch and am curios as to how properly set the watch's many functions. With all the face time & celestial functions I'm a bit overwhelmed. Does anyone have the instructions or know how to properly setting this watch?
posted by pgswim on Jan 13, 2013 - 3 answers

Who watches the watchman?

I am looking for an analog wristwatch for my husband's birthday. I know nothing about watches; this is more of a meaningful/nostalgic gift for both of us. Price: let's say up to the $250 range. Anyone have model suggestions or tips for finding one? [more inside]
posted by sheena is a sock puppet on Aug 9, 2011 - 24 answers

Men's Wristwatch: Cheap, rugged, simple, functional, comfortable

I'd like a men's wristwatch that is cheap, rugged, simple, comfortable, functional. Which watches are the best at this? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on May 19, 2011 - 27 answers

watch quality of jewelry brands

how are jewelry brand watches (e.g. Cartier, Boucheron, Harry Winston) regarded among watch enthusiasts? Is it the same as 'designer' watches in that they're not taken seriously?
posted by the mad poster! on Apr 6, 2011 - 17 answers

Pocket Watch

Looking to purchase a handful of reasonably-priced ($100) pocket watches, but would like to see/check them out first, so am hesitant to use eBay. I really like old Molnija watches but I don't see anyway I could get a handful in the next couple of weeks. I also like the Swiss Army pocket watches but don't like that they are close to $200 and don't have plated covers. Where is a good place to go check out some pocket watches (western and central Pennsylvania if possible)? Are they even sold in stores or does one absolutely have to get something like that online? If finding such things in a short window (must be purchased in next week and a half) is going to be an incredibly low-probability event, then does the hive mind have suggestions for other interesting and semi-permanent gifts for men?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates on Mar 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Shops in Boston that stock Bertucci watches?

Whereabouts in Boston can I get a Bertucci watch? [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks on Feb 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Help this ADD/ADHD hyperfocuser find the right wristwatch!

I need a watch that has (a) an hourly chime (top priority), and (b) programmable alarms (I could sacrifice this), but also that doesn't look totally ugly (high priority). Can you help me find one? [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Feb 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Simple pocketwatch, either from the fringe or elsewhere

I need/want the pocketwatch shown in this screenshot from Fringe. Where can I find it? Failing that, can you point me to a similar (classy, simple) pocketwatch for under, say, $200? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Nov 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Lifespan Of A Watch?

Bought my first watch (ever). Will I be passing it on to my (future) grandkids? What is the lifespan of a watch? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Jun 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Looking for reputable watch companies!

Looking to buy a new watch, something nice for daily wear but that won't break the bank. Suggest some great watch-makers. Looking for reputable and quality watch company suggestions. Criteria and background expanded on in full q! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Dec 17, 2008 - 26 answers

Looking for the Japanese watch of my dreams

I'm looking for this watch, designed by Naoto Fukazawa. It is NOT part of his collection for Issey Miyake, nor was it designed for ±0. I can't find any details about it beyond what's on the IDEO page, and I'm guessing my inability to google in Japanese might be the problem. Help!
posted by symbebekos on Jun 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Water, Water, and No Watch

I've lost or broken my third watch in three months! Help me find a cheap, seawater-proof watch. [more inside]
posted by ilyanassa on Jun 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Looking for a watch that does the basics extremely well

Looking for a watch that tells near-perfect time, doesn't require winding or battery replacement, has a comfortable band in hot and cold weather and will last at least 10 years. It just needs to show the time and preferably the date. It's either got to be something very special, or at the lowest price which meets the above standards. Style and uncomplicatedness a bonus.
posted by DirtyCreature on Apr 5, 2007 - 41 answers

плохой вахта?

Has anyone had any experience with Vostok watches? [more inside]
posted by joaniemcchicken on Jul 25, 2006 - 6 answers

chronograph watch

I'm looking for a new chronograph watch. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Nov 23, 2005 - 11 answers

Help the unfashionable choose a watch for a classy dame

Help choosing a ladies fashion watch. [more inside]
posted by bystander on Nov 4, 2005 - 10 answers

Pendant watch?

Show me a nifty watch that's worn as a pendant around the neck [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Aug 12, 2005 - 8 answers

Help me find a new watch.

For the second time in as my years, my Timex Expedition watch has stopped working. I put up with it because I like the style, and re-setting the time every few hours wasn't that big of a deal. I'm having trouble finding another (non-Timex) watch with an analog face AND a small digital display... do any MeFites have any recommendations? (Another Timex with the features I want... and a Swiss Army one with the look I want....) [more inside]
posted by ruwan on Apr 18, 2005 - 10 answers

Page: 1