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 -
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 -
Calendar math question: today is March 25, 2011. I found my old watch in a drawer and the time is still correct, but the watch date window says 13. Assuming the date window repeats 1 to 31 and that I always 'set' my watch correctly, what was the most recent month and year that I could have worn it? [more inside]
posted by unixrat
on Mar 25, 2011 -
What is this
? I've had it hanging on my wall for a year or two. It was found on the sand below the water line at the Fire Island National Seashore/Wilderness. It's lightweight and friable, like a sea creature. It's 24 cm (9.4 inches) long by 11 cm (4.3 inches) wide. 24 cm is 1.7 monkey skulls, if that helps.
posted by jcrcarter
on Feb 17, 2011 -
Anyone know about 'Balmain' watches? I'm trying to figure out what price range this might have been bought at last year, I don't have a model number and the manual just says "ETA G15.211" which I think is the internal quartz movement. image [more inside]
posted by the mad poster!
on Dec 28, 2010 -
[London Shopping Filter] I'd like to buy an expensive watch in the New Year. Budget is up to £2,500 so I'm looking for advice on the best places to browse a wide range of makes and models and then (once I've picked something) the best place to buy it. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Dec 21, 2010 -
What kind of wristwatches does Hilary Clinton (or, more broadly, powerful female politicians) wear? [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on Oct 11, 2010 -
I would like to buy a Tissot PR50 Automatic watch
. I am in Australia and want to buy online from overseas, given the strength of the Aussie dollar. What are your preferred online retailers that ship to Australia? [more inside]
posted by kid A
on Oct 9, 2010 -
Now that I'm hooked on Hulu & Watch Instantly Netflix, will I be able to utilize them while traveling this winter? Or, are there similar websites that I can use to watch TV shows or movies on my Mac laptop from SE Asia and Australia?
posted by jsslz
on Sep 30, 2010 -
I am a man who wears a wristwatch. What can I wear on the other wrist? Preferably something that serves some function. [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Sep 3, 2010 -
Anyone with serious knowledge about watches able to ID this
vintage gold men's watch? No better picture available, I'm afraid.
posted by you're a kitty!
on Jul 2, 2010 -
Can the hive mind recommend a reasonably-priced Seiko watch repair place in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Quietgal
on Mar 20, 2010 -
What is the best moderately priced watch (under $100) you know of? My husband is starting EMT training and needs a good, reliable and durable watch. One with a second hand of course. Any recommendations?
posted by shaarog
on Mar 12, 2010 -
I'm a girl but I like mechanical chronographs & the like, e.g. the Swiss Army collection. Sadly I don't have $500. What are your favorite watches (mens or non-girlie womens) for under $150?
posted by media_itoku
on Mar 3, 2010 -
Is there a time tracking device (perhaps like a watch?) that I can use to keep track of my work time? I want to see how many hours/minutes i spend actually working each day. [more inside]
posted by parallax7d
on Mar 3, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
Buying a watch as a gift for a labor and delivery nurse. Would a chronograph be useful or not? [more inside]
posted by skjønn
on Jan 3, 2010 -
I need to make some quick cash and intend to sell a watch that sold for about £400 in the UK five years ago. Does anyone know of a reputable place in NYC that I could go to? There are so many choices out there my head is spinning :) I have never sold a piece of jewelry before so any specific suggestions would be welcome. Or would posting on eBay be a better choice?
Thanks in advance.
posted by clon7
on Dec 2, 2009 -
I'm looking for a website that can help me track/graph the movement of "defense forces" around the world. [more inside]
posted by parkbench
on Nov 6, 2009 -
Looking for a discreet audio recording device (not one of the typical voice memo recording sticks you get at radio shack, this must be discreet). I am a public speaker at my company and I typically speak at multiple meetings per day, with no time to take notes for follow-up questions.
I need a stand-alone audio recorder that is discreet (wrist watch, pen, etc.) and that can handle at least 8 hours of recording on 1 charge / 1 set of batteries. [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly
on Oct 19, 2009 -
Please help me determine whether this watch-repair business is legitimate, or help me find a reputable Accutron specialist in the Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by mattdidthat
on Sep 16, 2009 -
I'm looking for a running watch with a programmable countdown timer that would be suitable for doing the couch to 5k routines. Anybody have some recommendations. [more inside]
posted by srboisvert
on Sep 2, 2009 -
I can't find this watch
anywhere! So frustrating. I've search eBay and Craigslist nationwide. Any ideas?
posted by stlboi
on Aug 25, 2009 -