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Help me ID this Swiss(?) Watch

I recently bought a pocket watch (photos: one two three), and I was hoping to find out something about the company that made it. The brand is "Three Stars" and it's supposedly Swiss. I can't find anything searching because the name collides with a lot of things (including a line of wrist watches that seems unrelated), but am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by 23 on Jan 24, 2014 - 7 answers

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

Molnija Mainspring Hunt

I have a Molnija watch with a busted mainspring (picture of front). I've taken it to my local watch repairman and he couldn't find a replacement through whatever channels he had, but maybe RussianWatchFilter knows more? [more inside]
posted by 23 on Oct 16, 2013 - 4 answers

Watch strap opinions and advice needed

Just looking for some opinions on straps for two new Tissot watches I picked up. They are the PRC200 chrono w/ white dial (http://imgur.com/nC4xD4z) and the Tissot PR 516 Visodate Heritage (http://imgur.com/236ZDlH). [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Jul 23, 2013 - 2 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

Help me find this watch and maybe I'll engrave it with your name.

Where can I purchase a Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military watch? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Oct 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for a good small watch

Looking for a new watch like the Timex Ironman Sleek. [more inside]
posted by dondiego87 on Oct 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Help my husband tell time.

Watch-filter. I have special snowflake requirements for a wristwatch to give as a gift. [more inside]
posted by troublesome on Dec 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me find James Dean's watch!

Where can I find a working all black Westclox "Wrist Ben" watch or one that looks similar? [more inside]
posted by twoforty5am on Nov 17, 2011 - 3 answers

Where can I order customized watches/clocks in bulk?

Where can I order customized watches/clocks in bulk? [more inside]
posted by beshtya on Oct 12, 2011 - 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

What watch is Curtis Stone wearing?

Can someone ID this wristwatch? [more inside]
posted by alaijmw on Apr 10, 2011 - 4 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

Are digital watches STILL a pretty neat idea?

Seeking recommendations for an inexpensive watch or clock (or other thing) with a low-volume hourly chime. [more inside]
posted by Anephim on Dec 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me identify a watch

Davin Stowell is wearing a wrist watch in the film Objectified, can you help me identify it? Link to photo inside. [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Please tell me how to make my watch work

I recently received a Pulsar watch as a gift that came with this manual. I can set the time and date, reset the stopwatch, etc., just fine, but I can't get the watch to actually start. This is my first dress watch, so I'm wondering if there's something so painfully obvious that the manual doesn't even mention it and I'm just missing it. I have a job interview in a couple hours and a functioning watch on my wrist would be lovely, so, any help from more experienced watchwearers out there would be appreciated.
posted by Kosh on Jun 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me find my dream wrist watch!

I want the watch that Sam Rockwell wears in the movie "Moon." Someone else was wondering too, but I didn't see any responses. Any help??
posted by knmr76 on Apr 17, 2010 - 10 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

Design Within Reach for Wristwear

What in the equivalent of Design Within Reach for buying a new watch? Bonus points for stores I can visit in the SF Bay Area. [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jan 11, 2010 - 17 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

ads for watches and clocks

Why do watch ads always show one hand on ten and the other on two? [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Jun 2, 2009 - 13 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

Where can I find a silver ornate watch?

Where can I find a watch in this style? (silver/western/spanish/somewhat ornate) this is for a man bytheway. It's a "Fossil" brand watch, but they don't sell this style, nor could I find anything like it on amazon. ideas? suggestions?
posted by mrmarley on Aug 31, 2008 - 2 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

Help me push this hobby even further into the pathology zone.

What's a good magazine subscription for a 30-something guy who is really into watches and pens? [more inside]
posted by sneakin on May 12, 2008 - 4 answers

hands up detroit

[holiday_gift-filter] My wife needs a new watch and I'd like to buy one for her, but I can't seem to find anything that fits my requirements. [more inside]
posted by jmgorman on Nov 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Looking for a nice, reasonalby priced watch.

Recommendations for a good wrist watch for myself for Christmas, 400$ or less please. [more inside]
posted by Sgt.Grumbless on Nov 25, 2007 - 30 answers

I need a waterproof watch that monitors heart rate

I'm looking for a waterproof watch that also measures my heart rate. [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Jul 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Should I have the gold plating on my watch renewed?

After two years of almost daily wear, the gold plating is starting to wear off my beautiful and beloved Bulova watch. Is it worth my while to get the plating renewed? How expensive would that be? How long would it last?
posted by orange swan on Jul 9, 2007 - 2 answers

Watch for girlfriend

Help! Girlfriend's birthday imminent. Looking for a watch (preferably available in the UK) that is original, understated with good design (maximum price 150 quid) to buy for her birthday? Eternal gratitude available. [more inside]
posted by you're only jung once on Jun 3, 2007 - 10 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

Recommendations for watch repair in Seattle?

Any recommendations for watch repair in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by mhum on Feb 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Good watchbands in DC?

Where in DC can I buy a quality watchband? [more inside]
posted by commander_cool on Aug 23, 2006 - 5 answers

Looking for a watch for the big wristed.

Looking for a watch for the big wristed. [more inside]
posted by eggerspretty on Aug 14, 2006 - 15 answers

плохой вахта?

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

What exactly can this watch do?

I recently received this cool watch as a gift. What I want to do is figure out how to do all the nifty functions, namely the bezel and all numbers running along the rim(s). It's a (partial) calculator I know, and has techy-sounding words like "STAT" and "NAUT" and "Flight Timer", which I deduce will allow pilots to...well, do what? Can someone help me decipher all the geeky goodness so I can impress my fellow nerd friends? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Watch fobs

Does anyone know anything about watch fobs for pocketwatches? [more inside]
posted by pjern on Feb 23, 2006 - 11 answers

Good looking digital watches with metal band?

I'm trying to find a good-looking digital watch with a metal band. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jan 6, 2006 - 14 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

Identify this (British) watch

I'm looking to identify a watch. [more inside]
posted by sevenless on Oct 12, 2005 - 6 answers

quality middle-price men's watches?

What are the quality brands for middle-price-range men's wrist watches? [more inside]
posted by bingo on Oct 1, 2005 - 33 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

What's going on with my Swatch watch?

This is sad, but: until this summer, I'd never owned a conventional watch with hands -- only geeky digital watches like the Iron Man. Long story short, thanks to eBay, I now own a kitschy blue Swatch watch, but I've noticed it's been running about ten minutes slow every hour. I've also noticed the minute hand occasionally goes backward a few tics before sputtering forward. Is this a dying-battery problem, a watch-needs-winding problem, or a possible sand-in-my-watch problem stemming from last week's beach vacation? [more inside]
posted by highsignal on Aug 8, 2005 - 5 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

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