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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Where can I find a watch in this style
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
[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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I have had a gigantic crush on this product
ever since my friend got one. Small (big!) problem though- the software for this specific GPS watch only runs on PC, and I have a PowerBook! (+) [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Jan 18, 2005 -