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watch lovers....what's your favorite watch?

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Should I buy a vincero watch? I know the movement is crappy but I just care about the appearance for now as a everyday beater
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Picked up this automatic from Ebay with the 20%off for 200$. SSA263K1. 20mm solid links, 4R39 movement.

I maybe want to change the bracelet for leather. Was thinking of black or dark brown.

Thoughts?

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ronnielarmond wrote:
Jun 11th, 2018 6:30 pm
Should I buy a vincero watch? I know the movement is crappy but I just care about the appearance for now as a everyday beater
The YouTube videos got to you didn't it?

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Up until receiving the West End Watch Co. Sowar 1916, I've never previously heard of the Swiss watch manufacturer. However, that's not surprising, since their official distribution channels rely mainly in Asia and Europe. At first glance, the watch presents a relatively clean and simple look. The dial uses Arabic numerals, a sub-seconds dial to register the seconds, as well as a date function at the 3 o'clock position. The railroad tracks running around the outer perimeter of the watch along with the seconds/minute counters at 5 minute intervals help add a small touch of complexity to the dial, keeping the watch from looking overly simple. Text wise, I like that the watch decides to keep it minimal and centered complimenting the clean and simple aesthetic, and mentioning only the brand, model, movement, and "Swiss Made" beside the 6 o'clock position. The "Cathedral" stylized hands adds to "classic" feel with the hour marker mimicking a spade-like/cathedral dome, while the minute marker replicates a standard cathedral tower. One nice touch is that the minute marker extends the needle to the outer railroad tracks, making it easy to read the exact minute if needed. Although the hour/minute hands appear to chemically dyed blued, they're fairly well dyed given that when viewed centered, the hands appear almost black, and only when viewed at an angle do the markers reveal the true colour. Lastly, the white dial has a slight enamel like texture/look (although most likely not made from enamel), especially when viewing the sub-seconds dial at an angle.

Moving on to the side of the watch, West End provides a onion style crown which is another nice touch that adds to the classic, yet simple motif. Another bonus is that the onion style crown allows for easier manual winding of the watch (if needed). The thick sapphire crystal case laying over the top of watch might sway some people the other direction, since it may be deemed unnecessarily thick. However, it does give the watch a nice little heft, but at 74 grams, the watch is nowhere considered heavy. The wire style lugs again adds to the reoccurring style of the watch while allowing of easier access to swap straps if needed in the future. Lastly, the dual butterfly style deployant clasp with the company's logo stamped keeps the secured, and making it easy to wear the watch, as each side can be locked into place separately.

Shifting the attention to the back shows the display case back of the ETA 2895-2 movement. The balance wheel at the 12 o'clock position beating at 4hz displays most of the wheel. The rotor is decorated with Geneve stripes/waves with the company's "W" logo centered on the rotor plate. The movement is also supposed to rhodium plated, (lthough I'm not sure how to tell), helps add a nice aesthetic to the base ETA movement. The watch also keeps surprisingly good time running only about ~25 seconds ahead after wearing the watch for almost 3 weeks.

Overall, I'm fairly happy about the watch (but who wouldn't be if it's a gift), as it presents a relatively fair value if purchased on its own with the assembly of the dial, the decorated movement, and finish of the watch.

Specs:
- 39mm in diameter
- 11-12mm in thickness
- 46-47mm lug to lug
- 74 grams
- ETA 2895-2 movement
- 6.25" wrist
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There has been no announcement for the Swatch Friends and Family sale which usually happens in June, so I emailed Swatch to find out what's up. I got a response saying the sale is permanently cancelled and will no longer occur in the future. =(
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typer100 wrote:
Jun 11th, 2018 6:48 pm
Picked up this automatic from Ebay with the 20%off for 200$. SSA263K1. 20mm solid links, 4R39 movement.

I maybe want to change the bracelet for leather. Was thinking of black or dark brown.

Thoughts?
I would go with a lighter brown.
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appleb wrote:
Jun 12th, 2018 11:06 pm
There has been no announcement for the Swatch Friends and Family sale which usually happens in June, so I emailed Swatch to find out what's up. I got a response saying the sale is permanently cancelled and will no longer occur in the future. =(
ohno :(

Good thing I went to the citizen sale and got my watch fix.
What do you think the problem was - resellers?
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appleb wrote:
Jun 12th, 2018 11:06 pm
There has been no announcement for the Swatch Friends and Family sale which usually happens in June, so I emailed Swatch to find out what's up. I got a response saying the sale is permanently cancelled and will no longer occur in the future. =(
Hopefully, they don't do this!
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appleb wrote:
Jun 12th, 2018 11:06 pm
There has been no announcement for the Swatch Friends and Family sale which usually happens in June, so I emailed Swatch to find out what's up. I got a response saying the sale is permanently cancelled and will no longer occur in the future. =(
Why put out a sale when the market is soft?

https://monochrome-watches.com/richemon ... two-years/
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balou911 wrote:
Jun 13th, 2018 7:41 am
ohno :(

Good thing I went to the citizen sale and got my watch fix.
What do you think the problem was - resellers?
At the last sale they limited the number of watches you could buy from Tissot/Hamilton/Mido/Longines/Rado to 3. I don't think it was a reseller issue.

The sale probably hurts their image more than anything else. Personally I found it hard to justify buying any of these brands from a retailer when there is a chance the watch may show up at the bi-annual sale at 66% off.

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