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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby Irinikus » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:30 pm

robespierre wrote:https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/zenith-defy-lab-oscillator-introducing
A new oscillator design for mechanical watches (after 400 years).


https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/zenith-defy-lab-oscillator-introducing

Read this link shared by robespierre, as this is far more interesting than my collection old fashioned mechanical movements.

It appears that some real progress has been made regarding mechanical movements! :D Just look at the frequency on that thing! :shock:
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby Irinikus » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:56 am

Wouldn't you just love to have one of these!

A modern day classic! :D
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Nowadays you get the wrist watch version, but I don't it has the same appeal though! :cry:
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Re: How to measure time?

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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby Irinikus » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:48 pm

That's very cool!
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby zahal » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:41 am

I picked up a Hot Wheels Cyber Racer yesterday. Slapped in a set of new batteries and it works fine...besides the games it has a clock "app". I had never seen one before. I've recently become a HW fan because of my 3yr old son.
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby GIJoe » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:52 pm

oh, wristwatches, nice.

my daily drivers are the Tutima DI300 and Sinn 142, both titanium watches.

i had a bit of a heureka moment regarding that material years back and can not wear steel anymore. :) restricts one's choices quite a bit. still, i have a Tudor Pelagos incoming and there are plans for an IWC but that's for next year.
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby Oskar45 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:47 am

GIJoe wrote:my daily drivers are the Tutima DI300 and Sinn 142, both titanium watches.

i had a bit of a heureka moment regarding that material years back and can not wear steel anymore. :) restricts one's choices quite a bit. still, i have a Tudor Pelagos incoming and there are plans for an IWC but that's for next year.

I'm a titanium freak as well (I even have a titanium ice-pickle). While my daily driver for the last 15 years is an Audemars-Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronographe Titanium, I also own an IWC Porsche Design Chronographe in titanium from the 80's (the original - which had 'Titan' engraved on the bracelet). Might not be easy to get that now anymore, though.
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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby GIJoe » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:42 am

Oskar, it's still possible to score the original IWC Porsche Design, they are not that rare. the design had more class than most of what PD comes up with these days. :D
it's way too small for me though. around 44mm needed here. my IWC desirables are the recently phased-out ingenieur and current aquatimer models. it'll have to be one of those but i can't stand the current trend of selling a piece of bicycle tire as a wrist strap. titanium bracelets are thin on the ground but a must for comfort.

congrats on the AP - that's a classy choice.

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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby tacklemosque » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:43 pm

smj wrote:Used to wear a Casio G-shock with WWVB radio timecode receiver. It stopped picking up the signal when I switched coasts, so I stopped wearing a watch for a few years.

Past year or more, as I cede more and more of my life to AAPL, I've been wearing an iPod Nano in a watch band. I like the animated gears in this particular clockface. But that aside, I had hoped for more touch-enabled apps...

This is too cool!

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Re: How to measure time?

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:42 pm

I don't wear a watch anymore (I used to wear a solar powered Casio G-Shock with WWVB automatic time synchronization too, and it may even be the same model as smj's), but I do have a CSS Time Machine 1000A which provides a GPS-based time source over NTP.
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