Your Watch & Naim

Aside from a very modest Naim system, my only other prized possession is my Rolex 114270 EXP1 Explorer from 2007. What wristwatch, if any, does the typical Naim owner wear?

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She is overdue for a service.

I don’t wear a watch now a days; but these two fill in when required. A Tag Heuer dating back to 1989 ish, and a Soviet beast, allegedly made from recycled SS 18 rockets, which I bought from a dodgy dealer in vilnius in around 1998.

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I rarely wear a watch, except when I’m at work, where it’s impractical to use my phone, and I just use a cheap Casio that is just there to do a job.
I do occasionally wear my grandad’s Tudor, though, which he bought in 1949, and still keeps good time.

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A typical wrist watch of a diehard NAIM owner is one that hums, it’s luminous dial has a varying intensity and it needs recapping now and then.

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Nice piece! I’m sure it holds great sentimental value. Tudor and Rolex were held under the same privately owned company, I believe. Wear it in good health.

Nice, IWC makes great pilot watches.

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The xii is as good as the design gets imho. Never liked the later iterations as much.

A little small for some wrists though.

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Yes, Tudor used their own mechanism inside a Rolex Oyster case. The older ones like this are not fashionable now, which I think is because they are quite small compared to modern watches, which seem to get bigger and bigger.

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Thanks for sharing, I wish my job would enable me to travel all over, and afford me the opportunity to buy interesting things like that piece you picked up in Lithuania.

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It was meant to be recycled titanium - it was so rough I had to get my office manager persuade a Feller to file the edges. 4 years in Vilnius - a cracking good time was had by all.

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Nice! Is that a Navitimer?

Agreed, 44mm to 46mm appears the norm today, much too large for my wrists.

My watch is a Windrider Chronomat

There are modern watches that are 60mm diameter! To me, that is a clock, not a watch.

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I’m seeing a lot of smart watches around today, I’d wish the younger generation would appreciate the qualities of a fine mechanical wristwatch.

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I stopped wearing watches ages ago but when I do it’s my military issue Marathon.

Technically a clock must have a bell. “Clocca” meaning bell :wink:

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