jaetran

14.9k post karma

33.3k comment karma


account created: Tue Dec 09 2014

verified: yes

jaetran

6 points

1 day ago

jaetran

6 points

1 day ago

That just the way Invicta is. They mark the "MSRP" price to some ridiculous amount then "mark" it down 90% to make it look like you're getting an amazing deal. Invicta gets a lot of criticism around here due to that. That and their gaugy designs.

contextfull comments (9)

by[deleted]

jaetran

18 points

3 days ago

jaetran

18 points

3 days ago

Drake is the modern day R Kelly.

contextfull comments (1477)
jaetran

1 points

4 days ago

jaetran

1 points

4 days ago

If you don't mind saving up just a little more there's the Christopher Ward C63 Sealander 36mm for just under 1k for the bracelet version (~$700 on a leather). I was actually going to grab this but I ended up getting a BB58. Great alternative to the Explorer that isn't a homage.

contextfull comments (8)
jaetran

10 points

5 days ago

jaetran

10 points

5 days ago

If it sat in a box for a decade or more without it running it's pretty likely that the oils/lubricant has dried up. I would say it's worth servicing it just to keep the parts running smoothly. It might function alright but for longevity sake of the parts I would have it serviced.

contextfull comments (10)
jaetran

5 points

7 days ago

jaetran

5 points

7 days ago

Exactly this. Like with anyone in the medical field it’s near impossible to be an expert in all specialities. We all graduate as generalists but end up in a specific field where we build our knowledge and experience. I’m an RN that works in geriatrics since the beginning of my career so I can tell you a lot about old people. But if you start to ask me things about pediatrics or obstetrics I would look at you like deer in the headlights. The only things I know from those fields are what I learned in school. Even then I forgot most of what I knew as I haven’t had to use that knowledge in years.

contextfull comments (1015)
jaetran

308 points

8 days ago

jaetran

308 points

8 days ago

The quality of those flour sacks are probably much higher than your $300 Gucci shirt nowadays.

contextfull comments (976)
jaetran

1 points

8 days ago

jaetran

1 points

8 days ago

I would say the bezel action is ok. It's not the best as it does have some slight play between the clicks but I got over it pretty quick. It was slightly gritty feeling at the beginning but after some breaking in it's now pretty smooth. The play hasn't gotten any worse as that was my main concern.

contextfull comments (7)
jaetran

6 points

9 days ago

jaetran

6 points

9 days ago

Kirkland brand puts out some quality shit. I find a lot of their products are actually better than the brand names.

contextfull comments (2773)
jaetran

1 points

9 days ago

jaetran

1 points

9 days ago

Sorry to hear about your dad. What a piece of shit human being for doing that to your late father. But I got the same Squale and it’s a great piece. Hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am

contextfull comments (7)
jaetran

2 points

14 days ago

jaetran

2 points

14 days ago

If you’re not in love with it just return it while you can. Sometimes people just set high expectations for their grail that once they get it the piece just doesn’t meet it. You can always just buy it again down the road if you have any regrets about it. It happens all the time to people in this community so don’t stress about it.

contextfull comments (12)
jaetran

3 points

14 days ago

jaetran

3 points

14 days ago

Really not surprised by this. Tudor increased the prices on practically all their models at the beginning of the year.

contextfull comments (5)
jaetran

1 points

14 days ago

jaetran

1 points

14 days ago

Many ADs are pretty firm on their store policy. In your case once the tag is taken off the sale is final. You can try to ask for an exchange or refund but I wouldn’t totally depend on it. Worst case scenario is just to be patient on getting the watch back from the Rolex servicing center as it’s fully under the factory warranty so I wouldn’t worry about it.

contextfull comments (6)
jaetran

1 points

17 days ago

jaetran

1 points

17 days ago

It looks fine. Just a matter whether the thickness of it bothers you or not.

contextfull comments (6)
jaetran

2 points

17 days ago

jaetran

2 points

17 days ago

I would say so. Well known online used watch dealers such as Crown and Caliber and Bob's Watches caters to people who want that peace of mind that they are getting a legitimate used watch so there is that premium that you'll have to pay. Unless you're an expert at knowing what you're looking for and authentication, I think it's worth that extra you're paying for as they do that work for you.

contextfull comments (3)
jaetran

1 points

17 days ago

jaetran

1 points

17 days ago

I don't see the picture of the 41. I think the major qualm many people have with the 41 isn't the case diameter but more so the thickness of it. It's almost 15mm and the side profile looks like a giant steel wall according to many reviews. So it might look alright looking down on it but you want to take into consideration its thickness.

contextfull comments (6)
jaetran

2 points

17 days ago

jaetran

2 points

17 days ago

The part you're looking for is indeed called the end link. What's the model of your watch? If it's for an old model, it will be pretty challenging to find that part. Finding NOS or even third party parts for older Seiko models are pretty challenging unless it's for popular models such as the 6309 (but even then I wouldn't say it's easy to track these parts down). Your best bet is to try to contact your region's Seiko servicing center.

contextfull comments (2)
jaetran

1 points

18 days ago

jaetran

1 points

18 days ago

Even without clear images of the license plate it’s not hard to identify him through the make and color of his vehicle if it’s fully registered. There may be several dozen or so owners of the same make and color but with clear as day footage of his dumbass it’s most likely they already identified him. The PD probably also has their street squad to keep an eye out for that vehicle as well. I mean it’s also a pretty conspicuous car

contextfull comments (2562)
jaetran

0 points

22 days ago

jaetran

0 points

22 days ago

In the original uncensored video you clearly see that the perp has been neutralized of any threats. Trigger happy dick bag walked over and fired off an execution shot. That right there just turned the situation from self defense to murder. Even in Texas I don’t think that would fly.

contextfull comments (4279)
jaetran

3 points

22 days ago

jaetran

3 points

22 days ago

There's a whole debate about this topic. Some argue that a watch is not a "true diver's watch" unless it is ISO certified while some just use the term "diver's watch" to refer to a particular style (minute unidirection bezel, lumed markers on the dial, etc.) regardless if it's ISO certified or not. ISO certification is super stringent in order for a watch be to allowed to have the "diver's" mark on the dial however, the term "Diver's watch" is allowed to be used by watch companies to advertise as same despite not being officially ISO certified even if the watch checks every box in the requirements for certification - it's just whether or not they submit it to ISO for testing. For example, the Rolex Submariner probably checks each criteria (maybe even beyond) for ISO certification but is not ISO certified so it doesn't have the "Diver's" mark on the dial but is still marketed as a diver's watch. They're just not allowed to mark "Diver" on their dial or anywhere physically on their watch.

As for your question of what makes a dive watch a "dive watch", the watch has to meet ISO 6425 testing standards set out and tested by ISO. Once it checks off all their boxes, it'll receive a certification and the watch company can add "Diver's" to their dial. It's a long list that you can read up on here. It also changes every few years or so.

contextfull comments (5)
jaetran

5 points

22 days ago

jaetran

5 points

22 days ago

I bet he will no longer wear the watch and will forever place it in a glass display case after her boobs touched it.

contextfull comments (51)
jaetran

3 points

22 days ago

jaetran

3 points

22 days ago

To me, I think it's worth the price jump to the Black Bay given that you'll get better finishing, brand prestige, and an in-house movement. So it really depends on what you're comfortable spending and which watch will make you the happiest in the long run.

contextfull comments (12)
jaetran

5 points

22 days ago

jaetran

5 points

22 days ago

At first, I thought it was a fake as I originally thought Rolex never produced any gold plated watches as I see rear case has the base metal exposed. But after some digging, it looked like Rolex did produce some non-solid gold watches in the past. The one you got appears to be a ref 1550 (gold shell) with the original 1570 cal. movement. The movement looks pretty good when I compared it to the original pictures of the movement and everything appears to be dead on (the rotor on yours appears to be slightly different but it may be from the lighting). Also, the case, dial, bracelet on yours appears to be dead on as well. The only thing I would say is that the case and bracelet has been over-polished with really no defined case edges left on it. To me, it looks good but don't count my word on it as I'm not an authorized Rolex authenticator. But from the pictures I've seen, I think it looks legit.

Here's the site I came across on my research that you can read more into the watch and compare pictures to: https://millenarywatches.com/rolex-1500/

contextfull comments (7)
jaetran

1 points

23 days ago

jaetran

1 points

23 days ago

If you don’t mind spending that extra bit of money I think its worth jumping up to the BB58.

contextfull comments (4)
jaetran

3 points

23 days ago

jaetran

3 points

23 days ago

It really all depends on the dealer. If it's a boutique, I find there's really no negotiation. If it's an AD, there is some room for negotiation depending on the availability of the piece. With how the current market is the prices won't move too much. There are some stories where people were able to get as much as 20-25% on their JLC purchase so who really knows. Just go into the dealer in person and let them know you're serious about purchasing the piece. Once you have their attention just ask them what the best they can do and go from there.

contextfull comments (3)
jaetran

2 points

25 days ago

jaetran

2 points

25 days ago

Buying inconspicuous designer clothes is way more tasteful than buying something from a mainstream high designer brand such as Gucci, Balenciaga, Versace, etc. Those mainstream brands puts out pieces that just makes you look like a walking billboard. The quality on a lot of those clothes are just not there compared to brands likes Brunello and Loro Piana which makes their clothes to the highest quality and are timeless that won't ever go out of style. If I was ever super rich quiet luxury is the way to go.

contextfull comments (35449)

view more:

next ›