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What watch(es) do you wear with your Esterbrook?


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#21 jimg

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 10:48

These days I only wear one watch, a manual 1961 Omega Seamaster with original cream dial and "crosshair" subsecond hand. The ritual of daily winding just seems right when using my vintage pens.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 14:25

I've never considered matching pen to watch. I'm not that obsessive compulsive, and it reflects more of the "expensive pen as necessary accessory" mindset than a tool used to write. Besides, I have only one watch! cool.gif
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 15:19

QUOTE (RevAaron @ Jan 27 2009, 11:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I found my people! Do I have to ditch the vintage MB, Omas and UK Parker to join? smile.gif


Nah. They'll be perfectly happy in the drawer once you pick up a couple Esties... laugh.gif

#24 MrK

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 15:45

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Usually this one.


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Posted 28 January 2009 - 16:01

Don't those adversely affect the flow of a lowly Estie?
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 16:06

QUOTE (OcalaFlGuy @ Jan 28 2009, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't those adversely affect the flow of a lowly Estie?
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Nope, quality is quality. Both watches are under the radar as well as an Esterbrook.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 17:12

That's some serious chronometridge, MrK!

I've got a manual wind watch - somewhere, just can't remember quite? Normally wear it to fancy soirees and first dates.

My day-to-day watch is by LG/Verizon. My other (biz) watch is by Motorola/Nextel. And you know, they both say the same thing, time-wise. Go figger...

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 19:16

QUOTE (Robert Hughes @ Jan 28 2009, 12:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's some serious chronometridge, MrK!

I've got a manual wind watch - somewhere, just can't remember quite? Normally wear it to fancy soirees and first dates.

My day-to-day watch is by LG/Verizon. My other (biz) watch is by Motorola/Nextel. And you know, they both say the same thing, time-wise. Go figger...


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Posted 30 January 2009 - 04:10

QUOTE (RevAaron @ Jan 27 2009, 06:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (OcalaFlGuy @ Jan 26 2009, 01:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just gouge out the snowflake and epoxy an Estie jewel in there.


No need to gouge! The Monte Rosa's derby unscrews quite easily- ironically, it's easier to repair than an Esterbrook's captop. Or maybe not ironically, MBs up until the 1960s were really great pens, among the best in the world. But anyway, you can unscrew the derby off of most any pre-1960s (and lots of post-60s) MBs- maybe we can make a little replacement derby to make our MBs a little more ... acceptable. tongue.gif

I'm embarrassed to admit it, but like MYU I've thought of putting a bit of tape over the snowflake on my 146s- I'm afraid to have anyone chat me up because they think I'm some beemer driving business man... for shame! biggrin.gif



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Posted 30 January 2009 - 13:40

This is one of my favourites, a Rolex Air-King (P-series, manufactured in 2002) with the Rolex manufacture caliber 3130.



I like this outer box better than the new ones aswell.


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Posted 30 January 2009 - 15:47

One of the nicest models for it's understatement.

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 22:51

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#33 RevAaron

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:26

Hey- they match! Classy! biggrin.gif
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 01:06

Today, a Seiko Chronograph, from the mid-70s.

However, unfortunately today, I didn't use an Esterbrook.

And I didn't have much time to look at the watch, only to check if I hadn't miss the express bus going home at the end of the day. I have yet to learn how to check for time on the new iPod nano I bought this weekend -- a fancy memory stick you can listen too, look at your favourite pictures, and lots of other things I don't know how I got along without them until today, ... interesting!

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:26

I ditched a watch years ago when I started to use cell phones.

As for MB's? Do I win points for having my 244 in the shirt pocket of a flannel shirt and wearing jeans?
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:44

QUOTE (Firefyter-Emt @ Feb 10 2009, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for MB's? Do I win points for having my 244 in the shirt pocket of a flannel shirt and wearing jeans?

Careful, you may be sued for denigrating the brand with flannel and denim.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 02:51

Whatever I feel like wearing. Isn't that kind of the point of Esterbrooks? wink.gif

Actually, I'm wearing an all weather Timex Expedition today, with BIG numbers. Most appropriate for the work I was doing today, and perhaps the most appropriate match for an Estie. You can afford a lot of them and they "take a lickin' and keep on tickin' (writin')!"

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:57

Great thread! The original thread p'd me off in a great way, and I stated so. I may have taken it the wrong way, but it appears that many others took it the exact same way.

I love watches. Here are the three in current rotation (from left to right)...

1. Swatch Mechanical Automatic, 1992 Kyoto Summit commemorative watch; 25 Jewels, plastic case. I bought this watch on a whim about 9 years ago for $30 on eBay. I figure when it broke in a couple of months, I'd buy a new one. Finally after 8 years, I broke the case trying to attach a new plastic watch band. That watch kept absolutely perfect time. It never needed winding. Never needed cleaning (well you can't since the case is sealed). I was so sad when it broke, I bought another one--which tends to run a little fast.

2. Omega Mechanical Automatic, 1944. It was my father's watch right out of college as a graduation gift to himself. After he got it wet, it sat in a drawer for 20 years. I restored it, case, dial and all. I even had the hands gold plated. I wear it only on special occasions when I bring out my really nice pens. (LOL)

3. Basis Mechanical with calendar, stainless steel case. I purchased this watch on eBay for $10 from a retailer from Tel Aviv. Best $10 watch I have ever purchased. I wear this daily.



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#39 gyasko

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:43

Toast --

Being the unexcitable person of Norwegian descent that i am, well, the original thread merely had my eyeballs rolling.

Anyway, nice watches! I like how they all show a different time.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:55

Right now, I just capped and put up my dark gray Esasty and have on a 1950 small rectangular Bulova that still keeps Bulova Time.
I guess I'll have to dig out one of my gold pocket watches should I ever get a Dollar pen. Or my Silver Omega for my Gray the next time I think of it. Many of my pocket watches are pre Esterbrook fountain pens...does that mean I have to go get 1900 pens?
Now that is becoming expensive in a hurry.

When I get a Copper one, I have some discreet gold wristwatches.
The problem I have is I have no blue or red watches....I just remembered I have a blue faced watch....but now have to be on the look out for something I've never seen before a wrist watch with a Red face.

Moreover, I'll have to upgrade my suits too.... Really I think I'll just get by with a red based western vest, becasue I'd really don't look good in a Red Suit...no one does.

I did not know we was more exclusive than MB's...dam...one should read the small print.


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