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PMWF Admin Staff


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Get to know the PMWF Admin Team

10 files, last one added on Jun 01, 2011

PMWF People


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This album contains photos of members of the PMWF, both past and present. These were all obtained from the PMWF Archive. Photos are displayed by PMWF user name. You can use the Search feature to search for a specific user.

Want to add your photo? Email us a photo and your forum user id to admin@pmwf.com.

224 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010

PMWFerence NO04 (Aug. 2004)


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The first PMWFerence held in the New Orleans French Quarter.

100 files, last one added on Nov 02, 2008

PMWFerence NYC06 (July 2006)


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PMWFerence in the Big Apple!

179 files, last one added on Nov 02, 2008

CAL WIS meet (Oct. 2007)


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Photos from the Oct. 2007 California WIS meet by Anjan, Rodrigo and Thomas.

97 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2007

Bucks County WIS Meet (Dec. 2007)


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Photos from the December 7th, 2007 Bucks County WIS Meet by TMK & Robmks.

26 files, last one added on Dec 10, 2007

DC Mini Meet (Feb. 2008)


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A small Mini-WIS GTG held in Washington DC in February, 2008, with Anjan Shenoy, v_roomy (Mike), Zack (old skool) and Dre (Andre).

19 files, last one added on Feb 14, 2008

PMWFerence CHI08 (July 2008)


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PMWFerence in the Windy City

78 files, last one added on Nov 04, 2008

8 albums on 1 page(s)

Various Watch ResourcesA collection of different watch related resources, from articles to models to catalogs. Have something to add here? Email the Admin team.
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1969/1970 Seiko Catalog (DO NOT USE THESE FILES FOR YOUR COMMERCIAL PROFIT)


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1969/1970 US Market Catalog scanned by Isthmus. DO NOT USE THESE FILES FOR YOUR COMMERCIAL PROFIT. These scans have been provided by Isthmus for the benefit of the watch community.

36 files, last one added on Aug 22, 2007

7750 Variations


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Variations of the Valjoux 7750 movement (as posted by vegaban on the RSWF).

8 files, last one added on Oct 19, 2007

Seiko 6R15 Models


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A gathering of watches with Seiko's 6R15 calibre. Compiled by PMWF member Paulo.

3 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2007

Orient 300M Divers


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The 5 variations of the Orient 300M divers, as posted by AdamInNYC.

1 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2007

Steinhart Watches Article


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Article from the October 2006 International Watch about Steinhart Watches, who are now Debaufre Watches.

4 files, last one added on Nov 13, 2007

Russian Roundtable


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PDF version of the Russian Rountable posted by Adam in NYC on Monday, December 3, 2007. Featuring PMWF Members Ed (Ed Brandwein), Micha, Jeff (TakesALickin') and Kevin (Strela).

2 files, last one added on Dec 03, 2007

6 albums on 1 page(s)

PMWF Watch Photos (old format)Please note that the "Watch of the Month" photo contest has moved into its new forum at PMWF.com
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Old PMWF Gallery until Sep 2009


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Each 10th of the month we will ask PMWFers to submit their Best Watch Photos. The Top 5 Watch Photos will be added here.

275 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2009

PMWF/SCWF Photo Contest from 2007 and 2008


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This album contains the winners of the joint Poor Man's Watch Forum and Seiko Citizen Watch Forum Photo Contest.

10 files, last one added on Jun 30, 2008

2 albums on 1 page(s)

TOP 20 "Poor Man's" Watches (old format)The new TOP20PMW has moved into its own forum at PMWF.com
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- THE TOP 20 LIST - (old format until Nov 2009)


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20 Best Watch Buys below USD 1'000 suggested by PMWFers

20 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2009

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

TOP 10 Service Watches (old format)The TOP 10 Service Watches has moved into its own forum at PMWF.com
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TOP 10 Service Watches (old format)


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The 10 best Service Watches as chosen by the PMWFers

9 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2010

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

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Ed Brandwein1572 viewsBorn and raised in NYC. I am a lawyer and a law librarian by trade. Married with two kids, currently living in Queens, NYC.

I've been collecting Russian watches since the late eighties when a newly arrived immigrant sold me a Vostok Komandirskie. I spent the next ten years or so buying one or two more examples where I could find them. Then, of course, ebay came on the scene and the Russian revolution really got going. I have about 30 Russian watches in the rotation these days and that's after thinning the herd a bit over the last few years.

When it comes to Russian watches, there is always some amazing detail to find out about. I guess that is what I like best about collecting Russian watches. Nothing about them ever seems to have been done by chance. There was always some plan in mind, whether it worked out or not. The detective work involved in figuring out what some Russian designer was doing when one thing or another was done never gets old to me.

I will be watching over the Russian board

Jun 01, 2011
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Ron Good (AlbertaTime)227 viewsBorn in 1951, I'm a Canadian musician/writer with other professional background in Human Resources and Employment Development counselling, consulting and management, and Retail management as well as Computer and Audio-Video Technology. I've worked as a self-employed musician, in private industry, in commercial and public television, Community Education (music/computers/HR), and in and/or with both provincial and federal government agencies. I lived most of my life on Vancouver island, but also about 5 years in Montreal, 8 years in northern BC, a little less than a year in scenic Woodland Hills, California (loved it), and for the past few years in northern Alberta.

I made the mistake of looking for a better watch a few years ago. That led me first to affordable watches generally and, quickly following that, to the then little-researched and explored area of mainland Chinese (PRC) watchmaking, especially wristwatches from the 1950s through the Cultural Revolution era to today. I'm doing my best to learn---and then to share everything I'm discovering---about not only the Chinese watches, but also the friendly and skilled people who made them, the culture in their beautiful country, and the many values and hopes we all share. I'm poorly trilingual and very slowly learning to read and speak some Chinese.
Mar 04, 2011
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Chris Moy135 viewsI've been collection watch since the mid 90's. I started out collecting vintage deco pieces. I was drawing to the streamline design. Curvex's were big on my list. I also love American RR pocket watches. As time went by my collecting habits changed to the 70's. It was all about FUNK! Somewhere along the line I got into G-Shocks. I'm know for collecting anything and everything :-D Recently I've been getting into photography. Don't worry, I won't forget about watches :-D
Mar 02, 2011
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BobbyMike with Flatreto123 viewsNov 17, 2010
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Suunto Vector327 viewsPersonally, I like Luminox, but to see two of them up there that to me look so similar means that some other watch is being overlooked.

Having deployed to Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces (CF), I came across several common watch brands being worn. Obviously Timex is one of them. The reason being they are so inexpensive that guys don't mind if they bang them up or loose them. And most guys want an alarm function.

But another brand that was pretty popluar between the guys who looked at thier watch as more of a tool to aid in several tasks (rather than just telling the time or using for an alarm) is Suunto.

Many guys had the Suunto X9i (me included which I subsequently replaced with an X10) and even more had the Vector.

The X9i/X10 were popular for thier GPS feature as GPS aren't individual issue. So you saw guys in leadership positions weaing them (those that would have to call in a quick sitrep or contact report.)

The vector on the other hand is popular becuase of the digital compass. The CF works on mils (6400 mils to a circle) but fast air and aviation works on degrees. So some guys had the vector in the case they had to call in fast air or aviation. Also, our Forward Observation Officers get them issued.

So I propose that either the Vector or X10 (as thier current GPS watch) get the nod for inclusion in the Top 10 Service Watches and the Luminox Traser or 3000 gets pulled.

Pictures pulled from stock Suunto pictures.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/2010 05:35PM by Ray C.
Sep 18, 2010
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Suunto X10239 viewsPersonally, I like Luminox, but to see two of them up there that to me look so similar means that some other watch is being overlooked.

Having deployed to Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces (CF), I came across several common watch brands being worn. Obviously Timex is one of them. The reason being they are so inexpensive that guys don't mind if they bang them up or loose them. And most guys want an alarm function.

But another brand that was pretty popluar between the guys who looked at thier watch as more of a tool to aid in several tasks (rather than just telling the time or using for an alarm) is Suunto.

Many guys had the Suunto X9i (me included which I subsequently replaced with an X10) and even more had the Vector.

The X9i/X10 were popular for thier GPS feature as GPS aren't individual issue. So you saw guys in leadership positions weaing them (those that would have to call in a quick sitrep or contact report.)

The vector on the other hand is popular becuase of the digital compass. The CF works on mils (6400 mils to a circle) but fast air and aviation works on degrees. So some guys had the vector in the case they had to call in fast air or aviation. Also, our Forward Observation Officers get them issued.

So I propose that either the Vector or X10 (as thier current GPS watch) get the nod for inclusion in the Top 10 Service Watches and the Luminox Traser or 3000 gets pulled.

Pictures pulled from stock Suunto pictures.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/2010 05:35PM by Ray C.
Sep 18, 2010
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17- Debaufre Ocean 17099 viewsNominated By JohnnyT:
Since its introduction in 2008, the Ocean 1, in all its variations, has established an incredible record of rave reviews and customer delight. In fit and finish, quality of execution and in the extraordinary history of astonishing customer service, Debaufre has consistently won the hearts of its owners. What is truly the coupe de grace is when all its virtues are multiplied by its retail cost. Unquestionably this is one of the remarkable values is WISdom today, making classic style and outstanding presentation affordable at roughly 1/2 the PMWF limit.

In recommending that the Marcello be displaced, I do not in any way mean to disparage it. It remains an outstanding watch as it always has been. However since it is approximately the same watch at more than twice the price, I feel it is fitting that it be the one displaced by Ocean 1..

Following are some of the specs from the vendor.

This is the Classic Edition of the Ocean-1 Swiss Automatic watch powered by the ETA 2824-2 automatic movement. Due to the popularity of this model, it has become a regular in our lineup. This is the same case as the renowned Ocean-1 watch, however this features a Classic dial with larger markers.

# 42-mm 316L stainless steel case
# Swiss ETA 2824-2 Automatic movement
# Screw-down crown and case-back
# Sweeping second hand
# Super-LumiNova illumination
# Sapphire crystal glass
# 1000 feet water resistant
# 22mm Stainless Steel Oyster bracelet with screwed links
# Solid end pieces
# Weight: 6.8 oz
# Stainless steel clasp with safety clasp
# Consists of 275 individual parts
# Ships in beautiful box
# 42-mm diameter, 46-mm incl. crown, 13-mm thick

A true classic diver's watch with the large markers reminds of the early days of diving; the origins of the Navy Seals; stealthy operations in dark waters. The uni-directional turning bezel ensures that you don't run out of air and its stainless steel casing is water resistant up to 1000 feet. So rest assured that you can trust in your watch, the Classic Ocean-1.
Nov 25, 2009
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09- Citizen Promaster Air Diver's PMX56-xxxx Series 6641 viewsNominated By Lukipedia:
This watch has it all:

-Citizen Eco-Drive movement, hacking, 6 month power reserve
-Titanium monocoque case (with Citizen's Duratect coating), 40mm diameter without crown, 11mm tall
-Titanium bracelet with hidden, multiple-setting diver's extension, 20mm lugs
-PMX56-3002 and -3003 models have black DLC coatings; -2811 and -2812 are brushed titanium
-200M water resistance
-Scratch-resistant hardened mineral glass
-Superb lume (in the classic, sky blue color Citizen uses)
-Great face designs with choice of Arabic numerals on a black face (PMX56-2811), indices plus a '12' and '6' numeral on a blue face (-2812), or orange-and-white indicies on a black or brown face (-3002 and -3003, respectively)

All for between $360-500 depending on the model. This is an ABSURDLY good watch for the money!
Nov 25, 2009
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05- Zodiac Oceanaire Automatic 6878 viewsNominated by Chance:
During their first production run, the Zodiac ZO800x Oceanaire automatic divers were well-regarded for their retro styling (quite similar to the Seiko 6105 divers of yore), Swiss Made pedigree, stout bracelets and excellent build quality. There were a few flies in the ointment, however. Prices were high with little in the way of discounting. Upon discontinuation, prices for used examples skyrocketed beyond what the watches likely were truly worth. And the watch's "Swiss Made" badge found some opposition when it was revealed that the Claro-Semag CL888 movement was essentially a Chinese Sea-Gull ST16, albeit with more refinement and better finishing. Though reports of full-on failure have been quite rare, there were reports of seconds hand jumpiness, sometimes during regular operation and sometimes after starting the watch running after setting the time. Despite these issues, the Oceanaire remained popular as evidenced by their relative rarity on sales forums, as well as how quickly they were snatched up when they did appear.

Earlier this year, it came as a surprise (at least to me) that Zodiac resumed production of the Oceanaire divers. And even more surprising was the fact that prices had come way down. Just over a month ago, Metro Watch Company, Zodiac's eBay outlet, unloaded a bunch of 'em for less than $200 each. Same great watch, great new low price.

At its present price point, both when found new and when found on sales forums, the Oceanaire is a surefire nominee for inclusion on the Top 20 list. If new examples are all like mine, any rough edges on the CL888 have been smoothed out. The seconds hand on my example, a black-dialed ZO8000, is smooth, though it does move two or three seconds when set to run from hacking position. Not a problem, as 2-3 seconds later, it begins running as intended. It's also very accurate, just 5-6 seconds fast per day. Still present from the first run is the wonderful build quality, bold dial/hands/case styling, robust screwdown crown (10 turns worth), and nifty and deeply engraved caseback. My only gripe with this watch is with its bracelet, which unfortunately has links so big and clasp micro adjustments so few that precise sizing is difficult. Luckily, the Oceanaire is a knockout on rubber straps. (see below) Simply put, you will not find another Swiss Made diver with this much presence and such a rich set of features for $200.
Nov 25, 2009
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Michael (Micha)250 viewsMichael (PMWF name Micha)
Life: Dutch national, living in Germany, YOB 1976, married to Jasmine.
Watches: Michael started collecting watches in spring 2003 and discovered PMWF when looking for a place to discuss watches for a student’s budget. PMWF quickly became his new home in the www. Late 2003 Michael joined the PMWF admin team.
Role for PMWF today: icons manager and sales forum doorman ;-)
Nov 12, 2009

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