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Originally Posted by mk.ultra View Post
Interesting...those are pretty much made in my backyard

Have you been to their shop? It's awesome, so old school it isn't even funny. It's a couple hours north of Madison and I have gone up a couple times, once during the week when they were actually making boots and they took my brother and I on a quick walk through. It's basically an old building the size of a large garage with a few workers making boots. I still remember the one gentlemen sitting on a small bench, boot between his knees, hand-sewing the toe seam of the boot.
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Originally Posted by fpr4 View Post
put together an alternative to the $150 J Crew Timex Field Watch for approximately $40. $34 at Timex and $6 at J Crew. Will put up pictures later...

Timex' Contribution

J. Crew's Contribution (deep olive)

How did you get the strap off the Timex?
post #2553 of 2686
You need one of those tiny phillip head screwdriver. The bands are held in place by small cyliner with springs on each ends, push them in and the band will pop out.
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Originally Posted by m.gway View Post
How did you get the strap off the Timex?
Watches have these little things called "spring bars." Look for a YouTube video on how to take them out. I use the dull side of an x-acto knife, but there are specialized tools you can buy to do it.
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post
Do you mean the CPO jacket? What didn't you like about it?
2 things - Fit was just a little bit off in the L and the XL was enormous. Also, I thought the wool/nylon mix was both scratchy and a lint magnet.
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i need to get my spring wardrobe going haha
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Someone needs to start throwing shirts in size large up in B&S. There was a dude that used to have a pretty good selection of shirts that would go up on B&S every few weeks or so, I miss him.
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
if you're looking for a badass shirt jacket, check out ll bean signature. I love mine.

Can you post some pics? I've been considering that piece.
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Has anyone tried on the Trapper jacket yet? How does it fit?
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Originally Posted by adambz View Post
Watches have these little things called "spring bars." Look for a YouTube video on how to take them out. I use the dull side of an x-acto knife, but there are specialized tools you can buy to do it.

You can get them for $2 on ebay shipped to you straight from Hong Kong.

edit- You guys are so LAZY, I better post links.
$1.78 is the cheapest I could find. It looks like you can get two for 30 cents more, but you won't need two.

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Spring-Bar-L...item2c58b9c472
http://cgi.ebay.com/Watch-Band-Sprin...item5196fe75b1
http://cgi.ebay.com/Watch-Band-Sprin...item3f0646b196
http://cgi.ebay.com/Watch-Band-Belt-...item255efab8b7
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Originally Posted by m.gway View Post
How did you get the strap off the Timex?

fingernails...
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Originally Posted by jslade View Post
That's not the same at all.

With that said, I've owned the J. Crew Timex for a few months now, and it's not worth the $150 price tag at all. Overhyped in their lookbook for something that must have cost them $20 to manufacture.

Here are some (crappy) phone pictures of my watch. Not the same as the J Crew version, but for nearly 1/4 of the price, the only advantage you're getting from the J Crew version is their blessing...




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Also didnt feel like paying for the JCrew Timex so I went out to Walmart, picked up a watch and ordered some NATO straps. Turned out to be the watch I wear most often.
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Originally Posted by fpr4 View Post
put together an alternative to the $150 J Crew Timex Field Watch for approximately $40. $34 at Timex and $6 at J Crew. Will put up pictures later...

Timex' Contribution

J. Crew's Contribution (deep olive)

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Originally Posted by AEB A4 View Post
Also didnt feel like paying for the JCrew Timex so I went out to Walmart, picked up a watch and ordered some NATO straps. Turned out to be the watch I wear most often.




Good for you guys. People can quibble that it's not exactly the same as J Crew, but it's close enough. And in some ways it's better than their fake distressing. But no matter which you prefer, props to you guys for not falling for the J Crew hype and ridiculous pricing for the same brand, style, and quality of watch.
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Originally Posted by AEB A4 View Post
Also didnt feel like paying for the JCrew Timex so I went out to Walmart, picked up a watch and ordered some NATO straps. Turned out to be the watch I wear most often.


Good for you but you're a little late to the game. I did this more than a year ago.

Can we get over the J. Crew timex already? Yes, it's overpriced. So's a lot of their stuff. Like it and buy it, or hate it and ignore it.
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