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Originally Posted by lamergod View Post

Just got my Daniel Wellington watch about an hour ago. Absolutely pleased with it. The colour comes of a bit more golden than the picture shows. So if you are not into gold watch then move on. I didn't expect it to be so gold but it looks pretty good in real life.

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It might just be me, but it seems kind of incongruous to put a bulky Nato strap with a thin watch like the DW. I think NATOs look better on divers. But maybe if you want that look, but a bit thinner, go with the RAF strap. I got mine here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAF-MILITARY-STYLE-WATCH-STRAPS-G-10-ALTERNATIVE-/110748070740?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item5f7827e8b2
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at the moment, i dont own a watch, i think it makes my hands look girly! however, if i can find a strap like this one, i will buy any watch that fits!

 

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Originally Posted by Thrifter View Post

My Parnis. Swapped the band for another eBay band. The movement is definitely not quiet but it doesn't bother me much.
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Yes, b/c watches that aren't $5000 are so damn loud,
you just can't get any work done !
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post


Yes, b/c watches that aren't $5000 are so damn loud,
you just can't get any work done !

To be honest the sound bothers me....
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post


Yes, b/c watches that aren't $5000 are so damn loud,
you just can't get any work done !

It sounds like a marble spinning in a roulette wheel. My 40 year old Seiko automatic is completely silent. I've never even held a $5k watch so I have no idea.
Edited by Thrifter - 9/26/11 at 6:17pm
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Edited by Radagast - 10/23/11 at 9:50am
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post


It might just be me, but it seems kind of incongruous to put a bulky Nato strap with a thin watch like the DW. I think NATOs look better on divers. But maybe if you want that look, but a bit thinner, go with the RAF strap. I got mine here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAF-MILITARY-STYLE-WATCH-STRAPS-G-10-ALTERNATIVE-/110748070740?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item5f7827e8b2

Bulky NATO strap?uhoh.gif All of my NATO Straps are very thin; thinner than my leather bands
post #1013 of 3883
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Originally Posted by cioni2k View Post


Bulky NATO strap?uhoh.gif All of my NATO Straps are very thin; thinner than my leather bands

a true nato strap puts *two* layers of material underneath the watch. A leather strap may be thicker in the strap part, but it won't push the watch out any further.

you could get one like this:
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post #1014 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Radagast View Post

Saw this watch for $80 online. Was thinking of getting it and changing the band to a black and grey NATO. Saw it in person, not so sure anymore, the white seems yellowish. Part of me thinks, $80 bucks, what the hell, and part of me thinks that once I have it I'll hate it.

Thoughts?

Timex Racing Chrono

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I like the look for a sport watch but if you get an iffy feeling about it don't buy it. I like to be sure and there are a lot of watches out there.

Green Nato would look great as well. Also a thicker tan leather strap with white stitching might look good.
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Thought I was going to have a nice addition to my poor man's watch collection when I spied an Omega in the display case at my local thrift. Alas, I could tell as soon as I picked it up that it was a fake. Oh well.
post #1016 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Thrifter View Post

My Parnis. Swapped the band for another eBay band. The movement is definitely not quiet but it doesn't bother me much.
parnis.jpg

Parnis watches are all over 40mm in diameter. Some are up to 47mm which is too large for my thin wrist.

How does this particular watch fit your wrist may I ask? Some 43mm 44mm may be acceptable for my wrist and I like their watches.
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1963 I love reposting this photo.

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My Seiko, which is in need of a new band.\
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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

Parnis watches are all over 40mm in diameter. Some are up to 47mm which is too large for my thin wrist.
How does this particular watch fit your wrist may I ask? Some 43mm 44mm may be acceptable for my wrist and I like their watches.

The edges of the face do not go past the edges of my wrist (and my wrists are thin). My only comment is that it seems a touch tall. But you get used to it quickly.
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Originally Posted by Thrifter View Post

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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

Parnis watches are all over 40mm in diameter. Some are up to 47mm which is too large for my thin wrist.
How does this particular watch fit your wrist may I ask? Some 43mm 44mm may be acceptable for my wrist and I like their watches.

The edges of the face do not go past the edges of my wrist (and my wrists are thin). My only comment is that it seems a touch tall. But you get used to it quickly.

I see, and that is very interesting. I thought people that own Parnis automatically have a thick wrist. Would you happen to have a photo of the actual fitment of the Parnis on your wrist? I am curious and now wanting to buy one.
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