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post #1216 of 3809

I think your best bet would be some veg tanned belt blanks off eBay and some basic vintage tools (an awl would suffice). If you live in the States, you could try tandy stores, zack white and the likes for some tools and leather!

 

I suppose a veg tanned leather of 4~5oz would work best.

 

- Hughes 

 

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Looks nice, where did you buy the materials?



 

post #1217 of 3809
thank you, I will.
The seiko is a snk809
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thank you, I will.
The seiko is a snk809

Thanks. It almost looked like the case was black/grey.

My Seiko 5 dress watch arrived:

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post #1219 of 3809
@Sander: LOVE The seiko 5 / leather band combo! Might I ask where you picked up the band?
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My Seiko 5 dress watch arrived:
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well, sport watch + leather band look is still strange to me, anyway.

like the watch and the band(seperated), though.

wear it in good health.
post #1221 of 3809
It's made out of deer leather, the company is called Herzog. It really feels as least as good as it looks; nice, supple leather, great structure. I bought it from a shop here in Berlin; don't know where you can get it in the states.

fritzl, why do you think it's a sport watch? Because of the day&date? Because of the luminous markers? I agree that they all make the watch sportier, but in my book it's still a rather formal watch.
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I dont see that Seiko 5 as a sport watch at all...
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I dont see that Seiko 5 as a sport watch at all...

2nd
post #1224 of 3809
That's not a sports watch.
post #1225 of 3809
I just ordered these 4 "beater" watches. I wanted some inexpensive watches to wear while I decide what kind of style I really prefer so I can make an educated purchase when I decide to shell out some real money. I figure if I can get a year or two out of these, I'll be happy.

Invicta 8926ob:
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Variety of IK Colouring skeleton watches because I think seeing the movement work is interesting:
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damm...
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I own a Seiko Spirit SCVS015 with the black face dial. I would LOVE to purchase the blue spark scvs013 (white face dial equivalent), but its discontinued!!

post #1228 of 3809
Cripes, talk about a PMW, those IK Colouring watches are thirty bucks! I'm suprised even the Chinese can do this.
post #1229 of 3809
I've owned a handful of those IK colouring watches and as you probably assume, they're pretty poor quality. My little brother loves them, but they die so regularly that I end up getting him a new one for each of his brithdays and Christmas.

Can be found here for ~$20 with free shipping (they have more than what I linked to below [brown "alligator" straps, white/black etc., just look around the site for a bit]:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/stainless-steel-self-winding-mechanical-tachometer-wristwatch-14045

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/stainless-steel-self-winding-mechanical-tachometer-wristwatch-14042

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/leather-band-self-winding-mechanical-wrist-watch-16037

I'll admit, they're pretty cool looking watches. Given the price, it's worth buying if only to play around with it.
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fritzl, why do you think it's a sport watch? Because of the day&date? Because of the luminous markers? I agree that they all make the watch sportier, but in my book it's still a rather formal watch.

exactly and not in my book. no prob.
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