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I used a steak knife.

+1. Dull exacto knife for me.
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what tool would i need to change the strap on a Seiko 5?
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I used a steak knife.
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+1. Dull exacto knife for me.


I used a small flat head screwdriver from an eyeglass kit.
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Thanks!

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Originally Posted by PandArts View Post

I know I came in here thinking I was going to see Stührlings, Fossils, Timex, Seikos and the like. So, if owning an Omega means your poor then I'm skrewed






I was thinking the same thing...

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Regular posters on this thread, please give me some feedback: Among watch brands <$500, how does Citizen Eco-Drive rate regarding accuracy as timepieces and overall desirability?
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I picked this one up recently.  It had an expanding metal band that I didn't care for, so I put a new croc pattern leather band on it.  I got the watch cheap and know it's nothing too fancy, but I like the vintage look of it.

Timex Electronic.  It's a back setting model made in West Germany.  I have $50 in it.350x263px-LL-6e543466_photo.jpeg

Very cool.
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Anyone own a Christopher Ward watch? Really liking this one:
http://www.christopherward-usa.com/review/product/list/id/1908/category/528/
Additionally, any similar watches for some comparison?
I've been reading through this thread a lot and had planned on spending about $1,000-1500 on a watch but now I am seriously reconsidering spreading that money over a few watches to cover everything, and I won't even need to spend as much as I originally planned. I asked myself why I'd want to spend $1,000 on a watch and couldn't come up with any answers good enough to justify it.
I know I'm getting a Timex Weekender because I like the cream colored face and nato band. Can't beat the price, either.
I'm also looking at some Seiko watches and Seagull watches but can't make up my mind quite yet.
Also considering the Daniel Wellington from a ways back.
Any other suggestions while I'm browsing?
The only watch I own right now is a Tissot 1835 Automatic with a black face and black leather band with orange stitching.
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Yeah, $550 is a bit steep for that brand but I do love the look of it. I always try to wait for sales but I might go and pull the trigger even if the price never drops.
I ended up buying a Christopher Ward watch today with a dark bezel and dial so I want to also have something lighter for versatility.
Was originally planning on getting 1 watch for about $1200 and now I'll end up having two watches for less than that no matter what.

I see that you've already bought the CW watch. Good choice! I have 6-7 CW watches - I bought them when they were on sale mostly. I think they jacked up the prices in the last year or so. Pretty good quality watches overall for the money they charge you: Standard ETA movements, clean designs, sapphire glass, stainless steel, deployment clasp, crowns with logos etc.
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My vintage Tissot Seastar:
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My vintage Tissot Seastar:
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and mine
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Is the silver second hand on the Mondaine a customization or is that version available somwhere?
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Originally Posted by johnvw View Post

Regular posters on this thread, please give me some feedback: Among watch brands <$500, how does Citizen Eco-Drive rate regarding accuracy as timepieces and overall desirability?

I have a couple of them and like them very much. Very accurate although I don't think they are particularly desirable. That being said, my daily wear is an Eco-Drive and I bought here off the B&S for $100. I've picked up a few more on ebay/timezone for around $100. If you are looking for sub-$500, you can do much better, but they are damn nice sub-$125 watches. I had a Seiko Spirit that didn't get nearly the wrist time that my Eco-Drive got - and I ended up selling it. You won't impress anyone wearing an Eco-Drive, but I've never been impressed by a watch someone else was wearing either.
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Changed the strap on my Vostok today

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Edited by discreteuniverse - 3/19/12 at 5:47pm
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