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post #1576 of 4084
here's my blue Orient Ray

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post #1577 of 4084
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Originally Posted by lamergod View Post

How about getting the Seiko SKX-007. It's about the same price as the seiko 5 and is much better looking. Eyeing one for daily usage. Pair it up with a leather or NATO strap. That is one to die for.

Thanks - thats too 'divery' for me. I like the two above, a little cleaner I suppose.

Any reason people like the orients over the seiko?

PS - i find most of the orients online for about 25-50% off
post #1578 of 4084
If you can get a good deal on a black seiko monster I would get that over the orient Mako. The Monster is a great sub $200 diver watch. The metal bracelet is solid and the lume is awesome. The Orient mako is one of the best for around $100.
post #1579 of 4084
Is there a Seiko 5 pepsi diver currently available? There was the skx025 (shown below) but it seems to be out of production. Also, I don't like the hands that much.

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post #1580 of 4084
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Originally Posted by pronxs View Post


having trouble changing the strap on my skx007. anyone knows how? it does not have the "ridge" for the screwdriver to push down. hope someone can help.
thanks


The spring bars for the SKX007 are very strongly-sprung 2.5mm thick shoulderless, so in order to remove them you will need to wedge a tool that is both thin enough to get between the bar and the watch lug, and strong enough to allow you to get enough force to push back against the spring AND the rubber strap the full 1mm+ before the bar will pop out.

 

I wouldn't recommend using a screwdriver for this; get a Bergeon spring bar tool. Well worth the investment.

post #1581 of 4084
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Originally Posted by ClassyCanuck View Post

I'd check out this too.
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Or this:
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or this:
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post #1582 of 4084
Not exactly a watch to show. But came across this on instagram.
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Credit: Streething

Anyone knows where I can get a leather nato strap like this on ebay? All those that I see look really cheap and ugly.
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post #1584 of 4084
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Originally Posted by lamergod View Post


Anyone knows where I can get a leather nato strap like this on ebay? All those that I see look really cheap and ugly.

Have you tried these guys
http://www.crownandbuckle.com/index.php/straps-by-type/leather-nato.html

I you want Horween shell nato's I know you can get them at Leffot.
http://leffot.com/2011/01/25/nato-straps/

Hope that helps.
post #1585 of 4084
Hi fellow PMW enthusiasts, if I may ask for help please. I'm looking for a watch with these product specifications:

Budget: < $150
Style: strap watch
Dial Color: white or silver
Case Diameter: between 39-41 mm
Band: doesn't matter (I have plenty of replacement bands)
Band Width: it HAS to be 20mm

This watch would've been perfect but the case diameter is only 37mm:

http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96B104-Strap-Silver-Watch/dp/B002IDTUHG/ref=sr_1_1?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1334670093&sr=1-1

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Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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post #1587 of 4084
Here's what I have: Bulova 96B120. 40MM case, $90

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post #1588 of 4084
@Cant kill da Rooster: That's a really nice-looking watch, I've never heard of Breytenbach and at 42mm, it may be pushing my upper limit in terms of size. I would definitely consider it though!

@Ace_Face: That looks a little too 'flashy' for my taste, I prefer very simple designs.

Aside from Amazon, I was also looking at Zappos which is very cool because they have actual people demonstrating the watches (via videos).

Thank you for your suggestions.
post #1589 of 4084
I think it is hard to find a combination of larger face and simple design. Just looking through watches online, it seems like all the ones with simple designs are 37 or 38mm (which I actually prefer). Good luck in your quest.
post #1590 of 4084
I have another prospect, it has a 40mm diameter, 20mm band and only $52. What do you guys think? Can this watch pull-off NATO nylon or alligator leather straps?

The key for me is versatility (and simplicity) where I can dress-up or dress-down the watch by replacing straps. I feel that my Timex Weekender is just too casual and time for a little change.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005VCI5AE/ref=gno_cart_title_1

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Thanks!
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