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post #1921 of 3873
I'm contemplating a bund style strap for this vintage Seiko "Pepsi" chronograph.




Good idea? (or should I just stick with the steel bracelet?)


Some bund pictures gleaned off of the internet:







post #1922 of 3873

I found my old Timex Watch the other day. Dad bought it for me in 1979 and I mislaid it for 30 years, totally forgot about it. Anyway, I found it the other week, wound it up and it still works and keeps remarkable time. You can say what you want about Timex watches but they're cheap and just keep going.

 


Edited by Lord Mulberry - 8/27/12 at 9:00am
post #1923 of 3873
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Originally Posted by LostnConfused View Post

Hi guys, poor college student here. I'm looking and admiring all these watches but I'm looking for places to buy one for myself. Any online or other suggestions? I live in California if that helps and looking for a piece for business casual clothes. Thanks musicboohoo%5B1%5D.gif

Worldofwatches.com
post #1924 of 3873
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Originally Posted by Lord Mulberry View Post

I found my old Timex Watch the other day. Dad bought it for me in 1979 and I mislaid it for 30 years, totally forgot about it. Anyway, I found it the other week, wound it up and it still works and keeps remarkable time. You can say what you want about Timex watches but they're cheap and just keep going.

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Not to mention a very classic dial. 36mm?
post #1925 of 3873

Hey folks

 

I've been hunting watches for a while, but being a student and with the exchange rate as it is at the moment, my budget is seriously limited.

 

Was initially looking at the Skagen super slim, as I am really not fond of bulky watches although I do have decently sized wrists. I love the design and I'm sure it'd suit me well, but I have heard these are far from rugged and the straps cannot be swapped around?

 

 

 

 

So after some deliberation I have been looking at the Seiko automatics. Far from the lovely slim Skagen, but perhaps a worthy contender? I hunted around on Amazon and found this baby on special. But then again, from the looks of things, I also won't be able to swap bands?

 

 

 

 

 

With these two in mind, can anyone recommend something below $100, doesn't have to be automatic, after all sub $100 automatics aren't amazing. Or perhaps share their opinion on these two? I would prefer getting something with a metal band, so that I can dress it according to what I'm wearing.

 

Thanks for your time :)

post #1926 of 3873
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Originally Posted by MikeMZA View Post

Hey folks

Was initially looking at the Skagen super slim, as I am really not fond of bulky watches although I do have decently sized wrists. I love the design and I'm sure it'd suit me well, but I have heard these are far from rugged and the straps cannot be swapped around?

Not sure what you mean by the strap or the ruggedness of Skagen. You should be able to swap the leather one for a metal one. There are cheaper ones on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Steel-Bracelet-Watch-Strap/dp/B008JHFQL4/ref=sr_1_3?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1346108916&sr=1-3&keywords=mesh+watch+bracelet
post #1927 of 3873

I don't think this is overpriced enough (AUD$550) to go in the Watch Porn thread so I'll post it here:

Seiko SARB065

 

This is just an all round good watch.

 

Not too pricey, solid movement, quality finish and a beauty to look at.

 

Really happy with this as my first watch

post #1928 of 3873
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Originally Posted by thewral View Post


So I finally got out my papers.  It's a discontinued model, ref: 2503.80.



What strap is that?

I love the color. Where did you get it?



Edit:

Found one like it here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360376766658?var=630016475482&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_2034wt_906
Edited by Kai - 8/28/12 at 11:25am
post #1929 of 3873
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

I don't think this is overpriced enough (AUD$550) to go in the Watch Porn thread so I'll post it here:

Seiko SARB065

This is just an all round good watch.

Not too pricey, solid movement, quality finish and a beauty to look at.

Really happy with this as my first watch

Nice! I thought about getting one of these, but was concerned that the dial would look too blue in real life.
post #1930 of 3873
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post


Nice! I thought about getting one of these, but was concerned that the dial would look too blue in real life.

There is no blue in the dial?

The second hand is blue and the stitching on the band is a very dark navy.

 

I can wholly recommend it.

Even the accuracy is good, running at +15 after 10 days.

post #1931 of 3873

On an extreme budget so I am deciding between two different watches for a dress watch. Well they are basically the same watch but different colors and I was wondering which one I should go for.

 

The gold tone one:

 

 

or the silver/white

 

 

I kind of like the gold one more (just barely) but I think the later might be more appropriate/versatile as a dress watch. I love the eco-drive tech and domed style of this watch (both look better in person, the dial of the gold one more contrasted in person than solid gold in the pick), just wondering which one you would recommend/prefer or if I am overthinking this and should just pick one.

post #1932 of 3873

Edit. Double post.


Edited by GreekTrojan - 8/27/12 at 11:52pm
post #1933 of 3873
I like the gold one, especially as a dress watch. In the end, it is your decision.
post #1934 of 3873
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Originally Posted by crisscross View Post


+1 any thoughts on this? I love the style and am picking up the Seiko 5 Automatic posted on Ebay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-5-LATEST-MENS-AUTOMATIC-DARK-BLUE-FACE-SNK603K1-/221062179772?pt=UK_Jewelery_Watches_Watches_MensWatches_GL&hash=item3378552bbc#ht_4128wt_1080

interested in that brown croc exposed stitching deployment clasp strap too

post #1935 of 3873
Daily beater - SNK807 on a Rios band

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