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post #1966 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Big T View Post

Why not take a peek at the "Christopher Ward" website for watches of excellent quality at decent prices?

+1 I have two CW watches, and they're really excellent pieces.
post #1967 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post


Probably why I went with a Hamilton instead.
(which I will be selling)

didn't intend to come across as slamming you. i ran across that pic a while back & headed out to take a look first hand.

man that was a disappointment.  if they EVER make that case in as dark a shade of gold as the shadows represent - i'm jumping it.

post #1968 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

The hands and dial are very similar to a Hamilton Jazzmaster (Viewmatic). You can buy mine if you like, although it has some numbers and is silver. I am looking to sell it soon.

I'd maybe be interested - have any pictures of it? You can PM me to discuss specifics if you'd prefer that.

post #1969 of 3883
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Originally Posted by MikeMZA View Post

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 smile.gif

I think I PMed you on this, but on that watch, you can swap out the band. I haven't had any problems with durability. My understanding is Skagen makes pretty solid quartz movements.
post #1970 of 3883

i have a watch with 19mm band width.. can i use 18mm bands okay?

post #1971 of 3883
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

i have a watch with 19mm band width.. can i use 18mm bands okay?

You could probably use 20mm and it would probably look a little better than going 18. An imperceptible squish is better than possible gap.
post #1972 of 3883

ah. thanks for the tip

post #1973 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post


It's close, but it's a brighter red:

I wonder if you could use shoe polish on it to make it darker?

post #1974 of 3883

 any suggestions for new straps? the one on the left is 19mm and the one on the right is 18mm. it would be nice if interchangeable but not really all that important. just looking for some nicer straps, preferably with a deployment clasp

post #1975 of 3883
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

 any suggestions for new straps? the one on the left is 19mm and the one on the right is 18mm. it would be nice if interchangeable but not really all that important. just looking for some nicer straps, preferably with a deployment clasp

http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/
post #1976 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post


http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/

thankis. but i was hoping for some more specific recommendations? :)

post #1977 of 3883
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post #1978 of 3883
That's taking the big-watch-fad too far, imo.
post #1979 of 3883
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post


It's an homage.

Like it, the simpler the better

post #1980 of 3883
Link me to the rich man's watch thread. I'm interested in those photos. lol.
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