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post #1996 of 3870
Very nice. Would you mind posting links to where each piece was bought?
post #1997 of 3870
I'd like some input on switching up the band on this watch. I dress casually and find the full on gold bracelet and watch difficult to wear. Does anyone have any recommendations for a strap to switch it up with? I'm contemplating a dark brown NATO, but I'm wondering if that's too modern for this piece.

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Edited by P. Bateman - 9/8/12 at 5:44pm
post #1998 of 3870
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Well, here is my Frankenstein.
I put this combination together for under $100. (Watch, strap, clasp)
I elected to go with contrast stitching on the band. Looks smashing.
I am very pleased with the outcome, and look forward to years of use and abuse.
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You could probably have it modded with hands more like the ones on the Omega. There are tons of aftermarket parts for modding Seiko 5s.
post #1999 of 3870

I know this is a rose gold but does anyone know what it is exactly and where its available for purchase?

 

 

 

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post #2000 of 3870
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Originally Posted by Christoph View Post

I know this is a rose gold but does anyone know what it is exactly and where its available for purchase?


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uniform wares
post #2001 of 3870
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Link me to the rich man's watch thread. I'm interested in those photos. lol.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/36253/the-watch-p0rn-thread/0_30
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Originally Posted by GreekTrojan View Post

Thanks for the input earlier in the thread guys, after going shopping the sales person led me to this little beauty rather than the other two. Going to end up costing me less than a $100, which is always nice. There should be no problem dressing this one with a suit right (the original purpose of the watch, though this one is more versatile than what I was looking at before)? Thanks for the input.


Yeah, looks good and will work with suits.
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

I'd like some input on switching up the band on this watch. I dress casually and find the full on gold bracelet and watch difficult to wear. Does anyone have any recommendations for a strap to switch it up with? I'm contemplating a dark brown NATO, but I'm wondering if that's too modern for this piece.
jbigTEtABDWIbX.jpg

NATO would look clumsy with this watch, go with a dark brown leather band. Especially since you dress casually, a leather band will fill that role and the dark brown leather will pop with that watch.
post #2002 of 3870
Google image search leads to this site: http://www.uniformwares.com/302-series--coming-soon

I recently impulse bought this mechanical Vostok on ebay.

For the most part because its size is 'modern' (although not too modern), which is rare on the second hand market.

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post #2003 of 3870
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post #2004 of 3870
Yes, the colour scheme isn't too modern either.smile.gif Brownisch and gradually becoming lighter on the lower side of the face, either by design or by fading due to sunlight. I don't know.
post #2005 of 3870

Any out of the ordinary watches? I don't see any Rado, Mido, Bucherer, Favre Leuba, etc. Doesn't anybody have any of these? They can be found at reasonable prices and would fit the "poor mans" definition.
 

post #2006 of 3870
Guys,

I have an old watch that measures about 15mm between lugs for the strap. From one of the links for straps in the last few pages I can get either a 14mm or 16mm strap. Which should I go for to fit the 15mm between lugs?

Thanks
post #2007 of 3870
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Originally Posted by somatoform View Post

Guys,
I have an old watch that measures about 15mm between lugs for the strap. From one of the links for straps in the last few pages I can get either a 14mm or 16mm strap. Which should I go for to fit the 15mm between lugs?
Thanks

Use 14mm. If you use 16mm, there is no gap, and will never be able to remove the strap.
post #2008 of 3870
Seiko 6138-8030 "Deep Blue" automatic chronograph

Vintage, 1977

Shell cordovan band

post #2009 of 3870
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Well, here is my Frankenstein.
I put this combination together for under $100. (Watch, strap, clasp)
I elected to go with contrast stitching on the band. Looks smashing.
I am very pleased with the outcome, and look forward to years of use and abuse.
n2oprt.jpg

Very nice. Do you mind posting links to strap and watch?
post #2010 of 3870
Where did you get the band?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Well, here is my Frankenstein.
I put this combination together for under $100. (Watch, strap, clasp)
I elected to go with contrast stitching on the band. Looks smashing.
I am very pleased with the outcome, and look forward to years of use and abuse.
n2oprt.jpg
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