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post #2011 of 4085
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Originally Posted by crisscross View Post

Very nice. Do you mind posting links to strap and watch?

I'd love to know too!

I think the watch is this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Steel-Seiko-Automatic-Black/dp/B003TXONKI/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1347398329&sr=8-12&keywords=seiko+5

I'd love to have a link to the strap and clasp though...
post #2012 of 4085
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Originally Posted by jimney View Post

I am sure there are a ton of these, but here is my real poor man's watch.  I possibly should have picked a more pleasing angle for the picture.





I love this watch. It's so simple, apparently inexpensive, and versatile.
post #2013 of 4085
post #2014 of 4085
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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


Watch. $59
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SSUQF6/
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0033CQNEE/

Strap $20 (Havana) With or without contrast stitching.
http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=207
http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=206

Clasp $18
http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=41

Watch toolkit $8
http://www.ebay.com/itm/330720681904?var=540061402184&
Edited by Reevolving - 9/12/12 at 3:41am
post #2015 of 4085
^ nice work, Reevolving. thumbs-up.gif
post #2016 of 4085

Thanks for this! Which of the two straps did you go for yourself if you don't mind me asking? (EDIT: nevermind just read the difference between the two)

Also some of the user pictures of the blue face on the Seiko are a bit off-putting! I know they are amateur pictures, but how blue does that dial look in real life?

Also can anyone tell me how to pick a clasp size?

Cheers!
Edited by Lokesh - 9/11/12 at 6:49pm
post #2017 of 4085
Not sure about the tan leather strap on this. I'm thinking it would suit a darker brown / chestnut, similar to thoose posted by reevolving in #2015. any suggestions would be much appreciated.



Here's a photo of it being worn:

Edited by Smudge - 9/11/12 at 6:48pm
post #2018 of 4085

Been trying to figure out sizing and it's driving me mad!

Could someone please help?

My wrist size is 6.5 inches. I need to know what clasp size I need?

Also I do not know what size strap Reevolving bought, but there is only the 19mm one in stock right now. Will that fit this watch exactly?

Thanks!
post #2019 of 4085
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Originally Posted by Lokesh View Post


Been trying to figure out sizing and it's driving me mad!
Could someone please help?
My wrist size is 6.5 inches. I need to know what clasp size I need?
Also I do not know what size strap Reevolving bought, but there is only the 19mm one in stock right now. Will that fit this watch exactly?
Thanks!

that size has to do with the lug width since it needs to match your band, which will be determined by the lug width. so just get the same size as your strap width that you decide on. 

post #2020 of 4085
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Originally Posted by Lokesh View Post


Also some of the user pictures of the blue face on the Seiko are a bit off-putting! I know they are amateur pictures, but how blue does that dial look in real life?


I own that same watch with the blue face. In real life, it's a lot darker than in some of the pictures I've seen. It's a dark, midnight blue color, much less bright than in the pictures. In low light, it looks black. It requires pretty good lighting to pick up the blue in the face.
post #2021 of 4085
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post

that size has to do with the lug width since it needs to match your band, which will be determined by the lug width. so just get the same size as your strap width that you decide on. 

Alright got that thanks! So I believe the lug width on this watch (contrary to Amazon's listing) is 18mm. So I need an 18mm strap and an 18mm clasp right?
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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

I own that same watch with the blue face. In real life, it's a lot darker than in some of the pictures I've seen. It's a dark, midnight blue color, much less bright than in the pictures. In low light, it looks black. It requires pretty good lighting to pick up the blue in the face.

Wow that definitely is a relief to hear... The blue looked hideous in some of the user pictures I saw on Amazon.
post #2022 of 4085
@Reevolving Thanks for those hot links!!!


Here's my extra low budget, strap cost more than the watch, almost a weekender but a Mao handwind on a suede jcrew nato strap
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I wind, he waves
post #2023 of 4085

 

 

post #2024 of 4085
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Originally Posted by SchoolyardBully View Post


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Great looking watch. Deets?
post #2025 of 4085
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post


Great looking watch. Deets?

 

Thanks! German made, Junkers Bauhaus 6060-5

 

here's a closer look:

 

 

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