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Does anyone know of a place that carries aftermarket straps similar to this one?

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Originally Posted by plot View Post

Does anyone know of a place that carries aftermarket straps similar to this one?
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Google "woven leather watch strap" and click Shopping.
post #2043 of 3896
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Originally Posted by WorkingClassDude View Post

Google "woven leather watch strap" and click Shopping.

Ah thanks, I was looking for 'braided' instead of 'woven'
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Originally Posted by plot View Post

Ah thanks, I was looking for 'braided' instead of 'woven'

oh yea, much better word to use probably. still got similar results using woven though. =)
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I want to have a gold-toned watch as part of my rotation. What do you guys think of this one?

http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNKE56-Automatic-Gold-Tone-Stainless/dp/B001CZJOJ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348069310&sr=8-1&keywords=seiko+snke56
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Damn that are some really beautiful pictures of watches. Funny thing is, cheap seems really relative. Some people on this forum must have some well paying jobs!

 

While I typically like a simple watch with a beautiful leather band, some of pictures with the cheap Timex easy reads with stripped bands really caught my eye. 

 

Saw this on slickdeals today, Timex Weekender, one of which has a nice red and black stripped band. Its running at $17. 

 

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-21-timex-weekender-watches?utm_medium=afl&utm_campaign=1225267&utm_source=rvs

 

Wanted to actual contribute on my first post (I hope I did that) instead of asking a question. There will be plenty of questions later!

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Originally Posted by applied View Post

Damn that are some really beautiful pictures of watches. Funny thing is, cheap seems really relative. Some people on this forum must have some well paying jobs!

 

While I typically like a simple watch with a beautiful leather band, some of pictures with the cheap Timex easy reads with stripped bands really caught my eye. 

 

Saw this on slickdeals today, Timex Weekender, one of which has a nice red and black stripped band. Its running at $17. 

 

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-21-timex-weekender-watches?utm_medium=afl&utm_campaign=1225267&utm_source=rvs

 

Wanted to actual contribute on my first post (I hope I did that) instead of asking a question. There will be plenty of questions later!

Weekender is a fantastic watch, and great for a first watch for someone who is on the fence about wearing one every day (like I was).  I put mine on a nice leather band (posted a few pages back) and it looks damn good, especially for the price.

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Originally Posted by jimney View Post

Weekender is a fantastic watch, and great for a first watch for someone who is on the fence about wearing one every day (like I was).  I put mine on a nice leather band (posted a few pages back) and it looks damn good, especially for the price.

Agreed. The Timex Easy Reader is also a recommendation of mine, as it's a solid watch that doesn't pretend to be some sort of amazing piece of horology. I would say that the only problem I have with both of these watches, or most of Timex watches is the click of the second hand, it's fairly loud and you need to put a shirt over the watch or have the watch be far away during bed time.
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whoops double post
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Old Stowa today.



Something to note, although I love the look of it, these older watches require you to cycle through to change the date. Pain in the arse if you only wear it once in a while.
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That is exactly why I got the weekender. I am still not sure if I can pull of the nylon strap, but with some of whnay (forgot what the abreviation was) pictures, it looks pretty nice.

 

I actually want the easy reader more. I think the classic white background looks amazing. If the weekender works out well, I will definitely get the easy reader with some extra bands. 

 

 

Rooster, that stowa is a beautiful watch!

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Originally Posted by applied View Post

Damn that are some really beautiful pictures of watches. Funny thing is, cheap seems really relative. Some people on this forum must have some well paying jobs!

The HMT above was $27 on ebay
post #2053 of 3896
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f72/design-your-ideal-chinese-watch-751238.html

250 USD for an elegant dress watch with in-house movement finished better than an ETA 2824 Top Grade, and you get to give design input to the owner.
Limited edition 100 pieces globally.
Vintage styling
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Made in China, with PRIDE.
post #2054 of 3896
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

Old Stowa today.

Something to note, although I love the look of it, these older watches require you to cycle through to change the date. Pain in the arse if you only wear it once in a while.

A little trick:
You can just go back and forth over 12 o'clock. to change through the dates quicker.

nice watch btw. I'm wearing my 60ies tissot seastar today. slightly similar.
post #2055 of 3896
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post


Put a leather strap on that thing and totally change the vibe.
Cloth straps are good for $10 watches.

 

But James Bond did put a nato strap on his submariner...

 

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