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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

 

I recently graduated and looking to possibly purchase my first dress watch.  The Zeppelin LZ129, Hamilton Viewmatic, and Tissot Vissodate all caught my eye.  Oh, the choices... baldy%5B1%5D.gif

If it's your first dress watch, my vote goes to the Tissot. Nice and clean (although not a fan of the logo).  

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Does anybody know what size width band I have to get for a Seiko 5?

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Google the serial number on the back case and you'll find out.
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Put a blue croc strap on my blue spark. Watchmakers kept telling me to just buy a new watch when I called asking for a quote to service it since it was running fast (20 min per hour). Finally got it fixed and I'm loving it. Holds a lot of sentimental value for me since my wife bought it for me when she visited Japan. That's probably why I was willing to install a strap that cost almost as much as the watch itself!

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mackmittonz, How much did it cost and where did you get it serviced?
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Originally Posted by djwoblely View Post

mackmittonz, How much did it cost and where did you get it serviced?

The blue spark was $275

Strap was $159 - peter.watchacc on timezone - search on "Handmade Luxurious Louisiana Alligator & Hornbacks, JV Nubucks & Big Pilot Straps for IWC"

Servicing was $75. Google Mark Sirianni. He's in PA and does a good job. His servicing includes polishing of the case which I've found isn't extremely precise. The next time I use Mark I may choose to just skip the case polishing altogether. With that said, I did mention the polishing to Mark and he promised to watch it carefully next time.
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Cross post from the Watch Porn Thread

Vintage Seiko chronograph on an alligator strap:

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solid beater watch for cheap. 

 

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Kai, that is nice man!

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Kai, That alligator strap looks really nice on that chrono. Kinda strap is that?

mackmittonz, thanks I need to get my vintage seiko chrono serviced soon.
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Anyone have some ideas for a dress watch - white/cream face, brown leather strap.  I like the moon phase look but not required.  Something along the lines of the Raymond Weil Maestro.  Also, I have smaller wrists so hoping for something with a 39 diameter.  Thanks.

 

http://www.raymond-weil.com/EN/New-Models/Maestro-Moon-Phase-Watch.html

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Originally Posted by blake11 View Post

Anyone have some ideas for a dress watch - white/cream face, brown leather strap.  I like the moon phase look but not required.  Something along the lines of the Raymond Weil Maestro.  Also, I have smaller wrists so hoping for something with a 39 diameter.  Thanks.
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Sea-Gull-D5330S-automatic-watch-flying-wheel-date-24-hr-sun-moon-phase-/271059298802?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item3f1c64a9f2

Slightly bigger than 39mm but may be of interest ??
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43 is a little too big for my liking, thank you though.  Any other ideas?  Moon phase isn't crucial by I think it adds a unique aspect to the appearance of the face.

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It's a no-name strap from an ebay seller out of Germany.
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Originally Posted by djwoblely View Post

Kai, That alligator strap looks really nice on that chrono. Kinda strap is that?
mackmittonz, thanks I need to get my vintage seiko chrono serviced soon.
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Japanese market Seiko 5 with a kangaroo tail leather Nato/Zulu strap.


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