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Originally Posted by momanny View Post

Ugh! I wish I didn't run into this thread. I liked that Seiko so much with the custom band that I started doing my research. Found the model I wanted, the SNZG15J1 - different than the SNZG15 (being offered through Groupon) because it is made in Japan.

Purchased said SNZG15J1 from a Japanese retailer ($120):








and added this Hadley Roma band -  MS84622mm Hadley-Roma Brown Oil Leather Pinhole ($29.87):






Total cost $150. Not a bad deal..but a far cry from the $65 + potential $17 strap that started this eager search.

Carry on gents.

I have this one too and wear it a lot. After much changing straps in the beginning, I now have it on the stock strap. It wears very well, nice and soft.
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Obris Morgan Branco's now available for pre-order - great looking watch, I ordered mine in black PVD.

http://www.obrismorgan.com/english/branco.html

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@kent wang, what movement is in that watch?
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nice....
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Originally Posted by djwoblely View Post

@kent wang, what movement is in that watch?

It's a BWAF movement, the highest quality watchmaker in China and all of Asia. They're not well known outside of China, but you can search the internet and watch forums. I'm willing to bet it's the best movement you will find in any watch less than $700 (twice the price of my watch).

 

They're not as well known as Seagull but the production quality is comparable to or even better than the finest Seagull movements. Unlike Seagull which produces both low-end to high-end products, BWAF only does high-end. They don't do OEM assembly for other brands like Seagull does and usually do not sell their movements either, so it was quite a coup to get these—my watch guy has good guanxi. The rotor is much smoother and the guilloche decoration is nicer as well.

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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

It's a BWAF movement, the highest quality watchmaker in China and all of Asia. They're not well known outside of China, but you can search the internet and watch forums. I'm willing to bet it's the best movement you will find in any watch less than $700 (twice the price of my watch).

They're not as well known as Seagull but the production quality is comparable to or even better than the finest Seagull movements. Unlike Seagull which produces both low-end to high-end products, BWAF only does high-end. They don't do OEM assembly for other brands like Seagull does and usually do not sell their movements either, so it was quite a coup to get these—my watch guy has good guanxi. The rotor is much smoother and the guilloche decoration is nicer as well.

I hope it does well so you can do another watch with more classical styling... Something in gold with Roman numerals I would buy in a second.
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I like Bauhaus style watches, but I would like this much more without the date...
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I thought about omitting the date window but I find it helps when glancing at it to visually orient the dial since there aren't any numerals or logo text.

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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Anyone have any wrist time with the Frederique Constant 292M4T25?


BEAUTIFUL!
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Vintage Tag ...

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One of my favorites:

 

It's a Lucien Piccard that cost under $200-300 if I recall.  I'm not a watch connoisseur and I have no idea what brands exist out there other than household names like Rolex and Tag Heuer but I love these kinds of watches.  I absolutely hate watches with metallic bands...for me, it's gotta be leather (though I have made some exceptions).  What I like about this in particular is the rose gold plating and the red face...where I shop I see a lot of silver and gold finishes on watches so I like this break from the norm.

 

700

 

700

 

The biggest problem I have is I don't have a watch-winder...so I end up having to wind this watch every time I use it...so I've given up trying to keep the date and other hands aligned...I only concern myself with the time-keeping hands. 

 

700

 

The wristband is starting to show wear and tear :(      Do you guys maintain the wristbands the same way you maintain shoes?  I've never seen cream/conditioner specifically for watch wristbands...any thoughts?
 

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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

It's a BWAF movement, the highest quality watchmaker in China and all of Asia. They're not well known outside of China, but you can search the internet and watch forums. I'm willing to bet it's the best movement you will find in any watch less than $700 (twice the price of my watch).

They're not as well known as Seagull but the production quality is comparable to or even better than the finest Seagull movements. Unlike Seagull which produces both low-end to high-end products, BWAF only does high-end. They don't do OEM assembly for other brands like Seagull does and usually do not sell their movements either, so it was quite a coup to get these—my watch guy has good guanxi. The rotor is much smoother and the guilloche decoration is nicer as well.

got an error on your website for the watch. i beleive the movement is the b16zr not b162r.
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