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post #2806 of 4085

Could someone tell me what model this watch is?

 

 

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Originally Posted by t2russo View Post

A college student's daily driver:

 

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post #2807 of 4085
Looks like an older Luminox diver.
post #2808 of 4085

I know roo is thin leather, but aren't the leather straps just too bulky once you fold them over and all??

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I strongly recommend the kangaroo tail straps from nato strap.com. Unfortunately they were only available in black last I checked.
post #2809 of 4085

Does anyone make a shorter NATO strap for the more petite of us?   : )

 

Just don't want three layers of crap all rolled up and stuffed...

post #2810 of 4085
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Originally Posted by Busa View Post

Does anyone make a shorter NATO strap for the more petite of us?   : )

 

Just don't want three layers of crap all rolled up and stuffed...

 

You can cut them shorter yourself. See this tutorial. I've done this with nylon and leather, though you obviously don't need to use a lighter on the leather.

post #2811 of 4085
maybe our definitions of poor differ, here's a crappy shot of my beaters shog[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

maybe our definitions of poor differ, here's a crappy shot of my beaters shog[1].gif

Steinhart Nav B-Hur and Seiko Monster

 

Please say I'm correct :(

Very nice beaters

post #2813 of 4085
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post #2814 of 4085
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Yess fistbump.gif

Good stuff. How are you finding the Steinhart? I was thinking about flipping my Seamaster, buying a Ocean one and pocketing the rest.

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Originally Posted by Busa View Post

I know roo is thin leather, but aren't the leather straps just too bulky once you fold them over and all??

 

 

 

 

Not in the case of the kangaroo. The regular kangaroo will stretch over time, however. 

 

 

1000

 

The Kangaroo Tail will not stretch and is only slightly thicker. 

 

 

 

 

Apologies for the Rolex, but it IS Vintage!

post #2816 of 4085
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

 

Not in the case of the kangaroo. The regular kangaroo will stretch over time, however. 

 

 

1000

 

The Kangaroo Tail will not stretch and is only slightly thicker. 

 

 

 

 

Apologies for the Rolex, but it IS Vintage!

Nice poor man's watch fing02[1].gif

Would make sweet love to any Sub

post #2817 of 4085

Thanks. Since this thread started describing a late model Omega as a "Poor Man's Watch", I should point out that if you can afford a new Omega, you can certainly afford a vintage Rolex. 

 

Indeed based on purist criteria I would point that there are "good" watches, that is to say watches worth appreciating on their own, at almost every price point. 

post #2818 of 4085
Neither Omega or Rolex (vintage or otherwise) are poor man's watches!
post #2819 of 4085
They a
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Neither Omega or Rolex (vintage or otherwise) are poor man's watches!


They are to me.
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Originally Posted by DP92 View Post

Yess fistbump.gif

Good stuff. How are you finding the Steinhart? I was thinking about flipping my Seamaster, buying a Ocean one and pocketing the rest.

It's a solid watch. Obviously (as the photograph probably also shows) I'm not yet at that baller level income so I have little experience with prestige watches, but the nav B definitely punches above its class. The watch just seems nicely made, definitely surprised me at this price range.

i really dig the sterile look and the dial is very nice to look at. You Mark XVI owners will probably balk at this, but I'd say it is one of the manufacturers better models and a well made homage.
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