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post #3301 of 3925
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Is $260 ok?

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I like that watch except for the "Water Resist" on the dial. Really bothers me.
post #3302 of 3925
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Originally Posted by plot View Post

What a stunning Steinhart! My OVM says hello!

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This is so lovely. I'd love to get one but they don't have any 40mm variants :(

post #3303 of 3925
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

My latest acquisition - the Steinhart GMT-Ocean 1 Black (with ceramic bezel). It's a beauty biggrin.gif


Love it. Did you buy directly from Steinhart?
post #3304 of 3925
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Originally Posted by Chuckie Egg 
One of the nicest square case watches I've seen. Understated elegance. Thanks for sharing smile.gif

Thank you, I think so too smile.gif
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Originally Posted by TurboTropic View Post

Love it. Did you buy directly from Steinhart?

Thank you. Yes I did. There was a bit of a wait, but customer service was excellent.
Edited by TheWraith - 11/15/13 at 11:43pm
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Hey guys, I'm starting to look for a new watch now (hopefully my first automatic too!) and I've read almost half this thread (not even kidding, i need a watch bad.)
My price range is 500 dollars AUD, maybe 600 if the watch is spiffy enough. I want something that goes with almost any type of dress (casual, semiformal, formal, sports)
current watch is a Casio G-Shock (i hope my excuse as a student warrants a g-shock) and have quite thin wrists, although I'm pretty tall and have kinda big hands.
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this is my current watch and is 38 - 40 according my ruler.

Requirements are:
- waterproof, maybe 100m? (this needs to be 100%, as I swim and almost never take my watch off during the shower, actually... i rarely take it off even if i go to bed)
- durable, see above.
- has a seconds hand
- date indicator
- would like if it had power reserve indicator, but not really that necessary.

I've researched a bit of some watch brands and narrowed it down to these;
CITIZEN ATTESA BY0044-77E Direct Flight/Perfex Multi 3000
Citizen Attesa BYOO44-77E http://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/citizen/products/citizen-attesa-by0044-77e-direct-flight-perfex-multi-3000
now i know i said i wouldnt spend more then 600, but i LOVE this design (maybe its the bracelet that sucks me in) and would buy it in a heartbeat if i wasnt a student with a part time job. dont know if its mechanical or not (quite new to this, as you can see)
SEIKO 5 Sports Automatic SARZ005
Seiko 5 Sports SARZ005 http://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/seiko/products/s-sarz005
SEIKO Automatic SARB033
Seiko Automatic SARB033 http://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/seiko/products/s-sarb033
SEIKO Automatic SARB021Seiko Automatic SARB021 http://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/seiko/products/s-sarb021
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Orient Star WZ0091EL http://www.orient-watch.jp/product/category/item/?item_id=461&category_id=208
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Seiko Automatic Presage SARX017 http://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/seiko/products/seiko-automatic-presage-sarx017; i might buy this another time, when im in desperate need of a dress watch

Im also welcome to other suggestions, especially if you have one looking like that fabulous citizen


Edited by Paper - 11/17/13 at 2:09pm
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blue on gold and back on its oem (actually by camille fournet) leather band catching the glint of the morning light... um, ok, noon shog%5B1%5D.gif


Edited by Chuckie Egg - 11/17/13 at 8:42am
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post


Is $260 ok?

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Originally Posted by TurboTropic View Post


I like that watch except for the "Water Resist" on the dial. Really bothers me.

 

 

I agree the "Water Resist" is a little unnecessary and bad English ('Water Resistant" would be better) but nonetheless a really nice Orient, I particularly like the nice baton markers and the dauphine hands and the lugs look to have a nice chamfer.

post #3308 of 3925
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Originally Posted by Paper View Post
 

Hey guys, I'm starting to look for a new watch now (hopefully my first automatic too!) and I've read almost half this thread (not even kidding, i need a watch bad.)

My price range is 500 dollars AUD, maybe 600 if the watch is spiffy enough. I want something that goes with almost any type of dress (casual, semiformal, formal, sports)

current watch is a Casio G-Shock (i hope my excuse as a student warrants a g-shock) and have quite thin wrists, although I'm pretty tall and have kinda big hands.

Displaying photo.jpgthis is my current watch and is 38 - 40 according my ruler.

 

Requirements are:

- waterproof, maybe 100m? (this needs to be 100%, as I swim and almost never take my watch off during the shower, actually... i rarely take it off even if i go to bed)

- durable, see above.

- has a seconds hand

- date indicator

- would like if it had power reserve indicator, but not really that necessary.

 

I've researched a bit of some watch brands and narrowed it down to these;

CITIZEN ATTESA BY0044-77E Direct Flight/Perfex Multi 3000 Citizen Attesa BYOO44-77E http://www.seiyajapan.com/collections/citizen/products/citizen-attesa-by0044-77e-direct-flight-perfex-multi-3000

now i know i said i wouldnt spend more then 600, but i LOVE this design (maybe its the bracelet that sucks me in) and would buy it in a heartbeat if i wasnt a student with a part time job. dont know if its mechanical or not (quite new to this, as you can see)

 

 

Im also welcome to other suggestions, especially if you have one looking like that fabulous citizen

That watch is a quartz. I have a citizen like that and its nice but it will be very bulky. They run off solar power.

 

I think a diver would work very well for you. Seiko offers divers but there is a lot of companies that do. And you could throw on a nato strap on it to really make it great for swimming. Although if i were you id just continue wearing the gshock for swimming. They are great watches and not a joke at all, no excuse is needed. Plenty of guys with rolexs wear gshocks. Gshocks have a very big following, there is no shame in wearing one. If i were you id get a watch that is a little more professional since you already have the sports one down

post #3309 of 3925
Paper - May I suggest this watch (Amazon link for info only, it says currently unavailable but plenty of vendors out there if you search).



It's Seiko, it's kinetic (a nice compromise between battery and auto), it's got date, seconds, power reserve, it's 100m WR, all your requirements and a moon phase to boot. And it looks classy. Check those delightful scolloped lugs. Comes with leather band but you could get a bracelet for it. smile.gif
Edited by Chuckie Egg - 11/17/13 at 1:38pm
post #3310 of 3925
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Originally Posted by Mr Martini View Post
 

That watch is a quartz. I have a citizen like that and its nice but it will be very bulky. They run off solar power.

 

I think a diver would work very well for you. Seiko offers divers but there is a lot of companies that do. And you could throw on a nato strap on it to really make it great for swimming. Although if i were you id just continue wearing the gshock for swimming. They are great watches and not a joke at all, no excuse is needed. Plenty of guys with rolexs wear gshocks. Gshocks have a very big following, there is no shame in wearing one. If i were you id get a watch that is a little more professional since you already have the sports one down

(fixed my casio link, puts my wrist into perspective) Why NATO straps, wouldnt it take longer to dry? and considering i shower right before i sleep, that might be a problem. Also would you recommend any divers? under 500 that is, i've searched for a few divers and they're quite expensive. I've worn my g-shock for 5 years and its starting to have signs of wear; fogging up on the inside of the watch, etc. so i think its time for a new watch. 

 

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Originally Posted by jt10000 View Post
 

Similar to the Citizen Atessa, but not as bulky and battery-power only is the Kenneth Cole KC3500.  And not really the quality of Citizen as Kenneth Cole isn't a watchmaker. But it looks nice and will be reliable.

 

http://www.ewatches.com/detail.asp?iq=1&bo_products_id=0&bo_products_variance_id=123937

 

I've got one unused I'd sell for $80.  Battery may be run down - it's been in its box for several years.

 

I like the design, but a 50m depth wouldnt last very long for me and i'd prefer if it was automatic

 

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Originally Posted by Chuckie Egg View Post

Paper - May I suggest this watch (Amazon link for info only, it says currently unavailable but plenty of vendors out there if you search).



It's Seiko, it's kinetic (a nice compromise between battery and auto), it's got date, seconds, power reserve, it's 100m WR, all your requirements and a moon phase to boot. And it looks classy. Check those delightful scolloped lugs. Comes with leather band but you could get a bracelet for it. smile.gif
 

does it come in black, gunmetal or blue dials? :D

post #3311 of 3925
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Originally Posted by Paper View Post


does it come in black, gunmetal or blue dials? biggrin.gif
Yes the srx001. On bracelet too. The Amazon review is a fair one so be aware of pros and cons. I would advise always trying on a watch before buying, avoid buying unseen online as, no matter how good a watch might look in pictures or even someone else's wrist, it may not suit you.

There are other watches in the Premier kinetic range that might be worth looking at. Or if you want to go mechanical, look elsewhere. The Seiko choices that you give are also very nice smile.gif
post #3312 of 3925
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Originally Posted by Paper View Post
 

(fixed my casio link, puts my wrist into perspective) Why NATO straps, wouldnt it take longer to dry? and considering i shower right before i sleep, that might be a problem. Also would you recommend any divers? under 500 that is, i've searched for a few divers and they're quite expensive. I've worn my g-shock for 5 years and its starting to have signs of wear; fogging up on the inside of the watch, etc. so i think its time for a new watch. 

 

 

Seiko monster, steinhart divers, a lot of companies offer divers. Nato straps would lighten it up substantially. They are made so if one spring bar breaks you wont lose the watch. and they are longer than normal straps so you can get them over wet suits. You sleep with your watch on? 

post #3313 of 3925
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Originally Posted by Mr Martini View Post

You sleep with your watch on? 

Yes :P is that a bad thing? I guess it's just a just a bad habit, although I use it to check the time when I wake up in the middle of the night sometimes
post #3314 of 3925
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Originally Posted by Paper View Post


Yes :P is that a bad thing? I guess it's just a just a bad habit, although I use it to check the time when I wake up in the middle of the night sometimes

not sure if its a bad thing but seems a little odd. why not just lay it on a night table or invest in an led clock? I have a citizen like the one you posted and i take it off during the day occasionally because its heavy. cant imagine sleeping with it on.

post #3315 of 3925
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Originally Posted by Mr Martini View Post
 

not sure if its a bad thing but seems a little odd. why not just lay it on a night table or invest in an led clock? I have a citizen like the one you posted and i take it off during the day occasionally because its heavy. cant imagine sleeping with it on.


I dont have a night stand, my bed is located in the corner of my room with a study desk opposite of it although the study desk is facing the bed, its an armspan and a half away, so i really have to reach out if i cant be stuffed getting out of bed. and i do have an led clock, but my chair occasionally blocks it from view.

 

regarding weight, my watchband is made of resin so its pretty light, im sure i would take off my watch more regularly if it was SS bracelet

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