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post #3316 of 3806
I don't think it really matters if you wear a watch to bed, but I don't sleep with any of my watches.
post #3317 of 3806
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Originally Posted by Chuckie Egg View Post


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

welp, i just saw the price... its a tad above my price range by about 3/4... looks like its back to the drawing board...

post #3318 of 3806
Orient makes some nice inexpensive divers. I've enjoyed my Blue Ray a lot, and it only cost me about $130 USD.
post #3319 of 3806
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welp, i just saw the price... its a tad above my price range by about 3/4... looks like its back to the drawing board...

sorry Paper. what about this blue dial Tissot (more sporty than dressy) but it's 200m WR so ideal for your swimming, has seconds, date, and seems to meet your criteria smile.gif 575 USD but may be found cheaper.

http://us.tissotshop.com/men/prc-200-men-s-blue-chronograph-quartz-sport-watch-1121.html
post #3320 of 3806
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welp, i just saw the price... its a tad above my price range by about 3/4... looks like its back to the drawing board...

If you want that 100m rating and versatility, the Hamilton Khaki. Comes in 38mm-42mm. White or black face.

If you don't care about the 100m, it would certainly open up other options. Steinhart Marine maybe.

http://www.amazon.ca/Hamilton-H70555523-Khaki-Field-Automatic/dp/B006GCP33K/ref=sr_1_9/178-2079622-4975730?s=watch&ie=UTF8&qid=1384900002&sr=1-9&keywords=hamilton+khaki

Don't pay $600 for a quartz. If you do, get a Longines at least.
post #3321 of 3806
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If you want that 100m rating and versatility, the Hamilton Khaki. Comes in 38mm-42mm. White or black face.

If you don't care about the 100m, it would certainly open up other options. Steinhart Marine maybe.

http://www.amazon.ca/Hamilton-H70555523-Khaki-Field-Automatic/dp/B006GCP33K/ref=sr_1_9/178-2079622-4975730?s=watch&ie=UTF8&qid=1384900002&sr=1-9&keywords=hamilton+khaki

Don't pay $600 for a quartz. If you do, get a Longines at least.

getting the marine is no where near possible for me, as its not even waterproof and i dont want to risk ruining a watch so good.

 

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sorry Paper. what about this blue dial Tissot (more sporty than dressy) but it's 200m WR so ideal for your swimming, has seconds, date, and seems to meet your criteria smile.gif 575 USD but may be found cheaper.

http://us.tissotshop.com/men/prc-200-men-s-blue-chronograph-quartz-sport-watch-1121.html


nothing to be sorry about, ahh, im not really a fan of tissot and i really want to get a automatic as it will be my first automatic ever. maybe i might look into steinhart divers or just go back and take a look at my own old suggestions

post #3322 of 3806

http://www.gnomonwatches.com/watches/apollon I just discovered this watch! only to find out that the watch height may be too tall :brick: do you guys think 2mm will make much of a difference? because i dont want to be wearing a cylinder on my wrist :laugh: my g-shock already rises off my wrist quite a bit. Apollon dimensions are 45mm and 17mm, my current watch is 46.4 and 14.9mm and i have around 6 - 6.5 inch wrists.

 

SteinhartApollonL.jpg?1384927085242 SteinhartApollon3L.jpg

EDIT: why did this post come up fine... but my other post had to be reviewed by a mod... which is still being reviewed lol


Edited by Paper - 11/19/13 at 10:24pm
post #3323 of 3806
Buy a Steinhart or Christopher Ward or Seiko diver, even if it's a little above what you want to pay, but you'll get a quality product for it.
post #3324 of 3806

I'd also throw in Squale makes a very nice diver. Several great models that are reasonably priced.

post #3325 of 3806
You mentioned you wanted a watch design that is versatile. That Apollon is unequivocally casual sporty and rather out of place for more formal circumstances especially its thickness.
post #3326 of 3806
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http://www.gnomonwatches.com/watches/apollon I just discovered this watch! only to find out that the watch height may be too tall :brick: do you guys think 2mm will make much of a difference? because i dont want to be wearing a cylinder on my wrist :laugh: my g-shock already rises off my wrist quite a bit. Apollon dimensions are 45mm and 17mm, my current watch is 46.4 and 14.9mm and i have around 6 - 6.5 inch wrists.

 

SteinhartApollonL.jpg?1384927085242 SteinhartApollon3L.jpg

EDIT: why did this post come up fine... but my other post had to be reviewed by a mod... which is still being reviewed lol

 

It's not just the thickness that you have to consider, but also the overall weight and how the weight is distributed. G-Shocks are typically made of plastic and are relatively light-weight, especially given their size (i.e., a 46mm G-Shock weights less than a 34mm Rolex Air King). Moreover, the G-Shocks carry a lot of their weight closer to the rear of the watch, closer to your wrist.

 

Think of your wrist as being something like a centrifuge. The further the weight is from the center, the faster it's going, and it's going to feel heavier. The Steinhart has more of its mass at the furthest point from the center of your wrist, and a lot more of it, too. That Steinhart is not made from plastic. It may only be 2mm thicker, but it's going to feel a lot heavier.

 

FWIW, 12mm tends to be my outermost limit. Anything more and it tends to get banged around. 17mm is not going to fit under most shirt sleeves, and it's not going to be subtle, especially given your wrist size.

post #3327 of 3806
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Originally Posted by Chuckie Egg View Post

You mentioned you wanted a watch design that is versatile. That Apollon is unequivocally casual sporty and rather out of place for more formal circumstances especially its thickness.

actually, i think if the watch wasn't so thick, i could pull off a semi formal look or two

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It's not just the thickness that you have to consider, but also the overall weight and how the weight is distributed. G-Shocks are typically made of plastic and are relatively light-weight, especially given their size (i.e., a 46mm G-Shock weights less than a 34mm Rolex Air King). Moreover, the G-Shocks carry a lot of their weight closer to the rear of the watch, closer to your wrist.

 

Think of your wrist as being something like a centrifuge. The further the weight is from the center, the faster it's going, and it's going to feel heavier. The Steinhart has more of its mass at the furthest point from the center of your wrist, and a lot more of it, too. That Steinhart is not made from plastic. It may only be 2mm thicker, but it's going to feel a lot heavier.

 

FWIW, 12mm tends to be my outermost limit. Anything more and it tends to get banged around. 17mm is not going to fit under most shirt sleeves, and it's not going to be subtle, especially given your wrist size.

welp, who would have thought that finding a suitable watch would be so hard... back to research!

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I'd also throw in Squale makes a very nice diver. Several great models that are reasonably priced.

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Buy a Steinhart or Christopher Ward or Seiko diver, even if it's a little above what you want to pay, but you'll get a quality product for it.

 

yeah, im looking at those right now, they seem to have really good designs; but a few seem to be homage watches.

post #3328 of 3806

What is the range of price for a watch to be considered "poor man's watch"? The thread opens with some Oemga's, that's why I ask. 

post #3329 of 3806
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What is the range of price for a watch to be considered "poor man's watch"? The thread opens with some Oemga's, that's why I ask.

 

Usually it's up to $ 1,000

post #3330 of 3806
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What is the range of price for a watch to be considered "poor man's watch"? The thread opens with some Oemga's, that's why I ask. 

A source of debate. I posted a $500 watch and I was told it was the wrong thread.
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