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post #3601 of 3826
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

The light feeling is a good thing! In the midde of these Southern California summers, by the end of the day my wrist gets really agitated from a heavy steel bracelet. Higuchi was the guy who sold them, but they are since discontinued and he said very difficult to find. Im reasonably sure I could flip this down the road without losing any money.

That's cool. I live in a similar climate (Australia), but I still prefer a bit of weight to my divers watches, though I did enjoy the watch while I had it. To each their own smile.gif
post #3602 of 3826
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post


That's cool. I live in a similar climate (Australia), but I still prefer a bit of weight to my divers watches, though I did enjoy the watch while I had it. To each their own smile.gif

 

To be honest, I think the ratcheting clasp accounts for a lot of the newfound comfort. I used to not wear bracelets during the summer because in order to make it loose enough to fit comfortably at my wrists most swollen/irritated, it would slide and jingle around like jewelry on a pimp and I am not a fan of such slack, sloppy fits. The ratcheting divers extension is a perfect solution and Im surprised more watch bracelets (diver and non diver) dont incorporate some kind of on-the-fly fit adjustment (Rolex is the only one I know of that includes one on their divers)

post #3603 of 3826
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Originally Posted by razcan View Post


Anyone know where to find this model or something similar?

Those look nice, but I would opt for an even cleaner dial. Here's mine.

post #3604 of 3826
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

To be honest, I think the ratcheting clasp accounts for a lot of the newfound comfort. I used to not wear bracelets during the summer because in order to make it loose enough to fit comfortably at my wrists most swollen/irritated, it would slide and jingle around like jewelry on a pimp and I am not a fan of such slack, sloppy fits. The ratcheting divers extension is a perfect solution and Im surprised more watch bracelets (diver and non diver) dont incorporate some kind of on-the-fly fit adjustment (Rolex is the only one I know of that includes one on their divers)

Sounds like you got the perfect watch for yourself. Great stuff smile.gif
post #3605 of 3826
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

To be honest, I think the ratcheting clasp accounts for a lot of the newfound comfort. I used to not wear bracelets during the summer because in order to make it loose enough to fit comfortably at my wrists most swollen/irritated, it would slide and jingle around like jewelry on a pimp and I am not a fan of such slack, sloppy fits. The ratcheting divers extension is a perfect solution and Im surprised more watch bracelets (diver and non diver) dont incorporate some kind of on-the-fly fit adjustment (Rolex is the only one I know of that includes one on their divers)

Seiko also includes a ratcheting bracelet on some of their MarineMaster models. I have one with it and though it took a bit to get used to it, now I love it. I especially like to be able to adjust it and open it up one more click late in the afternoon if I've had the watch on all day. Maybe my wrists swell a bit as the day progresses or something...
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Question regarding my hamilton khaki automatic - how long do I have to wear watch to fully wind it? I'm wearing it maybe 10 hours a day but half the time by the next morning watch has stopped
post #3607 of 3826
That sounds like a problem with the watch. 10 hours should be plenty to get it through til the next day. I wear a Hamilton Khaki Officer as my daily driver and though I wear it longer than you do (typically more like 14 hours/day) I'll frequently go a lot less and have no problems. I can leave the watch for 24 hours or more unattended and it doesn't run out of juice. I'd have it serviced.
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

That sounds like a problem with the watch. 10 hours should be plenty to get it through til the next day. I wear a Hamilton Khaki Officer as my daily driver and though I wear it longer than you do (typically more like 14 hours/day) I'll frequently go a lot less and have no problems. I can leave the watch for 24 hours or more unattended and it doesn't run out of juice. I'd have it serviced.

Ok thanks, just got it from Jomashop so will see what they do about it
post #3609 of 3826
Yeah, I'd take it up with them ASAP.

FYI I got my watch through an airline mileage program; I'm not sure who fulfilled the actual order (it wasn't the airline directly) but the first watch I got kept terrible time and they were very good about doing an exchange. I got a new watch and I've been very satisfied. That said, my experience plus yours may indicate some QC issues in manufacturing. On the other hand, the smooth exchange may suggest a good dealer network. Or a network that is aware of some QC issues. Ha.
post #3610 of 3826
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post
 

 

To be honest, I think the ratcheting clasp accounts for a lot of the newfound comfort. I used to not wear bracelets during the summer because in order to make it loose enough to fit comfortably at my wrists most swollen/irritated, it would slide and jingle around like jewelry on a pimp and I am not a fan of such slack, sloppy fits. The ratcheting divers extension is a perfect solution and Im surprised more watch bracelets (diver and non diver) dont incorporate some kind of on-the-fly fit adjustment (Rolex is the only one I know of that includes one on their divers)

I kind of like the jewelry-on-a-pimp effect. A loose rolex is the ultimate.

 

post #3611 of 3826
The Seiko SARW011 has caught my eye:



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Though, it's $948 on seiya. Not sure if it's worth it at that price (to me, that is).
post #3612 of 3826
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

The Seiko SARW011 has caught my eye:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


S-SARW011_e_1024x1024.jpg?v=1390634166

Though, it's $948 on seiya. Not sure if it's worth it at that price (to me, that is).

It is gorgeous and I've been eyeing it too. I've just been telling myself that I don't really like Roman numerals on watches so that's my excuse for not buying it. However, if the Yen suddenly collapses...
post #3613 of 3826
I was looking at a similar Presage model as well, would make a great suit watch. For close to 1k though, might just get the Cocktail Time and call it a day for now...
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My trusty Nixon Unit Black

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$1000 for that seiko SARW011 is out of line. The roman numerals are way too big, like on a cheap seagull, and there is no bother to slim the crown or make it flow with the lines of the case. The cocktail time is better looking and costs half that, and a $1000 seiko will net you a high quality, full titanium diver, the Sumo (SBDC007). I realize the sumo is a different category of watch, but at least you are getting some kind of engineering and machining for your money. 

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