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post #3661 of 4103
I regret flipping mine.
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Seiko SNDB35

 

I've had this watch for at least 15 years, and it is still one of my favorite watches. I've wore this watch daily in the past for years and as you can see there are quite a few "battle scars" but I would say it's in fairly good condition for being way over a decade old.


Edited by dohmeowmeow - 4/10/14 at 4:38am
post #3663 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I regret flipping mine.

 

Get another one! They are still available and will probably be going up in value, Rakuten has them for $870! This will be my tool/daily wearer until I can finally afford a Tudor Pelagos.

 

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Seiko SNDB35

 

I've had this watch for at least 15 years, and it is still one of my favorite watches. I've wore this watch daily in the past for years and as you can see there are quite a few "battle scars" but I would say it's in fairly good condition for being way over a decade old.

 

Looks good, you should try polishing it! There are a lot of polishing compounds, or you can use cape cod cloth. It is a relaxing process and helps you bond again with a watch you have owned and loved, and bring it to looking like new!

post #3664 of 4103

I was wondering if I could have some watch advice for a friend. He's after a stainless steel watch for around $200-300. 

 

He likes the Seiko SNZF17K1 and SNA225. I was wondering if there's anything else out there. 

 

Only caveat is that he works under government contracts and needs a model less prominent than a flat out Rolex Sub clone. 

post #3665 of 4103

How are the quality of Daniel Wellington watches? And can anyone comment on Japanese movement? Please and thank you.

post #3666 of 4103

New addition to my collection.  SWISS Invicta GRAND DIVER 18k Gold Bezel Blue Carbon Fiber Dial 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by TWU2014 View Post
 

New addition to my collection.  SWISS Invicta GRAND DIVER 18k Gold Bezel Blue Carbon Fiber Dial 

 

 

 

A popular modification is to polish off the gaudy INVICTA logo on the side and remove the cyclops, I always recommend those mods for a cleaner look.

 

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How are the quality of Daniel Wellington watches? And can anyone comment on Japanese movement? Please and thank you.

 

 

Overpriced fashion watches. There is nothing in that watch remotely worth $200, you can buy those movements for 9$ online. If you want quartz, eco drive is the way to go. There are literally hundres of models in all kinds of shapes and sizes and you will never have to change the battery, many of them available at that price point.

 

If you want to go automatic and you want a classy, vintage-inspired watch and are dead set on the NATO strap, you cant do better than the orient bambino. Its an automatic movement from a well respected japanese brand that makes their own movements, with a lovely dial and domed crystal. Comes in white and other dials, as well as yellow and rosegold plate cases:

 

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post #3668 of 4103

Heed the above.

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I guess these belong in this thread.

 

 

Sevenfriday P3-1 

post #3670 of 4103

Good God, that thing is huge, imho. To each their own, of course!


Edited by westie187 - 5/1/14 at 11:45am
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I've never owned nice watches, and even now I just have some Seiko Chronograph Premiers, which I really like so whatever, but the repairing of watches never occurred to me. Should I always send them back for official servicing, or might there be cheaper options (watch repairs? jewellers?) and just junk it when it eventually becomes too old. Does that actually happen? I came across a site mentioning that overtime the mechanisms may fail for a number of reason, which seems kind of strange to me. Is that slightly exaggerated, or should I not expect my lowish end Seikos to last a decade or more?

post #3672 of 4103
I ordered a custom PVD Seiko Pro Hunter roughly two and a half months ago and it finally arrived a few days ago. Unfortunately photos don't do it justice, it's simply stunning in person. I've also got two PVD NATO straps on their way, as the green one it came with is fairly lousy.

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post #3673 of 4103
I don't know if any of you guys frequent TimeZone as they seem to go gaga for gigantic watches that cost way more than I would spend. However, if you keep your eyes out, you can find some fair deals in there. I spotted this auction yesterday and thought I would pass it along. $350 OBO seems like a good deal for a vintage automatic Omega:



http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6780505&rid=0
post #3674 of 4103

Have you guys checked out this ebay seller?

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/kontrolsports!/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

 

I think he does really cool mods and the price seems great. I am not affiliated or anything, i just saw the store on bureau of trade...

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I'm quite happy with my daily-wear Seiko 5 SNK805 on a forest green nylon strap -- perfect for my normal "jeans and OCBD" uniform I wear to work at the architecture office or the construction site out here in the culturally informal desert southwest. 

 

I'd like some suggestions for a dressier watch for special occasions. Either an automatic or a hand-wind mechanical watch, not a quartz movement. Probably a white face, but I'm open to other options. Bracelet or leather strap. Matte stainless preferred. 

 

My current criteria:  

Design:  minimalist / simple, ideally: no logo, no numbers, no text, no day, no date, simple indices...

Hands:  2 or 3, no sub-dials

Price:  $100 to $1,000

Complications: none

 

Below are some watches I like.  What other options should I be looking at?

 

Also, I've considered that I might want to create my own minimalist watch starting with, say, the SARB065... any suggestions for a supplier of a face that would fit these design criteria?

 

Thanks.  

 

 - jim

 

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