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post #3811 of 3873
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Does seiko do any decent quartz divers?

I've been inspired to find one since Shinzo Abe's visit.




7C43 FTW. Good luck finding one.
post #3812 of 3873

What color/material of band would you choose to replace the piece of shit one on this (admittedly cheap) watch: 

 

 

post #3813 of 3873

Probably a non glossy black leather, or brown, as subtle as possible. Think nato or more casual will miss the point of the watch.

post #3814 of 3873
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

Probably a non glossy black leather, or brown, as subtle as possible. Think nato or more casual will miss the point of the watch.

 

I've got to thinking a dark burgundy myself. I'm fond of canvas but me neither I don't think it will work.

post #3815 of 3873
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Originally Posted by Ireges View Post
 

What color/material of band would you choose to replace the piece of shit one on this (admittedly cheap) watch: 

 

I wouldn't buy a new strap for it

Knowing Stührling, i'd almost just buy a new watch for the same price you can get a good quality leather strap for. Although if your heart is content on this exact watch id say a nice navy blue leather strap (with or without the crocodile skin embossing) would look alright.. But buy the time you bought one of those you could almost just pick up a nice new Seiko 5 automatic which would be more worthwhile in my opinion

post #3816 of 3873
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Originally Posted by MatthewG18 View Post
 

 

I wouldn't buy a new strap for it

Knowing Stührling, i'd almost just buy a new watch for the same price you can get a good quality leather strap for. Although if your heart is content on this exact watch id say a nice navy blue leather strap (with or without the crocodile skin embossing) would look alright.. But buy the time you bought one of those you could almost just pick up a nice new Seiko 5 automatic which would be more worthwhile in my opinion

 

I've noticed that people are very partial to Seiko 5 as a good choice for a cheap watch. I don't know why, from those I've seen, I think they're ugly. I'm not going to try to say that Stuhrling watches are great, but I've found them reliable, they last awhile in my experience, and I don't expect a basic, simple new band to come near the cost of a new watch. Navy blue would be nice though. 

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Price-wise, this belongs here:
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Not a very fancy watch, but I like it a lot, plus I think it looks really great on this strap. Quite hard to find suede straps, probably because people don't like the way it ages (I guess?). Had this one for a few weeks now, we'll see how it goes.

post #3818 of 3873
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Price-wise, this belongs here:

Very nice. Details?

post #3819 of 3873
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Originally Posted by Papperskatt View Post

Very nice. Details?

Here you'll find some nice pics, background etc: http://wornandwound.com/2011/08/25/a-look-at-the-seagull-1963/
post #3820 of 3873
So my 30th birthday is coming up and I'm looking to get a watch to commemorate the milestone. Specifically, I'm looking for something vintage, doesn't require a ton of servicing, and would easily be worn in dress and casual settings. I have a budget of around $700.

Could anyone help me see the plusses/minuses of buying vintage in the following brands?

  • Omega Seamaster (this has been a first choice, but I'm considering other options)
  • Cartier Tank
  • Tudor
  • Longines
  • Am I missing anything obvious?
post #3821 of 3873
I think in that price range, the Tudor selection will be very limited – basically bare-bones 34 mm oyster prince models. With the Seamasters, there will be a much greater variety of sizes and shapes to choose from - DeVilles, Cosmics, etc.
post #3822 of 3873
Agree with H there. Longines and Omega will be your most affordable options and both offer up to 38mm sizes if that's what you are looking for. I don't think there is a significant advantage of Omega or Tudor over Longines except collectibility, so you will pay more. I never really see vintage Cartiers and I don't think they will be in that price range.

Other options?

- Hamilton
- Eterna
- Gerard Perregaux
post #3823 of 3873
For some unknown reason, I've been sort of lusting after an orange sumo. I have no real need for a dive watch, the deepest I go is 16 feet off the diving board at our pool, yet for I'm really interested in acquiring an orange dive watch. Sumo's are pretty cheap, any reason why I shouldn't just grab one?



I'm not taking this on any technical dives so there's no real legitimate reason to fork over a lot of $$$. Anything else in the $500ish range I should consider instead?
post #3824 of 3873
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

Here you'll find some nice pics, background etc: http://wornandwound.com/2011/08/25/a-look-at-the-seagull-1963/

I have one. Like it a lot.


post #3825 of 3873
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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

For some unknown reason, I've been sort of lusting after an orange sumo. I have no real need for a dive watch, the deepest I go is 16 feet off the diving board at our pool, yet for I'm really interested in acquiring an orange dive watch. Sumo's are pretty cheap, any reason why I shouldn't just grab one?

I'm not taking this on any technical dives so there's no real legitimate reason to fork over a lot of $$$. Anything else in the $500ish range I should consider instead?

I'd say check out the Helson Shark Diver (comes in 40mm, 42mm and 45mm), I've got a blue 40mm one and it's one hell of a watch.



I just got a new strap for my Nighthawk, and I'm thinking it goes quite well with the watch. It's very comfortable for how thick it is. I don't imagine I'll be switching back to the bracelet for a while.





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