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Originally Posted by pnin22 View Post

Any recommendations for a modern or vintage mechanical hand-winding (not automatic) watch? One with a mineral crystal is preferred (domed even better!).



There's a glut of Chinese made ones like this no-name watch on Overstock, or the Parnis on ebay. Any others?

 



The seagull 1963 is hand-winding watch with mineral glass or sometimes acrylic dome.
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Back on the grid after a week in Maine. The only watch I brought with me was my orange Sumo. My wife has now decided she wants something similar: automatic or manual wind, waterproof, rubber or fabric strap, but sized for a woman. Any suggestions?
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Personally, I prefer the look of the PO, but PO is thicker than SMP, I could not wear it to work cause I couldn't button up my cuffs. And..the SMP movement is better.

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Wow, that collection.

I have 4 in my rotation and I barely find enough time for them all.


Anywho, here's my latest budget acquisition:

This is a little off topic, but I see lots of people on SF rocking those beaded bracelets with a watch and for some reason I like the look. Where did you get yours? Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Fred G. Unn View Post

Back on the grid after a week in Maine. The only watch I brought with me was my orange Sumo. My wife has now decided she wants something similar: automatic or manual wind, waterproof, rubber or fabric strap, but sized for a woman. Any suggestions?
Perhaps the SKX013. A little tall, but has a small case.
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Originally Posted by ChandlerBing12 View Post

This is a little off topic, but I see lots of people on SF rocking those beaded bracelets with a watch and for some reason I like the look. Where did you get yours? Thanks!
My sister made it for me. She makes jewelry and I just asked if she can make a simple bead bracelet. You should be able to find them just about anywhere online. The bracelet, and the watch for that matter, actually appear larger in the photo than they do in person but I believe they're 8mm beads.
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Just got a Seiko SKX009 as a beater watch for the weekends. Good quality watch for the price (USD153 grey market in Hong Kong).

Been wanting a Pepsi-bezel watch as a change of pace watch, and decided to buy this instead of the Steinhart Ocean 1 (out of stock at the moment).

Will have to change that steel strap soon - if anyone has recommendations for where to get a good thick navy 22mm Zulu/NATO strap, please let me know (Maratec doesn't do navy unfortunately).

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Originally Posted by ebayhtl View Post

Will have to change that steel strap soon - if anyone has recommendations for where to get a good thick navy 22mm Zulu/NATO strap, please let me know (Maratec doesn't do navy unfortunately).

I've bought a few NATO straps from Crown & Buckle and have been happy with them. It looks like they have navy available on their site.
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My poor man's beater on nato strap...

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I like NATO straps.  They can make cheesy watches look so much more interesting

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I've bought a few NATO straps from Crown & Buckle and have been happy with them.

Thanks. I ended up buying from Natostrapco. Let's see how it goes.
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Is it impossible to replace the strap on this watch with leather? http://www.amazon.com/Skagen-780XLSS-Mens-Classic-Watch/dp/B00B9P1VCQ

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Originally Posted by razcan View Post

Is it impossible to replace the strap on this watch with leather? http://www.amazon.com/Skagen-780XLSS-Mens-Classic-Watch/dp/B00B9P1VCQ

Most Skagens have an integrated bracelet that's held in place by two screws on either side. The one you've linked to is no exception. Usually you can't swap an integrated bracelet with an off the rack leather strap. In this case however, perhaps you could buy a leather NATO strap and cut it into two pieces and replace the mesh bracelet with the two pieces by securing the strap with the screws on both sides.
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Bumping this as it seems the 'other watch thread' is reserved mainly for people that own private yachts and Rolex and posting anything lessor is a highly embarrassing act and waste of forum bandwidth.

 

This is my daily wear : Day-Date Aquaracer:

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^ Not really. You can discuss all watches in that other thread to which you're referring, and I would suggest to you that a Tag Heuer doesn't really classify as a poor man's watch either.
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