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3 excellent choices, too! 

 

I know people are divided on the topic of "homage" so let's not bring it up again. But still, that Seiko Quartz looks so much like a Cartier Tank Solo, I wonder if it would be worth it to buy the latter.

 

Especially since this watch, with it's inherently dressy appeal, might go out and see the sun what, about 10 times a year, max (in my case, actually)?

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3 excellent choices, too! 

Thanks! thumbs-up.gif

Oh, if I could afford the Cartier, I'd get the Cartier. But I can't, so I got a seiko. biggrin.gif
I should add I also will wear the seiko tank to work if I'm wearing black shoes. However, those days come around once a fortnight at most.
post #5343 of 6361
Some fine PMW choices there.

That's part of what this thread is about...finding that PMW alternative to the more expensive choices out there.
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Thanks Mimo. The Zenith Port Royal is excellent, I feel you loud and clear, all great choices. I did a lot of damage in the last 2 months and I'm not really in the market for another watch. Problem is I get emails from Ashford and Jonas and got "discount drunk" From now on they're going in the spam folder! Thanks all for your good advice.

 

Haha...I hear you.  I went through a purge a few months ago, unsubscribing from all my vendors - about a dozen SF affiliates, several shoe sites, and definitely Ashford and Jomashop.  Same reason - I can't resist a bargain, so it's best I just don't hear about them!

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Good strategy, I need to do the same. Lord knows (and my wife constantly reminds me) I have enough of everything.

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Thanks Mimo. The Zenith Port Royal is excellent, I feel you loud and clear, all great choices. I did a lot of damage in the last 2 months and I'm not really in the market for another watch. Problem is I get emails from Ashford and Jonas and got "discount drunk" From now on they're going in the spam folder! Thanks all for your good advice.

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Haha...I hear you.  I went through a purge a few months ago, unsubscribing from all my vendors - about a dozen SF affiliates, several shoe sites, and definitely Ashford and Jomashop.  Same reason - I can't resist a bargain, so it's best I just don't hear about them!

I love this. 'Discount drunk'!

Just goes to show, what you don't know can't hurt you (or your wallet).
post #5347 of 6361

Steinhart starting to grow on me.

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I got this in today.  Not bad for under $500.

My first anthracite dial.

Karlskrona Baltic Shield.

 

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Been following this thread for a while, and discovered some really nice watch brands which I wasn't aware of earlier.

Just wanted to share a watch I received from my father (as he doesn't like wearing watches anymore) which is approx. 22 years old.  It's from HMT watch co. (they used citizen movement as far as I know) and handwound

Surprisingly it's been keeping good time so got it polished and new shell cordovan strap.

 

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Originally Posted by Gabru View Post
 

Been following this thread for a while, and discovered some really nice watch brands which I wasn't aware of earlier.

Just wanted to share a watch I received from my father (as he doesn't like wearing watches anymore) which is approx. 22 years old.  It's from HMT watch co. (they used citizen movement as far as I know) and handwound

Surprisingly it's been keeping good time so got it polished and new shell cordovan strap.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

That's a beautiful watch, I don't think many Indians realize the worth of things made in India before she opened her markets to the world.

 

Looking great with that strap!

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Question: Would seiko skx007 be too big for my small 6" wrist : (

 

I also just found out about the seiko skx013 but its a bit pricier

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Question: Would seiko skx007 be too big for my small 6" wrist : (

 

I also just found out about the seiko skx013 but its a bit pricier

 

It depends on you and how you wear it - I've seen people pull off huge watches on their wrists.

 

I have a smallish wrist too, 6.15", and the largest watch I own is a Seiko Superior SSA005. It is 44.5mm dia, and I hardly ever wear it. That is in part due to me having acquired other watches that go with my style more, but also because I felt it was sort of big for my wrists.

 

I think for small wrists, the lug-to-lug width is more important than the case diameter. Also, the dial size, complexity, and color makes a big visual difference. Darker dials tend to look smaller. Also, divers / similar watches with a large bezel tend to have smallish dials, so they don't look all THAT bad on small wrists. Functions and text on the dial also help make it look smaller / less noticeable.

 

But try wearing a bright white dialed 42mm dress watch with a clean dial, and you'll see what I mean - the watch will look huge (in my opinion)!

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That's a beautiful watch, I don't think many Indians realize the worth of things made in India before she opened her markets to the world.

 

Looking great with that strap!


Thanks, Earlier I thought that the dial is smaller as compared to what i wear and like but it grew on me pretty quickly...

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My "beater" watch:

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Hi guys,

 

Joined the forum a while ago but never got involved much.

 

Looking for a bit of advice on a new watch. I currently wear a Raymond Weil dress watch and that simple style is definitely my preference but I'm looking to invest a bit more money in a new watch. I was thinking of an Omega or a Tudor, if anyone could make any other recommendations or brands to check out then that would be appreciated.

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