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post #5416 of 6354
I picked up a stainless bracelet for my Seiko SARB017.

I've had the watch for a few years but probably haven't worn it in well over 12 months because the leather strap it came on was a hunk of junk, and I didn't really like it on the thicker, more casual, leather straps or most of the NATOs that I tried so I put it away and sort of forgot about it.

I think the bracelet is a huge improvement.

post #5417 of 6354
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I picked up a stainless bracelet for my Seiko SARB017.

I've had the watch for a few years but probably haven't worn it in well over 12 months because the leather strap it came on was a hunk of junk, and I didn't really like it on the thicker, more casual, leather straps or most of the NATOs that I tried so I put it away and sort of forgot about it.

I think the bracelet is a huge improvement.

 

Any info on the bracelet?

post #5418 of 6354
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Originally Posted by bamgrinus View Post

Any info on the bracelet?

It's the Seiko bracelet designed specifically for the SARB line, part number "D3A7AB".

I saw somebody offering it up on WUS for about $50 so I jumped on it. Honestly though, it's such an improvement that had I thought about it earlier, I probably just would have paid full price through Seiya or Chino or one of the other shops that sell it.
post #5419 of 6354

Suits the watch perfectly, IMO!

post #5420 of 6354
^ Agreed. It really elevates the piece.
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Picked up a cheapie bracelet from my local watch shop.  Really like the look.  Might try to go for a slightly nicer quality one at some point.

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Finally received my new Orient Mako USA in blue - here it is in the wild - absolutely love it!

 

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what brand?
post #5425 of 6354
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Originally Posted by Charhan1 View Post

Finally received my new Orient Mako USA in blue - here it is in the wild - absolutely love it!
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Very sharp.

Does it have an internal rotating bezel?
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I really like the Mako USA, but I think my co-workers might mistake it for an Omega.  Don't want to bring that crap avalanche upon myself.  Maybe for a weekend watch (for those few hours I'm not at work)

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It is custom made by Wilson Watch Works. Found it on eBay. Here is the link to a similar one. Very fond of it and the thick "man sized strap"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/w3-42mm-Custom-Hand-Brushed-German-Pilot-Watch-/291628418266?nma=true&si=E4sdWsYiBphXFErxKorMtKdqw6k%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

post #5428 of 6354
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I really like the Mako USA, but I think my co-workers might mistake it for an Omega.  Don't want to bring that crap avalanche upon myself.  Maybe for a weekend watch (for those few hours I'm not at work)

 

Who cares what they think it might be.

Get a watch you like and wear the hell out of it.

post #5429 of 6354
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post


Very sharp.

Does it have an internal rotating bezel?

 

Thanks @Michigan Planner - Its an external rotating bezel. Just from reading up, one of the differences from the original Mako is that this version has a 120 click rotating bezel rather than the 60 click rotating bezel of the original.  I can certainly attest that the bezel feels very secure.   

 

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Originally Posted by Jmm722 View Post
 

I really like the Mako USA, but I think my co-workers might mistake it for an Omega.  Don't want to bring that crap avalanche upon myself.  Maybe for a weekend watch (for those few hours I'm not at work)

 

I'm in the same camp funnily enough - bought it for weekend casual use as I only had quite dressy watches which I wear for work - I had just taken it to the watch repair place near my office to remove a couple of links on the strap and couldn't resist putting it on at work and taking a pic.  

post #5430 of 6354
Saw a Moto watch yesterday and now covet one. Two thing;s holding me back. I don't really need a smart watch. Only use 1/4 of the features on my smart phone, I know if I buy one, within a month someone will come out with another smart watch that makes it obsolete. Nonetheless the seed has been planted.
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