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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

That's not a collection, it's a hoard.
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post #5552 of 6522
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post

The cheap ones were thrifted or eBay BINs. They would have cost much more if I bought them new.
I haven't heard of Easman. I will google it.
Watchuseek affordables forum has a thread about interesting and cheap AliExpress finds. There is a bit of a fixation on G-Shock rip offs and folks tend to be forgiving of things like fake chrono buttons but there are some neat ultra-affordables with good specs as well.

Like everywhere else in the world, there seems to be a lot of start-up brands coming from Asia right now. Some are fashion get them out the door quickly models whereas others, like Tissell and Jiusko, seem to be interested in building a reputation.
post #5553 of 6522
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Here's my el-cheapo version of the same watch, bought years ago as a cheap beater to take overseas:
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Very cool, I like the GMT markings on the outer ring, it actually allows for larger stick markers than mine.

post #5554 of 6522
My orange monster needs to be repaired.

I emailed time repair, but they're moving and aren't taking orders. Anyone have any other recs? Potentially something local to Boston as well?
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Chase Durer got it for under 1K so I guess it qualifies??

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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post
 

 

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I like the pattern on your shirt.

 

My Alpinist on a leather nato:

 

EDIT

Just another shot in the glorious sunshine:


Edited by Elessar - 4/16/16 at 4:45pm
post #5557 of 6522
Thank you, another one of my "ugly shirts" love that alpinist, I am going to stop procrastinating and pick one up for myself.
post #5558 of 6522
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post

Thank you, another one of my "ugly shirts" love that alpinist, I am going to stop procrastinating and pick one up for myself.

 

Gotta love it - it's definitely the most versatile and probably my favorite watch of my (small) arsenal. Look changes completely with different straps, I love it! :)

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Seiko monster for Sunday gardening work. The most indestructable of automatics and affordable!
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Seiko monster for Sunday gardening work. The most indestructable of automatics and affordable!

 

Looks great. I would've loved to get one of those had they not been so... monstrously... large (~6.15" wrist here).

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It's actually not that large. I'm just a 6 1/2 inch wrist. Have you had an opportunity to try one on?
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I own an Orange Monster. It wears smaller than the listed 42 mm size because of the short lugs and wide bezel.
post #5563 of 6522
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

It's actually not that large. I'm just a 6 1/2 inch wrist. Have you had an opportunity to try one on?
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

I own an Orange Monster. It wears smaller than the listed 42 mm size because of the short lugs and wide bezel.

 

Interesting. No, I haven't tried it on. I have the Seiko SSA005K1, which is a 44mm watch, and it look ridiculously huge on my wrists. I am about to put it up on B&S, I just hope it's not super hard to start selling / buying as a new user (never done trades / transactions anywhere before). But I digress, apologies.

 

I have 40mm watches which look fine, but I've never considered trying on a Seiko Monster - for that matter, I don't even know where I could. I admit that I prefer slightly dressier takes on watches, for instance the Halios Delfin (I would've had this already if it hadn't been 44mm, despite the higher price - I just love how it looks) and the Aevig Huldra Blue (I check the product website everyday to see if it's back in stock or not) are dive watches I like.

 

Delfin (PVD):

 

And the blue Huldra (I love Aevig): 

 

 

That said, there is something about that complete steel construction of the monster that just makes me want to try it on, even though I probably won't really wear it with the kinds of outfits I usually wear.


Edited by Elessar - 4/17/16 at 11:34pm
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Have a great day. HkEd 1963 today for me.

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Have a great day. HkEd 1963 today for me.
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Is this the sapphire crystal version? It looks great! :D

I have been wanting one of the acrylic crystal variations for a long time, but something else always comes up so I run out of my buying funds. :(

 

This is the version that I want, for the Chinese characters and the red star on the face (I think this is Ed's version? I did my research so long ago I don't remember any more)

 

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