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I have a theory that @Jazzmenco
 is really James May...
Or, perhaps, Robyn Hitchcock? (Same description applies)
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Edited by HanEyeAm - 5/12/16 at 3:35am
post #5687 of 6351

Another watch enabled by this thread, great watch for small $'s

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post #5688 of 6351
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post
 

Another watch enabled by this thread, great watch for small $'s

 

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:thumbs up:

 

Is the dial on this plain white or does it have a slightly creamy finish like sun rays (not sunburst though, just a very very faint guilloche maybe - like that on the Seiko cocktail but very faint) (don't know how to explain it better, sorry)?

 

I have the silver version with rose gold numerals and hands, I love it!

 

Also, do I see a white shirt? D: D: D:

(I hope I don't annoy you, I bring your shirt up a lot. Just pulling your leg ^^' )

 

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Edited by Elessar - 5/11/16 at 6:47pm
post #5689 of 6351

Gracias amigo, unfortunately several people on SF have issues with my shirts :slapfight:

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You are a literal and figurative rock star.
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post #5690 of 6351
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Originally Posted by Elessar View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post
 

Another watch enabled by this thread, great watch for small $'s

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

INDOOR

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

OUTDOOR

 

:thumbs up:

 

Is the dial on this plain white or does it have a slightly creamy finish like sun rays (not sunburst though, just a very very faint guilloche maybe - like that on the Seiko cocktail but very faint) (don't know how to explain it better, sorry)?

 

I have the silver version with rose gold numerals and hands, I love it!

 

Also, do I see a white shirt? D: D: D:

(I hope I don't annoy you, I bring your shirt up a lot. Just pulling your leg ^^' )

I would say it is not pure white but does have a touch of a creamy finish.

As for the shirt, I couldn't take any more bashing from the button down stuffed shirts :D 

Of course it is a rayon linen blend with a touch of embroidery, no boring stuff for Jazzmenco!

post #5691 of 6351

I find the idea of rayon offensive.

 

Apart from that, your shirts offend me not a bit.  Especially as you have nice shoes - the Benz revelation only enhances the image.  

post #5692 of 6351
A little bit of rayon blended with the linen to minimize the wrinkling, pleassssse.:-)
post #5693 of 6351
I was browsing the under 1k sports watches top 5 lists and I didn't see a single mention of Steinhart, as far as I can remember. It doesn't seem like an SF favorite, but other forums have discussion on it.

The reviews I've read elswhere seem really positive, and the price seems great. The Ocean One GMT, which has the ETA 2893 in it comes at around $500 and looks a lot like a submariner.

My suspicion is that it's because it's bordering on knock off territory and doesn't have the history of sub-1k darlings like Seiko and Stowa. Is this true? Or am I just being deceived and they're actually crap watches?
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I was browsing the under 1k sports watches top 5 lists and I didn't see a single mention of Steinhart, as far as I can remember. It doesn't seem like an SF favorite, but other forums have discussion on it.
 

 

I've seen a few Steinharts posted in this thread, so there are certainly people here who have and wear them.

 

My feeling, though, is that they are a bit too "knock-off" in design for my tastes. They've got models which, absent the "Steinhart" name on the dial, are absolute dead ringers for a couple of Rolex models and that's too much similarity for me. I'd rather get a well-made, original Seiko diver than a watch with an identity crisis. 

post #5695 of 6351
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post

A little bit of rayon silk blended with the linen to minimize the wrinkling, pleassssse.:-)

 

Standards, please.

 

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Originally Posted by Brian SD View Post

I didn't see a single mention of Steinhart

 

I agree with @Journeyman that they tend to be hommages of other watches and lack their own personality and design language.  That's not necessarily a bad thing - some people (@TheWraith ?) like to have a watch that has that Rolex feel but they don't mind scratching - and even have both for different occasions.  It's not for me; I think there are enough cheaper watches with their own history and personality.  But each to his own, and it doesn't mean there's anything at all bad about them - you can't go wrong with the ETA engines, after all.

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Yeah that's kind of what I figured. Thanks for the responses.
post #5697 of 6351
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

Ok let's say I have up to $2,000 to spend. And let's assume I don't want to be busy buying watches again for a while, perhaps forever. Would you guys prefer one super-versatile watch in the 1500-2000 range (say a brand like Tag or similar), or would you prefer five or six different watches, each in the 150-650 range (say brands like Orient, Seiko, Hamilton, Tissot, etc) with designs that cover the spectrum?

 

I was in similar boat. Ended up buying a mint condition Breitling superocean Chrono for $1850 from a private dealer (incl box/papers plus a Breitling cap).

 

LOVE the watch. My prev daily wear was a Citizen skyhawk and a GShock so I'm really content. Wear all 3 in heavy rotation. Kinda similar like my shoes....AE Malone, Alden Indys and Loakes Buffords.

post #5698 of 6351
I've had some Steinhart's in the past (not any at present) to use as beaters at various times of my life, and to tide me over until the real thing came along (the SubC for me). Yeah, they're pretty similar to Rolexes, but that sort of thing never bothered me too much. They're good and sturdy and it doesn't matter so much if they get banged around a bit while still having that aesthetic appeal so many like. Good ETA movements, too. And, I will say this about Steinhart, for a PMW, they hold their value remarkably well.
post #5699 of 6351

Stuhrling has some pretty good PMW selections.

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^ I'd rather take a Seiko or Citizen over Sturling anyday.

 

I've actually gifted a Sturling chrono to a friend once and the crown stem fall apart within 6 months. He just stopped wearing it and it was embarrasing when his wife told me. I've owned plethora of Seiko 5's over the years and they've always stood the test of time.

 

My personal experience.

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