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post #5701 of 6363
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post

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Stuhrling has some pretty good PMW selections.

Stührling can be very hit and miss. I know there are plenty of dodgy one's out there, but the one I have (a quartz GMT) has lasted well for the last few years as a cheap travel beater, so fingers crossed it continues so.
post #5702 of 6363
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Originally Posted by SSingh1975 View Post
 

^ 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.


Definitely agree - my wife and I have both worn Seiko 5's almost every day for years. We love them.

post #5703 of 6363

Same here, I have a range of Seiko's - very robust and wear well for the money.

post #5704 of 6363
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Originally Posted by Brian SD View Post

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?

I'm wearing my Ocean One right now and love it. For the prices, I think they are a great value. IMO the quality of the fit and finish easily surpasses most other sub-homages in that price range. My theory as to why they don't get more love here is that while their sub-homages are really nicely done, their other watches, whether they are the classic pilots watch look or a design all their own, leave a lot to be desired. If you want a Submariner or Explorer lookalike but don't want to pay for a Rolex, I think Steinhart is a great way to go. If you want some other interesting diver or pilots watch, I'd look towards Seiko or Stowa.

FWIW, I used to turn my nose up at the Steinharts because of their homage status... and then I handled a friend's and was blown away.

post #5705 of 6363
+1 Michigan.
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Any thoughts on Android? I picked this one up for little $'s. I like the shade of blue. I'm just amazed at how many watch brands are available (and of course this thread helps me find them), 

post #5707 of 6363
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post
 

Any thoughts on Android? I picked this one up for little $'s. I like the shade of blue. I'm just amazed at how many watch brands are available (and of course this thread helps me find them), 

 

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When I read your comment in my thread subscription email (which doesn't include images, only text), I thought to myself "Jazz got an Android smartwatch??!! I GOTTA SEE THIS."

 

Of course you haven't. I'm relieved. My perception of the world as I know it hasn't shattered. Yet.

 

EDIT. As for your actual post, the hands don't work for me for a dive watch. Somehow I expect more aggressiveness from the hands of a dive watch. Big pendulum hands, sharp edges. Since this one has very subtle curves, hmmm. Not sure. 

The case + face / dial look good though.

post #5708 of 6363

My friend at work has an Apple watch, very annoying, always making a racket,  "you have an email" Don't need my watch telling me that, smart phones are annoying enough.  :facepalm:

post #5709 of 6363
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post
 

My friend at work has an Apple watch, very annoying, always making a racket,  "you have an email" Don't need my watch telling me that, smart phones are annoying enough.  :facepalm:

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post #5710 of 6363
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post

Any thoughts on Android? I picked this one up for little $'s. I like the shade of blue. I'm just amazed at how many watch brands are available (and of course this thread helps me find them), 


They get some love over at WUS. Affordable, interesting designs, and indie.

The owner recently transferred the trademark to Google ($$$?) and the stylings have been reborn as Aragon.

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post #5711 of 6363
Looks like something straight out of Starcraft.
post #5712 of 6363

I know you are tired of seeing my JeanRichard but let the shirt bashing begin :slayer:

 

 

post #5713 of 6363

You have surpassed yourself.

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I know you are tired of seeing my JeanRichard but let the shirt bashing begin icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif




Hahaha. In all seriousness though, what shoes are those?
post #5715 of 6363

Lodgers, check the rock your socks thread

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/72565/lightbox/post/8443112/id/2126763

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