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Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post

The nicest watch I've ever owned is a Victorinox I received from an aunt as a graduation present, and later this year I'm thinking of making a moderate investment in a more substantial automatic watch.  I already have a watch with a white face, black hands, and a black leather strap that I wear with black shoes on my dressiest occasions, so I'm looking for something to wear on weekends and vacations.  These, and the Maratec mid-pilot, are the first ones I've come across that jumped out at me:
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If you're looking for a vacation watch, I would go with a diver. Then you don't have to worry about bringing it in the pool/ocean with you. I usually travel with at least two watches, but I always make sure one of them is a diver for the water resistance.
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

If you're looking for a vacation watch, I would go with a diver. Then you don't have to worry about bringing it in the pool/ocean with you. I usually travel with at least two watches, but I always make sure one of them is a diver for the water resistance.

+ make sure it's on a metal strap.
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Divers are great, and I think my Orange Monster is the best $200 I ever spent.  But for a modestly priced and versatile casual watch, I'd go for one of its littler brothers: the Seiko 5 Military.  It's a pilot style, lots of dial colour choices, looks great on a canvas strap and it's still water resistant to 100M.  Best of all, it's easy to find under a hundred bucks, so pretty worry-free whatever happens.

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I just discovered the Seiko Urushi SARX029 and and SARX019 Enameled dial. Debating getting both to upgrade my dress watch collection. 

 

I currently have a Seiko 5 on a nice strap I could switch to a Perlon or NATO. 

post #5780 of 6351
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

+ make sure it's on a metal strap.
+1 always buy on bracelet even if at first you don't plan on wearing it on bracelet. Cheaper than sourcing it afterwards and higher resale if you ever sell it.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Divers are great, and I think my Orange Monster is the best $200 I ever spent.  But for a modestly priced and versatile casual watch, I'd go for one of its littler brothers: the Seiko 5 Military.  It's a pilot style, lots of dial colour choices, looks great on a canvas strap and it's still water resistant to 100M.  Best of all, it's easy to find under a hundred bucks, so pretty worry-free whatever happens.
Honestly don't really trust going in the water with a watch with less than 200M rating. Also would have to have a screwdown crown for me.
post #5781 of 6351
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Originally Posted by Beckwith View Post

Need some help. Which one to buy? primary use is for the beach and pool to bang around. Any input would be appreciated.






I don't think you can go wrong with either of the Seikos. They both wear really well. Personally, I never liked those Kinetic GMTs because they always seemed too busy for me but they have been growing on me and might make a perfect summertime pool and beach watch.

I think you made a good call on avoiding the Citizen. I've handled that particular model and was blown away with how big and heavy it is in person. The proportions definitely do not seem to work in its favor IMO.
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Gents, cross post from the watch appreciation thread because my watch likely doesn't make the cut...my first "real" watch!

 

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Congratulations; nice understated watch - and I like how it pops off that strap. FC has some stylish stuff in the PMW bracket.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Congratulations; nice understated watch - and I like how it pops off that strap. FC has some stylish stuff in the PMW bracket.

 

Thanks! Speaking of straps, I actually just ordered an porosus crocodile strap for this as well. I picked this watch in particular because I think a change of the strap can change the look from casual to formal. Versatility is key because I only have one watch. 

post #5785 of 6351
Both Seiko's returned, didn't like the strap on the black and gold, and the GMT didn't work correctly. Two ecozillas incoming and a tissot seastar 1000. Might just spring the extra $$$ and hit the Oris Aquis.
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I just cannot get enough of buying these watches!
My second Shinola in 6 weeks,
I just wish they can put a Machanical hand wind movement.



post #5787 of 6351
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Originally Posted by Beckwith View Post

Both Seiko's returned, didn't like the strap on the black and gold, and the GMT didn't work correctly. Two ecozillas incoming and a tissot seastar 1000. Might just spring the extra $$$ and hit the Oris Aquis.

Do it. Great watch for the money.

post #5788 of 6351

On the topic of new PMW's, as much as I love this:

 

 

I just ordered this as its replacement (not my picture):

 

 

I just could not get over the 20 mm lugs on the Sumo and how top heavy the watch looked as a result.  Should have the Shogun next week.

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I am drawn in, but my problem is that it will likely compete for wrist time in a crowded space, so relegated to weekend wear. That is where I am questioning the value of it.

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Do it. Great watch for the money.

post #5790 of 6351
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Originally Posted by Beckwith View Post

I am drawn in, but my problem is that it will likely compete for wrist time in a crowded space, so relegated to weekend wear. That is where I am questioning the value of it.

 

I wear it occasionally to work as it is a little dressier than you might expect, but largely wear it nights and weekends.  I only (only?) have four watches for the reason that I want to wear everything in my collection on a weekly basis, so 2-3 times per week is alright with me.

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