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post #6181 of 6362
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Wearing my PMW to work today:

 

 

Wow that's just stunning.

post #6182 of 6362
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Originally Posted by zunkido View Post
 

 

wow.. looks similar to Tudor Pelagos. What brand is this?

 

Thank you. It is a 'homage' to the Tudor Black Bay made by the same Chinese factories that make the likes of Parnis and branded with the vaguely French sounding name 'Corgeut'. They're available on eBay for around $100 shipped.

 

There's a thread on the watch available here: http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/corgeuts-tudor-black-bay-thoughts-2627210.html

post #6183 of 6362
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Originally Posted by ShawnBC View Post
 


I think you meant a Tudor Black Bay, no?

 

Must be.  I'm not one to get too bent out of shape about "Homage" watches.  But it strikes me as perhaps a bridge too far when, having essentially copied the design of a higher end piece, they then proceed to copy the dial script.  "Rotor Self-Winding" - really?  Did they need to lift THAT too?  It's basically just a logo away from being an outright fake.  Also, is this watch rated to 200m?  I highly doubt it.  I think I'd like this one better without those bits of script.

 

I agree that it's a very handsome watch.  But all credit for that goes to Tudor.

post #6184 of 6362
@mimo @RogerP appreciate the feedback. Seems to be a decent value at $360 if it reminds you of a Grand Seiko.
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I ordered the seiko cocktail from Amazon from a seller with very positive feedback. The watch came today. 2 things: the straps are reversed. What does this mean? Also, I read everywhere that the bluish tint to the dial seen in the pictures of this are only in pictures but in real life there is no blue. However this watch definitely seems to have some of that bluish hue to the dial. With the reversed straps and the bluish dial, did I get a fake??
post #6186 of 6362
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

I ordered the seiko cocktail from Amazon from a seller with very positive feedback. The watch came today. 2 things: the straps are reversed. What does this mean? Also, I read everywhere that the bluish tint to the dial seen in the pictures of this are only in pictures but in real life there is no blue. However this watch definitely seems to have some of that bluish hue to the dial. With the reversed straps and the bluish dial, did I get a fake??
Can you explain reversed? I didn't know they made fake Seikos. Seems like too much trouble to for anything but the Grand Seikos.
post #6187 of 6362

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Edited by HenryBlake - 10/13/16 at 11:41pm
post #6188 of 6362
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post


Wow that's just stunning.

Thanks, but it's nothing special really peepwall[1].gif
post #6189 of 6362
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post
 

Guys, got any recommendations for a digital watch I can use for hiking, travelling etc. Something Iconic perhaps, quartz.

 

Cheers,

Adam

 

I've had my share of digitals and prefer my Suunto Core (in fact, I sold it for a Protrek but ended up buying another one later and then flipped my Protrek).

 

Mine also doubles up as a field watch at work on occasions. It's not solar but I prefer the ABC functions and styling more so than any Casio.

 

Here's my Core on a recent kayaking trip on a local lake.

 

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I've had a Timex Explorer for years which cost about $60 and seems indestructible, might be time to upgrade to something like a Suunto.
post #6191 of 6362

Damn, that Suunto looks tight. Thinking I might want the extra features. Gotta weigh up.

post #6192 of 6362
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

I ordered the seiko cocktail from Amazon from a seller with very positive feedback. The watch came today. 2 things: the straps are reversed. What does this mean? Also, I read everywhere that the bluish tint to the dial seen in the pictures of this are only in pictures but in real life there is no blue. However this watch definitely seems to have some of that bluish hue to the dial. With the reversed straps and the bluish dial, did I get a fake??

I have one.

 

Strap points towards you instead of away. There's a blue-ish tint, but not so much during the day. It looks really good in the light that it's designed for: sunset onwards. Under the artificial semi-lighting of a bar it really "shines" with the dial coming alive with a thousand reflections in that wonderful silver blue tone. 

 

Under sunlight you can really see the blue stitches on the strap, and the dial just looks metallic and a little dead; additionally the hands blend into the metallic background instead of the texture difference bringing them forward.

 

Watch out with the crystal which is easily notched. 

post #6193 of 6362
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Originally Posted by crdb View Post

I have one.

Strap points towards you instead of away. There's a blue-ish tint, but not so much during the day. It looks really good in the light that it's designed for: sunset onwards. Under the artificial semi-lighting of a bar it really "shines" with the dial coming alive with a thousand reflections in that wonderful silver blue tone. 

Under sunlight you can really see the blue stitches on the strap, and the dial just looks metallic and a little dead; additionally the hands blend into the metallic background instead of the texture difference bringing them forward.

Watch out with the crystal which is easily notched. 

Thanks. So you wear it with the strap reversed - you didn't change it?
post #6194 of 6362
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Originally Posted by crdb View Post

I have one.

Strap points towards you instead of away. There's a blue-ish tint, but not so much during the day. It looks really good in the light that it's designed for: sunset onwards. Under the artificial semi-lighting of a bar it really "shines" with the dial coming alive with a thousand reflections in that wonderful silver blue tone. 

Under sunlight you can really see the blue stitches on the strap, and the dial just looks metallic and a little dead; additionally the hands blend into the metallic background instead of the texture difference bringing them forward.

Watch out with the crystal which is easily notched. 

If that's what he meant by the reverse strap, that should be easily modified with a spring bar tool, something I think every one of us should have. I have a Bergeon one that I picked up about 15 years ago that is still in use. I recommend over the cheapo ones that you may get for free from a strap seller. The points on it are sharper and make it easier to use.
post #6195 of 6362
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Thanks. So you wear it with the strap reversed - you didn't change it?

Yes, it's comfortable and since it's a thick strap, looks cleaner. Never really thought about it much to be honest, other than "they must have a good reason for it". 

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