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post #46 of 62
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Originally Posted by rms340 View Post

Reevolving, that is a brilliant idea, and I love the strap. After seeing this thread I'm considering getting a strap/clasp similar to yours and put it on this Invicta I own:
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Originally Posted by dreamspace View Post

How'bout this Seiko? It's 39mm/9mm ...a little bigger, but thinner than the other posted. 

To both of you, go for it.
This is a very low risk experiment.

I am very pleased with my watch.
This was a home run.
If anyone asks you about your watch, you can tell them how you "designed" it yourself.
Anyone can buy a watch, but who's got the style to create their own?

Please post your results.
post #47 of 62

SGEG03

 

60$ - 70$

post #48 of 62
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Well, here is my Frankenstein.
I am very pleased with the outcome, and look forward to years of use and abuse.
I elected to go with contrast stitching on the band, which I prefer over the Omega styling.
I put this combination together for under $100. (Watch, strap, clasp)
I'd like to thank Apollo for helping make this happen.
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Here's the replicate of the replicate...Too lazy to find a clasp.

Personally, I'd like the watch to be slightly chunkier overall.

post #49 of 62
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I have been wearing this watch for a few months now.
Not a fan of self-winding watches. I vastly prefer battery power.
Otherwise, I really like the watch.
post #50 of 62
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Out of the blue, I got a few compliments on the watch this week.
I really am starting to hate the self-winding aspect.
I need to set the time every single morning, which is a real annoyance.
post #51 of 62
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Out of the blue, I got a few compliments on the watch this week.
I really am starting to hate the self-winding aspect.
I need to set the time every single morning, which is a real annoyance.

 

Interesting. Your Seiko 5's 7s26 movement should have a 40 hour power reserve, so it should be fine overnight. Do you not move your arms when you walk? Maybe try to dance around more?

 

Joking aside, I think you did a really nice job recreating that Omega's look. The only Seiko 5 I think that looks closer is the SNKL43 because of it's dauphine hands:

 

 

I went on a quest a couple months back to find the exact perfect light-faced Seiko 5. In doing so, I compiled a catalog of Seiko 5s. Anytime I try to find a Seiko 5 of a different color, I first find a light-faced one on that spreadsheet with features that I like, and then I search Google Images for something with a product number within a range of 5-10 from the original. But as you found, there are many Seiko 5s with very similar features.

post #52 of 62
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There is no 40 hour reserve.
I take it off in the evening, and it's usually dead before the next morning.
I have to set the time most mornings.
Minor hassle, but I will not buy another self-winding watch again, if I can avoid it.

The SNKL43 is also a lighter blue, which is closer to the Omega.
My SNK793 is a dark midnight blue, and can almost look black at times.

Wow, that spreadsheet is a hoot. Obsess much? lol8[1].gif
I wonder how one of your white faced SNK's would look with that same red leather band. puzzled.gif
post #53 of 62

Okay, what you're seeing is a problem. Apparently this isn't unheard of, and can possibly be fixed by simply smacking it against your palm. If not, I suggest you take it to a watch repair place, as it should be fairly simple to fix for someone who knows what they're doing.

 

But please don't give up on all automatics/mechanicals; they're amazing little machines to be celebrated. Quartz watches are amazing little computers, but there's something impressive about such an accurate instrument being powered merely by our sloppy, wasted physical movement.

 

Yeah, the spreadsheet went from a place to put all the ones I was considering to an experiment in "just how many Seiko 5s are out there?!". But yes, I also enjoy that sort of obsessive research.

 

I think one of the white-faced 5s would look great on a leather band. I think my SNKH47 would look especially nice with its red minute hand.

post #54 of 62
Orient makes some inexpensive automatics. A few models have beautiful blue faces. This would be chunkier but a maybe a different look than what you are after.
post #55 of 62

This one would be great, but I can't seem to track it down anywhere. I'm sure it's long since out of stock:

 

post #56 of 62

Here's a blue-faced Orient with a power reserve for $120.

 

post #57 of 62

This thread is hilarious.  I hope OP doesn't approve of buying expensive clothing either.

post #58 of 62
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Imitate. Replicate. Semantics.

"Designer" as in overpriced.
 

 

It's not "overpriced"; it's a well engineered watch.  A designer watch is (for example) an Armani made by Fossil which costs $500.  *That* is an overpriced watch.  You are simply not willing to spend $3000 on a watch, which is fine, but it's not overpriced in the same way that a $3000 bespoke jacket is not overpriced. You get what you pay for in this instance.

 

Now that I have that out of my system, I think you did a fine job with the project.  I may just have to copy you.

post #59 of 62

Thanks for the links, but I can't find that same exact strap that you used...I think the link is broken. Do you have a name for it or something?
post #60 of 62
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Thanks for the links, but I can't find that same exact strap that you used...I think the link is broken. Do you have a name for it or something?

These were the 2 bands I got. They might be out of stock now.

120 DeBeer Baby Crocodile Grain MS 1 $19.95 $19.95
Size and Color \ 18mm Havana

120W DeBeer Baby Crocodile Grain WS 1 $19.95 $19.95
Size and Color \ 18mm Havana


Here are some other options:
http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx/debeer-baby-crocodile-grain-chrono-ms/65/
http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx/medium-pad-alligator-grain-leather-watch-band/306/
http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx/hadley-roma-heavy-pad-oil-tan-leather-watch-band-strap/220/
http://www.strappedfortime.com/shop/item.aspx/debeer-sport-leather-chrono-watch-band/34/


This watch still gets a lot of compliments.
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