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Hey y'all

I have a small wrist (just over 6" circumference) and was looking for simple, masculine watches between $100-$400 that're 40-41mm.

 

The Nixons, Hamiltons, and Lacos I like would all be too big for my wrist. Suggestions?

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Grand Seiko with Howard Yount madras shirt sleeve:
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Charlie Sheen rockin' a Patek in the NY Times today A & L section.  You gotta love him!

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Originally Posted by blumnblam View Post

Hey y'all

I have a small wrist (just over 6" circumference) and was looking for simple, masculine watches between $100-$400 that're 40-41mm.

 

The Nixons, Hamiltons, and Lacos I like would all be too big for my wrist. Suggestions?

 

Orient?

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Originally Posted by blumnblam View Post

Hey y'all

I have a small wrist (just over 6" circumference) and was looking for simple, masculine watches between $100-$400 that're 40-41mm.

 

The Nixons, Hamiltons, and Lacos I like would all be too big for my wrist. Suggestions?


Tsovet ?

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This is a lame story but I'm really excited about it. My '52 Seamaster pictured below took an unfortunate blow after getting a little more drunk than I intended. I cracked the crystal and knocked the lume off one of the hands. That was like 5 months ago and I've neglected getting it fixed. So I was at my parents for a party and one of my father's friends, who was wearing a Patek, asked to see it. He said I'll get this fixed by my friend who repairs and deals vintage Omegas. Totally unexpected and awesome!
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Let us know what you think about the repair when you get it back and if your friends repair guy is taking new customers? I need to have my vintage 1959 Omega Seamaster sent in for a tuneup.
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Need some help. Looking at the sub 6k range and really came up with the following three options that I liked (ranked in my current order)

1. Breitling Navitimer (Preferrably an all white face)
2. Omega Speedmaster
3. Going used and trying to pick up an older two tone blue face submariner.

Any preferrences or anything else I should look at in this range? I should also mention I have an Omega Seamaster (black face) and a Brown Tag Carrera.

Thanks for the input.
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Sounds like you need a dressier watch.  Check out Timezone and see what turns you on.  The ones you mentioned are pretty similar to what you have, unless you're looking for a chronograph.  I would def recommend looking at used market, much more bang for the buck.

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2500 > 8500, in my most humble of opinions.

I have had a 36mm Seamaster Pro for about 12 years. Was looking at either a new 42mm PO (grey bezel) with the 8500, or for $3250, a like new 42mm PO (black bezel), ref. 2201.50.00.

Aside from the change in bezel color and upwards price, would anyone mind detailing/Cliffs notes how the 2500>8500?
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I have had a 36mm Seamaster Pro for about 12 years. Was looking at either a new 42mm PO (grey bezel) with the 8500, or for $3.5, a like new 42mm PO (black bezel), ref. 2201.50.00.
Aside from the change in bezel color and upwards price, would anyone mind detailing/Cliffs notes how the 2500>8500? I am guessing the used mint PO is a 2500?


The 8500 PO is a slightly larger movement so that, coupled with the skeleton case back, makes for a "bulkier" feeling watch.  Most of the talking points as to why the 2500 is better than the 8500 come down to personal preference.  I like how the 2500 PO looks over the 8500.  The 8500 looks too busy, too thick and doesn't have the classic good looks of the first iteration.  The reference of 2201.50.00 is a 2500 movement.  If you  know the serial # I can tell you whether it's a 2500C or a 2500D as there were minor changes in the movement mid-way through it's life.

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Ask the Timezone Omega thread to give you the name of their preferred source.  Very good prices on new Omega.

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Thanks for the quick reply. The dealer returned my email and said the following:
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We highly doubt any of them are the D. Omega started releasing watches with the 2500D in Spring 2011. You won't find many pre-owned with the D for some months to come.

Personally, I wouldn't let C vs. D determine my purchase. I feel like I recall someone mention if Omega services a C, the upgrade the escapement to the the one on the D. Some people seem to even prefer to avoid the D.

So the question to ask is, has the watch needed to be serviced? Or, is the attitude to take not caring if it's C vs. D, as long as it keeps time within spec? Probably going to pull the trigger on this tomorrow.
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just got a grey zulu for my speedy as well, and also a tan nato and black/grey striped nato. looks good.
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