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^ Sexy watch (especially for the price), saw it in the other thread. Also, creamy bokeh Shot at 50mm-ish at f/2.8-ish?
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Does that say $900 for male stud?
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^ Sexy watch (especially for the price), saw it in the other thread. Also, creamy bokeh Shot at 50mm-ish at f/2.8-ish?

Thanks... I love teh bokeh. Pretty close: 30mm, F2

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Does that say $900 for male stud?

I get lonely.
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What's your wrist circumference? I'm in a similar situation to you, though not as tall (6'0").
It's around 6.1 to 6.25".
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Here's a few of mine. Let's start with 2 Anonimos.
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Let's add three examples of German Engineering: Jorg Schauer, Stowa, and UTS
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One more German dive watch, the Sinn U-1, and from Hawaii, a Bathys.
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Now how about a few vintage pieces: 1943 Omega, and a 30's pilot watch.
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2 more vintage: Clebar chronograph and an Eterna Kontiki 8 days.
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I like it! What is it?
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Anyone mind helping me pick a military-style watch? I prefer mechanical or automatic. I'm new to the whole watch game but I've been looking at a few and have really come to like the styles of this black-faced Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm and this Timex (strictly the face styling). The Hamilton is at the forefront, but I had just a few questions:

(1) I'm about 6'2" so pretty tall but I'm also really thin (as are my wrists) so I'm in a bit of a Catch-22, as from what I've read taller people seem to look better with slightly bigger watches and those with small wrists look better with smaller ones. I currently own an Omega Seamaster 300M Mid-Size Quartz (I was in high school, had wealthy grandparents, and thought I was James Bond) which clocks in at 36mm, and which I've started to think might be a bit small. What do you guys think, would something like 38mm or higher work for someone like me? I realize it's probably a case-by-case thing, but maybe you've seen it work for others like myself? To this end, I'm also kinda worried about the thickness of the Hamilton as they seem to raise up very high, for example with the Jazzmaster - maybe someone can speak to this?

(2) Are there any other models you'd recommend for this style? I've been impressed with Seiko and their military type faces, especially the Seiko 5. I'm looking to wear it casually with a canvas or grosgrain strap, along with button-downs/chambray shirts, cords/chinos, and Clarks desert boots.

(3) Do military watches typically stay 38mm or under? It seems like most varities I've seen are in that range.

Any and all help would be sincerely appreciated as I try to figure out my first (hopefully) informed watch purchase.
IME you should worry more about thickness than diameter. You could probably go up to 40 or maybe even 42mm diameter as long as the watch is thin and sits tight on the wrist. An IWC pilot is probably perfect in terms of size (though not necessarily in terms of price).

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Early birthday present for myself - an early 60's vintage Longines manual-wind in gold fill on an alligator strap.

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ld - very pretty Longines

moo - did you buy this off a skymall catalog?
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I like it! What is it?

It's a Trias... lots on eBay. Thanks.

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moo - did you buy this off a skymall catalog?

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ld - very pretty Longines

Thanks, gdl. I got it from these guys in town: http://www.fathertimeantiques.com. Great folks to work with - they are true watch geeks but very patient with a "newbie" (the guy who sold me the watch spent 15 minutes explaining how a mechanical watch works, using a laminated exploding diagram).
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