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Seiko 6309-7040 "Turtle"

 

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I saw that at Watch Club and nearly kopped myself. Very nicely done!

I concur! Swiss made is the true hallmark of quality

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I stumbled upon this website just by chance.  Was delighted to see a healthy thread focusing on watches.  I assumed that I would find a bright discussion about Shinola watches within this thread... but was shocked only to find a handful on posts regarding the brand.

 

I'm sure most of you know the story of Shinola.  I will spare you.  I'm no historian on the matter, but there has been quite the hoopla over the price point and craftsmanship of a Steel Quartz watch.

 

I own one.  It was a gift.  Perhaps why I am so happy with mine.  As a daily toss around, I am extremely satisfied.  I reach for it, now, more than I've reached for any other watch.  I am more prone to purchasing fun and interesting straps for it as well... which has become a fun new hobby when you can find straps at reasonable prices (no more than $20).

 

That said - I just wanted to share my feelings about a brand that I've now grown to enjoy.  I did not think I would ever wear a quartz piece ever again.  But... people change.....

 

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I stumbled upon this website just by chance.  Was delighted to see a healthy thread focusing on watches.  I assumed that I would find a bright discussion about Shinola watches within this thread... but was shocked only to find a handful on posts regarding the brand.

I'm sure most of you know the story of Shinola.  I will spare you.  I'm no historian on the matter, but there has been quite the hoopla over the price point and craftsmanship of a Steel Quartz watch.

I own one.  It was a gift.  Perhaps why I am so happy with mine.  As a daily toss around, I am extremely satisfied.  I reach for it, now, more than I've reached for any other watch.  I am more prone to purchasing fun and interesting straps for it as well... which has become a fun new hobby when you can find straps at reasonable prices (no more than $20).

That said - I just wanted to share my feelings about a brand that I've now grown to enjoy.  I did not think I would ever wear a quartz piece ever again.  But... people change.....




Try here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/223261/poor-mans-watch-thread
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Try here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/223261/poor-mans-watch-thread


Thank you for the suggestion.  Looks like that thread mentions the brand less than this one has!

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As a follower of this thread and a poor Man I agree that the Shinola belongs in the other thread. Nothing wrong with it, as far as I know, but his thread is for more high-end watches.
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Interesting to see how a bracelet change can really change the feel/look of a watch.

 

I've never loved that iteration of Seamaster on the OEM bracelet, but I think that it suits the retro look of the mesh bracelet and I like it.

 

I despise the OEM bracelet on those.  I've been considering a version for a beater at some point and have kept and eye out for discounted ones without the brracelet.

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As a follower of this thread and a poor Man I agree that the Shinola belongs in the other thread. Nothing wrong with it, as far as I know, but his thread is for more high-end watches.


No problem.  I read the OP and it only mentioned appreciation of watches.  My Shinola has usurped my Cartier as my daily over the last month... so it's been very fresh on my mind.  I thought I would share my surprise and satisfaction with a brand I was *very* wary of.

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Plenty of room to discuss here, always nice to have more variety
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^^Amen to that.^^

Shinola isn't exactly Patek (nor do they claim to be), but I'm pretty much a big-tent kind of guy when it comes to discussions here.

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I despise the OEM bracelet on those.  I've been considering a version for a beater at some point and have kept and eye out for discounted ones without the bracelet.

Yeah, that's how I bought mine, absent the bracelet.

FWIW, here's another old wrist shot, this time on an army-green Zulu strap:






Changing the subject, am I the only one who was a bit disappointed with Jose Bautista's, um, imaginative choices on the latest Talking Watches?

Here's the link, but I've always assumed that most of the posters hanging around here are already reading Hodinkee:

http://www.hodinkee.com/articles/talking-watches-with-jose-bautista
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^I hear that. He's got a style and he's sticking to it. Not my cup of tea but he buys what he wants, so I won't totally go off on it. I'd guess his collection is one of the less garish out of the panoply of athletes' collections.... at least the bottom half anyway.

One plus was it refreshing to not hear something of the effect to 'but this one has a very slightly different hue of text on the dial, which is why I paid 200,000 dollars for it.'
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The usual for me.
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Late to the party, but congratulations @DLJr! Best of luck to you and your family!

Myself I've just started on my prolonged graded paternity leave with my youngest daughter. Staying home 3 days a week for the rest of the year icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thanks to this socialist paradise/hellhole (depending on your politics) I call home, we get 10 weeks paid leave that can only be used by the father (the rest of the 49 weeks can be shared, but sharing is a difficult concept for new mothers). And thanks to my employer who don't mind me stretching the 10 weeks over a longer period, working two days a week to hold on to a few projects I find it difficult to hand over to someone else. And thanks to my better half who is pretty happy about getting back to work part time. My employer also pays the difference between what the government is willing to pay and my actual salary. (Well, my commission/bonus is screwed royally, but that's the price to pay for what is frankly an amazing opportunity to bond with my children.)

Anyway nest.gif

There is only one watch tough enough for paternity leave duty. If you were changing diapers here tomorrow, you'd wear a Rolex.

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No problem.  I read the OP and it only mentioned appreciation of watches.  My Shinola has usurped my Cartier as my daily over the last month... so it's been very fresh on my mind.  I thought I would share my surprise and satisfaction with a brand I was *very* wary of.

Just to be clear, I haven't the knowledge or the cash to pass judgment on any watch. I was only trying to spare ursman any possible backlash against a watch that would fir perfectly in the other thread. If it came across any other way I apologize. For what it's worth I think the Shinola looks pretty nice.
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Plenty of room to discuss here, always nice to have more variety

 

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^^Amen to that.^^

Shinola isn't exactly Patek (nor do they claim to be), but I'm pretty much a big-tent kind of guy when it comes to discussions here.

 

+1.  Welcome and share away!

 

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Late to the party, but congratulations @DLJr! Best of luck to you and your family!

Myself I've just started on my prolonged graded paternity leave with my youngest daughter. Staying home 3 days a week for the rest of the year icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thanks to this socialist paradise/hellhole (depending on your politics) I call home, we get 10 weeks paid leave that can only be used by the father (the rest of the 49 weeks can be shared, but sharing is a difficult concept for new mothers). And thanks to my employer who don't mind me stretching the 10 weeks over a longer period, working two days a week to hold on to a few projects I find it difficult to hand over to someone else. And thanks to my better half who is pretty happy about getting back to work part time. My employer also pays the difference between what the government is willing to pay and my actual salary. (Well, my commission/bonus is screwed royally, but that's the price to pay for what is frankly an amazing opportunity to bond with my children.)

Anyway nest.gif

There is only one watch tough enough for paternity leave duty. If you were changing diapers here tomorrow, you'd wear a Rolex.

51659436-924E-4A8A-A1A5-E20CA3E482F4_zpshswfagwr.jpg


What an epic post.  Enjoy your time with your child(ren), @NonServiam!!!

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