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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. Tried and True

    Tried and True Well-Known Member

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    I've seen instances where the "mistake" provenance has added value to an item.
     
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  2. bkotsko

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    So I am thinking of a beater watch that I can bang around.
    Anyone have any thoughts on the Sinn 556A shown below:
    I am not really looking for a poor man's Explorer 1 or Tudor Ranger.
    I guess I want something that is the right size (it is 38.5mm) for me that will take a beating and look classic for pretty much ever.
    For the price (~$1K), it just seems unbeatable.
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  3. MGoCrimson

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    Omega 3570.50 on anything other than SS
     
  4. bkotsko

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    Speedy is too big for me. I want something in the 38mm size.
    I would be ok with a new Explorer 1, but I want to keep the price down.
     
  5. Wes Bourne

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    That one was recently reviewed on W&W: http://wornandwound.com/2014/08/20/sinn-556i-review/

    I like the stick marker dial 556. Not crazy about the hands though.

    But if you prefer numerals, how about a Hamilton Khaki Field 38mm auto?

    http://www.authenticwatches.com/hamilton-khaki-field-h70455533.html
    http://www.authenticwatches.com/hamilton-khaki-field-h70455733.html
     
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  6. jbarwick

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    I have one of those Hamilton Khaki Fields....only complaint now is a little bit of a cluttered dial but it takes a beating.
     
  7. bkotsko

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    That was my thought.
     
  8. no frills

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    Red Sub on a red/black RubberB:

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    Get out of here!
    Damn, she is a beauty.
    Too scared of fakes and frankens to even remotely consider looking for one from over here.
     
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    Yes she is. Unfortunately not mine - but a good friend's. I'm a fan of RubberB and how comfortable they are, but I understand why others prefer Rolex sports watches on their OEM bracelets. The juxtaposition of old (vintage 1680) and new (RubberB) on this pairing can also be jarring. I do quite like how the slim red on the rubber strap picks up the red letters though.
     
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    Agreed....kind of "jarring" as frilly said, but somehow yes, I think it works.

    Hard to make a Red Sub look bad!

    Another one of those "bucket list" watches.
     
  12. dddrees

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    Red Subs kick a$$!!!
     
  13. Keith T

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    @bkotsko - you could do a whole lot worse than that Sinn.

    I'm not an owner, but I've heard/read plenty of good things.
     
  14. Hayward

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    I used to own one of these, and I got tired of the dated look with the big numbers. Sinn does make a quality product, but they are getting expensive for what they are.

    I would go with the 556i in this range:

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    This and the U1 are highly original designs that work. The rest, meh.
     
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    I'm thinking of getting a leather and/or suede strap for my Explorer 1 but don't know where to start. Has anyone seen any particular straps or materials that look good with an Explorer?
     
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  17. Mr. Moo

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    Linen Snow frake dial so nice
     
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  18. Hayward

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    Borrowed from the Watchuseek forum. Pardon the Engrish...

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  19. no frills

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    ^^^ I need to visit the Seiko boutique a few blocks from me in NYC.
     
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    I don't know, mimo. Today's 34mm Air King, with its thicker case and lugs, looks almost identical in size to a 36mm Explorer. I don't think the 34/36mm difference isn't that great on the wrist anymore:

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