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(LTB) Field/Trench Watches

MQuinlan

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I'm in the market for a new watch, and I'm looking for something like the Bell & Ross Vintage Collection (but in the range of $100-$300). I have a small wrist, so that's why I'm mainly looking for a field watch. Something like the Timex Field Watch even fits into this small category. Thanks in advance for any help!
 

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Hamilton Khaki Mechanical, starts at $266
 

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Yeah, I've since been looking the the Hamilton collection, and I'm seeing some stuff I like! Any other suggestions or a place you'd recommend to buy a Hamilton watch?
 

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My GF who just gave me one for Xmas says J Crew or Nordstrom.
 

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Originally Posted by Master Squirrel
My GF who just gave me one for Xmas says J Crew or Nordstrom.

I like the selection from J Crew, but I guess I'm still debating over how much/little to spend (I'm already starting to feel impartial to Hamilton watches due to the style). Thanks for all the suggestions!
 

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Well if you like the J Crew Timex, the Seiko 5 Military SNK809K2 (or other models) is very similar at half the price.

Obivously not in the same class as the Hamilton.

I actually bought one of the Seikos but find it is way too small for me. Still unused, with stickers, PM if interested at a great price.
 

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I got the J Crew Timex one as a gift. I have about a dozen nice watches so I never wear it--it's kind of dinky, and I have a small wrist, too. Also, the watch band set up will NEVER fit you--it is way too long, so you will need an aftermarket strap that fits (I got 3 of the J Crew ones with mine and chucked them all). If you want to browse some nice watches, go to www.watchuseek.com, a website where watch guys buy and sell. You can get some great deals and there are always some Hamilton's for sale.
 

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Hard (impossible?) to beat Hamilton in the $300 range. You'll probably want a manual wind version on one of the canvas straps. You can get a nice looking Victorinox piece for less, but it'll almost certainly be quartz.
 

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If you're looking in the bottom end, look at seiko 5's, and be aware they come in more than one size. I went out of my way to get a 38mm one, a lot of similar ones are more like 42+.
 

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Once again, thanks for all the suggestions! The Seikos don't look bad, but I'd rather go for like a worn leather or canvas strap. Otherwise, does anyone know of a good place for buying straps? I'll look at Watchuseek.com for more info too.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Lee
I got the J Crew Timex one as a gift. I have about a dozen nice watches so I never wear it--it's kind of dinky, and I have a small wrist, too. Also, the watch band set up will NEVER fit you--it is way too long, so you will need an aftermarket strap that fits (I got 3 of the J Crew ones with mine and chucked them all). If you want to browse some nice watches, go to www.watchuseek.com, a website where watch guys buy and sell. You can get some great deals and there are always some Hamilton's for sale.

By the J Crew strap set, do you mean their poly solid and striped Nato straps?
 

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What would be a nice width of a band for someone with a small wrist?
 

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A while back I was looking at a line of watches really similar to Hamilton in style but in the $100 range. I can't for the life of me remember what the name of the maker was. I just remember they had that style, usually with the face matching the colour of the nato strap. Looked a lot like the Seiko 5 Military. Any ideas?
 

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