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I’m looking to grab a new leather watch strap in either croc or calfskin. That said, prices vary from a $30 eBay genuine (or at least that’s what it’s listed as) strap to $200+ on sites such as Hondinkee. At the end of the day, is the markup on pricier bands worth it? Am I missing something?
 

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Ok so a few months ago I came thru asking about a watch to get to celebrate my daughter's birth.

After reviewing a bunch of options, I think I settled on the JLC Master Geo. I walked into the store expecting to love the mut moon, but actually fell in love with this gmt and world time complication. It's the perfect level of everyday dress watch (I think this falls into that grey area that Foo was talking about since it's not actually a dress watch).

I don't know when I'll be getting it, but I'm hoping to get it in the next year.

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Ok so a few months ago I came thru asking about a watch to get to celebrate my daughter's birth.

After reviewing a bunch of options, I think I settled on the JLC Master Geo. I walked into the store expecting to love the mut moon, but actually fell in love with this gmt and world time complication. It's the perfect level of everyday dress watch (I think this falls into that grey area that Foo was talking about since it's not actually a dress watch).

I don't know when I'll be getting it, but I'm hoping to get it in the next year.

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now hurry up and make another baby so you can buy the other one too! 👍🏻
 

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Ok so a few months ago I came thru asking about a watch to get to celebrate my daughter's birth.

After reviewing a bunch of options, I think I settled on the JLC Master Geo. I walked into the store expecting to love the mut moon, but actually fell in love with this gmt and world time complication. It's the perfect level of everyday dress watch (I think this falls into that grey area that Foo was talking about since it's not actually a dress watch).

I don't know when I'll be getting it, but I'm hoping to get it in the next year.

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A watch is a great way to celebrate the birth of a child, congrats again!
 

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Ok so a few months ago I came thru asking about a watch to get to celebrate my daughter's birth.

After reviewing a bunch of options, I think I settled on the JLC Master Geo. I walked into the store expecting to love the mut moon, but actually fell in love with this gmt and world time complication. It's the perfect level of everyday dress watch (I think this falls into that grey area that Foo was talking about since it's not actually a dress watch).

I don't know when I'll be getting it, but I'm hoping to get it in the next year.

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I pretty much only wear my Georgraphic nowadays. Cannot tell you how much I love it.
 

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I don't know when I'll be getting it, but I'm hoping to get it in the next year.

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Here's hoping you get yours soon.

This is perhaps my favorite watch out there. I first saw the Geographique in 92 (a previous model) while looking at a magazine in a United Airlines lounge. As I was traveling a lot, I knew I had to have that watch. I got the gold version -- don't think it was offered in steel prior to the Master series -- but I think the steel would be more useful. That said, I do like the overlapping dials (the architect in me) of the 24 hour indicator of the older version. But in my book steel is preferable to gold in this watch.
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Ok so a few months ago I came thru asking about a watch to get to celebrate my daughter's birth.

After reviewing a bunch of options, I think I settled on the JLC Master Geo. I walked into the store expecting to love the mut moon, but actually fell in love with this gmt and world time complication. It's the perfect level of everyday dress watch (I think this falls into that grey area that Foo was talking about since it's not actually a dress watch).

I don't know when I'll be getting it, but I'm hoping to get it in the next year.

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Exactly. This is a fantastic “dress” watch you can wear casually.
 

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Here's hoping you get yours soon.

This is perhaps my favorite watch out there. I first saw the Geographique in 92 (a previous model) while looking at a magazine in a United Airlines lounge. As I was traveling a lot, I knew I had to have that watch. I got the gold version -- don't think it was offered in steel prior to the Master series -- but I think the steel would be more useful. That said, I do like the overlapping dials (the architect in me) of the 24 hour indicator of the older version. But in my book steel is preferable to gold in this watch. View attachment 1648605
I have this in the rose gold. A pretty generous present earlier this year. It’s a beautiful watch. Great proportions. And the complications make it less dressy. But in gold it really is a dress watch. No getting away from it tbh. Steel definitely loses some of the formality and makes it more wearable.
 

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Sooo....sounds like y'all approve!
I think this is a great choice. Nicely straddles dress and casual. And with the complications, I feel this is a great value. Perhaps I am somewhat biased, but the JLC master series provides a great amount of value, and I believe it is criminally underrated.

A tangent: I feel like I repeatedly hear, on other fora, people bemoaning the lack of conservative, well proportioned, reasonably sized watches on the market. Yet, the JLC master series has been doing this for eons. The Master Geo, Master Calendar, Master Chrono, MUT Moon, etc., often range from 36mm to 40mm, are not too thick, and have very traditional design. I cannot help but feel like most people are not, in fact, interested in conservative and well proportioned watches when it comes time to swiping the credit card.
 

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It's sort of funny that you keep buying dive watches, but they never stay in your collection for very long. One thing I like more about the Seiko than the Unimatic, is the greater contrast between the dial color and the lum markings. Under bright light in your photo the lum markings of the Unimatic get a little washed out. Maybe my eyes are old, but at a quick glance outdoors on a sunny day it might not be that easy to read the time (at least based on the photo), but IRL it may not be an issue.
I did at least stop buying more expensive dive watches, the last few have been $1200 or under and either preowned or ones not at risk of losing much in resale, like the Unimatic.

My mother-in-law basically made the same comment to me in less technical terms based on posting the photo on my IG feed. The Unimatic definitely loses utility for the benefit of style a bit.
 

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Also, on the subject of dive watches, sending this one to the group (although I kind of have some ideas already).

Looking for a dive watch, or a "sporty" watch with decent WR (100m), at or under $5,000 (that is not a hard cap, but I don't want to get into Rolex Sub money). Was considering a no date Sub for a while, but I think I want to fly more under the radar.
 

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