quote:
Originally posted by ClosetCaseNerd:
Yep I wear it as shown.

With the buckles on the outside of my wrist (reversed from whats shown) I'll end up leaning against it anytime I'm leaning on that forearm. Yeouch.


The big brown truck brought me a GSAR yesterday and when I set up the Zulu strap like CCN did I realized how much sense doing it that way makes. When I'm typing with the watch on (as I am right now) the buckle and hardware don't press into the inner surface of my wrist and hurt. Fastening the buckle is still a little awkward but I'll get used to it.

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A buddy brought over a new G-Shock on his leave. Used the old one for over 10+ years and did a ton of different stuff with it on my wrist, still works well but the strap is starting to get a little funky..

If it breaks, I dont have shit ton of money in it..

Thanks to Jim C. and everyone over on the Seiko Citizen board, I was able to purchase this:






This will be my daily wear watch. I plan to add a Stainless Oyster Bracelet and possibly have the SS Bracelet PVD'd as the shroud is on the watch. Thanks again for all the help Jim C.


Also as promised a pic of my ESQ, My first "real" watch. My HH6 picked it up for this past Christmas.



KKJ-Out!

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quote:
This will be my daily wear watch. I plan to add a Stainless Oyster Bracelet and possibly have the SS Bracelet PVD'd as the shroud is on the watch. Thanks again for all the help Jim C.


Always happy to see someone else get sucked into an expensive hobby. Big Grin

BTW, that Tuna looks great. I really like the black shroud and black bezel insert. I had to think long and hard before buying my Tuna as I thought that it would be too big to be comfortable, but I was very pleasantly surprised.

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Join date: 3/8/03

Location: NC, USA

quote:
Always happy to see someone else get sucked into an expensive hobby. Big Grin


Mr. VISA is very happy too. Razz I bought a Marathon GSAR for myself last month and gave a member here a TSAR since he's storing my Sabre middy + a metric shit ton of ammo and assorted other goodies while Mrs. JV and I are in California for ~2 or 3 years (she's active AF and has orders there).

I still want an Omega Speedmaster Professional but HH6 has said she'll get me one for our 10th wedding anniversary (4 more years--we just had our 6th anniversary last week).

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quote:
Originally posted by WARPEE:
6 years...Thats a lifetime when you're join spouse...


We were joint-spouse but I got out in '05 when we moved here. HH6 was by-name requested by the 2-star who ran 20th AF to come here and the best AFPC could do for me was CO Springs (~4 hrs. away). I had been thinking about pulling the pin anyway so all that did was speed up my timeline for going down civvie street.

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quote:
Originally posted by jvencius:
and gave a member here a TSAR since he's storing my Sabre middy + a metric shit ton of ammo and assorted other goodies while Mrs. JV and I are in California for ~2 or 3 years (she's active AF and has orders there).


Personally if you ask me, he made out like a bandit, a really sweet Sabre and other SHTF goodies stuck away in a deep dark corner he would have stored anyway (Karma and Friendship, not to mention pity) to be given a superb watch for that simple favor is IMHO highway robbery.

Now if my picture taking skill were any good I'd post a picture or two of the watch Cool

There's nothing wrong with being scared - you just can't let it get in the way of what is needed to be done. - River Rat

quote:
Originally posted by Joey:
quote:
Originally posted by jvencius:
and gave a member here a TSAR since he's storing my Sabre middy + a metric shit ton of ammo and assorted other goodies while Mrs. JV and I are in California for ~2 or 3 years (she's active AF and has orders there).


Personally if you ask me, he made out like a bandit, a really sweet Sabre and other SHTF goodies stuck away in a deep dark corner he would have stored anyway (Karma and Friendship, not to mention pity) to be given a superb watch for that simple favor is IMHO highway robbery.

Now if my picture taking skill were any good I'd post a picture or two of the watch Cool


Damn, I was thinking the same thing. If you need to store anything else I'll send you my address. I promise to do monthly QA checks on your guns and ammo, and I'm not sure how you're wearing it, but I'd prefer a strap on the GSAR, not a bracelet.

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Location: NC, USA

quote:
Damn, I was thinking the same thing. If you need to store anything else I'll send you my address. I promise to do monthly QA checks on your guns and ammo, and I'm not sure how you're wearing it, but I'd prefer a strap on the GSAR, not a bracelet.


Giving the TSAR was still a helluva lot cheaper than renting a storage locker for 2 or 3 years so I made out pretty well on the deal. Plus, I know my Sabre is properly looked-after and sufficiently secured.

I have my GSAR on a Maratac Zulu strap that's set up like ClosetCaseNerd posted--the buckle hardware is right up against the 6 o'clock lugs so I can type w/o the buckle digging into the anterior surface of my wrist.

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My mother decided to surprise me with a pre-deployment gift. Being the smartass woman she was, she called me up one day and, under the pretense of getting some intel from me based on what kind of watch "as a military man" I would prefer,asked me digital or analog, to purchase for her husband.
I dropped that I liked analog, but just for sheer speed and accuracy of time checking I liked using digital at work.

Well I came to visit her prior to leave and she hands me this thing as a gift...

REACTOR Heavy Water digital;


It's stood up to everything I could throw at it this deployment, and makes for a pretty dependable alarm clock, this is probably going to be my work watch for along time coming, and to make the deal sweeter, a 2 year warranty, plus a flat $20 gets me the battery changed, the seals pressure tested, the watch cleaned and polished and shipped back to me.

I suspect I'll be sticking to Reactor for awhile. They make some classy stuff.

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Awesome thread. I finally got around to taking a group photo:



Left to Right:
Sinn U1 - Probably my favorite; definitely gets the most attention
Sinn 656 - My "dress up" watch; a Valentine's Day gift from Mrs. clynch
Seiko Prospex 300m Professional - the venerable tuna can, with black bezel insert
Seiko SKX007 Diver - best bang for the buck in automatic watches; durable, dependable
Citizen Hyper-Aqualand - my first dive watch; has been down to 151' of sea water

Stay safe all,
Clint

"Vulgarity is the linguistic crutch of the inarticulate motherfucker." -HT "Any bridge worth building now is probably worth burning later" - Me

quote:
Originally posted by krazykiddjoe:
clynch...

Whats the bracelet on the Hyper-Aqualand. Is that the stock band that came on it.

Thanks
KKJ-Out! Nice Tuna btw.


KKJ - that's the "rubber oyster with deployant" I bought from strappedfortime.com - I went through three of the OEM rubber dive straps so fast I wanted to try something new. Nice tuna on you also - I dig the black shroud and have thought of sending mine off for the same treatment.

quote:
Originally posted by zushwa:
If it were....just a bit....darker. Big Grin

Nice collection bro.


Aaagghh!! When you get back stateside I want to come up to the shop and check that bad boy out. You know the one. Eric's 856S kicks ass as well.

quote:
Originally posted by Wyoming Shooter:
***snip***


Nice! Sinn and Sebenza - it appears we have similar (and excellent, I might add) taste in watches and knives.

Take care,
Clint

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quote:
quote:
Originally posted by Wyoming Shooter:
***snip***


Nice! Sinn and Sebenza - it appears we have similar (and excellent, I might add) taste in watches and knives.

Take care,
Clint


I bouught the Sebenza after a factory tour a couple of years ago. It's a great everyday carry knife. I posted a review on the "Tactical Knives" section of this forum.

While I've only had the UX for a couple days, I predict it's going to be a keeper. I love the Teutonic style and the quartz/liquid filled technology: Sinn UX.

Thanks and best regards, ELN.

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 Stronger than yesterday.



On the right is my Casio Pathfinder. This one is my field watch. I replaced a Casio G-Shock with this one after I got back from Iraq. Tough little watch. Should give me years of faithful service.

In the middle is the Breitling Navitimer I bought when I got back from Iraq. In my opinion this is the most beautiful watch on the market.

On the left is the new TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 500M Automatic. This and the new Grand Carrera are probably TAG's best looking watches. I just picked her up today. Tourneau sent me a coupon for $750 off any TAG watch, so I decided on this one. It just got released onto the US market a couple months ago. An absolutely beautiful watch. Black pinstriped face, brushed steel case, strap, and trim, and their Calibre 5 movement. This one is big, heavy, and thick. Feels very well built and tough as hell.

Breitling is releasing their 125th Anniversary edition Navitimer sometime this summer. They're only doing 2,000 pieces.
Edit: $6425 for the stainless steel Navitimer. HOLY HELL!!!!



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I REALLY like that Aquaracer!

Those of us who know must save those that don't from those that think they do.

"If you count 'three', mister, you'll never hear the man count 'ten'".-John Wayne as Sean Thornton in The Quiet Man

My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.-Exodus 22:24

Here are my three main watches.



The big one is a Marathon GSAR. My old Commander bought them for several of us a few years ago as a job well done gift. Great watch. I wear it now for a little more classier functions. It gets lots of questions, and more importantly, chicks seem to dig it


Next up is an old Seiko 6309 Diver on a Nato strap. I wore it while I was in the military and it was great. Took a beating and never stopped. It is due for a servicing as it has just started to act up and not keep time. Keep in mind this is an old watch.


I just picked up a new Seiko 007 Diver about two months ago. Like any proper Lightfighter, I had to have it customized to my taste. I had Yobokies over at Watchuseek forums add his custom 6-9 dial and new hands. I wanted a orange minute hand and a second hand that was visible in the dark for taking pulses. So far love the watch. I'm basically going to wear it everyday during every type of activity and see how it holds up, then after six months or a year, I'll do a stud board post on it.

" Never miss the opportunity to shut the f$%& up." Colonel Hopewell

Crappy Cellphone pic, but it's all I can find at the moment. Going through my stuff I keep finding old watches.



Top row(L-R)
Fortis Spacematic Eco, Citizen Ti 300m Diver, Seiko Black Monster.

Bottom Row(L-R)
Technomarine Technosport, Fossil Titanium Chrono, Nixon


The Fossil is the oldest, I got it in junior high, and it and the Technomarine got me through High School, the Nixon never has seen much use because it doesn't have a date window, Picked up the Citizen in a Trade about 2 years ago, the Seiko about 6 months ago, and I found the Fortis on Arfcom for a pretty good price, but it was broken and with the cost of the repair and a new band it was just an OK deal and not a barn burner.

The Citizen has been my favorite so far, but the Fortis is really growing on me in the 2 weeks I've had it.

Good times,
Blake

"You're familiar with the phrase Man's reach exceeds his grasp? well it's a lie, man's grasp exceeds his nerve"

--David Bowie as Nikolai Tesla "The Prestige"

Shot these last week, finally got around to posting.

The Citizen eco-drive Titanium Pro-Diver 300M (with left hand crown Smile) is my work watch. Picked it up at SHOT '08 after getting drug "... kicking and screaming ..." (uh, yeah, right) into the Tourneau store in Casear's.
Large, simple, easy to read and it's lefty friendly!

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Other somewhat frequently worn watches.

Kobold's SMG-1, hands down, my favorite watch. LARGE numbers, co-workers joke they can read its face across the room. Only complaint on it after three + years in the band's clasp has loosened with use.

Victorinox / Swiss Army's Ambassador XL Chronograph, in the middle, is my I-have-to-dress-up watch. Not sure why the group photo shows the numbers looking red because they aren't.


The right hand one is the newest addition. A Citizen Eco-drive WR200. Solar powered, time is automatically set, once you slave it to one of the atomic clock radio transmitters around the civilised world. Feels more substantial than some of the others due to materials. Really appreciate the dual locking mechanism on the clasp. I can even tolerate the carbon fiber bezel (which was the plainest one in the series).

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quote:
Originally posted by Erick:
Only complaint on it after three + years in the band's clasp has loosened with use.


I had a problem like that on my Seiko. I noticed that it wasn't the clasp as much as it was the hinge where the brand met the part that the clasp on. It was bent from use. I bent it back into shape with little effort and it is just as secure when I first started wearing it.

If my description sounds retarded, I'll try to snap a picture and post it in a few days.
Daily I wear a Hamilton King Scuba. I'll try and get a picture of it with my other daily carry items. Now to find my camera.

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I've resisted the urge to read this thread for five pages.

Damn it.

I've worn Timex Ironmans since 1993, went to an Expedition which died, replaced by another analog Expedition (which died inside six months, unlike 7 years for my first Ironman).

Since i'm not a rich bastard like some of you, what's a good, classic (not covered in dials and extra shit) analog watch, automatic movement. Numbers, because I'm a cop not a damned psychic and if I wake up at 0200 I want to be able to figure that out half awake.

Price range, $100-250 max. Currently watchless except a "dressy" digital Casio bought for wear with blues that I never ended up wearing much.

Since I have yet to figure out what/why/how the hell a bezel works....I don't want one. I find them annoying and I don't dive.

Automatic movement watches are the type that wind themselves by your body movement correct?

Any suggestions appreciated.

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Training is brief. Death is forever. PAY ATTENTION.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dave L.:
In that budget I'd look at a Seiko Diver.


Agreed.

My Seiko's and Suunto.



Cell phone pic, not the best detail. Anyway...

The Seiko on the left was bought new by my dad and is probably some 20+ years old now. My daily wear is the Seiko Diver on the right. Had it about three years. The Suunto Vector (Middle) is simply a sweet piece of kit.
Guys,

Where can one find one of those Seiko Dive watches new? I didn't see them on Seiko's website or Amazon like was mentioned. I saw skywatches.com mentioned earlier in this thread. Are they reputable?

"When you go home, Tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, We gave our today."

Both of which lack what I'm looking for.....
No bezel, and NUMBERS not dots.

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Training is brief. Death is forever. PAY ATTENTION.

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quote:
Originally posted by linked308:
The Pathfinder is my personal favorite, its also the only one to see "hard use"


I have that same pathfinder. I got it by using most of the "reward points" from my visa card. On my last deployment I sold my Seiko dive watch to one of my buddies....don't know why. Temporary insanity I guess. I will be getting another one, probably the type that Duke posted about on like page 1.

I also learned from this thread that sometime in my life I will own a Breitling Navitimer, even if I have to sell my kidneys to afford it. And apparently Casket is The Kurgan. There can be only one!
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MrMurphy-

If you've got a local one, check out Macys. They've been running 25% off a variety of higher end watches the last few weeks/months, plus if you sign up for their credit card, you can get another 20% off your purchases the first 2 days. I scored a $450 Citizen EcoDrive for something like $250 that way.

(yes, a pic is coming)


I picked this watch up at the PX for $40.00. It has HUGE numbers so it’s easy to read. Hit the large button and it shows the 2nd time zone. The band holder has an additional rubber piece that going into the band holes and locks the band in place. Good watch so far and no complaints.

"Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never really care for anything else thereafter. You will meet them doing various things with resolve, but their interest rarely holds because after the other thing ordinary life is as flat as the taste of wine when the taste buds have been burned off your tongue." -Ernest Hemingway

quote:
Since i'm not a rich bastard like some of you, what's a good, classic (not covered in dials and extra shit) analog watch, automatic movement. Numbers, because I'm a cop not a damned psychic and if I wake up at 0200 I want to be able to figure that out half awake.

Price range, $100-250 max. Currently watchless except a "dressy" digital Casio bought for wear with blues that I never ended up wearing much.

Since I have yet to figure out what/why/how the hell a bezel works....I don't want one. I find them annoying and I don't dive.

Automatic movement watches are the type that wind themselves by your body movement correct?

Any suggestions appreciated.


My boss on the reserve side wears one of these. I am still intrigued:
Seiko Military Automatic

If the linky no worky, google "SNK809K3."

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In yon strait path a thousand
May well be stopped by three.
Now who will stand on either hand,

And keep the bridge with me?

 

I've wanted this watch since I was little. Never could justify spending so much on a watch. I was pretty bummed when they were discontinued last year even though I never would have bought it. My girl picked one up for me and hid it away for a surprise. Gave it to me the day after her birthday.
quote:
Originally posted by doorslammer:
This is another one of my favorites.


Mm, mine too! Big Grin
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The answer to 1984 is 1776.

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quote:
Originally posted by KLR_Redux:
quote:
Since i'm not a rich bastard like some of you, what's a good, classic (not covered in dials and extra shit) analog watch, automatic movement. Numbers, because I'm a cop not a damned psychic and if I wake up at 0200 I want to be able to figure that out half awake.

Price range, $100-250 max. Currently watchless except a "dressy" digital Casio bought for wear with blues that I never ended up wearing much.

Since I have yet to figure out what/why/how the hell a bezel works....I don't want one. I find them annoying and I don't dive.

Automatic movement watches are the type that wind themselves by your body movement correct?

Any suggestions appreciated.


My boss on the reserve side wears one of these. I am still intrigued:
Seiko Military Automatic

If the linky no worky, google "SNK809K3."


That looks good, and the price is nice. I'm in a similar situation to Murphy. I love all the watch porn I'm seeing here and am getting some major envy, but none of it is in my budget ($50-150) and most don't fit my requirements anyway.

It may just be that I'm slow, but I prefer digital watches so I can check the time fast, especially with a 24 hour setting. I'm also trying to find something with a black or OD nylon band (or recommendations for a good replacement band), and something that isn't massively huge. The GShock is looking more appealing as I look into it, but I'm concerned about size; suggestions?

--- "A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him." - George Orwell

Here are my Seikos:



Left to right are an Aviator and 2 divers. The one on the far right I just purchased off of Amazon and am very happy with it so far.

Andy

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"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God."

When I became an expat contractor a couple of decades ago, sigh, I was going to buy a Rolex and was informed by an old time expat that only true expats wear Omega's. Rolex's are for showoffs and posers. Yeah, whatever. A watch is a piece of jewelry first and a time piece second. If that were not true then we would all be wearing timex's. I like Rolex's too. Used to be you could get Rolex watches through the PX system. Not anymore. Too bad, I want one at some point.

Ok, so I bought that Omega for around $500 and I still wear it today. I also have a collection of Seiko dive watches, a gold Seiko; and several G shocks that I wear hunting. One of my favorites is the Swiss Army watch that I bought 15 years ago that still works great.

My only Omega has been serviced three times and it is due another. My battery recently failed again. Seems like it's only been 5 years since I last serviced it. I have never had a watch battery last the specified 7 year life span. I will buy another Omega someday if and when the Euro rate goes back down again.

I was going to comment on all the black dialed watches here but then I realized that all but two of my watches are black dialed. Yikes, I need to add a little color in my life.
KLR,

That's exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!

Might still have to wait a bit $$-wise, but I can always put it on the wishlist for Christmas from the parents or something. Smile

I wouldn't mind a G-Shock but they've always been really 'thick' on the wrist for me.

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My favorites:



Suunto X-Lander and G-Shock FROGMAN (Triple Crown edition)

I gotta have alarms & stop watch.

The compass & altimeter on the X-Lander are sweet and the world time zones & solar power on the FROGMAN are great!

~Will

 




 

 

   Anybody can blow something up, but to disarm anothers bomb, this is when talent, skill, bravery & LUCK will all determine "Success or Failure".  

 

Location: UTAH              Joined: 2003

quote:
Originally posted by Wild_Willie:
My favorites:



Suunto X-Lander and G-Shock FROGMAN (Triple Crown edition)

I gotta have alarms & stop watch.

The compass & altimeter on the X-Lander are sweet and the world time zones & solar power on the FROGMAN are great!



Im jealous , I want a Frogman but cant find any reputable company to get one..


DM
quote:
Originally posted by Desertman:

Im jealous , I want a Frogman but cant find any reputable company to get one..


DM


AMAZON

PM sent as well.

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quote:
Originally posted by theJanitor:
i'm using this band from Tad Gear. it's really comfortable


Nice photo and nice Marathon!

Any idea how the TAD strap compares to the Maratac Zulus? I have several of the latter and never heard why TAD came out with their own version - is there something wrong with the Maratac Zulu that I don't know about?

"Vulgarity is the linguistic crutch of the inarticulate motherfucker." -HT "Any bridge worth building now is probably worth burning later" - Me

i have the Maratacs too and i can see no real difference between them. all the other Maratac's i have are PVD'd but i wanted stainless hardware this time.

i got it from Tad because i was already making an order for other stuff and i wanted a new band.

like all my maratacs, i trimmed off the excess material from the strap and cleaned it up with a flame
Gentlemen-

Purchased (based a lot upon the recommendations of Sneaky and Duke) a Seiko Automatic. Went with the "Black Monster" #SKX779. This started as a test to see if I could stand not being able to hack the watch to the atomic clock. So far, LOVING the watch and the lack of hack feature isn't a big deal. My other concern was the lume compared to a tritium source. Quite frankly, the Seiko version of Super Luminova is the bees-knees and is still glowing when I wake up in the morning. Fully charged, it is brighter than my Marathon TSAR- in the morning it is close to my 12ish year old Luminox Field Watch.

_________________________

In yon strait path a thousand
May well be stopped by three.
Now who will stand on either hand,

And keep the bridge with me?

 

So there I was... a newly married LT in OBC. Wife buys me the brand new Suunto with compass/altimeter/flux capacitor, etc (this was in 1999 and the Suunto was pretty new) for our first Christmas. I was married for 3 months at this time.

So come January, back to OBC, and of course I want to show off my new watch. I wear it to PT the first morning back. Except we decide to PT inside because of the amount of snow on the ground. And at some point, that big Suunto is bothering me while doing pushups. So I take it off, placing it next to me and my buddy working hard... and then we go running.

I never did see that watch again - put up flyers, asked everybody, etc. I just lost my new wife's first Christmas present to me (less than 10 days after she gave it to me) that cost a lot for any pair of newlyweds who are still establishing a household. I think I was physically sick when I told HH6.

To this day, I buy $24.95 PX specials because I can't bear the thought of stupidly losing another nice watch.

This whole thread makes me green with envy but my stupid guilt will not subside.

Tankersteve

In Yorktown, VA.          Joined August 2008

Gov't Civilian, after retiring from active duty in 2015. 

 

'One's own open sore never smells.'  - Haitian proverb

I'll get pics when my camera decides to work again. For now, though...

About a year and half ago I decided to invest in a nice watch. The decision came down to being between a Marathon TSAR, which is a big beater watch with tritium (which I loved on my Traser), or a Suunto Observer Tt, which has a whole bunch of features I'd find useful.

I went with the Suunto, and it's awesome. Really awesome. But... the straps SUCK ASS. Seriously. If I pay £350 for a watch, I expect the strap to last longer than 6 months without splitting. I'm on my second strap now, and this is about to give way as well - there are 3 splits running almost all the way through it. And at £30-50 a shot, they're not cheap to replace.

My question is thus - is there anyone on here who's managed to fit a Zulu strap or something to a Suunto Observer? Failing that, would I be better off just selling up and investing in a Marathon? I'd give up the barometer, compass, etc if it meant saving £100 a year in bands.

I'm actually looking at the Seiko SKX007 which everyone seems to rave about, too, but the Marathon just seems so alluring...
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quote:
Originally posted by Wild_Willie:
quote:
Originally posted by Desertman:

Im jealous , I want a Frogman but cant find any reputable company to get one..


DM



Frogman on the way.. Few more days it should be here. Thanks brother

DM

AMAZON

PM sent as well.
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Originally posted by DedEye:
quote:
Originally posted by KLR_Redux:
quote:
Since i'm not a rich bastard like some of you, what's a good, classic (not covered in dials and extra shit) analog watch, automatic movement. Numbers, because I'm a cop not a damned psychic and if I wake up at 0200 I want to be able to figure that out half awake.

Price range, $100-250 max. Currently watchless except a "dressy" digital Casio bought for wear with blues that I never ended up wearing much.

Since I have yet to figure out what/why/how the hell a bezel works....I don't want one. I find them annoying and I don't dive.

Automatic movement watches are the type that wind themselves by your body movement correct?

Any suggestions appreciated.


My boss on the reserve side wears one of these. I am still intrigued:
Seiko Military Automatic

If the linky no worky, google "SNK809K3."


That looks good, and the price is nice. I'm in a similar situation to Murphy. I love all the watch porn I'm seeing here and am getting some major envy, but none of it is in my budget ($50-150) and most don't fit my requirements anyway.

It may just be that I'm slow, but I prefer digital watches so I can check the time fast, especially with a 24 hour setting. I'm also trying to find something with a black or OD nylon band (or recommendations for a good replacement band), and something that isn't massively huge. The GShock is looking more appealing as I look into it, but I'm concerned about size; suggestions?


That Seiko Military watch can't go in the drink with you. It isn't water resistant against anything more than washing your hands or MAYBE the shower. Try THIS watch. It's a little more ($170) but at least you don't have to worry as much about it.

quote:
Originally posted by Hispeed1:


Could you tell me the references of that one??!!, where did you buy it
really nice color

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What I want to know is, who's got a Breitling Emergency? It may not have alarms and digital readouts and stuff but I have to think its GPS beacon has to qualify it for "tactical timepiece"

I have an ironman Timex for when I'm running/swimming, shotting etc.. and a Breitling Colt Chrono for everything else.
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quote:
Originally posted by asiparks:
mine:



Sir,

Your next post MUST be in the Intro section as was explained to you upon registering.

Your next MOVE must be to send me one or both of the IWCs. This will formalize our attorney-client relationship and help you to smooth over the whole FAIL on the intro thing.

I remain,

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quote:
Originally posted by dudeskis:
^^^ Someone has a very fine taste in watches.

I chuckle every time I'm at dinner and someone complements my Patek Calatrava (gift, I def. didn't buy it) and says, "Think some day you'll get a Rolex?"

surrrrrrrreee buddy...




I salute you for maintaining your composure.

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quote:
Originally posted by dudeskis:
^^^ Someone has a very fine taste in watches.

I chuckle every time I'm at dinner and someone complements my Patek Calatrava (gift, I def. didn't buy it) and says, "Think some day you'll get a Rolex?"

surrrrrrrreee buddy...



HA!!! that's funny right there.

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quote:

Sir,

Your next post MUST be in the Intro section as was explained to you upon registering.

Your next MOVE must be to send me one or both of the IWCs. This will formalize our attorney-client relationship and help you to smooth over the whole FAIL on the intro thing.

I remain,

B6A, Esq.


Note to self... If I ever need a lawyer I now know one that accepts fine timepieces (and possibly bacon) en lieu of cash.

Jesus...I just wrote the word bacon, now Jonesin'.
uumm.....hate to bust your bubble, but the fine timepieces are probably just to retain his services.


Hope you have a large cabinet full of fine (seriously, it needs to be really good) Single Malt Scotch as well.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rob0811:
uumm.....hate to bust your bubble, but the fine timepieces are probably just to retain his services.


Hope you have a large cabinet full of fine (seriously, it needs to be really good) Single Malt Scotch as well.


Ooooh therein lies the problem. My whole family drinks scotch (even the girls) and all the 18yo Glenmorangie was wiped out last December. I'll have to get employed again before I even think about restocking. Frown

I would love to turn this into a scotch discussion though. I've just been buying the 10yo Glenmorangie while unemployed and would love to know everyone's pick for scotch if they only had a Grant in their pocket.
quote:
Originally posted by dudeskis:
quote:
Originally posted by Rob0811:
uumm.....hate to bust your bubble, but the fine timepieces are probably just to retain his services.


Hope you have a large cabinet full of fine (seriously, it needs to be really good) Single Malt Scotch as well.


Ooooh therein lies the problem. My whole family drinks scotch (even the girls) and all the 18yo Glenmorangie was wiped out last December. I'll have to get employed again before I even think about restocking. Frown

I would love to turn this into a scotch discussion though. I've just been buying the 10yo Glenmorangie while unemployed and would love to know everyone's pick for scotch if they only had a Grant in their pocket.


ka-POW!!

http://lightfighter.net/eve/fo...036044533/m/57810982

ask and you shall receive.

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Dear Sir,
thank you for giving me the opportunity to redress my earlier, alleged, transgression.
I will, without admitting any fault, seek to do so at my earliest convenience.
My Senior partners have reminded me that to send you one of my many, many, many lovely IWC's would be tantamount to my admitting having had a role in the aforementioned alleged act.

I can, however, have one of my office clerks send you one of their wristwatches as a gesture of good will. One of them had a passable Canal St "Bolex" which I am confident would be suited to your needs.

Faithfully yours

Asiparks (LC, SCJ)

quote:
Sir,

Your next post MUST be in the Intro section as was explained to you upon registering.

Your next MOVE must be to send me one or both of the IWCs. This will formalize our attorney-client relationship and help you to smooth over the whole FAIL on the intro thing.

I remain,

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http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-...d=1248993578&sr=1-35


Anyone have any experience with this one?

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Here are a couple of recent arrivals, along with one which I've had for a while that just came back from service. From left to right, a Chronosport UDT, a RAF-issue Hamilton 6bb, and a Precista PRS-18Q.



The Chronosport has a polished stainless finish, which I've decided that I prefer to the more commonly seen black chrome. I've had a couple of the black ones and just couldn't bond with them, but I really like the stainless.

The Hamilton recently returned from Jack@IWW with a new crystal and serviced movement. This one is from 1974 has Royal Air Force markings on the back. They were also made with British Army and Royal Navy markings.

The Precista is a bit of an odd one - AFAIK, it's the only reproduction military watch that's been given its own NSN, though I don't know if it's actually been (re)issued. The original Precista company made a few different styles of watch for the British military, including a mechanical chronograph, G10 field watches, and a couple of divers. The Precista name was acquired a couple of years ago by Eddie Platts of Timefactors, and he started using the name on some of his reproduction military watches. The 18Q is an updated version of the original Precista 1993 issue dive watch, with a higher grade movement (5-jewel Ronda quartz with 10 year battery life), sapphire crystal and water resistance to 300 meters.

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quote:
Originally posted by asiparks:
Dear Sir,
thank you for giving me the opportunity to redress my earlier, alleged, transgression.
I will, without admitting any fault, seek to do so at my earliest convenience.
My Senior partners have reminded me that to send you one of my many, many, many lovely IWC's would be tantamount to my admitting having had a role in the aforementioned alleged act.

I can, however, have one of my office clerks send you one of their wristwatches as a gesture of good will. One of them had a passable Canal St "Bolex" which I am confident would be suited to your needs.

Faithfully yours

Asiparks (LC, SCJ)

quote:
Sir,

Your next post MUST be in the Intro section as was explained to you upon registering.

Your next MOVE must be to send me one or both of the IWCs. This will formalize our attorney-client relationship and help you to smooth over the whole FAIL on the intro thing.

I remain,

B6A, Esq.


Uhhh, OK. So you took the time to post a flowery reply, but still haven't posted your intro. I don't think I'd post again until you do so, lest someone far more important than I (I'm a no one here)....and B6A although I'm not sure who's more important than him, so let's say with more authority than B6A.....comes along.

Just a friendly suggestion....nice watches BTW. Glad you have Many, many, many of them. Quite Freudian.

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Gotta be the nicest referral toward the intro thread ever. He just wants your watches.

Seriously. Send them to me.

Here's my ex-RAF Seiko Generation II chrono... just because I liked the Seiko pic posted earlier...



And since you mentioned a Sinn...

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quote:
Originally posted by dudeskis:
quote:
Originally posted by Rob0811:
uumm.....hate to bust your bubble, but the fine timepieces are probably just to retain his services.


Hope you have a large cabinet full of fine (seriously, it needs to be really good) Single Malt Scotch as well.


Ooooh therein lies the problem. My whole family drinks scotch (even the girls) and all the 18yo Glenmorangie was wiped out last December. I'll have to get employed again before I even think about restocking. Frown

I would love to turn this into a scotch discussion though. I've just been buying the 10yo Glenmorangie while unemployed and would love to know everyone's pick for scotch if they only had a Grant in their pocket.


Oban
Asiparks, post a fucken intro in Crusader Hall before you post anything here again.

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Doctorrich, is that a Sebenza in your 2nd photo?

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That's badass.

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quote:
Originally posted by doctorrich:
Yes, Sir. A small Sebenza with a customized carbon fiber inlay.



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quote:
Originally posted by Jim C.:



The Hamilton recently returned from Jack@IWW with a new crystal and serviced movement. This one is from 1974 has Royal Air Force markings on the back. They were also made with British Army and Royal Navy markings.


I dig that Hamilton. Does anyone know how long those were made in America?

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quote:
Originally posted by Jim C.:




The Hamilton recently returned from Jack@IWW with a new crystal and serviced movement. This one is from 1974 has Royal Air Force markings on the back. They were also made with British Army and Royal Navy markings.



I am digging the Hamilton. Does anyone know when they closed up shop in America? I understand that they are made in Europe now.

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This is my Kobold SMG-1. I had the original SMG-1 with the 24 hour dial, but they had issues with the movement and replaced it with what you see here. Not a whole lot of them around, but I know one moderator here who sports one.



Ive worn it every day in this shithole since I got it.

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That' beautiful. I didn't know they even produced one with a 24-hour dial.

I'm a Glycine junkie because of the 24-hour dials, but they wouldn't take the abuse your Kobold will.

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quote:
Originally posted by Timmy:
My contribution to the thread.


Yep that'll work. Best rubber sport band ever. After tiring of replacing animal skin straps at $300-$400 a clip, the rubber for $75 is the winner. Beautiful watch.

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I have a Kobold -on my iPod. Smile I keep pics of the 'List' in there; Submariner, Kobold, Toyota FJ, Larue OSR, BCM 11.5, etc.

Timmy and In2Deep; very nice, guys.
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quote:
Originally posted by jdavis6576:
My beater...



So YOU'RE the other guy who bought an HK45. Welcome!

Eh...nice "beater". Cover your heart. There are people here who would rip it out for that watch.

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On second glance, looks like a P30 instead. Guess I'm still alone. Frown

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quote:
Originally posted by conndcj:
On second glance, looks like a P30 instead. Guess I'm still alone. Frown


It is a P30. I've shot an HK45 once and I know a guy who used to own one but he traded it for another P30. Does that help any?

The HK45 was too much gun for me to carry around so I opted for an M&P 45c.

Location: Somewhere between Manteo and Murphy

Timmy, how does the watch hold up to your daily abuse of it?
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There's no reason not to just use a gshock if you are going to beat it up in a work environment.

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It looks like a Super Avenger in black steel. Freaking awesome. Dammit, I'm going to the mall tomorrow.

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In2deep, nice Kobold and Mayo. Is it the talonite or the s30v model? Kobold is my all time grail watch, besides the all black Sinn U2.

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quote:
Originally posted by Casket:
There's no reason not to just use a gshock if you are going to beat it up in a work environment.


I have a G-shock, its like the Glock of watches.

That said... I'd like to "elevate" to a "beater" watch that is that nice.

Either way; it looks terrific. I'm not a "Breitling" man usually; the faces make my head hurt like an Algebra classroom blackboard; (except for the Emergency UHF watch -that one I love), but I really, really, really like that one.

Well done, Timmy.
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quote:
Originally posted by SonOfLiberty:
In2deep, nice Kobold and Mayo. Is it the talonite or the s30v model? Kobold is my all time grail watch, besides the all black Sinn U2.


The Mayo is a CPM154 Moran Bowie I got from Tom before I came back over here. Its nice when he lives a few minutes from my house.

People are paying crazy prices for Kobolds these days.

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The watch is the Skyland Avenger in black steel. It is PVD coated brushed stainless not titanium.

Conn, the Super Avenger is 48mm case the Skyland is 44mm. The Super's dail is slightly different as well. The Skyland is pretty big, as big as my littel girl wrists can handle. The Super..well, that's a MAN"S watch. I'm not worthy of it.
quote:
Originally posted by Timmy:
The watch is the Skyland Avenger in black steel. It is PVD coated brushed stainless not titanium.

Conn, the Super Avenger is 48mm case the Skyland is 44mm. The Super's dail is slightly different as well. The Skyland is pretty big, as big as my littel girl wrists can handle. The Super..well, that's a MAN"S watch. I'm not worthy of it.



That is some serious watch there...

Been looking at the Blackbird myself, come tax refund time.

BTW, what is your avatar?

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Ok, so no thanks to you guys and this thread I have decided I need a new watch. Until this point, I have always worn GShocks (which I love) but now I want a new watch.

I have been doing a lot of searching and reading and looking and think I have narrowed it down to:

Seiko SKX007J
Seiko SKX009
TSAR

As far as the straps go, I will either go with a rubber or fabric stap.

Which one would you choose and why? I am leaning towards the Seikos at this point.

I also REALLY like the GMT bezels, so any other watches in this same price range that I should be looking at (especially with the GMT bezel?)

What's the difference between the Seiko SKX007J and a SKX007J - WW (besides about $150)

One day I will own a Breitling but it will be a while!!! Big Grin

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quote:
Originally posted by Timmy:
My contribution to the thread.


THAT IS THE WATCH I WANT Timmy!!!!

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My TAG was a safe queen until it decided to check out. So I decided to head on over to a local TAG Heuer store to have the battery replaced and pressure tested. Man, I just didnt want to fork over $300 to have it done until I saw this beautiful Titanium Breitling..Damn it Big Grin...it was my 2 year anniversary anyways and the wife got a TAG as well
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quote:
Originally posted by ianq:
Ok, so no thanks to you guys and this thread I have decided I need a new watch. Until this point, I have always worn GShocks (which I love) but now I want a new watch.

I have been doing a lot of searching and reading and looking and think I have narrowed it down to:

Seiko SKX007J
Seiko SKX009
TSAR

As far as the straps go, I will either go with a rubber or fabric stap.

Which one would you choose and why? I am leaning towards the Seikos at this point.

I also REALLY like the GMT bezels, so any other watches in this same price range that I should be looking at (especially with the GMT bezel?)

What's the difference between the Seiko SKX007J and a SKX007J - WW (besides about $150)

One day I will own a Breitling but it will be a while!!! Big Grin


I can only answer a few of your questions:

As far as the 007 and 009 I believe they both have the 7S26 automatic movement (as does my Seiko Black Monster). Review Here. Internally, they are the same.

I also own a TSAR and have not worn it since getting in my Black Monster. Unlike the 007 and 009 (22mm lugs), the Black and Orange Monsters have 20MM lugs allowing me to use the Zulu band from my TSAR on the Black Monster. Once my winder comes in, I will probably switch between watches.

This is what I had to say about the Black Monster on page 6 of this thread:
quote:
Purchased (based a lot upon the recommendations of Sneaky and Duke) a Seiko Automatic. Went with the "Black Monster" #SKX779. This started as a test to see if I could stand not being able to hack the watch to the atomic clock. So far, LOVING the watch and the lack of hack feature isn't a big deal. My other concern was the lume compared to a tritium source. Quite frankly, the Seiko version of Super Luminova is the bees-knees and is still glowing when I wake up in the morning. Fully charged, it is brighter than my Marathon TSAR- in the morning it is close to my 12ish year old Luminox Field Watch.


Still feel that way.

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OK, Timmy's awesome pics inspired me. Yet, despite an uber camera, I believe these fall short of the mark. I didn't use the flash and stuck with natural light but I should have went outside. My laziness, as usual, cost me. Frown

I did divide the shots into four cheesy categories....because I'm bored. Casual, Everyday, Upscale and Formal

Casual:

Breitling Navitimer in 18k and SS w/ rubber sport strap
HK45 w/X400
Benchmade Elishewitz





Everyday:

Breitling Blue Angels w/ pilot bracelet in SS
Colt 1911
SAR 1911TDT





Upscale:

Breitling limited Navitimer in 18k and SS
Seecamp 32
Bud Nealy damascus tanto







Formal:

Rolex Datejust 18k and SS
Beretta 21 w/ AWC Titan Three can
D' Holder knife





Told you I was bored.

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BTW, if you haven't already you owe it to yourself to visit the Breitling website. Sure, you'll cry a bit and possibly even swear at your bank account but it's still cool. Cool

http://www.breitling.com/en/

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I very much like that Tissot and the Oris.
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quote:
Originally posted by conndcj:
BTW, if you haven't already you owe it to yourself to visit the Breitling website. Sure, you'll cry a bit and possibly even swear at your bank account but it's still cool. Cool

I have been checking them out and drooling for quite a long time. Still trying to figure if I want to sell off on of the kids...

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quote:
Originally posted by Timmy:
This watch will not see daily abuse or wear for that matter. I would shy away from automatics for daily work wear.


Why no autos for daily work wear? I am thinking of pulling the trigger on an Omega SMP auto and dont know a whole lot about them......
Conn, maybe this is just me, but I saw something lacking in your casual section.

A benchmade with the likes of an H&K and a Breitling?

Dude..uh, Sir - look at this site, and see what you can find.

http://www.truenorthknives.com/tnk_1mainframe.htm

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quote:
Originally posted by SonOfLiberty:
Conn, maybe this is just me, but I saw something lacking in your casual section.

A benchmade with the likes of an H&K and a Breitling?

Dude..uh, Sir - look at this site, and see what you can find.

http://www.truenorthknives.com/tnk_1mainframe.htm


Yeah but it was the first "tactical" folder I ever bought and I'm a big 'ol sentimental softie. It is actually a very slick little blade. I am jonesing for a Sebenza so that will be next. Cool

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+1 on the the 910 Stryker. It and the 912 Mini-Stryker were the first "tanto" blade folders I got (had a couple of Crawfords made earlier so not my first "tactical" folders.) I liked them a lot and carried them a long time (though after taking a sander to the grip edges) and while wearing one of my Breitlings. Wink

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quote:
Originally posted by ezgil:
goddammit these breitlings everywhere are fine Big Grin


Me and you both man. What is it about fine time pieces that make otherwise grounded, pragmatic men devolve into starry eyed fashionistas. Some day I'll buy a superlux diver/navitimer watch of my own. The only superlux watch I have is dressy, makes you sweat with anxiety when you wear it and given to me by my grandfather.

In the meantime this thread is basically the best watch catalog you could ask for. There are so many watches out there to sort through and since this forum is filled with so many men of good taste and class, the leg work has been done for us.

Cheers fellas.
quote:
Originally posted by 99superduty:
quote:
Originally posted by Timmy:
This watch will not see daily abuse or wear for that matter. I would shy away from automatics for daily work wear.


Why no autos for daily work wear? I am thinking of pulling the trigger on an Omega SMP auto and dont know a whole lot about them......

Automatics have far more moving parts and are more susceptible to breakings. They are not prone to break, just more susceptible. A quality quartz will most likely take more abuse that a quality automatic. As for daily wear that would depend on would your day entailed and how much disposable income you have. Out team doctor wore a Breitling in Iraq everyday for 6 months without issue. However, he has eight of them and can afford to shrug off a broken $5000 watch. Good watches break. It happens. I just don’t want risk it with a $$$ watch. If your day job is an office gig, knock yourself out.
jesus......

I need to get off my ass and get my Law School application started.

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Conn,
I can't keep up with you or your back drop material but I humbly submit;

"My fancy-dancy-I-have-to-wear-a-tie-watch"

Baume & Mercier Copland S Automatic with nylon deployant strap.

It says "I like nice things but will still kick your ass"...or at least that's what the voices tell me... Big Grin

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F' Me

Why can't I find a watch that runs like my Citizen Echo 200m diver.
Everything else poops on me.

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quote:
Originally posted by Timmy:
Conn,
I can't keep up with you or your back drop material but I humbly submit;

"My fancy-dancy-I-have-to-wear-a-tie-watch"

Baume & Mercier Copland S Automatic with nylon deployant strap.

It says "I like nice things but will still kick your ass"...or at least that's what the voices tell me... Big Grin


It's not a race, you are doing fine. Wink Remember, ALL of mine were gifts.

Awesome watch.

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quote:
Originally posted by DZhitshard:
F' Me

Why can't I find a watch that runs like my Citizen Echo 200m diver.
Everything else poops on me.


That's because you have a rare gift. Mr. Murphy seems to like you quite a bit and likes to visit as much as possible. Just look at the pile of broken M&Ps.
I picked up a Casio Pathfinder a few months ago before heading out on a backpacking trip through Jordan and Israel. Solar power, atomic clock, compass/barometer options and easy navigation made it a nice upgrade from my older model G-shock.

An older model Citizen Eco Drive dive watch that I have had for about 10 years is still running strong and other than somehow scratching the bevel (barely) it's still like new and never looses a second unless I leave it in a drawer for a few days.

Some great looking pieces on the board though. Makes me want to empty a few dollars out of the bank.
Bah, thanks to this thread I just picked up a modded Seiko 6309 MK II and now a Hamilton Aviation. Not sure if Im going to have the Seiko shipped over to the desert yet or just have both waiting for when I get back. So pictures will be awhile in coming. We will see, Id like to thank all of you for helping fuel the addiction, this board is an enabler not a help Big Grin

Oh and the cigar primar isnt helping either, just had a humidor and about 40 sticks shipped over to me, thanks Conndcj.

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quote:
Originally posted by O'Doyle:
Bah, thanks to this thread I just picked up a modded Seiko 6309 MK II and now a Hamilton Aviation. Not sure if Im going to have the Seiko shipped over to the desert yet or just have both waiting for when I get back. So pictures will be awhile in coming. We will see, Id like to thank all of you for helping fuel the addiction, this board is an enabler not a help Big Grin

Oh and the cigar primar isnt helping either, just had a humidor and about 40 sticks shipped over to me, thanks Conndcj.


I am a bad influence. This is true. Big Grin

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Well, I don't have Conndjc kind of bankroll, so I settled on a JSAR. I've been wearing it about three weeks now and love it. I bought the stainless bracelet to go with it, but found that I just like the Zulu strap for day to day.

I still like drooling over this thread though.

D377,
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My two new toys and the reason(s) I bought a winder:

Seiko Black Monster- owned for about a month. Just got the Seiko metal band (had it adjusted today) but usually wear it on a Zulu. Getting a consistent gain of 7 seconds per day, however, the gain seems to have slowed since I stopped wearing it full time during the break in and put it on the winder. Also, I have heard complaints about the bands on other Seiko autos like the 007 because they are hollow links. The Monster band is solid and heavy. I should have bought the watch with the metal band rather than the dive strap. I stayed away because of the cheapness reports. In this case- mistake on my part.



Ollech and Wajs Cougar. So far has gained about 5 seconds in 3 days. I consider that fantastic performance in a new watch. For the next few weeks wearing it for everything but the shower in order to break it in. The only drawback is: once you start with a Seiko Monster, all other lume is teh suck. This is a great office work/court watch, sports coat and tie etc. For operations stuff (CG and dayjob) it will be the Seiko Monster.

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Last watch of the collection:

Harold Ng (Yobokies) modified Seiko Monster. He is the same one doing the Pirate Face Seiko Monster in the MWR forum.

Bought the regular Seiko Monster- liked it so much that I sold a Luminox and TSAR to finance the O&W Cougar and the Yobokies Seiko. I think I paid like $30 out of pocket between the two watches.

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ive gone through alot of watches in my time in the army. been looking for a nice durable watch for a while. a friend told me about MTM watches. are these watches actually as durable as they post on the website, or are they just high priced geardo stuff? they look great but id like to know if they can handle the abuse i put on watches before i invest.
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I've decided I need to get a Seiko 200m dive watch. Big Grin My only problem is I don't see the difference between the SKX 007, SKX 009, and SKX 175. I'm still deciding whether I like the black bezel or the blue/ red bezel. Also, if i get one with a metal band is it hard to remove the metal band so I can put on a Zulu band? Last question, are all three of these models similar in quality? I ask because I've seen prices range from $160 to $250. Thanks for the info.

Lo, they do call me,

They bid me take my place among them,

In the halls of Valhalla

Where the brave may live forever!

IMO, Seiko dive watches are one of the few modern bargains. I paid $135 for my first one at a Military Exchange about 25 years ago, and you can still get a new one for not much more than that.

If you intend to use a Zulu, I'd buy the watch on a rubber strap since it's likely to be cheaper than on a metal bracelet. The easiest way I've found to remove the straps is with a thin, flat bladed knife, but you can also purchase dedicated spring bar removal tools.

All three of the models you listed have exactly the same case and movement, so go for your color preference and for whichever you can get the best deal on. Both the 009 and 175 have a dark blue dial with round markers and blue/red bezel inserts; the difference in model number is for the intended market. The 007 is basically the same, but the dial is black as is the insert.

Just to further confuse things, there's also a SKX173, which is colored like the 007 except the markers are square, a SKXA35, with yellow dial, square markers, black bezel, and a SKX011, with orange dial with gold framed hands and black/gold bezel insert. I'm not sure what Seiko's designers were thinking about that last one with orange & gold combo, but it looks much better modified with hands and bezel insert from the 007, very similar to my '78 vintage 7548-700H shown below.



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quote:
Originally posted by Jim C.:
IMO, Seiko dive watches are one of the few modern bargains. I paid $135 for my first one at a Military Exchange about 25 years ago, and you can still get a new one for not much more than that.

If you intend to use a Zulu, I'd buy the watch on a rubber strap since it's likely to be cheaper than on a metal bracelet. The easiest way I've found to remove the straps is with a thin, flat bladed knife, but you can also purchase dedicated spring bar removal tools.

All three of the models you listed have exactly the same case and movement, so go for your color preference and for whichever you can get the best deal on. Both the 009 and 175 have a dark blue dial with round markers and blue/red bezel inserts; the difference in model number is for the intended market. The 007 is basically the same, but the dial is black as is the insert.

Just to further confuse things, there's also a SKX173, which is colored like the 007 except the markers are square, a SKXA35, with yellow dial, square markers, black bezel, and a SKX011, with orange dial with gold framed hands and black/gold bezel insert. I'm not sure what Seiko's designers were thinking about that last one with orange & gold combo, but it looks much better modified with hands and bezel insert from the 007, very similar to my '78 vintage 7548-700H shown below.



I appreciate the info Jim, that's exactly what I was hoping to hear.

Lo, they do call me,

They bid me take my place among them,

In the halls of Valhalla

Where the brave may live forever!

Been picking up watches here and there over the years and finally came into a few worthy of talking about. Besides half a dozen Luminoxs,a Navihawk and a Hamilton Auto, my dress watch (prior to my latest addition) has been a certified by Omega 1973 vintage gold tone black faced Omega Auto that I acquired during my time in the Green Zone (plus the usual $20 "Rolexs" for stocking stuffers for friends. The Wife (also known as 'she who must be obeyed') gave me a Marathon GSAR with Stainless band for my retirement present from the AF. And the gem (and new constant companion) is the Omega Planet Ocean Seamaster 600m Co-Axial Chronometer that I have had off my wrist for at most 20-30 min in the last three months.

Location Texas.

 

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quote:
Originally posted by conndcj:
Breitling Navitimer in 18k and SS w/ rubber sport strap
HK45 w/X400
Benchmade Elishewitz



Upscale:

Breitling limited Navitimer in 18k and SS
Seecamp 32
Bud Nealy damascus tanto

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So, do you actually use the E-6B features of the bezels on those watches? Even attorneys want to look like pilots. Smile

Does the rotation occur by rotating the outer bezel, or do you spin the crown to rotate the internal face? I have a problem with my Citizen bezel collecting dirt and being impossible to rotate.
quote:
Originally posted by dudeskis:
quote:
Originally posted by ezgil:
goddammit these breitlings everywhere are fine Big Grin


Me and you both man. What is it about fine time pieces that make otherwise grounded, pragmatic men devolve into starry eyed fashionistas. Some day I'll buy a superlux diver/navitimer watch of my own. The only superlux watch I have is dressy, makes you sweat with anxiety when you wear it and given to me by my grandfather.

In the meantime this thread is basically the best watch catalog you could ask for. There are so many watches out there to sort through and since this forum is filled with so many men of good taste and class, the leg work has been done for us.

Cheers fellas.


you sir nailed this thread right on the head. cant agree with you more.
I hate you guys. All of you!

I was just looking for reviews for a good "using watch" and my search-fu leads me to this...

...a thread with very cool f***ing watches that I didn't even know existed! NOW I have even more decisions to make. The first of which is what brand of ski mask will I need to use when I'm out gathering up $$ to pay for them. Wink

 

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quote:
Originally posted by Jacko145:
quote:
Originally posted by conndcj:
Breitling Navitimer in 18k and SS w/ rubber sport strap
HK45 w/X400
Benchmade Elishewitz



Upscale:

Breitling limited Navitimer in 18k and SS
Seecamp 32
Bud Nealy damascus tanto

......


So, do you actually use the E-6B features of the bezels on those watches? Even attorneys want to look like pilots. Smile

Does the rotation occur by rotating the outer bezel, or do you spin the crown to rotate the internal face? I have a problem with my Citizen bezel collecting dirt and being impossible to rotate.


Rotation is through the outer bezel.

The book that comes with the watches on how to use all of the navigation features is a half inch thick. No freaking way I would do that even if I WERE a pilot. Big Grin

Just love the looks. Cool

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One of my coworkers was a little upset when I told him that his Breitling Super Ocean had the same movement as my Ollech and Wajs Cougar. I let him stew a bit then informed him that ETA makes four grades of the 2824-2 movement. The top of the line is used in his Breitling. Pretty sure mine doesn't use the top of the line 2824-2, but it is interesting when you realize how many companies buy ETA movements.

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quote:
Originally posted by Nistulio:
ive gone through alot of watches in my time in the army. been looking for a nice durable watch for a while. a friend told me about MTM watches. are these watches actually as durable as they post on the website, or are they just high priced geardo stuff? they look great but id like to know if they can handle the abuse i put on watches before i invest.


I've had one for @ 2 years now (orange-faced black warrior). Overall I'm happy with it. However, the ratchet in the bezel broke a few months back so the bezel is now bi-directional. I just haven't gotten around to sending it in to get it fixed. I wear it all day every day, including to work (police patrol officer). It's gotten a few scratches here and there, but overall, it's still good to go. I'm glad I bought it.

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Grrrr. I will refrain from demonstrating how much watches are my Achilles heel and simply show what I wear almost every day. I heard of this company through a good friend of mine. I was looking for an actual wind up with a Swiss movement and he recommended Debaufre. I had never heard of them and was more then a bit concerned about ordering one. Best move I ever made. The one I purchased is called the Airforce Orange.

Brand new sitting on the pool table. It now sports an Italian Rubber strap since the leather strap has been worn to bits.


Watch movement window.


http://www.debaufre.com/

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Originally posted by force_quit:



That's sharp.
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What's the story with the Jolly Haji on the face? Factory, custom, what?

Those of us who know must save those that don't from those that think they do.

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quote:
Originally posted by force_quit:
Here's one of mine.
Zinex Trimix GMT Black Pirate



rated 2000m/6600 ft
automatic Helium release valve


Never heard of them but love their PVD model. Wow. TRIMIX GMT TACTICAL PVD ON ZINEX PVD MESH......do want.

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Doraemon<

"Nice watches everyone, do you guys have any feedback on those Casio G shock mudman. Im planning to get one before i ship out."

It's a decent watch for the price, especially for shitty enviroments.

MIkey

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quote:
Got my Marathon GSAR back from repair by Jack at IWW.


2Sharp, do you have a link for IWW?

The triangle insert on mine popped out, and I wouldn't mind getting it replaced if the price wasn't horrendous. Badass crystal face though. Truly badass.

It is better that they do it imperfectly than that you do it perfectly. For it is their war and their country and your time here is limited.

 

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Originally posted by jcustisredux:
quote:
Got my Marathon GSAR back from repair by Jack at IWW.


2Sharp, do you have a link for IWW?

The triangle insert on mine popped out, and I wouldn't mind getting it replaced if the price wasn't horrendous. Badass crystal face though. Truly badass.

If i got it correct you will need to replace the complete bezel, just the triangles aren't available. I paid around 70 bucks for the new bezel, well worth it in my opinion!

Smile
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Originally posted by Doraemon:
Nice watches everyone, do you guys have any feedback on those Casio G shock mudman. Im planning to get one before i ship out.



I have been wearing a Mudman for over a year. I rarely take it off, and it has seen some real abuse (think grinding on pavement during bike wreck). It still looks good (lots of protection for the glass) and hasn't skipped a beat. I especially like all the different stopwatches and timers for use during workouts. My only complaint would be that the buttons are kinda hard to push. I thought they would soften up with time, but they haven't.
I agree, the buttons are somewhat hard to push., At the same time it saves you from having the buttons being pressed all the time from gear and etc.

I bought a Suntoo X-Lander and i really liked it, but sold it as the buttons kept being depressed and the time was for the most time 715 meters...
Annoying as hell, so i rather have hard buttons then buttons that are easy to press.

I actually bought my Mudman after having worn out my old G-Shock, the wriststrap gave up after several years of use.
Couldn't be happier with my Mudman, it is a light and very durable watch.

Marathon for looks, G-Shock for work Smile


quote:
Originally posted by Shamrock1:
quote:
Originally posted by Doraemon:
Nice watches everyone, do you guys have any feedback on those Casio G shock mudman. Im planning to get one before i ship out.



I have been wearing a Mudman for over a year. I rarely take it off, and it has seen some real abuse (think grinding on pavement during bike wreck). It still looks good (lots of protection for the glass) and hasn't skipped a beat. I especially like all the different stopwatches and timers for use during workouts. My only complaint would be that the buttons are kinda hard to push. I thought they would soften up with time, but they haven't.
Planet Oceans rule!!

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quote:
Originally posted by zushwa:
quote:
Originally posted by Dmarker.:
If you can find one of these, buy it... trust me.


Very nice. I've been eyeballing a Planet Ocean for a while now. And a PAM, and a IWC, and another SINN,.....I've got problems.


You guys should start stocking a few high end watches. Sinns would be a good start. I'm just sayin'... Wink
Cool MKII mod, O'Doyle. I met Bill Yao of MKII in PHL quite a while ago when he was just starting his business. He had some designs drawn up for sterile US military type dials for Seikos and Luminox watches, but hadn't gotten any into production yet. He's certainly come a long way since then.

Speaking of sterile US military type dials, I just got this watch a couple of weeks ago. It's a NOS Hamilton Khaki diver made for LL Bean with a custom dial and beadblasted finish from Jeff "watchdude" Duschane of Raven Watch Company. Jeff has some very nice custom watches available, and may still have a couple of more Hamiltons to customize.



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Thanks Jim, I might have to check out that website. That is a really sharp looking Hamilton. And apparently I suck at posting pictures. Ill have to edit it and retry when I have more time.

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Dmarker,

That Marathon is beautiful!!!!

I want it:-)

And the Omega, WOWWWWWW I WANT IT BADDD! Big Grin

Mikey

““To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.”” Carlos Castaneda

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