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aho last won the day on October 22 2017

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  1. Watches and Denim

    ^Indeed, probably the most dangerous thread on sufu right now... Excellent pick up though! Awaiting real life pictures upon unwraps
  2. Watches and Denim

    @volvo240thebest look to Laco or Stowa!
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    @Foxy2 for some reason you strike me as a JLC Reverso type though I have no inkling or indication as to why lol...That said, 33mm could be quite small on a modern wrist so I'd suggest trying it on first to see if you like the size. Tudor Black Bay 36 might also be a good option for a daily wearer light on the wrist, otherwise, go vintage if the larger Nomos' don't do it for you either!
  4. Watches and Denim

    They're still relatively "less expensive" than their competing Rolex models by a few thousand, and good discounts can be had off MSRP as GS is still trying to make way in western markets (think 20, even 30% off if you're lucky), having only been made available internationally in the past few years. That said, Seiko over all have a rabid fanbase because their fully integrated business model in a formerly isolated island country forced them to manufacture watches at all levels and for all people in Japan, from entry level, all the way to the top haute horology (in Credor), often providing a bang for buck in doing so, all while providing that touch of Japanese obsessiveness in quality/attention to detail that we love in our Japanese denim. Unfortunately for them, they kept the good stuff in Japan mostly, and pushed their lower end quartz models overseas for decades since the 80's/90's (they were also the first to introduce quartz to the market en masse). As the Swiss turned to the luxury market in order to survive the quartz crisis, Seiko became a "cheap watch you get at the mall" in the west, even as the Japanese enjoyed quality product lines using Seiko watches as everything from everyday tools, to luxury. But they were still making good watches all along, and small passionate groups internationally came to notice; from modders, to dive enthusiasts, to those looking for something "different" outside the confines of Swiss manufacturing. The passion comes from understanding the value, the reliability and quality, and the history and heritage of the brand, while the rest of the watch world seemingly looks down on it as "cheap quartz mall watches", or "just a Seiko". Perhaps I've already exposed myself as such a rabid fanboy, but honestly, just try holding a GS in person and you might catch the bug as well!
  5. Watches and Denim

    Re: Timex, not sure if this is what you're looking for as it's less "field watch rugged", but I'm of the opinion that their recent Marlin reissue is tops: https://www.timex.com/browse/collections/marlin/ First mechanical Timex since 1982, classic good looks, and under $200 (if you can get it)!
  6. Watches and Denim

    I need a macro lens! The fine details are too hard for my camera to pick up:
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    Hooowee! Watch arrived (Grand Seiko SBGR053), need to get it resized unfortunately but good excuse to drop by an AD next week. Wears well at 37mm which works out as I always wanted a Black Bay 36; Finishing is better on the GS easy, and it feels lighter and easier to wear. It's actually much smaller than I was expecting (particularly in the details, it's insane how small the ridges on the indices are, the decoration on the movement, etc.) and makes me want to buy a good macro lens for watch photography now LOL. My only gripe is the lack of screw down crown, but it's still 100m rated, and I think would look great on a strap. In fact, this instagram user has already done what I'm thinking: ...And with that; No more new watches 2018!
  8. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Those may be lighter than mine now! Can't wait to see where they end up by contest end. Really enjoy this looser fit of mine now that all the shrinkage is out of the way. They're perfect with vans, but I haven't been wearing boots lately as it doesn't seem to line up as well (at least with my White's; loose jeans with clunky bulbous boots). Engineer boots ala Volvo would be ideal though
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    Re: Oris, love them, would probably be wearing one if I wasn't a Seiko head (or Sinn for that matter). They occupy that $1-4K tool range well with unique design, heritage and have a strong fan base as well, particularly with the 65 divers. They're making big moves and certainly that Chronoris was one of the top releases for me at Basel last year
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    @rodeo bill enjoying your posts as well, thank you! @louisbosco, I hear you on that, I have a problem with babying my watches in general, which is why my SKX and SRP777 get most of my wrist time. I plan to suck it up with my latest purchase though which is why I bought it!
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    @louisbosco you know my thoughts on the BLNR lol...Only thing that gets me is the polished center link; Do you find that it's an issue at all (ie: worrying about scratches), or do you embrace it all as wabisabi? I love a beat up Rolex, but would also appreciate a brushed bracelet option similar to the Sub's
  12. Watches and Denim

    ^This thread is dangerous; I've also convinced myself to purchase the GS I mentioned earlier (SBGR053)...Arriving shortly :X
  13. Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Not sure if you all follow the instagram tag as often as I do, but Nayuta-san is killing it:
  14. Watches and Denim

    ^That's the scary thing about vintage for me, though there are many a model I'd love to collect. I just don't have the confidence or peace of mind to wear something of fragility that I'd likely mess up or ding as soon as I put it on my wrist, or come in contact with water etc. My loss!