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my modest watch collection. purchased on a student budget.

 

left to right:

 

1) Seiko

2) Seiko

3) Timex

4) Casio

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Rolex Explorer II. A little beat up but it was my father's and he had owned it for years before passing this one onto me. 

 

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I misplaced my last watch on a flight a few weeks ago. Looking for something casual that won't mind wearing day to day and possibly misplacing again god forbid.

 

I like the Seiko SKX007K2

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http://www.sports-watch-store.com/skx007k2-skx007-jubilee-seiko-automatic-gents-scuba-diver-watch/?utm_source=googlepepla&utm_medium=adwords&id=40880157780

 

http://www.creationwatches.com/products/seiko-diver-s-60/seiko-automatic-divers-skx007k2-skx007k-skx007-men-s-watch-1167.html?gclid=CMDZ7dO8pb4CFY6RfgodyUYAew

 

Anyone know if these sites are legit or know of somewhere better to look?

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Just got this as a gift the other day.

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few SINN owner on here, i know.. copping a 556 and having a hard time choosing between leather band or bracelet? i think the latter looks better but it's a good few extra coins. help?

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few SINN owner on here, i know.. copping a 556 and having a hard time choosing between leather band or bracelet? i think the latter looks better but it's a good few extra coins. help?

It's always cheaper to get the bracelet with the watch and then get an aftermarket leather strap later.

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Agreed. Good rule of thumb is to always get the bracelet, if the watch is offered on one. There are much more high quality aftermarket leather straps available than aftermarket bracelets. Especially for a brand line Sinn, you'll be able to get a better quality leather strap than the one that actually comes with the watch.

Here's the newest addition to my rotation, a Patek 5164A Aquanaut Travel Time.

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few SINN owner on here, i know.. copping a 556 and having a hard time choosing between leather band or bracelet? i think the latter looks better but it's a good few extra coins. help?

 

If you like the bracelet just pony up for it as others have said. In general I'm not such a big fan of them so I would go with the band as it's the cheaper option. I don't like the stock Sinn leather band so it was put aside in favor of other options that I've put onto mine over time.

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I find the Sinn bracelet for the 556 and 356 to be one of the most comfortable bracelets. I did the mistake of ordering the 356 on leather and ended up paying more for the bracelet at the end. I only wear it on the bracelet. I have a 104 that i bought on leather because the bracelet just looks awful on it with the polished finish. JMHO

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One watch that is intriguing me is the new Tudor Vintage Ranger. Any thoughts on that? I know it is with just the ETA 2824 but I love the classic looks and how close it is to the original aside from the size.

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I tried to like it, but can't get past that hour hand, lack of end links w/ bracelet doesn't help. 41 is still reasonable, but I got small wrists and I can't look at anything Tudor w/o going back to Rolex, which generally kills it.

Really it's just that I have been wanting a 1016 for so long and there is no substitute. I would rather just get a Khaki (same movement IIRC) or an actual old Ranger for the price of the new one and have money to spare.

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One watch that is intriguing me is the new Tudor Vintage Ranger. Any thoughts on that? I know it is with just the ETA 2824 but I love the classic looks and how close it is to the original aside from the size.

 

I like the new Tudor Ranger, but only with the steel bracelet, i just don't like how large they made it.  As Chromesquared said, you can get a vintage (smaller) one for less than half the price, but most of them are super beat up.  If i find one in good condition i may pick it up..

 

Just robokopped this last month:

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just found this guy at an estate sale.   I added a nato and it's been keeping great time since I got it.  Paul Raynard Diver.

 

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for the life of me i can't remove the fucking z22 rubber diving strap from my 007...i've looked up all these 'tips' (razor blade, swiss army knife, dental floss) and still can't get it off. hopefully i haven't fucked the lugs or anything but i've never had so much difficulty before with a strap before. would a jewellery store do it? i've noticed it clicks now so i'm not sure if i've damaged the springbar or its half in/out or what...ugh.

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for the life of me i can't remove the fucking z22 rubber diving strap from my 007...i've looked up all these 'tips' (razor blade, swiss army knife, dental floss) and still can't get it off. hopefully i haven't fucked the lugs or anything but i've never had so much difficulty before with a strap before. would a jewellery store do it? i've noticed it clicks now so i'm not sure if i've damaged the springbar or its half in/out or what...ugh.

 

my du, i own same watch. the oem spring bars suck balls and i ended up getting a custom bracelet stuck on there which was only removed by a micro-machinist. if the spring bars broke, get some tiny ass snippers and cut them off, it cost me 50$ to get them removed by some "expert." if they're not broken, buy a springbar removal tool. you will need this shit if you plan on changing the bracelet even semi-regularly. 

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my du, i own same watch. the oem spring bars suck balls and i ended up getting a custom bracelet stuck on there which was only removed by a micro-machinist. if the spring bars broke, get some tiny ass snippers and cut them off, it cost me 50$ to get them removed by some "expert." if they're not broken, buy a springbar removal tool. you will need this shit if you plan on changing the bracelet even semi-regularly. 

 

such a motherfucker, i ended up giving it to my grandad and it seriously took him 5 seconds with a small screwdriver (!). i think i've broken one of the springbars so when i can be bothered ordering some more i'll grab a removal tool too.

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okay, the springbars are fine but i fucked up/gouged one of the lugs up real bad which sucks. i guess i should be thankful its just a seiko!

 

edit: any tips on wearing a nato/zulu and not scratching a laptop during typing? hahaha.

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What's your opinion on the omega railmaster classique ( same as this one http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/sale-classic-omega-railmaster-884019.html )? My mother in law gave me one as a wedding gift and I don't really know if it's an everyday watch .... I'm not really a watch guy

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Here is a bad pic of the watch , it belonged to my wife's father

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What's your opinion on the omega railmaster classique ( same as this one http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/sale-classic-omega-railmaster-884019.html )? My mother in law gave me one as a wedding gift and I don't really know if it's an everyday watch .... I'm not really a watch guy

 

Oh man, that is really, really nice. Probably a bit too nice to wear everyday, but I'd find it hard not to.

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I recently got a used, couple of months old Seiko "Shogun" from Japan. Very impressed with the coated Titanium, hardly any mark on it and the watch is so light for a diver of this size. Built quality is also amazing. 

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just robo kopped now im fucking hiding this from the wife.id tell her that nah this is the old watch i have ( modern sub) and shes like are you sure it looks diff..

 

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nah she knows where i keep my watches..

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buddy its a mk4

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My 1970 Omega Seamaster

 

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