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1 hour ago, SuperJackle said:

How goes the bb58 honeymoon, Aho? I see you kept around a prospex after your GS purge eh? Been pining over the SPB149 as a viable alternative to the 58. Only concerns, well several of them, are shitty bracelet, 6r35 (it seems reliability is spotty and these are unregulated apparently, so all kinds of variation?) and the limited aspect which has made the price creep up even beyond msrp. The latter is why I’ve never gone for a 58 as well. 

I might just end up selling the captain cook and getting an aquis 39.5. I think I’ve gotten over the integrated lugs and have come to appreciate Oris quality:price. I’ve also decided only one diver in the collection at any given time, so 1 in, 1 out like with my jeans from now on. Or so I say, lol.

 

In all honesty, the honeymoon didn't last :P

I maintain that it's a great watch, perfect proportions for a diver, but in the end the faux vintage styling (rivets, 5 piece bracelet) got to me much in the same way that pre-distressed jeans just feel "off" to me. Basically a design trying to be something it's not, which is a shame because it's really a great watch. Under most circumstances I'd keep it, but I'm also trying to downsize and am looking for a solid two watch rotation of timeless "keepers" between my Sub and what I've decided on, a 34mm Oyster Perpetual. I also keep a handful of Seiko divers because why not at those older price points (no point in selling), and will likely pick up one of the new Willards for fun in the future, a space that the 58 Blue would've kept otherwise if I didn't need the $ to fund the 34OP. 

As for the SPB149, also a fun watch and I still think there's good value in that $1000-1500 USD price point for these latest releases, but with the LE creeping up over $1500, I'll be honest and say go for the Oris instead unless you don't mind the non-LE colorways which can be had at decent pricing! I don't personally prefer that skin diver case shape as a modern reinterpretation (or at least if over 40mm), but just my opinion!

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I recently picked up a '69 Timex Sprite from eBay. It's markedly smaller than anything I own in my budget friendly collection (Casio F-91W and Seiko SNK809) at a whopping ~32mm with the crown.

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Done with acquisition mode for a while :ph34r2:

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Nice one.  The Searambler is nice too ;-)

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I know those mostly from the Dirk Pitt novels... At this point, you could have gone all the way to the traditional orange too...

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2 hours ago, JDelage said:

I know those mostly from the Dirk Pitt novels... At this point, you could have gone all the way to the traditional orange too...

Indeed, the Professional is the go to color and I'll no doubt like to try one down the line, but for me it's either Searambler or Sharkhunter personally that gets things going, and funnily enough a bit more off the beaten path since everyone else usually goes Professional. To top it off, Cousteau's Calypso Crew also wore Sharkhunter's, so it's always been my geeky preference
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Very cool. I didn't know that was Cousteau's watch of choice.

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They asked some watch collectors about their favorite watch under $500 and somehow I came up with the cheapest option: 

https://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-watches-under-usd500.html

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the watch I wear like 90% of the time. I have a G-shock for work and a Panerai that spends most of it’s life in the closet. I should have gotten an automatic...

I’m on the hunt for a field watch but there are so many out there. Can’t decide on one atm. 
 

Edit: for some reason the forum turned my picture on it’s side, anyone have a clue what caused this?

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Nomos club and TCB 50

2 years and i'm not even bored of it... lovely watch

With an hand made watch strap too !

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Vintage Seiko today. Kakume champagne dial. Strap is an olive shinki (cordovan) made by Eternal Leather Goods.

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On 8/25/2020 at 1:07 PM, Esakafurusan said:

Nomos club and TCB 50

2 years and i'm not even bored of it... lovely watch

With an hand made watch strap too !

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Nice Club! Just picked up a perlon strap for mine and it is good for the summer and also kinda covers up the huge gap caused by the long lugs like your tan leather strap does

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On 8/28/2020 at 3:24 AM, persco_ said:

Vintage Seiko today. Kakume champagne dial. Strap is an olive shinki (cordovan) made by Eternal Leather Goods.

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Wonderfull man

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Seiko SCXP155. Been wearing this daily since a year or so ago. Nothing fancy but I like how simple and easy to wear it is. And very comfortable on my tiny wrists. Contemplating a canvas or rough out strap but with 18mm lug width options seem to be pretty limited..

feat. TCB x Sufu S40 tux

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SXK007J

Fullcount 

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Grand Seiko, TCB WW2, & BB madras...

 

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^Sooooo strong...I miss the OG Seiko dials, great pairing!

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IMO the BB58 looked better on you but you seem to like bigger watches so it's all good!

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7 minutes ago, goodrain said:

IMO the BB58 looked better on you but you seem to like bigger watches so it's all good!

For sure, with a six inch wrist, smaller will always wear better for me. That said, I got tired of the faux vintage styling REAL fast so the Pelagos is a huge refresher for me. In the same way we don't wear pre-distressed jeans around these parts, the BB58 felt contrived unfortunately

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I like the Pelagos a lot more than the BB, personally. In fact, I'd love one in olive green. Or bronze...

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Denim adjacent; M1943 field jacket with Pelagos
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Dunhill with TCB seamen’s and LVC shacket 

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