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Old 02-04-2013, 08:57 AM
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Hamilton Ventura??

They have the original from the 60"s and a newer version for those that want something different
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I don't think you can go wrong. And they are underpriced since they don't have much middle men. Simple, just large enough to be current, and, or course, German made!
There's a lot to like, but I'm cheap. It wasn't too many years ago that I was driving cars that cost less than their watches! I probably need to look more in the Invicta/Seiko price range.
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Take a look at Orient watches. They are one of the few manufacturers left that make their own movements. Its a Japanese company owned by Seiko and they've been around for a long time. They are inexpensive but very nice watches nonetheless.

Just picked up this nice Orient (on left).
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Scottmandue,

I have the Seiko SpeedTimer you posted. I got it sometime in the mid 70s when I was in high school. Saw it mentioned in some watch thread as a desirable watch these days. It stands out when you wear it, its about 1/2 inch thick. Since it is so think the crystal gets scratched easily. Took it my watch guy had a new crystal put in for $75.00, it's like having a new watch.
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Nato and zulu straps

Not sure if you guys are into straps and would like it but I'm into the NATO and ZULU style straps. So far, I have a few and just change it depending on what I wear or if I drive the Guards Red. My favorite is the Ducati inspired (black strap with red pin stripes) as well as the Gulf Blue inspired (Blue, black and orange combo) for my TISSOT and some other watches (cheapo replica) I have.






I would love to have an IWC and Panerai someday with these straps.
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Cliffy you want a Rolex? Bet these are fake... Stolen.... Or both...

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We use Luminox on NCIS Los Angeles. They hold up really well and are very easy to see in the dark. Land | Luminox

I've purchased straps from these guys, the silicon ones work great. http://www.panatime.com/
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We use Luminox on NCIS Los Angeles. They hold up really well and are very easy to see in the dark. Land | Luminox

I've purchased straps from these guys, the silicon ones work great. Panerai & Breitling Watch Bands, Watch Straps & Buckles | Panatime
The one pictured in the Luminox link is a good looking watch...too bad it's 45mm HUGE. I'd buy one if it was 35-38 mm.

But if "glow in the dark" is paramount to Vash, Luminox certaily does that!

Chronograph just clutters the dial too much for my taste. Here's a file pic of my daily wear watch....but I replaced the strap with a stanless band after the strap degraded. It's 39mm....still a bit too large for my taste, but workable.
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I have had the watch bug for quite a few years now - it's a sickness I tell ya! Have around a dozen or so with a Seiko automatic at the 'low' end of the $ range and going up from there. Don't get me wrong - I'm not in the 'if it's more $$ it's always better crowd'.

Have always liked Omega's. One thing is when you see MSRP of watches, you can typically find them for MUCH cheaper. You can often find pristine used models for about 1/2 of retail in places like watchuseek (mentioned before). You have to decide whether you want an automatic watch, a quartz, a manual wind or even something that charges with light. It also has to fit your wrist and work with your wrist. Not all watches look good on all arms obviously.

Some watches have big bezels, some smaller like this Mido all dial of mine. I prefer different watches.
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It's funny....I had a gold/stainless Rolex Datejust for probably 20 years. Then one day decided Rolex was pretentious and got uncomfortable with it. Traded it in and since have bought and sold several. Have had a few Omegas (still have a white 42mm AquaTerra), an IWC, Glycine and even a Jaeger LeCoultre. Ya know what? I bought a Rolex Datejust 2 last year in stainless with a polished stainless bezel (no flutes) and it's become my absolute favorite.

Having gone through many competing watches I have to admit, Rolex has something special. The fit, finish and feel are unique in terms of quality and craftsmanship. This one lacks the bling of the earlier 2 tone, but perhaps that's why I've never worn a watch that feels more "right". And the date "globe" works with my 54 year old eyes. It's nice to see the date without putting on glasses.

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a rolex just has this "heft". i love them.

not so sure i would ever get another one. chinese people love them. wearing them while driving a mercedes..holy grail of _________.

i dont wear mine much anymore. probably the worst thing i could do to them. i have them in a safe deposit box.
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I just picked up a Hamilton similar to Paul's above, but a diver model. Good heft. I love it.

I recently sold an Orient like the one above. Very nice piece for the price.
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Good call on Luminox, really like this one

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not so sure i would ever get another one. chinese people love them. wearing them while driving a mercedes..holy grail of _________.
I love your ethnic evaluations Cliff.

I sold my Maserati to a Vietnamese dude. He told me, "I'm getting a license plate that says VIET 1. No other Vietnamese in town have one of these!"
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a rolex just has this "heft". i love them.

not so sure i would ever get another one. chinese people love them. wearing them while driving a mercedes..holy grail of _________.

i dont wear mine much anymore. probably the worst thing i could do to them. i have them in a safe deposit box.
Last time I was in China, one of the uncles-in-law was wearing an older Oyster. My in-laws couldn't wait to ask me how much it cost. I said it was an older model he had probably bought abroad and they quickly lost interest. Then I said that Rolexes tend to appreciate. They didn't care; it was old. Another in-law on that trip had just returned from her first trip to Europe, where she learned of Pateks. She asked if I had ever heard of them. I said of course. She said, "Then I'm buying one!" That's how they roll. Nothing is more important than showing off money.
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I went cheap. Got a cheap beater Casio. It's alright. Good for outdoorsy stuff. Saved $7,899,00 from the IWC of my dreams


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