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Watches I'm watching

Postby pdptrow » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:33 am

:) Trying to decide on a watch, orient USA MAKO blue or Citizen ny0040-17L both are ~240-260. :spyder: :spyder: :spyder:

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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby ross8425 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:09 pm

I have an Orient Mako that I wear when doing yard work. It is fairly accurate, but certainly durable. Face is not scratched. I string trim, edge, garden, etc with it on.

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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby MacLaren » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:19 pm

I'm a Casio man myself.
Have a ABC Pathfinder for the last 7 or 8 years. Has been awesome.
Good luck on your decision.

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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Tdog » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:25 pm

I have the Orient Ray in blue and it's been good for me, however on occasion it will sit for a day or two and needs reset. You might want to consider a Citizen Eco-drive. Good watches for the money. These were on sale recently on Amazon Prime day. https://www.amazon.com/Citizen-Eco-Driv ... r_wa_1_swr

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Postby SpyderNut » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:14 pm

I’ve had my eye on a SR-35 Maratac (automatic) for a few months now, but I am waiting until they release the model with a date window. Other than that, I’m looking at a Seiko Baby Tuna (automatic) and an Oris Big Crown (automatic).
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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Bloke » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:33 pm

SpyderNut wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:14 pm
I’ve had my eye on ...
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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Sharona » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:01 am

LOVE that watch!

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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby SpyderNut » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:40 pm

Bloke wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:33 pm
SpyderNut wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:14 pm
I’ve had my eye on ...
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Hahahaha! I love it, Bloke. That will look sweet with my leather pants and vest.
🤣
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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Flanker_27 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:44 am

Sooooo, I've been tempted for a while to get my hands on this : Image

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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Calicoast » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:33 am

I am a Casio fan myself, preferably the Japan made models GW5000. I am really rough on watches. I have had the Maratac Pilot, which I sold. Nice Watch though. Looking at Seikos lately. My dream watch is the Rolex Milgauss.
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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Bodog » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:55 pm

Flanker_27 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:44 am
Sooooo, I've been tempted for a while to get my hands on this : Image
Honestly, that's a good looking watch
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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Spyder_Flick » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:27 am

Does anyone have any experience with Bulova watches? I have found a few I like, the biggest thing for me is they have batteries. My only other watch is a solar G-SHOCK, and I like not having to worry about the battery dying at the worst time.

I am looking for a dressier watch, something that would look good with a polo, suit or jeans. I love how tough my G-Shock is, it just doesn't look right with nice clothes.
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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby PStone » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:01 pm

Spyder_Flick wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:27 am
Does anyone have any experience with Bulova watches? I have found a few I like, the biggest thing for me is they have batteries. My only other watch is a solar G-SHOCK, and I like not having to worry about the battery dying at the worst time.

I am looking for a dressier watch, something that would look good with a polo, suit or jeans. I love how tough my G-Shock is, it just doesn't look right with nice clothes.
I used to have a 96b257 precisionist. Was a dressier watch. Very accurate. Always seemed to be in sync with my radio and satellite citizens. Kind of impressive actually. Plus it goes with dress clothes as well as casual. But like you, I wasn’t keen on the battery. So I sold it before it died.
Have you checked out Citizen eco drives? There are some nice ones to be had for not a lot of money. I own 9 and never had any kind of issues with them.
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Postby Mad Mac » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:28 pm

Flanker_27 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:44 am
Sooooo, I've been tempted for a while to get my hands on this : Image
As a veteran of the Cold War and graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky
the Russian CHISTOPOLCITY VOSTOK KOMANDIRSKIE TANK WATCH
rubs my fur the wrong way. But knock yourself out.
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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Mad Mac » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:44 pm

This thread reminds me of an old story. It's such an old story, I have to provide the background for you youngsters.

Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart was outed for hiring prostitutes. He didn't touch them, he just looked at them while they crawled around on the bed. Johnny Carson, a popular late night comedian, came up with this play on words.

"What's the difference between Jimmy Swaggart and a pickpocket?"

"A pickpocket likes to snatch watches."



(It's your job to figure out the punch line.)
1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Larry_Mott » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:20 pm

SpyderNut wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Bloke wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:33 pm
SpyderNut wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:14 pm
I’ve had my eye on ...
Image
Hahahaha! I love it, Bloke. That will look sweet with my leather pants and vest.
🤣
I wonder if it will give you a discount in Blue Oyster bar :D
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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Spyder_Flick » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:49 pm

DirtMcGirt wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Spyder_Flick wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:27 am
Does anyone have any experience with Bulova watches? I have found a few I like, the biggest thing for me is they have batteries. My only other watch is a solar G-SHOCK, and I like not having to worry about the battery dying at the worst time.

I am looking for a dressier watch, something that would look good with a polo, suit or jeans. I love how tough my G-Shock is, it just doesn't look right with nice clothes.
I used to have a 96b257 precisionist. Was a dressier watch. Very accurate. Always seemed to be in sync with my radio and satellite citizens. Kind of impressive actually. Plus it goes with dress clothes as well as casual. But like you, I wasn’t keen on the battery. So I sold it before it died.
Have you checked out Citizen eco drives? There are some nice ones to be had for not a lot of money. I own 9 and never had any kind of issues with them.
I have been looking at Citizen and Seiko. I do like how a lot of the Citizen watches are solar.
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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Crux » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:41 pm

pdptrow wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:33 am
:) Trying to decide on a watch, orient USA MAKO blue or Citizen ny0040-17L both are ~240-260. :spyder: :spyder: :spyder:
I love watches so I understand your quandary. Luckily for my I cannot wear a watch or any jewelry at all. This frustrates me because as an idiot collector, I would have 300 watches by now. Instead I have 2 of which I haven't seen in years. Saves me cash for Spydercos though. :)
Can you find it and can it cut? :eek:

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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Larry_Mott » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:51 am

Bodog wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:55 pm
Flanker_27 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:44 am
Sooooo, I've been tempted for a while to get my hands on this : Image
Honestly, that's a good looking watch
They are really cool, but the precision is a bit .. LADA-like. I'd say for a conversation piece, yay a timepiece, nay
I have a handful watches in rotation myself, a Timex Explorer, a Casio Lineage, radio controlled, a SEIKO Solar, a Casio G-Shock and a few others.
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Re: Watches I'm watching

Postby Mad Mac » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:24 am

Last year was the 100th anniversary of the original Tank watch.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/fash ... -tank.html

Cartier was inspired by the shape of WWI tanks and designed an "androgynous" watch so it could be worn by men. It is my understanding that up until that point men wore pocket watches. Wrist watches were only worn by women.

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https://www.gentlemansgazette.com/carti ... tch-guide/

The design never appealed to me.
1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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