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  • Premier Icon boxelder
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    Writing my Santa letter and don’t have a watch.
    Not too big
    Not too bling
    Easy to read
    Date would be good

    Suggestions up to £100 please?

    eyerideit
    Member

    PAH!, just date and time.

    You want to multifunction yo ass.

    You can get 4 for your budget -keep one give them to 3 mates. Imagine the fun you’d have.

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Seiko 5 (SNK809) with brown leather strap to replace the webbing one they come with. Total cost IRO £65

    Automatic too, shake to go. Second hand has a nice sweep to it.

    Watchshop.com

    make up your own mind.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    make up your own mind

    From a photo. Ta.

    You’re right!

    Give me your address I’ll bring some round.

    lyrikal
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    For the money try sekonda titanium chrono, strap and case made from titanium, really light and looks more expensive than it is

    Cheapest I could see at £59

    http://www.jewelleryjunkies.co.uk/product/gents-titanium-grey-chronograph-watch-3057/

    DT78
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    Seiko Monster….love my orange face / black rubber

    At that budget, Seiko FTW!

    skink2020
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    Can you tell me where you got the strap? Looks lovely.

    andyrm
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    Breitling by Bentley.

    Classy, refined and beautiful pieces.

    Hmmmmmm about the price……..

    foureyes
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    coolhandluke, thats my next watch i think been eyeing one for a while. Lots of great 5s dont seem to be around in the UK which is a shame as some are amazing. And yes, whats the strap?

    MrSmith
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    A Yobokies custom seiko 5

    foureyes
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    ive got high hopes for this sort of thing:

    e-watch

    but the design itself doesn’t do it for me, still, seeing SMS on your watch as you ride instead of stopping to get the phone out and find its just the missus asking you to get milk, would be cool

    foureyes
    Member

    MrSmith, does Yobokies operate quietly? I havent found much of a site of his to peruse but what ive seen looks ace

    Premier Icon mugsys_m8
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    Mondaine.
    Swiss Railways stylie.

    MrSmith
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    MrSmith, does Yobokies operate quietly?

    Look at pics on his photo bucket account choose what you want or an idea of what you want and drop him a mail, he then let’s you know what he has in stock. PayPal the money and a week later the watch turns up. He has a good rep on all the watch forums.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Give me your address I’ll bring some round

    Great – I’ve not been chatted up for years, you old smoothie……

    Thanks for the other pointers.

    mikey.b
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    Skagen 433LSL1 Slimline Stainless Steel Leather Strap Watch – 230530

    Best watch I’ve seen lately even comes in on budget but no date.

    Premier Icon matthewjb
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    As others have said, at that budget it has to be Seiko.

    Or go for something a little different from Yobokies

    CountZero
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    I have a Yokobies Seiko 5, looks exactly like this one:

    I now wear this:

    Seiko ‘Spork’, now discontinued, and out of your price bracket, but if you have the money, and can find one, they’re lovely watches. The strap is a custom notched 24mm 5mm thick leather one, Austrian made. Very comfy.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    A big hand for all your help………

    woffle
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    uniform wares. £120.

    MrSmith
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    If you are getting your own leather strap then spend the money on a Hirsch strap, they are very well made. The seiko leather strap that came with my 5 fell apart after a while so replaced it with a Hirsch.
    What about a seiko diver? The 6009 7005 series are plentiful secondhand and easy to customise to your tastes.

    MrSmith
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    That uniform wares image was taken with my camera, a friend of mine shoots for them.

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    @SKIN2020

    Can you tell me where you got the strap? Looks lovely.

    yes,
    Watch Works web site.

    CountZero
    Member

    MrSmith, the strap on the SPORK in that photo is a Hirsch one, which is what I’ve got on mine now, 24mm on a 22mm fitting, carefully notched to fit. Much more comfortable than the bracelet.

    allthepies
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    Seiko Titanium ?

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    just ordered me one of these

    MrSmith
    Member

    MrSmith, the strap on the SPORK in that photo is a Hirsch one, which is what I’ve got on mine now, 24mm on a 22mm fitting, carefully notched to fit. Much more comfortable than the bracelet.

    i also have the curved ended Hirsch ‘mobile’ strap on my late 80’s seiko 4025 which is a midsize diver that is automatic but can be hand wound and although they made lots of them it’s hard to find a mint example and all the ebay ones are usually well beaten, took me ages to find a VGC one and now have a spare crystal (also very hard to get hold of)
    looks a bit like this but the leather fills the gap between the end of the strap, the pic is of the even smaller ladies model

    CountZero
    Member

    MrSmith, that’s a nice looking watch, although I do prefer the style of face and hands on my SPORK. I’d like that movement, though; it would be nice to be able to hand-wind sometimes, and getting an accurate time setting is tricky with the movement in the SPORK, because you can’t ‘lock’ the second hand at 12 o’clock until you get a time signal, which is a bit of a pain when trying to regulate it.
    I do like Seikos… 😀

    foureyes
    Member

    Swoon, spork!!! Why did they stop making this watch? So wish I’d got one when I first wanted one 🙁

    paddy0091
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    only £218,405.

    In all seriousness, see Nixon, they do large in-ya-face watches mainly, but do some nice big face watches for circa £120 (model bellow The Sentry:

    chewkw
    Member

    I will be getting a new Seiko monster in a month time.

    The new Seiko monster is slightly (very slightly) smaller than the previous monster but the new one come with 4R36 hand wind caliber.

    CountZero
    Member

    Quite like the Monsters, but I really wish I could afford a Tuna Can 🙁
    Not that there’s anything at all wrong with my SPORK, but, well, you know how it is…

    CountZero
    Member

    Just found this beauty, the Seiko 1000m Shrouded Diver – S23619J1

    Just a little out of my price bracket, sadly; somewhere around £1450… 🙁
    Maybe when the lottery coughs up. I’d certainly rather have this than a bloody Rolex!

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