- Watches N+1…
As above one of the main advantages of a NATO strap, apart from being so comfy is if a spring bar goes you don’t lose your watch
Also a disadvantage of NATO’s is they can make big watches a bit floppy and bouncy as they dont sit as close to the wrist as a “normal” strap or bracelet.
That Pantor is pretty.
If you’re quick you might still be able to pre-order a Helm Vanuatu – still up for grabs on the site, albeit with a production wait time, but if you fancy a new watch in May 2020, have a look. Most well-built tooly under 300 USD – amazing engineer strap, plus a nato thrown in. Possibly the best lume on a watch under $500. If not THE best…. I’m tempted, I just cba to wait until May for a new watch.
San Martin mas62 is very tempting, and something like 280usd on the aliexpress 11//11 sale delivered……Posted 2 months ago
So I’m thinking of treating myself to a dress watch. I like a background/reputation story so I’ve narrowed it down the a baby, baby snowflake Fuyugeshiki or Tissot Le locle:
im struggling with “too many seiko’s” but the back story on the design i really like and it’s a limited run . Yet, owning the Tissots powermatic 80 also appeals
Thoughts?Posted 2 months ago
I vote for the seiko too, although the tissot is also a lovely watch.
those that know seiko, can you tell me is there a difference between the Seiko Prospex Green L.E. SPB081J1, and the SBDC059 Seiko Prospex Diver Scuba Green Dial Limited. I’m confused and largely clueless on Seiko.Posted 2 months agoathgrayMember
There is something about the Tissot that looks cheap and I can’t put my finger on it. I have a Tissot Visodate with the silver dial and it’s a lovely thing. They’re worth looking at. Has a standard 2824 rather than a Powermatic.
I too have a Visodate and really like it. I would wish it was a couple of mm smaller though.
With regards to the Tissot above, roman numerals on a watch, no no no.Posted 2 months ago
can you tell me is there a difference between the Seiko Prospex Green L.E. SPB081J1, and the SBDC059 Seiko Prospex Diver Scuba Green Dial Limited. I’m confused and largely clueless on Seiko.
it would appear the latter has Sapphire Crystal glass and was a more limited run than the LE. I think also the LE is Japanese Market only?
There is something about the Tissot that looks cheap
I always think this about Tissot. I’ll have a look at the visodate as that does have a little reputation. However, having slept on this I’m now not comfortable to splash £500 on a watch I’ll wear 3-4 times a year.
i started googling Vostok yesterday. Lots of cheap genuine watches about.Posted 2 months ago
Long time reader, first time poster. I’ve got a few watches = Bell and Ross BR03, Breitling Navitimer 8, Stowa Marine, Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon, couple of Seiko 5s. I’ve wanted something bronze for ages and after much deliberation looking a Tudor, Tag, Steinhart I went for something I don’t mind wearing every day – a Christopher Ward C60 Trident Bronze, 38mm. I’m very very happy with it, works well on my tiny wrists and is definitely different to my other watches.
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I agree CW are nie and the bronze is lovely. I’ve looked at it too..and the tudor bronze bay…. have resisted but…hmmmm. Is it s SW200 in that?
I’ve long admired Stowa too, one of the original luftwaffe fleiger suppliers.
cheers Kryton, is there anywhere you can suggest for dong a bit of research on seikos?
Kato? visodate, 2824? errr…viso date? it has a day and a date complications yes? its not the 2824 in that case, it is…but with the extra complication its number changes…can’t remember..2845 or somthing like that.Posted 2 months ago
Neil – yep, SW200-1.
The Ball is this one – not my pic! It’s the Magnate GMT.
Sits surprisingly well on a small wrist – there’s a curve to the case so it wraps around before the strap.
The Stowa Marine I’ve got is the basic handwind – but still has the display back. Like this, mine’s got a dark brown leather strap rather than black.
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That Stowa is smart. the Ball is not to my taste but I hop you enjoy it.
Did some more research…SPB081 is identical to the SBDC059, both sapphire crystal and both were 1000 pieces, one was the Japan market, the other the international. It may take a while to find one at the right price. I may end up with a sumo instead….or something else….or nothing at all.Posted 2 months agobradsMember
First post and about watches instead of bikes 🙂
Was on the phone with a Rolex AD again today. Situation is still an utter farce.
Anyhoo, have a few watches. Rolex, Raymond Weil, Rado, Tag, Tissot etc etc.
Really want an Orient Bambino, and a GMT on a jubilee bracelet.
Live in hope regards the latter. Waited too long and blew the budget last week on an Orange 5 Factory , much more fun lol.Posted 2 months ago
hi brads, if you’ve bought much of the current stuff from the AD then you should have a chance on the GMT. I assume you are waiting for a steel one,I’m reading the rootbeer is slightly easier to get but even that seems hard.
johnners…well yes! its a good price…it was one of those bids that you don’t expect to win with!Posted 2 months ago
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