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The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2017, 07:11:50 pm »
Interesting. I might have to track that down. Love to see your’s on wrist if you ever have the time.

EDIT: pun unintentional
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2017, 07:19:13 pm »
Wahey, love a good pun.

I thought I had a photo, but alas I do not. I’ll take one this evening, forgot to wear it to work today!


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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2017, 07:43:21 pm »
Currently leaning towards an Orient Ray II
Great choice.  I've said it for years- Orient makes amazingly good watches, and possibly the most beautiful blue dials at any price.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2017, 07:53:40 pm »
Currently leaning towards an Orient Ray II
Great choice.  I've said it for years- Orient makes amazingly good watches, and possibly the most beautiful blue dials at any price.

I still have months to consider my purchase, but from a few YouTube reviewers, it's been stated that the Ray II is a bot better than the Seiko SKX007, which is my other top contender.

I'll keep their opinions in mind while I do my own research as well.

Maybe @Graeme or @Louisbosco could come in with their opinions as well?
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2017, 07:54:15 pm »
*seems like I can't effectively @ forum members using Tapatalk.....
In search of:
IHV-03, med.
IHSH-185, med.
IHSH-186, med. (khaki, and green)
IHSH-187, med. (khaki, olive, and black)

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2018, 12:55:02 am »
Here you go Neph93.

 


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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2018, 01:40:27 am »
^^^ Best UHF ever!
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2018, 01:44:57 am »
@UnTucked I'm pretty certain that @louisbosco will advise you get a Rolex Submariner instead! :P

I don't know enough about the Seiko or Orient to advise. I found a thread on a watch forum in which people were divided.

I also found an article at Hodinkee about the Seiko, and another one at Monochrome. They both like it, and point out that it's a full ISO 6425 diver's watch, which is relatively rare in that genre.

One thing that appeals with the Orient is that it's a hacking movement. This means the second hand stops when you pull out the crown, whereas it'll keep on moving on the Seiko, and allows you to set the time more accurately.

There's a piece on the Orient at aBlogToWatch.

My suggestion would be to see both in the metal, and then decide which you like the best.

If you're after any other ideas, Hodinkee have a piece on the Tissot Swissmatic, which is basically an uprated Swatch Sistem51.

Another suggestion would be a piece from GS/TP. This is an offshoot of Tender, and are Japanese made watches.

"GS/TP watch"

Note that they're really, really small. The Real McCoy's store in London had a few in when I was there in September,

@Anesthetist and I both own watches by Tender, and we both rate them highly. Mine has a copper dial, and gets an awful lot of attention, which is surprising given it was a cheap piece.

"Tender watch"

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The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2018, 02:03:28 am »
*I didn't check your links (Yet)...

Are the watches you recommended similar in price?
« Last Edit: January 01, 2018, 09:10:52 am by UnTucked »
In search of:
IHV-03, med.
IHSH-185, med.
IHSH-186, med. (khaki, and green)
IHSH-187, med. (khaki, olive, and black)

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2018, 02:41:20 am »
The Tissot is around $400 according to Hodinkee. I don't know the UK RRP.

The GS/TP range from about £250 to £500. The Tender watches used to be around £500 from memory, though I got mine half price. :)

I think that the Orient Mako is around $400, so they're all in the same ballpark.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2018, 03:06:15 am »
The nice thing about the Orient is that it's easily available for under $200, which is part of the great value it represents. At full MSRP, it's hot a lot more competition, and it's not quite the same standout.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2018, 08:00:10 am »
Here you go Neph93.



Thank you. Looks stylish, not least with the m/c UHF.
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #42 on: January 01, 2018, 02:48:05 pm »
nah.. i'd say get a seiko 6309. it's a good place to start. the ones that aren't bastardised might be a little hard to find though. otherwise, get a skx007k. @UnTucked look those two up :)
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2018, 03:26:52 pm »
The 007 is on the list of considerations
In search of:
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IHSH-185, med.
IHSH-186, med. (khaki, and green)
IHSH-187, med. (khaki, olive, and black)

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2018, 04:05:31 pm »
The 007 is on the list of considerations

My first and only expensive watch..

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