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The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #735 on: October 24, 2019, 10:36:03 pm »
So little update:

Been wearing this watch since sept 5th and it hasn’t left my wrist except for when I need to wear a G-Shock for durability purposes

I’ve really grown to prefer the smaller size. Since I got it the weather has gotten colder and it fits under the cuff of a jacket better than it’s larger counterparts.

No issues with the mineral glass.

Movement has really settled in. I haven’t had to set the time in over a week as it’s settled in to +/- zero

The only thing that’s been a pet peeve is the members of the Hamilton watch owners group bitching moaning and complaining about the glass and the price.

You can find them at 25% off if you shop around.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #736 on: October 24, 2019, 10:40:43 pm »
Also: Haveston NATO straps are my current favorite at the moment if anyone is looking for one. Their canvas straps are pretty unique for a NATO strap and well designed. The nylon ones are also super nice and the floating keeper is added value.

They don’t advertise that they’re “mil spec” but if you actually look up the specification it’s pretty meaningless.
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #737 on: October 25, 2019, 04:18:18 am »
I'm with the "mineral glass sucks" camp.  I swear, I scratched one taking the watch out of the box once.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #738 on: October 26, 2019, 03:06:22 am »
If they used a sapphire box crystal people would bitch moan and complain about the milky ring
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #739 on: October 28, 2019, 02:32:50 am »
Box crystals are a silly trend. I dislike them a lot.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #740 on: October 28, 2019, 09:05:25 pm »
people.... complain about the milky ring

My wife complains about my milky ring all the time  ::)

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #741 on: October 28, 2019, 11:07:41 pm »
I'm not touching that one, but I really love that watch.
Think it, be it.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #742 on: October 29, 2019, 10:39:10 pm »
Box crystals are a silly trend. I dislike them a lot.

Titanium watches suck
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #743 on: November 07, 2019, 09:24:48 pm »



I bought this Bruno Söhnle a few years ago mostly because it was on clearance from watchbuys.com and I had cash to burn. I havent worn it much but I just tried it out on a chevron nato and I like the combo. It’s quartz but I do like the big date, large seconds hand, and the movement finish is unique for a quartz.


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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #744 on: December 01, 2019, 03:23:24 pm »
I was thinking this morning about quartz vs mechanical/automatic.


I've heard people complain that they don't want to have to change the batteries every 2-10 years so they go with mechanical/automatic.


This is idiotic at best. Not long ago I had to send in my Omega for service (under warranty) because there was an issue with the hand winding mechanism. I had to take it to my jeweler where they evaluated it (couple days), ship it to the Swatch service center for service (one day trip), spend three goddamn weeks there, get shipped back (one day trip), and then I had to find time to go back to my jeweler (couple more days). This whole process took about a month. If the same holds true for a routine service, I am trading a month every five to ten years for a ten minute battery change every 2-10 years.


With that being said, I have an equal amount of mechanical/automatic to quartz watches ;)
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