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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #810 on: April 25, 2020, 01:51:04 pm »
Nice watches gentlemen. My wife gave me a Hamilton Khaki manual as a wedding gift almost 16 years ago and it still runs like a champ. I hadnt worn it in a while but broke it out this past week. Still keeping good time too.

I’ll always have a soft spot for a MarineMaster. I owned the non-hibeat and it was a tremendous daily wearer. I still miss it. About. 5 years ago I was at a jeweler in WV and they had a used model for ~$900. Had we not bought a car the week before I would have nabbed it.


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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #811 on: April 25, 2020, 10:09:49 pm »
When my Hamilton Khaki failed it was the main spring. Pretty cheap repair.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #812 on: April 25, 2020, 11:35:02 pm »
Before the high beat I owned the spring drive
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That is a spectacular watch ultra accurate but you do not hear it working only the flywheel while moving. So I decided to buy the high beat. But these are all limited versions. Soon it will come an 80 hours power reserve high beat Grand Seiko, but also limited and expensive...
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Searching for the ihv-02DD sz L

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #813 on: May 22, 2020, 07:06:27 am »
LMM-01 Fieldwatch  :)

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #814 on: May 23, 2020, 12:26:45 pm »
Hodinkee makes a big deal out of them, what do you think about the Mercí watches?


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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #815 on: May 23, 2020, 08:01:51 pm »
Hodinkee makes a big deal out of them, what do you think about the Mercí watches?


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Oh, yes they are an authorized dealer for Merci. But this watch I did not buy from them.

Overall, the design is great and the dial is clean & easy to read. (The only positive things that I can think of haha.)

The price is quite expensive (in my opinion).

At this price point, you might get a better option like Hamilton khaki mechanical.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #816 on: May 24, 2020, 01:23:12 pm »
Thank you for your thoughts. I almost bought one a year ago but it’s very similar to a Seiko Spirit that I own so I passed on it. Their “Grand Pa” model is intriguing but I think you’re right about there being better alternatives for the money.


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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #817 on: May 29, 2020, 10:38:30 am »
My ~5 year old Sinn 556A just back from it's first service with newly added H-link bracelet.

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