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Old 01-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #5536
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This came in the mail from Russia yesterday. Added the NATO strap today. It's really cool.

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Old 01-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #5537
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Bernhardt watches are great values and made in the USA That Binnacle Anchor is a sharp watch. I have a Bernhardt Sea Shark and like it very nuch.
They're certainly assembled in the USA. As you know they use Japanese movements. I don't know where Fred gets the cases and bracelets but their quality is remarkable for the price.

I have a Sea Shark, too.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:38 AM   #5538
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They're certainly assembled in the USA. As you know they use Japanese movements. I don't know where Fred gets the cases and bracelets but their quality is remarkable for the price.

I have a Sea Shark, too.
One more Sea Shark here. Fantastic value.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:34 PM   #5539
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They're certainly assembled in the USA. As you know they use Japanese movements. I don't know where Fred gets the cases and bracelets but their quality is remarkable for the price.

I have a Sea Shark, too.
At least one of the Bernhardt's use Swiss made Ronda 715 movement

https://www.bernhardtwatch.com/index.php?id=35


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Old 01-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #5540
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Thanks for pointing that out for the community. Regrettably, I'm a bit anti-quartz, so I had forgotten.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #5541
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Hamilton vs. Smiths vs. other

Alright, my birthday is on the horizon so a watch is a definite possibility. Which of the following would you recommend: Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic 42mm or Smiths Everest? They are roughly the same price, both autos, both look good on leather (even though the Smiths comes on a bracelet). As an outlier I am also considering something like a Casio Pathfinder PRW2500-1 for a hunting/outdoors watch. Any thoughts, opinions, personal experience with any of these would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:25 PM   #5542
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Man, I would LOVE a Khaki or a Smiths. I'd lean toward the Smiths since it's less common. Of course the Casio is more practical, but what fun is that?

No experience with any, but they're all great, from my reading.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:51 PM   #5543
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Bernhardt Binnacle Anchor
Very nice piece. I hadn't heard of Bernhardt watches. I'm really digging the Sea Shark. That's a great value - about the same price as a Seiko 007 but from a small American company. I may be adding one of those to my small collection soon.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:43 AM   #5544
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I have a few nice Rolex watches for dressing up but need a non-metallic beater for work. The Casio G-Shock are kind of cool and I like the analog dial. The Casio web site only shows them available at Macys, are they stocked at any "regular" stores like Walmart or Sears?

http://www.amazon.com/Casio-G-Shock-...=casio+g-shock
I have an analog atomic Casio that I picked up at a Cabelas store. Good luck finding this XL red one at a store, though.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #5545
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Alright, my birthday is on the horizon so a watch is a definite possibility. Which of the following would you recommend: Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic 42mm or Smiths Everest? They are roughly the same price, both autos, both look good on leather (even though the Smiths comes on a bracelet). As an outlier I am also considering something like a Casio Pathfinder PRW2500-1 for a hunting/outdoors watch. Any thoughts, opinions, personal experience with any of these would be greatly appreciated.
I'd get the Hamilton.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:57 AM   #5546
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Very nice piece. I hadn't heard of Bernhardt watches. I'm really digging the Sea Shark. That's a great value - about the same price as a Seiko 007 but from a small American company. I may be adding one of those to my small collection soon.
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Looks like they are about 20 min away from me.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #5547
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This came in the mail from Russia yesterday. Added the NATO strap today. It's really cool.

Good luck with your Vostock . I've bought a komandirskie ( close enough ) hand wind watch because I missed the routine of winding a watch . At £27 delivered was a bargain . It keeps good time +/- 3 seconds a day , 35 hours autonomy. Finish however is deplorable . Two weeks into ownership and it looks as I've strenghted nails with it .
I hope you'll be luckier than me . I'll post few piccies tomorrow .
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:11 PM   #5548
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Looks like they are about 20 min away from me.
Stop in and get the scoop from Fred on new stuff coming. He told me over email he was looking at new cases.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:13 PM   #5549
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I like that Binnacle Anchor. I had one a while ago and let it get away from me. Today I'm wearing this Seiko diver from June of 1983.

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:09 PM   #5550
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A little patina on that one!
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