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Old 01-21-2013, 08:26 PM   #5551
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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.
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I just packed up my old Hamilton field watch. It's a self wind.

My point is the service center is in New Jersey. Where will the Smiths be serviced?

The watches look mostly identical to me.

Do you ride a Triumph or follow the royal family?

If you do better buy the Smiths, if not I'd recommend the Hamilton.

IMHO.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:45 PM   #5552
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Red,
I just packed up my old Hamilton field watch. It's a self wind.

My point is the service center is in New Jersey. Where will the Smiths be serviced?

The watches look mostly identical to me.

Do you ride a Triumph or follow the royal family?

If you do better buy the Smiths, if not I'd recommend the Hamilton.

IMHO.
bill
Good point on the service issue. I have been looking at the Hamilton for awhile but a Smiths popped up on the sale forum on Watchuseek and got me thinking. I think I will stick with the plan for getting the Hamilton for now (if I decide to spend the money) because I know if I get the Smiths I will still want the Hammy. Thanks for the input.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #5553
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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.
Red,
I just packed up my old Hamilton field watch. It's a self wind.

My point is the service center is in New Jersey. Where will the Smiths be serviced?

The watches look mostly identical to me.

Do you ride a Triumph or follow the royal family?

If you do better buy the Smiths, if not I'd recommend the Hamilton.

As for a tough, wear around watch read this if you are interested...

http://people.timezone.com/library/c...28462093125000

Then on Amazon there is this.

http://www.amazon.com/Casio-DW5600E-.../dp/B000GAYQKY

I'd read the reviews, I have had this Casio on my wrist for a couple of years. I never take it off period and I cc ski, kayak, dual sport, swimming, bathing,. I do all my own mechanics and carpentry, Casio loves the saws-all. It is incredibly tough, comfortable and cheap and so coolly effective that all my other better watches just sit. Waterproof to 600 ft so it's a dive watch approved for space travel.
Go figure.

$40.

IMHO.
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For the record I ride a KTM 640a.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #5554
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A little patina on that one!
There is. I got my first 6309 diver in the mail Christmas Eve. This is my second. Both all original, both Suwa dials. I bought them from one of the trusted sellers at SCWF. One or the other has been on my wrist virtually every day since. Yesterday, I got this one, also a 6309, on its original bracelet.


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Old 01-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #5555
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Today's watch: the one I cannot read rapidly: Stauer Speedster.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:15 AM   #5556
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Good point on the service issue. I have been looking at the Hamilton for awhile but a Smiths popped up on the sale forum on Watchuseek and got me thinking. I think I will stick with the plan for getting the Hamilton for now (if I decide to spend the money) because I know if I get the Smiths I will still want the Hammy. Thanks for the input.
Go to inmates and find the "mr. Hamilton" thread. Grab the watch for a field test.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:19 PM   #5557
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Go to inmates and find the "mr. Hamilton" thread. Grab the watch for a field test.

Good plan. I think I have posted in that thread that I could give it a temporary home if it makes it to Coastal Carolina.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:23 PM   #5558
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Nice watch. I like the style.

Got the Seiko eventually, they shipped it from Japan. I didn't like the height of the case at first but it has grown on me. It's a keeper.

I'll change the strap to a brown leather one at some point.

Oh, the pink background? My wifes laptop lid


Love this thing. Bauhaus eat your heart out. I've ordered a brown leather w/ deployment for mine as well.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #5559
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Today's watch: the one I cannot read rapidly: Stauer Speedster.
Did you order from the various airline magazines that advertise this?
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:29 PM   #5560
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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 go with the hammy. I'm biased because I have a khaki mechanical that's been superb, but I also think that the Everest looks too much like an Explorer I and thus lacks in the originality department, whereas the Hamilton seems to be its own style.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:44 AM   #5561
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Ordered this one yesterday.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:13 PM   #5562
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:18 PM   #5563
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I like this! However, I have visions of every hair on my wrist being slowly and painfully tugged out

I would probably wear it anyway, that looks pretty sharp

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:27 PM   #5564
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:32 PM   #5565
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