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Old 12-22-2011, 05:39 AM   #4081
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Anybody have any experience with Skagen watches

Not really a fan of big huge bulky watches and so I like the look of the Skagen's.

I have my eye on this

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Old 12-22-2011, 03:20 PM   #4082
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A Titanium Collection.

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I have an affinity with Titanium as i worked at the IMI in Birmingham when the Metal was being Developed into an Engineering Material.I have added Ti Components to my Bikes,Exhausts,Footpegs and Bolts,as much for Bling as for Weight Saving.
I then decided to treat myself to a Weekend Watch and got this;



Citizen Skyhawk Eco-Drive in Titanium.

That was followed by a Piece of IOM TT Memorabilia;



Graham Oversize Chronofighter in Titanium. Presented to TT Winners,not on General Sale in Ti. This one was won by Dan Sayle in the 2009 Sidecar TT.

Then i got something to wear for Work;



A Second Hand Seiko Chronograph in Titanium. 6 Years old,previously owned by a Mate .

And recently i picked this up;



Porsche Design Chronograph Auto P6612 1084 0245, again, Titanium.

I'm not likely to own a Porsche Car (this side of a Major Lottery Win !!) and Vauxhall don't do a Monaro Watch for when i'm out .
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:25 PM   #4083
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Titanium is kewl. I have a couple. Bertucci field watch.



And a Citizen Calibre 2100 chrono.

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Old 12-22-2011, 08:40 PM   #4084
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Anybody have any experience with Skagen watches

Not really a fan of big huge bulky watches and so I like the look of the Skagen's.

I have my eye on this


My wife got me a Disney titanium version similar to this:


It is the thinnest and lightest watch I own so I hardly notice I have it on. I like to wear it on days that my dress shirt has particularly small cuffs, it always fits under the cuff. I got it for my anniversary 6 months ago and haven't had any problems. I probably wear it 2-3 times a week.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:47 PM   #4085
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I bet two days from now we start seeing a lot of additions to this thread.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:14 AM   #4086
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Put the zulu strap on my Planet Ocean this morning - I'm kinda liking it

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Old 12-23-2011, 09:16 AM   #4087
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Put the zulu strap on my Planet Ocean this morning - I'm kinda liking it

Yer hand is on yer wrist upside down mate! Oh, and that looks UberCool!
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:00 AM   #4088
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Put the zulu strap on my Planet Ocean this morning - I'm kinda liking it

How do you guys get the old band off? I have a Citizen Eco-Drive Dive watch with a plastic-ie like "rubber" band. I was looking to replace it with one of these type bands, but the only way I can see to get the old band off is with a knife, which I am kinda reluctant to do.

Any tips would be welcomed.

Thanks.

By the way, nice look for the Planet!
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:15 AM   #4089
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How do you guys get the old band off? I have a Citizen Eco-Drive Dive watch with a plastic-ie like "rubber" band. I was looking to replace it with one of these type bands, but the only way I can see to get the old band off is with a knife, which I am kinda reluctant to do.

Any tips would be welcomed.

Thanks.

By the way, nice look for the Planet!
With a spring bar tool, or alternatively with a dull knife or even a small screwdriver:

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Old 12-23-2011, 11:50 AM   #4090
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With a spring bar tool, or alternatively with a dull knife or even a small screwdriver:

Do you really need a new set of spring bars?

Also, the bands, the Nato style go through the back? One continuous band no? If so, what prevents the watch from sliding on the band?

I have looked at the two piece Nato style bands as well, and will probably go with those, but was wondering about the other style band.

Thanks for the Link with the tutorial. Great help!!
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:19 PM   #4091
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How do you guys get the old band off? I have a Citizen Eco-Drive Dive watch with a plastic-ie like "rubber" band. I was looking to replace it with one of these type bands, but the only way I can see to get the old band off is with a knife, which I am kinda reluctant to do.

Any tips would be welcomed.

Thanks.

By the way, nice look for the Planet!
Thanks

And as flood says - a small screwdriver is what I use. When I bought the watch, from an AD, I asked what they used and they told me the same - a small screwdriver!
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:23 PM   #4092
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Yer hand is on yer wrist upside down mate! Oh, and that looks UberCool!
It's okay - it's only my left hand
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:43 PM   #4093
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Do you really need a new set of spring bars?

Also, the bands, the Nato style go through the back? One continuous band no? If so, what prevents the watch from sliding on the band?

I have looked at the two piece Nato style bands as well, and will probably go with those, but was wondering about the other style band.

Thanks for the Link with the tutorial. Great help!!
You don't necessarily need to buy new bars, but they are cheap and they will fail sooner or later - the result may be a lost watch.

The classic Nato straps have two parts for this very reason. If one bar fails, the watch still stays on your wrist. On one piece-bands, the watch stays in position by friction. Check eBay, there are hundreds of cheap, good looking watch bands and spring bar sets. You'll have more fun with your watch. Just make sure you know your watches lug width (=strap and spring bar size).
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:43 PM   #4094
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Thanks

And as flood says - a small screwdriver is what I use. When I bought the watch, from an AD, I asked what they used and they told me the same - a small screwdriver!
+1 to Mav & Floods info.


I will add that you can make the spring bar tool out of a small screwdriver.




Some of the nicer buckles on the single bands are held on with a spring bar as well. So you can add a deployant clasp to a leather band in place of the standard buckle.

Then when you really want to play you can start making your own bands, this was my first:
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:15 PM   #4095
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Put the zulu strap on my Planet Ocean this morning - I'm kinda liking it

I can't think of a strap that would look bad with that watch. The Planet Ocean watches are my current favorites.
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