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Old 07-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #4801
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here's the next watch I want.

What I like about that particular model is that they not only lume all the chrono hands, but they also lume the major chapters in the chrono subdials. The bezel lume is crap, though, since they were experimenting a material that doesn't age particularly well. Fortunately, the pip at 12:00 is a trit tube, gives you as much of a landmark as most other dive bezels at night. It is terrific build quality for the moulah.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:11 PM   #4802
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What I like about that particular model is that they not only lume all the chrono hands, but they also lume the major chapters in the chrono subdials. The bezel lume is crap, though, since they were experimenting a material that doesn't age particularly well. Fortunately, the pip at 12:00 is a trit tube, gives you as much of a landmark as most other dive bezels at night. It is terrific build quality for the moulah.
The lume attracts me to a great degree, but the whole watch is something that fits my tastes almost perfectly.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #4803
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The lume attracts me to a great degree, but the whole watch is something that fits my tastes almost perfectly.
They really are put together well. The movements are typically ETA-sourced but the balance of the watch is as well-executed as anything costing much, much more.

These few have a very poor color balance - but you can see the details:









Much better color:

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #4804
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[/QUOTE]Awesome, and what size is the case? Looks like 45mm or more on your wrist!
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:53 PM   #4805
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What's the opinion here on Lum-Tec watches?

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Old 07-27-2012, 01:03 PM   #4806
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^^^^^^Lum-Tec watches are well made. I own a M21 Tungsten Carbide and just in a LZ7 LUMzilla . You can't own just one. !!


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Old 07-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #4807
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Awesome, and what size is the case? Looks like 45mm or more on your wrist![/QUOTE]

Here's a portion of a review I did on watchuseek.
Don’t be intimidated by the size – with a case size of 40 mm and 14.1 mm high, you’d think that us guys with smaller wrists might not be …uh… equipped to wear such a watch but if you look at the sides, you can see that the design of the lugs allows the watch to be worn by even smaller-wristed guys. In fact, the design may limit the larger guys – the lugs may cut into their wrists.
I know you like big watches - not my cup of tea!
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #4808
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Awesome, and what size is the case? Looks like 45mm or more on your wrist!
Here's a portion of a review I did on watchuseek.
Don’t be intimidated by the size – with a case size of 40 mm and 14.1 mm high, you’d think that us guys with smaller wrists might not be …uh… equipped to wear such a watch but if you look at the sides, you can see that the design of the lugs allows the watch to be worn by even smaller-wristed guys. In fact, the design may limit the larger guys – the lugs may cut into their wrists.
I know you like big watches - not my cup of tea![/QUOTE]40~!! that thing looks at least 45mm on your wrist!
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #4809
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If I leave my Ball on the nightstand it's like a little night light. The gas tubes are unbelievably bright.
When I first got mine I was blown away and felt like I could almost read by it! The bezel on by Alligator doesn't shine like it should. Okay, not at all.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #4810
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The Rolexes, Omegas, Panerais and Balls are way above my pay grade, so I stick with Seikos, Citizens and Orients for the most part. I just bought this PVD'd Nighthawk on WUS. The bracelet is just a bit too small, so I put it on this Zulu.






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Old 07-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #4811
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Nice watch MikeyT. Not sure why Zulu straps aren't more popular.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:33 AM   #4812
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Nice watch MikeyT. Not sure why Zulu straps aren't more popular.
IMHO? Motherfucking UGLY. I'm not going to spend $5K on a watch and put it on $0.05 of nylon strap...sheesh.

OK, besides that, I've tried 'em in the past. What is the point of a watchband that has to go in the laundry every week? Mine always would reek after a week or two at most.

Personally, I have no use for anything other than a bracelet, at least right now.

Let the flaming begin!
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:35 AM   #4813
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The Rolexes, Omegas, Panerais and Balls are way above my pay grade, so I stick with Seikos, Citizens and Orients for the most part. I just bought this PVD'd Nighthawk on WUS. The bracelet is just a bit too small, so I put it on this Zulu.

That's one of the nicer pilot watches, IMHO. I find a lot of them to be way too busy, trying to do everything on one dial and all. Just does not work for my tired older eyes.

The GMT complication takes a bit of getting used to when you first look at it, but it's my favorite complication.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:02 AM   #4814
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Hey guys, any advices on a classy tank watch in the 150-200$ range?

Something with a japanese quartz inside at least.

My vintage Hamilton is a bit small for my wrist.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:18 AM   #4815
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IMHO? Motherfucking UGLY. I'm not going to spend $5K on a watch and put it on $0.05 of nylon strap...sheesh.

OK, besides that, I've tried 'em in the past. What is the point of a watchband that has to go in the laundry every week? Mine always would reek after a week or two at most.

Personally, I have no use for anything other than a bracelet, at least right now.

Let the flaming begin!
Not all NATO's are the same - there are cheap ones and ones that are extremely well made. Each to his own - don't like them? Your call.

Dare I mention olongapo watch bracelets?
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