Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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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.
  2. rawdog

    rawdog Been here awhile

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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. :thumb
  3. DoctorIt

    DoctorIt vrooom!

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    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.
  4. falconati

    falconati baller

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    I'd get the Hamilton.
  5. Vbird

    Vbird In Room 237

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    Looks like they are about 20 min away from me.
  6. egret

    egret noob

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    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 .
    -zie egret .
  7. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Stop in and get the scoop from Fred on new stuff coming. He told me over email he was looking at new cases. :D
  8. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte™

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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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  9. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    A little patina on that one! :lol3
  10. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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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.
    bill
  11. redsport

    redsport Web Adventurer

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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.
  12. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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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.

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

    http://people.timezone.com/library/cjrml/cjrml631728462093125000

    Then on Amazon there is this.

    http://www.amazon.com/Casio-DW5600E-1V-G-Shock-Classic-Digital/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.
    bill

    For the record I ride a KTM 640a.

    b
  13. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte™

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    There is. :D 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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  14. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    Today's watch: the one I cannot read rapidly: Stauer Speedster.
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  15. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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    Go to inmates and find the "mr. Hamilton" thread. Grab the watch for a field test.
  16. redsport

    redsport Web Adventurer

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    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.
  17. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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    Love this thing. Bauhaus eat your heart out. I've ordered a brown leather w/ deployment for mine as well.
  18. falconati

    falconati baller

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    Did you order from the various airline magazines that advertise this?
  19. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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    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.
  20. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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    Ordered this one yesterday.
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