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Old 19 September 2017, 19:07
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Just picked this up a couple of weeks ago.

Very nicely done.
Sangin? A watch called Sangin? Must be trying to guarantee no OEF vets buy it with a name like that.
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Old 20 September 2017, 09:51
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Sangin? A watch called Sangin? Must be trying to guarantee no OEF vets buy it with a name like that.
They are OEF vets themselves. Believe the president is fmr MARSOC. They chose the name intentionally.

https://sangininstruments.com/pages/about

And most of their purchasers seem to be vets/current PMCs etc
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Old 20 September 2017, 11:59
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They chose the name intentionally.
From the website:

Named after the deadliest area in Afghanistan, Sangin Instruments sets out to pay homage to the brothers and sisters we’ve lost and those who still make us proud. A nod to the men and women who at a time when many people said “not me” said “send me.” These men and women came from all races, religions, and walks of life. They set aside cultural differences and made their country proud. They include American, British, Canadian, and Danish forces. Here’s to the men and women who are unlike any others.

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Old 20 September 2017, 12:31
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Infantry watch. Aluminum bezel, sapphire crystal, quartz guts, day / date.
Pretty much GTG for wear at work. Not too sure about it's swimming ability, but should be fine.

$20.70 delivered on eBay.
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Old 20 September 2017, 15:26
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They chose the name intentionally.
Whatever floats folks boats, I guess. I don't need or want to remind myself of some places every time I look at my watch...and if I did, it would be somewhere far more pleasant than Sangin (No, HM, this is not an appropriate place to put "like TFG's mom's house").
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Old 20 September 2017, 15:57
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Just picked this up a couple of weeks ago.

Very nicely done.
Very nice, i I emailed them to ask wha movements their timepieces have.

If it's mainstream (ETA etc.,) i'll order one.

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Old 21 September 2017, 10:36
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Very nice, i I emailed them to ask wha movements their timepieces have.

If it's mainstream (ETA etc.,) i'll order one.

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Its a Seiko automatic, I believe the NH35A
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Old 25 September 2017, 16:36
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So there I was, sitting in Atlanta Hartsfield, changing the time on my Seiko, when the crown and stem came off the watch. I was able to screw it back on, and the watch is running fine. Is this supposed to happen? Did I just unscrew it too far? Is this bad? Does it need to get shipped back to the factory, or can a "watch repair" shop fix it? It's only eight months old; doesn't seem like it should break already
Yeah, I travel a lot, but not so much that it should wear out a watch...
I went by a watch store, one that was a certified Seiko repair shop. The repairman quoted me a price of $40-50 and a week to get in the parts. He also told me if I've only had the watch for nine months it should be covered by the Seiko repair warranty. I called Amazon on Thursday to find out the details of the warranty and how to get my watch repaired. To my surprise, Amazon shipped me a brand new watch (it came in on Saturday) and they emailed me a return slip to ship them back the broken one. Great customer service from Amazon.
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Old 25 September 2017, 18:48
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Old 25 September 2017, 23:46
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Its a Seiko automatic, I believe the NH35A
Thank you. You answered, they still haven't :)
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Old 25 September 2017, 23:49
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I went by a watch store, one that was a certified Seiko repair shop. The repairman quoted me a price of $40-50 and a week to get in the parts. He also told me if I've only had the watch for nine months it should be covered by the Seiko repair warranty. I called Amazon on Thursday to find out the details of the warranty and how to get my watch repaired. To my surprise, Amazon shipped me a brand new watch (it came in on Saturday) and they emailed me a return slip to ship them back the broken one. Great customer service from Amazon.
Yes, Amazon is great like that.
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Old 12 October 2017, 21:03
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Deep Blue NATO Diver 300M

I finally picked up a Dive watch to add to my little collection. In keeping with my theme of not spending a ton of money on decent stuff, I did some research and decided to give the Deep Blue NATO Diver 300M a go. It's basically a scaled up Seiko 007 with better movement and Sapphire glass. With discount it was only $149. That $149 gets you a lot of bang for the buck. It's a substantial piece in terms of being very solid and having some heft to it. The action of the crown is like butter...

44mm width, 51mm Lug to Lug, 14mm thick
1000FT/300M Water resistant
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Nice, very nice!
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Old 13 October 2017, 10:28
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This is one of my work watches. Maratac Pilot Quartz (Large). Very sturdy and dependable for a decent price.

I have quite a few good watches, but I tend to only wear five of them. Traser or Maratac for anything that could mess up a watch (shooting, skydiving, etc), G-Shock when overseas, and Omega or Breitling for everything else.
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Old 13 October 2017, 11:03
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This is one of my work watches. Maratac Pilot Quartz (Large). Very sturdy and dependable for a decent price.
I have the same in automatic... Great watches.
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Old 14 October 2017, 10:10
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Thank you. You answered, they still haven't :)
Still no response. I guess they're not that hungry for new business..
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Old 14 October 2017, 11:27
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Have had the trusted Rolex Explorer II on the wrist all week.
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Old 14 October 2017, 12:47
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Have had the trusted Rolex Explorer II on the wrist all week.
I'd love to get hold of the new Explorer (1). The II is incredible but I have way too many bezel watches!
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Have had the trusted Rolex Explorer II on the wrist all week.
Sweet. I’m getting my sub back after I sent it off in May to get serviced and polished. I miss that little guy.
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Old 14 October 2017, 13:18
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I'd love to get hold of the new Explorer (1). The II is incredible but I have way too many bezel watches!
I picked up the older version Explorer for my father about 11 years ago. He is now 83 and has been wearing it every day since then. Serviced once. Great iconic watch.
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