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Old 28 February 2019, 16:45
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And you just cost me 6K on a used Sub. Saw yours, couldn’t resist myself any longer.
Haha, congrats and welcome to the club.

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Old 28 February 2019, 17:54
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Picked up this Bulova Lunar Pilot to scratch an itch for a new piece with a little history. It's a fairly substantial piece at 45mm but works well on a 7 1/4 wrist. I'm really digging the retro look...

No Omega for me until I finish up a kitchen and living room remodel. One of these days...
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Old 28 February 2019, 18:29
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That's just as legit a 'moon watch' as the omega. More accurate too, lol.
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Old 28 February 2019, 19:16
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Picked up this Bulova Lunar Pilot..
That's a nice-looking watch. Personally, I'd change the band but other than that, I love the design...
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Old 28 February 2019, 19:51
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It actually came with a second band that more accurately reflects the original. I’m seeing if this one grows on me. For the price it’s a hell of a lot of watch.
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Old 28 February 2019, 19:58
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Picked up this Bulova Lunar Pilot to scratch an itch for a new piece with a little history. It's a fairly substantial piece at 45mm but works well on a 7 1/4 wrist. I'm really digging the retro look...

No Omega for me until I finish up a kitchen and living room remodel. One of these days...
Sweet! Nice Chrono for sure.
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Old 28 February 2019, 23:27
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I am digging that Ball. Used to, that would cost me a mortgage payment.

In the meantime, my current everyday wear is my Bulova Perfection. The rubber band suck ass...

Two new cheap NATO straps are on the way. 1 red, 1 black.
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Old 28 February 2019, 23:34
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Picked up this Bulova Lunar Pilot to scratch an itch for a new piece with a little history. It's a fairly substantial piece at 45mm but works well on a 7 1/4 wrist. I'm really digging the retro look...

No Omega for me until I finish up a kitchen and living room remodel. One of these days...
Let me know when you want to trade Bulovas!!!
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Old 1 March 2019, 00:11
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I am digging that Ball. Used to, that would cost me a mortgage payment.

In the meantime, my current everyday wear is my Bulova Perfection. The rubber band suck ass...

Two new cheap NATO straps are on the way. 1 red, 1 black.
Try Bonetto Cinturini rubber, and BluShark NATO's (their cheaper moel, not the expensive alpha).
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Old 1 March 2019, 00:51
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Who recommended “cheap nato straps”, I thought it was you.
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Old 1 March 2019, 12:09
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If you want rubber, look no further than Isofrane.
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Old 1 March 2019, 13:09
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If you want rubber, look no further than Isofrane.
Bonetto Cinturini makes isofrane straps. if you don't mind spending $100 on a rubber strap, and don't mind the holes, they're cool. Otherwise, you can get various other designs, that are nearly as nice, for $30.

I have a Hirsch extreme strap. The look won't work with every watch, but they're one of the few that use actual tree rubber, and it has a number of features that just make it awesome to use. It's also $100+, but it came on a watch I bought. If you have a big watch, 46mm+, that needs a thick strap, this or the isofrane are it.
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Old 1 March 2019, 23:57
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And you just cost me 6K on a used Sub. Saw yours, couldn’t resist myself any longer.
Could have gone to a farmer's field outside of Bad Tolz and tried to find a used Sub (I think) that fell about 1250 AGL during a night jump in Nov 1984. The poor dude who lost it was a prior service 0-1 XO on a team from 10th SFG. It happened on our graded night jump during SLJM school and it went "ping" when he caught it on the door when exiting. If anyone has contact with Mr. Mims (I believe the very first 180A in history) ask him as he should remember it as he was the grading safety that night. I can't say whether Mims passed him or not...
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Old 2 March 2019, 00:17
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My Too cheap NATO’s we’re on the way.

One red and one black.
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Old 2 March 2019, 01:12
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MARATAC makes good NATO straps. Buy them at CountyComm.
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Old 2 March 2019, 09:39
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I have bought a few sail cloth watch straps from Brady straps. They last longer than leather and look great.

https://bradystraps.com
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Old 21 March 2019, 19:33
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Excepting a first-gen Suunto Vector for winter mountain stuff, haven't really needed a watch since Drum. However, since I can't see who's in the next lane at the pool, let alone the clock or timer, I found this - reasonable for work, water, and not so expensive that I worry about beating on it.



M50.
Fits well, and I like the 'hyper rubber' band minus the serious vanilla smell.

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Old 21 March 2019, 20:10
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Red NATO strap

I was trying to match the second hand on my Bulova.

At 22mm wide, that strap gets long. I think the buckle should be directly underneath the watch, but it’s not.

I can put the black strap on my Seiko automatic.
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Old 21 March 2019, 20:46
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Excepting a first-gen Suunto Vector for winter mountain stuff, haven't really needed a watch since Drum. However, since I can't see who's in the next lane at the pool, let alone the clock or timer, I found this - reasonable for work, water, and not so expensive that I worry about beating on it.



M50.
Fits well, and I like the 'hyper rubber' band minus the serious vanilla smell.

DaveP
You do know you are wearing your watch on the wrong side of your wrist, right?
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Old 22 March 2019, 09:23
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Dammit! F'd that up again...


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