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Old 29 March 2018, 10:00
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Planet Ocean Seamasters are nice watches, but are about the size of a medium pizza.
I like a bigger watch, easier to see numbers. I prefer a simple dial as I get older.
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Old 29 March 2018, 11:20
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As much as I love Omegas (I've gotten my esposa two of them, and continue hunting for a decent pie pan Constellation for myself) for less money I'd go with the Jaeger dive watch...

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Old 29 March 2018, 15:11
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Has anybody here ever worn a Bell & Ross watch?

A little pricey, but they look pretty durable.
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Old 30 March 2018, 22:48
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Does anyone have any experience with IWC? I found a model called the Mark XVIII today. I love the clean pilot style dial. I've heard good things, but would love to hear some input from someone who owns one.
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Old 14 April 2018, 22:32
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Despite all the mixed reviews, I bought a cheap Luminox. Got a good deal for $140. It has the tritium tubes.

My G-Shock has started to eat batteries, killing one every 7 or 8 months....and I wanted to try something different.

Needed a good, cheap weekend watch...something that can go into the water....about the toughest thing it will see it Jet-Skiing.

I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 15 April 2018, 08:04
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Has anybody here ever worn a Bell & Ross watch?

A little pricey, but they look pretty durable.
Very good watches.
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Old 15 April 2018, 08:05
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Does anyone have any experience with IWC? I found a model called the Mark XVIII today. I love the clean pilot style dial. I've heard good things, but would love to hear some input from someone who owns one.
Yes, I have owned several IWC watches. Currently have Ingenieur Mission Earth. Great watches, good quality, good company.
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Old 15 April 2018, 12:16
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Yes, I have owned several IWC watches. Currently have Ingenieur Mission Earth. Great watches, good quality, good company.
That is a nice watch.

Was looking at a Bernhardt Globemaster II or an Ocean 7 dive watch. They decent for their price point?
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Very good watches.
Thanks, they get good reviews and look simple and tough.

I'm seeing ads for another new watch company started by a couple of young guys called MVMT and the reviews on the web are all over the map.

Strange as it may seem, I've always had pretty good luck with Timex, and they generally keep pretty good time. Nice thing about them is they are cheap enough that when they eventually do wear out you can just pick up another cheap.
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I've been wanting a Hamilton for a while and finally settled on this guy. My first hand-wind mechanical. Very pleased so far!
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Thanks, they get good reviews and look simple and tough.

I'm seeing ads for another new watch company started by a couple of young guys called MVMT and the reviews on the web are all over the map.

Strange as it may seem, I've always had pretty good luck with Timex, and they generally keep pretty good time. Nice thing about them is they are cheap enough that when they eventually do wear out you can just pick up another cheap.
Can get much better watches for MVMTs price point by going elsewhere. Seiko comes to mind or Orient.
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Picked up a Bernhardt GMT II. Well made and a decent price. Bracelet is very comfortable.
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Watches are like crack... Except more expensive. Newest acquisition is forthcoming. German, classic, chronograph, with history.
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I'm a fairly frugal guy when it comes time pieces and usually opt for features like sapphire glass, Swiss movements, and automatics, with uncomplicated faces, valued in the low to mid hundreds. This time around I decided to add a Chronograph from a lesser known company out of Germany that continues build a line of watches which are remarkably similar to their pieces made in the late 30's and 40's.

The impetus behind my decision was having acquired an older stop watch a few years back from my Father who received it after the death of my Great Uncle. A simple Hanhart 1 Jewel that is hand wound. I have no idea of it's age, but I'm thinking somewhere in the 70s. Regardless, I dig it's looks and accuracy. Based on that, how they are still hand made, gorgeous (IMO), and the fact that I've never seen a Hanhart on anyone's wrist, I just acquired a Hanhart Pioneer TachyTele. 40mm diameter, 15mm thick, and heavy.
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Very cool, I dig the red pusher.
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Old 10 July 2018, 12:03
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Very cool, I dig the red pusher.
Ceramic even...
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Wow, no way? Quality move.....
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Old 28 August 2018, 21:43
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Despite all the mixed reviews, I bought a cheap Luminox. Got a good deal for $140. It has the tritium tubes.

My G-Shock has started to eat batteries, killing one every 7 or 8 months....and I wanted to try something different.

Needed a good, cheap weekend watch...something that can go into the water....about the toughest thing it will see it Jet-Skiing.

I'll let you know how it goes.
May I suggest, when that gives up the ghost, try one of these....
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40mm diameter, 15mm thick, and heavy.
It’s pretty, but that’d bug me. I’m wearing a titanium cased 39x13.7 pilot/diver that doesn’t need to be this tall in my opinion. It’d really bug me if I was wearing cuffs on the regular I’m sure.
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May I suggest, when that gives up the ghost, try one of these....
I second that - I've been sporting the same protrek on my wrist for better than 15 years now. It takes everything I dish out and just keeps working.
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