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Shaman
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I like. I have seen other who put bracelets on without fitted end links. They look like crap. Yours looks great!

RMD


Not bad for a $14 Timex bracelet!
It's all solid too and not folded!





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Originally posted by rduckwor:

I like. I have seen other who put bracelets on without fitted end links. They look like crap. Yours looks great!

RMD


Not bad for a $14 Timex bracelet!
It's all solid too and not folded!


Nice - the solid part. It looks good.

I like a strap on dressy watches, but it is so hot here that a strap usually feels sweaty and sticky. I greatly prefer metal bracelets.




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I like a strap on dressy watches, but it is so hot here that a strap usually feels sweaty and sticky. I greatly prefer metal bracelets.


Agreed. After trashing a couple very expensive straps in the summers of TX, AL and MS I wear steel bracelets almost exclusively in the summer months. My two most frequent watches were picked in part specifically because they could come with, and look good with, either.



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Just arrived. This is my second Alpina...becoming a fan of this smaller Swiss brand.

Alpina Extreme Sailing Limited Edition (if you can call 8888 pieces "limited") :







(Photos borrowed from others...my photo ability w/ my tired Iphone 4S can't touch these.)

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I'm gonna have to get an automatic soon!





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I'm gonna have to get an automatic soon!


Don't you have a Speedy? I'd wear it all the time.




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I'm gonna have to get an automatic soon!


Don't you have a Speedy? I'd wear it all the time.

seconded. I like watches, but if I had a Speedy to go with my Seamaster, I'd probably never buy another one.



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Originally posted by at-home-daddy:
Just arrived. This is my second Alpina...becoming a fan of this smaller Swiss brand.

Alpina Extreme Sailing Limited Edition (if you can call 8888 pieces "limited") :

I believe I have that one!!
Will check when I get off shift







(Photos borrowed from others...my photo ability w/ my tired Iphone 4S can't touch these.)


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The speedy is a manual wind
And a NASA artifact
My Rolex is an auto but I don't wear it





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After a bit more searching, I finally found what I was looking for when I got the Marathon (above). It's a Japanese market Seiko, 33mm case, thin, 17mm band, fits my wrist and my concept of a simple watch perfectly. It has a stainless case and sapphire crystal, with an HAQ movement. I am not too fond of the shiny Caiman band, but it might take a while to find a suitable 17mm replacement. BTW, I found Chino Watch a pleasure to do business with.
 

 
 
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RE Alpina
I was mistaken, mine is an " Extreme" limited edition. 10xx/8888 only difference I can see is my bezel is marked in 360 degree
Great watch, Mrs SPG got it for me in Aruba last year


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Those Seiko Dolces are very nice. They have a high accuracy movement, and are accurate to +/- 10 seconds a year. That is astoundingly good. Most quartz watches are more like +/- 20 seconds a month.




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Hey, I'll play.

My newest and one of my favorites...

 
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^^^^^^^^ man that is beautiful!



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Hey, I'll play.

My newest and one of my favorites...


Lovely!


-ShneaSIG


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I posted about this one a couple weeks ago, a Seiko 5:

I want it, but different sources give different case diameters. Watchsleuth says it's 40mm which is OK, but the seller and another website say 43mm. Yuuuge!

Any suggestions for a reliable source of info?


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Originally posted by newtoSig765: ...the seller and another website say 43mm.


I'd go with what the seller says. (40mm would be unusually small for that style of watch; 42 - 44 seems more likely.)
 
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I posted about this one a couple weeks ago, a Seiko 5:

I want it, but different sources give different case diameters. Watchsleuth says it's 40mm which is OK, but the seller and another website say 43mm. Yuuuge!

Any suggestions for a reliable source of info?


Are they measuring the same thing? Dial v outside diameter?




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Are they measuring the same thing? Dial v outside diameter?

Unknown.


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