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  1. Deep Funk

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    Do you recommend this watch? I am not familiar with their solar drive/kinetic power watches. I want the reliability of an automatic movement. A basic SKX dive watch with the 7s26 is good but for the right price this can be better and run on all kinds of light even without wearing it every day. (I switch between watches.)

    I like the Seiko dive watches. That loom and at about 40mm just about perfect for daily use.
     
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    Reminds me of this. If you can find a deal check reviews and impressions.

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    Don't tell me what to do!
     
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    The watch is surprisingly well built, and has been carefree. As long as it gets some light every few weeks, it just keeps on running. I'm actually surprised at how durable it has been too. After a few years, barely any scratches, and I do not go out of my way to take care of this watch the way I do my automatic mechanical watches.

    It really is a valid dive watch too, not that I dive, but no worries about submerging it.

    So yes, recommended.

    p.s. it comes with a rubber strap, but as shown in that picture, I suggest replacing with a NATO strap.
     
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    New watch arrived today. I was worried the 45mm would be too big, but I'm digging it.

    My apologies for the quick and crappy phone pic:

    https://goo.gl/Zko2M2
     
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    Sold off my automatic movement Seiko 5 and Orient to make room for this expensive :p bad boy daily driver.

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    Nice @bixby .

    Some of those Casio watches kill me (in a good way). My dad had one my whole childhood and they don't look like they've changed the design one bit. I respect that, haha.
     
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    So, there's a new Omega out in commemoration of Omega's Olympic stopwatches. It has an enamel dial a modern co-axial movement, and comes in white, yellow, or rose gold. And it's overpriced, as modern Omegas tend to be.

    But I didn't post this picture to tell you that.

    I posted it because there's a guy on a watch forum who randomly does shit like this, and it's fabulous.

    The movement posted is the older Omega calibre 8500, which the guy felt would have looked better with this watch.
     
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    That Casio is kind of nerdtastic. It is pure function and nothing more.

    Even if it is almost an hommage it has the same appeal as a Rolex Submariner. It will do its job very well.
     
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    Found it. 40mm without crown and it is a calibrated dive watch. The price is also about right. This is a lot of watch for the money. Hmmm, I might skip the PreSage for this.
     
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    Thanks for this!
     
  12. Deep Funk

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    I went with the SSC015P1, the black version with metal bracelet. 43mm with 20mm lugs and yes that nato-strap is next.

    I really do not care about quartz watches anymore. I simply dig the solar technology combined with a tough enough dive watch. You can also get the PADI-version but that is too much for my needs. Scuba-diving is not on my bucket list.

    Remember I told myself to not buy a watch for 6 months? Nope I had to celebrate something so yeah...

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    This exact model was also very much on my want list when I was on the hunt for a daily 'I don't want to have to take care of it watch'. Some occassional room lighting is enough to keep it running.
     
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    Wife bought me this Citizen H820 for Christmas. Radio controlled world time, eco-drive solar charging. Had to go back to a real watch after 3 years with the Asus Zenwatch 2 and its spotty-at-best battery life and useless "smart" features.

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    Hey, so I won the Valentine's Day haiku contest on a watch forum. Entries had to have the words love and time.


    Mine was about the Breguet 7637 minute repeater, which seemed like a normal human poetry-type behavior, but I was the only one to do anything like that.
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    I might do a post about minute repeaters sometime, they are the pinnacle of mechanical complications in traditional watchmaking, chiming the hours, quarter-hours, and minutes.

    Breguet watches, calling on the design language of the original A.L. Breguet, who made watches for Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, among others, often have flame-blued steel hands, and a guilloched dial (a wafer of gold is inscribed in patterns by hand and hand-driven lathe, then coated in silver).

    All that is to explain this dumb Valentine's haiku, which won me a stuffed moose and a timex watch.

    Blued hands sing the time
    Symphony in guilloché
    A Breguet chimes love
     
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    The Seiko dive watch arrived. Good watch, really well built.

    That Seiko bracelet is a disaster. I mean unfold, click open, unfold again and then remove from your wrist? That is four steps! I am getting a nato-strap a.s.a.p. because this on a say about 200 Dollars/Euros watch is simply unacceptable.

    My 60 Euro Lorus quartz beater has a better bracelet, two steps and done. I am never buying a metal bracelet from Seiko again. I am annoyed.
     
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    Once I tried a NATO strap, I can't wear anything else now.
     
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    I am picky when it comes to metal bracelet straps, so unless it meets a very high standard (like Breitling's heavy stainless steel, or mesh straps), I buy watches with the cheapest strap I can, and swap in a NATO strap.
     
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    A comparison of my only two watches with metal bands; citizen h820 and a fossil fs4256. As you can see, the citizen has a much nicer band. The fossil is also less comfortable.

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    For the last 5 years, my daily wear at work has been a Squale 20 Atmos with the rootbeer bezel. It has taken quite a beating on set, I lost the lume pip at some point, but it still keeps perfect time. Hard to go wrong with the ETA 2824. I'm saving for a Sinn 103 St Acrylic but for now, my Squale Sub homage has served me well.
     

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