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  1. I recently looked at these too. Nice alternative to my standard nylon US Mil straps, but at EU50 compared to around EU07 it's a hard one to justify for me. A recently purchased alligator leather strap cost less! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  2. The pre-purchase reflection period is something I usually do. I find it accomplishes two things, being.. 1. I'll get a bettwr idea of whether or not I'll really bond with it 2. The research, browsing etc. is a big part of rhe fun for me. Sometimes more so than the actual purchase. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  3. I'm wondering what self-imposed rules people here have (if any) for keeping their watch obsession under some level of control. As time goes by and I have just a little more disposable budget with which to indulge my watch hobby I have found myself needing to set some parameters in order to keep some balance (to both my bank account and sanity). I've recently turned down the chance to buy a minty Glycine Combat that I really liked and at a 'mates rates' price from a friend in the US. In this particular case my reasons for refraining were: 1. The watch in question was a PVD diver and I've
  4. The only definition of a 'proper watch' worth anything is that of its owner, imho. If it makes you smile, then it's proper, I think! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. I wear mine with approx 1x little finger rip space between strap and wrist, although amount of space varies from watch to watch for obvious reasons. Once it's on I don't pay any attention to where it sits, which must vary when one likes a loose fit. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  6. I'm pleased to see a Montblanc thread here as I'd recently wondered about them myself. Is it a good brand? (as in the quality of the watch matches the price tag), Hopefully someone here has some knowledge. Like the OP I've seen a few of their watches that look very nice. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  7. Stealth Citizen today Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  8. Of the group put up, for me it's the Seiko by a mile. There are many reasons, but personally I'm not a fan of chronographs as it seems like a hell of a lot of complication (buttons, sub dials) in order to have a stopwatch! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  9. Same as yesterday Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  10. This one seemed right for what I have to do today. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  11. Nearest one Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  12. Just reminding myself of another Explorer option - the Armida A6. Specs-wise the Armida is superior (WR, anti-mag, screwed links, I think). I do personally prefer a flat sapphire also, which the latest A6 has. However, that said, to my eye the OP's Everest is the nicer looking watch. Specs aren't everything! Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  13. That's a really nice GMT version of the variously released Citizen field style, of which I have two myself. Glad to hear it's still doing you (and Citizen) proud after so many years. A perfect example answer to the OP's query I'd say. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  14. Ain't that the truth! I have four Ecodrives (three came on horrible straps that were immediately replaced and one still has it's very decent titanium bracelet). I also have a Seiko solar and 2x solar Gs. All have been bulletproof even when chilling for long periods in my glass topped watch box (that itself only gets ambient light due to it's position - Mrs has the window position for her dressing table). The only caveat I've experienced is with the Gs in winter. If you have a function turned on that automatically turns the back light on when you angle your wrist towards you it can drai
  15. Only what was in reaching distance. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk However, in honour of the lovely blue on white Tudor I've got my arse out of bed and switched for my only blue dial However, this tank of a thing probably has more in common with G-Shocks than anything as elegant as the Tudor. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  16. Looks good. The tan pops with the blue. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    Not for rhe first time when I see a Timex watch, the thought of what great value they are springs to mind. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    It's a bit more than looking at it a certain way to be fair. With a rotating bezel you have no way of differentiating between AM and PM. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    A rotating bezel works for 12 hours only though, doesnt it? GMTs track the whole 24. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    My understanding of GMTs 'True' GMT allows the normal hour hand to be set independently without the seconds hand stopping. This way the GMT hand stays at your home timezone and you can change the primary time according to the timezone you're in without losing your time accuracy. The other type of GMT allows for the GMT hand to be set separately, so, for example, if you want to keep track of a relative who's in another tinezone without changing your primary time. Hope that makes sense. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  21. US Military straps (NATOs without the extra metal ) are my favourite strap style overall. They (like NATOs) are much more secure than any two piece assembly, can be bought in a vast array of colours and different materials, and even the higher end ones aren't expensive, comparatively speaking of course. I find them more comfortable than my leather or metal. Here's my Seiko with a black US Mil. Neat, tidy and understated imho Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  22. Very cool Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    Haha. The Rolex still holds a considerable extra degree of gravitas! Whether Cola or Pepsi, they're both fizzin' My (limited) understanding of GMTs is that 'true' GMTs are certainly in the minority, and most famously belong to Rolex models. However, when adjusting mine I've appreciated the way it works. I haven't tried the other flavour. Saw this 'Monta Atlas' today. Very nice imho. Only 38.5mm, which to me sounds cool. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    Yes, my Seiko operates in exactly the same way. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  25. I was just reading a thread on the WUS forum posted by a guy wanting advice for his first GMT. It reminded me how much joy I get from my only GMT, and not to mention that it reminds me of the time in Sydney, Aus (where my youngest currently is) better than anything else in my watch box (obviously). I absolutely wish to add to my GMT collection, so would be super grateful for you guys to show me yours (so to speak), and/or otherwise post your thoughts on GMTs generally. Cheers Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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