Wrist watches. Post pics, if you EDC one!

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super bargain on chinese version of “super engineer II” watch band

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR...

i have no affiliation other than that i have had one since march and i like it!

the ‘real’ ones are like $110, this is like $25
for some reason you have to pay in brit pounds but that is easy with credit card
(seller is in hong kong i think is why)

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I have one of those on the way to me for my brushed Amphibian. I hope it won’t disappoint me.
What’s about the overall fit and finish of your one? As I know the sides are polished. Was it easy to resize?

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I have one of those on the way to me for my brushed Amphibian. I hope it won’t disappoint me. What’s about the overall fit and finish of your one? As I know the sides are polished. Was it easy to resize?

—no, you will surely like it..

—fit and finish is perfect, adjustment – the adjustment links are attached via screws, which is unusual but no harder than the usual push-out kind

==it;s very heavy, ends are polished

==did you already have one ordered ?

( i just could not see paying $110 for a watch band, this was the perfect thing for a $150 watch)

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wle i have one of those, UK ebay price was around £80………..same exact bracelet obviously imported from HK(which i did)

I have been wearing my citizen quite a lot(good few weeks…………months) with that bracelet .




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it does look the same, even the ‘stainless steel ‘ stamp is the same font

right now they seem to be at // Price:GBP 20.38 // Approximately US $26.20

they make any watch look good..though that citizen is pretty to start with..
yours has picked up dirt and scratches, just like mine, and it still looks good..
i would be leery of a black one though, would probably show scratches too much

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My edc for 25 years.
Been down to 140’. Down on most every sport diving wreck off south Florida. Almost pulled off my wrist by a huge jack I speared in my rookie days of spear fishing. Getting a little old looking but keeps on ticking.

Last year its main spring broke so had an estimate from Rolex for $1500 for a repair and 5 year cleaning it has never gotten. Brought it to the Seybold jewelry Building in Miami, found an old Russian guy that had worked for Rolex with Rolex certificates on his wall. He did a cleaning and mainspring for $250 while I waited and watched. There are a lot of little tiny parts in that watch, I was surprised he got it all back together again, I never could of done it, even if my life depended on it. He even checked the calibration and said it was within 1 second. To me it seems to lose a minute a month…


 

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Yes the black will no doubt scrape off, no matter how much care , swirls,scratches happen in abundance. There is another from HK which is excellent value, a real chunk! 6mm thick, stainless and i was that impressed i bought 2(around £20 iirc and again on ebay, UK watch shop for around £80. It does add some heft!

Can see how chunky compared to the other engineer II

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Very cool allcool Cool

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Very cool allcool Cool

Thanks Ven…
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isti242 wrote:
I have one of those on the way to me for my brushed Amphibian. I hope it won’t disappoint me. What’s about the overall fit and finish of your one? As I know the sides are polished. Was it easy to resize?

—no, you will surely like it..

—fit and finish is perfect, adjustment – the adjustment links are attached via screws, which is unusual but no harder than the usual push-out kind

==it;s very heavy, ends are polished

==did you already have one ordered ?

( i just could not see paying $110 for a watch band, this was the perfect thing for a $150 watch)

—wle

It’s funny because I pulled the trigger and ordered one a couple of days ago. Smile
I was amazed by the super engineer 2 every time I saw it but at that price I could easily double the value even of my most expensive watch. Smile

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Yes the black will no doubt scrape off, no matter how much care , swirls,scratches happen in abundance. There is another from HK which is excellent value, a real chunk! 6mm thick, stainless and i was that impressed i bought 2(around £20 iirc and again on ebay, UK watch shop for around £80. It does add some heft!

Can see how chunky compared to the other engineer II

Wow, that’s quite impressive! Thumbs Up
I guess it weights at least twice as much as the “SE2”.

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Realy like that green dail!

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It certainly adds weight, especially over the jubilee bracelet they came with. But i kind of like some heft in my watches, know its there type of feel .

Cheers Smile

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I just noticed something:

Yourrid wrote:
My EDC items:
Citizen Navihawk A-T
Triple Convoy S6 FET
Beretta Pico



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Here we go.


At least as far as the posts with (surviving – lots of dead images) photos go, only two maniacs wear their watches on the inside of the wrist Big Smile

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See John Wick, for example.

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Here we go.

That’s a Casio 5028, easily my oldest surviving wristwatch to date. I honestly can’t remember how old it is, but I’m sure it’s a 2010 model at the latest. Sturdy as heck, faithful and comfortable like a dream when properly adjusted… Although the wristband can get smelly with time Sick

Speaking of old watches, I purchased the Tag Heuer 25 years ago. I recently sent it in for service because the date was getting stuck in between days every once in a while. Some parts were replaced, and everything internally was cleaned. I had them replace the battery and seals as well. The service wasn’t cheap because it was an authorized service center. It was well worth it since I purchased in Las Vegas in 1992 while I was at my best friend’s wedding. I hope to have it for the rest of my life.

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the problem with plastic “resin” bands is rot, after 5-10 years, they start cracking and falling apart.

plus a metal watch bracelet is like 10x faster to put on and take off.

also doesn;t get smelly

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wle wrote:
the problem with plastic “resin” bands is rot, after 5-10 years, they start cracking and falling apart.

plus a metal watch bracelet is like 10x faster to put on and take off.

also doesn;t get smelly

wle

I’ve never had a plastic resin band get smelly, and I’ve had, and still have Casio G shock watches dating back to the early 90’s. That said, my bands never lasted more than a few years at best.

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right, the resin rot usually is a function of time, not wear time, so it can be unworn and still fall apart in 5 years.

and usually the resin bands can’t be replaced by something simple , because they have some fancy shape that interlocks with the watch body.

though there are usually cheap replacements (as well as $75 OEM ones) – you can;t just convert it to a $1 nato-clone strap from aliexpress

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allcool wrote:
My edc for 25 years.
Been down to 140’. Down on most every sport diving wreck off south Florida. Almost pulled off my wrist by a huge jack I speared in my rookie days of spear fishing. Getting a little old looking but keeps on ticking.

Last year its main spring broke so had an estimate from Rolex for $1500 for a repair and 5 year cleaning it has never gotten. Brought it to the Seybold jewelry Building in Miami, found an old Russian guy that had worked for Rolex with Rolex certificates on his wall. He did a cleaning and mainspring for $250 while I waited and watched. There are a lot of little tiny parts in that watch, I was surprised he got it all back together again, I never could of done it, even if my life depended on it. He even checked the calibration and said it was within 1 second. To me it seems to lose a minute a month…


 

Thats a solid EDC you got Cool
25 years is not the shortest of times to wear the same watch!

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atbglenn, thats a very smart TAG is that, really like it Cool

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atbglenn, thats a very smart TAG is that, really like it Cool

Coming from you, the master watch collector, I say thanks. The Tag is very important to me because it marks an important time in my life. Being still young and my best friend getting married. BTW, all of us who went to the wedding are from New York. We all flew out to Las Vagas and stayed at the Mirage Hotel for a week. We all had the best time of our lives.

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BTW

The Superengineer linked above is also available in Aliexpress for 18.89EUR

https://tinyurl.com/yc92dt95

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ven wrote:
atbglenn, thats a very smart TAG is that, really like it Cool

Coming from you, the master watch collector, I say thanks. The Tag is very important to me because it marks an important time in my life. Being still young and my best friend getting married. BTW, all of us who went to the wedding are from New York. We all flew out to Las Vagas and stayed at the Mirage Hotel for a week. We all had the best time of our lives.

That sounds amazing and no doubt adds to the occasion when you wear that special watch. Its not just the design/colour, but how kind of discrete it is for a TAG, as a package it makes for a very nice piece.

Me, well i am amateur at best, only have a hand full and seem to have stopped. I thought to have a watch for every day is enough(for a week that is, not a year! )I think i am content at 7 as i have not looked for a while. What may push me one day would be another seiko atlas like
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Seiko-5-Automatic-Map-Meter-SKZ211-Mens-Wa...

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You may laugh but I think I have just recently started to separatelly save to different account for Grand Seiko Flat Stare

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You may laugh but I think I have just recently started to separatelly save to different account for Grand Seiko Flat Stare
Cool good luck with the saving, pics when you get there please Thumbs Up
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Speaking of old watches indeed, Glenn. I had to replace both batteries on mine (one for the digital display, another for the analog bands). Cost a pretty penny, but certainly worth it.

The 5028’s band is stainless, yes, but it has the problem of smell regardless: the links have a system that I’ve never seen, presumably for easy removal and placement, and they’re full of nooks and crannies on the inside where dead skin builds up with constant use. And lemme tell ya, it’s NOT easy to clean them.

I’m gonna let it soak on some soap-and-detergent solution tonight then scrub the entire band with an old toothbrush. Maybe it’ll do.

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You may laugh but I think I have just recently started to separatelly save to different account for Grand Seiko Flat Stare

Care to share the model ? spring drive ?

My favorite is the SBGJ017 high beat automatic GMT

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Got a 20mm nylon watch band for my Timex Expedition Crono from this eBay seller for $1.42 each. The quality is excellent, especially for the price. They come in 18mm as well. They’re available 4 different colors. I purchased 3 in brown, black, and green.

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atbglenn wrote:
Got a 20mm nylon watch band for my Timex Expedition Crono from this eBay seller for $1.42 each. The quality is excellent, especially for the price. They come in 18mm as well. They’re available 4 different colors. I purchased 3 in brown, black, and green.

Click Here




Simple and no-nonsense. I loved it LOL

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aliexpress has nylon straps like this for as low as 70cents and they are actually decent.

that one looks nice, too.

the 70c ones don’t have the sewed-on leather feature.

here are a bunch of them

https://www.aliexpress.com/w/wholesale-nato-strap.html?site=glo&SearchTe...

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