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Old school nostalgia and a break from the Apple Watch.

Pam177 & Magrette Pacific Diver, both with Isofrane straps.

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I guess I should finally share a picture. This is one of my Bertucci DX3 Field Watches with the older face design. It’s simple, uncomplicated, rugged, and reliable. Since they released the canvas bands, it’s also one of the most comfortable watches I’ve ever worn. That made it comfortable enough to wear to bed. I’ve since realized that the lume on the hands is better than I thought.

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I would like to buy any budget vvery crazy chinese watches..any idea??

EDC-Mateminco MT04 XHP50 nw,Sofirn If-25A cw,Sofirn SCO PRO nw

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I bought the ever-popular Citizen Eco-drive BM8180 analog watch over a year ago, and aside from the classic aviator styling I like, I also liked the solar power feature enough to think: “Wouldn’t it be great to have another solar watch I can use when I am giving my Citizen a nice sun bath on the windowsill?” After looking around, and carefully watching a certain retail website in the US with rapidly fluctuating prices on many items, I bought my first Casio G-shock – a GWM5610-1. I paid about $90, and I can’t imagine a better value in features for the money. Most G-shocks are too large for me, but this fits me well.

Sure, the style isn’t for everyone, and many people would not wear it in a suit-and-tie situation, but ever since I put it on, my citizen gets little wrist time. It just works very well, and does everything I could want a watch to do on a typical day, with no maintenance to worry about except for topping off the charging every once in a while. I have the power-save feature turned on, the auto-backlight turned off, and the time syncing works here near the east coast, even though my apartment windows face east – the opposite direction from the atomic clock in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

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vresto wrote:
I would like to buy any budget vvery crazy chinese watches..any idea??

go to dhgate.com and search for nomos

very pretty watches, ‘cosmetic copies’ of $3000 watches for $9-20

all quartz of course
i have 4 of them and like every one

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Looks like dhgate.com is down.

I was going to look up G-shock adapters.

 

EDIT:

It's not down for everyone.

Just for some people with unlucky internet like me.

I can access the site with a VPN, however.

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I received my Casio G-Shock GD350-1 today.

Here's a better photo (that I found online).

casio_gd350b

I bought it used, and I got a real bargain.

It almost looks like it is new, and it was only $35 with no tax.

I ordered some accessories to go with the watch.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000011140684.html

https://www.ebay.com/itm/JaysAndKays-16mm-Lug-Large-Profile-22mm-24mm-Strap-Metal-Adapters-for-GShock/274560728718

https://www.ebay.com/itm/JaysAndKays-BULLBARS-for-Casio-G-Shock-GD350-Protectors-Wire-Guards-GD-350/272903641466

https://www.ebay.com/itm/24mm-Mens-Watch-Bracelet-Stainless-Steel-Multicolored-Shiny-0-8mm-Mesh-Strap/192625268332

The accessories cost about $65 after tax.

So I spent $65 on accessories for a $35 watch.

That makes it a pretty expensive watch in my book, and even though the watch is like new, it's not perfect, but that's another story.  :-)

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raccoon city wrote:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/JaysAndKays-16mm-Lug-Large-Profile-22mm-24mm-Strap-Metal-Adapters-for-GShock/274560728718

https://www.ebay.com/itm/JaysAndKays-BULLBARS-for-Casio-G-Shock-GD350-Protectors-Wire-Guards-GD-350/272903641466

https://www.ebay.com/itm/24mm-Mens-Watch-Bracelet-Stainless-Steel-Multicolored-Shiny-0-8mm-Mesh-Strap/192625268332

These three items arrived in the last week or so.

I installed the items today.

The only item I am waiting for now (for my watch) is from AliExpress, and that probably won't be showing up for weeks.

So far, I really like my Casio G-Shock GD350.  :THUMBS-UP:

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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000011140684.html

This item showed up yesterday.

I tried to install it on my watch today, and it doesn't fit.

Now I have to contact AE or the AE seller and try to get my money back.

I am not looking forward to doing that, but it's all part of online shopping.  :-)

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ha, glow cord, i like it

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Yeah that one turned out better than I thought. It glows bright at first, fades gradually but never goes completely dark. I dont normally like white watch straps at all.

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Bezels machined for the actual SKX don’t fit unfortunately, but at least inserts do on the Heimdallr homages:

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Bezels machined for the actual SKX don’t fit unfortunately, but at least inserts do on the Heimdallr homages:

That SKX Monster has been sitting on my wishlist for a while. Smile How do you like it?

Finally I managed to find a decent paratrooper style strap for my SteelDive Sumo:

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isti242 wrote:
BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Bezels machined for the actual SKX don’t fit unfortunately, but at least inserts do on the Heimdallr homages:

That SKX Monster has been sitting on my wishlist for a while. Smile How do you like it?

Finally I managed to find a decent paratrooper style strap for my SteelDive Sumo:
!https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vlsIXCS_gk0/YGNw2mdwCLI/AAAAAAAAyrQ/BQNEwPS5z...!

I had actually ordered the classic SKX dial version and received this by mistake (Heimdallr made it right). That said, it’s pretty good except that I can’t get the caseback off to regulate it and it’s running about 10s/d slow (I ALWAYS prefer a watch running fast). Lume is slightly worse than the MM300 dial version and San Martin 62MAS and on par with an Orient Ray.

Overall QC and finishing is very good for the price! Happy I’ve gone with them over the Long Island Watch SKX homage TBH thanks to being half the price. Just wish all SKX parts were compatible.

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I have had my new Casio GGB100-1A3 for a week now and absolutely love it Love , I would post a picture but not able to.

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Majoroverkill wrote:
I have had my new Casio GGB100-1A3 for a week now and absolutely love it Love , I would post a picture but not able to.

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Majoroverkill wrote:
I have had my new Casio GGB100-1A3 for a week now and absolutely love it Love , I would post a picture but not able to.
!https://products.g-shock.com/product/image/1425573602184/!
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BurningPlayd0h wrote:

I had actually ordered the classic SKX dial version and received this by mistake (Heimdallr made it right). That said, it’s pretty good except that I can’t get the caseback off to regulate it and it’s running about 10s/d slow (I ALWAYS prefer a watch running fast). Lume is slightly worse than the MM300 dial version and San Martin 62MAS and on par with an Orient Ray.

Overall QC and finishing is very good for the price! Happy I’ve gone with them over the Long Island Watch SKX homage TBH thanks to being half the price. Just wish all SKX parts were compatible.

What’s wrong with the caseback of the Heimdallr SKX?
At a glance it’s the same as SteelDive and I managed to have a couple of my SteelDives regulated without any problem.

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I am a watch guy, (and a pen guy), so I have a bunch.
Including the Citizen Skyhawk Blue Angels edition
A bunch of original vintage swatches
An Apple Watch
My grandpas mid 60’s Hamilton
To name a few.

But this is what I love to carry now.
1902 Waltham pocket watch. I absolutely love this watch.

!https://media.fotki.com/2v2HddrhvxQRQR.jpg!

Very nice, very nice Cool

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isti242 wrote:
BurningPlayd0h wrote:

I had actually ordered the classic SKX dial version and received this by mistake (Heimdallr made it right). That said, it’s pretty good except that I can’t get the caseback off to regulate it and it’s running about 10s/d slow (I ALWAYS prefer a watch running fast). Lume is slightly worse than the MM300 dial version and San Martin 62MAS and on par with an Orient Ray.

Overall QC and finishing is very good for the price! Happy I’ve gone with them over the Long Island Watch SKX homage TBH thanks to being half the price. Just wish all SKX parts were compatible.

What’s wrong with the caseback of the Heimdallr SKX?
At a glance it’s the same as SteelDive and I managed to have a couple of my SteelDives regulated without any problem.

I’ve tried almost everything short of supergluing a bolt to it (that’s an actual method, you can remove with an acetone soak afterward) to try and remove them and simply can’t. Neither my MM300 or Monster dial variants will budge at all. Not about to shell out for a professional caseback remover that costs as much as one of the watches either.

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NorthernHarrier wrote:
I bought the ever-popular Citizen Eco-drive BM8180 analog watch over a year ago, and aside from the classic aviator styling I like, I also liked the solar power feature enough to think: "Wouldn't it be great to have another solar watch I can use when I am giving my Citizen a nice sun bath on the windowsill?" After looking around, and carefully watching a certain retail website in the US with rapidly fluctuating prices on many items, I bought my first Casio G-shock - a GWM5610-1. I paid about $90, and I can't imagine a better value in features for the money. Most G-shocks are too large for me, but this fits me well. Sure, the style isn't for everyone, and many people would not wear it in a suit-and-tie situation, but ever since I put it on, my citizen gets little wrist time. It just works very well, and does everything I could want a watch to do on a typical day, with no maintenance to worry about except for topping off the charging every once in a while. I have the power-save feature turned on, the auto-backlight turned off, and the time syncing works here near the east coast, even though my apartment windows face east - the opposite direction from the atomic clock in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

 

Great choice, my GWM5610 arrives Tuesday.

And because I also wanted something with traditional hands, this one arrives Tuesday.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B2IT6Y0/ref=

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I am also a fan of G-Shock watches. My current EDC watch is this Gravity Master. I like the copper tone and orange nylon band of this model.

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