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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Jason there was some talk on WUS in the dive watch forum about them. I didn't read much of it but the reviews were favorable I recall.

    I've been very happy with my latest watch. I'll experiment with a Nato strap over the winter and see how I like it.
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Just got 2 new Maratac's for the MKII - gray nato (work), and a proper Bond (Sabbath strap)
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    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    Just got 2 new Maratac's for the MKII - gray nato (work), and a proper Bond (Sabbath strap)
    do you have pictures of your MKII?
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    None of mine. I'll take a couple though.

    Here is a couple by the previous owner:


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    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    None of mine. I'll take a couple though.

    Here is a couple by the previous owner:


    Very Nice !
     

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    I don't know much about watches, much less timepieces. But I do know that I got a 656 a few years ago and it kills. I like it much better on the military strap than that frechin bracelet thing.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjoex View Post
    YES please!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinf View Post
    I don't know much about watches, much less timepieces. But I do know that I got a 656 a few years ago and it kills. I like it much better on the military strap than that frechin bracelet thing.
    Doesn't matter what you call it, that's a keeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukasz View Post
    Well yes I know that ;) What I'd really like to know is what model number has that white dial. The closest I've found is SNK803 but that one is beige.
    Ah, I see. I ended up with the beige one, but I'm happy with it. I put it on a darker Martec band to contrast the face.

    I wore it bird hunting forty days this fall without a hitch. For a watch that is only a little more than a Timex, I'm impressed.

     

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    My wife has one of those with the green (looks black) face on a gray Maratac.

    Damn thing is impressive - $50 auto that's running solid at +2 seconds/day!
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    New tool watch (ie- daily rotation of one):


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    Looks great.

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    my inheritance from my dad is a 69 omega speedmaster with the moon engraving.
    nothing better could exist as a memento of the years



    aldrinomega1.jpg
     

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    Old cheap watch died and I came directly to this thread. Has anyone tried the Maratac? The midsize pilot looks very good to my uneducated eye.
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Ordered one as a birthday present to myself. Should be here Wednesday. Even though I'm a big dude, I don't like a mega-huge watch, so these 45mm+ bodies are kind of lost on me. My main watch is a B&M Capeland automatic, but it was a wedding present fromy wife so I try not to bike, pound nails, mix cement, etc. with it on. The Maratac mid-sue has almost the same exact dimensions...we'll see!


    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    Old cheap watch died and I came directly to this thread. Has anyone tried the Maratac? The midsize pilot looks very good to my uneducated eye.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by echelon_john View Post
    it was a wedding present fromy wife
    My remaining functional watch is a dressy Raymond Weil that my wife got me. Not an everyday watch at all. Looking forward to your opinion on the Maratac.
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    Just found this thread and recently got an Orient Mako in orange. Love the feel of it on my wrist with a NATO strap and the fact that it feels dynamic with my movement. Plus the second hand is mesmerizing.
    It's the perfect watch for me because anything with a battery would sit around dead for a few months until I finally got around to taking it to the store for a new one.
    Beer, it's part of a good breakfast.

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    that is awesome beyond words.

    Quote Originally Posted by sonny View Post
    my inheritance from my dad is a 69 omega speedmaster with the moon engraving.
    nothing better could exist as a memento of the years



    aldrinomega1.jpg
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonny View Post
    my inheritance from my dad is a 69 omega speedmaster with the moon engraving.
    nothing better could exist as a memento of the years
    Pic is Buzz, correct? Was the watch an Apollo-only issue?
    Dan Fuller, local bicycle enthusiast

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    my new SKX007J with Maratac strap.

    http://i.imgur.com/N5iFf.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/a5VBu.jpg
     

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