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    Quote Originally Posted by choke View Post
    Those are good reasons and if you're not comfortable then I can understand.

    But I think you're way off on the price difference. The Longines, I bet a seller would be lucky to get 40% of the MSRP. As for Calatravas, a quick search at Govberg finds 5 under $10k...most of which come with a 15 month warranty. It won't let me link to my search but here is one of them - Pre-Owned Patek Philippe Vintage Calatrava 2568-1 - Govberg Jewelers
    That link is for a 33mm and why the price is so low. Watchbox/Govberg has many others in larger "men's sizes" for twice that price.
     

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    @NYCfixie, a new contender has appeared: Omega De Ville Trésor. Both the textured blue dial and the white dial just look exquisite.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    That link is for a 33mm and why the price is so low. Watchbox/Govberg has many others in larger "men's sizes" for twice that price.
    I would say that the price reflects the age rather than the size....older watches just sell for less as a rule. It wasn't that long ago that a Datejust at 36mm was considered 'normal'.

    Quote Originally Posted by murphy View Post
    @NYCfixie, a new contender has appeared: Omega De Ville Trésor. Both the textured blue dial and the white dial just look exquisite.
    Those are nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by choke View Post
    I would say that the price reflects the age rather than the size....older watches just sell for less as a rule. It wasn't that long ago that a Datejust at 36mm was considered 'normal'.

    Those are nice.
    I figure if Clark Gable could wear 32mm watches on the regular, the rest of us can aspire to that kind of sartorial goal.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by murphy View Post
    @NYCfixie, a new contender has appeared: Omega De Ville Trésor. Both the textured blue dial and the white dial just look exquisite.
    Ooh la la...very nice...

    Omega De Ville TRÉSOR CO‑AXIAL MASTER CHRONOMETER 40 MM

     

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    My Elliot Brown "Holton Professional"/Page and Cooper Modification watch is great! It is a lot heavier than I'm used to but the nylon strap is quite good and I can carry the watch on the outside of my Ethiopian refugee-like scrawny wrists.

    My 42mm Citizen watches seem large, according to my wife, so I'm looking for a dress watch at 38-39mm. And an everyday one, too.

    You guys were right; the N+1 rule not only applies, it most likely should be amended to N+3

    One of my suits was looking a bit scruffy the other day so now we're on the look out for a new one. My dress shirts have been relegated to the dust bin but for one so now I need some more. But wouldn't you know it, I only have two pairs of cufflinks so now there's another project.

    I only mention this because the Domane is 5 years old and so obviously obsolete and a danger to ride. And the Vespa LX150 is getting pretty long in the tooth as well.

    None of these cost as much as a good Omega or even a Grand Seiko; how do you guys do it? focus on one thing at a time or are you in debt up to your eyeballs?
     

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    Had this guy for a month or so now.

    I like the bracelet, but it could be a bit better. The quick adjust clasp is a great feature, but I wish it had a bit more range. It basically adjust one link's width. AKA, if you open the clasp wide open, that's the same as if you add a link to the bracelet and close the clasp all the way. I wish there was some overlap...there's times I wish I could tighten it up one more click, but I don't want to remove a link because then it would be too tight even at wide open some times. But still, the adjustment is a really nice feature, after having it, I wouldn't want a watch without it.

    All that said, I'm wearing it mostly on a nylon strap. I think the bracelet looks great, but I prefer the feel of a strap.

    It seems to run a bit less than 1/4sec fast per day, aka about 6 seconds fast per month. Not spectacular, but certainly better than most mechanical watches. I did find a phone app called Clock Wave that simulates the atomic radio signal, and it lets you pick which signal you want to simulate. This watch is a JDM model and only picks up the Japanese signal, so with the app I choose the Japanese signal and then have to manually set the timezone to UTC+09 (which is the Japanese time zone) and it then works great. I don't know how often I'll bother syncing it tho as ~6 secs a month is pretty easy to live with, and it takes a few minutes for the watch to sync.

    The lume is good. It lasts all night, it's dim by morning, but it's still legible.

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    that's nice dustin.

    do you ride with it on? i've been riding with a stainless citizen forever, and it's proven very tough; but it might be nice to go Ti and save a little weight bouncing on my arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    that's nice dustin.

    do you ride with it on? i've been riding with a stainless citizen forever, and it's proven very tough; but it might be nice to go Ti and save a little weight bouncing on my arm.
    If I'm riding at the park with the family, sure. If I'm out for a real ride, no, I leave it in the truck. It's one extra thing to hold in heat (we've already broke the 100 degree barrier this year...several days in a row....), I'm not going to use it when I've got a Garmin on the bars showing me time of day, and in the event of a crash, why risk smashing it up. It's got a sapphire crystal, so it shouldn't get scratched up in normal day to day activities (and so far, so good), but slamming it into concrete/asphalt at 20mph...well, I'd put my money on the concrete.

    If I wanted a watch to wear on a ride, I'd get a G Shock.

    Pic from my last spill. Note the road rash on top of my hand and wrist. I can certainly see a watch getting slammed hard.

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    yea, i hear that. i feel naked without a watch on and pretty much wear one 100% of the time when i'm awake. most of the time it's an automatic mechanical watch, but if i'm running it's a garmin, and riding it's usually either the citizen or a suunto sport watch. i may look into one of these ti watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    yea, i hear that. i feel naked without a watch on and pretty much wear one 100% of the time when i'm awake. most of the time it's an automatic mechanical watch, but if i'm running it's a garmin, and riding it's usually either the citizen or a suunto sport watch. i may look into one of these ti watches.
    I do like the ti. That said, on a strap, it's still a few grams heavier than my previous Citizen which was stainless steel. But the previous Citizen was both a smaller case (38mm vs 40mm), and a narrower strap (18mm vs 20mm) and I had a cheaper (thinner) strap on it. And it's literally only a handful of grams difference, so it practically doesn't matter.

    The titanium watch is 95g with the stock bracelet before removing any links. On the nylon strap (Blushark's AlphaShark line, and I remove the keeper and trim them to length) it's 55g.

    This guy is 52g, solar powered, and syncs to any atomic radio signal so it's always on the right time.

    https://www.amazon.com/Casio-G-Shock...dp/B007RWZHXO/



    And they have an all metal version for 5x the price, in either polished, gold, or black. The black is pretty sweet IMO, but $550 is a lot of coin for a digital watch. And it's 167g, so not exactly light weight haha.

    G-SHOCK Digital GMWB5GD-1 Men's Watch

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    i just got a GWM5610 for weekends. I dig it. Wished the strap was wider...but luckily I had a compatible G Shock with a white band, so i did a little swapping or parts.
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    My poor man’s, college tuition paying, vintage bike riding, used car driving watch for when I have to play businessman.
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    I keep coming back to this one. Simple, classic, and could be used for so many occasions (save an event that requires a tuxedo).

    A person mentioned to me offline that sometimes it is nice to have a non-date watch in your collection so that you can grab it, wind it, set it, and go (without messing about on the date function).


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    TUDOR HERITAGE RANGER 41mm $2675
    - this one looks so much better on a leather strap than on a metal bracelet
     

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    That’s dope.

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    This might be a really nice and affordable (depending on one's definition of that word) two watch collection that would cover many uses.

    ORIS ARTIX POINTER DAY DATE - Dress Watch 41mm




    ORIS AQUIS DATE - Sport Watch 43mm
     

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    Oris makes a nice watch. Be aware though that the aquis is a chunky watch, especially in the 43d. I own the same in 39 and it's still a hefty watch. The other issue to be aware of is due to the lug shape, the strap choices are limited. Not an issue if you stick with the bracelet. I do like mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    Oris makes a nice watch. Be aware though that the aquis is a chunky watch, especially in the 43d. I own the same in 39 and it's still a hefty watch. The other issue to be aware of is due to the lug shape, the strap choices are limited. Not an issue if you stick with the bracelet. I do like mine.
    I have heard that the 43mm wears about the same as the current maxi-dial/case 40mm Submariner (similar to bike tire sizes it seems the marked size does not always tell the entire story). I have a 7.25 wrist which often means 40-42mm watches are in the sweet spot for me.

    I inquired about the rubber strap as an after sale option and the USA service center - The Watchmaker - is near me in MA and stocks them.

    Current version Oris Aquis 7730 43.5mm : 7 4 24 64 Rubber strap complete for Oris Aquis 7730
    Previous version Oris Aquis 7653 43mm: 7 4 26 34EB Rubber strap complete for Oris Aquis 7653








    I think this is the link for your 39.5 version:
    7 4 21 64FC Rubber strap for Oris Aquis 39.5mm 7732
     

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    Casio G-Shock would be wise to offer a big three-hand model with white markers and red central seconds hand.
    Discard all the silly subdials and unintelligible tiny writing all over the place.
    Essentially a cheaper Sinn UX that does not possess the oil-filled case and the other very cool sophisticated features.
     

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    I know they are common but here is my contribution. Bought from local Authorized Dealer with only 4.5 month wait.
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