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    This is very Meta, a "watch" YouTubber sharing that people should not be influenced by the people making YouTube videos about watches because "it's stupid to follow what others do and say".

    Isn't that exactly what he is doing?
    (He is part of the problem)

     

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    I picked up a G shock GW-M5610 to wear when doing stuff I don’t want to subject my nice watch too. Added some adapters to put it on a NATO strap and changed out the resin bezel for a black metal one. Now it doesn’t look like a cheap plastic watch, and it’s tough enough to beat on and at ~$160 all in it’s inexpensive enough to not worry about it. Solar powered + atomic radio sync means it’s also maintenance free.



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    Where’d you find the metal bezel, and which NATO adapters?

    I’ve heard mixed reviews about the adapters. Thoughts so far?
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    I'm seriously contemplating this GS ...



    This is a good YouTube follow btw.
     

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    Thanks Dustin, Seiko also uses Pin and Collars, I'll take a look at that kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thad Pasquale View Post
    I'm seriously contemplating this Grand Seiko Quartz GMT...
    You are not the only one...

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    ...And this is my new favorite Grand Seiko sports watch:
    (yes it looks like a Rolex Explorer II, yes it is quartz which some might find heresy but it keeps +- 10 seconds per year - the limited edition model is within +-5 seconds)

    SBGN005

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    ...If I am going to spend more than $50 on a quartz, it is going to be one of these:

    Grand Seiko SBGN005
    Amazing build quality
    Top tier finishing and craftsmanship
    10 seconds per year accuracy
    (but ignore the blatant ripoff of the Rolex Explorer II bezel style)



    A good read....
    Hodinkee - Introducing The Grand Seiko Sport Collection 9F86 Quartz GMT


    And a few more video reviews (from some interesting watch content YouTube channels)...








     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dashDustin View Post
    Where’d you find the metal bezel, and which NATO adapters?

    I’ve heard mixed reviews about the adapters. Thoughts so far?
    I got the JaysAndKays adapters, the metal 16/20mm version (fits a 20mm strap, which I have several of as my other watch also takes a 20mm strap). They also have (had?) a 22mm or 24mm version, plus they have (had?) some plastic adapters the strap slipped through, and those are apparently a real bitch to get installed. With the metal adapters they use a spring bar, so you can attach a bracelet if you wanted, they even sell a bracelet, tho it's not always available on their Etsy store. It was a bit of a pain getting the stock straps off, the fit between the spring bar flange and the lug was really tight, but once I realized I really needed to jam the tool in with authority they came out easily. The metal adapters installed super easily, and the finish perfectly matches the OEM resin bezel. It doesn't match the glossy finish of the aftermarket bezel. I've only had them a week or so, but no issues, and I don't expect any.

    Adapters w/the OEM resin bezel



    The metal bezel I got off AliExpress. You can get a matching bracelet too. There's several sellers selling what I assume is the same product, in a variety of colors (black, polished, gold, 'rainbow', aged silver, aged black, bronze, etc). They're kinda hard to find tho, their search suuuuucks, search "G shock strap" and then scroll scroll scroll through the results. This guy also sells them, likely for more $$ than buying "direct" :: G-SHOCK customworks (@gshock.customworks) • Instagram photos and videos This is the seller I used, had it in my hand in less than two weeks :: 316L high quality stainless steel watchband for Casio G SHOCK metal strap case GW 5 535 M561 DW56 steel bracelet-in Watchbands from Watches on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group In the pics you can see where they blurred out the engraved text on the face of the bezel.

    It did bother me that it came in a counterfeit box...someone at some point was trying to pawn it off as a legit Casio product.

    That said, it is really well made, I can't find any faults in it, finish durability is TBD as it just came in yesterday haha. I don't know what the finish is exactly....seems too glossy to be DLC (maybe DLC over a polished surface tho?), but the engraved/machined text is still super crisp so it's not a liquid or powder, it's something thin. The included driver was much nicer than anticipated. Not super nice, but not total crap and it fit the screws perfectly.









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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
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    I just want to say that was likely the best response to any question I have ever asked anyone.
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    I don't think you would go wrong with either one. I like the look of the Rolex a bit more but it costs more than twice as much. At any rate, they are both out of my league.


    I got my Seiko SARB035 in today. Put in on five minutes ago. Thanks so much for recommending it.

    The watch looks as impressive in person as it did in pictures. I like the classic, timeless look. I may need to take out a link, I have skinny wrists.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
    I got my Seiko SARB035 in today. Put in on five minutes ago. Thanks so much for recommending it.

    The watch looks as impressive in person as it did in pictures. I like the classic, timeless look. I may need to take out a link, I have skinny wrists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    This is one of the rare occasions where I prefer the Rolex, but only because Tudor missed with the band links not flush against the case. Overall (and I say this as someone with a lovely vintage Rolex in the next room) I'd take a Tudor almost every time. Tudor is just a more interesting brand to me. I adore the Black Bay 792x series, and will probably be my next.

    If I was going to spend Sub money on a diver, I'd grab the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Navy SEALS Q2018470. And still have enough left over for the Black Bay.
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    For the GShock fans, here's a "pre-GShock" DW1000 from the early 80's.
    Maybe some day vintage and pre-GShocks will be a thing. Guess this can go back in the drawer for another 30 years.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonasovereign View Post
    tudor missed with the band links not flush against the case
    <all caps> agreed. </all caps>
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