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Old 02-21-2014, 09:55 AM   #321
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Just picked up one of these.

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Old 02-21-2014, 01:13 PM   #322
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Bought a German watch for my 40th birthday. It came on black leather with a deployment, but I'll just wear that band for dressy occasions. Green canvas as the daily, and camo tan NATO as a field band.

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Old 08-25-2014, 12:00 AM   #323
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I usually wear a Nixon unit to work everyday but I've been eyeing an IWC Portuguese and tried one on today.... So nice, but who could ever justify a 10Plus thousand dollar watch. maybe I just need a better job
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:25 AM   #324
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I have gone through many watches over the last 15 years or so, but I wear a timex now, I just got a new weekender with a two tone blue and grey strap. I also still have my goofy backwards watch I had in grade school, I just need a new strap and a battery.

On a side note, if anyone reads Octane magazine, this month they have a bundle with a very nice watch mag.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:20 PM   #325
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I cut back on my watches but still have a few. Would like to get a nice heart rate watch for when I'm running and Mt. biking.


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Old 10-09-2014, 12:29 AM   #326
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Finally picked up this classic piece. The moon watch.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:33 AM   #327
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Finally picked up this classic piece. The moon watch.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:37 AM   #328
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Here's a thread I can play in as a new guy. The 88 Rue due Rhone I'm wearing today.

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Old 10-09-2014, 09:43 AM   #329
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Very cool!
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:57 AM   #330
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Any recommendations on a watch with a rubber band? I had an Invicta watch (which I really liked) but it fell apart with 10 months, so I don't know if I want to go back with that brand.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:01 AM   #331
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Any recommendations on a watch with a rubber band? I had an Invicta watch (which I really liked) but it fell apart with 10 months, so I don't know if I want to go back with that brand.
My G-Shock has been through hell and back. Looks brand new still.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:07 AM   #332
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Any recommendations on a watch with a rubber band? I had an Invicta watch (which I really liked) but it fell apart with 10 months, so I don't know if I want to go back with that brand.
I have an Ebel Classic Sport Chronograph, but it could be considered a little pricey for a casual wear watch. What price range are you looking at?
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:09 AM   #333
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:14 AM   #334
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Sending in my Tag professional diver model to Tag today for service. Seems the new batteries do not last as long as the old school ones and that had me shaking my head pondering why with all the new tech advancements?

Bought it in St Lucia in 2001.. first battery lasted until 20010 before EOL function activated. New battery just hit EOL function 2 days ago... WTF?

Got 9 years out of new battery when watch was new (who knows how long it was in the store) and now only 5 years out of it.

I know I could swap out the battery myself, but the band is stretched and the crystal scratched so I'm sending it to the pros.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:15 AM   #335
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I have an Ebel Classic Sport Chronograph, but it could be considered a little pricey for a casual wear watch. What price range are you looking at?
Maybe a few hundred. Will be worn mostly in hospital setting (currently a nursing student) so it will be washed and wiped with disinfectant wipes pretty often.

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Old 10-09-2014, 12:18 PM   #336
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Sending in my Tag professional diver model to Tag today for service. Seems the new batteries do not last as long as the old school ones and that had me shaking my head pondering why with all the new tech advancements?

Bought it in St Lucia in 2001.. first battery lasted until 20010 before EOL function activated. New battery just hit EOL function 2 days ago... WTF?

Got 9 years out of new battery when watch was new (who knows how long it was in the store) and now only 5 years out of it.

I know I could swap out the battery myself, but the band is stretched and the crystal scratched so I'm sending it to the pros.
My thoughts are that, given that batteries have a shelf life, some go too long, and when used as a replacement, they simply don't last as long as "fresh" batteries. Im with you on sending it in though. Let the folks who built it mess with it. I made the mistake of having a mall jewelry store swap a battery out on one of my watches, and they fucked up the back (scratched the shit out of it), then said "Well......we wont charge you for the battery"........No shit? THANKS FUCK HOLES! Ever since then, if you have a nice watch, send it in. most higher end watch makers will "refurbish" the watch, even if just sent in for a battery change.
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Old 10-09-2014, 12:24 PM   #337
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Any recommendations on a watch with a rubber band? I had an Invicta watch (which I really liked) but it fell apart with 10 months, so I don't know if I want to go back with that brand.
Seiko makes some great decently priced pieces that come with rubber bands. The SKX007 for example, is an excellent piece that will last for years to come.
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:07 PM   #339
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My thoughts are that, given that batteries have a shelf life, some go too long, and when used as a replacement, they simply don't last as long as "fresh" batteries. Im with you on sending it in though. Let the folks who built it mess with it. I made the mistake of having a mall jewelry store swap a battery out on one of my watches, and they fucked up the back (scratched the shit out of it), then said "Well......we wont charge you for the battery"........No shit? THANKS FUCK HOLES! Ever since then, if you have a nice watch, send it in. most higher end watch makers will "refurbish" the watch, even if just sent in for a battery change.

Hmmm...makes sense.

Yea, Tag doesn't mess around. Last time I sent it in they replaced the crystal, replaced some of the bent links in the band, lubed it up, pressure tested it, extended the warranty 2 years (think it's only 1 year now), and cleaned the entire watch all for the cost of battery replacement. It was over $100, but I could care less for service like that. I wear it every single day regardless of what I am doing (working, kayaking, swimming, diving, skiing in -20*, etc.) and it has taken one hell of a beating over the years. Ill never buy another watch until this one implodes to the point it can not be fixed.

I feel naked now with no watch on... hope they get it back fast.
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Hmmm...makes sense.

Yea, Tag doesn't mess around. Last time I sent it in they replaced the crystal, replaced some of the bent links in the band, lubed it up, pressure tested it, extended the warranty 2 years (think it's only 1 year now), and cleaned the entire watch all for the cost of battery replacement. It was over $100, but I could care less for service like that. I wear it every single day regardless of what I am doing (working, kayaking, swimming, diving, skiing in -20*, etc.) and it has taken one hell of a beating over the years. Ill never buy another watch until this one implodes to the point it can not be fixed.

I feel naked now with no watch on... hope they get it back fast.
The battey on my Tag usually lasts about five years. You must have set a record with your first battery. when you have a watch like that you want the seals done & pressure tested. Small money for great service on a very nice timepiece. I have always worn mine everyday. Way too nice to keep in a drawer . This is my second Formula 1 in twelve years .I had my first for many years & traded it in on a new one last year. Very tuff watches.
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