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    Quote Originally Posted by a77impala View Post
    Amazing thread, I love watches but most out of my price range. I bought a Bulova Accutron Spaceview when they came out. Have a Movado and have owned a couple Seiko 5s. Am seriously looking at getting a new one now. I have a few Elgin pocket watches from the early 1900s, and a box of older wrist watches with little value.
    I can't imagine not wearing a watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
    If you are looking to buy another Seiko 5 let me know. I want to sell mine.
    Bought a Seiko sne 211 yesterday, solar powered. Had 70% off coupon. Tried to upload photo but didn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
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    I always wanted that watch but instead purchased a Cervelo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
    So far I have three Stuhrlings. They seem to be as good as any other brand out there. They run a bit on the large size (40+mm), so if you have skinny wrists they might not work. They make some beautiful skelaton watches as well. I think they are really nice watches with great quality. I have a hard time spending more than about $100 on a watch and they have a wide range on styles at that price.
    Is there a guide for how to size a watch face for a wrist? I saw some watches I was looking at were 45mm watch faces, and I couldn't pull that off. The watch would extend past both sides of my wrist at that point.

    At this point, I imagine I'll purchase a Stuhrling or Citizen, but most likely a Stuhrling. I really dig the prices, and I'd have a bit extra for a suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
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    I always wanted that watch but instead purchased a Cervelo.
    Smart man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THSdrummer View Post
    Is there a guide for how to size a watch face for a wrist? I saw some watches I was looking at were 45mm watch faces, and I couldn't pull that off. The watch would extend past both sides of my wrist at that point.

    At this point, I imagine I'll purchase a Stuhrling or Citizen, but most likely a Stuhrling. I really dig the prices, and I'd have a bit extra for a suit.
    No. Aesthetic sense is in the eye of the beholder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THSdrummer View Post
    Is there a guide for how to size a watch face for a wrist? I saw some watches I was looking at were 45mm watch faces, and I couldn't pull that off. The watch would extend past both sides of my wrist at that point.

    At this point, I imagine I'll purchase a Stuhrling or Citizen, but most likely a Stuhrling. I really dig the prices, and I'd have a bit extra for a suit.
    In my opinion 38-40mm is the average size watch. 42mm if you have a bigger that average wrist. 36mm if on the smaller side. 45mm is just screaming for attention. Screams spinners on a lambo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THSdrummer View Post
    Is there a guide for how to size a watch face for a wrist? I saw some watches I was looking at were 45mm watch faces, and I couldn't pull that off. The watch would extend past both sides of my wrist at that point.

    At this point, I imagine I'll purchase a Stuhrling or Citizen, but most likely a Stuhrling. I really dig the prices, and I'd have a bit extra for a suit.
    It's just personal preference and style. Some people prefer gigantic watches like Invicta and some prefer very small and thin ones. Automatics are generally much thicker. It's just whatever catches your eye. If you look for watches on Amazon, most of them have pictures of it on a wrist so you get an idea of the size. 38-40 seem to fit my wrist the best.
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    Thanks all on the size guidelines. I don't want a huge watch, that's for sure. I prefer the classic stylings of the 50's and slim. We'll see what I come up with in the next few months!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
    Smart man.
    I did purchase one of these:
    http://www.skagen.com/webapp/wcs/sto...Fajm7AodC2gAlQ

    It keeps great time and is light weight. I could never wear a big heavy Rolex, it is amazing what people do for status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
    I did purchase one of these:
    http://www.skagen.com/webapp/wcs/sto...Fajm7AodC2gAlQ

    It keeps great time and is light weight. I could never wear a big heavy Rolex, it is amazing what people do for status.
    By current watch standards, Rolex's are not very big. A Datejust is 36mm wide. The Datejust II is 41mm wide, presumably to keep up with the market demand for bigger watches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by absolutealex View Post
    Inspired by the Roadies and Sports Cars thread, so who else into watches as well?



    This is an example of a heavy watch that people wear for status.

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    Again, that's just not that big; it's 40mm.

    And there are functional reasons to use that watch. It's a dive watch which is reliable, waterproof to 1220 meters, and has a bezel for calculating dive times.

    No doubt people wear Rolex's as status symbols and fashion statements, but that's not unique to Rolex's.

    Wearing a 2mm thin titanium watch is also making a fashion statement, just a different one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    Again, that's just not that big; it's 40mm.

    And there are functional reasons to use that watch. It's a dive watch which is reliable, waterproof to 1220 meters, and has a bezel for calculating dive times.

    No doubt people wear Rolex's as status symbols and fashion statements, but that's not unique to Rolex's.



    Wearing a 2mm thin titanium watch is also making a fashion statement, just a different one.
    If you are a diver it is a good watch but its waterproof nature makes it thick and heavy. I bet over 50% of the people that own one have never gone diving.
    The Skagen looks nice but it is an inexpensive watch. Titanium is hard to work with and most titanium watches don't look that nice.
    An old Omega is a nice watch and shows taste. A gold Rolex Dayton on the other hand is all about money.

    As a cyclist we know that titanium is better than steel and stronger than gold. It is a shame we don't see more nice looking titanium watches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
    This is an example of a heavy watch that people wear for status.
    Rolex are actually dirt cheap compared to many of the watches on this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
    I did purchase one of these:
    http://www.skagen.com/webapp/wcs/sto...Fajm7AodC2gAlQ

    It keeps great time and is light weight. I could never wear a big heavy Rolex, it is amazing what people do for status.
    The link didn't go to a watch but I assume it's a Skagen. They make great, affordable watches. I have a Titanium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
    If you are a diver it is a good watch but its waterproof nature makes it thick and heavy. I bet over 50% of the people that own one have never gone diving.
    The Skagen looks nice but it is an inexpensive watch. Titanium is hard to work with and most titanium watches don't look that nice.
    An old Omega is a nice watch and shows taste. A gold Rolex Dayton on the other hand is all about money.

    As a cyclist we know that titanium is better than steel and stronger than gold. It is a shame we don't see more nice looking titanium watches.
    I'm an Omega fan and have 3.5 Ti bikes (My Serotta Ottrott is Ti/Carbon). The Omega Ti Chrono isn't made anymore but I found a nice one last fall and bought myself a present. (this isn't a picture of mine).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kf9yr View Post
    I'm an Omega fan and have 3.5 Ti bikes (My Serotta Ottrott is Ti/Carbon). The Omega Ti Chrono isn't made anymore but I found a nice one last fall and bought myself a present. (this isn't a picture of mine).

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    I found this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/Omega-Seamas...-/281261227006

    It looks nice, what do you think?

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    I like that a lot. The price seems reasonable as well. I had thought about the two-tone but bought the "plain" Ti one as I have a two-tone Tag Heuer Aquaracer and wanted to wear the Omega as an everyday watch.


    I'm in the restaurant business and dress casually (jeans and polo shirts) so I think the two-tones are a little flashy for my work environment. My Aquaracer looks like this:

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    I'm awfully sorry guys. Wonderful pictures and wonderful stories and all, but if it's not bike related it has to go to Foo. From Road.

    Sorry, next the motorcycle guys will want their own thread in Road, and the Ping Pong guys will want their own thread in Road, and . . . . and where does it stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    I'm awfully sorry guys. Wonderful pictures and wonderful stories and all, but if it's not bike related it has to go to Foo. From Road.

    Sorry, next the motorcycle guys will want their own thread in Road, and the Ping Pong guys will want their own thread in Road, and . . . . and where does it stop?
    Again, it lived for 5 years in road, why the move now? Been debating this one since 09? Again, Foo has a watch thread, do we really need teh roadie watch thread as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
    An old Omega is a nice watch and shows taste.
    This Omega is not new, does that make it close enough to old? And BTW I'm wearing it this week.





    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
    As a cyclist we know that titanium is better than steel and stronger than gold. It is a shame we don't see more nice looking titanium watches.
    This Citizen is Ti:


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    Quote Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
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    I always wanted that watch but instead purchased a Cervelo.
    I don't wear electronic watches too often but the Aerospace shown in the photo is one of my favorites. It's an HEQ (high accuracy quartz, 5 seconds per year). Mine is always within a couple of seconds a year and as a beater, has seen lots of hot tub and pool duty without any issues. Resale is terrible so a slightly experienced one would make an outstanding cycling watch.

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