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    a wrist shot of PAW2000T



    My only real complain is the case/bracelet/attachment. The case (resin) doesn't really match the color of the bracelet (titanium) and the bracelet is a little narrow (20mm lugs, maybe 22mm in width after the lugs) for the case size.

    This is my Pathfinder of choice right now. The new PRW5000 (should become PAW5000 for US market) doesn't sing to me too well because they strank down the LCD screen to make sure for the analog hands.
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    Great shot, guys (and gals). Let's keep it going. This is interesting stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mon90ey View Post
    That Sinn U1000 is a nice watch, and that JSAR is HUGE! I reaslly didn't realize that watch was that big. I wonder how heavy it is?
    Jumbo 46.6 mm oversized stainless steel case (17 mm height, 22 mm lug width)
    Stainless steel 316L water tight case with engraved back.
    Weight is 159.6 grams (5.2oz)
    Water resistant to 30 atmospheres (300m/1000 ft)
    Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
    Screw down crown
    This Dive Watch has the unique feature of using non-tritium MaraGlo technology for illumination.
    Luminous Features are powered by MaraGlo inserts and appliqués.
    Uni-Directional Elapsed Time Ring (60 minutes-120 clicks) with MaraGlo triangle at position 0

    http://area61.nl/pics/albums/userpics/10001/JSAR.jpg
    http://area61.nl/pics/thumbnails.php?album=17
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    My ideal watch? A Casio or Timex that costs less than $30. When the battery dies or the band breaks I throw them away. I guess I'm just not a jewelry kind of guy.

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    I love my Oris Titan "C" it is my most treasured watch, and hopefully in the near future I can get the Oris Titan Chrono

    There is just something I love about Oris watches. The size, shape, saphire crystal, titanium, automatic... it's all just me really.

    As my beater I rotate between either my G-Shock G-7710, or my Seiko Orange Monster.
    I use my G-Shock when I want 24hour time, day, date and month immediately available to me, to save me from having to think or count.

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    I've been wearing this Seiko for a few years now:



    I travel a lot so the world time and the alarm function gets a lot of use.

    Only downside is I get the battery changed probably once a year.

    I'm about to get a leather band for it like this:


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    My ideal watch isnt a single watch, and it never could be!!!

    For business i need a watch thats beautiful and matches my suit accessories like belt and shoes and such (currently got black, white, brown and tan themed watches for that)

    For sports i need a watch thats rugged, waterproof and that hooks up to my heart monitor and keeps track of whats up...

    For working on my car/garden/other hobbies i need a watch thats unbreakable (got 1 analog and 1 digital unbreakable atm)...

    And as if that isnt enough, i also have a multimedia watch that hooks up to my phone so i can skip through my MP3s, change volume, read txt and mails and accept/reject calls and such without having to get my phone out of my bag.... And a couple that i just like for goo measure

    So I kinda 'need' between 5 to 10 watches at any given time....

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    Although I own a Marathon SAR and an Omega Seamaster, the watch I strap on more than any other is always the classic Seiko SKX007. I have a few of both the K and J versions, all on various Steel, Leather and Nato style straps. I just pick one based on my mood or mode of dress for the day; though my favorite strap is the solid link non-Seiko SS bracelet that can be found online with a set of solid end links... I'd dare say it's as good, if not better than, the Marathon SS strap.

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    I've been wearing a titanium Wenger since high school.



    Ideal? Not really but it has served me well and the titanium case & bracelet have definitely proven to be ideal IMO.

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    Traser H3. Carbon-reinforced casing. Tritium. Swiss mechanism.

    Best watch I've ever owned.



    You can get one here: http://amzn.to/traserwatches

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    I've got a Traser P6506 on the way... it should of been here by now but the seller is slack

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    Been wearing a custom MKII Blackwater for several years.

    Just switched to the MKII Paradive.

    Nothing better to me than a MKII custom watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimeRazorback View Post
    I love my Oris Titan "C" it is my most treasured watch ....
    DimeRazorback, that's the 47mm version, right? how does it wear on the wrist? what's your wrist size?

    i tried on some 44mm Oris and they seems to wear smaller than the size would suggest. but 47mm sounds huge.
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    Yes, it is the 47mm version.

    My wrist size is about 7.125" if I recall correctly.
    I will re-measure on the weekend for you.

    They do appear smaller, as the width is taken from the widest part of the case. As you can see in my pics, the case shape tends to belly out towards the bottom, hence why the face appears smaller than the quoted sizing.

    47mm does sound huge, but I would definitely recommend one over the 44mm versions (unless you have really thin wrists).

    Although it is a rather large watch, I don't get very many comments on how big it is. It is very comfortable and extremely light for it's size!


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    my ideal watch is light weight, cheap, accurate, and versatile. G shocks come close to this and likely win by default. these i wear 90% of the time. i can assure you they are not babied.

    ideally i would have some omegas and a couple of rollies but to me they are not ideal for my lifestyle or checkbook.

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    DimeRazorback- that is one handsome watch! I have to admit I'm not familiar with the Oris watches but Google will help me in a moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by DimeRazorback View Post
    I love my Oris Titan "C" it is my most treasured watch, and hopefully in the near future I can get the Oris Titan Chrono

    There is just something I love about Oris watches. The size, shape, saphire crystal, titanium, automatic... it's all just me really.

    As my beater I rotate between either my G-Shock G-7710, or my Seiko Orange Monster.
    I use my G-Shock when I want 24hour time, day, date and month immediately available to me, to save me from having to think or count.

    Here is some eye candy





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    The most frequently worn for work and play is the Casio G-Shock Mudman. This watch is the toughest to date. It's seen a lot of wear and tear.

    Last edited by CLBME; 07-14-2010 at 04:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmtl514 View Post
    I don't wear a watch when working. On a daily basis I wear my Tissot PRS-200. I absolutely love the look of this watch, I just wish it were a bit bigger. Evening outings I wear my grandfathers Longines.
    I wear a very similar and similarly sized Tissot, precisely because I have such spindly thin wrists (~6 in.). If I had the money right now, I'd jump at that Omega Co-Axial as well. Elegant engineering. But they don't offer it in a "reduced" size case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLBME View Post
    DimeRazorback- that is one handsome watch! I have to admit I'm not familiar with the Oris watches but Google will help me in a moment.
    Thanks CLBME!
    It really is gorgeous, but photos truly don't do it justice!

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    This one always turns my head. Mirror shine, really heavy and virtually scratch proof tungsten carbide. The non-chrono versions are really nice too.

    Swiss Legend Tungsten Chronograph

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    I used to be kind of a watch buff... I hung around timezone.com and admired all kinds of high end watches, though I never actually bought any. I wore various Casio digital watches and a Luminox analog quartz watch with tritium markers. I haven't worn a wristwatch in a couple years though, mostly because the straps kept breaking. I just use my cell phone display to see what time it is.

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    My new Oris






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    Very nice watch DR!!

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    nice pics of a nice Oris

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    bump this up

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    I have two ideal watches-
    G-shock ultimate pathfinder (solar, always on time, lots of goodies, TOUGH)
    Seiko SBDX001-this is an automatic watch, and is good to have for A)fancy occasions and B)the apocalypse. The G-shock, though rechargeable, needs its batteries replaced every few years. The seiko never will.

    Then there's the one I'm wearing right now (not so ideal, but still good), a g-shock DW6900 IIRC, and I wouldn't mind one of those new 430mhz wireless watched from TI (just to experiment with).

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveitstore View Post
    Traser H3. Carbon-reinforced casing. Tritium. Swiss mechanism.

    Best watch I've ever owned.



    You can get one here: http://amzn.to/traserwatches
    I have the Luminox 3100 which is the same watch, stainless case, very durable, but the carbon reinforced casing is really just a plastic composite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post

    I can't believe this one got past without comment, LOVE IT

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