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watch lovers....what's your favorite watch?

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mr_raider wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 11:09 am
Sounds about right. But I never bought a watch for than 600$ from any of these places. Not sure I would buy 6k Grand Seiko sight unseen
Yeah I definitely wouldn't feel comfortable spending Grand Seiko money on a sight unseen purchase. That's why I bought my GS from a local dealer, even though I knew I could have purchased it online for cheaper.

I should also mention that shoppinginjapan provides an option to mark your item as a 'gift'. This requires you to send the money via bank transfer. I tried this once but the process didn't go as smoothly as expected, due to some unexpected service fees charged by the receiving bank.

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uber_uter wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 12:22 am
New pickup
Column wheel?

Speaking of seikos, this one is sexy

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DDHLeigh wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 9:18 pm
There are people out there that buy a watch not caring what others think. If you are buying a watch to flash around, then it's one of the top bad reasons. 99% of the people you run into do not care what you wear unless it's an enthusiast. You get more comments wearing a bling bling fashion watch versus say a Grand Seiko for example.
so true. I've never gotten any comments about any of my watches from non-watch people. Usually somebody else around me with their $100 watch gets the "nice watch" comments.

Here's the complete list of comments I've gotten about my watches that I remember.

- Rolex Explorer - Is that a Rolex? (2 times)
- Marathon GSAR - is that a Marathon? What kind is it? I'm looking for one (twice).
- Speedy Pro - that looks nice, what is it?
- Rolex DateJust - I got a watch for my 21th birthday that looks just like yours
- TAG Heuer - Nice TAG. (a few people)

That's it. If I was in it for the recognition as a status symbol, I failed miserably.

So if you want a watch that impresses people, buy a TAG or Marathon.
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I've had more comments on my daily beater Oris than my Zeniths/Glashutte Original, lol
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Jermyzy wrote:
Dec 9th, 2017 5:58 pm
I've had more comments on my daily beater Oris than my Zeniths/Glashutte Original, lol
Most people can't even pronounce Glashuette original, let alone recognize it.
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mr_raider wrote:
Dec 9th, 2017 11:28 am
Column wheel?
Yeah, column wheel. Not sure if it makes a difference price wise when servicing vs a 7750 with cam and lever.
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Besides amazon/ebay where can I get myself a 22mm nato/zulu strap in the GTA?
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willyxjai wrote:
Dec 11th, 2017 11:49 pm
Besides amazon/ebay where can I get myself a 22mm nato/zulu strap in the GTA?
Online? Or in store?
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cheapestnatostraps.com
natostrapcollections.com (local in Markham)
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thericyip wrote:
Dec 12th, 2017 9:21 pm
cheapestnatostraps.com
natostrapcollections.com (local in Markham)
mr_raider wrote:
Dec 12th, 2017 7:01 am
Online? Or in store?
Preferably in store so that I can pick and choose the best color combination for my skx
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The watch shop at the Bay Queen street sells straps, don't think they have natos/zulus though. You're going to have a tough time finding a shop that sells mainly nato straps. I would just buy it online. A skx would literally go with anything. If it's a skx007, I would get a bond nato first.

There's thousands of images on the web with a SKX and Nato combination. Just have a look!
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Just received this in the mail today from Japan. Finally bit the bullet on the 3rd generation Seiko Monster. I really wanted the orange but that was next to impossible to acquire. I like the current iteration. The look is more balanced imo. The jury is still out on the cyclops though.

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I am looking to buy an Orient Mako ii Pepsi dial. Amazon doesn't have the pepsi dial. Anybody buy from citywatches.ca before? are they a legit dealer? Otherwise I probably will go for longislandwatches.com or Ebay. Anybody have experience with LIW, did you get dinged any duties getting in shipped in?

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