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Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post

 

This is subjective though. My wrist is 17cm/6,7" and I think my 44mm pilots look fine. I even wear 47mm and 50mm watches and still don't feel like I'm wearing clown shoes. ;) Actually, I always prefer watches larger than 42mm for myself. It really depends on the case design though. As long as the lugs curve with your wrist it'll look good. 

 

I have a 6.75" wrist, and the CW C10 at 42mm fits well.  Don't think I'd go higher than that, but yeah it does depend on design, the Stowa Antea being a prime example where I have the 365 instead of the 390.

 

Btw did see your post asking for C10 pics, but I absolutely suck at watch photography.  I tried :(

post #7187 of 7882
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

I read somewhere that Hamilton is no longer owned by Americans, but you wouldn't know it from their website. 

 

That is correct. Hamilton was purchased by the Swatch Group so they are Swiss owned now. Same group that owns Omega, Blancpain, Breguet, Glashutte, Tissot, etc.

 

Swatch also owns the ubiquitous ETA SA movement company so most of their mid-range brands and even some of their luxury watches house ETA movements. Even competing luxury brands like Panerai and IWC use ETA movements in several of their models. 

 

The Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer that you are interested in features the ETA 2895 movement.   

 

It's kind of sad that Hamilton is no longer an American watch maker, but at least the brand will carry on and most of the designs they still sell are classic Hamilton like the Ventura. 

post #7188 of 7882

Thanks for the clarification, Borat. 

post #7189 of 7882

Just picked up a tissot t-classic dream as my entry level watch~ never had anything apart from the kiddy ones that irritated the crap out my skin and so far I'm loving it~

post #7190 of 7882

Looking to purchase an Omega Speedmaster Professional

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Looking to purchase an Omega Speedmaster Professional

 

Great choice. Have had mine for over 6 months now and am loving it every time i put it on, daily that is :)

post #7192 of 7882

My current (and only) watch.

 

 

 

Benarus Megalodon 3.  49mm x 20mm, 360 grams, ETA 2824-2 movement.  It's a tank.

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This is my Fossil Watch that I have had for 2 years I believe. Nothin special... especially compared to some that I have on this thread. But I love it, never leave without it, otherwise I'll have a mini panic attack. Anyways its nothin much but its something that I can wear on a daily basis and not worry about, hopefully I'll save up some money in the future to get a fancy watch.

P.S. For all that will ask I do wear my watch on my right hand and yes I am right handed as well. Call me a little strange, But it works for me smily_headphones1.gif
post #7194 of 7882
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Originally Posted by ExoticGunplay View Post

Looking to purchase an Omega Speedmaster Professional

 

One of my favorites as well.  I've had mine for 5-6 years but I'll never let it go!

 

 

IMG_1545.jpg

 

Don't pay full price.  There are deals to be had, even from ADs.

post #7195 of 7882
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Originally Posted by 2K9R56S View Post

My current (and only) watch.

 

 

 

Benarus Megalodon 3.  49mm x 20mm, 360 grams, ETA 2824-2 movement.  It's a tank.

 

Really cool! Reminds me of those limited edition Seiko Monsters... 

 

post #7196 of 7882

I bought myself another Certina watch today. I had been browsing through some cheaper Seiko and Orient automatic models to be used as a casual watch but I somehow ended up on a local Certina dealers website. From there I found DS Podium Big Size. It's everything I've been looking for. Simple and clear black dial, stainless steel all around and it has a very strong and robust feel. Finishing is excellent. The sporty looking red second hand tops the cake. 

 

 

 

I also got Citizen Eco Drive AW0015-08E for a good price so I ordered one to try it out. 

 

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Thank you for everyones input on my watch choices. Spent the past two weeks thinking more on it and trying out a couple of different watches. Like a few people pointed out for my smaller wrists about 40mm is the maximum that looks good, anything bigger tends to look too big and bulky.

Though I did see a unsual coloured Hamilton khaki field auto 40mm that caught my attention but the Hamilton site picture does not do it justice.
http://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en/gents/khaki/field/auto-40mm/H70595523
Though this site does have some much better pictures of it the face still looks more yellow than it does in the metal.
http://watch-tanaka2.sub.jp/HAMILTON/H70595523/

Seems that at the moment the main contenders are the Stowa Ikarus and Antea, 39mm Archimede pilots and finally the gold/bronze (No idea what Hamilton call it) Khaki Field Auto 40mm.

@Covenant: The spec on the Tissot is very good for the price but im not sold on its style, though shall keep an eye out for it.

 

@Negaluinu: Did not know of Graf Zepplin but unfortunately none of the designs jump out at me.

@Borat: Thanks for the information on the 8 series stutter. Knowing I need a smaller style makes  the Archmiede and Aristo tempting.

 

@SpudHarris: In the end though I decided agasint foing a PVD watch in case of scratching but its just too big. Shame though as it is stuning in the pictures.

 

@Estreeter: Not sure if the special edition Hamilton is a clock or a watch tongue_smile.gif

post #7198 of 7882
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Originally Posted by Cheapy View Post

Though I did see a unsual coloured Hamilton khaki field auto 40mm that caught my attention but the Hamilton site picture does not do it justice.
http://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en/gents/khaki/field/auto-40mm/H70595523
Though this site does have some much better pictures of it the face still looks more yellow than it does in the metal.
http://watch-tanaka2.sub.jp/HAMILTON/H70595523/

Seems that at the moment the main contenders are the Stowa Ikarus and Antea, 39mm Archimede pilots and finally the gold/bronze (No idea what Hamilton call it) Khaki Field Auto 40mm.

 

That Hamilton is nice. The dial is a khaki color fitting of the name, which is sort of like a beige/tan. 

 

I used to own a Khaki King and really enjoyed it while I had it. The only small gripe I had with that model is that the polished bezel tended to show micro scratches. The model you're looking at has a similar polished bezel so just a heads up if that sort of thing bothers you. 

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Originally Posted by Cheapy View Post

@Estreeter: Not sure if the special edition Hamilton is a clock or a watch tongue_smile.gif

 

 

Cheapy, it most definitely is a watch - the 'Marine Chronograph' mounting is purely for those who get off on that sort of thing. I believe the Hamilton you linked to would look absolutely sensational with a blue face, but then I'm a sucker for almost anything with a blue face. Hamilton is still the front runner for my 'cash splash' in 2014, but I expect to see an awful lot of watches between now and then. Just like headphone amps, we fall in love again and again and again  biggrin.gif

post #7200 of 7882

long lost love...

 

 

 

 


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