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Originally Posted by dclaz View Post

A few weeks ago I picked up this


 

 

That's a lucky burrito wearing that watch!  They look good together!  What's inside?   :tongue_smile:

post #7787 of 8051
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

 

That's a lucky burrito wearing that watch!  They look good together!  What's inside?   :tongue_smile:

A pork burrito, was delicious :)

 

The watch is the sapphire sandwich. I've wanted the 'moonwatch' for years, but it doesn't really matter how faithful it is as long as it has the right feel/looks. I love the display back, and I think I'd be much better off with the sapphire as opposed to the hesalite.


Edited by dclaz - 6/15/14 at 9:04pm
post #7788 of 8051
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Originally Posted by moedawg140 View Post
 

I would go here first: http://g-shock.jp/products/new/ to find out the newest and older gshocks, since this site will give you access to 99% of the gshocks made in the world.  Find one you like, then copy and paste the model number onto ebay, and purchase the one you want!  Simple as that.  As for finding an altimeter and thermometer watch around $100...new...you won't find it.  My Rangeman retails for $300, but you can get one for a discount (~10-20% off) at your local watch store if you haggle a little.  The only G-Shock you'll find for around $100 with the most technological feature, would be a regular GD watch that has Multi-Band 6 capabilities on eBay.  Good luck, and let us know which one you decide to buy.

Thanks for the link. As for the A-B Casio for around $100 it's the GDF-100 I'm thinking about. I'm still leaning towards it. The good people at watchuseek seems to like it, and it seems to have the same module as the SGW-300 put into a G-Shock body with bigger battery. Personally I couldn't care all that much, nor do I really care all that much about accuracy as long as it's somewhat accurate (the altimeter function is actually pretty useless for me, but makes for a nice geek accessory). As said, it doesn't need to be extremely accurate, and the two functions that would actually have some use for me is the thermometer and the barometer.

 

Anyway, I think I will go for the GDF-100 first, and a GA-100 or G-100 at a later date, maybe next month or so. Either way, thanks for the link, I think it cemented my feelings towards the GDF-100.

 

 

This one I will actually buy here in Sweden, where I live, from an authorized retailer, so I know I will be getting the real thing. It will cost me slightly more than $100 but it'll be worth it for the peace of mind to know that I am getting an authentic thing rather than a cheap chinese copy.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 6/16/14 at 12:46am
post #7789 of 8051
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post
 

Thanks for the link. As for the A-B Casio for around $100 it's the GDF-100 I'm thinking about. I'm still leaning towards it. The good people at watchuseek seems to like it, and it seems to have the same module as the SGW-300 put into a G-Shock body with bigger battery. Personally I couldn't care all that much, nor do I really care all that much about accuracy as long as it's somewhat accurate (the altimeter function is actually pretty useless for me, but makes for a nice geek accessory). As said, it doesn't need to be extremely accurate, and the two functions that would actually have some use for me is the thermometer and the barometer.

 

Anyway, I think I will go for the GDF-100 first, and a GA-100 or G-100 at a later date, maybe next month or so. Either way, thanks for the link, I think it cemented my feelings towards the GDF-100.

 

 

This one I will actually buy here in Sweden, where I live, from an authorized retailer, so I know I will be getting the real thing. It will cost me slightly more than $100 but it'll be worth it for the peace of mind to know that I am getting an authentic thing rather than a cheap chinese copy.

Very nice.  I will tell you though, these can get addicting.  Looking for and finding the limited models are kind of exhilarating, I must say. 

 

If you want to get a little more in-depth with the G-Shocks, and learn when new, old-school, and exclusive stuff is arriving, you can go here: www.mygshock.com and here: http://www.g-street.com.au/

 

As for the altimeter function, it is not very accurate because it works off of barometric pressure, not gps like the smartphone altimeter apps that use gps info, that is much more accurate.  However, G-Shock will be coming out with a gps watch very soon!  Not sure exactly what it does, but hey, I'm pretty sure it will be snazzy!  You should look into getting the bluetooth watches next.  They sync to your iPhone or Samsung, and the watch can make the phone do some pretty cool things!  Here's a link for them: http://www.gshock.com/happenings/news/Casio_Releases_G-SHOCK_Bluetooth(R)_v4.0_Watches_Capable_of_Two-Way_Operability_with_a_Smartphone (I own the electric blue one).  Any questions you have on G-Shocks, let me know, because I do unfortunately know a lot about them.  Make sure to quote me from here because I don't check this particular thread every day.  Good luck! :bigsmile_face: 

post #7790 of 8051
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Originally Posted by dclaz View Post
 

A pork burrito, was delicious :)

 

The watch is the sapphire sandwich. I've wanted the 'moonwatch' for years, but it doesn't really matter how faithful it is as long as it has the right feel/looks. I love the display back, and I think I'd be much better off with the sapphire as opposed to the hesalite.

 

-The Speedmaster is just about the most beautiful watch there is - everything about it is just... ....right. It surely gives the IWC Portuguese a run for its money as the most beautiful chronograph ever (In my book, of course.).

 

That burrito doesn't do any harm, either! (It is lunchtime around here)

 

I was in the same situation you were a few years ago, but I chose the 3572.50 in the end - sapphire back, hesalite front. Haven't worn it in weeks, I'll have to bring it out tonight. Thank you for the reminder! :)

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-The Speedmaster is just about the most beautiful watch there is - everything about it is just... ....right. It surely gives the IWC Portuguese a run for its money as the most beautiful chronograph ever (In my book, of course.).

 

That burrito doesn't do any harm, either! (It is lunchtime around here)

 

I was in the same situation you were a few years ago, but I chose the 3572.50 in the end - sapphire back, hesalite front. Haven't worn it in weeks, I'll have to bring it out tonight. Thank you for the reminder! :)

Very nice.

 

Anyone have any tips for changing the strap? The leather band I've got on it looks it it fits in pretty tight (well, by tight, I mean properly. It's the correct size and was fitted by a professional). Not much room to get the tool in and push the spring bar back....

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Originally Posted by dclaz View Post
 

Very nice.

 

Anyone have any tips for changing the strap? The leather band I've got on it looks it it fits in pretty tight (well, by tight, I mean properly. It's the correct size and was fitted by a professional). Not much room to get the tool in and push the spring bar back....

 

 

The tool you picked up should do the job.....just take your time. I swap mine all the time. Right now my 3570.50 "Moon Watch" is on a black leather rally strap. You can push back the leather strap with that tool and get in there to pull back the pin. I prefer to use a magnified lamp when I do mine but it's certainly not required.

 

One of my watches I completely opened up and removed the movement in order to fix the second hand that got bent when I dropped it from about 4ft onto a hard tile floor. Needed a loupe and some really small tweezers for that job.

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Originally Posted by Astropin View Post
 

 

 

The tool you picked up should do the job.....just take your time. I swap mine all the time. Right now my 3570.50 "Moon Watch" is on a black leather rally strap. You can push back the leather strap with that tool and get in there to pull back the pin. I prefer to use a magnified lamp when I do mine but it's certainly not required.

 

One of my watches I completely opened up and removed the movement in order to fix the second hand that got bent when I dropped it from about 4ft onto a hard tile floor. Needed a loupe and some really small tweezers for that job.

 

I might give it a shot tomorrow then :) I'll tape up the sides of the watch to make sure I don't scratch it :o

post #7794 of 8051
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Originally Posted by dclaz View Post

A few weeks ago I picked up this



I'm wearing it with a fairly plan leather strap at the moment, I got someone to change it for me.
I bought these as well, but I'm a little too scared of changing the straps myself at the moment redface.gif
 

 

Arrghhh!! I want an OMEGA!!!! :)

I definitely will purchase one soon... (plan on selling a few of my headphones!)

And as for changing straps, it will come to you fast with practice so just take your time... :)

 

In the meantime, received another of the ones I wanted. Although is not the black "Vintage" one because it was out of stock, I'm pretty happy with it:

 

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Arrghhh!! I want an OMEGA!!!! :)

I definitely will purchase one soon... (plan on selling a few of my headphones!)

And as for changing straps, it will come to you fast with practice so just take your time... :)

 

In the meantime, received another of the ones I wanted. Although is not the black "Vintage" one because it was out of stock, I'm pretty happy with it:

 

 

I have the Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military (OVM). I really like it......tremendous "bang for the buck". The fit and finish on their watches is impressive for the price; not to mention using Swiss automatic movements for most of their pieces.

 

post #7796 of 8051
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Originally Posted by Astropin View Post

I have the Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military (OVM). I really like it......tremendous "bang for the buck". The fit and finish on their watches is impressive for the price; not to mention using Swiss automatic movements for most of their pieces.




wow!!
post #7797 of 8051

I've three watches (that I rarely ever wear)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #7798 of 8051
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Originally Posted by Astropin View Post
 

 

I have the Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military (OVM). I really like it......tremendous "bang for the buck". The fit and finish on their watches is impressive for the price; not to mention using Swiss automatic movements for most of their pieces.

 

 

The OVM looks gorgeous!

I really like Steinhart designs! In fact, I also wanted to get their Apollon!!! But decided to wait, sell some gear and get a decent Omega.

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Looks good. Pretty sure I will get a Steinhart Diver at some point.

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And speaking of Divers, just received my Deep Blue Juggernaut III watch.

For some reason I really really like how Deep Blue watches look and feel (i.e. they are big, a bit hefty, etc.). Already have a Juggernaut Auto and decided to acquire this quartz because I loved how their white Mother of Pearl color looked. :)

 

"Specs"

 

Movement: Swiss Movement Ronda 715 Quartz
Movement Country of Origin: Switzerland
Case Measurements: 45mm
Case Thickness: 16mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Crown: Screw Down
Strap: Silicone Rubber
Strap Measurements: 9-3/4" L x 24mm W
Clasp: Buckle
Maximum Wrist Size: 8-3/4"
Water Resistance: 50 ATM - 500 Meters - 1650 Feet
Weight: 5 oz
Model Number: White MOP: EP3596V15D73
 

For $200 or less, this has got to be one of the best value divers WITH Sapphire crystal AND ceramic bezel!!

 

Is it the same beast as their Juggernaut I/II brothers? Well, no, this one seems like its literally their little brother. The case is a bit different but still, I'm liking it a lot and don't think I will part with it!

 

Haven't taken any pics but:

 

http://www.shophq.com/Offer/Default.aspx?OfferCode=627-249&icid=OnAirToday-_-Watch%20Celebration%20Featuring%20Once%20Onlys-_-627-249&cm_re=OnAirToday-_-Watch%20Celebration%20Featuring%20Once%20Onlys-_-627-249

 

:)

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