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Re: Watches
« Reply #780 on: November 17, 2022, 02:09:50 PM »
What’s 2mm between friends? Smiths over at Timefactors do a nice explorer homage but I would go with their rendition of a Commando.

I‘ve looked into the smiths as well, i‘m torn by it.

I really appreciate all the looks (the commando as well as the everest/explorer models). Yet i‘ve read horrible reviews concerning quality and customer service.

Also i‘m not sure how i like them using the name „smiths“. The original smiths brand was the watch that was on the wrists of hillary and norgay when the summited everest (not a rolex explorer how rolex tried to tell us for years). And somehow i don‘t like how a micro brand tries to make use of that legacy.

The dials look sick tough.

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Re: Watches
« Reply #781 on: November 21, 2022, 01:37:33 AM »
Good to know about the quality issues with Smiths - I’ve pondered getting one for a while but that’s put me off - I’m not really a big fan of homage watches anyway.

Just back from my travels in Oz - and taking the MoonSwatch worked out great - not having to take your watch off passing through security/ metal detectors was one less thing to worry about.

Man the skateparks in Western Australia are insanely good - brand new ones popping up everywhere.

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« Reply #782 on: November 21, 2022, 04:47:52 AM »
Smiths’ customer service always gets really terrible reviews so I always use my money elsewhere, I feel like at least in the vintage market you can get some great deals on stuff for the same price, my CWC for example cost me less than 500 usd; it’s from 1976, is true mil-spec and it’s not a replica or a homage.
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Anyone out there looking for a speedy reduced?
I have a good deal about to drop…
https://www.instagram.com/p/ClRCJHSLoVg/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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Re: Watches
« Reply #783 on: November 22, 2022, 06:26:29 AM »
Probably not ready to go for it, but have had my eye on a speedy reduced since you mentioned it on here like a year ago. Feel free to hit me in the dm's, do you have the original bracelet?


Smiths’ customer service always gets really terrible reviews so I always use my money elsewhere, I feel like at least in the vintage market you can get some great deals on stuff for the same price, my CWC for example cost me less than 500 usd; it’s from 1976, is true mil-spec and it’s not a replica or a homage.
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Anyone out there looking for a speedy reduced?
I have a good deal about to drop…
https://www.instagram.com/p/ClRCJHSLoVg/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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Re: Watches
« Reply #784 on: November 22, 2022, 09:27:42 AM »

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« Reply #785 on: November 23, 2022, 01:26:18 AM »
@artskool dm-ed you son! Easier if I can just send pics/ vids via insta tho so hit me up if you have an account!

@baggy spandex hamilton is finally starting to get it together with their sizing I feel, good to see they have lots of sun 40mm options. The initial murph was just way too big for most wrists!

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Re: Watches
« Reply #786 on: November 23, 2022, 02:01:32 AM »
Saw there is a northface/supreme/g-shock watch coming.

The watch I bought off ebay died after one day. It winds up but the arms don't move. The dude did send me one of the "Russian warship, go fuck yourself" stamps thou so not gonna complain. Can only imagine how hard this winter is gonna be over there.

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« Reply #787 on: November 23, 2022, 06:27:08 AM »
If there's one thing I've learned from browsing through this thread, it's that GISM never wastes a chance to mention that most watches should be smaller.
haha, underrated (and mostly true) post! It's honestly something I wish I learnt earlier though, it would have saved me a lot of money/ time.
people get in heated online discussions about how anything sub 40mm is a womens' watch, but they fail to realize that something like an air king was actually considered big at the time. Air kings and explorers et. al. have also stood the test of time with their dimensions; no one is ever going to look at an explorer and write if off as a girls watch. I cannot say the same of big watches, they will definitely look dated in years to come.
By all means, explore and enjoy what you like in the world of watches, but classic designs and sizes will never go out of style and once your eyes and wrist start to adjust to smaller watches, it's really hard to even go back above 38mm cases. My speedy reduced is as big as I would go these days...

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Re: Watches
« Reply #788 on: November 23, 2022, 10:12:01 AM »
Hey I’m fully committed to sub 40mm watches - I have skinny wrists so 34 or 36 works for me. But having said that, my Tudor was being serviced so I broke out my enormous Seiko ‘Turtle’ for a few weeks - and it was a pleasure to have such a legible dial to look down on…..my eye sight ain’t great so it makes sense to wear a bigger watch. But generally I don’t like big watches……

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Re: Watches
« Reply #789 on: November 23, 2022, 05:51:07 PM »


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Re: Watches
« Reply #790 on: November 23, 2022, 08:13:21 PM »

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Re: Watches
« Reply #791 on: November 24, 2022, 02:41:36 PM »
So in haave a full metal gshock (gmw - b5000) i rearly wear it because it feels so bulky.

Does anybody know where i can find strap adapters?

I want to put it on a nato.