My 8 favorite watch tips (add yours below)

  1. Once you go titanium, you never go back-tainium. (Lightweight and nice on the skin)
  2.  Some straps can be worn super loose in the summer for comfort and breathability. (Works with some watches, not all. And the trick is to go extremely loose, not slightly loose.)
  3. Digital timers and daily alarms can be very useful for cooking, reminders etc.
  4. Ultra wide flat backs are super comfy. See photo below.
  5. Reliability is important. Casio / Citizen are my go-to for this. 
  6. Stick to a budget where you won't mind a few scratches or even losing the watch. This hobby should be fun - not stressful... In my opinion.
  7. Solar is nice but overrated. (Just keep a spare battery)
  8. Mechanical is jewellery. - Quartz kicks its ass for durability, accuracy, features, price, etc.
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Nice 3 of my favourites that I’d add are:

  1. Try a watch on if possible before purchasing, just because 1 40mm dia watch fits perfect doesn’t mean they all will. 
     
  2. Almost all watches decrease in value and don’t make good investments. Make sure you like what you buy. 
  3. Strap changes are a cheaper way of feeling like you’ve got something new, than buying a new watch. 
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Regardless of how inexpensive the watch, keep it clean and scratch-free. Because when you’ve had it for 30 years it still looks almost new. I’d take an old watch that looks mint almost any day over a new one.

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That really is super sharp. Such a look!

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MatMaven

That really is super sharp. Such a look!

Thanks

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I've got the non-numeral version of that watch. Completely agree about titanium being a revelation. I got a titanium automatic not long after.

I know that particular Casio is great on other straps, but how easy is it to take the bracelet on and off? I've had issues with other non-solid end links before.

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This is one of my, Holy Grail time pieces, it's so difficult to fine. Please can you tell me the full model number haha 

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CrazyBlue

I've got the non-numeral version of that watch. Completely agree about titanium being a revelation. I got a titanium automatic not long after.

I know that particular Casio is great on other straps, but how easy is it to take the bracelet on and off? I've had issues with other non-solid end links before.

Not that hard. But yeah more fiddly. Just gotta know which direction to insert it from.

But I anyways hate bracelets that don't have some sort of quick size adjustment.

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hamza786

This is one of my, Holy Grail time pieces, it's so difficult to fine. Please can you tell me the full model number haha 

LCW-M100TSE-1A2ER

Very easy to find. It's on Amazon and eBay. Cheapest direct from Japan. 

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CitizenKale

LCW-M100TSE-1A2ER

Very easy to find. It's on Amazon and eBay. Cheapest direct from Japan. 

I got mine from a Japanese seller on eBay.

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hamza786

This is one of my, Holy Grail time pieces, it's so difficult to fine. Please can you tell me the full model number haha 

Yeah same here Japan seller on ebay. No issues. Just check the feedback. Over 99% is considered good on eBay. (With enough feedbacks) Anything below 98% is very low and should be avoided.