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Stopped by accountant's the other day to deliver my tax info and wait for my refund, while most of what I receive will be put into savings my biggest buy will be in vehicle maitainence, of course my wife gets a cut and what little is left is for my yearly splurge for myself haha, so here are my top contenders for a first bigger purchase until later this year

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Citizen! I鈥檝e seen that reference in person and it鈥檚 really nice. I like that it has a gloss (non sunburst) blue as the colour has more punch than a sunburst. It also has an internally domed sapphire, very cool and unique as well as a 9051 movement.

Not too keen on the Hamilton given questions on the movement. I don鈥檛 think it has the plastic escapement of the powermatic 80 but otherwise is largely similar. Also the caseback is/was mineral glass on these and I always seem to scratch mineral casebacks (maybe a *me* problem). Good looking watch though but for the same money you could get a CWC Mellor 72, or I believe Smiths PRS-29 are going to be restocked soon.

I like the Bulova too, but some people find they wear too large, even the new reduced version has a long L-2-L so best try it on!

friendlyghost

Citizen! I鈥檝e seen that reference in person and it鈥檚 really nice. I like that it has a gloss (non sunburst) blue as the colour has more punch than a sunburst. It also has an internally domed sapphire, very cool and unique as well as a 9051 movement.

Not too keen on the Hamilton given questions on the movement. I don鈥檛 think it has the plastic escapement of the powermatic 80 but otherwise is largely similar. Also the caseback is/was mineral glass on these and I always seem to scratch mineral casebacks (maybe a *me* problem). Good looking watch though but for the same money you could get a CWC Mellor 72, or I believe Smiths PRS-29 are going to be restocked soon.

I like the Bulova too, but some people find they wear too large, even the new reduced version has a long L-2-L so best try it on!

Thank you! I've been reading about them and I'm torn mostly between the Hamilton and citizen because I don't own a field watch as of yet or any citizen watches but from what I've seen they've stepped up their game, my jeweler carries some of the promaster dive watches and they are very well made and refined, I'm going this weekend to buy my wife her Valentines day gift so I will be sure to handle them again to really get a feel for it

If you don't already have a revolver, I vote for the python. I think revolvers are some of the most fun guns to shoot. Also nice for wildlife defense if that's a thing you'd like. I'd pick other things for self defense, but it's not like it doesn't work there too.

All of the watches are decent, I think, so personal preference and filling a niche in a collection would dictate that decision.

You won鈥檛 regret the Bulova

Dallen

If you don't already have a revolver, I vote for the python. I think revolvers are some of the most fun guns to shoot. Also nice for wildlife defense if that's a thing you'd like. I'd pick other things for self defense, but it's not like it doesn't work there too.

All of the watches are decent, I think, so personal preference and filling a niche in a collection would dictate that decision.

Yes sir I'm an avid firearms collector and own 3 of the current production colt snake guns, my dad has a blued python made In 1971 but my older brother is getting that and I just wanted another blue handgun to break up the monotony of stainless steel lol, they are all great watche and if I could spend the money I would get them all so I will be sure to post an update, thanks friend

LewisC

You won鈥檛 regret the Bulova

My grail watch is an omega speedmaster moon watch which I hope to have when my oldest child graduates high school in 9 years so I figure the bulova will hold me over until then haha 馃槄

WatchesAndWrenches

Yes sir I'm an avid firearms collector and own 3 of the current production colt snake guns, my dad has a blued python made In 1971 but my older brother is getting that and I just wanted another blue handgun to break up the monotony of stainless steel lol, they are all great watche and if I could spend the money I would get them all so I will be sure to post an update, thanks friend

First of all, I'm sorry for your wallet, having to deal with a watch and firearm collector.

I only own one revolver, and it took me a while to buy one because I had a number of more important use cases I wanted other guns for. I finally bought a S&W 686 mostly for target shooting and practicing trigger control with a heavy DA trigger pull. It's immensely satisfying to shoot, even just plinking with 38 special. If I ever buy another full size revolver, it'll probably be a colt.

Gun, followed by any damn watch you want.

Followed by prison.

I may be a bit biased, but I love wearing my Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic. It鈥檚 one of my most if not the most worn watch in my collection. I don鈥檛 baby it and it鈥檚 got the scratches to tell. If it was me and I didn鈥檛 have the Hamilton, id be getting that!

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I have a couple Kimber 1911s (micro .380 and a 9mm) but have never tried a revolver.