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Marathon SS Navigator

This is a pretty solid watch. Bought it for the travel convenience and 10sec/year accuracy. Came with some goodies too! Not the knife, that's just my...

Modern Vintage Watches...crystal matters

I write a lot about modern vintage inspired watches. Seeing as the top two contenders in this year's #microtournament were Baltic and Lorier, I figure...

The humble but mighty Timex Expedition

Straps make a difference!

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commented on Modern Vintage Watches...crystal matters

I got rid of mine because it was too militaristic for my taste. Not to say I don't like the military style, I just prefer it on simple 3-hand field watches or dive watches. I'm also not too much for chronos, but the 2 I own are racing themed. I even recently "retired" my moonswatch because I just don't wear it.

commented on NWA - Japan Edition Revealed

Awesome additions! I have a colleague that recently did a Japan trip and also came back with two watches. I think it's time a plan a trip of my own 馃槑

commented on What鈥檚 in the box - Japan Edition

Open it! Open it!

commented on Modern Vintage Watches...crystal matters

Agree, the 1963 and the likes from Red Star are a bit of an anomaly in the watch world. You just get a great watch for little money. I had a 1963 myself before, but it was an acrylic crystal haha.

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Yes, agreed on most points. The reason I don't own Baltic myself is precisely because I can't swallow the price point compared to similar brands. But that said, they're not charging for just the parts cost. And even so, a Neptune is less expensive than an Aquascaphe, so we are seeing the price difference in materials in a way?

I am also one of those lunatics that buys "overpriced" Seikos. And I know full well I'm paying for the unique design and the brand name more so than anything else. But I do it because in that case it's worth it to me, I love them. The specs are only about 20% of my decision factor there. And that all changes depending on the watch.

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Dude, are you secretly working for an acrylic manufacturing company? Haha. You really have this research down!

commented on Modern Vintage Watches...crystal matters

I think they use mineral glass? But either way, they do have that beauty shape.

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