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At 47mm, the Seiko Astron is a manly watch indeed. But out of my price range. Featured in the latest issue of Wired magazine.
Posted at 02:33 PM in Manly Watches | Permalink
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Gorgeous. I really like that metallic purple and the lume markers with their downward slant. This might have to join the Tag Heuer Aquaracer and various Invicta Valjoux low-end luxury watches that I could, theoretically, someday buy. Maybe. A notch above them in price are the Breitlings and Seiko Anantas, but I'll probably never be in a place where I can spend $4-5000 on a watch and not lose sleep over it.
October 20, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Sad watch story: A business contact of mine (and friend) used to work for IBM. I think that was his first job out of college and he stayed there for a long time. For a long service anniversary (I believe 25 years) their policy was to give the employee a Rolex watch. The very year my friend became eligible and earned the gift----the policy changed to award Tudor watches instead----"Tudor, by Rolex" which he told me was a lower priced option. Needless to say, he was happy to get a nice watch, but not pleased to be the first class to miss out on a true Rolex. He tells me he still has it----but I think it needs service or something, which probably isn't cheap.
October 20, 2012 at 04:48 PM
I know the trend here is away from BIG...large and in charge...but I still like my Tauchmeister/Aeromatic line. I've had my eye on this type for a while----waiting for a better price. I missed out on a nice pre-owned one that went for around a hundred bucks. My loss.
October 21, 2012 at 05:35 AM
I like it, Angelo. Actually, that's about perfect size - 47mm case, although that doesn't include the massive crowns which, I'm guessing, would take it 55mm or larger. The only thing I don't like about that watch is the leather band - my tastes are always changing but I haven't liked leather bands for awhile.
Funny how tastes can change. I feel that my tastes for size continue to get smaller and smaller; when I started getting into Invicta my "sweetspot" was 48-52mm; now it is more like 44-47mm. I can't imagine it trending much lower than that, but I have found it difficult to put on any of my 52mm watches.
October 21, 2012 at 06:48 AM
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