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September 28, 2012

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jonnybardo

Wow, that is a gorgeous watch - nice choice, Herc. I'd put that on my wishlist but at ~$350, it is probably a bit out of my range. I'll keep a look out, though, and will better investigate the Velatura line. Sweet watch.

jonnybardo

By the way, I think you picked the right Velatura but the black-ion SPC073 is gorgeous as well, although no less than $550 right now.

Angelo

I'm wearing my rose gold Invicta Ocean Reef today! I love the monotone look of it----numbers/indicies sculpted into the bezel----dimensional affects on the face. Maybe it's the large size of my Tauchmeister Diver----but this Ocean Reef seems very conservative to me. And I love the hefty weight. This one speaks quality to me. As for the Seiko----it's a classic. This might be the most sophisticated looking watch in Herc's collection. Seiko definitely knows how to play it close to the vest----yet gives enough creative design cues to make their products stand out. Close enough to see the edge without driving over it----nicely done Seiko. And they've pretty much been doing it this way since I can remember, When I was a kid in the 70s, I remember seeing their television ads "Seiko: Just slightly ahead of our time." and aspiring to their products. I bought my first Seiko (blue octogon mainspring model) in the 1980s, a couple years out of college. I sold that watch on E-Bay a few years ago----and now have a silver Seiko that belonged to my wife's father---I'll send a photo of that one. It's one of my favorite watches. And yes, the Herculodge site has energized me to get another Seiko soon.

jonnybardo

A funny side note: I've noticed that the watch adds on many sites I go to are now targeting me for Seikos more than Invictas. I guess even the internet knows about my changing tastes.

One thing to note about Seikos: While as with Invictas, there's a nice jump in quality and appeal once you hit about $250 or $300, there are also a ton of really nice watches for less than $200. Check out this watch at World of Watches, for instance:

http://www.worldofwatches.com/detail.asp?bo_products_variance_id=104870&rid=permuto&utm_source=permuto&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=watches&utm_content=SEIKO-SNN247

That's a pretty nice watch for $118. If you step it up into the $150-200 range, you'll find some really nice timepieces. For example, World of Watches is sold out on this piece, but you can find it on Ebay for $190 (I'm posting the WOW link because the pictures are better):

http://www.worldofwatches.com/detail.asp?iq=1&bo_products_id=&bo_products_variance_id=116763

That's a striking, bold Seiko for less than $200.

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