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August 11, 2013

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Angelo

Agree with all you say----but I'm a boy in a man's body perhaps----or 50 going on 18 maybe---because I need more "pop" in my soda. I can drink club soda, but I'd prefer it to be flavored with a little cane sugar and maybe orange or grape extract. In that regard, I'm Radar on M*A*S*H* enjoying a grape Nehi and even though I like this watch for it's quality---I want some pizazz. And it's not only for others to notice---it's for me to look down at during the day. I have a fairly basic Seiko Kinetic on today. Gunmetal bracelet and case, dark gray/black face with white numerals. All pretty basic---but the pinstripe of Honolulu Blue around the perimeter of the case profile and in an arch between 12 and 6 on the dial---sets it off.

Gary

For those whose "entry level" isn't $500 and up, Seiko has quite a few cheaper dive watches that have a clean and stylish look. They have several in both automatic and quartz for under $200.

herculodge

Indeed, Seiko has nice "entry level" at cheaper price but "entry level luxury" is a different category.

jonnybardo

I've been wearing my Sumo more the last couple days. I'm on vacation in Cape Cod for a few days and brought two watches: the Invicta Capsule 6664 and the Sumo. The Sumo is a lovely piece, and has more pizazz than it looks like on first glance, if in a subtler way than the Invicta.

The one downside for me is the bracelet, which is more suitable for a $200 watch and seems incongruous on the obviously superior case. At some point I'd like to upgrade it, but haven't decided with what.

StarHalo

You only need the no-nonsense watch with a suit; the watch is the one piece of jewelry a man can wear, so any other time, make it expressive.

Adam

I've had a couple of Sumos over the years and the one thing I can't get past is the 20mm lugs. If it were 22mm, the thing would be perfect and I would be able to sleep at night... ;)

As it is, it's pretty much a bulletproof watch with an excellent accurate movement.

herculodge

Eventually, I will want to upgrade the Sumo with this bracelet:http://www.amazon.com/20mm-Stainless-Oyster-Straight-Band/dp/B005JRHQ8I/ref=sr_1_6?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1376279833&sr=1-6&keywords=super+engineer+20mm

jonnybardo

Thanks for pointing that out - I might get that bracelet sooner than later.

jonnybardo

Jeff, notice that bracelet has straight end links whereas the Sumo is curved. You want something with a snug fit.

I'm going to do some research when I have more time, but a lot of Sumo owners end up swapping out the bracelet.

herculodge

I've gotten straight links before and they posed no problem I could notice.

jonnybardo

I'm sure it would fit, but there's be an unsightly gap between the straight edge of the links and the case of the watch. Some folks are fine with that, but I'd prefer a snug fit.

herculodge

I must be a troglodyte. I have 3 such bracelets on my 2 Orients and second gen Black Monster and I don't notice the gap.

Gary

Jonny,

To get a curved-end replacement band for the Sumo will require that it match the exact radius of the Sumo's case and the exact distance between the lug holes and the case. It can probably be done, but these values vary a lot among various watch models. Complicating things is that the Sumo's case has a large radius for a watch with a 20mm lug width. Hopefully some manufacturer has built a replacement band designed specifically for the Sumo.

Gary

Jeff,

Cave men wore miniature sundials on their wrists, not Seiko Sumos, so you're not a troglodyte.

http://www.chronophile.com/vintage/fossil-sundial-watch/

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