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September 15, 2015

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Lee_K

To me, this review keeps reinforcing the conventional wisdom that the Sumo is one of the great bargains in all of watchdom. It also got me thinking in conjunction with yesterday's blog post about the discomfort of the Citizen Grand Touring's bracelet: should a watch owner automatically assume that a replacement strap is prescribed for a Tier 2 or 3 watch? I know that there are going to be some notable exceptions (the Monster bracelet gets high praise, for example), but perhaps an OEM strap is best thought of as a disposable item and subject to immediate replacement with a better strap from the various aftermarket companies. I've replaced all my watch straps with either leather or NATO nylon and felt the watch experience improved tremendously. Maybe one should just budget for an Endmill or Yobokies bracelet whenever a new Seiko or Citizen or Orient watch is procured?

Auto enthusiasts generally understand that most new non-performance cars come with pretty crappy tires and are very likely to be replaced immediately. Maybe watches should be similarly considered?

herculodge

The more I study the Sumo, the more I'm impressed with it. Next for me is the blue version.

Steve

Since I have you to thank for me buying the black Sumo. ;) Massdrop currently has the blue sumo available. The lowest price is 354 if 6 people purchase plus 7 shipping. There are 7 days left to go on the offer.

I have to say I think the Sumo might be my most comfortable watch.

Have you ever considered locking a watch away or having a friend hold onto it before flipping to avoid the re-buy? Thinking of it as giving you some distance to be more objective.

herculodge

I flip too much. I'm starting to learn my lesson. I've balked at selling a few watches. I will probably get a blue Sumo in the next few months.

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