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    Need ideas for a casual watch

    Hi all,

    I had this old Eddie Bauer quartz watch for a LONG time.
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    I think it has finally died. I like the general look of it and want to find something to replace it. This will be a bit more of a casual watch...wear with jeans or business casual with brown belt/shoes, etc. Since I will probably only wear it 2 times/week, I don't think I want to go automatic...so quartz is fine. I actually got drawn to this Citizen and like the idea of ECO-drive and perpetual calendar...but I have very small wrists. This is a 43mm watch and I tried on a 43mm watch today and I think it's just a bit too big. If this were 40-41mm, it could be the perfect solution.
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    So then I found this Seiko...it is smaller at 41mm, so it would fit better, but I'm not crazy about the strap (just looks plastic-y?) and I'm not crazy about the compass. Do any of you know anything about this watch? It's only $170 on Jomashop.
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    Does anyone have another suggestion? Looking for brown leather strap...I tend to prefer black dial, but that's not an absolute need. Would really like to keep below $300.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Need ideas for a casual watch

    SSC081 Solar quartz chrono



    Strap is real leather, well finished

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    Re: Need ideas for a casual watch

    EF-503, there are at least 7 versions......here are some of them:











    There is also a black/gold version and an Antique White version

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    Re: Need ideas for a casual watch



    OCW-S100 is 40mm all titanium, sapphire, solar, atomic, perpetual calendar, 32 time zones (very subtle, almost hidden, around the chapter ring)





    $454 shipped from Chino in Tokyo.....uh, $468 now.

    OCW-S100-1AJF.OCW-S100-7A2JF



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    Re: Need ideas for a casual watch

    This Citizen military style chronograph is 41mm:

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    The pic is from this review:

    Citizen Eco-Drive Chronograph Review | Ross Watch Review

    Pretty cheap here:

    Citizen Eco-Drive Chronograph Men's Strap Watch AT0200-05E - Eco-Drive - Citizen - Shop Watches by Brand - Jomashop

    You might need a better strap though.

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    Re: Need ideas for a casual watch

    If you don't like the strap, just change it. They aren't supposed to last years anyway.

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    Re: Need ideas for a casual watch

    Citizen makes a blue million ecodrive models. I'd find one of those you like and go for it.

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    Re: Need ideas for a casual watch

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    This Citizen military style chronograph is 41mm:

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    You might need a better strap though.
    +1 for the AT0200-05E. Add ~ $20 for a decent strap.

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    Re: Need ideas for a casual watch

    I do recommend Citizen Eco -drive. And I love my SKYHAWK
    Seiko SKX013, Seiko chonograph, Tag Heuer Aquaracer automatic 300m, Hamilton Jazzmaster Quartz 38mm, Solvilet Titus, CYMA Day/Date, Omega Seamaster 1020 automatic, Citiizen Eco-Drive

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    Re: Need ideas for a casual watch

    I just recently picked up pre-owned Seiko SARG011 and can't be happier

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