Well I'm pretty new here and got a few watches within the past week. Read a lot here before purchasing and I thank everyone for the contributions they make to the site. I think half the people don't even know that they help people like myself just by posting a picture or something simple. It's late, I'm not too tired,and I don't have to get up early in the morning so I decided to post a thread.
Oh and I'm certainly not a magician with a camera. I've seen some legit magicians while lurking here, so I had to try to do something a little different for a few shots. Probably C- amateur work.
The first one here is certainly no stranger to the site. I really like the blue face and blue bezel on the Mako. Just got it this past week as a present and it seems like a nice watch so far. I noticed that the bezel only rotates counter clockwise. The sticker on the back of the watch says it's an FEM model and not the CEM model. Not sure if that's one of the differences between the two models. The bracelet seems to be not as solid as the rest of the watch, but I do like that it is not polished. The quality of the bracelet is really evident when comparing it to the Seiko. Still seems like a great watch for just under $110. It's currently my first and only automatic watch.
Next I wanted a field style watch for a casual all around look. I first came across the Momentum Atlas randomly in a thread here. Then I checked out the Seiko SNK809. I contemplated on its smaller size and ended up buying it. I liked the case and didn't mind the size but I didn't like how small the lug width was so I sent it back. I looked for a while at several different models including the CWC G10 and all the similar models. Ended up looking at the Atlas again and that's what I bought. Came in a few days ago and seems nice thus far. I like the larger 20mm lug width compared to the SNK809. Haven't really gotten the chance to see how well the lume works, but I'm not a stickler (yet) for that anyway.
I wanted a cheap digital that I could use when taking the girlfriend's nephew to the beach and waterpark and to use for timing a run if/when I actually go. I went back and forth between Timex and Casio and went with an Ironman. It's 200m water resistant, buttons seem easy to use, isn't too big, has a velcro strap instead of rubber, and is available for pretty cheap.
I received this Seiko SNP003 as a graduation gift a few months ago. The kinetic movement is pretty neat and the watch seems nicely made. I really the case since it just feels solid and the crown blends right in with a simplistic look even with the crown guards. The face is a little busy, but I like the stainless on black look that gives it less of the simple-dress-watch look. It's pretty hard to to get a good picture of it since a lot of the face can be reflective, and sometimes can be hard to read in certain lighting situations. I'm thinking of possibly getting a leather band to swap back and forth with the stainless bracelet. I have looked at the Jazzmaster and other watches to get in the future for a dress watch to keep the Seiko as a more casual yet semi-formal watch. It's because of this watch (and this site) that the other three watches are part of the collection, with the possible Hamilton in the future. The second picture is an accurate representation of what the watch looks like in person.
Thanks for reading.