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    advice on a raysman guys please

    im thinking of getting a raysman i like the look and the size and need some advice from you guys who own them

    1. whats a good price to pay for a new one
    2. how big are they compared to other g's
    3. are they a good watch
    4. what are they like on the wrist comfortable/heavy etc
    5. are they reliable, has anyone had any trouble with them
    6. are they a practical everyday wearer

    do you recommend them at all or should i get something else

    thankyou

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    Re: advice on a raysman guys please

    These are from previous threads but very helpful!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqXKhDjccMs


    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...aysman+reviews


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    Re: advice on a raysman guys please

    I just scored one on Ebay from bbtiesto. We'll see when it comes in how it looks on me. It is bigger then any watch I have so we'll see if I can pull it off. I got the standard Raysman with ti back. I like the black and red accents best anyway. The only Raysman I would like better is the Galapagos Islands one.

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    Re: advice on a raysman guys please

    1. whats a good price to pay for a new one - Depends on the model really, $150 for a standard one, up to $400 for a limited edition (MIB/Galapagos, Yacht Timer, etc). Look for a lightly used one, they usually go for around $100.
    2. how big are they compared to other g's - Check out Doug's vid review. Size is approx 51mm in dia. Sounds big but not really once on the wrist, I find.
    3. are they a good watch - Oh yes.
    4. what are they like on the wrist comfortable/heavy etc - I find them comfortable, tho some complain about the feel of the MIB Raysman's band.
    5. are they reliable, has anyone had any trouble with them - I've had mine for about a year now. So far so good, no probs at all.
    6. are they a practical everyday wearer - They're big and quite thick, at 20mm, so they're don't wear that well under a cuff.

    do you recommend them at all or should i get something else - I recommend you try to get one. They're classic Gs, big and beautiful, nothing quite like them IMO...








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    Re: advice on a raysman guys please

    Congratulations! You're gonna love it. Yeah the Galapagos Raysman is a beaut. High on my list right now.




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    Re: advice on a raysman guys please

    I've been eyeing one of those too, might have to bite.
    Couple of watches here and there


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    Re: advice on a raysman guys please

    I picked up this beauty a while ago but had to sell it on as it was humongous on my 18cm wrist.

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    Re: advice on a raysman guys please

    i recently tried out a few and although i loved virtually everything about them, they were hard for me to read due to the curved crystal. Other than that they are 100% awesome


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    Re: advice on a raysman guys please

    thankyou everyone for your input im gonna try and see if i can try one on to gauge the size and ill let you know how it goes

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    Re: advice on a raysman guys please

    Quote Originally Posted by getmilk View Post
    im thinking of getting a raysman i like the look and the size and need some advice from you guys who own them

    1. whats a good price to pay for a new one
    2. how big are they compared to other g's
    3. are they a good watch
    4. what are they like on the wrist comfortable/heavy etc
    5. are they reliable, has anyone had any trouble with them
    6. are they a practical everyday wearer

    do you recommend them at all or should i get something else

    thankyou
    Seems like you have most of your questions answered already. I'll just add a bit on those questions where I have something to say:

    1. The more common models can be had in pretty good shape for $100 - $150. Rarer ones are more -- particularly if minty.

    3. I have had some of my Raysman models for over ten years. I think they're a terrific model. Interestingly, as watches generally have gotten bigger, the Raysman does not look as enormous in comparison to other watches as it used to.

    4. They're not going to fit well under the cuff of a dress shirt. The buckles could have and should have been designed a bit better to lie a little more flush against the underside of the wrist. But they're very comfortable -- particularly considering their size.

    5. I have had several for over ten years and have had no problems with them. I imagine the solar battery will stop taking a charge at some point and will need to be replaced -- but it has not happened yet.

    6. I think they are fine every day wearers -- if you don't wear dress shirts and suits or sports jackets. I'm a guy who would wear a "G" with almost anything. Heck, I'd wear a DB Froggie with a tuxedo -- but I don't think the Raysman would work great with formal business clothes. Other than that, yeah, I think it is a great everyday watch. I wish they'd bring it back.
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