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    Alternatives to my Seiko orange monster

    I have been more or less enjoying my orange monster as a beater weekend watch, but there are 2 things that make it less than perfect for me.
    First, the lack of hand-wind capability is annoying. I don't use a winder & it doesn't get worn much but for the weekends, so it is usually wound down. I don't mind setting it, but I don't like having to shake & shake it.
    Second, I wouldn't mind having something a little more upscale.

    So hit me with your suggestions. Looking for something casual & rugged. A splash of bright color - orange, yellow, maybe red, is a plus. Needs a date & good water resistance so I can swim & go to the beach, but I won't dive with it. An Omega PO is on my short list. I am assuming you can hand-wind those...?
    what else should I look at?
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    Re: Alternatives to my Seiko orange monster

    I have been enjoying my Bernhardt Sea Shark lately. I wear it more than I wear my Monster. The bracelet alone is worth the price for admission.

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    Re: Alternatives to my Seiko orange monster

    Look at a Boschett Reef Ranger. Similar size to the OM, good looks, and a variety of colors. If you want to go even more upscale try a Doxa.

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    Re: Alternatives to my Seiko orange monster

    Stowa Seatime. You can change up the bezel if you want a different look.





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    Re: Alternatives to my Seiko orange monster

    Yes, you can wind a PO.

    I'd suggest the Boschett Reef Ranger also.
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    Re: Alternatives to my Seiko orange monster

    cool suggestions thanks.
    very seriously considering the reef ranger. Probably yellow...
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    Re: Alternatives to my Seiko orange monster

    You're looking for alternatives to the Monster, up to and including the PO?

    Pretty much every mechanical dive watch.

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    Re: Alternatives to my Seiko orange monster

    Quote Originally Posted by jason_recliner View Post
    You're looking for alternatives to the Monster, up to and including the PO?

    Pretty much every mechanical dive watch.
    He's looking for one that has the option to hand wind. That will cut a few diver style watches off the list, like the Orient Mako.

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    Re: Alternatives to my Seiko orange monster

    Quote Originally Posted by mjbernier View Post
    He's looking for one that has the option to hand wind. That will cut a few diver style watches off the list, like the Orient Mako.

    Mike
    That's right. Pretty much every dive watch.

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    Re: Alternatives to my Seiko orange monster

    Quote Originally Posted by mjbernier View Post
    He's looking for one that has the option to hand wind. That will cut a few diver style watches off the list, like the Orient Mako.

    Mike
    If the PO is on his short list, he is probably not considering the Mako anyway. PO as a beater......hmmmmm.

    You should consider the Steinhart Triton Orange if you like the Monster. No bracelet, but you could put it on a Watchadoo.


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    The dial design and lume application is great.

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