...But at least it's not a 'how much is this worth?' post.
For a few months I've been gazing at Seiko Pogues on the usual auction site, plus this and other forums. Much as they seem to be calling to my very soul, there's no getting around the stark financial reality of my ridiculous salary. The watch buying budget -if there's a birthday or Christmas nearby- is limited to around half the price of a reasonable model, which I'll be honest, sucks.
So I've looked around for similar and cheaper ones to maybe scratch the itch. Unfortunately that combo of red, blue, stainless steel and gold just isn't easy going to appear on many pieces.
Finally by pure chance I found the Casio AMW320D-9EV, and an eyebrow was raised.
I think it's a fair nod in the right direction, the closest I've seen unless someone can steer me elsewhere. As it's a more modern watch, it wouldn't be a labour of love to maintain it, wouldn't need expensive services and would be much easier to replace if it was lost/broken/stolen. My wife would also (probably) not refer to it as an 'old fashioned thing'. From my current perspective it's by far the better option, until I find a dufflebag of used notes or my numbers come up.
And so now to the questions:
How hard would it be to find a red & blue Pepsi-style bezel insert for one of these and install it? Are they anything like a standard size?
These are almost always seen (on Arnie's and Denzel Washington's wrists, no less) with a black rubber strap. What would you recommend as a modern and compatible version of the chunky stainless 70s Pogue bracelet?
Many thanks for reading.