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    Hello,

    I am a new member here and new to the watch hobby. I recently just picked up my 1st two decent watches(low-mid level). I ordered some new straps and swapped them on today and figured I would snap some shots. The 1st is a 42mm Laco purchased here(thanks A) and the second is a Marathon "SAR" 2006 contract. This is a dangerous hobby I can tell already. In my sights are a Sinn U1 and a couple of the Ball models Thanks to all the valuable info I have picked up here recently just reading.








    I have not decided if I prefer the black rubber on the Marathon or a leather strap. I am not really a bracelet guy. All opinions and comments welcome.
    Last edited by kali77; December 2nd, 2007 at 03:16. Reason: Edit: to adda few Saturday night relevant pics

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    Re: New member 1st purchases

    Welcome, nice to have you. To your question IMO the black rubber would compliment the Marathon better, but looks great either way.
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    Re: New member 1st purchases

    Welcome aboard Kali77. You picked a couple of nice ones to start out with. I hadn't seen a wrist shot of that Laco before. I really like it. Another choice of straps that I like a lot on "military" style watches are the Nato and Zulu straps. They are inexpensive ($12-$16), very comfortable and provide an extra measure of security. They are one piece straps that thread through the spring bars thus if one spring bar should break, the watch remains attached by the other one. Here's some wrist shots:
    Luminox 8202 on a Bond Zulu:

    LM-1 LE on a gray Zulu:

    Hamilton on a maroon Zulu:

    Finally, an LM-2 on an orange two piece Zulu (not as secure as the one piece but no less so than any other strap):

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    Luminox 8202; OCEAN7 LM-1LE 41/150; LM-3V2B #26; LM-7 #7; Seiko SKX007K2; Squale 50 ATMOS; + about 25 more
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    Re: New member 1st purchases

    Hellonasty,

    Thank you.

    Guido,

    Thank you for the great suggestion. I think I will pick a couple to try out. That LM-2 is making me

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    Re: New member 1st purchases

    The Laco is a great looking watch.

    Anyone know if you can get that style (or one without the separate second register) in a ladies size watch?

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    Welcome, and two very nice watches to start your collection.

    The U1 would be a nice addition also. I love everything about mine.

    Best wishes and thanks for sharing.
    Steven
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    Re: New member 1st purchases

    Thanks.

    I just found out I have a Ball AD about 4 miles from my house Planning on dropping by this weekend. Could be a new Ball in the works before the Sinn at this point. I suppose it depends if I can get out of the Shop without pulling out my wallet. Unfortunately with the Holidays here it can't be both right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by scm64 View Post
    Welcome, and two very nice watches to start your collection.

    The U1 would be a nice addition also. I love everything about mine.

    Best wishes and thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kali77 View Post
    Thanks.

    I just found out I have a Ball AD about 4 miles from my house Planning on dropping by this weekend. Could be a new Ball in the works before the Sinn at this point. I suppose it depends if I can get out of the Shop without pulling out my wallet. Unfortunately with the Holidays here it can't be both right now.
    If you're like me, you won't make it out with your wallet intact!


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    Re: New member 1st purchases

    Yes, the Ball Watches are very nice. I have an AD 6 blocks from my office but never make the time to stop buy.

    And to BlueRidgeMike, beautiful timepiece, not sure I had noticed that in their lineup before. Striking!
    Steven
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    Sinn 103 St Sa LE
    Sinn 757 UTC
    Sinn U1
    Sinn 6100 Regulatuer
    IWC Aquatimer
    NOMOS Tangomat Datum
    Stowa Marine Original, 80th anniversary LE
    Stowa Seatime
    Doxa SUB750T Military Sharkhunter PVD
    Zinex Trimix GMT PVD LE Black Pirate
    Ocean 7 LM-2 GMT SE PVD
    Bathys Aquaculture MOP PVD
    Tissot TXL
    Seiko Kinetic Sportura SNL029P1 PVD
    Seiko Chronograph Sports 150
    Citizens Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 BL8000-03A
    Citizens Eco-Drive Largo Perpetual Calendar
    TX 730 w/ FlyBack Chrono
    Poljot Sturmanske Chrono
    Aristo Apucto HP6
    Casio ToughSolar ProTrek Titanium
    Various G's

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