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    Thinking about a SEAL

    I currently own a Doxa Sub750t and a Breitling Avenger Seawolf.

    Should I even consider a SEAL as my first Kobold or go with something else? I appreciate your suggestions.

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    Re: Thinking about a SEAL

    Go for the SEAL. I've had the Phantom and SMG as well as my SEAL. I would rate the watches in this order: SEAL, SMG, and then Phantom (but it's very close between the Phantom and SMG. I have found that the SEAL is the best overall around watch of the three.
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    Re: Thinking about a SEAL

    Go for the Seal. It's the epitome of the Kobold genre (as voted by the great people of this sub-forum), and is virtually indestructible.

    I say virtually indestructible because I've beaten the crap out of mine above and below the water line as well as on deployments overseas and into the northern hinterland of Canada. Nothing's broken it yet, where other watches that I've owned have turned turtle and given up the ghost on me in similar conditions. But I am sure that I could break it if I really tried (I mean, Superman had kryptonite, right?)

    On a brown leather strap it's still a statement watch but a bit more subtle then when it is on teh bracelet (then it's pretty over-the-top, both in terms of looks as well as weight and presence on the wrist).

    Okay, so I am a wee bit effusive about this watch, but it sure is a sweet and ugly beast.

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    Re: Thinking about a SEAL

    This by far is the best watch I have ever owned, in fact I was thinking about purchasing another on (SEAL) just in case…. I know stupid…. But better safe then sorry… :gold




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    Re: Thinking about a SEAL

    Oddly enough, I'm in the same boat. Even though I know that I won't, there's a part of me that wants to have another s/s SEAL, just in case, ya know? It's not as if I baby my current one and want to have a spare on hand that I can beat up (this watch was not designed to sit in a safe), nor do I have any real desire to PVD or otherwise mod it. Weird, huh?

    Anyway, it's by far my favorite watch in my collection. This upcoming Cousteau has got a tough act to follow...

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    Re: Thinking about a SEAL

    I think the Seal is a good statement about what a Kobold is. A true tool watch. I own one, and have worn it since getting it a few months back. I own a SOA, and a EII, and owned and sold a SMG-1, Phantom and a previous SS Seal. I bought another Seal to replace the one I foolishly sold.

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    Re: Thinking about a SEAL

    Quote Originally Posted by gregfsu View Post
    I currently own a Doxa Sub750t and a Breitling Avenger Seawolf.

    Should I even consider a SEAL as my first Kobold or go with something else? I appreciate your suggestions.
    I own a a 750T and a Ti Seal and the Doxa feels slightly heavier than the seal. The Seal feels like a much larger watch than the Doxa to me. The 750T is no small watch but the Seal is a different category. It's like a Chevy Suburban vs. a Tahoe. Both are nice watches but if I had to pick between them I would take the Ti Seal.


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    Re: Thinking about a SEAL

    I definitely appreciate everyones input.

    My concern is that adding a SS SEAL to my collection will result in a less diverse collection than if I added an SOA or SMG.

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    Re: Thinking about a SEAL

    Quote Originally Posted by gregfsu View Post
    I definitely appreciate everyones input.

    My concern is that adding a SS SEAL to my collection will result in a less diverse collection than if I added an SOA or SMG.
    The way I see it, there are two schools of thought that can be applied to this situation. The first states simply that variety is the spice of life, in which case get the SOA/SMG-1. The second says buy what you like because it's what you'll wear. Well, trust me, if you buy a SEAL, you'll be wearing it.

    In the end, no matter which one you follow, you can't go wrong. Personally, I now ascribe to the latter.

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    Re: Thinking about a SEAL

    The SEAL is Kobold, no doubt.

    My thought is that the SEAL is very similar to my Breitling Avenger Seawolf.

    There is a very nice picture of an SOA on a crazyhorse black-stitch Greg strap that captivates me. Has anyone seen the pic/post I am referring to?

    If someone would please supply a good picture of a SEAL on the Explorers strap that will help me come to a conclusion.
    Last edited by gregfsu; March 6th, 2007 at 06:13. Reason: spelling, etc

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