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    What watch has your favorite... parts?

    What watch has your favorite dial... of any watch (whether you own it or not)?
    case?
    bracelet?
    movement?
    fit on your wrist?
    overall look?
    history/hype?

    It's worth noting that sometimes your favorite case, bracelet, movement, and dial might not make your favorite watch if all were put combined into one watch (no doubt some horrendous results), but that's okay. I'm just talking about individual components.

    I generally don't like chronos, but I'm really falling for the Speedy Pro dial. So simple, so sweet. It just looks right.

    My favorite case is the Seiko SBQJ015. It's 39-40mm with a very short lug-lug distance that makes it fit over my small wrist very nicely. Looks great on my wrist. I know a lot of you guys don't like titanium, but I think it fits the thin, short case very well.

    Favorite bracelet in terms of looks is the 1171 on my Speedy, but if you handled it, you'd likely be a little surprised (the bad kind). It's really light and it really does feel cheap. But it looks good. Favorite in terms of design is the one on the SBQJ015, except the clasp. Best wearability is the one that came on my Seiko Atlas (bought the whole watch ~$90, used). I must say I'm not a huge fan of the Seiko clasp (the folding part is too long), but the bracelet itself is great, IMO.

    Favorite movement would be Spring Drive. I don't own one and have never even seen one in real life, but right now, a SD GMT is my grail. I'm just waiting for more funds and for a smaller case to come out. So far, all Spring Drives come in larger cases.

    Best fitting watch overall is the Seiko Atlas, because of the comfortable bracelet as well as the short, down-sloping lugs on the case. I don't think I could design a 42mm case that fit better on my small wrist.

    Overall look, that's the Speedy Pro. Looks GREAT on vintage-style bracelets, IMO. Second, I'd pick the Rolex GMT Coke, which I don't own and hopefully my obtain in the future. Explorer II looks great as well.

    History/hype... the Submariner carries a lot of weight here, as does the "moonwatch" bit. It's sort of a toss-up, but the caseback stating "THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON" tips the scale to the Omega. It could very easily have come across as a tacky move (like the "007" seconds hand on their "Bond" Seamaster ), but this one WORKS.
    My Collection:
    Casio G-Shock GW-M5600-1CR
    Seiko Kinetic Auto Relay 5J21-0A10
    Seiko SKX031
    Seiko blue Atlas SKZ209
    Seiko Spirit GMT SBQJ015
    Seiko SKX781 Orange Monster
    Seiko SCVF001 titanium diver
    Seiko SBDX001 Marinemaster 300M
    Grand Seiko GMT SBGM027
    Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic
    Rolex Explorer I 114270
    Rolex Submariner-date 16610
    Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50
    Stowa Flieger Original 1
    Stowa Marine Original
    Stowa Marine 6425
    Tudor Pelagos 1
    Tudor Heritage Chrono

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    Re: What watch has your favorite... parts?

    Im choosing out of my own collection, all these i own:

    Fav movement
    : (7750)
    http://s370.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01776.jpg

    Fav Strap: (Enzo Mechana vintage oiled leather, nicer than my Delaurian)
    http://s370.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01408.jpg

    Fav fit: (9052 G-Shock on custom G-Lide canvas strap)
    http://s370.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01744.jpg
    http://s370.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01745.jpg
    http://s370.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01746.jpg

    Fav Look
    : (Paul Newman Daytona Chrono....makes me weak int he knees)
    http://s370.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=DSC01728.jpg

    Fav Bracelet
    : (Enzo Mechana 5-link steel, weighs 47 lbs)
    http://s370.photobucket.com/albums/o...oFrontComp.jpg

    Fav History: (My grandfathers Adriatica 38mm Worldchampion, because it was his!)
    http://s370.photobucket.com/albums/o...t=IMG_1055.jpg

    Phew! that was alot of copy-paste! someone better click these links after all this hard work!

    (sorry cant post pics, photobucket is down)


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    Re: What watch has your favorite... parts?

    Breitling, as an overall maker, with the classic lines but excellent and refined surfaces and finishing, as well as top-grade movements finished in-house and COSC certified. You simply don't beat 'em... just wish I could afford one. Alas, I never have the patience to save that much up, and always let it burn through my pockets.

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    Re: What watch has your favorite... parts?

    nice thread. from my experience---

    case: doxa cushion case.

    bracelet: tie--omega bond and doxa ricebead. looks and comfort are both great IMO.

    fit on wrist: omega planet ocean. nice heft without feeling too heavy/ top heavy.

    movement: not an expert here. tie b/w coaxial and rolex 3035

    overall look: tie: PO and Speedmaster

    history and hype: submariner and speedmaster

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveInLA View Post
    What watch has your favorite dial... of any watch (whether you own it or not)?
    case?
    bracelet?
    movement?
    fit on your wrist?
    overall look?
    history/hype?

    It's worth noting that sometimes your favorite case, bracelet, movement, and dial might not make your favorite watch if all were put combined into one watch (no doubt some horrendous results), but that's okay. I'm just talking about individual components.

    I generally don't like chronos, but I'm really falling for the Speedy Pro dial. So simple, so sweet. It just looks right.

    My favorite case is the Seiko SBQJ015. It's 39-40mm with a very short lug-lug distance that makes it fit over my small wrist very nicely. Looks great on my wrist. I know a lot of you guys don't like titanium, but I think it fits the thin, short case very well.

    Favorite bracelet in terms of looks is the 1171 on my Speedy, but if you handled it, you'd likely be a little surprised (the bad kind). It's really light and it really does feel cheap. But it looks good. Favorite in terms of design is the one on the SBQJ015, except the clasp. Best wearability is the one that came on my Seiko Atlas (bought the whole watch ~$90, used). I must say I'm not a huge fan of the Seiko clasp (the folding part is too long), but the bracelet itself is great, IMO.

    Favorite movement would be Spring Drive. I don't own one and have never even seen one in real life, but right now, a SD GMT is my grail. I'm just waiting for more funds and for a smaller case to come out. So far, all Spring Drives come in larger cases.

    Best fitting watch overall is the Seiko Atlas, because of the comfortable bracelet as well as the short, down-sloping lugs on the case. I don't think I could design a 42mm case that fit better on my small wrist.

    Overall look, that's the Speedy Pro. Looks GREAT on vintage-style bracelets, IMO. Second, I'd pick the Rolex GMT Coke, which I don't own and hopefully my obtain in the future. Explorer II looks great as well.

    History/hype... the Submariner carries a lot of weight here, as does the "moonwatch" bit. It's sort of a toss-up, but the caseback stating "THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON" tips the scale to the Omega. It could very easily have come across as a tacky move (like the "007" seconds hand on their "Bond" Seamaster ), but this one WORKS.
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    Re: What watch has your favorite... parts?

    Case: JLC Reverso.
    Bracelet: Breitling
    Fit on Wrist: all that are 38mm or so.
    Movement; JLC Reverso Grand Day Moon
    Overall look: JLC Reverso Grand Day Moon
    History: Laco 55mm B-uhr or the wearable: Laco 42mm LE or the JLC Reversos

    It was not easy to choose. I like them like children, equally much!
    Last edited by Janne; March 27th, 2009 at 05:44.

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    Re: What watch has your favorite... parts?

    Fun. Nice to see a fresh thread.

    Case: Doxa 750T

    Strap/Bracelet: Sinn U1 (Doxa GMT very close 2nd)

    Fit on Wrist: Sinn 103 St Sa

    Movement: Stowa MO LE

    Overall Looks: Sinn 103 St Sa

    History/Hype: Doxa

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    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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    Re: What watch has your favorite... parts?

    come on guys, let's hear your faves
    My Collection:
    Casio G-Shock GW-M5600-1CR
    Seiko Kinetic Auto Relay 5J21-0A10
    Seiko SKX031
    Seiko blue Atlas SKZ209
    Seiko Spirit GMT SBQJ015
    Seiko SKX781 Orange Monster
    Seiko SCVF001 titanium diver
    Seiko SBDX001 Marinemaster 300M
    Grand Seiko GMT SBGM027
    Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic
    Rolex Explorer I 114270
    Rolex Submariner-date 16610
    Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50
    Stowa Flieger Original 1
    Stowa Marine Original
    Stowa Marine 6425
    Tudor Pelagos 1
    Tudor Heritage Chrono

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    Re: What watch has your favorite... parts?

    case - Breitling Blackbird (Brushed)
    bracelet - Breitling Blackbird with the Sinn Tegimented bracelet second
    movement - 7750, I love chronos and it's a good, inexpensive movement
    fit on your wrist - Omega Speedmaster "Legend"
    overall look - Sinn 956
    face - Breitling Navitimer

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