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Post by cheesetime » Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:13 pm

I've been away from the forum for the last few months as I have been focused on buying and selling a house. Everything went well and now I can get back to obsessing over watches.

Thanks to @TheJohnP for posting this deal from Werenbach Watches. It absolutely scratches the itch I had for a unique dial.

I didn't see many reviews on this watch but given the low sale price and the solid reviews on their other higher price offerings I pulled the trigger.

In the flesh, the watch really feels higher quality than the $170ish sale price (normally just north of $300). The case is one solid piece of milled metal with a sapphire crystal fitted to it. This give the watch some heft and a solid feel to it.

It is quartz but does not have any audible "tick" to it, even when holding it right to my ear.

The dial and hand set are well done in my opinion with just a hint of orange to it.

The included black double pass nato is fine, but I knew that I wanted to try this on an orange strap so I ordered a Barton elite silicone at the same time. To me the orange band really pops and takes the overall look to another level.

Again, this won't be everyone's cup of tea but it gave me exactly what I was looking for and provides some fun to my otherwise boring 13 watch collection.

Also, it has a real piece of a rocket used to transport astronauts to the ISS built into the dial (silver patch just above 6:00). Kind of cool having something that made it to space on my wrist.

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:24 pm

That looks really good in real life.
The battery hatch is a neat touch.
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Post by cheesetime » Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:34 am

TheJohnP wrote:That looks really good in real life.
The battery hatch is a neat touch.
Yeah, I agree. I was pleasantly surprised when I got it. Looks much better in person than pn their website or even in real life pictures.
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Post by Klaatu3 » Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:25 am

Recent eBay find (< $7). 40mm quartz. It has no inherent value, but a certain cool factor. I've never seen one with enclosed lugs like this. The bund-style strap is badly worn on the wrist side...may look for a replacement.

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Post by Klaatu3 » Sat Dec 18, 2021 5:16 pm

So I replaced the worn bund strap (see above) with a new Fluco Vigo from Holben's (who--incidentally--currently have a 10% off code). 20mm lug-width watch on a 30mm wide strap!

The watch's unusual enclosed lugs curve downward and conform to the overall strap curve. Also I didn't notice until now that the slotted strap screws sort of echo the screwheads (fake) in the bezel. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. ;)

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Post by ManOnTime » Sat Dec 18, 2021 5:49 pm

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So I replaced the worn bund strap (see above) with a new Fluco Vigo from Holben's (who--incidentally--currently have a 10% off code). 20mm lug-width watch on a 30mm wide strap!

The watch's unusual enclosed lugs curve downward and conform to the overall strap curve. Also I didn't notice until now that the slotted strap screws sort of echo the screwheads (fake) in the bezel. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. ;)


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That actually looks pretty good!
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Post by TheJohnP » Sun Dec 26, 2021 8:49 pm

For the Mr. Jones Black Friday sale, I picked up the Robotto Shi for my robot loving wife for Christmas.

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And went ahead and picked up Number Cruncher for myself, because who doesn't love kaiju?

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Post by BostonCharlie » Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:15 pm

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This just arrived after taking a tour of DFW. Miyota movement (hand winds, doesn’t hack), slight inner and outer dome on the crystal, impressive presentation box. Much more than I expected! Plan to give it to my nephew someday. Yes that’s my Christmas tree in the background — final day. Drinking espresso and listening to jazz while digging this sweet Timex. Two complaints: no indiglo and too quiet. ;-)
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Post by NapoleonDynamite » Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:44 am

My first Doxa. Great size. And a bit more colour in the collection. Wife approved, another win.

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Post by mplsabdullah » Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:40 am

NapoleonDynamite wrote:My first Doxa. Great size. And a bit more colour in the collection. Wife approved, another win.

Just have to size the bracelet. Image

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That configuration has been tempting me since they where released.

How does it wear? The bubble back gives me concern.

Where you able to get a good deal?

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Post by NapoleonDynamite » Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:36 am

mplsabdullah wrote:
NapoleonDynamite wrote:My first Doxa. Great size. And a bit more colour in the collection. Wife approved, another win.

Just have to size the bracelet. Image

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That configuration has been tempting me since they where released.

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I won't be able to wear it for a couple of weeks. Argh! I've checked it on the wrist and for me it'll be fine in regards to the raised caseback. It's not dissimilar to ETA 7750. I've got a flat wrist which helps. If you had a round wrist I can potentially see that being something of a issue maybe.

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Post by nogood » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:34 pm

Bulova Hack Ivory arrived from Brooklyn (worldofwatches.com)

Nice little watch :D

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Post by AndroidIsAwesome » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:36 pm

nogood wrote:
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Bulova Hack Ivory arrived from Brooklyn (worldofwatches.com)

Nice little watch :D

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Good choice, that's one of Bulova's cleanest designs in my opinion
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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:15 pm

The Lima Meca02 arrived today.
The packaging alone is worth the price of admission.
This watch is a lot of fun, thanks for the tip @Miggyd87


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Post by AndyS » Mon Jan 31, 2022 12:01 pm

Been wanting one of these green models for awhile. Don't think they import the model (BN0158-85X) on the bracelet to the US. Someone posted a deal from Italy, so I bit.
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