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  1. Evitzee

    Evitzee Jan 24, 2020

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    Ah, the good old Speidel Twist-O-Flex bracelet introduced in 1959. A classic, had one on a Wittnauer watch in the 60's when I was a teen.
     
  2. speedy57

    speedy57 Jan 24, 2020

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    So I'm guessing your knees and back hurt too... a little arthritis in your knuckles too? LOL, yes, I'm about your age and it's all starting to "creak" but just don't give up what you love. I once sold a killer early sub back in the day because I thought it was too heavy and bulky. By today's standards it was small and light. Wish I never sold it. Just don't rush to liquidate! There is something light enough that will sit well with you. My Zenith is super light if you want to consider a nice watch, I"m sure you can find one of those.
     
  3. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Jan 24, 2020

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    I purchased both the holsters and the lanyards from Cas-Ker Co. which is right here in Cincinnati, OH...

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  4. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Jan 24, 2020

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  5. mswilks

    mswilks Jan 24, 2020

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    I notice a real difference when I go from a Speedmaster on a bracelet to a WWII-era watch on a canvas or even NATO strap. When I'm wearing the latter type of watch, I seriously don't even know it's there. Maybe that's an option for you? Here's one for today, a Longines issued to RAF in 1943. I have it on a thin NATO right now, but the canvas straps are even less noticeable.

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  6. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jan 24, 2020

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  7. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jan 24, 2020

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    Fortunately at three score and ten I don't have a problem with larger watches with bracelets or straps and I certainly am happy to wear whatever takes my fancy no matter the size.

    Romanian piece, 35mm diameter and keeps perfect time and all of £50 shipped :)

    Happy Scotsman,

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  8. warrydog

    warrydog Jan 24, 2020

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    I find I wear this setup much more than a diver or chrono these days image.jpg
     
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  9. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jan 24, 2020

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    I find my 60’s divers are getting the most wear these days: 35-37mm, slim and light (many on vintage bracelets which are also slim and light), very sporty and incredibly readable (aging eyes).

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  10. Evose

    Evose Jan 24, 2020

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    I find it really ironic that I love watches and continue purchasing and adding pieces to my collection but wear an Apple Watch daily lol. It’s just the practicality and comfort.

    Completely pales in comparison to what I own but not having to worry about desk diving scratches and the occasionally ding, priceless.

    I hope I’m not alone.
     
  11. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jan 24, 2020

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    That’s why I buy pre-beaten watches...swing your arms in the air like you just don’t care.
     
  12. Evose

    Evose Jan 24, 2020

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    I’ve looked at beaters and debated buying one and placing it on a strap. But I’m a little addicted to my phone. I like the watch vibration alerts, and again, the comfort is there. Slim profile.

    Outside of work I wear a proper watch :)
     
  13. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jan 24, 2020

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    Did they per chance call that Chernobyl yellow when you bought it ;)
     
  14. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jan 25, 2020

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    All seems fine, i'm not glowing in the dark yet :)
     
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  15. fryingtonite

    fryingtonite Feb 14, 2020

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    Watch wearing update...I had a look around and decided to try a rubber strap in the Seamaster. I had tried rubber straps previously and found it a bit 'sweaty', but here goes.

    The one I chose was a 'Zuludiver' and was perforated, so the idea was it might have a little venting.

    I fitted it a couple of days ago and so far so good, although opportunities to sweat in the current British weather are limited. The holes don't suit my wrist 100% being either a teensy bit too tight or quite a bit too loose, so I'm seeing if I can get used to that. Comfort is good otherwise. One strange property is that the strap smells like Oreos!

    For the modest pric IMG_1525[1].JPG IMG_1526[1].JPG e of £28 I don't think this was a bad investment.

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  16. Als 27

    Als 27 Feb 14, 2020

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    Canuck...
    work of art 14k white gold beautiful little piece...