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Re: Watches as a lawyer

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby 20130312 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:54 pm

moneybagsphd wrote:Thinking about picking this up http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96A106-Aut ... rds=bulova


I own a cheap Bulova watch. I'm happy with it, but skeptical of the brand in general (dat lay prestige).

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Bronte » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:22 am

moneybagsphd wrote:Thinking about picking this up http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96A106-Aut ... rds=bulova


I also own a cheap Bulova that I used for OCI (this one: http://www.zappos.com/bulova-mens-strap ... lver-white). I have to say though, I really don't like the one you've picked out there. I would keep looking.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby 20130312 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:35 am

Bronte wrote:
moneybagsphd wrote:Thinking about picking this up http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96A106-Aut ... rds=bulova


I also own a cheap Bulova that I used for OCI (this one: http://www.zappos.com/bulova-mens-strap ... lver-white). I have to say though, I really don't like the one you've picked out there. I would keep looking.


Nice, this is the exact one I own.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Bronte » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:38 am

InGoodFaith wrote:Nice, this is the exact one I own.


I think it's a good option for OCI if you're on a budget.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby NoodleyOne » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:16 pm

Damn... I like that watch.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby moneybagsphd » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:48 am

Bronte wrote:
moneybagsphd wrote:Thinking about picking this up http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96A106-Aut ... rds=bulova


I also own a cheap Bulova that I used for OCI (this one: http://www.zappos.com/bulova-mens-strap ... lver-white). I have to say though, I really don't like the one you've picked out there. I would keep looking.

I don't fuck with quartz movement (usually low quality). I plan on getting a leather strap, though (metal catches on arm hairs). Also, I'd like something with a more minimalist design than the Bulova I posted...
ETA: Considering this http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK807K2-Au ... ywords=snk

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Bronte » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:18 am

moneybagsphd wrote:
Bronte wrote:
moneybagsphd wrote:Thinking about picking this up http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96A106-Aut ... rds=bulova


I also own a cheap Bulova that I used for OCI (this one: http://www.zappos.com/bulova-mens-strap ... lver-white). I have to say though, I really don't like the one you've picked out there. I would keep looking.

I don't fuck with quartz movement (usually low quality). I plan on getting a leather strap, though (metal catches on arm hairs). Also, I'd like something with a more minimalist design than the Bulova I posted...
ETA: Considering this http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK807K2-Au ... ywords=snk


I would reassess your views about quartz. You are getting a bottom of the barrel mechanical movement when you're paying $200 for the watch. In general, quart is probably the way to go at that price point. I like that Seiko 5 better than the Bulova though, but then again I'm a little bit of a Seiko-head and it's hard to love Bulova.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby haus » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:35 am

Bronte wrote:I would reassess your views about quartz. You are getting a bottom of the barrel mechanical movement when you're paying $200 for the watch. In general, quart is probably the way to go at that price point. I like that Seiko 5 better than the Bulova though, but then again I'm a little bit of a Seiko-head and it's hard to love Bulova.

I am a fan of the mechanical movement. In large part because it is a bit of a through-back, and I find it somewhat comforting that I have one device that is not susceptible to a battery dying. The watch that I have been eyeing is the Seiko Marine Master 300M (SBDX001), but as long as I have an ongoing pile of medical bills, this will have to wait. In the meantime I have have really enjoyed my inexpensive Seiko SKX007, it is basic, but, it has served me well for several years.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Bronte » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:47 am

haus wrote:
Bronte wrote:I would reassess your views about quartz. You are getting a bottom of the barrel mechanical movement when you're paying $200 for the watch. In general, quart is probably the way to go at that price point. I like that Seiko 5 better than the Bulova though, but then again I'm a little bit of a Seiko-head and it's hard to love Bulova.

I am a fan of the mechanical movement. In large part because it is a bit of a through-back, and I find it somewhat comforting that I have one device that is not susceptible to a battery dying. The watch that I have been eyeing is the Seiko Marine Master 300M (SBDX001), but as long as I have an ongoing pile of medical bills, this will have to wait. In the meantime I have have really enjoyed my inexpensive Seiko SKX007, it is basic, but, it has served me well for several years.


Yes the Seiko MM300 is the truth. I would likely own one if I weren't concerned its 44mm would be too big for my wrist. I really want a Grand Seiko SBGR051 (--LinkRemoved--), but I think it's wise to restrain myself given my loans and all.

For now I have a Seiko SARB071 (--LinkRemoved--), which works well as a poor man's Grand Seiko, at least until I'm out of law school. Oh and yes the SKX007 is a great watch as well. You might also look at the Seiko "Sumo" SBDC001 for a mid-priced Seiko diver (--LinkRemoved--).

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby mvpforme » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:03 am

I would never pay that much for a watch with a mineral crystal. Look at Hamilton and Tissot (you might like the Tissot Le Locle) for a good watch at that price point.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Stupe » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:24 am

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Bronte » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:55 pm

All this "grail," "JLC," "ETA," etc. talk, and I get the sense there is some significant TLS / watch forum cross over.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby 20130312 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:06 pm

Bronte wrote:All this "grail," "JLC," "ETA," etc. talk, and I get the sense there is some significant TLS / watch forum cross over.


Lot's of WIS's on TLS.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby NoodleyOne » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:55 am

My orient came in today...

Classy As Fuck

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby top30man » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:05 am

NoodleyOne wrote:My orient came in today...

Classy As Fuck

Orients are incredible for the price.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby NoodleyOne » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:14 pm

top30man wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:My orient came in today...

Classy As Fuck

Orients are incredible for the price.


I actually got two random compliments on it today. A couple of people in my classes each said "hey man, nice watch." Also, my roommate was pleasantly surprised. I guess she thought I was going to get some bigass digital watch or something.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby KeepitKind » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:28 pm

thoughts on this Baume & Mercier Classima?

http://www.jomashop.com/baume-classima-8731.html

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby mvpforme » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:36 pm

KeepitKind wrote:thoughts on this Baume & Mercier Classima?

http://www.jomashop.com/baume-classima-8731.html


I own the 8462. Nice, heavy watch. Very accurate. Versatile in terms of dress (especially when you change the bands). My only complaint is that sometimes it is too heavy. Also is a rather big watch, I don't know how appropriate it is for business environments.

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Re: Watches as a lawyer

Postby Bronte » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:23 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
top30man wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:My orient came in today...

Classy As Fuck

Orients are incredible for the price.


I actually got two random compliments on it today. A couple of people in my classes each said "hey man, nice watch." Also, my roommate was pleasantly surprised. I guess she thought I was going to get some bigass digital watch or something.


Congrats. An Orient is a very tasteful choice. Post pictures. I'll post two favorites of mine:

Oris Classic Date
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Seiko SARB071
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