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  • Oh dear.

    For what it's worth, I tried on a few different versions of the PRC200 in person recently and I was disappointed by how cheap they looked and felt. Especially given the rave reviews the model gets on watch fora. Sapphire crystal notwithstanding, I felt it was more in the league of $100 Seiko chronographs, and not worth the $300+ it retails for.

    Out of the Tissot stuff I looked at, the standouts were the Visodate and Seastar. I have to say, the Seastar is way more beautiful in-person than in stock photos, except for the cheap-feeling bracelet. It's probably a much better value on the stock rubber strap.



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    • Sounds like it will be the PRC200 that I end up sending back. The other one I got on the way is called 'Tissot T Classic Tradition Chronograph Silver Dial'. I'm trying to find a nice chrono since I don't currently have one in my lineup.

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      • Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
        The other one I got on the way is called 'Tissot T Classic Tradition Chronograph Silver Dial'. I'm trying to find a nice chrono since I don't currently have one in my lineup.
        I picked up the same Tissot Tradition about a month ago after debating between a few options. The watch itself is great. The dial is clean and the minimal numerals and razor-like hands fit what I was looking for; wasn't a huge fan of the stock strap with the contrast stitching right out of the box, but that's a simple fix. I found that it does wear a bit larger than I expected, though this isn't a problem for me personally. All in all I've gotten quite a bit of wear out of it in the last month, even with more casual outfits.

        Also, re: PRC200. I know the PRC200 has a cult following among watchuseek members (and others), but it just doesn't do it for me. That Seastar looks interesting though - especially the sky-blue contrast second hand/tick marks.

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        • Originally posted by Eric F View Post
          I picked up the same Tissot Tradition about a month ago after debating between a few options. The watch itself is great. The dial is clean and the minimal numerals and razor-like hands fit what I was looking for; wasn't a huge fan of the stock strap with the contrast stitching right out of the box, but that's a simple fix. I found that it does wear a bit larger than I expected, though this isn't a problem for me personally. All in all I've gotten quite a bit of wear out of it in the last month, even with more casual outfits.

          Also, re: PRC200. I know the PRC200 has a cult following among watchuseek members (and others), but it just doesn't do it for me. That Seastar looks interesting though - especially the sky-blue contrast second hand/tick marks.
          Thanks for the feedback. I didn't realize someone else on here owned that watch as well. I fully expect to replace the strap on pretty much any sub-$1K watch so that't not a big deal to me. Do you remember what width strap it takes? Is the chrono on it pretty simple to use? I'm assuming it is since it doesn't have any other functions. The one on the EcoDrive was such a pain that I had no inclination to use that feature on it. You had to pull the crown out, go to the chronograph setting, then wait for the hands to realign, etc. By the time all that was done, anything I wanted to time probably would have been over and done with.

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          • Most regular chronographs just have a start/stop pusher (top) and a reset pusher (bottom). I don't see any reason the Tissot wouldn't work the same way. As simple to use as any digital stopwatch. I'm kind of surprised the one on the Citizen would be so complex to use.

            http://youtu.be/B1eApKaW5gc?t=39s
            Last edited by LesserBlackDog; November 23, 2013, 12:25 AM.
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            • Originally posted by ninpb View Post
              Took a gamble on mislabeled ebay shoes with grainy pics. I was right and wrong! They were Allen Edmonds but not strands as I thought. They are called Rutland's. Looks to be the predecessor to the strands? The broguing looks to be the same. Any ways I'm very happy. Shoes are in great condition. Will post pics later.

              ...oh they are on the 4 lasts.
              Wasn't happy with the shade of red. Confirmed with AE support that the model is a burnished chili, discontinued around 2008. So I took black meltonian polish and now they are a burgundy/cognac? Either way, I like them a lot better now!

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              • [QUOTE=ninpb;139637]Wasn't happy with the shade of red. Confirmed with AE support that the model is a burnished chili, discontinued around 2008. So I took black meltonian polish and now they are a burgundy/cognac? Either way, I like them a lot better now!

                Yep, looks like burgundy to me, nice job!

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                • Nice. They look brand new.

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                  • Ralph Lauren Polo custom fit rugby shirt in purple and green! Oh, I loves me a good rugger.

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                    • Just bought these off Ebay for $130 shipped. What do you guys think? Did I overpay?




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                      • Depends on what they are and what size you are.
                        "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                        • Haha, good call. They are Red Wing 8139; the 875 in a rough sage mojave leather. Size 9 D.

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                          • Stopped by the local Jcrew and bought a greenish/bluish medium slim OCBD, for a whopping $18. Fits me better than any other Jcrew shirts I've tried on. Incidentally, do their brick and mortar locations always run extra 40% off promotions on the clearance section? Because I've stopped by there several times over the past two months, and it has always been like that.

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                            • Red Wing Beckmans purchased during the amazon sale. My first pair of quality boots.

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                              • I wear my HF charcoal overcoat all the time in the winter. I've kind of always wanted navy and camel overcoats as well. Grabbed the last one of this Barbera in navy.
                                http://www.yoox.com/us/41386013MT/item?#cod10=&sizeId=
                                We'll see how the sizing is. Still looks like a pretty great deal for anyone that needs charcoal or black.

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