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    Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
    I'll be interested to know how you get on long term with the Farer, once the honeymoon period wears off. Their watches look interesting but then the same thing that makes them attractive (bright colors) also makes me think they might not be as versatile as your standard dials.

    I just picked up something I probably shouldn't have but have been meaning to try for a while. Can't wait for it to arrive. All I will say is - white dial, titanium, very unique movement.
    Sometimes versatile isn't what you are going for.

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      Originally posted by idvsego View Post
      Sometimes versatile isn't what you are going for.

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      I usually end up getting bored with the non-versatile watches. Over time I find myself trying to find ways to wear the watch rather than knowing it will easily go with what I already have on. Depends on how you look at your 'collection'. I rotate through a lot of watches but try to limit myself to about 4 at a time. Currently what I'm holding on to (since I'm going to be listing the Monta and Sinn 556a for sale):

      - Rolex 5 digit date Sub - I think it's the most versatile watch I've come across. Works with a dress shirt and trousers as well as a polo and jeans
      - Omega Bond SMP (the Pierce Brosnan one) - I wear it on a Nato and works great with most semi-casual outfits
      - Sinn 103 chrono - Works with most casual outfits. And everyone needs a chrono
      - Grand Seiko Snowflake - Waiting for this one to arrive so can't comment on it yet

      I'm sure some may think my watches are boring but I tend to like that about them.

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        Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
        I usually end up getting bored with the non-versatile watches. Over time I find myself trying to find ways to wear the watch rather than knowing it will easily go with what I already have on. Depends on how you look at your 'collection'. I rotate through a lot of watches but try to limit myself to about 4 at a time. Currently what I'm holding on to (since I'm going to be listing the Monta and Sinn 556a for sale):

        - Rolex 5 digit date Sub - I think it's the most versatile watch I've come across. Works with a dress shirt and trousers as well as a polo and jeans
        - Omega Bond SMP (the Pierce Brosnan one) - I wear it on a Nato and works great with most semi-casual outfits
        - Sinn 103 chrono - Works with most casual outfits. And everyone needs a chrono
        - Grand Seiko Snowflake - Waiting for this one to arrive so can't comment on it yet

        I'm sure some may think my watches are boring but I tend to like that about them.
        I am right there with you, but everyone does things differently. My good friend loves his bright and loud watches. To him, a sunburst orange is one of his most versatile "off duty" watches and he wears his yellow pogue to work a lot. Based on what he wears, he actually isn't wrong.

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          Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
          I've gone over to the dark side....



          I mentioned in an earlier thread that I was going to buy a Garmin Fenix 5S.

          I did... and wore it for a while... and it was ok.... Functionally speaking, it was great. But it was heavy, it was chunky, and the lugs were extremely long to accommodate the proprietary quick change strap system. Despite being "only" 42mm (small for a smart watch/HRM/GPS watch), it was still too big to wear comfortably under a shirt cuff due to being quite thick and blocky in shape.

          So I ended up going to my local sporting goods store to try out alternatives, and ended up finding the Forerunner 645. Basically the same module but a different case. Despite being bigger on paper (42.5mm vs 42mm), the Forerunner 645 actually wears quite a bit smaller because it is thinner, lighter, with much shorter lugs (that take standard 20mm straps), and a domed bezel shape.

          I stuck this on a cheapo mesh strap and have had a hard time wearing anything else since. Gonna sell my Fenix on Craigslist since it is the kind of thing I might actually have a shot at selling locally (outdoor recreation and fitness is big here).
          I’ve been looking at a Garmin watch recently, too, but outside of exercise I’m a pretty strict one watch guy (currently a Seiko SKX007). What are your thoughts on how that will hold up as an everyday watch once the “honeymoon phase” is over? Also, how do you think the stainless bezel on the black case works?
          The Forerunner 935 is honestly what I’m most intrigued by, probably on a black leather strap for work, etc., but I’m assuming you would have dismissed that one due to size, if it was at the store you went to.

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            Originally posted by jwwilker View Post
            Just got this little guy. Absolutely stunning!

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            Looks great - did you buy it new? I really like mine.


            Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
            I'll be interested to know how you get on long term with the Farer, once the honeymoon period wears off. Their watches look interesting but then the same thing that makes them attractive (bright colors) also makes me think they might not be as versatile as your standard dials.
            You raise a good point. I have gone back and forth with mine. I avoid wearing it with bright colored clothing (e.g. red) where the teal dial would clash. But when the rest of my outfit is a little more neutral, it's nice to strap some color onto my wrist

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              Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
              I'll be interested to know how you get on long term with the Farer, once the honeymoon period wears off. Their watches look interesting but then the same thing that makes them attractive (bright colors) also makes me think they might not be as versatile as your standard dials.

              I just picked up something I probably shouldn't have but have been meaning to try for a while. Can't wait for it to arrive. All I will say is - white dial, titanium, very unique movement.
              To me, the Lander isn't as loud as a few of their other offerings. The dial is what drew me more than anything...and I've been eyeing it since they originally released it. I have wanted to add a blue(ish) watch to my rotation, and looked between this and the Sinn 556i B. The Sinn's blue, though, is so similar to most other blue watches - that deep blue that's almost black in some lighting. There's not mistaking this blue, though. With that said, it's obviously not for everyone. But I view a watch in slightly the same vein as I do with socks - it's one of the few pieces of my outfit that I can have some fun with.
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                Originally posted by ajs116 View Post
                Looks great - did you buy it new? I really like mine.
                I did. I had looked around for a used model, but ultimately decided on new.
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                  Originally posted by jwwilker View Post
                  To me, the Lander isn't as loud as a few of their other offerings. The dial is what drew me more than anything...and I've been eyeing it since they originally released it. I have wanted to add a blue(ish) watch to my rotation, and looked between this and the Sinn 556i B. The Sinn's blue, though, is so similar to most other blue watches - that deep blue that's almost black in some lighting. There's not mistaking this blue, though. With that said, it's obviously not for everyone. But I view a watch in slightly the same vein as I do with socks - it's one of the few pieces of my outfit that I can have some fun with.
                  especially this time of year. I miss my Deaumar Ensigns. I had a sunburst orange and a blue. Bright and vibrant and a lot of fun.

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                    Seiko SNK on a green perlon




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                      Originally posted by jwwilker View Post
                      To me, the Lander isn't as loud as a few of their other offerings. The dial is what drew me more than anything...and I've been eyeing it since they originally released it. I have wanted to add a blue(ish) watch to my rotation, and looked between this and the Sinn 556i B. The Sinn's blue, though, is so similar to most other blue watches - that deep blue that's almost black in some lighting. There's not mistaking this blue, though. With that said, it's obviously not for everyone. But I view a watch in slightly the same vein as I do with socks - it's one of the few pieces of my outfit that I can have some fun with.
                      Don't get me wrong. I'm intrigued by the watch and have considered it in the past which is why I'm curious to see what you think of it once the honeymoon phase has passed.

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                        Farers and the Lander seems particularly en vogue right now. Pretty cool looking watches, but not something I personally am yearning for at this point.

                        That being said, a bright summer watch has always been something that's on my radar. The one that is always somewhere on my radar is the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue (photo below)... just busy enough to be interesting, funky, and fun/summery colors. However, whenever I'm about to pull the trigger, I wind up holding off or talking myself into something less in your face. I've wound up with more subdued watches as a result, although going forward I may work in some more interesting pieces as I have a lot of the "traditional"/middle-of-fairway choices taken care of at this point.

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                          Made my wife a red latigo leather belt and used the leftovers to make myself a new quick release band. This time with finished/burnished edges now that I've got the tools for it.



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                            Originally posted by hornsup84 View Post
                            Farers and the Lander seems particularly en vogue right now. Pretty cool looking watches, but not something I personally am yearning for at this point.

                            That being said, a bright summer watch has always been something that's on my radar. The one that is always somewhere on my radar is the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue (photo below)... just busy enough to be interesting, funky, and fun/summery colors. However, whenever I'm about to pull the trigger, I wind up holding off or talking myself into something less in your face. I've wound up with more subdued watches as a result, although going forward I may work in some more interesting pieces as I have a lot of the "traditional"/middle-of-fairway choices taken care of at this point.

                            I love that Tudor but it is out of my price range for now. I have also considered a Hamilton Pan Europa chrono. Both are colorful, neat, and "classic" enough that I dont think I would tire of them.

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                              Originally posted by Nandyn View Post
                              Made my wife a red latigo leather belt and used the leftovers to make myself a new quick release band. This time with finished/burnished edges now that I've got the tools for it.



                              neat

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                                Oooh love my lander. I usually prefer watches that are low key but the lander green is still pretty classy and elegantly done. My rotation is bigger than 4 watches though, If I was paring down to 4 then I would probably let it go.

                                Congrats on the snowflake [MENTION=3421]Vicious49[/MENTION], let us know what you think! That's pretty high on my list but I think number 1 is jlc sector dial date, wondering if I should flip my speedy or wait it out. Either a snowflake or a sub after hopefully.

                                I'll keep an eye out for your Monta btw, might want to try it out.

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