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    Originally posted by gochrisgo View Post
    My Cocktail Time came today and it's pretty cool. Thanks for the great intro to watch world, guys.

    The face is even better than the photos. The strap is too small for me. I am trying to break it in a little bit and see if it will stretch. Anyone here try a Perlon strap with Cocktail Time?
    I wouldn't bank on a leather strap stretching to fit you. I haven't but a quick google search shows some nice looking combos out there. Glad you're liking the watch!

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      Went back with his stylish big boy today.


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        Originally posted by gochrisgo View Post
        My Cocktail Time came today and it's pretty cool. Thanks for the great intro to watch world, guys.

        The face is even better than the photos. The strap is too small for me. I am trying to break it in a little bit and see if it will stretch. Anyone here try a Perlon strap with Cocktail Time?
        you might not be thanking us after a few purchases. And yeah, the stock strap with that is pretty bad. I have never really had one stretch either.

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          A couple new pickups for summer... finally ordered the SKX013 (mid-sized brother to the SKX007/009) after literally years of thinking about it. Mostly because I finally saw one priced under $200 on bracelet. It's always bothered me that the SKX013 has usually been priced $50+ higher than the SKX007 despite being the same watch. I've been swapping this between the bracelet (chintzy but very comfortable) and various NATO straps.



          While waiting for that to arrive in the mail I snagged this Seiko Turtle remake after seeing it at Costco for a good price (better than Turtles are currently priced on Amazon). Interestingly, after a little research it turns out this particular Turtle seems to be a Costco exclusive model (Pepsi bezel and black dial like the SRP779, but sold on a bracelet rather than a rubber strap). I swapped the bracelet for a NATO (pictured) and now a rubber strap. Despite being huge (44mm) it is surprisingly wearable and comfortable thanks to the case shape and 48mm lug to lug.

          Ben

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            Costco seems to do that "exclusive model" thing often. Solid pickups. I jeep going back and forth on the turtle. I like the gilt version but not sure the case size will wear ok for my 6.5 inch wrist. Kinda tiny arms.

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              Picked up this guy and wasn't crazy about its bulk at first. Swapped straps around and finally landed on a rubber strap that I think matches up well and is definitely more comfortable.

              Armida A7 on Deaumar isofrane style strap.

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                Originally posted by idvsego View Post
                Picked up this guy and wasn't crazy about its bulk at first. Swapped straps around and finally landed on a rubber strap that I think matches up well and is definitely more comfortable.

                Armida A7 on Deaumar isofrane style strap.
                That looks awesome, especially on a rubber strap.
                Instagram: WoofOrWeft

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                  Originally posted by idvsego View Post
                  Costco seems to do that "exclusive model" thing often. Solid pickups. I jeep going back and forth on the turtle. I like the gilt version but not sure the case size will wear ok for my 6.5 inch wrist. Kinda tiny arms.
                  I'd recommend trying one on in-person if you can. I read online that the Turtle wears pretty similar to the SKX007. My wrists are tinier than yours, 6", and I feel like the Turtle is right on the edge of wearable for me.

                  The Turtle is noticeably nicer than the SKX series in terms of build quality and finish - applied indices, a slight texture to the dial, as well as the hacking/handwinding 4s36 movement and the beefier bracelet. Between that and the cushion case, IMO it's not necessarily redundant to the SKX007 as part of a larger watch collection.
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                    Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
                    I'd recommend trying one on in-person if you can. I read online that the Turtle wears pretty similar to the SKX007. My wrists are tinier than yours, 6", and I feel like the Turtle is right on the edge of wearable for me.

                    The Turtle is noticeably nicer than the SKX series in terms of build quality and finish - applied indices, a slight texture to the dial, as well as the hacking/handwinding 4236 movement and the beefier bracelet. Between that and the cushion case, IMO it's not necessarily redundant to the SKX007 as part of a larger watch collection.
                    Good info, thanks. I have 3 Skxs and am fine with that size. Gilt watches that aren't sub clones are hard to find.

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                      Here's a comparison shot with the SKX007.



                      There are a few such comparison shots you can google - honestly, it seems like one or the other watch can look bigger just based on the camera angle.

                      The Turtle is definitely a brilliant design in terms of maintaining comfort/wearability for its size. Between the offset crown, the bowl-like shape of the case and the tapering "wings" of the cushion sides, and the short lug-to-lug length, this doesn't feel like the big watch that it is.
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                        Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
                        Here's a comparison shot with the SKX007.



                        There are a few such comparison shots you can google - honestly, it seems like one or the other watch can look bigger just based on the camera angle.

                        The Turtle is definitely a brilliant design in terms of maintaining comfort/wearability for its size. Between the offset crown, the bowl-like shape of the case and the tapering "wings" of the cushion sides, and the short lug-to-lug length, this doesn't feel like the big watch that it is.
                        yeah, that is pretty in line with what i have heard. There are angles of the turtle I dont love though. I wish they made a gilt sumo. I might see if I can just mod one. Sumo watch, srp775 dial, and a gilt insert. That becomes an expensive watch though.

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                          Originally posted by idvsego View Post
                          yeah, that is pretty in line with what i have heard. There are angles of the turtle I dont love though. I wish they made a gilt sumo. I might see if I can just mod one. Sumo watch, srp775 dial, and a gilt insert. That becomes an expensive watch though.
                          There's always the Seiko Fifty Five Fathoms. $140 on Amazon. Not a "real" dive watch though. 100m water resist, push-pull crown.

                          https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNZH57-.../dp/B004673QPE
                          Ben

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                            Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
                            There's always the Seiko Fifty Five Fathoms. $140 on Amazon. Not a "real" dive watch though. 100m water resist, push-pull crown.

                            https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNZH57-.../dp/B004673QPE
                            Yeah, and that dial has a LOT of gold. It's an option for a dial swap though.

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                              Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
                              finally ordered the SKX013 (mid-sized brother to the SKX007/009) after literally years of thinking about it. Mostly because I finally saw one priced under $200 on bracelet. It's always bothered me that the SKX013 has usually been priced $50+ higher than the SKX007 despite being the same watch. I've been swapping this between the bracelet (chintzy but very comfortable) and various NATO straps.


                              Been thinking about pulling the trigger on the SKX013 too (just under $200 on Jomashop). Really wish I could find the SKX015 pepsi bezel version, but can't seem to find them anywhere. Have you noticed the SKX013 lugs appear proportionally longer than the SKX007 lugs? I think it's more pronounced on a NATO.

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                                Did some hiking with the family yesterday and went with my timex on perlon. Today is rainy and errands so swapping up to the seiko mod

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