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    #31
    I’ve already found the older bracelet not as comfy as the new one so I’ve removed it and put the explorer on a grey nato for now. The issue for me was that I couldn’t get the older bracelet properly centered so the inside of the clasp was bothering me.



    The white dial does really pop on the nato and it wears very light. I am considering getting a black rubber Everest strap for it at some point in the near future. Unfortunately those things run about $225.

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      #32
      [MENTION=13399]DocDave[/MENTION] cmon. I’ve seen that garmin pop up regularly on here. [emoji57]

      But I feel that. I’ve basically moved to a 3-4 rotation. Would add more but it’s all the checkbook allows for now.


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        #33
        Originally posted by idvsego View Post
        I do this thing where I turn all of my watches upside down (not face down) in the watch box. when I wear it, I put it back correctly. Kind of like hanging your hangers backwards. It helps you really see what you dont wear.
        Thanks. I was thinking of parting with a few lower-end watches, and this process is helping. I do this with shirts already.

        That IWC Portuguese chronograph is beautiful, but the chopped 12 and 6 would drive me crazy.

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          #34
          If you haven't worn them in months, could you say that you are not getting your money's worth?

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            #35
            Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
            I’ve already found the older bracelet not as comfy as the new one so I’ve removed it and put the explorer on a grey nato for now. The issue for me was that I couldn’t get the older bracelet properly centered so the inside of the clasp was bothering me.



            The white dial does really pop on the nato and it wears very light. I am considering getting a black rubber Everest strap for it at some point in the near future. Unfortunately those things run about $225.

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            Nice to see the Explorer II on a different strap. I've kept mine on the OEM bracelet since purchasing the watch. Funny enough today I was just thinking that the bracelet wasn't that comfortable and maybe I could put the watch on a different strap. Hadn't thought of a NATO though. I wear the watch with a suit at times and I wonder how the NATO would stack up. Mind you while I work in a formal environment, I don't think anyone would notice one way or another.

            Will be good see/read how you notice the differences between the Explorer and the Sub. I'll be curious to know if you find yourself wearing one watch in different circumstances compared to the other.

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              #36
              You could always try perlon.

              Not my photo:

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                #37
                Originally posted by DocDave View Post
                Will be good see/read how you notice the differences between the Explorer and the Sub. I'll be curious to know if you find yourself wearing one watch in different circumstances compared to the other.
                The Sub (and the newer Rolexes with the maxi cases) is designed to be used with that bracelet. I think the wider lugs are even more apparent when you put it on a different strap. Whereas the bracelet is integrated in to the entire design aesthetic. Plus I don't know why anyone would not want to wear that bracelet (besides weight concerns).

                Since the Sub will always be on the bracelet, I'm guessing it will be my work business casual Mon-Thurs watch, With the Polar being on NATO or rubber, it will probably be my more casual watch for Fri-Sun (along with my Sinn 103). That's the plan anyways. I'll let you know if that holds true over time.

                What year is your polar? Mine is a P serial so about 2000-2001. I wanted one from that time frame since I was looking for the lug holes and solid end links. From what I've read, that combo was only available for about a 3 year span.

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
                  What year is your polar? Mine is a P serial so about 2000-2001. I wanted one from that time frame since I was looking for the lug holes and solid end links. From what I've read, that combo was only available for about a 3 year span.
                  1991. I wanted an Explorer where the hour markers had a bit of patina going for it. The watch has aged nicely while I've owned it. I wear the watch frequently and just the bit of time out in the sun, the markers are continuing to change.

                  That's good to know about the Sub. I wasn't aware of the design with the bracelet. I may try to put a NATO on my Explorer just to see if I like it or not.

                  [MENTION=15867]carlitos[/MENTION] I never considered perlon. Thanks for the tip.

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                    #39
                    So I put the Polar back on the bracelet as I feel that's where it looks best. I got used to the bracelet and it feels more comfortable now but still not as much as the newer bracelet with the Glidelock. The Polar does wear lighter than the SubC since the bracelet isn't as solid.

                    I find myself reaching more for the polar when I'm wearing dress shirts as it slides under the cuffs easier. I reach for the Sub more when I'm wearing polos.

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                      #40
                      Since DocDave was asking about my newest acquisition which I have not yet posted pics of . . .




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                        #41
                        Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
                        Since DocDave was asking about my newest acquisition which I have not yet posted pics of . . .
                        Nice collection of sport watches here. I really like them all and would have a tough time deciding which to wear. Omega's twisted lugs are beautiful.

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by Vicious49 View Post
                          Since DocDave was asking about my newest acquisition which I have not yet posted pics of . . .




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                          Thanks! So you're going to have to help me out here. What is the difference, beside the obvious visual appearance, of the two Seamasters? Is one more recent than the other?'

                          Very nice collection BTW. I'd have a very hard time deciding what to wear.

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                            #43
                            In my case the Bond is a bit older but even in general the Bond came out earlier and had a longer production run including a later version that included applied markers, a newer movement, and slightly longer hands.

                            Both of them share the same case, hence I was able to take the Speedy style bracelet (which I find super comfortable) off the black watch and put it on the Bond. They share the same quartz movement as well. The only differences are visual - dial color, bezel, markers, hands. The black one is redundant and not necessary as I really only intended on keeping the other 3 but it's only tying up about $1K (since it's a quartz) so I may have a bit of fun wearing it before I sell.

                            As far as deciding which to wear . . .
                            I've been reaching for the Bond Omega or Explorer II on days I'm wearing a long sleeve to work as they slide under the cuff easier. I reach for the Sub on days when I'm wearing a polo. The black Omega is on a Nato so for now I wear it when I'm dressed more casual on the weekends and such.

                            If I had to rate them, the most versatile watch is the Explorer II followed by the Bond Omega and then the Sub. The Sub would be higher if some of my shirt cuffs didn't get hung on it.

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                              #44
                              Here’s a lume shot. I moved them around before I decided to take the pic but you should easily be able to tell which watch is which.




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