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  • jicarv
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    I've ordered watch bands from international watch man before and they are legit. However, you can't order from their website. You need to contact them to place an order.

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  • jason_carreira
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    Yeah... I was planning on getting an Orient but they were out of stock of all the ones I wanted (that were in my budget)

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  • alan
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    Crap... I should never have read the blog post about the Orient watch giveaway. I saw that there's a 50% off coupon for all Orient watches and the Vintage looks pretty fantastic. :-P


    http://orientwatchusa.com/mens/executive-watches/ffd0f004w


    I guess when you find something you're satisfied with, STOP LOOKING!

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  • jason_carreira
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    I haven't, but the people over at watchuseek.com seemed to like their bands. I was looking into getting one when I was thinking about getting a watch for Christmas.

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  • alan
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    Thanks for the link, JC.


    That site includes some watch bands that it calls "quick realse" that build a little spring bar into the band that lets you pop it off without tools.


    http://www.internationalwatchman.com/home.html


    That would make switching out bands a snap (pun only partially intended). While it's no deployment clasp, it's an interesting proposition.


    Have you ordered from them before? Are they safe, legit, and reliable?

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  • jason_carreira
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    Check out this place:


    http://www.internationalwatchman.com/home.html


    I like the looks of their oily leather or shell cordovan straps, and the prices are very low.

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  • alan
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    Well my decision was made for me. I couldn't decide before the return period expired so the Fossil is now mine. I'm now on the hunt for a brown leather band with deployment clasp. Something like this:


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/22mm-Brown-Leather-Deployment-Clasp-WATCH-BAND-STRAP-/250949102989?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a6dbb 6d8d


    or this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Watch-Strap-Band-Butterfly-Deployment-Buckle-CROCO-Styl-/320738710577?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item7 6c09601d4


    or this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alligator-Croco-Grain-Leather-Butterfly-Deployment-Clasp-Watch-Band-Strap-Brown-/260883333681?pt=UK_Jewellery_Watches_WatchAccessor ies_SpareParts_SM&var=&hash=item8266565ba1


    The first picture looks very red, but I don't know if that's the leather or the picture. Also, I dan't decide between single or double deployment. If anyone out there has a suggestion, the band size is 22mm.

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  • Chareth
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    Man, I have to stop reading these threads. Gives me too many ideas. I already spend way too much on watches, but I have to admit that I like the gray-faced, clean bezel version of the Timex Weekender as a summer beater watch to take to the beach.


    http://www.amazon.com/Timex-T2N649KW...pr_product_top

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  • MarcF
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    Got the Timex Weekender for christmas, and I can't recommend it highly enough.


    First, I've got a smaller wrist, and this watch fits me perfectly.


    Second, there are about 10 other nylon straps readily available at Target for $7. So for about $50, you can get the watch, and 2 nylon straps, which basically results in what feels like 3 completely different watches.


    I got the black watch face, but the grey one looks pretty sharp, and is more flexible from a coordinating standpoint.

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  • alan
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    I'm actually open to anything that's not too busy, has a brown leather band, and is versatile. But with thousands of watches out there, I hardly know where to start. :-S


    I have a dress watch so I'm looking for more of an everyday watch, but if that everyday watch could pull double duty, that would be nice.


    The Fossil fell in my lap at Dillard's and the Timex Weekender has been mentioned here, but I'm open to suggestion. It's just hard to make a decision in such a short time frame without narrowing it down first. Know what i mean?

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  • Ben
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    is there a reason you're only considering these 2 watches? Timex makes a bunch of good looking, cheap watches, as well as a few other companies. Also are you looking for more of a dress watch, or an everyday type watch or something trying to fit both?


    I like the weekender as an everyday type of watch, but not necessarily the band. you could swap the band out for something different and then have a watch that nobody else has. Lots of options, don't limit yourself to A or B.


    I like the look of the fossil as well, but it's a little big for my taste

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  • alan
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    Maybe I can go check out the Timex tonight. I think my deadline to make a decision is tomorrow. Otherwise the sale on the Fossil is final. Sounds like people in here are pretty 50/50, though. Decisions, decisions...

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  • KC
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    I have the Timex Weekender with the black face and brown strap and love it. I like contrast on a watch and I also have smaller wrists so the fit is perfect. I've gotten compliments since wearing it too, which is always a nice, positive sign when adding something new to the wardrobe.

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  • LosRockets
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    I like the lighter colored fossil watch. Never got the Timex watch thing.

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  • LesserBlackDog
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    If it were me, I'd probably go for the Timex. 44mm is pretty huge for a dress watch, even a dress chronograph. But there isn't anything wrong with Fossil watches. They're often described as a "fashion" brand but they stand behind their products with an 11-year warranty, which is much more than can be said for many of the "serious" watchmakers in the affordable price range.


    I like the rose gold a lot, but I think I'd prefer it with a white dial, so that I could put it on a black strap if I wanted. For whatever reason, black dials can work with brown straps, but not the other way around.


    If you have time you can run out to your nearest Target or Wal-Mart and take a look at the Timex in person, and see if you love it or hate it. It's 39mm so it will also give you an idea of how much huger a 44mm watch will be. A 44mm watch has 25% more surface area than a 39mm, so the difference is not insignificant, especially if you have small-to-medium sized wrists.

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