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A chrono to start the day off..
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strapline wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:08 am
gwells wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:33 pm On Amtrak heading to NYC for work for the week. Gonna hit a couple of swatch stores and see if I can snag a moonswatch.
Had you realised the crown wasn't screwed in? Big fan of this watch btw.

Des
i did catch it later in the afternoon. and thanks, it's such a wonderfully understated watch.
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Bident talked me into this Farer Hecla II. Now I’m going to have to sell some stuff to make room for it.
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NationOfLaws wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:46 pm Bident talked me into this Farer Hecla II. Now I’m going to have to sell some stuff to make room for it. 12499B19-9846-4EE3-985B-09F3CCAC7823.jpeg
That’s tame for a Farer. Looks good, as their typical bold use of color is typically not my thing.
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jkbarnes wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:15 pm
NationOfLaws wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:46 pm Bident talked me into this Farer Hecla II. Now I’m going to have to sell some stuff to make room for it. 12499B19-9846-4EE3-985B-09F3CCAC7823.jpeg
That’s tame for a Farer. Looks good, as their typical bold use of color is typically not my thing.
They have a good number of pieces that are just crazy but I really loved John’s Hecla. I thought it was bold for a watch I’d wear but restrained for a Farer.

The waves engraved in the blue dial really caught my eye. I know waves engraved on a dive watch’s dial isn’t exactly a novel concept but I really loved their execution.

It’s also my first titanium watch. I didn’t get the bracelet yet, and I may need to snag one soon so I can see if it works for me before the return window closes on the watch. John mentioned the bracelet leaves something to be desired, and I’m not keen on rubber straps. If I can’t use the watch’s bracelet it might not make the cut.
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asqwerth wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:41 am Bulova23 (Squiggle Lugs)
That's very pretty. You could be forgiven for thinking that Seiko's inspiration for the 'cocktail time' came from this watch.
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StrappedUp wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:05 am
asqwerth wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:41 am Bulova23 (Squiggle Lugs)
That's very pretty. You could be forgiven for thinking that Seiko's inspiration for the 'cocktail time' came from this watch.
Maybe, maybe not. :wink: What's clear is that a lot of the original Bulova23 models have this type of dial (ie radial accordian lines).

https://www.watchophilia.com/general-in ... 23-series/

My models A and F both do.
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NationOfLaws wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:00 pm
jkbarnes wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:15 pm
NationOfLaws wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:46 pm Bident talked me into this Farer Hecla II. Now I’m going to have to sell some stuff to make room for it. 12499B19-9846-4EE3-985B-09F3CCAC7823.jpeg
That’s tame for a Farer. Looks good, as their typical bold use of color is typically not my thing.
They have a good number of pieces that are just crazy but I really loved John’s Hecla. I thought it was bold for a watch I’d wear but restrained for a Farer.

The waves engraved in the blue dial really caught my eye. I know waves engraved on a dive watch’s dial isn’t exactly a novel concept but I really loved their execution.

It’s also my first titanium watch. I didn’t get the bracelet yet, and I may need to snag one soon so I can see if it works for me before the return window closes on the watch. John mentioned the bracelet leaves something to be desired, and I’m not keen on rubber straps. If I can’t use the watch’s bracelet it might not make the cut.
I should clarify that the bracelet is very comfy (being super light), but the clasp’s friction points are pretty much useless and relies upon the fold over mechanism to keep it closed. It uses a pin and collar system which I find perfectly fine, but I know others do not, and the quick release system is one of the easiest to use having relatively big knobs to grasp but they don’t get in the way of the wrist while wearing the watch.

I have the first generation rubber strap, non-quick release, which took some time to break in being genuine rubber. However, it is very comfortable now after having it for two years. Sorry to hear the watch may be going back, but I do understand if you can’t get a good fit, with either strap or bracelet, the watch probably won’t be worn much and should be returned.
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Bident wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:14 am I should clarify that the bracelet is very comfy (being super light), but the clasp’s friction points are pretty much useless and relies upon the fold over mechanism to keep it closed. It uses a pin and collar system which I find perfectly fine, but I know others do not, and the quick release system is one of the easiest to use having relatively big knobs to grasp but they don’t get in the way of the wrist while wearing the watch.

I have the first generation rubber strap, non-quick release, which took some time to break in being genuine rubber. However, it is very comfortable now after having it for two years. Sorry to hear the watch may be going back, but I do understand if you can’t get a good fit, with either strap or bracelet, the watch probably won’t be worn much and should be returned.
I went ahead and ordered the bracelet to see how I like it when it arrives. If you’re not too concerned about the bracelet’s function overall then I can probably live with some looser friction points. I’m asking around on another forum to see if your experience is typical, too; not because I don’t believe you but because I’d like to see if yours is the best case scenario. Either way, I’d like to make it work because it’s a beautiful watch that looks unique compared to anything in my collection.
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What a day for a Day Date
What a day for a Day Date boy
And now I'm lost wearing a Day Date
Dreamin' 'bout my bundle of joy..
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And a Large Date for later this afternoon/evening..
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Been wearing this for the past days, lovely thing that it is

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