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Bungle-ator SOTC January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:27 am
by Bungle-ator
A small and modest collection by most standards on here.

First up is my trusty Citizen Eco-drive Calibre 3100 with perpetual calendar. This was the only watch I wore from the Summer of 07 through to November 14, until the strap finally fell to peices. I occasionally wear it to work when I fancy a change. The date is currently gubbed due to it sitting in a drawer for a while and losing power and I've not made the effort to fix it yet. Well worn, battered, and bruised.

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My general workhorse next. This watch is punished at work, in the swimming pool, at the boys bathtime and is just generally given a hard time. It's nonetheless a fantastic watch that can suit any occasion if you really want it to. IMO a classic Casio deserves respect from any watch lover.

Casio W-86

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My first and currently only automatic, bought just a couple of weeks after my boy was born in 2014. I could pretend I bought it to celebrate his birth but I think I was just selfishly spending the money before my wife spent all our savings on cakes and lunch with the girls during her maternity leave. I almost bought my first CW instead of this, but I decided at the last minute that the watches of preference there were too big for me and I cancelled my appointment at 1 Park Street. Ironically, a couple of months later I replaced the original strap with a leather CW with a bader clasp. I didn't fully appreciate the fantastic movement in this watch until recently.

Hamilton Khaki Field Day Date

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The watch that completes my collection for the time being needs no introduction on here. Bought for my 40th birthday.

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Re: Bungle-ator SOTC January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:46 am
by TigerChris
I’m biased as I have the vintage dial version of the Hamilton but you are bang on that it is a fantastic movement, especially for the money. Nice strap on the C65 SH21, it really suits it. I’m a little confused as to why you cancelled the appointment at CW due to watches being too big but then buying a 42mm anyway, but that’s how this crazy hobby can get you (it doesn’t make much sense sometimes! :D ). You pretty much have all the bases covered with what you have, but stick around here for a while longer and you’ll find every excuse under the sun to buy plenty more :D :D

Re: Bungle-ator SOTC January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:55 am
by Thegreyman
Excellent collection you have with a nice bit of variety.

I used to have an Eco drive not dissimilar to yours and have thought about getting another.

I’ve got a Hamilton Jazzmaster day date and do like the brand.

The C65 Diver is lovely too.

What’s next on your hit list?


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Re: Bungle-ator SOTC January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:54 am
by Bungle-ator
TigerChris wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:46 am
I’m biased as I have the vintage dial version of the Hamilton but you are bang on that it is a fantastic movement, especially for the money. Nice strap on the C65 SH21, it really suits it. I’m a little confused as to why you cancelled the appointment at CW due to watches being too big but then buying a 42mm anyway, but that’s how this crazy hobby can get you (it doesn’t make much sense sometimes! :D ). You pretty much have all the bases covered with what you have, but stick around here for a while longer and you’ll find every excuse under the sun to buy plenty more :D :D
I'll be honest and say I prefer the vintage Hamilton's, I can't even remember what drew me to what I bought.
I had my eye on a couple of larger pilot watches at CW and they really would've liked ridiculous on my pencil wrists. There was a Makira that I loved but the lack of minute markers on it would've drove me mad.

Re: Bungle-ator SOTC January 2019

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:04 am
by Bungle-ator
Thegreyman wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:55 am
Excellent collection you have with a nice bit of variety.

I used to have an Eco drive not dissimilar to yours and have thought about getting another.

I’ve got a Hamilton Jazzmaster day date and do like the brand.

The C65 Diver is lovely too.

What’s next on your hit list?

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I'll be avoiding buying anything in the next year or so unless the battery dies in the W-87 and then I might replace that with a fairly basic G-Shock.
Beyond that I'm tempted to start a relatively inexpensive (hopefully) collection of non brand specific 70's/80's watches.

Re: Bungle-ator SOTC January 2019

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:49 pm
by downer
Had a 3100 Citizen myself a few years ago. It's a great movement, without a doubt. I like the Hamilton and the CW too. Nice collection. :thumbup:

Re: Bungle-ator SOTC January 2019

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:13 am
by StrapMeister
Nice collection :thumbup:

As mentioned previously, lovely strap on the C65 :D

Re: Bungle-ator SOTC January 2019

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:25 am
by Amor Vincit Omnia
Nice! I like the blue faced diver thingy! :D

Re: Bungle-ator SOTC January 2019

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:01 pm
by Bungle-ator
Cheers all.

I bought the C65 on blue rubber but I really wasn't getting on with it. I had an image in my head of what I wanted for it but I was struggling to find something suitable. Thankfully a member on here pointed me towards Colareb. The strap on it now can look very flamboyant depending on the light and it would maybe be the choice of a 70's pimp. I might invest in a brown one for any time I want to tone it down.

Re: Bungle-ator SOTC January 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:09 am
by MiniMpi
Stand out for me is your stunning C65 Bronze LE 8) :clap: