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    This vs. That

    I don't know about you guys, but I go through weird phases.

    I love field/military watches, then move to divers, then to G-Shocks.

    I buy, sell, regret, then buy again.

    Hate quartz, then believe that quartz is the best thing since sliced bread...

    I'm going through this again.

    Since I spent to much money on watches this year anyway, I decided to sell something before buying a new watch. I will have to day goodbye to my favorite G-Shock and hopefully raise enough money to buy one of these:

    Bulova military
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    I like this watch. The only cons I can see:
    mineral crystal
    may be too big (42 mm)
    eats batteries (change every 2yrs)

    Or

    Hamilton mechanical
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    I used to own one with black dial.
    I absolutely love the looks and size of it. The cons are:
    poor lume
    no anti reflective coating on sapphire crystal

    Thoughts and/or suggestions appreciated.

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    Doesn't sound like you'd be very happy with either! Are there no other options? I prefer mechanical to quartz, but that's me - I can't advise you which one to choose. Except that quartz is superior, technically.

    The bulova is nice, but that date window bothers me! Unless it's the 6th.
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    Have you looked at a Smiths for another suggestion?
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    Yeah, its got two number 5's !?!

    Whatza all that about???

    As per what Geoffbot's drivelling on about.... Yeah but mechanical's got soul.............................



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    I prefer the Bulova but mainly because I've never warmed up to the Khaki. Still, it looks like the designer beat a watch with a frozen Lumpfish to finalize the design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Doesn't sound like you'd be very happy with either! Are there no other options? I prefer mechanical to quartz, but that's me - I can't advise you which one to choose. Except that quartz is superior, technically.

    The bulova is nice, but that date window bothers me! Unless it's the 6th.
    I actually think I will be happy with either one. I'm just nitpicking, I guess.

    The only other option I can think of right now is, or are, Trasers classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Have you looked at a Smiths for another suggestion?
    I owned PRS-29A. Loved acrylic crystal. It was just tad to small so I sold it.
    PRS-29B is in the future plans but now it's just too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    Yeah, its got two number 5's !?!

    Whatza all that about???

    As per what Geoffbot's drivelling on about.... Yeah but mechanical's got soul.............................


    Don't care for the soul aspect much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donf View Post
    I prefer the Bulova but mainly because I've never warmed up to the Khaki. Still, it looks like the designer beat a watch with a frozen Lumpfish to finalize the design.
    I do like both. To bad that not many stores carry Bulova. When they do they insist on gaudy models

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    I'm gonna go with WIS evil-way.. when in doubt.. get BOTH.

    i like the bulova more since i like cushion case.. i dont mind changing battery.. and i like smooth sweep second hands..

    may be you could consider VSA Infantry quartz.. (they also got automatic model with ETA2824 movement)
    it is 40mm, slim, got superluminova so the lume is okay, great and Ronda 715 movement with 5-7years battery life, and it has sapphire crystal with AR coating..
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