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I was need some help deciding on a entry-level skeleton watch.
I did some digging in the side bar but could not find (with the exception of one or two) any good skeleton watches. I've always had a fascination with those style of watches and would like it to be my style of choice for my first watch.
Edit: To give you a better idea, I was wanting a skeleton watch with the characteristics of a dress watch. Slim, shallow, not bulky, dark leather strap, black, mechanical, and with the face missing to see the functioning guts. Imagine this: Citizen Eco-Drive Men's BM8475-26E Stainless Steel Watch with Leather Strap [link] , but with a skeleton face.
This watch would be something that I would wear everyday, with or without dress clothes. And something I thought would be really neat if it was also to be a diver. Sometimes I can be in rather unfavorable conditions (ie water), so for it to be water proof would just be unbelievable.
Thank you guys for your time.
I got this watch from my grandmother for Christmas, and while I love the thought and I like the face of the watch just fine, the faux leather strap really doesn't do it for me.
I'm curious what you guys might recommend for this face? Would a bright orange NATO strap look stupid because the color of the oranges might be just a bit off? What about a black strap with an orange stripe? Or something completely different. Would love to hear your suggestions.
A question about watch finishes. I'm looking to buy this Citizen BM8475-26E watch which has a black anodized(?) finish. My job involves alot of manual labor and I'm worried that the finish will scratch off. Anyone have experience with similar watches or situations?
I'm going to agree with /u/klxwii here. I ordered a two piece strap and a single piece strap back in April after reading all the glowing reviews on the original Etsy page.
I was expecting something close to my stock Citizen strap but what arrived were flimsy pieces of leather that were the same thickness as NATO straps. The straps were so thin, they looked like wide pieces of elastic bands compared to the face of my watch. Furthermore, the excess strap never stayed in the keep since the thinness of the strap provided no traction to stay put.
These straps are by no means horrible but if you're expecting to buy this as a replacement for your current leather band, look elsewhere. If you're looking for an alternative to a NATO band since it's the summer, then this is right up that alley.
Yep, here in the US we can still buy that one on amazon. There's also a black and orange one that I fancy.[link]
Citizen Eco drive or Orient Defender? Or something else with a similar style, preferably pvd, with day/date, around $100-$200?
I'm looking at two different watches, but neither of them are quite perfect. Does anyone know if either of these are offered?
This watch with blue indices instead of orange
This watch with dashes for indices instead of numbers (except the 3/6/9/12)
I believe the numbers are orange amazon reviews say orange
Citizen Men's BM8475-26E "Eco-Drive" Stainless Steel and Synthetic Leather Strap Watch [link]
Pretty sure its the BM8475-26E.
This has been on my wrist for the last 6 months. I personally love it
Lume shot of similar watch
Watch works just like it's supposed to. Keeps time as if new.
There is a noticeable scratch on the face of the watch, Tried to get a good shot of it - visible in at least the first 3 shots.
I don't have the original leather strap. IMHO it was kind of junk anyway. This NATO matches the watch so much better anyway - it should come standard.
I really like this watch and the combo, but I've moved on and a g-shock is now my daily.
Price is $75 shipped CONUS. I'd love to move this. I'm open to offers but not trades. PM me your offers!
Price is $95 shipped CONUS. I'd love to move this. I'm open to offers but not trades. PM me your offers!
Edit: OPEN TO OFFERS.
There is a very noticeable scratch on the face of the watch, Tried to get a good shot of it - visible in at least the first 3 shots.
Price is $95 shipped CONUS. I'd love to move this. I'm open to offers and trades.
Price is $120 shipped CONUS.
It's actually a BM8475=26E
I know this isn't the most minimal of all designs, but i've recommended it to friends who were looking at fashion watches that veered towards that minimalist style, and they all really liked this citizen.
I am looking at it right now on Amazon.ca for $161.25 and free shipping. Do you even internet?
I bought this Citizen off of this sub back in March. I thought it would be a fun beater watch, but honestly have only worn it once or twice. I'm looking to sell it to put towards a new purchase. I bought it for $90 and it is listed for $146 new on Amazon. The watch overall is in fairly good shape, however the crystal is scratched between 12 & 4 o'clock. They are very light so only show up in certain light/angles. It might be able to be polished out.
Asking ~~$90~~ $80 OBO shipped to CONUS, I'll absorb paypal fees.
This one here