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Today I chose, from my small and humble collection, to wear my the first mechanical watch I ever bought and that started me on this sickness. My Seiko SNK809. Here it is with a Bond strap. Today I'm actually wearing it with an ACU Grey Maratac strap. I still think this is one of the nicest watch values around.

 

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Ahh... Seikos, look good, run forever, parts are out there (no Swatch shenanigans), what's not to like? Mind you the patriot in me  would rather like a Bremont or Smiths Astral

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Mind you the patriot in me  would rather like a Bremont or Smiths Astral

Oh, I do like my Astral, it's good for the complexion!

Seriously though, it's one of my favourite watches.

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I want one but they are well beyond my very limited budget at the moment. Mind you I aught to bite the bullet, I spend £20-30 on an old scrapper and probably spend £30-60 doing it up.

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Thanks, Geo. I'm finding lately that being able to read a watch dial without my readers is a major selling point.

Nice '5' Will. I especially like the yellow second hand.

I would really like a Smith's Astral too. Must be something genetic as my family comes from Ganton, North Yorkshire.

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