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    Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Cheap and cheerful, but I like my Seikos.. ordered yesterday and it'll be winging its way from the US in the next week or so, hopefully :)



    Never had a NATO style strap before, so have already started thinking about leather, I quite like this one..



    Cheers,

    Plug

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Not often I like the original straps that come with watches but thats not half bad.

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Nice, particularly with the leather strap. You may need to brush the buckle though to get a good visual match.

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    :D I had a blue one of those, the original strap is pretty good so I never took it off, but the watch is a lovely little thing.

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    its a nice military seiko.. Cheap/expensive...as long ur happy with it...n they say u'll always win with a seiko... 8)

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    Beautiful watch. The canvas straps are perfect on these. Maybe the best value BNIB mechanical watch.

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Quote Originally Posted by Plug
    Cheap and cheerful, but I like my Seikos.. ordered yesterday and it'll be winging its way from the US in the next week or so, hopefully :)



    .............

    Plug
    That is a classic!

    john

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    Great watches and I had one a couple of years back form a seller on eBay in Singapore.

    As usual can't remember why on earth I sold it when they look that good. :evil:

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    Very nice.

    I like the colour of the dial and contemplated getting one of these a few years back, when I worked in the desert.

    I far prefer it on the strap in the first pic.

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    I had one of these. Cracking little watch. For the money its great value.




    And I really liked the strap:


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    Not normally the style of watch a I like but for some reason I think that looks brilliant.

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    Well, I'm hearing nothing bad about this so thanks for the feedback, chaps! Looking forward to picking it up..

    Cheers,

    Plug

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    I've got one of those, with black dial / black strap. I love the sandblasted case and the strap feels really substantial. Brilliant for the money.



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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Arrived today - yay!



    Very happy with it - light and comfortable to wear, looks very smart - I do like the dull stainless, a change from polished. The second hand sweep is smooth and the display back shows off the movement nicely. All this for 85 delivered. Bargain, I think! :)

    Cheers,

    Plug

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Never actually seen the detail on the "back" of the strap (pic above) on these... 8)
    Cracking little watch. I imagine some fit soldier in desert camo whisking me away whilst he's wearing one of these.

    All dusty like...
    Anyway, enjoy your watch. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tai Mi Shu
    Never actually seen the detail on the "back" of the strap (pic above) on these... 8)
    Cracking little watch. I imagine some fit soldier in desert camo whisking me away whilst he's wearing one of these.

    All dusty like...
    Anyway, enjoy your watch. :lol:
    There's not much to see on the reverse.. the reinforcement is only on the front side. The strap looks pretty tough though, hopefully it'll last a while.

    Can't help you with your dusty soldier request, but good luck with that.. :)

    Cheers,

    Plug

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    Sorry, I meant the "back when it's on the wrist. As in, the 12 O'clock side of the strap. I think.

    I've come over all funny thinking of soldiers. :lol:

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Quote Originally Posted by Plug
    Cheap and cheerful, but I like my Seikos.. ordered yesterday and it'll be winging its way from the US in the next week or so, hopefully :)

    Never had a NATO style strap before, so have already started thinking about leather, I quite like this one..
    Something like this:



    Lovely little watches.

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Indeed. Something like that in light tan would be just the job. I've found the nylon strap a bit sweaty today (OK, it's unusually hot for a British summer) and a nice bit of cow would have been more comfortable, I think..

    As an aside, how easy is it to change the straps on these? There isn't any way of poking the pins out from the outside, from a brief examination it looks as though they can be pulled inwards from the lugs with a carefully used fingernail, but I haven't experimented too much in case the pin suddenly flies out across the living room.. :)

    Cheers,

    Plug

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Quote Originally Posted by Tai Mi Shu
    Sorry, I meant the "back when it's on the wrist. As in, the 12 O'clock side of the strap. I think.

    I've come over all funny thinking of soldiers. :lol:


    or maybe



    :lol:

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Thats a nice watch , what's the model no.

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    [quote=DAVE-W]
    Quote Originally Posted by "Tai Mi Shu":3u0ixnk2

    I've come over all funny thinking of soldiers. :lol:


    [/quote:3u0ixnk2]

    I've calmed down now. Especially after this pic. Phwwaaooor!
    8)

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    [quote=Tai Mi Shu][quote="DAVE-W":18buqtrd]
    Quote Originally Posted by "Tai Mi Shu":18buqtrd

    I've come over all funny thinking of soldiers. :lol:


    [/quote:18buqtrd]

    I've calmed down now. Especially after this pic. Phwwaaooor!
    8)[/quote:18buqtrd]

    Happy to help! :wink: lol

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.f
    Thats a nice watch , what's the model no.
    Hi there,

    SNK803K2.

    Cheers,

    Plug

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Here's my well used and abused version.

    Leather strap and a light polishing to the case because it was in such a state.


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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Wonderful different in the colour.
    I wish I would dare it ; -)

    Best
    Hans

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    well I never that looks really nice.. can I ask what the price point is on this watch?

    as i have said before I used to buy Sekio's as they represented good honest arm instruments.. in my youth. ( Long time ago you must understand ) LOL

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Smart looking watch, the khaki face and band are very hard to find. Military green AKA, OD or bay sh*t green :shock: is not my favourite colour.

    The SNK803 has 18mm lugs which is the size that many of the rare regimental bands come in. After much searching the only accurate RAF/RCAF band I could find came in 18mm.

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Nice simple watch 8)

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    Re: Incoming.. new Seiko ordered

    Still liking the watch, but I have to say the nylon strap has been a bit sticky over the last few days (it hit 32 in my office.. yuck). I was out in town today, there is a watch stand on the market so I asked if they had a leather strap that would suit. The guy brought out a "beige" strap (I'd actually call it "cream") which was an almost direct colour match for the dial. So I handed over the cash (it was only 7 quid) but now I'm beginning to doubt myself.. it looks OK but now it doesn't look roughty-toughty military or dressy - dare I say it, more like a fashion watch.

    Over to the committee.. win or fail?



    Cheers,

    Plug

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