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    Sometimes the simple things are best



    I've had this watch a few years now but misplaced it and haven't worn it for 18months or so. I found it last weekend replaced the battery and it hasn't been off my wrist, simple and yet so effective.
    What more could you ever need in a watch.....
    Feel free to add your own simple but effective watches, HAGWEA




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    Brilliant watch! I love mine. Though itís mainly used for gardening, bike rides and holiday back up now. Would never get rid of it though.


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    As long as it doesn't get scratches it looks great. Your s looks immaculate

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    Wrist shot please. PS these look great on one of Eddie's RE natos.
    Even more so if you've actually served in the Royal Engineers

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    I love these. I have mine on a black nato with black hardware :sunglasses:
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    On RE NATO strap the last time I wore it 2 years ago!!! So glad I found it


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    Been looking for one of those Dave where did you get yours from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat7 View Post
    Been looking for one of those Dave where did you get yours from
    Can't remember! It was a long time ago. But they are out there.
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    My simple but effective G10.

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    Lovely SBS! My simplicity:

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    This and you've reminded me I need to try it on a nato just to see. I always thought the 18q was good but sold it for some reason I now can't remember!

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    Cat7 ? Simpler than the FE? Plus needs batteries!


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    Quote Originally Posted by deepreddave View Post
    This and you've reminded me I need to try it on a nato just to see. I always thought the 18q was good but sold it for some reason I now can't remember!
    If that is on a tegimented bracelet, it would be a 'sinn' to put it on a nato





    I'll get my coat...
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    If that is on a tegimented bracelet, it would be a 'sinn' to put it on a nato
    I'll get my coat...
    Ha. I'm looking for your coat now!!

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    Very simple. Very effective. Another Sinn


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    This is how Iíve felt about my PRS29A over the past few months, almost to the point of considering a large sell off of my collection. However, this past week I had a sapphire crystal installed on my CWC RN diver and itís barely left my wrist since because itís also a good looking and simple watch. Suffice to say, I should still cull the herd but you just never know what piece youíll find newly found enthusiasm for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepie View Post


    Very simple. Very effective. Another Sinn


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    Why is it strapped to your ankle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Why is it strapped to your ankle?
    Ha ha. I am cr@p to photos and post them rarely...


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    Here’s my take on simple, received this yesterday from Scurfa. The limited edition Diver One M.S.18. A simple pick up and go quartz too. Feels very durable and well made.


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    Some great watches here, and comments I can really relate to when it comes to selling up and just keeping some of my "simpler" watches, but then your tastes change again don't they.
    It's amazing how much better some watches look on natos rather than bracelets or leather straps.
    Keep the wrist shots coming....

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    I have a Cwc diver, but I prefer the 007 design wise. Also just saw the current prices on the cwc stuff. Nice watches, but now silly prices!


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    Quote Originally Posted by oiljam View Post
    Hereís my take on simple, received this yesterday from Scurfa. The limited edition Diver One M.S.18. A simple pick up and go quartz too. Feels very durable and well made.

    Great photo, looks so crisp and simple. I do quite fancy one of these but it would then perform the same function as my CWC RN diver.

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    Scurfa for me too... wether itís the new factor, but currently itís the one getting g wrist time over my other watches


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redcoat View Post
    This is how Iíve felt about my PRS29A over the past few months, almost to the point of considering a large sell off of my collection. However, this past week I had a sapphire crystal installed on my CWC RN diver and itís barely left my wrist since because itís also a good looking and simple watch. Suffice to say, I should still cull the herd but you just never know what piece youíll find newly found enthusiasm for.
    ^ This.
    However even though I have a CWC RN whenever Iím wearing my PRS29B Iím wondering why would I need more?




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    Minimalist diver


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    Seiko Spirit is always my classic simple watch. It's the reason why I'm tempted by the new Hamilton manual Field Khaki, but I don't really need it!
    Last edited by mindforge; 24th June 2018 at 09:49.

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    This Citizen for me, bought off the forum a few years ago now , and not missed a beat since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthered View Post
    This Citizen for me, bought off the forum a few years ago now , and not missed a beat since.
    Eco drive/solar is hear for a beater. That strap gap would bother me though 🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat7 View Post


    I've had this watch a few years now but misplaced it and haven't worn it for 18months or so. I found it last weekend replaced the battery and it hasn't been off my wrist, simple and yet so effective.
    What more could you ever need in a watch.....
    Feel free to add your own simple but effective watches, HAGWEA




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    How much did the battery change & pressure test set you back?

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    I did the battery change myself, very straightforward and no nasty gouges on the polished caseback.
    It hasn't been pressure tested, I have a friend who will pressure test next time I see him, but I never take my watches in the water anyway other than a couple of my holiday beaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepreddave View Post
    Eco drive/solar is hear for a beater. That strap gap would bother me though
    It's not as obvious on the wrist, the close up photo does exaggerate it, it's 23mm lug width and l've yet to find a strap l'd be happy with, strap gap didn't bother 007!

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthered View Post
    It's not as obvious on the wrist, the close up photo does exaggerate it, it's 23mm lug width and l've yet to find a strap l'd be happy with, strap gap didn't bother 007!

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    I'd tell him the same surely a 24mm would squeeze in? Anyways, I'm supportive of the watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ac11111 View Post

    Seen this smart strap on numerous watches.
    Where did u purchase it from ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret67 View Post
    Seen this smart strap on numerous watches.
    Where did u purchase it from ?
    Search for DiModell Chronissimo.

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    Same brand as the OP, different model. The CWC G10 fatboy is by far my most worn, TBH I often wonder if I need any other watches. For me it's perfect.



    Only thing it lacks is water resistance, but then I don't wear watches the rare occasions I do go swimming.

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    My current favorite 3 hander on a cloth strap for the summer, with no movement complications at all it is as simple as they come.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxon007 View Post
    My current favorite 3 hander on a cloth strap for the summer, with no movement complications at all it is as simple as they come.

    Very classy!

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    Time to resurrect this thread with another lovely simple watch.



    The dial is stunning shades of amber depending on the light



    Come on let's see yours!


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    Minimalist chrono


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    Fifty one years old minimalism.





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    This is nice and simple, been wearing it recently for the first time in a while


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    I love these watches. I stupidly let this one go, after pestering the buyer for a couple pf years to let me have it


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    Actually thinking about it this is also simple as chronographs go!


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    Is that a Stowa? I like the no-logo concept of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosumi View Post
    Is that a Stowa? I like the no-logo concept of them.

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    Yes it is! They are nice watches. Pictured here with the A-Dial I posted a bit further up.


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    Time to resurrect this thread with this, perfect for lazing around on a miserable Sunday morning and taking the dog for a walk



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    Stunning Citizen Paul, I particularly like the OEM strap without the ND Limits text, makes it look a lot classier ;)

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