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Re: Watch Rotation

on Sat Mar 18 2017, 11:43
@SeikoJohn wrote:Cheers Paul I am not a lover of the Roman Numerals .

Today we have one of my first purchases the brilliant underrated Indian brand HMT . This is the HMT Jawan one quick positive I like straight away is the red secondhand .



i have to admit....i have 5 of them [ or 6 Smile ] and they are very well made, the movements are a Citizen design and bomb proof, i always assumed [ wrongly ] that they would have chrome plated cases, but they are stainless steel..........i suppose chrome over brass wouldn't do well in a hot sweaty climate. one things for sure there are certainly a lot of them about and most are now probably sporting re-painted dials and there is also a huge range of dial colours Very Happy
these are mine, i am 99% sure the dials are original as the finish is so good


sadly i dont wear them as i find them a bit small, but i do like them Wink
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Re: Watch Rotation

on Sat Mar 18 2017, 11:59



sadly i dont wear them as i find them a bit small, but i do like them Wink [/quote]

That's a pity because you nearly have a watch for each day of the week. I like all the colours and dial design. Albeit not worn it's still a nice set of watches to have in your collection. Very Happy
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Re: Watch Rotation

on Sat Mar 18 2017, 17:19
The Lume on the hour and minute hand is really good sadly though the markers on the dial are just painted and not lumed .

Pro's

Extremely easy to read dial and keeps really good time for such a cheap watch I think I paid less than £5 for this and it came from India .

I would say IMO that this is a multi use watch as in it could be worn casual like today on a nato strap (I will come to the strap later) but also if changed to a leather then could be wore as a dress watch

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Not the watch but again strap problems I have not been able to get away with wearing a Nato style strap as they do not sem to sit right on my wrist they always go to one side



So today I thought for a change and please do not throw stones at me but I decided to wear the watch on the inside of the wrist Shocked  now some may say that this would increase the chances of the crystal getting damaged but in my case being in a wheelchair it is actually reduced as when worn correctly I am forever scraping watch crystals against door frames



Lack of lume on the dial is a bit of a downfall but not really a big problem . Overall the Jawan is a keeper

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on Sat Mar 18 2017, 21:03


Lack of lume on the dial is a bit of a downfall but not really a big problem . Overall the Jawan is a keeper[/quote]

That's good news & I'm amazed that it stands you less than a fiver, what a great buy.

I don't really wear natos and had to rely on a YouTube video as I recall to show me how to fit one. scratch I thought though that they could be adjusted to position them the way you would like.

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on Sat Mar 18 2017, 21:42
Oh I wasnt aware they could be repositioned I will read up on it and see what I can find out . Cheers

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Re: Watch Rotation

on Sat Mar 18 2017, 21:46
@SeikoJohn wrote:Oh I wasnt aware they could be repositioned I will read up on it and see what I can find out . Cheers

the trouble is, as i am sure you have noticed is the strap goes under the watch and lifts it high off the wrist, this makes it top heavy and prone to slipping to one side unless you wear it quite tight, i cant stand them personaly and i also dont like the "rash" they leave on a caseback......but then... i am a grumpy git Very Happy
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on Sat Mar 18 2017, 22:30
@SeikoJohn wrote:Oh I wasnt aware they could be repositioned I will read up on it and see what I can find out . Cheers


I was thinking it was the position of the fittings rather than the weight of the watch causing the strap to slip. I did come across this but don't know if it's much help. scratch

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f222/where-does-buckle-nato-strap-sit-790045.html
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Re: Watch Rotation

on Tue Mar 21 2017, 12:20
I didnt wear a watch Sunday or Monday and this one is not really part of the official watch rotation but I have not wore it for almost a week and I miss it so on the wrist it has gone for the day


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Re: Watch Rotation

on Tue Mar 21 2017, 12:37
@SeikoJohn wrote:I didnt wear a watch Sunday or Monday and this one is not really part of the official watch rotation but I have not wore it for almost a week and I miss it so on the wrist it has gone for the day


YOU WENT 2 DAYS WITHOUT WEARING A WATCH ??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU ?.......oh the shame Shocked lol!
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on Tue Mar 21 2017, 14:14
@SeikoJohn wrote:I didnt wear a watch Sunday or Monday and this one is not really part of the official watch rotation but I have not wore it for almost a week and I miss it so on the wrist it has gone for the day


Yup, this one definitely merits a turn.

Bit of a dodgy confession though not wearing a watch for two days, what's the world coming to. Sad lol!
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on Tue Mar 21 2017, 14:49
You ahould both try a day or two without a watch on it is very therapeutic

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Re: Watch Rotation

on Tue Mar 21 2017, 16:01
@SeikoJohn wrote:You ahould both try a day or two without a watch on it is very therapeutic

thats like asking me to stop breathing for 2 days....not much therapy in that Shocked
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Re: Watch Rotation

on Tue Mar 21 2017, 18:21
@SeikoJohn wrote:You ahould both try a day or two without a watch on it is very therapeutic

It would seem very strange not to be wearing a watch. I do sometimes think I shouldn't be looking at or buying any more but haven't, as yet, been able to put that into practice. Shocked
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Re: Watch Rotation

on Wed Mar 22 2017, 15:16
Back on with the rotation and as today is a gym day I thought I would introduce my gym watch an Adidas ADP1152F this is sold as a multi function fitness watch I can not remember buying it but it was many years ago . The watch has numerous features of which I do not know how to use half of them Chrono , My Log , Light , alarm oh and it tells the time Very Happy After reading the back of the caseback it states it is 100m water resistant.

The main reason I wear this to the gym is because the watch has a rubber strap which is ideal for when I am sweating plus I am not too bothered if this watch gets knocked or banged .


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on Wed Mar 22 2017, 15:29
@SeikoJohn wrote:Back on with the rotation and as today is a gym day I thought I would introduce my gym watch an Adidas ADP1152F this is sold as a multi function fitness watch I can not remember buying it but it was many years ago . The watch has numerous features of which I do not know how to use half of them Chrono , My Log , Light , alarm oh and it tells the time Very Happy After reading the back of the caseback it states it is 100m water resistant.

The main reason I wear this to the gym is because the watch has a rubber strap which is ideal for when I am sweating plus I am not too bothered if this watch gets knocked or banged .


is the my log function like the Star Trek one? as in Captains Log IE: Jean Luc Picard ?

Captain Khons Log ....star date : 2017 Razz lol! lol! lol! lol!
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on Wed Mar 22 2017, 15:33
You are almost correct but I think it is spelt Khan



lol! lol! lol!

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Re: Watch Rotation

on Wed Mar 22 2017, 15:38
@SeikoJohn wrote:You are almost correct but I think it is spelt Khan



lol! lol! lol!

nope....i was right the first time
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Re: Watch Rotation

on Wed Mar 22 2017, 16:58
@SeikoJohn wrote:Back on with the rotation and as today is a gym day I thought I would introduce my gym watch an Adidas ADP1152F this is sold as a multi function fitness watch I can not remember buying it but it was many years ago . The watch has numerous features of which I do not know how to use half of them Chrono , My Log , Light , alarm oh and it tells the time Very Happy After reading the back of the caseback it states it is 100m water resistant.

The main reason I wear this to the gym is because the watch has a rubber strap which is ideal for when I am sweating plus I am not too bothered if this watch gets knocked or banged .



Looks good and very practical with the easy to read digital display. Like yourself I would struggle to be able to use all the functions. It's bad enough working out how to set the time etc again when the battery gets changed. Rolling Eyes
Sounds like this is another watch that is safe from the "to go" list. cheers
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Re: Watch Rotation

on Wed Mar 22 2017, 19:58
This one will not be going on the naughty list lol. not going to be doing Pro's and Con's for the adidas reason being I can not think of many ,, one rather unusual plus is the strap and keeper . The keeper has a hole in the middles of it and the strap has a raised piece on it which fits perfect into the keeper .. good idea I like


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on Wed Mar 22 2017, 21:38
@SeikoJohn wrote:This one will not be going on the naughty list lol. not going to be doing Pro's and Con's for the adidas reason being I can not think of many ,, one rather unusual plus is the strap and keeper . The keeper has a hole in the middles of it and the strap has a raised piece on it which fits perfect into the keeper .. good idea I like



Haven't seen that strap design before, pretty clever. Might have been tempting trying it on another watch but as it's an exact fit for the case it's unlikely to fit anything else. Shocked
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on Fri Mar 24 2017, 11:36
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On with a Rotary Quartz today The leather strap it came on was too small for me so changed it to a plain black nato


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on Fri Mar 24 2017, 13:50
@SeikoJohn wrote:On with a Rotary Quartz today The leather strap it came on was too small for me so changed it to a plain black nato


Very nice I automatically think "Seiko" when I see watches like this so it is nice that it's a Rotary. Do you find the nato strap comfortable on that watch? One of these black rubber straps would suit it I think as would a bracelet or mesh bracelet. Very Happy
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on Fri Mar 24 2017, 14:15
The nato on it is really comfy I wear it a little loose . I agree though a rubber would suit it I think I have a spare in a drawer I might try on it

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on Sat Mar 25 2017, 10:04
Seiko 7002 on a rubber strap comfy accurate and an all round classic timepiece ... oh yes she is a keeper


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on Sat Mar 25 2017, 18:48
@SeikoJohn wrote:Seiko 7002 on a rubber strap comfy accurate and an all round classic timepiece ... oh yes she is a keeper


Very nice and so far the majority of your watches have avoided the "to go" fate. Very Happy
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on Sat Mar 25 2017, 19:18
They have but I will say I have parted with one today and you will be shocked when you find out which one it is . I did come close to parting with another as well until a wise man talked some sense into me .

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