[QUOTE=John_0515;4500206]Many people just throw stuff away without fixing it, or attempting to fix it.
A guy I work with bought new boots when his boot lace started to fray.
I had the same thing happen to mine. 3$ new boot lace.
He spent 200$ on the same pair of boots.[/QUOTE]
Cracked case/crystal or torn band can't be fixed on these.
I'm never wasteful that way, if I can legitimately fix something, I would. It's waterproof, once the crystal cracked water invaded the electronics and zapped them. The band is rubber and attached to the watch, it can't be changed.
Would cost more than the $50 cost of the watch to even try, and it still wouldn't work.
[QUOTE=crasherino;4499917]I was thinking the same thing with the following thought of "I guess its too pedestrian a discussion about watches for him to jump in....but he actually was one of the first few to chime in.
JW is truly a man of the people.[/QUOTE]
LMAO, yea I'm salt of the earth!
I'll spam the thread with my (small) collection, I guess. Changing the straps often (as I do) really adds a new look to a lot of watches. I'll spare you all the multiple shots of the same watch on different dead animals.
[B]Omega Aqua Terra[/B]
[B]Omega Seamaster Professional (Bond)[/B]
[B]Omega Seamaster Professional (NonAC)[/B]
The DOXA and Seiko are my current beaters (along with a G-Shock). Just got a Seiko aviator watch, too. The two on mesh have Omega bracelets that go with them, as well as some nice OEM rubber straps. The vintage gold one has a stainless (not pictured) counterpart with a textured silver dial. I split about 12 different straps between them. The first one has about 8 different straps, from brown alligator to a perfect blue crocodile. Next up for me will be my first Breitling, the Superocean Heritage 42.
[QUOTE=ComfortablyNumb;4499707]I wear a panerai destro on my left. Like the fact the crown and the guard don't bite into the back of my hand. [IMG]http://img.tapatalk.com/45fe1d51-c509-96d0.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]
I've got about 50 watches as I'm a bit of a collector, the ones I wear the most are my Omega Speedmaster '57 Reissue (leather strap, retro, casual) and my Rolex Submariner Date (steel bracelet, current, business casual). My beater watch is a Luminox Navy Seal (lightweight, battery, rubber strap) which is a great utility player.
Everyone man needs 3 watch types: Sport, dress, beater.