bbattle wrote:I prefer simpler designs; date/date complication is about as far I care to go; that may change but I doubt it. I've got my eye on the Hamilton Intra-matic. Hamilton has a chrono that's not too busy and my job does occasionally require a timer(can I get my watch NIST certified?).
I have skinny wrists so anything over 40mm looks too big but that's probably dependent upon the watch.
I've discovered such a thing as left handed watches. Since I'm left handed, I need to have one.
eBay seems like a great place to lose a lot of money without having to go to Vegas. Can a seller from Macedonia be trusted?
Are you supposed to swap out straps to match your shoes or do you wear the same one until it rots?
Ah. A little nascent smartassedness. This suggests you'll do well here.
To take them in order:
1. If you like simple check out the Eichi II.
2. Yes. NIST will certify any watch that regulates itself by transition states of caesium-133. If your watch does this you only need to pay for testing. And maybe a supplemental license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (send mail c/o DOE).
3. It is dependent on the watch. And what it's made from. And whether you're looking to impress female Asian bankers in Beijing or tattooed redheads at a roadhouse serving recycled tequila and toxic chili.
4. Get a bullhead and embrace your inner ambidextrous self.
5. Yes but you should check to make sure that his references from Nigerian royalty are legit.
6. No. You're supposed to match your shoes to the strap or go barefoot - dependent of course on the situation with hook and ringworm in your part of Alabama. Alternatively Invicta offers a strap that self-destructs. Replace it with a non-copyrighted NATO and a boxful of assorted RIT dye.