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Monster vs. 007 (or Mako)

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Wolfman, Feb 11, 2014.

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Monster vs. 007 vs. Mako

  1. Black Monster

    40.8%
  2. SKX007

    44.9%
  3. Orient Mako

    14.3%
  1. Wolfman

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    Howdy,

    I had an Orient Mako that I believe was stolen recently (or maybe lost, I'm really not sure). I was thinking about replacing it with either a new SRP Black Monster, or a 007. While the BM and the 007 are basically in the same price range, the Mako is a lot less expensive. Any suggestions on this? The one caveat is that I really hated the cheap endlinks on the Mako. They are hollow and bent my spring bars.

    -Wolfman

    P.S. I've been a long time reader of the EDC forums, but this is my first post. I just joined today!
     
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  2. ketchupgun

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    [grabs popcorn, sits patiently] :rofl:

    Personally I don't like the look of the monsters...always oogled the 007....but I know the makos...hmm (I also throw Hamilton into the mix for fun)
     
  3. twoisone
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    twoisone EDC Junkie!!!

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    I only have the monster, but it has been a great watch and bright as a flashlight.
     
  4. archimedes

    archimedes EDC Junkie!!!

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    I prefer the Monster, then the 007/009, then the Ray, then the Mako ... but this is mostly just personal preference on styling.

    The "new" Monster does have an upgraded movement, but ironically, I prefer the style of the "old" version.

    The stock Monster bracelet is excellent. I would suggest upgrading the standard 007 bracelet with an aftermarket alternative - my favorite is the yobokies BoR :)
     
  5. sl66ICEcuba

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    Sorry but I am a sucker for a 4 oclock crown.... Do I have to explain which of the three I think you should get? :p
     
  6. EndlessFields
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    Don't both the Monster and 007 have a 4 o'clock crown?

    As for the original question, I myself just pulled the trigger on the 007 just this afternoon. So I'm a bit biased. ;)
     
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  7. sl66ICEcuba

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    I never said one of the three :p Monster and 007 but I prefer the 007 with oyster band. Or maybe that is just because I have one on order
     
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  8. EndlessFields
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    I see what you did there. I should look around for a nice oyster band. I'd like solid and fitted end links that match up perfectly.
     
  9. shmook

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    I'm going to get shot to pieces here, but I hate the monster...

    Get the 007, or even better the 173!
     
  10. Wolfman

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    I'm not too much a fan of the 173. First of all it's more expensive. Second, I like the rounded look of the 007. Despite the current poll results I am leaning more towards the Monster due to it's hacking and hand winding. However, I'm still unsure...
     
  11. EndlessFields
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    I have to agree. The monster is to busy looking. I do not like it at all. 007 is so clean and classic looking.
     
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  12. bleh

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    I voted Mako because it outlasted the 007 I had for a time. I've never had problems with the endlinks, thought I do wish they were solid. One of the perks of the Mako is that it looks good on any watch band...

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  13. deeker

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    I have a Pepsi bezel SKX, and I'm leaning towards getting a Mako XL now. Just have to decide to pull the trigger, waiting for a good sale from Orient USA.

    I don't think you can go wrong with any of the three, however. (Which is why I didn't vote!)
     
  14. Southpaw

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    A tested, proven, and timeless classic that is the 007.
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  15. Rhaegar

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    I have worn the Orange Monster every day for over three years. Great watch! Very sturdy. I thought i would get the black monster but I find the Orange monster goes with anything I am wearing.
    The only problem with mine is it runs a little slow. I have to change the time on mine about once a month.
     
  16. Syy

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    I would go with the monster. I have a orient ray. The monster is a much better watch. The bezel is much smoother. The crystal is much more scratch resistant. The bracelet is better. I too destroyed the stock ray bracelet. Add in the new movement that on my example is slow 2 sec a day. Sometimes keeping even better time. I vote monster. [​IMG]


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  17. Wolfman

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    Woah Syy! Is that a Limited Edition White Monster? That looks pretty awesome.
     
  18. stockae92

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    The Monster is great because of its "alternate" styling. I found myself like it on bracelet or rubber strap, not so much on NATO because I thought a 22mm NATO would fit the case side better. Nonetheless, Monster is an excellent choice and would be my suggestion.

    I personally prefer the old style Monster. But the new Monster is the "logical" choice to get with the upgraded movement. Again, styling is kind of a personal preference.

    I consider 007/173/etc are "safe bets". Their styling are more conventional and easier on "most" eyes. You basically can't go wrong with them, with almost any bracelet/straps.

    Good luck with your choice, and post a lot of photos when your new watch arrives. :)
     
  19. Syy

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    No, that was just whatever filter I used on my iphone. Sorry to disappoint. It's an orange monster. I don't know that they have a snow monster in Gen. 2 yet. Even so, I wouldn't buy one, I wear the OM everyday, and it takes a beating. Plus, I don't like white faces on watches.
     
  20. Sheepdog149

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    I'm sure the others are nice too, but I love my SKX007J4...I have a SKX009J3 underway as well -- same as the 007, but with a blue/red bezel insert[​IMG]