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Titanium watches (boccia)

Discussion in 'Watches' started by ssmtbracer, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. ssmtbracer

    ssmtbracer EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I am looking for a watch in ti. I have no idea what watches are good and what are not so good. I looked at boccia any thoughts will be helpful
     
  2. amacman
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    Seiko has a lot of titanium offerings. One thing to keep in mind, titanium while light and strong, scratches easily.
     
  3. ssmtbracer

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    I have a ti wedding band and it's all scratched up but I like it. Gives it character
     
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    Not all Ti watches are made the same way. Depending on the brand, a Ti watch will either scratch very easily, or practically not at all. I have a Citizen BM7080-03E model. It has monopolized wrist time for nearly two years now. The leather strap shows some signs of wear, but the watch itself looks literally as good as the day she was purchased. Not a scratch on her. Citizen knows how to do titanium the right way.
     
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    I have a Kobold SMG-1 with Ti case and Ti bracelet. Both have held up very well to scratches, bumps, scrapes, etc.
     
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    Agreed! My Citizen Orca (BN0019-57L) has been used and abused, but still looks great even on the bracelet.
     
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    Skagen has some titanium offerings, I have one that was gifted to me but I am unaware of the model. It is very thin and extremely lightwieght.
     
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    Citizen Nighhawk on the left Ti Skagen right
    Pics so you can get idea for size and looks.
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  9. ssmtbracer

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    I am gonna see if any of my local stores stock the citizen watches. I want to see how they look on my wrist before I buy one since I have small wrist
     
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    I've had a few.
    This Boccia had a great case but poor lume and a small LCD display.
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    This is arguably the best Titanium watch ever
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    It's a Citizen Tough.
    If you can find one you won't be disappointed.
     
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    I have a Boccia titanium. Really light. Well i guess all titanium watches are, but this is the only one I own..
    Have been using it on and off for about 6 months. Holds up great, some marks on the ti strap.

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    Bertucci makes a couple of nice looking Ti watches.
     
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    I have a Hamilton Titanium Khaki Frogman war watch with OD strap. I'm not sure it's still made, but it is one of my favorites.
     
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    This is my titanium
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    @ Spike: Great, now I want a Citizen Tough. Are they still in production?

    Anyway, Citizen do make great titanium watches, and I love their Eco Drive. A Marinaut (don't know the exact model) has been my only watch for the last four years, and I love it! The only thing I don't like about it is the weak lume.
     
  17. ssmtbracer

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    So I am on vacation in Savannah GA historic district and went into a jewelry store and spoke to the "watch expert". When I asked about ti watches that don't use a battery he said those are hard to find. They did not carry citizen which have 18 different models that are ti with no need for a battery. Lol
     
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    Duratect Titanium and Hardlex glass. Eco-Drive model PMT56-2731. If it was a couple of mm larger it would never come off my wrist!

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    If you don't need a metal bracelet I have had a good experience with Bertucci. I've been wearing a Bertucci A4T with tritium tubes after losing the previous watch (Seiko) due to a popped spring bar. I like the clean simple design, robust build and integral bars (no spring bars).
     
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    I hate Citizen's marketing of their Eco-Drive line. So misleading. You buy an Eco-Drive, and you are indeed getting a quartz watch with a battery in it. Solar cell that'll be good for usually at least a decade if not longer. Still, it's a battery. Eventually it will die, and need to be replaced with a similar rechargeable cell.
     
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