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Old 12-07-2015, 11:34 PM   #26 (permalink)
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That band looks top notch
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:07 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Looks great. The lug shape almost looks Omega Seamaster 300'ish
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Old 01-15-2016, 04:11 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Thinking about this and pair it to the smaller/medium version for the wife....:-)
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:15 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:41 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I have one of those with the black rubber strap. I love the dial, hands, strap, lum and accuracy. I am not so crazy about the bezel and small window that makes it difficult to see the date.
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Sorry to bump an old thread, but I'm thinking of getting the blue version, but my main question is comfort - there are some reports that the crown can really dig into the wrist. For the owners of this watch, how is the crown comfort?
I'm cross-shopping this watch vs. Citizen BN150/151 vs. the Seiko SNE279/283/383 vs. the Seiko SNE107//109/245
(basically budget solar divers).
Comfort is very important to me (If I'm going to wear it daily I need it to be comfortable) along with readability of the dial.
Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2017, 12:43 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Is there a blue dialed version???
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Old 01-04-2017, 12:46 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Yep, but the bezel is two-toned with silver from the 0-20min marks. Model number for the blue is BN0100‑34L
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Old 01-04-2017, 01:25 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Oh yes oh course -
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:53 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Sorry to bump an old thread, but I'm thinking of getting the blue version, but my main question is comfort - there are some reports that the crown can really dig into the wrist. For the owners of this watch, how is the crown comfort?
I'm cross-shopping this watch vs. Citizen BN150/151 vs. the Seiko SNE279/283/383 vs. the Seiko SNE107//109/245
(basically budget solar divers).
Comfort is very important to me (If I'm going to wear it daily I need it to be comfortable) along with readability of the dial.
Thanks!
I've owned the BN0100, the BN0151, and the SNE109 - sold the first two and kept the SNE. The BN0100 was extremely comfortable - I preferred the integrated rubber strap to the bracelet for once (had both), and really only sold it because I wanted a knock-around watch and didn't have the heart to beat it up. Never had a problem with the crown as you mention, but I never wear them super loosely; ymmv. BN0151 (I bought a couple) I sold because I could never find one where the bezel insert lume pip centered between the bezel grip indents - it was always off-center and it just bugged me. The SNE I bought was already a little beat up and while the bezel isn't for everyone (it's a lot nicer looking in person), Murphy Manufacturing makes a replacement bezel that takes SKX inserts; plus I liked the drilled lugs and narrower lug width (20mm).
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The lume pip being green and the rest green is actually really nice!
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Thanks for the information! It's honestly been very difficult to decid between these excellent watches. Right now I've narrowed it down to sne107 vs bn0100. The one hesitation I have about the sne is longevity? From my reading it seems the Seiko solar isn't as well tested as the eco drive. Plus just looking on eBay at these models there are a few being sold non working, which is a little disheartening to me since these watches came out this decade 2010s). I have a ny0054 titanium that's still running fine from 2007.
The main issue I have with the Excalibur is the possible comfort or fit issues given my smallish wrist(6.75) as well as crown dig.
Lug width is okay, don't mind a little gap with 22 or squeezing in a 24mm. Plus I read somewhere that you can get curved spring bars to widen the gap to fit in a NATO.
Anyone else want to chime in? I'm really stuck.
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I bought my wife the ladies size version BN 0100 51E for Christmas. She loves the watch. It's very well made and is functioning perfectly. We were considering getting the matching men's version but my wrist is smaller than yours and the lug to lug size is taller than usual at almost 50mm which is borderline too big for me.
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Old 01-18-2017, 05:31 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Never had a problem with the crown digging into my skin.
This is by far one of the best value for money citizen's in the market today.
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A rare occasion to see one on a bracelet. A good catch!
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Thanks for the information! It's honestly been very difficult to decid between these excellent watches. Right now I've narrowed it down to sne107 vs bn0100. The one hesitation I have about the sne is longevity? From my reading it seems the Seiko solar isn't as well tested as the eco drive. Plus just looking on eBay at these models there are a few being sold non working, which is a little disheartening to me since these watches came out this decade 2010s). I have a ny0054 titanium that's still running fine from 2007.
The main issue I have with the Excalibur is the possible comfort or fit issues given my smallish wrist(6.75) as well as crown dig.
Lug width is okay, don't mind a little gap with 22 or squeezing in a 24mm. Plus I read somewhere that you can get curved spring bars to widen the gap to fit in a NATO.
Anyone else want to chime in? I'm really stuck.
I understand the concern, but my thought on longevity is that (1) It's an inexpensive movement to replace, so if it goes completely, I'll just fit a new one (of put an equivalent size quartz movement in there), but (2), and more importantly, all of the new solars that they've rolled out in the past couple months all use the same V157 movement - so if Seiko is willing to double-down on that movement, then I am too.
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That clasp is something to behold on a relatively affordable watch.
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Very nice, thanks for posting!
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