@WEB_War4: The blue lume is pretty sweet lol. I'd go radio controlled watch but there's no signal tower in Australia, I believe the closest is Japan?
Titanium watches are really nice, after having worn a heavy steel watch for a while now it felt like I wasn't wearing anything once I put on my friends Titanium Planet Ocean. If I were in your position and could afford the 4010 it's the one I'd likely go for.
I haven't made a watch purchase recently and starting to feel the itch but just bought a new TV, receiver and speakers so will need to wait a bit.
My 2 main watches, the mechanical watch for dress and the Fossil watch for everyday use.
If Damasko made their DA46 Black in a version with a larger sized case (say something like 44-46MM), I would order one today.
The smaller size is the only thing holding me back from picking one up. Why couldn't they make them bigger?
I still love the look of these watches, though...
@stenchlord I went and tried on the AT4010 and was blown away by how light it was. It will definitely be a future purchase.
@WEB_War4: Excellent, can't wait till you go out and get it to show us all the purty pictures :D
I got bored so decided to make a ghetto lightbox.
It didn't turn out too bad considering it was 20mins with a knife and some tape lol.
@stenchlord Turned out pretty good. I found some sites through the watchuseek forums selling Paneri homages. The one I like has the power reserve meter near the four o'clock position, but they didn't have sapphire crystals for that specific one. I won't really buy watches without sapphire after an incident years ago with a fossil I had. It had a domed mineral crystal and I sliced it right across a light pole walking down the street. Based off of earlier discussions, I'm guessing those Omegas are 'inspired'. What kind of crystals are on them, how long does the power reserve seem?
Check out A Blog to Watch/Read. They have a lot of watch reviews on YouTube, some of them are even under $1k
The PAM homages are decent time pieces. As for sapphire crystal, they're good but I'd only recommend going for them if you're the type of person to scrape your watch against surfaces but despite this you will still see scratches in the anti-reflective coating. If however you're the type of person to bang your watch into things or drop it, then mineral will better suit you as the glass is likely to chip and not shatter like sapphire will.
As for the crystals on my reps, they're all sapphire.
Got my New Citizen AT4010-50E in the other day. The lightness is rather odd compared to my big CK watch. I'm not too much of a fan for metal bands on account of them liking to shave arms, but I'll manage. The only problem I've run into is that my valet for all my pocket stuff is on my desk. Right near the monitors and the pc tower. Not compatible with the atomic radio timing. I had to put it far away from everything near the door to my room, on top of my original Game Boy. The lume is pretty awesome, it was still legible this morning when I woke up. The alarm on it isn't something that'll wake anybody up, but good for reminders while you're awake.
The watch on the left is a Clairborne waI got from JC Penny which is my everyday and I wear the Citizen Eco Drive for going on and dressing up