Our Wild Kingdom has gotten wilder

Mar 28, 2024,15:58 PM

I have a nearly-new Seiko diver I have only worn a few times, due to a very uncomfortable strap. This morning I put it onto a new NATO type fabric strap -- what do you think?

I see the bezel is one click off being set on zero. Sorry.

My wife is off doing lady things this morning, so rather than walking together, I had a chance to venture out into her garden without any oversight. She controls 10,000 square feet of our property (roughly 100 x 100 feet), while I am restricted within the confines of the garage and driveway. A neighbor has cut back some trees recently, which combined with record rains in the past few years has resulted in an explosion of growth. 

I remember this plant coming out of a 1-gallon pot, while now it's about the size of Filip's Ford F150.

A particularly aggressive vine called Nasturtium produces these nice flowers which are edible. Have you ever tried one? She foisted them on some friends at a tea luncheon last week. 

She reported that they were impressed, and that justifies her continued harvesting. I think it unlikely the population of Nasturtium-loving ladies will never catch up with the crop on her vines!

So far the new strap is comfortable although a little on the short side. The buckle is pretty basic too.

I feel like I'm in the middle of the Amazon jungle. This plant is called Euphorbia, and I admit to having found a volunteer in the canyon and bringing it home in a plastic cup. Now we have over 100 of them. This one is 10 feet tall.

Please be forewarned that the reflectivity of this Seiko dial, bezel and crystal are world-class, and getting a photo while standing amidst trees and succulents is almost impossible. No damage was done to the watch, thankfully (the image is quite deceptive) and there are no pixels being scrambled in transmission to your screen.

See, it is now partially restored.

Now back to normal as I have reached our lavender plantings. This does have commercial potential but to date she has only stuffed it into little pillows and left them around the cars, the house or in my shoes.

It's overcast and damp outside but that didn't hinder the lume from picking up a charge. I believe Mrs. Cow approves.

Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think about the strap.


PS - My other options "on hand" at no extra cost

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I bought a quick release silicone watch band on Amazon

 By: EinPa : March 28th, 2024-17:12
It was under $20 as I recall and quite comfortable. I believe the brand was StrapsCo if that helps

Thanks, I will check it out

 By: cazalea : March 28th, 2024-17:16
I have a couple silicone straps in the strap drawer but I don't think the colors work with this watch.

Thanks for the input

 By: cazalea : March 28th, 2024-18:16
I am trying this one now, as we are going out for lunch and it works better with my shirt. I like both of them. Mike ...  

Great tour of your wilderness

 By: jml_watches : March 28th, 2024-19:30
The Seiko is a great companion & that new strap looks fab. The OEM strap is the easiest way to improve the wearability of this one. I've got the same model & swapped out the strap & it pretty much transformed the watch - much more comfortable on the wrist... 

Works with the wilderness, boat canvas, and with the water!

 By: cazalea : March 28th, 2024-22:23
Extensive testing was conducted (after lunch) Many of the canvas covers & a fraction of the hulls are this deep blue color. Seagull assisted in the testing and here gives his report: You can see the dark blue canvas and hulls, looking across the docks...  

Thanks for the lovely tour

 By: Derreck : March 28th, 2024-22:45
Both the cream/blue and blue straps work great, I would personally go with all blue for daily clothes and with cream/blue for fancier clothes.

It looks very nice dear Mike

 By: renerod : March 29th, 2024-01:24
Here I have one of my newest acquisitions on a very nice Uncle bracelet. Best regards ...  

I put mine on a blue nato.

 By: bimbeano : March 30th, 2024-17:34
And changed the buckle with the original one from the rubber strap. ...