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  1. Happy 2018 All ! Just purchased this piece, a Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80, Black Dial and a Black Leather Strap, with quick release buckle. More Images here : https://imgur.com/a/o7L6W Not a fan of the black strap, the contrast doesn't feel right on my wrist. (Just a personal opinion - as I am dark skinned by the way) Anyone here can recommend a good mod strap? Looking at maybe buying a nato or a solid matt leather/nubuck style strap. No stainless or steel bands pls. Currently considering maybe lighter tan, grey or maybe even something with a hint of green. Please feel free to inspire me with pictures of yours or with any examples for watches this style (polished stainless case with black dial). The strap currently looks like a 21mm? From some reading I understand 22mm's could fit easily. Thanks!
  2. Team, I know the Tissot Powermatic 80 from Tissot SeaStar 1000 will drop into an AP Diver for an easy upgrade. I believe that is documented here in a few threads. I also see Certina offers a Powermatic 80 movement in a few of their watches. Will the Certina Powermatic 80 movement, which I believe is the same as the Tissot except for the rotor decoration, work in the AP Diver upgrade application? I ask as I think it is more economical to find and cannibalize a Certina vs a Tissot by about $200. I reference this write up with pictures to clarify my point. http://www.gmtminusfive.com/the-certina-ds-powermatic-80-a-perfect-entry-level-automatic/ And the Tissot http://www.ablogtowatch.com/tissot-seastar-1000-powermatic-80-watch-hands/ And one last, perhaps, simple question. If the Powermatic movements are the same in both watches, does it matter that the date wheel is at 6 in Certina vs. 3 in the Tissot? I imagine it does not matter since the watch smith will swap date wheels with the AP. Please let me know your insight on this matter.
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