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I currently own a welder k24 all black auto. Has a miyota automatic movement. It's very well made and I'd say the quality other than the movement was on par with my uboat flightdeck 45mm I used to own that had the basic v7750 under the hood.

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Welder watches

I like the look of them and I actually have the brand on my "near future buy" list. I do have some concerns about whether my 7.5" is up to the task though..... These are some large, hefty pieces.
 

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My wrist is around 7 and 3/4. Here's mine


I honestly feel they are the same quality as far as case construction and materials go. However they make them cheaper by using mineral crystals and Japanese movements vs swiss

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I am a welder, and although they look nice, I don't think they look like welder wear. I like them and do want one, but would not wear it to work. The welder trade is very punishing on watches and jewelery.
 

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I've never actually seen a U-Boat or a Welder "in the flesh," but all that I have seen and read on-line about both brands gives me the impression that Welder is to U-Boat as Tudor is to Rolex.

(Someone with more actual experience with these watches, please, correct me if I'm wrong!)
 

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You are correct sir. Welder is Uboat's side brand. From what I read they launched welder to draw in more customers with a cheaper version of basically a uboat. It seemed to have worked. Don't get me wrong I've owned a uboat and have owed 2 welders. They are side by side in build quality. Welder is the poor man's uboat. =)

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I wear a Casio watch at work, I have several. Once in a while I'll wear an Invicta as these are what I call disposable watches. I am careful with even these, and have only ever damaged one by catching it on something and as a result it did not withstand the 40 ft fall. The watches are almost always under a glove. Sometimes I will take it off, depends what I'm climbing in or around.
 

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If I was 30 years younger they may have some appeal to me, right now, none, especially since I wear my watch on my right wrist, that submarine hatch crown would dig deep into my hand.
 
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