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Old 05-05-2017, 03:21 PM   #221
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OK. So this thread made me go out and buy a watch. A Seiko 5 automatic. Cheap and functional. So far, so good.

Glad I'm not the only one. :-)
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OK. So this thread made me go out and buy a watch. A Seiko 5 automatic. Cheap and functional. So far, so good.
Great watch and not a shame if it gets hurt!
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Most watches are good for a day or two and yours with hands will always be correct twice a day.
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Most watches are good for a day or two and yours with hands will always be correct twice a day.
Actually it'll be correct twice on 1 to 3 days per year. Note that his watch has a day and date complication

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NS, that`s an easy to read dial, you can`t beat Seiko or Citizen for function, reliability and value.
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Sorry, I didn't notice you bought the fancy watch.
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Hey Giggitoni, what type of watch is that. If it is an Apple Watch, what is the battery life like?
Apple Watch Series 2. I have the watch managed to fit my daily routine and I can probably get about 30 hours off a full charge. The watch charges fast. I usually charge it in the morning while reading the local news paper (while I'm still and not moving around).
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Like I wrote before, I've got a whole drawer full of those watches.
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NS, that`s an easy to read dial, you can`t beat Seiko or Citizen for function, reliability and value.
Yeah. I have a driveway full of Honda and Toyota products too, so it fits in.
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Maybe a mistake, but.....since i retired, I took my watch off and loving it!!!
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OK. So this thread made me go out and buy a watch. A Seiko 5 automatic. Cheap and functional. So far, so good.
And an in-house manufacture movement with a couple of unique (for its day features). Well done.
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Mine is a GMT Ocean-1. It is not a Rolex, but is almost identical. It is Swiss made, has the same ETA movement, sapphire crystal, date dome, stainless case and band, etc., but it was a small fraction of the cost due to being a Steinhart. But, the little crown in the logo was a step too far. They lost the legal battle and are no longer sold in the US, though the current version may be available in Germany. Mine is over ten years old now and is still going strong. This is what mine looked like when new.
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Mine is a GMT Ocean-1. It is not a Rolex, but is almost identical. It is Swiss made, has the same ETA movement, ...
Actually Rolex makes all its own movements "in house" and doesn't use ETA movements. In fact they manufacture most, if not all of their own parts.

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I ended up buying yet another watch. I believe that a few of you may have this or it's predisessors. It is a Seiko dive watch, specifically the SKX173. This is an automatic WR to 200 meters. Day, date, unidirectional bezel and screw down crown. You can buy the SKX007 new for about $170, I just liked the looks of the SKX173. Same watch just a slightly different face.

I have only been wearing for a day but find it is pretty comfortable. It is about 42mm in diameter so not too big. Since I am seeing patients today and spend a lot of time in the dark I have been very impressed with the lume on the face and hands. Very easy to see.

My thought is that this will make a decent watch for around the boat and in the water. Not quite as dressy as I want for the office so I will stick with my Citizens for that.
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Somewhere in this thread is my Steinhart Ocean 1 Green. Nice watch. I was unaware of the legal issues, got mine direct from the Fatherland on line.
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What was the legal issue? Look like really nice watches. I like the Seikos' too.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:41 PM   #237
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Somewhere in this thread is my Steinhart Ocean 1 Green. Nice watch. I was unaware of the legal issues, got mine direct from the Fatherland on line.
Yup, I recall. That is a very nice watch. You can get them online new for a bit under $500. That is very moderately priced in the watch world.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:43 PM   #238
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Thanks Dhays! I was wondering what the U.S. equivalent price was .
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IIRC, mine was around $400 shipped.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:00 PM   #240
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Geez, you folks have greater disposable cash than I. And I hesitate spending more than $10 on Ebay for my watches that keep accurate time. Don't know how I would benefit spending another $190 or more for an accurate time piece. But no, I don't need a watch that will function at depths of 200 meters of water
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