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Old 07-10-2017, 09:01 PM   #241
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What was the legal issue? Look like really nice watches. I like the Seikos' too.
I had thought it may have been related to the crown in the logo, but I have also read of possible name copyright issues in the USA. There was a change of distributor name in the USA to Débaufré, though that web site no longer appears to be maintained.
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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
Either do we... Just like we don't need radars, Multiple GPS and other bling.....
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Says the guy with a 100K boat, lol.
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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
Might be right if watches were still, well, watches, they`ve become guy jewellery. A Breitling wearing friend near puked when he saw the solar powered Casio with tide chart I usually wear on the boat. But, I do have others...
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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


All very good points. A $10 used ebay quartz watch will likely keep better time than a $1000 automatic timepiece.

I am the first to admit that there is no practical reason that I needed another watch, let alone a $200 timepiece. I have plenty of good watches. I have plenty of good waterproof watches. A watch like the Seiko SKX is not an investment, I can certainly sell it down the road if I want, but I would lose money. I simply wanted it.

I don't smoke and I don't drink good whiskey. A new watch on occasion is a less expensive hobby.
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Might be right if watches were still, well, watches, they`ve become guy jewellery. A Breitling wearing friend near puked when he saw the solar powered Casio with tide chart I usually wear on the boat. But, I do have others...


I have been keeping an eye on the Casio Pro-trek PRW2500 watch. It has a nice tide display along with barometer, compass etc... The tide display would be nice. Not too expensive since it is an older design now.

I think I may have a serious problem.
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I have been keeping an eye on the Casio Pro-trek PRW2500 watch. It has a nice tide display along with barometer, compass etc... The tide display would be nice. Not too expensive since it is an older design now.

I think I may have a serious problem.
Did you know there are glass fronted boxes for watches holding 7 plus? Won`t help with "the problem" but it will keep the solar ones charged.
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All very good points. A $10 used ebay quartz watch will likely keep better time than a $1000 automatic timepiece.

No Dave, I was referring to new watches
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Says the guy with a 100K boat, lol.

And my 4 each new 295 watt mono solar panels in my van that I just purchased for it
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Everybody (well almost) has an i-phone.
Are they not a dependable timepiece?
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No Dave, I was referring to new watches

Even so, a $10 quartz watch is likely more accurate than any of my automatics, at much less cost. Folks buy watches for reasons other than just telling time.

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Are they not a dependable timepiece?

True Eric. This was covered earlier in this thread. However, during my workday I need to know the time yet can't pull out a cell phone to check. The same is true on the boat where I don't necessarily have my cell phone at hand.

There was a time during professional career when I was checking my cell phone every minute or two unless I was with a patient, taking a shower, or sleeping. Fortunately, I know longer need that level of connection. Since I no longer have the cell phone twitch, I like having a watch on my wrist to keep me on track with my schedule.
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Even so, a $10 quartz watch is likely more accurate than any of my automatics, at much less cost. Folks buy watches for reasons other than just telling time.
Sure Dave, I agree with you. Our Sons have expensive everything, drive $75-85K new cars and I have my ancient 2002 Saturn. Yeah, I can afford a new car and might just purchase one soon or at least within the next year, maybe

Too much old school here from my youth where I had nothing. Still remember my Grandmother...."waste not, want not" and I apply that to most of my spending habits. Now with Wifey, that is another matter although she is outspent by our Sons.
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Sure Dave, I agree with you. Our Sons have expensive everything, drive $75-85K new cars and I have my ancient 2002 Saturn. Yeah, I can afford a new car and might just purchase one soon or at least within the next year, maybe
I hear yah. My "new" car is a 2006 Nissan 350Z that I bought used in 2008. My "newish" car is a 2002 Explorer that I only bought new because I was able to get 0% financing and depreciate it as a business expense. I bought my wife a new vehicle, which I hated doing, only because she wanted it.

I like some watches because they reflect either utility or excellence in design. I am comfortable spending under $100 on a watch. I am OK with spending up to $200 if it appeals to me in some unique way. Beyond that, I really am not comfortable. Even at $200 I can envision what my Dad's expression would be.
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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
My thought exactly, but it is not my money to burn. I have a Wenger Swiss military watch that was bought new in 1993 for a little over $100 or so. I was 17 then and it still serves as my daily watch. It continues to run great!
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My go to boating watch is my solar powered citizens chronograph. It's waterproof to 200 meters and never needs winding or a battery. I've had it for years now and it's as accurate as my atomic watch.
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Sure Dave, I agree with you. Our Sons have expensive everything, drive $75-85K new cars and I have my ancient 2002 Saturn. Yeah, I can afford a new car and might just purchase one soon or at least within the next year, maybe

Too much old school here from my youth where I had nothing. Still remember my Grandmother...."waste not, want not" and I apply that to most of my spending habits. Now with Wifey, that is another matter although she is outspent by our Sons.
Me too, I'm thrilled but a little sad. I just sold my '83 Toyota pickup that wouldn't die to a youngster and bought a new to me '03 Tundra.... what a nice truck. I still have my '74 Superbeetle though. And about a dozen cheap watches
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My go to boating watch is my solar powered citizens chronograph. It's waterproof to 200 meters and never needs winding or a battery. I've had it for years now and it's as accurate as my atomic watch.


Very nice watch. I have a Citizen eco-drive chronograph that I use a watch for the office. It is nice and not very expensive. I would really like an eco-drive diver chronograph. I have been keeping an eye out for a reasonably priced used one in good shape.
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