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Old 07-11-2017, 11:08 PM   #261
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Yes, watches are guy jewelry.

I like a good watch and have no problem with it. Heck... I see plenty of gals sporting a couple carat diamond, so whats wrong with a nice watch?
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:54 AM   #262
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Wifey B: My hubby never spent more than $40 on a watch for himself, but that's what he has me for to accessorize him with fancy watches. Only fair since he's spend a lot on watches for me.
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:19 PM   #263
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Here is what I hope readers can chuckle about.

One of my recent Ebay watches arrived the other day and I could not activate the various timing features. Just could not push their buttons. So I sent the seller a message detailing my problem.

He just responded: "dear friend,sorry to tell you that this button is for decorations,No matter how,as a honest and resposible seller.If only our products don't satify you. We can refund 30% to you without any requirements. And you do not need to ship it back to us. What is your opinion?"

I laughed! Told him to forget about the refund. It cost $4.27 delivered. But geez, it sure looks expensive
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Old 07-12-2017, 02:07 PM   #264
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Best story of the day!

BTW, I did find a Casio Protreck 2500 used on ebay for pretty cheap. It should be arriving within a week or so. Hopefully, with real and functioning buttons.

Wifey B, nothing wrong with cheap watches. Heck, I think it was Northern Spy who mentioned that he got a new Seiko 5 automatic recently. While not $40, you can get them for between $50-60 and have a quality mechanical watch to wear. You can then change bands to fit your needs.

OTOH, nothing wrong with looking at a cell phone to check the time.
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Old 07-12-2017, 02:35 PM   #265
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Wifey B, nothing wrong with cheap watches. Heck, I think it was Northern Spy who mentioned that he got a new Seiko 5 automatic recently. While not $40, you can get them for between $50-60 and have a quality mechanical watch to wear. You can then change bands to fit your needs.

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Wifey B: Nothing wrong with his watches he had, but I like to keep my hubby stylish. Now, when we go out on a real dress up occasion he still wears the first watch I ever got him. But casual, he now has a drawer full. Normally I pick out one for the day when I choose our outfits for the day. Have to coordinate our outfits.
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Wifey B: Nothing wrong with his watches he had, but I like to keep my hubby stylish. Now, when we go out on a real dress up occasion he still wears the first watch I ever got him. But casual, he now has a drawer full. Normally I pick out one for the day when I choose our outfits for the day. Have to coordinate our outfits.
What pray tell is that watch???
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Old 07-12-2017, 02:59 PM   #267
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What pray tell is that watch???
Wifey B: Post #25 in this thread. TAG Heuer Aquaracer.
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I now know why you never had a kid, HubbyB is your kid. You dress him, clean him up and what else. LMAO
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This thread is going sideways ...quickly,lol
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:21 PM   #270
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This thread is going sideways ...quickly,lol
Wifey B: Something fishy going on..big fishy.
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:31 PM   #271
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Wifey B: Post #25 in this thread. TAG Heuer Aquaracer.
Nice watch!!
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Apologies for an "on subject" comment. If you are attracted to a watch collection, solar powered is good. Mechanical self winders will run down as you wear different watches on different days, and replacing batts can be annoying. DIY wind mechanical watches seem to be getting rare but doubtless there are purists who own and cherish one.
Even solar charged batts have a lifespan, but it seems it is a long one.Anyone had a solar charged batt die, if so, after how long?
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Apologies for an "on subject" comment. If you are attracted to a watch collection, solar powered is good. Mechanical self winders will run down as you wear different watches on different days, and replacing batts can be annoying. DIY wind mechanical watches seem to be getting rare but doubtless there are purists who own and cherish one.
Even solar charged batts have a lifespan, but it seems it is a long one.Anyone had a solar charged batt die, if so, after how long?
Good points. I have heard that the batteries on the Citizen eco-drives will on occasion have to be replaced. I have also heard that it is not easy. I've opened up one of my Citizen Eco-drives but would not attempt a battery replacement on it. That I'll give to a shop to do. Other batteries I can replace.

I have a winder for automatic watches. The watches I am not wearing go in the winder which simply turns then about 1000 times each 24 hour period to keep them wound. The automatic watches I have only have about a 40 hour reserve. So you can keep them going if you wear them every other day but not less.

Unfortunately, I have 5 decent (but relatively cheap) watches that take batteries. That means 5 watches that will need battery replacement. If I get another automatic watch, I'll need to get another auto winder.
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Wifey B: The watch I'm wearing today.

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I believe in Timex. When the battery eventually runs out, it's a choice between a $10 battery replacement or a new Timex.
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My Citizen Eco-Drive is over 20 years old and still going strong. Most accurate watch I've ever owned.
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My Citizen Eco-Drive is over 20 years old and still going strong. Most accurate watch I've ever owned.
Same here, my white-faced Eco-Drive is always on time, and miraculously the date is always right too. When I first set it years ago I must have accidentally set everything perfectly. And then the manual says if I leave it in the dark for a long time it will stop or run down, but it never has died, even after I leave it in the dark or face down for days at a time. By far the most reliable watch I've ever had.
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Apologies for an "on subject" comment. If you are attracted to a watch collection, solar powered is good. Mechanical self winders will run down as you wear different watches on different days, and replacing batts can be annoying. DIY wind mechanical watches seem to be getting rare but doubtless there are purists who own and cherish one.
Even solar charged batts have a lifespan, but it seems it is a long one.Anyone had a solar charged batt die, if so, after how long?


I got 46 months out of my Solar Seiko Flightmaster Chronograph before the battery died.
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