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Old 05-08-2014, 09:37 AM   #8341
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The accuracy is going to be affected by current weather conditions. If the weather is stable, you aren't going to get too much drift. If there's a front moving through your accuracy is going to degrade rapidly. However, even then, it can be a useful navigation too if you're unable to get a visual reading for a compass bearing. I've navigated to a mountain hut before by knowing it had to be X hundred meters above a valley floor and that the correct valley outlet was about at an altitude of Y meters. It didn't need to be 'accurate', it just needed to be 'good enough'.
Any and every mechanical barometer will get nailed that way.

Appfan needs to take it on the tallest roller coaster he can find and watch the hand go around.
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:06 AM   #8342
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There are some awesome modded Seikos in the Flea market now:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=976220

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Old 05-09-2014, 03:03 PM   #8343
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Fixing up an old tag. Its a 4000 series, pre 1994
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Old 05-09-2014, 04:50 PM   #8344
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Fixing up an old tag. Its a 4000 series, pre 1994
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:50 AM   #8345
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:49 PM   #8346
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So my brother just returned from Afghanistan and during his 'trip' I garaged his car for him. As a 'Thank you' gift he brought me back a "Rolex" "Sea-Dweller". I've never had a Rolex before, and I admit that I'm a bit surprised at the quality.



Fit and Finish: First impressions are interesting. The bracelet is very chincy and rattley, doesn't have the highest quality feel. The bezel is unidirectional, but is very difficult to turn and has a lot of play. The crown is a screw-down, but the steps between modes are very difficult to suss out, and the entire thing wiggles and flexes alarmingly when fully extended.

Movement: I opened the back and it is much rougher and less polished than I expected. I also did not expect the plastic surrounding and holding it all in place, I expected my new "Rolex" to be all metal. It is also the LOUDEST automatic I've ever heard, in a semi-quiet room it sounds like one of those bombs from an old cartoon. That is not a negative, really, as it makes sure you know it is still working.



Wearing: Its nice and heavy on the wrist. It feels pretty nice and looks good.
Misc: I'm really surprised at how easy it is to take the back on and off for it being able to get down to 12800 feet underwater. I don't know what voodoo and trickery they are using to keep the water out, but its amazing. I can't figure out how the helium valve is supposed to work, as I couldn't see anything on the inside that showed how it worked, so more voodoo and trickery there.

All in all, I'm somewhat unconvinced at what you get for the price in this case. Note: I don't know what he paid for it, because it was a gift and that would be rude, but comps online give me a frame of reference. While I appreciate the gift I'm not convinced the value is there.

**Note** we are fully aware it is a fake. The above was for entertainment purposes only.

Although does anyone know what movement it is in real life? I was surprised that it was an auto for what he paid.
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:30 PM   #8347
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So my brother just returned from Afghanistan and during his 'trip' I garaged his car for him. As a 'Thank you' gift he brought me back a "Rolex" "Sea-Dweller". I've never had a Rolex before, and I admit that I'm a bit surprised at the quality.



Fit and Finish: First impressions are interesting. The bracelet is very chincy and rattley, doesn't have the highest quality feel. The bezel is unidirectional, but is very difficult to turn and has a lot of play. The crown is a screw-down, but the steps between modes are very difficult to suss out, and the entire thing wiggles and flexes alarmingly when fully extended.

Movement: I opened the back and it is much rougher and less polished than I expected. I also did not expect the plastic surrounding and holding it all in place, I expected my new "Rolex" to be all metal. It is also the LOUDEST automatic I've ever heard, in a semi-quiet room it sounds like one of those bombs from an old cartoon. That is not a negative, really, as it makes sure you know it is still working.



Wearing: Its nice and heavy on the wrist. It feels pretty nice and looks good.
Misc: I'm really surprised at how easy it is to take the back on and off for it being able to get down to 12800 feet underwater. I don't know what voodoo and trickery they are using to keep the water out, but its amazing. I can't figure out how the helium valve is supposed to work, as I couldn't see anything on the inside that showed how it worked, so more voodoo and trickery there.

All in all, I'm somewhat unconvinced at what you get for the price in this case. Note: I don't know what he paid for it, because it was a gift and that would be rude, but comps online give me a frame of reference. While I appreciate the gift I'm not convinced the value is there.

**Note** we are fully aware it is a fake. The above was for entertainment purposes only.

Although does anyone know what movement it is in real life? I was surprised that it was an auto for what he paid.
Some of the higher quality knock offs are using Japanese Miyota movements IIRC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyota_8215
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:42 PM   #8348
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Well, here is the recent result of viewing this thread, Casio w/Bond strap:


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Old 05-10-2014, 09:51 PM   #8349
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Well, here is the recent result of viewing this thread, Casio w/Bond strap:


Kurt...I went very similar only gray/black Bond Zulu strap. Turned out nice and I have already gotten several admiring comments on it.
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:02 AM   #8350
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Blue Face Seiko Sports

I think this Seiko 5 sports model came out nice with a Hirsch leather strap.

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Old 05-11-2014, 04:52 PM   #8351
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Nothing fancy, but I'm really liking this seiko I got last week. I can see why they're so popular. Hopefully mind is as reliable as their reputation.



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Old 05-11-2014, 06:21 PM   #8352
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I think this Seiko 5 sports model came out nice with a Hirsch leather strap.

It did.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:24 PM   #8353
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Dagaz CAV

Here's my Dagaz CAV with a type II dial on it. I am having to sell all my other watches right now for financial reasons but I will hang onto this one.



By the way, I have a Sinn EZM2 Hydro (oil filled case) that is being serviced at Sinn in Frankfurt (battery and oil change) that I will post for sale as soon as I get it back from them. If anyone is interested let me know.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:14 PM   #8354
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Well, here is the recent result of viewing this thread, Casio w/Bond strap:


Nice watch and band. Great choice....!
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:06 AM   #8355
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So my brother just returned from Afghanistan and during his 'trip' I garaged his car for him. As a 'Thank you' gift he brought me back a "Rolex" "Sea-Dweller". I've never had a Rolex before, and I admit that I'm a bit surprised at the quality.



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Speaking of fake sea-dwellers Hey Gerry, I see WUS found some closure to the big sea-dweller mystery of 2013.
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