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Old 11-28-2010, 10:15 PM   #2596
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Really wanting one of Yobokies watches like some have bought here, but for about the same money this is tempting me something fierce.

And no winding. Ever...


Anyone know anything about their respective movements? I know nothing about either one and nothing about movements. AT ALL. I just need something that will keep time, and be rugged. Keep your explanations simple if you do answer please. I'm not retarded, but I have been known to be stupid...

My current cheapie Smith and Wesson watch looks similar, but keeps losing time. And its less than 6 months old...
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:07 AM   #2597
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Really wanting one of Yobokies watches like some have bought here, but for about the same money this is tempting me something fierce.

And no winding. Ever...


Anyone know anything about their respective movements? I know nothing about either one and nothing about movements. AT ALL. I just need something that will keep time, and be rugged. Keep your explanations simple if you do answer please. I'm not retarded, but I have been known to be stupid...

My current cheapie Smith and Wesson watch looks similar, but keeps losing time. And its less than 6 months old...
I have one of those, and it's a good watch. You shouldn't have any problems with it losing time, as it is quartz (+/- 20 sec/month.) Just make sure it has a regular dose of light. The battery is kept charged by way of a solar screen in the dial. If you wear it every day, you should be good to go for years. It is moderately rugged, but i wouldn't wear it if I were running a jackhammer.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:51 AM   #2598
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Really wanting one of Yobokies watches like some have bought here, but for about the same money this is tempting me something fierce.

And no winding. Ever...


Anyone know anything about their respective movements? I know nothing about either one and nothing about movements. AT ALL. I just need something that will keep time, and be rugged. Keep your explanations simple if you do answer please. I'm not retarded, but I have been known to be stupid...

My current cheapie Smith and Wesson watch looks similar, but keeps losing time. And its less than 6 months old...
I'd much rather have a Seiko 5, yobokies or not. Plain old reliable self-winding mechanical watch. Eco-Drive can suck my Eco-balls.

I posted a while back asking if anyone knew of a watchsmith that could put a mechanical movement in my Ti Eco case and got no responses. Anybody?
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:59 AM   #2599
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Really wanting one of Yobokies watches like some have bought here, but for about the same money this is tempting me something fierce.

And no winding. Ever...


Anyone know anything about their respective movements? I know nothing about either one and nothing about movements. AT ALL.
I wear a Citizen eco-drive every day. It is a good durable watch. Much better than the Swiss Army watches that I was killing on a regular basis before.

It is basically just a good quality quartz watch that is solar charged. there is not conspicuous solar panel on it like the solar watches in the 80's and 90's had. Instead the entire face is transparent to the bandwidth it needs but looks black to the eye. If you hold it right you can see the panel though; but you have to be looking for it.

It requires no service other than to be worn or left out. As mentioned, I just wear mine daily and have had no trouble with it for about three years. I had been wearing a citizen automatic but liked this one better (my model is different than yours, I like having a stopwatch function in my watches, if the slide-rule watches were no so big I would like that function too; but, the watches that have them are too big.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:42 AM   #2600
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I'd much rather have a Seiko 5, yobokies or not. Plain old reliable self-winding mechanical watch. Eco-Drive can suck my Eco-balls.

I posted a while back asking if anyone knew of a watchsmith that could put a mechanical movement in my Ti Eco case and got no responses. Anybody?
That would probably be prohibitively expensive, but Citizen makes a nice Auto dive watch with a Ti case that is reasonably priced.

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:37 AM   #2601
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That would probably be prohibitively expensive, but Citizen makes a nice Auto dive watch with a Ti case that is reasonably priced.

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
Thanks, RB. I was hoping to salvage the case I have...it's a bit dressier and has a nice Ti bracelet. I just don't want to dump any more $ into the Eco-Drive. I guess I could take a shot and see if the bracelet I have would fit the NY0054. It does seem nice, esp for the price.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:45 PM   #2602
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Thanks guys. I really do appreciate it. Looks like a Citizen is in my future...


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I have one of those, and it's a good watch. You shouldn't have any problems with it losing time, as it is quartz (+/- 20 sec/month.) Just make sure it has a regular dose of light. The battery is kept charged by way of a solar screen in the dial. If you wear it every day, you should be good to go for years. It is moderately rugged, but i wouldn't wear it if I were running a jackhammer.
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I wear a Citizen eco-drive every day. It is a good durable watch. Much better than the Swiss Army watches that I was killing on a regular basis before.

It is basically just a good quality quartz watch that is solar charged. there is not conspicuous solar panel on it like the solar watches in the 80's and 90's had. Instead the entire face is transparent to the bandwidth it needs but looks black to the eye. If you hold it right you can see the panel though; but you have to be looking for it.

It requires no service other than to be worn or left out. As mentioned, I just wear mine daily and have had no trouble with it for about three years. I had been wearing a citizen automatic but liked this one better (my model is different than yours, I like having a stopwatch function in my watches, if the slide-rule watches were no so big I would like that function too; but, the watches that have them are too big.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:03 AM   #2603
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Thanks guys. I really do appreciate it. Looks like a Citizen is in my future...
Get a large one, you drive a 2002, us BMW car guys need big watches!
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:47 AM   #2604
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Thanks guys. I really do appreciate it. Looks like a Citizen is in my future...
Amazon is running a deal on them today. Some are 50% off. My wife may kill me
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:11 PM   #2605
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$70.00 Rolex for sale on Ebay-the Q's and A's are interesting

This to me was just a comfortable old watch of which I was very fond. For the last few years, it has been sitting in a drawer, and since we are downsizing, I thought I might sell it and get $50 or $100 for it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Rolex-Su...item1c1779d2f9
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:36 PM   #2606
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$70.00 Rolex for sale on Ebay-the Q's and A's are interesting

This to me was just a comfortable old watch of which I was very fond. For the last few years, it has been sitting in a drawer, and since we are downsizing, I thought I might sell it and get $50 or $100 for it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Rolex-Su...item1c1779d2f9
Current bid $62k

Is that someone taking the piss or is it genuinely worth that - I can't believe it is.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:45 PM   #2607
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$70.00 Rolex for sale on Ebay-the Q's and A's are interesting

This to me was just a comfortable old watch of which I was very fond. For the last few years, it has been sitting in a drawer, and since we are downsizing, I thought I might sell it and get $50 or $100 for it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Rolex-Su...item1c1779d2f9

That is a beautiful story. I hope its real!

(But after all the buyers trying to scam the seller into a low price, wouldn't it be a little ironic if it turned out that the seller was the one doing the scamming!)
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:53 PM   #2608
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Just picked one of these up from Amazon



Always wanted an eco-drive and I'm not a fan of 'busy' watches so this is fairly simple and the price was right. I also wanted a NATO-style strap so this fits the bill.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:42 PM   #2609
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Current bid $62k

Is that someone taking the piss or is it genuinely worth that - I can't believe it is.
It's worth more than that if it's a 6538. Probably one of a handful of the most significant wristwatches ever made. If you think that's a bunch of money you should see what early Daytona's are bringing.
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:47 PM   #2610
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That is a beautiful story. I hope its real!

(But after all the buyers trying to scam the seller into a low price, wouldn't it be a little ironic if it turned out that the seller was the one doing the scamming!)
I'm by no means knowledgeable about vintage Rolex watches, but to my mind the bidding has gone crazy. I have put it on my watch list, but I'll bet dollars to donuts that the winner will be a non-paying bidder. My guess is two or three gaming the seller and each other. I hope that I'm wrong and the seller gets a potful of money.

There used to be some Rolex wearers in this thread. Maybe one or more of them can give us some insight.
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