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Old 10-05-2011, 07:06 AM   #3871
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Wow, me like it very much!

I took a new pic of my SKX today, that's a good reason to share:

Nice, dig that dial/hands combo.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:20 AM   #3872
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Does anybody here modify their own watches?

I've started looking at Seiko divers and ordered an Orange Monster. I'm thinking about making some changes if I can do it myself.

I may just wear it and buy some old ones to tinker on too.

Check out Poor Man's Watch Forum They have tutorials for doing watch mods.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:41 AM   #3873
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Does anybody here modify their own watches?

I've started looking at Seiko divers and ordered an Orange Monster. I'm thinking about making some changes if I can do it myself.

I may just wear it and buy some old ones to tinker on too.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:21 AM   #3874
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Got my dad this for Christmas. Shhh! Don't tell him!
I've had one for a few months now and for the most part I like it. Main thing is I wish the hands were just a tiny bit more luminous and they can also cover a bit of the day/time window which you wouldn't think was that big of a deal which it is not except when you want to know the date and it is 13 minutes past the hour. The only other thing is I will get a replacement strap for it eventually as the one that comes with it is a tiny bit too thick for my liking, plus I like the one piece straps that fit under the spring bars so when one of them breaks you do not lose your watch. But those are small issues, all in all I like the watch especially the fact I never have to worry about a battery for it.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:54 AM   #3875
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Watch people,

I found this Citizen Eco Drive Radio Controlled in a drawer earlier this year and have no idea what to make of it. Citizen does not list its movement caliber number (H417) on the Citizen Website and the only info I can find on H417 is that it appears produced for the Japanese market called the "Galileo Limited."

My watch (sorry for the bad picture):

The H417 Galileo

Website with watch for sale

Any help would be appreciated, specifically if it is a Japanese-market watch and will not work on the US frequency how can I set the time manually.

-Owyhee
It appears you have a Citizen Alterna #V010-6592H, here is a link to another guy who has the watch AND the instruction manual, maybe he can help you:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/my-...1h-277238.html
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:24 AM   #3876
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I've had one for a few months now and for the most part I like it. Main thing is I wish the hands were just a tiny bit more luminous and they can also cover a bit of the day/time window which you wouldn't think was that big of a deal which it is not except when you want to know the date and it is 13 minutes past the hour. The only other thing is I will get a replacement strap for it eventually as the one that comes with it is a tiny bit too thick for my liking, plus I like the one piece straps that fit under the spring bars so when one of them breaks you do not lose your watch. But those are small issues, all in all I like the watch especially the fact I never have to worry about a battery for it.
Good information. Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:29 PM   #3877
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Got this "contemporary" Slava watch.








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Old 10-05-2011, 09:01 PM   #3878
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:48 AM   #3879
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:39 AM   #3880
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buddy of mine approached me for advice about buying a dress watch. Something that wouldn't look gauche during an interview with a large conservative law firm, for instance. Also something a little more sophisticated than an off-the-rack gucci dress watch from Macy's. Something modest, yet evocative of good taste. Suggesting an appreciation for craftsmanship and a keen eye for detail. A watch that conveys, "I'll make partner in 8 years," not "look at this stainless steel frisbee on my wrist, bitch. I'm already a partner."

Maybe I'm going too far. Anyway.

After talking him through the differences between mechanical and quartz movements, I was surprised when he found this:


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_os_product





2824-2 movement with gold plated rotor in a display back and rather elegent looking, if I might say. All for about $400? That's a pretty good deal -- haven't seen too many 2824-2 movements for this cheap. I think he chose well for a n00b.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:45 AM   #3881
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I think he chose well. Some years ago I also had found a Tissot automatic at Fortunoffs for a little over $300.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:56 AM   #3882
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I think he chose well. Some years ago I also had found a Tissot automatic at Fortunoffs for a little over $300.
I agree - that looks real "You should make me partner sooner than 8 years"
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:20 AM   #3883
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Got this "contemporary" Slava watch.
I love the big numbers and exposed movement. Very cool watch
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:59 PM   #3884
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:03 PM   #3885
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O&W makes some cool looking watches, although they are a BIT [just a bit] pricy for ETA movements - but you won't see one very often, that's for sure.
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