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Old 08-01-2012, 01:53 AM   #4846
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Avoid this place at all costs also. I purchased two watches there in the last two years.
Too many homages for sale...
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:24 AM   #4847
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Lets see what I've got:

One of these for outdoor use (the Suunto S60):


Then there's this (Fossil Machine):


And there's also a citizen chronograph from 2004 of which I can't find a pic on the internet.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:03 AM   #4848
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You guys might enjoy this article......

The Military Diver’s Watch – A Revisionist View by JAMES DOWLING
Thanks for posting, that was a great read!
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:21 AM   #4849
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Avoid this place at all costs also. I purchased two watches there in the last two years.


Two watches in two years?? That's NOTHIN'!

My wife would be ecstatic if I only bought one watch a year.....

Got a new one arriving tomorrow. A Momo Design Pilot GMT Auto.

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Old 08-01-2012, 08:32 AM   #4850
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Two watches in two years?? That's NOTHIN'!

My wife would be ecstatic if I only bought one watch a year.....

Got a new one arriving tomorrow. A Momo Design Pilot GMT Auto.

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I was referring more to the decent deals and trusted sellers that I've found there.

I think I need a Speedy to round out my watches.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:03 PM   #4851
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Two watches in two years?? That's NOTHIN'!

My wife would be ecstatic if I only bought one watch a year.....

Got a new one arriving tomorrow. A Momo Design Pilot GMT Auto.

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Beat that in just a week. past 6 months, at least 5. Addiction is an issue.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #4852
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Just as a side note,
judging from the avitar location and the time displayed on the watch, I have to ask, "Doesn't anybody correctly set the GMT functions?"

Maybe you don't know how?
I know how. I don't WANT GMT showing. "GMT" hand is home time. When I travel, the main hour hand becomes local time.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:08 PM   #4853
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I made the mistake of calling Joe at Arizona Fine Time and he's got the Spring Drive Snowflake that I want. Oh, man, I hate it when that happens.

And his price is good for a US warranty model....Sigh.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:53 AM   #4854
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I made the mistake of calling Joe at Arizona Fine Time and he's got the Spring Drive Snowflake that I want. Oh, man, I hate it when that happens.

And his price is good for a US warranty model....Sigh.
They are having a Grand Seiko Spring Drive roadshow on Oct. 26th. I made the mistake of going last year and it ended with me owning one.

In addtion to the normal sales reps and such they had master builders from the factory in Japan disassembling and then reassembling a Spring Drive, impressive!
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:18 AM   #4855
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I know how. I don't WANT GMT showing. "GMT" hand is home time. When I travel, the main hour hand becomes local time.
But how will you know what time M. Phelps won his (sic) 31st medal if you don't have GMT!!!!!

Still, a beautiful watch, and one that I can afford.
uh, the wife can afford!

Looking, I find only SS Nighthawk, and not the black...any clues where the black ones are being sold? Am I using the wrong google search (found at Amazon--
http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-BJ7000...ighthawk+watch
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #4856
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Same thing happened to me with a Eco drive. Just after the warranty expired so did the watch.
Hmm.

I had a better experience with my Citizen Skyhawk A-T. WAAYY after warranty coverage - I think the watch was four or five years old at this point - the wristwatch began to think, as we rolled from 2009 into 2010, that the year was 2016. As a result, the day of the week was off by one day. I'd reset the year to 2010, but when it resync'ed with WWVB overnight, it would go back to 2016.

Citizen soon had a FAQ on their website - "If your Skyhawk displays 2016 instead of 2010, we want to hear from you." It was a software problem. Citizen emailed me a UPS label, they reprogrammed the wristwatch to fix the fault, and shipped it back to me, with nary a nickel out of my pocket.

My Skyhawk A-T is still my primary business travel wristwatch - I can change timezones with the push of two buttons, and at $350 or thereabouts, if it's damaged or absconded with, meh. I leave my $2,000+ automatics in the winder at home.

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Old 08-02-2012, 12:46 PM   #4857
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Suunto vector....Citizen EcoDrive Diver


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Old 08-02-2012, 01:07 PM   #4858
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I'm sure I've posted it before; my belief is that the reliability of eco-drive watches is significantly dependent on how the watch has been treated up till the time it ended up on your wrist + how you decide to treat the watch yourself. IMO, the less time it spends on a shelf (even if it's boxed in a warehouse) the better. A few months isn't going make a dent. But christ, some NOS sits around for years and years, and all that time, its energy cell sits in disuse, degrading. The energy cell performs the best if it's routinely used.

Mine's on my wrist right now, and has really been pretty much the daily wear since 2008. I've set the thing once in its lifetime, and it's all of 25 seconds off of official time right now. Good stuff, imo.

I will also add: my experience with Citizen US customer service...top notch communication and service.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:18 PM   #4859
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But how will you know what time M. Phelps won his (sic) 31st medal if you don't have GMT!!!!!
London's +1 GMT
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #4860
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Yeah, +1 for London!

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London's +1 GMT
WHACK> I should have had a V8.
I was experiencing a blond moment, ah, platinum moment.
I guess the medal count is up to 32 by now as well?
Seriously, his medal count at 19 is crazy.
I notice he doesn't wear no stinking watch!

I should have remembered that London would be at +1. Sigh.
My last USN duty station was Rota SPAIN where we observed double day light savings time for the purpose of putting Europe in one time zone.
Sunset was ~2230 on June 21.

Earlier I asked about setting the GMT on the Nighthawk--it was of interest because of my previous life as a Naval Aviator.
All our entries for Naval Aviation time sheets were in GMT, regardless of where you flew them so GMT has been long engrained in my thought process and daily life.

I always tried to buy/wear a quartz watch that kept two separate time zones so I never had to figure out, ' are we -5 or +2 GMT'; particularly tedious when doing trans-lants by USS slow-grey-boat or US coast to coast flights.
The watch never had a blond moment; it always knew GMT (as long as I didn't lie to it when I set the time!)

Oh, by the way, cough.
The cheap watch that keeps two time zones won't keep anytime zones when the pressure altitude passes 25000ft. That altituce is the realm of 'real' watches.

PING! That would be my watch crystal departing the watch!
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