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Old 08-24-2012, 07:53 PM   #4891
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I thought my Japanese Seiko tuna can was huge until I found the Eco-Drive. I really dig both these guys.

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:03 PM   #4892
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More info on this Resco please - That one really pushes some buttons on me.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:44 AM   #4893
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Google is your friend...

http://www.rescowatch.com/

At ~ 1,600US, that's a little pricey for a 2824 wristwatch...

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Old 08-25-2012, 08:02 AM   #4894
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I like the Astron GPS Solar too, but I can either buy the watch, or the airfare to significantly change time zones... but not both. In fact, my recent purchase of airfare and a Japan Rail 21-day pass came to about the starting price of this watch line.

Still cool though.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:06 AM   #4895
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Google is your friend...

http://www.rescowatch.com/

At ~ 1,600US, that's a little pricey for a 2824 wristwatch...

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There are some pretty good reviews on line. It is a bit overpriced comparatively speaking, but knowing that it was designed and built by a military man with a passion for watches can take the sting out of the cost. RE Smith's credentials, professional and personal, make this a worthy purchase.

I'm a fan and when the stars line up, better than they are just now, this will be my next piece.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:21 AM   #4896
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I'm not that happy with mine.
It loses about 1 minute a day. Annoying as hell.

I'd like to get something else. Or fix this. Perhaps this movement just isn't that accurate?
Leo, the movement is entry-level and can be accurate enough; at this price point, the quality control is just not very detailed. Google "regulating Seiko" and you can do it yourself easily with a caseback opener and a toothpick. You should be able to regulate it to within 5-25 seconds.

It's a bit annoying though, as you will open it every 24 hours until you're close.

Or just find a watch maker who is willing to do it for you.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:32 AM   #4897
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Is it just me that thinks this 1965 Breitling is rather cool?



Sorry for the crappy picture - iPhone through the shop window!
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:47 AM   #4898
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$10 adjustment; YMMV

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Leo, the movement is entry-level and can be accurate enough; at this price point, the quality control is just not very detailed. Google "regulating Seiko" and you can do it yourself easily with a caseback opener and a toothpick. You should be able to regulate it to within 5-25 seconds.

It's a bit annoying though, as you will open it every 24 hours until you're close.

Or just find a watch maker who is willing to do it for you.
A rural jewler (Pierre, SD) did it for me for $10.
I liked it so well, I brought him 2 more.
Not sure the exact amount of discrepancy, < min/week now. I only adjust once a week on my daily wearer (Invecta Ocean Ghost; = a poor man's bling!) and sometimes not even then.

I can always blame, cough, thank 'sniperx' for this purchase. wink.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:49 AM   #4899
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Is it just me that thinks this 1965 Breitling is rather cool?



Sorry for the crappy picture - iPhone through the shop window!
Yes, it is cool.
Sadly,
Looks like a 'guilt' gift that was never worn.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:12 AM   #4900
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Yes, it is cool.
Sadly,
Looks like a 'guilt' gift that was never worn.
So if I convince Mavette she has a reason to be guilty, she will be buy me one?
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:44 AM   #4901
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That Breitling is very cool. The geek in me loves the full E6B flight computer (really just a three-scale circular slide rule), even if my eyesight has gotten to the point I need reading glasses to make use of it!

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Old 08-25-2012, 11:51 AM   #4902
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That Breitling is very cool. The geek in me loves the full E6B flight computer (really just a three-scale circular slide rule), even if my eyesight has gotten to the point I need reading glasses to make use of it!

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cough.
LOL. I hear you brother.
I have to have reading glasses to use the full-size E6B! The watch would require a LARGE magnifing glass to be useable!

not to worry--
Do I ever love the 'direct-to' function of the Garmins....
Two more key strokes and I know if I have enough fuel!

Of all the things I miss the most (after my mind) would be my eyesight. Better than 20/20 through age 50, and was eternally grateful for that!
Now greatful someone smarter than me figured out how to make glasses!
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:21 PM   #4903
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There are some pretty good reviews on line. It is a bit overpriced comparatively speaking, but knowing that it was designed and built by a military man with a passion for watches can take the sting out of the cost. RE Smith's credentials, professional and personal, make this a worthy purchase.

I'm a fan and when the stars line up, better than they are just now, this will be my next piece.
I expect to see a couple guys I know sporting this unit when it becomes available.

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Old 08-25-2012, 01:59 PM   #4904
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Ouch! 2,150US? Really?

I just picked up a brand new Momo Design Titanium Pilot GMT, same 2893/2 movement, for less than a third of that.

The emotional appeal better be there, because IMHO the value isn't.

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Old 08-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #4905
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A rural jewler (Pierre, SD) did it for me for $10.
I liked it so well, I brought him 2 more.
Not sure the exact amount of discrepancy, < min/week now. I only adjust once a week on my daily wearer (Invecta Ocean Ghost; = a poor man's bling!) and sometimes not even then.

I can always blame, cough, thank 'sniperx' for this purchase. wink.
That guy is a bad influence on us all.

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