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Old 12-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #5371
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No, I'm quite certain that's a Spaceview from day one. When Accutrons are changed, most often a chapter ring is added, and yours doesn't have one.

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Old 12-15-2012, 09:00 PM   #5372
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Just not in the cards, I would still like to find one.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:30 PM   #5373
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:04 AM   #5374
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I have a question for the forum: how come the UK known for its car/plane/ship/motorcycle industries was never known for its watches (or cameras)??? I know Italian, French, German even Russian watches but not a single British one!



My British made Timex given to me at Christmas when I was about 7 and my Smiths that was left in a scrap box at work by its original owner, I rescued it and had it put back into service. Both are worn regularly and luckily a friend of mine is a horologist which helps to keep them going.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:47 AM   #5375
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:56 PM   #5376
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I got this as a gift a few years ago as a gift, this was one of the options given to all the elected delegates. Any way to figure out the manufacturer? I assume it's made in the USA from the sticker on the back.







Size comparison next to the daily.

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Old 12-17-2012, 01:29 PM   #5377
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Hey PRmurat, something rather "Brietling-esque" about that watch.

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:49 PM   #5378
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I got this a few weeks ago. Manual wind dirt cheap, but put a new strap on it.



My Fortis had a bent pusher and it cost well over NZD $1000 to repair. Thankfully it was insured.
It took a while to get used to the weight again, after wearing the above watch. I don't even know
which watch it's supposed to be a copy of, but it keeps the time ok and has a nice display back.
It reminds me of a Salvatore Dali painting
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:07 PM   #5379
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I got this as a gift a few years ago as a gift, this was one of the options given to all the elected delegates. Any way to figure out the manufacturer? I assume it's made in the USA from the sticker on the back.
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Don't know the manufacturer, but I guarantee it's origin is Far East, most likely China.

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #5380
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Don't know the manufacturer, but I guarantee it's origin is Far East, most likely China.

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Had the same thought
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #5381
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Don't know the manufacturer, but I guarantee it's origin is Far East, most likely China.

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Had the same thought
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:04 PM   #5382
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Don't know the manufacturer, but I guarantee it's origin is Far East, most likely China.

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That's what I was wondering too.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:53 PM   #5383
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Well, this has been for sale at CostCo now for at least a month. I guess it's in the catalogue flyer at $199.99, Seiko SSC017. Solar Chrono Diver. No batteries required, quartz movement V175. The pushers screw in for a 200 Meter Dive rating. The 24 hour dial, sadly is not a separate time zone, and I'm thinking about taking a scotchbrite pad to the shiny parts of the bracelet.



Comes in a Red and yellow second hand model but those are not on sale at Costco. MFG Suggested retail on this piece is $395.
I'm looking at getting this exact watch. I've been wearing Skagen's for a number of years. When they break, the company always replaces them for $35, so I've owned like six, but only purchased two, so while I'm ahead of the game there, I've wanted a nicer watch for a while. Someday, somehow, I will own a Rolex, but I don't have that kind of cash, and if I did, there are other, more pressing things I would need to spend it on at this point. Reading this thread made me go dig out my 1980's era Citizen that my dad bought me for Christmas when I was in high school. I'll post a pic later, but it makes me think I should see if I can get it going again. It was a very nice watch at the time, especially for a high school kid, but it's pretty dated now. Perhaps a new band would help.

I also have a couple of beater Timex's, one that I bought on a business trip when my Skagen more or less fell apart. They may be cheap watches, but they never, ever die. I usually use them for cabin duty, when I'm out chopping wood or something.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:41 AM   #5384
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:17 AM   #5385
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I'm looking at getting this exact watch. I've been wearing Skagen's for a number of years. When they break, the company always replaces them for $35, so I've owned like six, but only purchased two, so while I'm ahead of the game there, I've wanted a nicer watch for a while. Someday, somehow, I will own a Rolex, but I don't have that kind of cash, and if I did, there are other, more pressing things I would need to spend it on at this point. Reading this thread made me go dig out my 1980's era Citizen that my dad bought me for Christmas when I was in high school. I'll post a pic later, but it makes me think I should see if I can get it going again. It was a very nice watch at the time, especially for a high school kid, but it's pretty dated now. Perhaps a new band would help.

I also have a couple of beater Timex's, one that I bought on a business trip when my Skagen more or less fell apart. They may be cheap watches, but they never, ever die. I usually use them for cabin duty, when I'm out chopping wood or something.
That Seiko Solar Chronograph Divers watch is for sale here for $183 shipped. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=330846310145
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