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Old 12-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #5386
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Today's watch: Hamilton quartz (year unknown).
Gorgeous!
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:23 PM   #5387
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That Seiko Solar Chronograph Divers watch is for sale here for $183 shipped. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=330846310145

Bummer. I actually already ordered off Amazon this morning. Oh well.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:26 AM   #5388
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Today's watch: my first quartz: Citizen Windsurf. Just found a new band as they are a little fragile !
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:58 AM   #5389
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Memories... I used to have kne of those,
Also had the first wingman in the mid 90's

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:02 PM   #5390
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I'm looking at getting this exact watch.
Amazon has it for the same $199 price, with free shipping (for Prime) and no sales tax if you live in the right jurisdiction.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:04 AM   #5391
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Todays's watch: one of my wife's favorite: her LeCoultre with power reserve indicator (automatic movement
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:37 PM   #5392
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Just purchased this Seiko after seeing a similar one here. I'm not a big fan of shinny watch bands so I like this one better.

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Old 12-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #5393
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Just purchased this Seiko after seeing a similar one here. I'm not a big fan of shinny watch bands so I like this one better.

Very nice,congratulations.I have the "Pepsi" version.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #5394
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This should be called the harry wrist thread
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:13 PM   #5395
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Today's watch: my first quartz: Citizen Windsurf. Just found a new band as they are a little fragile !
I got a headache trying to figure this pic out. I looked at other pics of this watch online and they seem normal, but THIS pic is odd.
Why is the "WATER 100 RESIST" upside down?
Why is the triangular North indicator at the bottom?
Almost seems like the faceplate is upside down, yet all the digital screens seem right.
I'm so confused
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:26 PM   #5396
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I got a headache trying to figure this pic out. I looked at other pics of this watch online and they seem normal, but THIS pic is odd.
Why is the "WATER 100 RESIST" upside down?
Why is the triangular North indicator at the bottom?
Almost seems like the faceplate is upside down, yet all the digital screens seem right.
I'm so confused
Maybe the bezel needs to be rotated? Or more likely, the watch glass crystal is upside down. I hadn't even noticed it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:03 PM   #5397
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Just purchased this Seiko after seeing a similar one here. I'm not a big fan of shinny watch bands so I like this one better.

The dial at 3:00, that's a second time zone, 24 hour indicator?

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Old 12-20-2012, 09:34 PM   #5398
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I got a headache trying to figure this pic out. I looked at other pics of this watch online and they seem normal, but THIS pic is odd.
Why is the "WATER 100 RESIST" upside down?
Why is the triangular North indicator at the bottom?
Almost seems like the faceplate is upside down, yet all the digital screens seem right.
I'm so confused
Ooops... Never noticed!! Bought it @ Citizen in Hong Kong, new... Maybe a refused?? Maybe a collectible piece ;-)
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:27 AM   #5399
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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.
So my Seiko showed up today.
I'm just waiting for it to charge. I really like it. It will take some getting used to - this thing is heavy compared to anything I've had in the past, but it's really a nice watch for $200. Fortunately, I just had to adjust the clasp two notches and I don't have to have a link removed for it to fit.

I bought batteries for a few old watches I have, including the Citizen I mentioned above, as well as an old stainless Timex I'd worn for years and put away, as well as a POS fake Rolex I bought in Matamoros Mexico when I was on Spring Break in S. Padre in 1995. The Timex and the Fake Rolex both worked fine. The Citizen, not so much.
While it's not worth anything, the Citizen does have some sentimental value to me as it was a gift. Any idea what it would cost to get the quartz movement replaced?
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:19 AM   #5400
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The dial at 3:00, that's a second time zone, 24 hour indicator?

JC
Just a 24 hour indicator, linked to main hour hand. One reason I gifted mine to the Son.

Nice accurate piece but it was so big on my wrist as to be sort of cartoonish in my eyes.

All the solar gizmo makes it even thicker than a good automatic with the chrono as well - I do think that they built a bit more clearance between glass and dial on that watch than it strictly needs, but that's my opinion.
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