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Old 05-17-2008, 06:21 PM   #796
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Not bad, but you lose out on the city bezel. What are they asking for that one?
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:28 PM   #797
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Not bad, but you lose out on the city bezel. What are they asking for that one?

they want $159

i also like this one...



Citizen Nighthawk Men's Flight Watch
Model Number: BJ7000-52E

# Designed for men, Citizen watch model BJ7000-52E from the Nighthawk collection features Citizen's Eco-Drive technology. Pilot's Slide Rule Dial Ring Operated by Crown at 8'clock Position
# Non-Reflective Crystal
# Large Luminous Markers for Easy Readability
# Dual Time
# 180-Day Power Reserve
# 200-Meter Water-Resistant


Product Details
Brand Citizen
Series Nighthawk
Style Number BJ7000-52E
Designed For Men
Movement Type Japanese-Quartz
Crystal Mineral
Calendar Type Date
Case Material Stainless-Steel
Case Width 43 mm
Dial Color Black
Clasp Type Fold Over Clasp with Push Button
Water Resistance 200 M
Warranty 5 Years Manufacturer

they want $237 for the citizen.
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:46 PM   #798
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I don't know anything about Jacques Lemans watches, but the Citizen Nighthawk is very popular on the watch forums. One sold recently for $99 used. I don't quite consider myself a collector, but I do buy and sell watches occasionally.

Most of the sellers on these forums are trustworthy, unlike ebay.

Poor Man's Watch Forum Trading Forum

Seiko Citizen Trading Forum
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:20 AM   #799
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i have a casio OC 500
my favourite watch.

i had one before, but the band broke and i couldnt find a replacement. that was years ago. i wore a succession of cheap watches (all my watches are always cheap) including one i posted before.
then i decided to get another, except they arent being sold anymore.

ebay is a wonderful thing. and $59 only too.

here it is.

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Old 05-18-2008, 01:36 AM   #800
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(don't have a pic of my own handy just now, but this is off the watchmaker's site)

It's a YES watch. I like it because it turns time from a bunch of digits and such into more of a "where are you within the day" experience. The main dial is a single hand that goes around once every 24 hours. The black on the face is night and the white area is day. It changes depending on time of year and where you are on the face of the earth (you gotta set that, tho; no GPS or anything like that). So when the hand crosses from black to white, that's sunrise, etc.

It does world time, moonset/moonrise and moon phase too, as extras.

It's great for photography and motorcycling because it lets me know at a glance how much daylight I have left and how low in the sky the sun's going to be. It's a great tool for keeping on schedule within the day when you can't see the sky all the time -- without resorting to living by the hours and minutes like one does with a normal watch.

I've got about a dozen other gadget watches but I never seem to wear them. I collect the dern things.
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:50 AM   #801
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No pic, but I wear a Vostok all-titanium self-winder. Electronic watches have a way of dying on my wrist.

In the Bling Department I'm designing men's rings based on cylinder covers. Here are a set of digital renders. Others on the way, don't know when/if I will be ready to release for production. These were made with the best-there-is software (I work for the company, so no promos). More postings about this over on bmwforums.net, but you need to be logged on to see them (in The Bar).

hate rings with a passion but if you made cufflinks like that I'd take a pair
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:34 AM   #802
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My current watch.


I was boored one day and xray'd the thing


that new tissot t-touch model looks pretty sweet.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:53 AM   #803
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"Jacques Lemans"??? What's next, "Jose Laguna Seca"?!?
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:00 AM   #804
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.....reminds me a lot of my grandfather's old Sicura "jump-hour" watch:

Reminds me of a bathroom scale I used to own.

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Old 05-18-2008, 12:02 PM   #805
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What time is it?

Time to let the good times roll.....




#1 reason I got that....I can cover it with a watch...
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:27 PM   #806
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Thats a kickass photo..
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:44 PM   #807
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Oceanus watches

Anybody any experience with Oceanus watches ?

My requirement for a watch:

Alarm
Stopwatch
Automatic in some way (e.g. Eco-Drive)
'Intelligent' date (i.e. I don't need to reset it each month)
Not too gaudy or fussy but not too simple either (subjective, I know)
Light of some sort, if possible (not just luminescent)
Absolutely NO GOLD anywhere

I was leaning towards a Citizen (since I thought they were the only ones that did an Eco-Drive type watch) but then I found this:

http://www.ewatches.com/ewsearch.php...DA-1AV&x=0&y=0



As an added bonus this also sets the time automatically which seems kinds neat. There are other Oceanus versions that I like also.

Anybody have this watch or any other Oceanus watch and can share their experience ?

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Old 05-19-2008, 04:10 PM   #808
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I like the features on that one, but I have no experience with the brand. Sounds like a lot of bang for the buck.

You might be interested in this one as well. It has become my daily wearer. I really like the features...very close to the one you are looking at for about half the price.

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Old 05-19-2008, 04:33 PM   #809
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Anybody any experience with Oceanus watches ?

My requirement for a watch:

Alarm
Stopwatch
Automatic in some way (e.g. Eco-Drive)
'Intelligent' date (i.e. I don't need to reset it each month)
Not too gaudy or fussy but not too simple either (subjective, I know)
Light of some sort, if possible (not just luminescent)
Absolutely NO GOLD anywhere
Here is a Casio Waveceptor that does most of those things.



It receives a radio signal for the atomic time. The time and date will always be right if you have good reception. It uses an ordinary battery. They might have a solar version, but I've read stories of the rechargeable batteries dying sooner than regular batteries.

http://waveceptor.casio.com/watches/mens/Chronograph/
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:41 PM   #810
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Here is a Casio Waveceptor that does most of those things.



It receives a radio signal for the atomic time. The time and date will always be right if you have good reception. It uses an ordinary battery. They might have a solar version, but I've read stories of the rechargeable batteries dying sooner than regular batteries.

http://waveceptor.casio.com/watches/mens/Chronograph/
Thanks Waco.

Turns out Oceanus is owned by Casio (that web site is virtually the same as the Oceanus one)

mmmm seems a lot of money for a Casio even if it does have some neat features....

Gonna have to think about that one.
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