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Old 10-04-2011, 08:57 PM   #1591
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Where to find parts? You could try those:

Noah's website

Motorcity

Yobokies

Ebay as usual

Ultimately, Ofrei


If you want some informations about the How To, take a look at the WUS forum.


I'd say don't change the dial but ask Bob Thayer to relume the markers and the hands for you.



Thanks. Yeah, I really liked the look and since it was cheap, I didn't hesitate.

Here's the Ebay Store where I bought it.

Sgtduster - Thanks a bunch for the links. I've bookmarked them for when I'm back in the states. It seems it'll cost about $100 to relume the dial and watch hands by Bob Thayer or I can just buy new hands and a dial for about $30 from Noahs website.

As you can see from this angle the chapter ring also has some damage from slamming the pavement.



Though typical Seiko quality it still rotates and clicks solidly. So maybe I should replace that as well as its a bit tough to read after the years of service.



Damn the crystal also may need attention. Poor watch. What saddens me is it'll probably cost me more to refurbish it than just buying a new one which defeats the great attribute of the Seiko that keeps running no matter what and they never need replacing.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:42 AM   #1592
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Oh man, this thread has it all.

Glad I ordered the cheap Casio(5600-E).
My criteria was waterproofness and illumination plus price and toughness.

I don't know of a Japanese Quartz movement mated to a Tritium tube face with 100M waterproof rating so the Casio with 200M waterproofness is the cheapest dive watch out there.

My eyes are old and I have trouble reading the time with my glasses off so I hope I can read the Casio in the dark(and find the button), but I doubt I will be able to, so the Casio will ultimately languish.

I keep putting off buying this watch.

http://www.time4tritium.com/item.cfm?id=1064
It's what I really want.

Maybe if the digital thing doesnt work for me I will be forced to throw down the cash for Euro tech because the Japanese are sleeping and afraid of radiation(now really afraid).

Oh well,
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:28 AM   #1593
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I find this thread interesting because, and maybe it's a generational thing, but there is a clock on my bike and a clock on my cell phone.

Done and done.

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Old 10-05-2011, 07:50 AM   #1594
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I wear a watch to tell me the time but I have to admit I use them more for jewelry.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:53 AM   #1595
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Then why are you reading this thread? When I need to know the time, I like to glance at my watch, not get my phone out of my pocket. Also, sometimes my phone has to be charged (It's dead right now). Sometimes I need to turn it off. Sometimes my hands are dirty. Sometimes, I choose not to carry a phone. I keep hearing that young people don't wear watches, but I keep seeing young people wearing watches.
Because it gives me something to do at work.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:46 AM   #1596
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Reasonably priced? Maybe compared to high end watches.

Most of the watches discussed here have been under $200.
Original post was.............

"I currently own a Cartier Tank Chrono... cost of battery
change and gasket ( O Ring) replacement and basic service...$650. CAN.
I've owned Rolex & Panerai. I no longer want to carry the price
of a good scooter on my wrist.

Any and all suggestions for rough, waterproof, under $600 timepieces
welcome and appreciated. "

TAG makes a great watch, don't have to buy a new one. You can buy a nice TAG for under $600. .
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:47 AM   #1597
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I find this thread interesting because, and maybe it's a generational thing, but there is a clock on my bike and a clock on my cell phone.

Done and done.

Sure, unless you like to swim, hike in the rain, go into installations where phones aren't allowed, don't mind bringing a charging system with you, you're good to go!
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:03 AM   #1598
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another rec for a seiko monster diving watch - basically indestructable, automatic, truly waterproof, with a stainless steel band that lasts forever (and doesn't smell)

I prefer the analog wathches to digital - they can be read in a brief glance by recognizing the hand positions without actually "focusing" on the watch

Pulling out your phone to tell the time is a pain in the ass
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:18 AM   #1599
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Yes, big loss for the Seiko maniac community. There're only few dedicated guys like this around.

Should say Jake's website now I guess. But anyway, it's still a great place to source parts.
Any idea where one could get parts (bezel inserts, crystal) for mid size Seiko divers such as the SBCM023. Bezel dimensions are 35/29mm . Thanks
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:12 AM   #1600
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I find this thread interesting because, and maybe it's a generational thing, but there is a clock on my bike and a clock on my cell phone.

Done and done.
I find this comment interesting coming from someone who rides something considered as a non-essential toy (instead of a real transportation tool) by a vast majority.





Dunno, maybe it's a generationnal thing.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:23 PM   #1601
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I currently have a luminox. It IS pretty bright although not as bright as the casio with the backlight on. My issue with the Luminox is that the date is pretty hard for me to read close up. My eyes are getting older but I do not wear reading glasses yet. so the date is a bit of a struggle in low light.

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Oh man, this thread has it all.

Glad I ordered the cheap Casio(5600-E).
My criteria was waterproofness and illumination plus price and toughness.

I don't know of a Japanese Quartz movement mated to a Tritium tube face with 100M waterproof rating so the Casio with 200M waterproofness is the cheapest dive watch out there.

My eyes are old and I have trouble reading the time with my glasses off so I hope I can read the Casio in the dark(and find the button), but I doubt I will be able to, so the Casio will ultimately languish.

I keep putting off buying this watch.

http://www.time4tritium.com/item.cfm?id=1064
It's what I really want.

Maybe if the digital thing doesnt work for me I will be forced to throw down the cash for Euro tech because the Japanese are sleeping and afraid of radiation(now really afraid).

Oh well,
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:32 PM   #1602
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I currently have a luminox. It IS pretty bright although not as bright as the casio with the backlight on. My issue with the Luminox is that the date is pretty hard for me to read close up. My eyes are getting older but I do not wear reading glasses yet. so the date is a bit of a struggle in low light.

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Don't worry about it......soon you'll have glasses.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:56 PM   #1603
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When my aging eyes started shopping for a tritium watch I looked at many brands. Luminox is obviously best-known. The Traser Classic looks like all trutiums do at night but is much easier to read in the daylight however. Bright white hands with a charcoal black dial.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:16 PM   #1604
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Any idea where one could get parts (bezel inserts, crystal) for mid size Seiko divers such as the SBCM023. Bezel dimensions are 35/29mm . Thanks
please keep us up to date on whatever work you do on that watch. i bought mine because of your posts (here and on the watch forum).

i sand blasted my sbcm and it came out great. not sure why it had a shiny finish to start with. i'm still wearing my seiko "atlas" as a daily beater watch (4.5 years, and the battery hasn't run out), and i'm very happy with both watches.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:06 PM   #1605
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Then why are you reading this thread? When I need to know the time, I like to glance at my watch, not get my phone out of my pocket. Also, sometimes my phone has to be charged (It's dead right now). Sometimes I need to turn it off. Sometimes my hands are dirty. Sometimes, I choose not to carry a phone. I keep hearing that young people don't wear watches, but I keep seeing young people wearing watches.
Amen. If I have my phone in my hand or I'm sat at my computer then I get the time that way, but if I'm not, it is so much easier to just glance at my watch.

A watch is also a fashion accessory that a phone will never be.
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