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Old 04-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #1726
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I have a Timex Expedition that I've used for 2-3 years now for backpacking, m/c touring. I got it on sale for $30.
Timex Expedition for me.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:41 PM   #1727
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Not sure about "classic", it's the AWG-100 (1a) and it wears much smaller than it's measurement (45mm at the largest point).



And this should make you happy, yes, it does have the weird time zone! I had to go look up the codes in the online manual, they don't make any sense - YYT = St John's ???

Yes we are half hr ahead of Atlantic time....we have new years first in north America. Also we have the oldest settlement in north America.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:28 PM   #1728
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I like this one. What's the model #?

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"The" Citizen Eco-Drive watch is a bit misleading. I have one of those, and one of these


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Old 05-18-2012, 06:21 AM   #1729
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I'm looking for suggestions.
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.

Seiko Outlets.

My Heuer has been to service 3 times since I received it as a gift in 2007. (The last time for $562, but in all fairness it was my fault. Swimming laps when I realized the crown had come unscrewed. Then again, my Seiko's crowns NEVER come unscrewed.) Same Seiko chronograph for 9 years. One $10 battery change later.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:33 AM   #1730
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Going through the shed with my daughter a few weeks back... She was amazed at the "huge black cd's" ie records
She was also amazed at the "clock bangles" ie watches HA!...
Even im amazed people still wear watches
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:44 AM   #1731
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Going through the shed with my daughter a few weeks back... She was amazed at the "huge black cd's" ie records
She was also amazed at the "clock bangles" ie watches HA!...
Even im amazed people still wear watches
It's just so damn convenient. There was a guy who stitched in a few neodymium magnets into his wrist so he could mount his iPod Nano on his wrist. Google iDermal. Maybe that'll be the next trend.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:42 AM   #1732
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I think it's the BM6400 18E.


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I like this one. What's the model #?
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #1733
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Terrisomething......

Under $600? Lot's of GOOD stuff under that price point.


Seiko SKX009 [007 has all black] with WJean super oyster, about $300 all told. 200 meter dive rated watch.


Around $400 with shipping from Timefactors.com, the 100 meter WR Smiths Everest - has an acrylic crystal which scratches easily, but is an incredible value - a Miyota 9015 automatic movement in a top quality stainless case/bracelet - it's a touch thick and wears really big for a 40mm


My current favorite, the Japanese market Seiko SARB017 on the optional bracelet - just a hair over $600 with the bracelet, this WR 200 meter automatic watch has the fine 6R15 movement. Mine runs just about 4 seconds a day fast since I got it, has a sapphire crystal and is a smaller 38 mm and wears nicely on my wrist. The green dial has to be seen to be appreciated, it changes color depending on the background light and the Cathedral hands have plenty of lume to read in dark all night. The hour lume pips are smaller than I'd like but they work fine. There's a black dial, silver version SARB017 and a more rugged SARB059 that is in the same case as the SKX009 and has an external bezel instead of internal.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:11 PM   #1734
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My favorite Seiko:



A Macchina Sportiva designed by Guigiaro. Kind of sucks, though. It has a proprietary band and I broke the fastener. Seiko doesn't have a replacement and a standard band won't work on it.
IIRC, I paid about $400 for it at Ashford.com some 15-16 years ago.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:31 AM   #1735
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I like this one. What's the model #?
It's a BM6400. I'm not sure of the suffix for the bracelet version. I bought this one used. On nylon it's BM6400-00E.

Ooops. 205'd.
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:57 AM   #1736
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My newest, from April of 1969. It has the 6139 movement, arguably the first automatic chronograph ever.

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Old 05-20-2012, 06:08 AM   #1737
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My newest, from April of 1969. It has the 6139 movement, arguably the first automatic chronograph ever.
I'll be damned. First auto chrono...and first vertical clutch. Nice.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:56 AM   #1738
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My current favorite, the Japanese market Seiko SARB017 on the optional bracelet - just a hair over $600 with the bracelet, this WR 200 meter automatic watch has the fine 6R15 movement. Mine runs just about 4 seconds a day fast since I got it, has a sapphire crystal and is a smaller 38 mm and wears nicely on my wrist. The green dial has to be seen to be appreciated, it changes color depending on the background light and the Cathedral hands have plenty of lume to read in dark all night. The hour lume pips are smaller than I'd like but they work fine. There's a black dial, silver version SARB017 and a more rugged SARB059 that is in the same case as the SKX009 and has an external bezel instead of internal.[/QUOTE]

i really like this!!!!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:37 AM   #1739
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The Seiko Automatic Diver's death

I am super excited to see the raving reviews for the Seiko Automatic Diver's longevity in this thread. However, in the name of full disclosure, I report the death of mine after 12 years of nonstop abuse.

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Old 09-25-2012, 05:52 AM   #1740
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Wow, that one looks really abused.

But you should be able to get a new movement for around $50 and a fresh bezel insert for $20. Or find a cheap used Seiko with a 7S26 movement on eBay and let a watchmaker do the swap.
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