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Old 03-24-2013, 06:27 PM   #1786
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My Seiko Orange Monster is turning out to be a great watch. Guess I've had it about 6 or 7 months. Looses about 50-60 seconds a month. Its a big (shiny) solid beefy hunk of stainless.

I'm sold on Japanese watches. BTW if you're on a budget Seiko has introduced the 2nd generation of the Monster that addresses the one problem I had with it. A hacking movement. So the 1st gen Monsters can be had at discount prices right now. I've seen $179 for a 1st gen Monster on the 'net.

I'd post an image but iPhoto and Photobucket suck. Yeah I know I'll be getting a Smugmug account soon enough. First in line is a good scanner.
Does the 2nd gen Monster look any different? They don't seem to be listed on the Seiko site...
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:30 PM   #1787
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Nevermind - found it...

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Old 03-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #1788
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Guys,
I wear my Casio G-shock so much in water I got wrist rot.

Tried creams etc. on me but I think the band was INFECTED!!!

SO IT GOT THE TREATMENT.



Yah that alcohol. It's had an agitated treatment a day for a week.

No more wrist rot.
The Casio 5600e is running just fine thank you.

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:38 PM   #1789
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No more wrist rot.
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Take it off in the shower. You do shower, don't you?
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:58 PM   #1790
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I don't care for rubber bands. I haven't tried silicon yet, but I'm in no hurry as I suspect that they're like rubber--just fancier.

Nylon, leather or metal, FTW.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:30 AM   #1791
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Guys,
I wear my Casio G-shock so much in water I got wrist rot.

Tried creams etc. on me but I think the band was INFECTED!!!

SO IT GOT THE TREATMENT.


Yah that alcohol. It's had an agitated treatment a day for a week.

No more wrist rot.
The Casio 5600e is running just fine thank you.

bill
We used bleach in the EMT squad. I'm not sure it's all that good for the seals, but after someone pukes blood and graham crackers on your wrist...it's the go-to "treatment."
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:05 AM   #1792
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I like the look of that one.

I have had this for about 3 years now and it's been great.

Solar power means no more battery replacement.

I had one of these for 12 years. It even survived a high side on my 950ADV and being landed on. Then it was stolen.

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:31 AM   #1793
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Guys,
I wear my Casio G-shock so much in water I got wrist rot.

Tried creams etc. on me but I think the band was INFECTED!!!

SO IT GOT THE TREATMENT.



bill
Hey Bill,
I use hydrogen peroxide - that link doesn't say anything about cleaning watch bands, glaring omission . Probably it works, hard to tell which is what, I always wear a watch, most have rubber/silicon bands.


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Old 03-27-2013, 01:13 PM   #1794
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I have one on it's way from Russia, I can't wait.
Didn't the prices on all the Vostoks go way up when "we" started liking them and realized what a great deal they were? I seem to remember seeing them for way under 75 dollars then all of a sudden, they were all well over that.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:06 PM   #1795
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I paid $69 plus $15 for shipping for mine. Hope to have it soon. I even plan to dive with it. (also have a simple dive computer)
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:48 PM   #1796
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Didn't the prices on all the Vostoks go way up when "we" started liking them and realized what a great deal they were? I seem to remember seeing them for way under 75 dollars then all of a sudden, they were all well over that.
You might be thinking of Vostok Europe. They're a bit more upscale. The two I just bought were $114 shipped.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:14 PM   #1797
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I like the look of that one.

I have had this for about 3 years now and it's been great.

Solar power means no more battery replacement.

I had one of these for 12 years. It even survived a high side on my 950ADV and being landed on. Then it was stolen.

I like the citizen watches but I need something I can see in the middle of the night. I cant figure out why other watch companies cant give us something bright(er). Right now I have a G shock and a illuminox.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:22 PM   #1798
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I like the citizen watches but I need something I can see in the middle of the night. I cant figure out why other watch companies cant give us something bright(er). Right now I have a G shock and a illuminox.
I own three Seiko's - all of them can be read after 6 or more hours of darkness, by dark adapted eyes.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:11 PM   #1799
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I dunno about each specific model, but today's lume paint is pretty impressive when applied in sufficient quantity. My Citizen's still readable @ 5am when I'm contemplating getting out of bed to walk the damn dog. It's not brilliant...but readable enough to get me by. That's of course dependent on things. But I've never been left wanting, unlike my older analog watches (a mix of cheap crap). That's when the allure of tritium started to wane on me. I still have a hankering for a Ball Chrono. But only after I scratch a few other itches first.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:00 PM   #1800
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The trouble with night and watches isn't watches, it glasses.

That eye glasses.

If you only have shit left for eyes the only thing you can read easily is Tritium.

Damned if I can read my Casio digital without my glasses.

When camping or kayaking I use this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRs9gLtnUWw

I won't use it on the motorcycle though.
I'd be afraid I'd knock the hands off on rough tracts.

IMHO.
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