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Old 04-02-2013, 05:31 AM   #1801
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My Seiko and Citizen watches have lume that is readable after 6+ hours. The best lume I ever had was a Luminox. It didn't look very bright in comparison when I went to bed, but after five or six hours it was much brighter than any of the others.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:35 AM   #1802
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Just got a Seiko SKX009 (Pepsi dial) in. Very, very nice! Was about 200€ all in, could be had cheaper but I wanted the option of fitting and returning it.

I can see this becoming a daily wearer, if I can manage to not buy another one, in all black...

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #1803
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Just got a Seiko SKX009 (Pepsi dial) in. Very, very nice! Was about 200€ all in, could be had cheaper but I wanted the option of fitting and returning it.

I can see this becoming a daily wearer, if I can manage to not buy another one, in all black...
Nice watch. Seiko 009 and/or 007 are must-haves. I have a 009 but for a black one I'll probably do a 171 with a bezel change.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:07 PM   #1804
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for a black one I'll probably do a 171 with a bezel change.
Oh.

Ooooooh.

Oh you bastard No I'll resist, at least for a month
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:43 AM   #1805
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The bezel's nice, but it took a little getting used to.

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Old 04-05-2013, 05:19 AM   #1806
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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.

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It's almost not worth bothering on a budget watch, but mounting replacement hands is a pretty easy repair should you actually shake one off. I wouldn't worry about it much.

That's definitely a nice looking watch.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:40 AM   #1807
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Take it off in the shower. You do shower, don't you?
Never...comes...off. It might get some attention with soap...that's about it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:33 AM   #1808
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The bezel's nice, but it took a little getting used to.

I'm thinking a Murphy. Undecided on an insert as yet.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:56 AM   #1809
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The bezel's nice, but it took a little getting used to.

That's the same model I have. I wore it every day. Until I washed it in hot water. They don't like that. Not even a little bit. Warped something in the works and now it runs 10-15 minutes fast per day. I sent it off to get fixed and wasted $100. Well, it did run ok for a few days after I got it back. Now I need to decide if I want to spend more $$ to try to fix it again or just buy another watch.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:13 AM   #1810
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If it was a watch that had sentimental value, I'd find a good watch guy and have a new movement put in it. Otherwise, a new watch is only about $200.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:24 AM   #1811
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New arrival. Don't know if it's Bomb Proof; I rather doubt it. However, I love the way it wears:



The genius of design sold me:
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f54/vos...gy-491757.html
This post just cost me money. I had an original Soviet watch given to me by a former coworker who was a conscript in the Red Army during the late 70s/early 80s. I loved that quirky old watch, but lost it somewhere along the line.

These Vostoks aren't exactly the same, but the concept is there. Looking forward to getting a large package from Moscow in a few weeks.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #1812
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You'll love it. I'm wearing mine again today.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:57 PM   #1813
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Washing a wristwatch in hot water shouldn't change anything. If it does, it's an unbelievably cheap-ass wristwatch, and the Seiko isn't that.

One of two things likely happened. Either it experienced a mechanical shock hard enough to tangle the coils of the balance spring, or the movement got magnetized. Either affliction will cause the wristwatch to begin gaining time rapidly.

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Old 04-05-2013, 04:58 PM   #1814
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When my Submariner started making unhappy noises I bought one of these. Indestructible and I can buy about ten of them for the price of the service on my Rolex. I'll get the Sub fixed eventually but I love the simplicity of the G-Shock.

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:51 PM   #1815
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Finally arrived!



Changed the bracelet for a rubber strap and I am loving it.
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