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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Terrytori, Dec 15, 2008.
+1 I've had mine since 1993 and bet on it like hammered shit. Never let me down.
I took mine to the jeweller where I bought it and they asked if I charged it. I had it in light for 7 days and second hand was still skipping. They said they'd have to send it off for repairs and I reluctantly agreed...although it was going to cost $160-200!! Watch is somewhat special to me so I left it with them.
Then I read your post Bueller! Figured, what the hell, if it didn't work I'd just buy another for the kind of money the repair was going to cost. Called the store back and got my watch back...finally.
Just tried the link you sent with the reset procedure and it worked!! Thanks so much Bueller! I'd have never guessed it was so easy. It's nice when something works out.
Be aware that this link to Citizen's calibre reference may only be for US mkt supplied movements. I've just tried searching for 2 Japanese market calibres (E510 and A660) and they are not listed. The list of the movements covered by that domain appears to be on this link:
Nice "collection" but I have to ask: where is the perpetual quartz 8f35 Pepsi?
Currently my favourite watch, a Casio Waveceptor, started to fog. I was looking for a reason to get another watch, so here I am.
I'd like a smaller or similar size watch given my small-ish wrists, dust/waterproof, solar or automatic, hands, alarm, date, preferably something that I can see at night- tritium would be nice. Price - the cheaper the better
I've been keeping an eye on Timezone and Sharkstores, but the selection is killing me, too many watches to choose from
if you really want an alarm, that should make the selection process much easier. you can probably rule out most analog dive watches. and probably all automatics.
if cheaper is better, and you like small watches, you can't do better than a timex ironman. i have a g-shock for water and gym use, but i hate the high profile. had a solar g-shock that died after 13 months (one year warranty of course). when this g-shock dies i'll replace it with an ironman.
met a guy who worked with remote-operated subs used for oil exploration stuff. he said he put an ironman watch on one of the subs and it worked fine a couple hundred meters down. i should ask him the exact depth, but the point is it should be fine for normal hard use. lots of watches claim to be used by military units and special teams but in reality the majority of guys are probably wearing ironman watches with g-shock or others mixed in.
I agree, an alarm requirement puts any automatic out of the running (except for the riiiiiiduculously expensive ones that are out of the running for completely different reasons ). There'd be plenty of analog options...they'd probably feature a subdial or most likely three subdials (again, because of the alarm). Plenty of them would meet dive specs, albeit most without the 15/20min dive bezel. Tritium, by its very nature, would imply a preference towards something analog. Traser's got one or two that have tritium *and* alarm though none that I can think of have alarm, tritium, *and* solar/kinetic. The ani-digi options would probably suit your needs well.
Heard nothing but good things about Seiko divers, so I ordered me a black Monster yesterday. S'posed to be bulletproof, has the venerable workhorse 7S26 movement, and looks nice too. $190 is a lot for me, but I'll have it forever. Should be here in a few days. I have a Seiko 5 with the same movement - so far, so good.
I've been traveling more lately, and for the same money that I normally spend to have my fancy Swiss automatic Oris serviced (~$100) , I just bought another watch! I've been really happy with it - it's both solar and atomic, and not only atomic, but reads all the major signals around the world (5 of them). Best of all, I was really suprised at the size of this watch - I pictured all G-shocks to be massive. This one, while not tiny, is edgier, but about the same size as my Oris, and much lighter. I still enjoy my non-reasonably priced Oris, but for travel and work, this thing is great.
(I actually got it for "free" from Cabela's using rewards points, can't beat that!)
thanks, didn't think of those. I kind of like this one. Didn't realize they're smaller than G-shocks.
Good points- I have to say that I am kind of spoiled by the atomic part of the Waveceptor, and the solar part- although there's a battery inside as far as I know. And yes, I like more an analog face.
I've seen few Trasers that I like, but they were in the $500 range, way above my budget.
Is this the Classic version? Doesn't look big on your hand, have to go and try it on.
Is it possible to set for the weird half hour time zone of Newfoundland? I know I can't do this with my Wavecepor, which makes the atomic part kind of useless, I think.
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 ???
Those look (mostly) like airport codes. Some are a bit obscure, though.
Those are airport codes. I know more then a few of them.
As for anything new, not so much new but my citizen ecodrive (bm8180-03e) managed to survive being frozen. It was left out over night in -30c temps without any harm (I took it off while cutting wood and forgot to put it back on).
I am purchasing a ~$1500 Thomas Gref watch - very excited, better movement / components than most Rolexes, made in the USA...
Compared to anything comparable from any major manufacturer of similar quality - a genuine super heavy duty diving watch -- definitely...
On what basis do you think it's better than a Rolex? Sure Thomas wooed you with a nice article explained how rhodium is expensive, but it's still an ETA movement. Rolex may get some of it's current fame by being the "it" name, but they got there from a long history of using the most advanced materials in their movements.
You may want to post that up in the more outrageously priced watch thread, here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18472245