Bomb Proof... reasonably priced watch

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Terrytori, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte™

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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.
  2. Too_Tall

    Too_Tall The Belgian

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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...:lol3

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  3. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    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. :wink:
  4. Too_Tall

    Too_Tall The Belgian

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    Oh.

    Ooooooh.

    Oh you bastard :lol3 No I'll resist, at least for a month :wink:
  5. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte™

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    The bezel's nice, but it took a little getting used to. :D

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  6. DriveShaft

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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.
  7. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    Never...comes...off. :lol3 It might get some attention with soap...that's about it.
  8. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    I'm thinking a Murphy. Undecided on an insert as yet.
  9. squidhunter

    squidhunter suck-squeeze-bang-blow

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    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. :cry
  10. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte™

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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.
  11. TexBiker

    TexBiker Been here awhile

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    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.
  12. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    You'll love it. I'm wearing mine again today.
  13. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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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.

    W.A.
  14. 06ltd

    06ltd Been here awhile

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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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  15. xring04

    xring04 Been here awhile

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    Finally arrived!

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

    tslewisz Long timer

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    Very nice, XRing. I like that one.
  17. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Do you have small wirsts or are those Vostoks like 49mm?
  18. Ursa Major

    Ursa Major Bemused

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    Let's see if we can bring this thread back to life. I went on a g-shock binge a couple of days ago, ordered three of them. I'd feel guilty, but the total cost was around $350, what the hell. I wish all my vices were this cheap. :lol3
  19. discochris

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    They're pretty small. I have two. (we found the one that my toddler hid in the blender of all places...) I really like them though.
  20. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Got pissed off at my G-shock over skin irritation from the band so I strapped it to the deck of my kayak back in April.

    Well it spent the summer outside here in northern Wisconsin and yes it loves being outside.

    Hasn't missed a beat.

    I'll probably try to wear it again in a few weeks if it's OK with the kayak.

    bill