Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. haket

    haket Been here awhile

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  2. Fener6

    Fener6 The Container Man

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    Fixing up an old tag. Its a 4000 series, pre 1994 [​IMG][​IMG]
  3. Mister T

    Mister T Waste Mgmt Consult

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    Worthy! :clap
  4. withoutaride

    withoutaride Banned

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    Received this Seiko on Christmas of 1976

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  5. Nytelyte

    Nytelyte Somewhere about

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    So my brother just returned from Afghanistan and during his 'trip' I garaged his car for him. As a 'Thank you' gift he brought me back a "Rolex" "Sea-Dweller". I've never had a Rolex before, and I admit that I'm a bit surprised at the quality.

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    Fit and Finish: First impressions are interesting. The bracelet is very chincy and rattley, doesn't have the highest quality feel. The bezel is unidirectional, but is very difficult to turn and has a lot of play. The crown is a screw-down, but the steps between modes are very difficult to suss out, and the entire thing wiggles and flexes alarmingly when fully extended.

    Movement: I opened the back and it is much rougher and less polished than I expected. I also did not expect the plastic surrounding and holding it all in place, I expected my new "Rolex" to be all metal. It is also the LOUDEST automatic I've ever heard, in a semi-quiet room it sounds like one of those bombs from an old cartoon. That is not a negative, really, as it makes sure you know it is still working.

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    Wearing: Its nice and heavy on the wrist. It feels pretty nice and looks good.
    Misc: I'm really surprised at how easy it is to take the back on and off for it being able to get down to 12800 feet underwater. I don't know what voodoo and trickery they are using to keep the water out, but its amazing. I can't figure out how the helium valve is supposed to work, as I couldn't see anything on the inside that showed how it worked, so more voodoo and trickery there.

    All in all, I'm somewhat unconvinced at what you get for the price in this case. Note: I don't know what he paid for it, because it was a gift and that would be rude, but comps online give me a frame of reference. While I appreciate the gift I'm not convinced the value is there.

    **Note** we are fully aware it is a fake. The above was for entertainment purposes only.

    Although does anyone know what movement it is in real life? I was surprised that it was an auto for what he paid.
  6. dwayne

    dwayne Silly Adventurer

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    Some of the higher quality knock offs are using Japanese Miyota movements IIRC.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyota_8215
  7. redsport

    redsport Web Adventurer

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    Well, here is the recent result of viewing this thread, Casio w/Bond strap:
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  8. Mister T

    Mister T Waste Mgmt Consult

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    Kurt...I went very similar only gray/black Bond Zulu strap. Turned out nice and I have already gotten several admiring comments on it. :D
  9. Mister T

    Mister T Waste Mgmt Consult

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    I think this Seiko 5 sports model came out nice with a Hirsch leather strap.

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  10. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    Nothing fancy, but I'm really liking this seiko I got last week. I can see why they're so popular. Hopefully mind is as reliable as their reputation.

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  11. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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    It did.
  12. Kikemon

    Kikemon Poseur

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    Here's my Dagaz CAV with a type II dial on it. I am having to sell all my other watches right now for financial reasons but I will hang onto this one.

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    By the way, I have a Sinn EZM2 Hydro (oil filled case) that is being serviced at Sinn in Frankfurt (battery and oil change) that I will post for sale as soon as I get it back from them. If anyone is interested let me know.
  13. tominboise

    tominboise Been here awhile

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    Nice watch and band. Great choice....!
  14. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    Speaking of fake sea-dwellers :D Hey Gerry, I see WUS found some closure to the big sea-dweller mystery of 2013. :lol3
  15. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Yep - I saw that. Not sure why anyone would buy a fake or a purchase a watch from a dubious source but, you pay your money/you take your chances.
  16. Nytelyte

    Nytelyte Somewhere about

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    Man, I went through that whole thing and learned some new data. Its interesting to compare what they are saying to the obvious fake that I have here. :norton
  17. Mister T

    Mister T Waste Mgmt Consult

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    Red flags go up for me anytime a story starts with my friend was in (insert 3rd world country) and brought me home a Rolex. :lol3
  18. Bongolia

    Bongolia stop acting

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    Pleasantly surprised to find that the LV16610 Sub I paid $4K for in 2006 is now worth $8K. I've never had a watch that actually increased in value over the years.
  19. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    I'll give you 5,800 for it.






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  20. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    The most interesting comment is how it'll play out downstream - someone will find that watch and think it's real at some point.

    My brother-in-law is a great guy but didn't have the opportunity for education past high school. Don't get me wrong - he's a great guy, worked his ass off to support my sister and their kids, honest as the day is long, etc. He just retired as a crane operator and now they have two trucks on the road.

    His boss gave him a fake Rolex years ago and he was so proud of his watch. I had to take my sister aside and tell her it was not only a fake, but a poor one. I'd never do anything to hurt his feelings so I let her break the news to him. I felt bad for him.

    My sister later mentioned that he was only a little upset and destroyed the watch with a hammer.

    People are often taken advantage of via fakes through no fault of their own... or through, like the case on watchuseek, their own greed.