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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

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    I emailed him to say I'd take it about 40 minutes after he posted it - It was already gone.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Crap - I'm never gonna score that MKII if I'm up against Salonistas. ;-)
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    Crap - I'm never gonna score that MKII if I'm up against Salonistas. ;-)
    I'm in the Paradive/Blackwater market (sorta, since I'm at the sub $500 price right now). I'll keep an eye out for Kingstons for you.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    You can buy the SNK807 BNWT for $70 shipped on eBay all day. I happen to quite like the web band, but if it's not your cup of tea, replace it with a leather band and you've got a great looking watch for less than a lot of folks here spend on a tire.
    I love those. I'm just not sure I need another watch :)

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by cody.wms View Post
    I'm in the Paradive/Blackwater market (sorta, since I'm at the sub $500 price right now). I'll keep an eye out for Kingstons for you.
    Thanks. I'm after a Milsub with date, the Kingston is a bit much for me. Edit: Would also be happy with a Sea Fighter with the right combination of dial/hands.

    P.S. You want a Blackwater or MMT (same thing), the Paradive is the updated version - you won't find one of those for less than $1100.
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    Any thoughts on the Seiko Skx 403, it looks a bit smaller and is titanium so it will be lighter. I would like a beat around watch for general wear and the lighter smaller is appealing to me.
     

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    I had a SKX403 for a bit. It was very light and had a nice dial - a bit more upscale looking than the SKX007/009 w/ chrome out-lined indices. I wound up selling it because I didn't like the bezel action and I didn't like the small crown. I'm just partial to divers with larger crowns that are easier to set and wind. That one made me feel like I needed tweezers and a magnifying glass to not cross-thread it.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    This 007 modeled after a marine master is beautiful imho. For $250 you can't beat it...



    FS: Modded Seiko SKX007 (Yobokies) PMMM Marine Master Style
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    This 007 modeled after a marine master is beautiful imho. For $250 you can't beat it...



    FS: Modded Seiko SKX007 (Yobokies) PMMM Marine Master Style
    All my dealings with Yobokies have been fair and square. From what I understand he has a solid reputation in the Seiko community.

    Just another log on the fire.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    yeah, that's the trouble with less expensive watches...too easy to collect. i need that one above black/black and a yellow to go with my pepsi and orange. (or not!--because then i'd need a winder/keeper)

    SO anybuddy have a pal or recommendation on auto/mech service? i'm about due an oil change.

    or do i do like i do everything else, buy/make the wrench and vise get out the magnifying lamp and start poking 'round in there? wonder which chain lube? where do i buy a new action when i drop a whisker in this one?

    my pair:



    sorry for crappy photo/crop- in a rush.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    You can buy the SNK807 BNWT for $70 shipped on eBay all day. I happen to quite like the web band, but if it's not your cup of tea, replace it with a leather band and you've got a great looking watch for less than a lot of folks here spend on a tire.
    I am developing an appreciation for automatics and scratching my head at the price range of them. What does this have/lack that the $500 Seiko, vs the $3500 Omega? It's amazing to me that you can get a decent automatic with exhibition case-back for under $100.
     

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    Wade, I highly recommend Jack at IWW for service (especially Seiko). He's done some work for me on several occasions and I can't recommend him highly enough.

    Industrial Watch Works | Vintage and Modern Watch Repair and Modification

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by WadePatton View Post
    the top of the diver line: A concise history of Seiko Professional dive watches




    reference for all divers:
    Seiko Divers Reference





    Hey, where are the Citizen fans?

    Hey, thats Kevins and mmounces site, real good stuff on there.
    BTW; that MM you show a pic of, may be one of the best watches in the world today. Of any brand.
    Don't believe me. Ask Mr James Dowling. He is known as Mr Rolex on most forums.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by jscottyk View Post
    All my dealings with Yobokies have been fair and square. From what I understand he has a solid reputation in the Seiko community.

    Just another log on the fire.

    Very true! A great guy to deal with. I have been for years, long before he started making dials and such.
    The Seiko Citzen forum is a good place to learn about these timepieces.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    One more, Sorry guys, it's not often on this forum I can give expert advise.


    On or about 9/7, I will have a yellow 7s divers, on rubber strap, box and papers, about 125. shipped!
    But not before, and only to the Salon.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    Wade, I highly recommend Jack at IWW for service (especially Seiko). He's done some work for me on several occasions and I can't recommend him highly enough.

    Industrial Watch Works | Vintage and Modern Watch Repair and Modification

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    hey thanks and he's nearly local.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    The mkii vantages are back in stock. If my turner had sold I would be buying it now.
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    I haven't heard any mention of Bulova's mechanical offerings. Are they overpriced mall jewlery store watches, or are the 96-series watches worth considering?

    I'm thinking particularly of the 96A111.

     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    I have no idea. Good question. That's why I didn't name the thread "Seiko or Bust".

    Anybuddy?

    and thanks for the offer jr. but i'm not in acquisition mode presently-unless it's a bike part, food, or a job.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Sometimes I think yall are such a bad influence... it's almost a Sinn ;>) .

    IMAG0060.jpg


    Modified SNKH63J by Yobokies in the Sinnitary style 7s26 movement made in Japan.

    It's thinner than the dive watch I got from Joe (it's for sale btw same deal I got) and feels a bit lighter. I like it.

    Wheres a good source for a Maratac Bond strap?

    Harold is easy to work with and has a huge selection of mods check out his stuff here.

    Enjoy the day all.

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