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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Yes, congrats on the MkII.

    and dangyouall, i've got a g10 strap in the mail. hope to like it. now for something entirely different.

    some "hints and kinks" for those new to or interested in learning more about all that business going on inside the case.

    Chronocentric: General Wristwatch Troubleshooter

    i've never timed mine in various positions in order to balance out daily variations (see link) but may give that a go.

    anybuddy do that? attempt to balance daily gains with nightly losses? main reason i haven't as i wear 'em 24/7 and when consistently alternating watches, the time is close enough.

    also-my personal "trick" on day/date setting is to (of course letting the watch cycle through day/date movement before adjusting) use the quickset feature to get to yesterday's date, then to roll fwd cycling "naturally" into the current date. doing it that way prevents am/pm inversion.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Wade, that works, A little. sometimes.

    Those ideas really started in the pocketwatch era!
    Most movements are not that effected by this, at least not much.
    I guess if a few seconds a day matters to you then ok, go for it.

    I have seen some watches that ran fast/slow when you turned them dial up/down, crown up/down.
    So I don't want to imply that it never happens, because it does. Just not that often or extreme.
    But the ones that did do it, DROVE me crazy.

    Oh well just my 2 cents!
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Wade my 6306 ran 2-3 seconds/day fast before I had it serviced to sell. I always positioned it crown-down at night which slowed it back down to the correct time by morning (undoubtedly part of which was the natural slowing as the spring unwound). One time I set it on the first day of the month and didn't touch it all month, when I set the date on the first day of the next month it was only 3 seconds off - pretty dang good for a 31year old Seiko imho...

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    Just got the MMT in the mail. Pretty stoked.
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by WadePatton View Post
    OMG, i'm lovin' this one (c-note delivered, seriously i'm not looking at _any_ more!)

    I'd love to pick one of those up. What's the model number? So I can proceed google searching.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    It's a Model 5. My wife ordered me one last week, now I'm just waiting for it to show up.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    You guys are killing me; in the last 3 weeks I have bought 2 Seiko divers and today a Bathys 100F. If you have not heard, Bathys has gone to selling direct and their prices are significantly lower.

    Hey, at least I am a certified diver..living in the desert.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by caleb View Post
    It's a Model 5. My wife ordered me one last week, now I'm just waiting for it to show up.
    Well yes I know that ;) What I'd really like to know is what model number has that white dial. The closest I've found is SNK803 but that one is beige.
     

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    just snipped that photo offa ebay or somewhere. look at the url/photobucket thingmo-and search. i tried that, and lost my damn post. there are sooo many variations of 5's out there--good luck.

    congrats on all the new watches!

    the g-10 is great. won't clean as easy as rubber, but fit/color is great. a bit clunky getting into and out of compared to deployant, and you gotta learn how to tuck that strapmo, but overall quite satisfied and my watch looks better.

    WRT the balancing the gains/losses: mine always gain when i wear one 24/7. i'm just not used to taking a watch off at night, i like to know what time it is when i wake-without fumbling to find a watch or light. so when i got the second one, i started alternating days to keep 'em both wound. that's when i noticed more accurate time-keeping, with each watch on/off my wrist ~24 hour cycles.

    and it kept both watches running, so that if _fashion_ called i could grab the appropriate colors w/o the need to adjust date/time.

    i'm 3 min fast right now, but i've learned not to care (as much so long as it's +). hell i used to sync up the analog and digital sides of my expeditions...now i'm usually referencing the day/date as much as the time when i look at my wrist.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Did not think to follow the image! Tineye.com failed me but some google sleuthing led me to this, just in case anyone else is curious:

    2009 JAPAN Seiko Sport Automatic MILITARY SNKH65J1 New | eBay

    edit: thanks guys, now I'm considering buying this:

    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-...ic-542437.html
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    the world time is "kinda neat" atwo. but i super dig that SNKH65J1. vintage style vs. style eh?



    here's the world time:


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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    I'm going to get a world time watch of some kind eventually--maybe something other than a Seiko. I think that strap kind of ruins that model in the photo. I'm loving the concept though.

    I just bought one of these:



    Originally I wanted a white dial so I'm probably also going to pick this guy up:



    I'm a bit worried about how the larger "sport" models are going to look on my schleck-like wrists, though.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Anyone know anything about Squale watches?


    The 50 Atmos looks all kinds of good.

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    Been wearing one of these for 20 years. Been serviced twice by Tag at $400 each. Gains a minute or two a month depending on how much I wear it. Paid $800 for it and have no regrets. Durable and not as large as the current trend.

     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    hey hey, i was going to ask about citizen--like does anybody wear one?

    but y'all took it the other way. nice watches though. no clue on squale.
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by WadePatton View Post
    hey hey, i was going to ask about citizen--like does anybody wear one?
    I've been wearing a Citizen GN-4W-S Automatic daily since '95 or '96. It's the only watch I own. Loses about a minute a week.

    It looks similar to this, only with a gold body and band. I still get compliments on it. It could use a new crystal, though.

     

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    I'll blame this on Wade ;>) (he's got big shoulders..) after all he started this thread which got me thinking about mechanical watches again. I spent some time looking around bought a yobokies modded Seiko, found the WUS forum and then Wade talked up the virtues of a Dive watch and I found this.

    IMAG0094.jpg

    I'll keep it on the bracelet for the time being, ETA 2824-2 movement, domed sapphire crystal, need to fix the date I see, but I am extremely pleased. Very comfortable, a bit heavier than my other watch but that 's ok.

    Enjoy the day all.

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    My wife recently bought me a stowa flieger as a combo anniversary/birthday/first father's day gift. they are made to order. took about 75 days from order to ship - it's supposed to arrive on Monday!
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Nice Stowa!

    Anyone know anything about OWC watches? Their sub-style diver utilizing a Soprod A-10 looks pretty nice.

    http://www.orangewatchcompany.com/

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