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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    Funny, in some sort of twisted symmetry: I'm just now realizing my MKII was originally built for a cat named Jake Bourdeau - the very man who's building my Tsunami!!
    This is turning out to be a heck of a story. Will share it when the dust settles.
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    what the? 161 postesses? i'll try to catsup this eve.

    right now is the time i change watches. i used to swap them daily, but then realized that it'd be easier on the parts if i let the one i'm not wearing wind-down for a while instead of keeping both running all the time.

    i'm on a monthly rotation...so each watch gets 6 mos. wear/tear per year...May is pepsi on red/blue band month.






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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    Nice - and guilty as charged. :-)

    I'm thinking about picking up a XW Tsunami once Jake gets the next batch of movements in.

    Call it a modern 6309 if you will. 6309 case/dial/hands/etc but updated with a sapphire crystal and a unbranded 6R15 movement (basically a hacking/hand-winding 7S26) from the current Seiko Sumo's. With 300+ meters water resistance.

    Tell us more! I love my 6309's and the above is a beauty!
     

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    mine should be here firstish week of July. really stoked!!
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    someone grab this!!

    FS: Tsunami - orange dial
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    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    someone grab this!!

    FS: Tsunami - orange dial
    Ohhh... must resist.
     

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    resistance is futile...

    p.s. ask me how I know :-)
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    Missed it. Sold yesterday.

    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    someone grab this!!

    FS: Tsunami - orange dial
     

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    Hasn't been much action here of late but someone should buy this watch and keep me in my wife's good graces :>) since it is very tempting. FS: Tsunami Classic Black Dial
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    Quote Originally Posted by rydesteel View Post
    Hasn't been much action here of late but someone should buy this watch and keep me in my wife's good graces :>) since it is very tempting. FS: Tsunami Classic Black Dial
    Thanks for the lead!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydesteel View Post
    Hasn't been much action here of late but someone should buy this watch and keep me in my wife's good graces :>) since it is very tempting. FS: Tsunami Classic Black Dial
    This beauty is on the way!

    IMG_3997.jpg
     

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    yeah I've got a black classic with a GMT insert heading this direction too...
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Just bought a Seiko SKX007 Japan made.

    It'll be here next week, can't wait!

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by SignatureJustin View Post
    Just bought a Seiko SKX007 Japan made.

    It'll be here next week, can't wait!
    Gotta be careful - a SKX007J was my gateway drug. You'll love it, such a classic design, with legit pedigree and history. Still one of my faves. Wound up with a SKX009 too.
     

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    Tsunami shipped today! Can't wait.
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    That tsunami looks sweet.

    I'm looking for a black/pvd field watch, but in an auto. Basically I want this watch again but not in quartz: Classic Field 72915 Wenger Swiss Watch

    Anyone have any suggestions? I'm trying to keep it below 42mm.

    -Joe

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    Tsunami shipped today! Can't wait.
    Jason, did you get the new timepiece? Neat watch, good for you.
    I'd like to remind you that you were, at the time, nuts to sell me the Seiko 6306-7001 even if 1/2 the proceeds went to Japan disaster relief...you were nuts. Great watch and I'm wearing it alot. It is unbelievable to me that something so well made can be had for less than a stack of gold!

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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Seikos are great 5' are not so great basically 3 rate movements that did not pass for being in higher priced watches are used. I had three all but the last got swapped out for one that "works" they hold time atrociously, take more action than is reasonable to keep them charged.
    Seiko Kenitics are great and the 007& 009's are rock solid

    this is a piece of garbage that should never had the name of Seiko on it this is the third and final one I am tempted to shoot it
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Jason, did you get the new timepiece? Neat watch, good for you.
    I'd like to remind you that you were, at the time, nuts to sell me the Seiko 6306-7001 even if 1/2 the proceeds went to Japan disaster relief...you were nuts. Great watch and I'm wearing it alot. It is unbelievable to me that something so well made can be had for less than a stack of gold!
    Dood - full on straight-jacket nuts to get rid of that thing... It was a good cause though no!? Incoming piece is a homage to that unit. It's coming from Hong Kong, I should have it by the end of the week.

    *fingers crossed!
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    Default Re: automatic/mechanical watches on a budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bssc View Post
    Seikos are great 5' are not so great basically 3 rate movements that did not pass for being in higher priced watches are used. I had three all but the last got swapped out for one that "works" they hold time atrociously, take more action than is reasonable to keep them charged.
    Seiko Kenitics are great and the 007& 009's are rock solid

    this is a piece of garbage that should never had the name of Seiko on it this is the third and final one I am tempted to shoot it
    May I ask what you base this on?
    Where do you get the idea that the movements were 3rd rate?
    Or that kenitics were such a great movement?

    Do you work on them?
    Or is this your idea from a small sample size?


    Because I'm not sure I agree with any of the above statement.
    Of course any watch/movement can be problematic.
     

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