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I got a new watch. I don't know that I need a GMT complication, but it is cool.

Maybe this will get the watch thread going again.



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Very nice!! Enjoy, I think Seiko is a hell of a value!!
 
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Very nice!


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Very nice. Do you have the model number for that? It's a very clean, easy to read, face, with GMT -- just the type that I prefer.



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A fine looking timepiece! Seiko's are built to last a lifetime. Seeing kinetic on the dial does it use a battery or just wind from movement?


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A fine looking timepiece! Seiko's are built to last a lifetime. Seeing kinetic on the dial does it use a battery or just wind from movement?


Both. It has a rotor that spins when your arm moves (like a mechanical automatic watch), but that rotor drives a tiny generator (instead of winding a mainspring) which charges a battery and several capacitors which power a quartz movement. When fully charged, it will reportedly run for six months. The originals' (ten years ago) capacitors had some trouble with too short lives, but the addition of the rechargeable battery has, apparently, solved this problem.

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Currently wearing a Seiko chronograph.

Someday, I'd love to own a Grand Seiko --> Japanese Rolex Big Grin.


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Very nice. Do you have the model number for that? It's a very clean, easy to read, face, with GMT -- just the type that I prefer.


SUN017P1

SUN015P1 is a black version. SUN015P2 is black with a leather strap.

They are grey market in the U.S.; they aren't exported to the U.S. by Seiko. I got mine through Amazon, and there are some European internet sites that will ship to the U.S. They are also popping up on eBay. I saw this model last spring, and it took a while for them to be available in the U.S.

There are some very nice Grand Seikos. They are not as expensive as the high-end Swiss watches (but are still expensive), and reportedly have better quality and finishes than many of the Swiss makes. They aren't at the level of the hand made watches like Patek Philipe, but it wouldn't surprise me to find they are better watches than Rolex and the other high-end Swiss factory watches.




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Very nice. Do you have the model number for that? It's a very clean, easy to read, face, with GMT -- just the type that I prefer.


SUN017P1

SUN015P1 is a black version. SUN015P2 is black with a leather strap.

They are grey market in the U.S.; they aren't exported to the U.S. by Seiko. I got mine through Amazon, and there are some European internet sites that will ship to the U.S. They are also popping up on eBay. I saw this model last spring, and it took a while for them to be available in the U.S.
Thank you sir. Appreciate the information.



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Oakley Minute machine- titanium edition.
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I just picked up this one and love it:







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Jargon, nice pics of your Citizen Eco. 'Tango Strap' is a nice added touch. Really sharp!


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Nice, easy to read dial. I like it.



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This is my very worn and much loved Christopher Ward Speed Hawk.





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Krav, I can see why you like it. It's a real knock-out, the knurled crown is a nice touch too! Is this a British-make? I'm assuming it has a Swiss-movement. It looks to be about 44mm, am I correct? Thanks for sharing pics of this really-sharp chrono.


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Thanks, eTripper! It's a 42mm, but definitely a beefy 42. The watchmaker is British, but all the movements, and almost all of the watches are made in Switzerland. This particular one is Swiss Made. I think that they have discontinued this line, but they do have a lot of nice watches, and you can occasionally find some used ones for sale. The US website is http://www.christopherward-usa.com

Here are a couple of pictures of my dress watch. This one has a Swiss movement, but isn't Swiss Made.





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Seiko's are built to last a lifetime.


Here's a Seiko mechanical Chronograph (AV013 6138-3009)I bought back in 1975. Been serviced a number of times and the original metal bracelet has long since been retired. Still works great Smile




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One of my Breitlings... Love this watch.



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Excellent photograph of the "Navitimer", great pic!


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Seiko's are built to last a lifetime.


Here's a Seiko mechanical Chronograph (AV013 6138-3009)I bought back in 1975. Been serviced a number of times and the original metal bracelet has long since been retired. Still works great Smile




I purchased my first Seiko, in a Navy Exchange on Guam circa 1970. It lasted almost into the mid-80's.


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