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All you need now, stickman, is figure out a way to mount that watch case on an fixture, like an oscillating fan of some sort(?), and you'd have a watchwinder for 24 watches Big Grin.



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I'm curious if anyone owns or has owned a STOWA Flieger watch and would be willing to share their opinions? Thanks!
 
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stickman 428, nice Seiko collection. I too have many seiko auto divers. Great function, wearability and style. Thanks for sharing. John


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vthoky, another nice route to pursue, if your quest for a 007J doesn't work out!


Well, I think this quest just got easier.
The SBDJ071 (below, left) is virtually the same thing as my SNE435P1 PADI (below, right, and thank you, craigcpa!) but with a black face.



Back to my SKX007J search!


I'll keep an eye out for a 007J. Might get lucky at a department store, as I figure most people out to buy new socks aren't shopping for a watch!


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After a few seconds using my wife's fancy aquarium lights.

 
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OK, I ordered the Breitling SuperOcean Heritage II 42mm in black with mesh bracelet.

I found out why it gets the Tudor movement. Tudor and Breitling have a trade agreement to supply each other with movements now that ETA is cutting off supplies. Breitling is supplying B1 movements for Tudor chronographs and Tudor is supplying 5612 components and Breitling is decorating and assembling them.

The good news is that new Tudor Heritage chronos will no longer have an ETA with a DD-module stuck to it.

I wonder how Tudor is going to respond to the ETA famine in their value line. From what I have seen, Sellita is having trouble with quality and STP has been importing chinese major parts and passing their movements off as "Swiss Made".


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I'll keep an eye out for a 007J. Might get lucky at a department store, as I figure most people out to buy new socks aren't shopping for a watch!


Thank you for helping in the search!




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OK, I ordered the Breitling SuperOcean Heritage II 42mm in black with mesh bracelet.

I found out why it gets the Tudor movement. Tudor and Breitling have a trade agreement to supply each other with movements now that ETA is cutting off supplies. Breitling is supplying B1 movements for Tudor chronographs and Tudor is supplying 5612 components and Breitling is decorating and assembling them.

The good news is that new Tudor Heritage chronos will no longer have an ETA with a DD-module stuck to it.

I wonder how Tudor is going to respond to the ETA famine in their value line. From what I have seen, Sellita is having trouble with quality and STP has been importing chinese major parts and passing their movements off as "Swiss Made".


I thought Tudor had already switched to Sellita. They use a little higher grade and do their own thing to it. I had not heard of any issues with Sellita.
 
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TAG Heuer is having QC issues with their Sellita embauches.


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I'll keep an eye out for a 007J. Might get lucky at a department store, as I figure most people out to buy new socks aren't shopping for a watch!


Thank you for helping in the search!


You're welcome!

Seems that hard searches for things once common is a regular thing lately.

I've friends and family looking for ammunition for each other. Fan out, scout and BOLO for these calibers.

Thankfully, I'm good to go with caliber Charmin. Big Grin


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OK, I ordered the Breitling SuperOcean Heritage II 42mm in black with mesh bracelet.

I found out why it gets the Tudor movement. Tudor and Breitling have a trade agreement to supply each other with movements now that ETA is cutting off supplies. Breitling is supplying B1 movements for Tudor chronographs and Tudor is supplying 5612 components and Breitling is decorating and assembling them.

The good news is that new Tudor Heritage chronos will no longer have an ETA with a DD-module stuck to it.

I wonder how Tudor is going to respond to the ETA famine in their value line. From what I have seen, Sellita is having trouble with quality and STP has been importing chinese major parts and passing their movements off as "Swiss Made".


Sadly, lot of "Swiss" movement have Chinese parts in them as the "Swiss Made" moniker only require the ebauche be assembled in Switzerland. Then again, the Chinese have upped their game in movement manufacture. The ETA clones now off patent are getting better and better. All part of their plan to dominate the world economy.

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Selita, while a copy of ETA, is not a clone.

Gears and bridges are not a direct swap and IIRC, not the overall quality of ETA.

Also, Selita replacement parts are more expensive than ETA.

I bought my daughter a Steinhart Ocean 1 and it said it had either an ETA 2824-2 or the Selita copy.

For $500, either way it's not a bad deal, but I hope it has the ETA. No external markings to indicate which one.
 
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Sellita will have SW200 below the balance.


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Sellita used 98% Swiss made components at least as of 2018. They are privately owed. I would think ETA being part of the Swatch corporation would have been the likely candidate for outsourcing. They only require 60% Swiss components to say Swiss made.
 
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60% of final sale value.


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Bought my first watch last month (age 41, little late to the party). Wanted something a little nicer. Tudor Pelagos. Never likely to actually use it diving, as I don't dive. Or use the helium release valve. But it's made of titanium and looks slick as hell. The band on it is seriously impressive. 3 different micro adjustments + a spring loaded adjustment + a wetsuit extension (again, useless for me but still cool).







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That's a gorgeous Tudor skalls, good choice. For your first venture into the watch world, you went big time!



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Originally posted by skalls: Tudor Pelagos. Never likely to actually use it diving, as I don't dive.

Well, there's an easy solution to that: https://www.padi.com/courses/open-water-diver
 
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Some time (years) ago, here on SigForum, I found a recommendation of a guy who can do a full restoration of an Omega watch, for a "reasonable" price. In Canada I think. Anyone know who that might be? (other recommendations appreciated). TIA, Fowler


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Very nice choice of the Tudor, congrats Skalls you did well !
 
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