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Waiting for Hachiko
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My Athaya Lamafa Divers, a Seiko 6105 homage, I purchased this year, before I had my Seiko 6105 restored. $400 shipped from Jakarta, Indonesia, keeps excellent time for an automatic, excellent build, but really poor lume.

I went back and forth with the company trying to get them to pay for return shipping to correct the lume, representative from the company had poor English, I finally said to hell with it. Lume is there, but just not as bright as it should be on a $400 watch.

Will never order from outside the US again.

Companies website: http://shop.athayavintage.com/...2-lamafa-diver-watch


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Yes, lume is often the weak spot on many of these watches. You can always have it re-lumed, but doubtful it is worth the effort and costs for most of us.

Who restored your 6105 for you, Jack Alexyon?

RMD




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First new watch of 2016. Two out, one in for the year. I'm running a pretty tight ship now (for a watch nerd).




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Yes, lume is often the weak spot on many of these watches. You can always have it re-lumed, but doubtful it is worth the effort and costs for most of us.

Who restored your 6105 for you, Jack Alexyon?

RMD


I had considered Mr Alexyon, but decided to try Spencer Klein, in Colorado.

I don't think there is any lume that matches what Seiko uses. Mr Klein has his own formula when he re-lumed my 6105, he told me that Seiko's lume is superb, but it tends to fog up the inside of the crystal over time.

I can't believe how much money I have tied up in my 6105, and how much they are selling for now.

Pictures of restored 6105
http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...330043904#4330043904


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First new watch of 2016.

Why doesn't this site have a "Like" button. Anyway, I really like this one.
 
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First new watch of 2016. Two out, one in for the year. I'm running a pretty tight ship now (for a watch nerd).


And a nice one it is! Beautiful!

RMD




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I can't believe how much money I have tied up in my 6105, and how much they are selling for now.

Pictures of restored 6105
http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...330043904#4330043904


Looking at your pictures, I would say it was money well spent! Beautiful work.

RMD




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Stowa - a lesser known but innovative and reliable German brand, has just released a matte version of their Marine line. Got an email from them promoting it, the first few pieces going for much less than standard price.

For a simple piece I really like it. Have one of their watches already, an Antea Classic Museum Edition. Really don't need another. Which, of course, means nothing if I keep that page open and looking at it..... Eek



Link to their page for this, and the rest of their collection.



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Gorgeous piece r0gue!




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First new watch of 2016. Two out, one in for the year. I'm running a pretty tight ship now (for a watch nerd).



I'd like a shot at that when you decide to retire it! Smile


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Eek Just looked up the Glashutte, be a while before I'm in the market for anything like that.




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Very nice Rogue.

That watch would only look good on a strap. But I find that in Houston's climate, leather always feels sweaty and sticky, so I am saved from myself.




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I can't believe how much money I have tied up in my 6105, and how much they are selling for now.

Pictures of restored 6105
http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...330043904#4330043904


Looking at your pictures, I would say it was money well spent! Beautiful work.

RMD


Thank you for that compliment, I was very, very pleased wih Mr Klein's work.

Mr Alexyon of IWW, has done watch work for me in the past, his work is excellent, but for some reason I chose Klein Vintage for the resto.

For me, Good Seiko watches are hard to beat. Would live to have a Sawtooth!


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What is the consensus on Orient watches? I love orange divers, and the Orient Men's SEL03002M0M-Force Stainless Steel Watch with Link Bracelet and 40 hour power reserve indicator has really caught my eye -- even if the date isn't where I'm used to having it:

 
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I think Orient makes a good watch for a fair price.

I don't care for that one, though. I have never been a fan of a power reserve complication. I also think the black and silver bezel is too busy.

But that is just personal preference.




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Great thread. I don't have thousands to spend. Maybe up to 300 for a nice dive watch. Been kicking around. What is the consensus on Victorinox and Stuhrling?


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Seiko divers, $300 and up. These are all good watches.

https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-S...K36D68SYMVD9FVSZRMSR

https://www.amazon.com/PROSPEX...keywords=seiko+diver

https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-S...keywords=seiko+diver




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I like the Seiko line as well for their value, utility, and general good function. They lack exclusivity, but at $300 most watches will unless you find a micro maker from Asia and that can be a bit of a risk.

Victorinox and Stuhrling are both fine lines, though I think one tends to pay a bit for their names as well as their hardware.

Good luck,

RMD




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I like the Seiko line as well for their value, utility, and general good function. They lack exclusivity, but at $300 most watches will unless you find a micro maker from Asia and that can be a bit of a risk.

Victorinox and Stuhrling are both fine lines, though I think one tends to pay a bit for their names as well as their hardware.

Good luck,

RMD


Thanks for your response. Seiko seems to be very popular with the membership. I need a beater watch for work. I'm a welder/fabricator and I don't look to spend very much on that at all. I have a dress watch my wife bought for me, but I'd also like a weekend watch. I've always wanted a Luminox but recent reviews here have me looking at other lines. For some reason this watch really caught my eye.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008...e93a50ad8ba2f42c9d_S

And of course this one.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000...oliid=I20HVXLRBABS1O

Now can someone please explain what an automatic is? I understand the term in the firearms world, but have no clue what it means in the watch world.


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I like the Seiko line as well for their value, utility, and general good function. They lack exclusivity, but at $300 most watches will unless you find a micro maker from Asia and that can be a bit of a risk.

Victorinox and Stuhrling are both fine lines, though I think one tends to pay a bit for their names as well as their hardware.

Good luck,

RMD


Thanks for your response. Seiko seems to be very popular with the membership. I need a beater watch for work. I'm a welder/fabricator and I don't look to spend very much on that at all. I have a dress watch my wife bought for me, but I'd also like a weekend watch. I've always wanted a Luminox but recent reviews here have me looking at other lines. For some reason this watch really caught my eye.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008...e93a50ad8ba2f42c9d_S

And of course this one.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000...oliid=I20HVXLRBABS1O

Now can someone please explain what an automatic is? I understand the term in the firearms world, but have no clue what it means in the watch world.

And automatic watch is simply one that does not require a battery. Quartz means a battery operated movement.



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