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    A new watch, the highlight of my week

    I had to get this from overseas, no one I can find sells this here. It is a Seiko snx427 automatic military spec watch. Just tells the time and date. Has a rotor that converts arm movement into energy by keeping the spring wound. This is the first watch I have owned in four years. I am quite pleased, accurate so far to +- 2 seconds, not bad for a mechanical watch.
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    Thats actaully a sharp looking watch. I dont like digital watches, i think mechanical ones have a sort of class but thats me. digital is boring.

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    Seiko is hard to beat for a mechanical watch, This one has a skeleton back, I tried to put up a pic but it was to big. I aspire to an Omega Seamaster or Burberry Chronometer, but functionally this watch is just as good and I am very pleased.
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    I like it Rev. Nice and simple(simple is good)

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    Sweet, those things are nostalgic for me.
    I've got a citizen skyhawk but eventually I want something like a bell & ross.
    They remind me of the Rivendell of watches.
    As much as I like automatic movements, mine's solar, never needs a battery, and it keeps time to within 1 second every 1.5-2 months. A friend of mine at work bought the same watch and 3 months since we sync'ed it with the atomic clock, both our watches are within half a second of each other and everytime the voice on the radio says, "and the 1010WINS time at the tone is 11am.. BEEP" and we look at our watches, it hits 0 sec almost dead on.

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    The Poljots are pretty cool to, esp. the real Russian(no english markings) and pre collapse models. I have heard they are not that accurate tho.
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    A friend of mine bought a watch that works off of "arm action", as does your new watch. But, her arm does not get enough action. So, she is now looking for a machine to "rock" her watch while she is asleep. Kind of like a "dog walker" for watches.

    But, I'm a sucker for a nice looking watch, and yours is very cool looking.

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    "But, her arm does not get enough action. So, she is now looking for a machine to "rock" her watch while she is asleep. Kind of like a "dog walker" for watches."
    Is this person professionally still? About thirty seconds of arm swinging should keep it going for the day. This is usually only a problem with people that own several and don't wear them every day and also don't want to reset them every time they put them on.
    The auto winders can be exspensive. The cheaper ones are for watch makers that have a lot of watches and they do not have to worry about the watch being on the "winder" for an extended period. For a personal "winder" you need one that is gentle and timed to not work the rotor and spring to much. (Isn't the internet great, I can do research for hours, I did before I got this watch, about stuff I don't need to know and look how it has come in handy )
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    You can get a watch that runs off the heat generated by you. Don't even need to ... move your arm.

    But then again i'm sure most of you do some "arm swinging" in your own private time.

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    Nice! I really like that watch. May I ask, did you get it on ebay? Also, who was the vendor?

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    I did get it off Ebay. I tried to find one local but this model does not appear to be sold in the US. watches59 was the seller. It got here from Singapore in about 10 days. If you look for snx427 a bunch of them will pop up.
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    Was the watch reasonably priced? I have no idea how much a watch like that goes for normally...

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    They run $50-60 and the shipping $12-15. I felt that was a good deal. A lot of the automatics I found were several hundred dollars. They are not as accurate as a digital but there is something cool about all those little gears whirring away. Besides if I can get away without one for four years accuracy must not be that big a deal
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    I have one of the first generations of Citizen Eco Drive solar watches. I like it, a sit is one of the slimmest all metal men's watches I have been able to find. The solar cells make a cool looking wave pattern in the center of the face. Occasionally in the winter it runs out of juice as long sleeves tend to cover it for days.

    My wife hates the watch as an old girlfriend gave it to me for my birthday. I try to tell her that I have no emotional attachment, but that it is a nice looking watch. Of course I took it off for all of our wedding and honeymoon photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ofofhy
    I have one of the first generations of Citizen Eco Drive solar watches. I like it, a sit is one of the slimmest all metal men's watches I have been able to find. The solar cells make a cool looking wave pattern in the center of the face. Occasionally in the winter it runs out of juice as long sleeves tend to cover it for days.

    My wife hates the watch as an old girlfriend gave it to me for my birthday. I try to tell her that I have no emotional attachment, but that it is a nice looking watch. Of course I took it off for all of our wedding and honeymoon photos.
    The the subdial hands and second hand and display on mine shuts itself down when it's in my sleeve for more than 30 seconds. When I take it out, all the hands whiz back to the correct positions.

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    "The the subdial hands and second hand and display on mine shuts itself down when it's in my sleeve for more than 30 seconds. When I take it out, all the hands whiz back to the correct positions."

    Now that is COOL. Like the date function mechanicals that only have to be reset on leap years (That is a lot of extra little gears)
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    this is a watch...


    cool feature -- the lights can be seen over a mile away.
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    sweet watch!! I have been just buying the 15 dollar casios the last few years.
    No heartbreak if it gets busted.
    So far the straps wear out before the watch does.
    Analog would be cool though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
    "The the subdial hands and second hand and display on mine shuts itself down when it's in my sleeve for more than 30 seconds. When I take it out, all the hands whiz back to the correct positions."

    Now that is COOL. Like the date function mechanicals that only have to be reset on leap years (That is a lot of extra little gears)
    There's a video of it here: http://www.zetleins.onau.net/movies/...k_pwrsave1.mpg
    It helps me complete the illusion (or delusion) that my watch is alive. People in elevators always end up doing a double take when I look at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dog hair
    this is a watch...


    cool feature -- the lights can be seen over a mile away.
    What IS that thing?
    At least when the crown rusts in place, I can use a 1/16" hex to turn it.

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    does stainless steel rust?

    http://www.specialopswatch.com/specs.html

    maybe it eventually does? i dunno -- hasn't yet.
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    Depends on the grade of stainless. Some do rust.
    That is a cool looking watch but if I were special ops i don't think I would want a light that could be seen a mile away, isn't the accurate range of an M50 sniper ***** about two miles? Might get your watch blown off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dog hair
    does stainless steel rust?

    http://www.specialopswatch.com/specs.html

    maybe it eventually does? i dunno -- hasn't yet.
    Well technically it doesn't form ironoxide, it forms chromiumoxide. But that was a joke heh. That watch is like those navy seals watches with the glowing radioactive capsules.

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    haha...i would think that with the type of training you would recieve to be considered for or included in the special ops category, you would almost have to possess a level of judgement that would prevent you from having your watch seen by ANY sniper, let alone one about to zap you with an M50 from 2 miles.
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    I don't think ANY navy seal actually uses any of those watches. I have 3 coworkers who were in the navy and they snicker at poseurs who buy those watches.

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