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Old 05-22-23, 08:39 AM
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Oh, but mon ami, you can afford an Omega Speedmaster...a Swatch Omega Speedmaster!



Note: This is not a 'copy' or a 'knockoff', and the logos are all legit and legal. Swatch is the parent company of Omega.
It's plastic. And the subdials are spaced differently. No thanks.
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We're visiting my daughters home in Louisiana this week. My seven year old granddaughter received her first watch - a Casio dive watch. Maybe it will live until school starts in September, I'm sure it will take a beating!
She was very thrilled and hasn't taken it off.


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Old 05-26-23, 08:10 AM
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I liked this seagull-esque crystal flare on the face of my Bauhaus Sea-Gull automatic.

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Old 05-26-23, 08:20 AM
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There's a Dura Ace 25th Anniversary Seiko on eBay now.

Dura Ace 25th Anniversary Watch

And then there's this one which, ironically, looks much better to me as a watch than as a crankset:

Dura Ace Crank Watch

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Old 07-04-23, 04:40 AM
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Just back from a service, this early Heuer Monnin 844 was gifted to me by a good friend. It had sat in a drawer for over four decades after some damage that took its bezel and marred the crystal. After locating a new (used) bezel I sent it out for a full service, which revealed other internal issues. Justin at TAG1000Diver did an amazing job getting it sorted and looking beautiful again.


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Old 07-04-23, 05:03 AM
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Just back from a service, this early Heuer Monnin 844 was gifted to me by a good friend. It had sat in a drawer for over four decades after some damage that took its bezel and marred the crystal. After locating a new (used) bezel I sent shipped it out for a full service, which revealed other internal issues. Justin at TAG1000Diver did an amazing job getting it sorted and looking beautiful again.
That was a great save - those Heuer watches were amazing.
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The Seiko Willard re-issue was still for me, too pricey. So, I picked up on little used Japanese issue version a few months ago (SBDC109), shown here a few months ago. I love the watch, but it was nothing but trouble. After a week of vacation use, it started gaining over a minute per day. I learned that I had a great resource here in my small town, Maryland Watch Works. They build assemble microbrands for Formex, Hager, Island Watch, etc. I took the watch to him, in the hopes it could be regulated. He gave me bad news, and said the amplitude of the watch was too low, and the movement would need to be replaced. He's a Seiko dealer, and said he has seen a number of these 2020 6R35 movements just fail. Even though my Japanese only watch had no warranty, he was sure Seiko would replace it under goodwill.

So, I sent the watch to the NJ service center. They declined to fix it under warranty, and said the repair would cost $285. Fortunately, the WatchUSeek member I bought it from agreed to pay for the repair. Seiko sent it back and I had it checked again. My local guy said they only regulated it, and did not replace the movement. He said it would fail in a year or so. Seiko only gave me a one year warranty, so I called and asked them to take it back, and replace the movement. It took some persistence from me (and his statement) and eventually they agreed to replace the movement. Then, they said the movements were back-ordered (which explains the repair). A few weeks ago, they said movements were back in stock, and I returned it. I rec'd it back last week, and had my guy check it - yes, they did replace the movement and he declared it sound.

I celebrated with another Chevron strap. So, if you pick up a used Willard re-issue, vet it carefully. My guy said Seiko dealers are calling these "Covid Movements".



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Old 11-12-23, 11:55 PM
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My three other watch purchases: 3 Breitling Chronomat B01



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Old 11-13-23, 01:11 PM
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I like a simple, thin watch and don't crave features. A second hand would be nice to have but isn't necessary.

I occasionally ask myself if I'd like a smart watch. I love gadgetry, but I don't think it would be good for me. My cow-orker gets to see her texts and emails discreetly, and that's nice, but it's not enough of a reason for me to go through all the trouble and expense.

I buy my watches from the watch repair shop. This one is one of the nicest I've owned.


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Old 11-14-23, 08:20 AM
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If not wearing this one, keeping the doctor away ....



I'm proudly wearing this one.

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Old 11-14-23, 08:51 AM
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impulse buy recently at Kohls. All I wanted was some Adidas socks. This was on a display in the aisle. It brings me back to 1977. I was 13. My best friend across the street had just gotten this watch for his birthday and I was sooo envious. 46 years later...

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Old 11-14-23, 10:11 AM
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I certainly have more bikes than watches... But this one, like my Basso Gap, is a favorite - Doxa Sub 300T divingstar with Isofrane strap

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Old 11-15-23, 11:04 AM
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"They take a licking and keep on ticking." A date Electric with an aftermarket band and two all-original high-frequency Dynabeats:

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