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Old 10-16-19, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by hagak View Post
For some reason I have noticed people in the medical profession tend to wear watches a good bit, again usually inexpensive digital ones. I suspect because doing a quick HR check with a smartphone is not as easy as a cheap digital watch.
Exactly. You just need to remember when you started doing vitals if you don't start at 00
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I think I'm at a point where that seems like a very good option. I'd love to put a reliable movement behind that face. Where would I shop for that?
Probably back on eBay where you found your Seiko.

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Old 10-17-19, 04:39 AM
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Probably back on eBay where you found your Seiko.

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You would be correct. The MH-36a movement is, as far as I'm concerned, a real upgrade to the older movement; it hand winds and hacks. You might as well order the correct day/date wheels if your crown is at 4 o'clock.

Somewhere back in this thread is my swap photos on my Seiko diver.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
You would be correct. The MH-36a movement is, as far as I'm concerned, a real upgrade to the older movement; it hand winds and hacks. You might as well order the correct day/date wheels if your crown is at 4 o'clock.
Thanks! Do you mean NH36A?

My crown is at 4, but I'm struggling to think why it makes a difference. And why does it include 2 stems? And is it ok that it's 'just' SII=Seiko Instruments Inc and not 'Seiko'?

Somewhere back in this thread is my swap photos on my Seiko diver.
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Old 10-17-19, 11:17 AM
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My first Citizen Eco-Drive. I got rid of the original 18mm stiff fabric strap with grommet eyelets and replaced it with a Barton leather 20mm NATO which I turned into a simple slip through Zulu. The oversized strap keeps the watch in place, no slipping through.

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Old 10-17-19, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Thanks! Do you mean NH36A?

My crown is at 4, but I'm struggling to think why it makes a difference. And why does it include 2 stems? And is it ok that it's 'just' SII=Seiko Instruments Inc and not 'Seiko'?



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Yes, I meant "n" it was 5am...

I took there word for it that the numbers would mis-align. I did think obout trying to use the old day/date wheels but decided the new ones were cheaper than a redo.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Yes, I meant "n" it was 5am...

I took there word for it that the numbers would mis-align. I did think obout trying to use the old day/date wheels but decided the new ones were cheaper than a redo.
Thinking a little harder, I think I understand. It's not about the day/date aligning with each other, it's about aligning in the viewing window.

In this pic, if you install the crown at 3:00 like it is shown, the date will be fully in the window but the day would not. But if you rotate that crown down to 4:00, then it looks like Chinese Thursday the 1st would show up in the window really well.




The strange thing is, that picture is from an ebay listing that claims to be for a 3 o'clock crown.
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Old 10-18-19, 02:15 PM
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My first Citizen Eco-Drive. I got rid of the original 18mm stiff fabric strap with grommet eyelets and replaced it with a Barton leather 20mm NATO which I turned into a simple slip through Zulu. The oversized strap keeps the watch in place, no slipping through.

I used to love my orange citizen eco drive watch, but I used to somehow accidentally bump one of the buttons that would change the time or date and it was such a pain in the butt to change back that I just gifted it to my son. And he loves it.
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Originally Posted by roadfix View Post

Really love this particular Citizen, and may have to pick one up at some point.

But for now, waiting on a Seiko STL079 incoming, and this just came back from service:

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Finally found someone to service a Bell-Matic for me. This just in:

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Old 10-26-19, 03:27 PM
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Is that a "real" Rolex or one of them Chinatown Rolexes?
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Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
My first Citizen Eco-Drive. I got rid of the original 18mm stiff fabric strap with grommet eyelets and replaced it with a Barton leather 20mm NATO which I turned into a simple slip through Zulu. The oversized strap keeps the watch in place, no slipping through.

I've got this one as my beater. Aside from the crystal being all scratched up, it's one tough cookie. The OEM strap is uncomfortable trash though.

I own/owned a myriad of "high end" timepieces, but this Promaster is my go-to for almost everything.

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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Is that a "real" Rolex or one of them Chinatown Rolexes?
Real. I just can't take a good photo. It's from the early 90s. A friend gave me a deal on it.
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Old 11-12-19, 05:43 AM
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Real. I just can't take a good photo. It's from the early 90s. A friend gave me a deal on it.
Pulling your chain!

Rolexes I have avoided because they are even more of a minefield than Omega Seamaster 300's from the '60s.
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Real. I just can't take a good photo. It's from the early 90s. A friend gave me a deal on it.
Coincidentally, this appeared in my inbox this AM:

Rolex Day-Date – Historical Overview Of Rolex’s Flagship
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Orient Mako USA II , it just arrived the other day. At 41mm across, it doesn't dominate, and is very comfortable. The bezel was upgraded to a lumed ceramic one (original also supplied).

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the girl at the kays jeweler here, is a former cat level racer. apparently the weather and injury got her out. i talked to her several times while killing time for doctors appointments
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My son has started to get into watches and is now more understanding of my obsession. He picked up a Seiko Diver after investigating for several months. Realized that Japanese movements are the best bang for the buck all the way around.
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Newbie here on the site but not to watches. To say I'm a bit of a watch freak is an understatement. I own 50+ watches all the way from a Tudor and a couple Breitlings to a number of GShocks. Everything in between as well.
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Recent acquisition from a seller I follow in Mexico. For whatever reason bidding on this one was almost non-existent so I made a mercy buy.

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New to this thread.
I own one bumper model Pole Router, two Movado museum models, four Festina models 2 tour models from 2005, and two from later tours. And a few others like the Seiko five, and Wenger Swiss army models. Also in the group is a bunch of Bulova 23 models, and one marine star that is leaving soon. I will have to get pics into the thread as soon as I can get pics for ya. I am surprised, that there have not been any Festina tour models mentioned in this thread. smiles, MH

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I am surprised, that there have not been any Festina tour models mentioned in this thread. smiles, MH
Good point. The Festina models are a bit "blingy" to me; then again, that can be the point of a Tdf-theme watch. I'd like to get a 2015 Limited Edition Chrono Bike (F16883/1), it's a lovely looking watch in brown/bronze.

Not mine, just as an example... would love to have one.
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I'm a newbie to better-quality watches, so do any of you 'experts' here have any opinions on Victoronix watches? I'd like to get a better-quality watch, and can get a Victoronix for 33% off of list price, just not sure if they stand up as well as their knives.
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