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Old 11-17-2011, 04:26 PM   #1251
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This reminds me of JLC's "Have you ever worn a real watch" ad campaign

I have nothing against watches with ETA movements, I own a couple myself. What I don't like is when certain companies stick a stock ETA movement or slightly modified ETA movement and try to pass it off as an in-house movement and charge in-house prices for it. I am aware that there are some companies that do extensive modifications to the ETA movements.
lol what might be the worst though, would be these smaller boutique branded watches that use the base ETA movements and then all of a sudden they claim the watch to be SWISS MADE or SWISS movement, but the rest of the parts are just the generic catalogue type.

there are those that you do pay a hefty amount for the design though. i just wish that the newer watch brands all have some form of certificate they give you when you buy one of their watches that claim 1000M or 2000M WR. I've read a watch brand before (forgot what it was) claiming to have 1000M WR then water got into the case at around 20 or 30m only.

@joquio, just wait till you see some of the mods they've done on black and orange monsters that, and more mods on the skx007 lol
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:25 PM   #1252
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I've read a watch brand before (forgot what it was) claiming to have 1000M WR then water got into the case at around 20 or 30m only.
most recent one I've read was helson's shark diver. Failed some guy 2-3 times, but each time he got a new watch...qc issues I guess, and kudos to helson for replacing.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:19 AM   #1253
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*thumbs up* It's about variety. Keep what you got and add the 007 later!

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Damn you flameboy54.
You just HAD to show me such a nice picture of your Black Monster.
First I was pretty set on the Black Monster but since I'm getting the Blackout Citizen I thought why not get the Orange Monster instead. It took me soooooooooooo long to finally decide on the Orange Monster.
No I have second thoughts about it.......DAMN YOU!!!!

Maybe I'll get the skx007 in the future to make up for the Black Monster haha
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:19 PM   #1254
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for those of you guys who have seikos and citizen automatics, where do you guys bring your watches to get it regulated?
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:38 PM   #1255
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I'm not a big fan of jewellery (and no watch expert) but am loving my seiko military. My pops is a big Seiko fan and recommended I look at a few. Snapped a quick pic after a good training session.
Doesn't keep super accurate time but for under $100 I'm not complaining. Needs a few knicks and scratches. Highly recommend for the average joe looking for a relliable day to day watch.

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for those of you guys who have seikos and citizen automatics, where do you guys bring your watches to get it regulated?
alltime watch repair in richmond, next to staples. knowledgeable, nice dude
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:59 AM   #1257
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sounds good! i know that guy, went to his store a number of times to get some bracelets sized. good to know he can regulate too!
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:53 PM   #1258
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traded my old mako for the mako xl...

i reiterate, you cannot get a better watch for ~200 than orient
Anyone else have an Orient beside Sid Vicious?
Would love to know about your experience with Orient watches.

I received my stealth Citizen and Orange Monster over the weekend and I'm already eyeing for another watch

I am having a hard time choosing between the Seiko Skx007 and the Orient Black Mako. I think I will go for the Black Mako because it's a bit more dressy compared to 007 and more versatile.
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:34 PM   #1259
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Picked this bad boy up last week:

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Picked this bad boy up last week:

Nice, I hope you didn't over pay for that if you know what I mean!
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:11 AM   #1261
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Nice, I hope you didn't over pay for that if you know what I mean!
Got a small discount, and it's an N series. Yes, had to donate lots of blood for this... and trade my PAM104 for it. Boy was it worth it. This 1950s case is quite nice.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:57 AM   #1262
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L and M are trading @ 2nd hand market for as low as $6000.

There are reasons not to buy it 2nd hand though, so congrats on the N!
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:51 AM   #1263
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^^^ vintage swiss ammo strap?
honestly...i don't get all the rage with vintage swiss ammo straps
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:08 PM   #1264
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I like vintage ammo straps, but I dislike the pricing. Also, there is really no way to tell where that leather came from imo.

Also, can't really wear them with suits...come to think of it I haven't worn an ammo in a few months lol.
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:02 PM   #1265
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yeah for the pricing of some of these vintage swiss ammo, they're already up with custom croc/gator straps.

i'd rather get a horween shell cordovan than ammo. or, anonimo kodiaks :d
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:33 PM   #1266
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honestly...i don't get all the rage with vintage swiss ammo straps
No, just a simple Gunny strap, caitlyn 4. Just really thick and distressed. Ordered up an oem deployant and honey croc and 2 others.. dang, this is a sickness.

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I like vintage ammo straps, but I dislike the pricing. Also, there is really no way to tell where that leather came from imo.

Also, can't really wear them with suits...come to think of it I haven't worn an ammo in a few months lol.
I don't get the pricing as well as they can easily reach $350. I don't get the oem straps which are around $600.... with buckle. And I think its quite tough wearing these with dress shirts..

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L and M are trading @ 2nd hand market for as low as $6000.

There are reasons not to buy it 2nd hand though, so congrats on the N!
Yes, tempted as I've seen them for $5800 used, but for a little more, I chose with brand new.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:26 PM   #1267
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Though this isn't one of the watch forums I frequent, I find myself here a lot lol.

What do you guys think? I just picked this up, and now thinking of flipping it since I have too many watches in rotation.





Final Fantasy Seiko, JDM version (1000 made).

I actually get way more questions about it than my other watches....fail...........lol
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What makes it a final fantasy watch?
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What makes it a final fantasy watch?
Remember that semi-crappy final fantasy CGI movie (spirits within i think)?

Well Seiko did a tie-in limited run of watches, which was one of the first watches to use that negative LCD. The watch is "in the movie" as its what the soldiers wore lol.

The watch itself doesn't have any final fantasy branding.

They produced around 1000 jdm version first run, and an additional unknown amount of china-made ones as demand increased.

I saw this watch back in 2001 and thought I must have one! Only able to get one today, but at least its the JDM one.
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:36 AM   #1270
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thinking about getting one like this REVIEW: The CX Swiss Military HURRICANE>>>>>>>> saw the review today and pretty much went what do u guys think

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Old 11-24-2011, 06:16 AM   #1271
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A little too toy-looking for my personal taste..
Looks nice and sporty though.
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well i was thinking more of the black one but im not planning on this being a special occasion watch either
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but the review one had better pictures

it uses a valjoux 77 movement 200m resistance /shrug

I wouldnt mind their divers watch either with 20,000ft resistant (they should make one that does 20,000 leagues )


think this'll be my xmas gift to myself
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:59 AM   #1273
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Though this isn't one of the watch forums I frequent, I find myself here a lot lol.

What do you guys think? I just picked this up, and now thinking of flipping it since I have too many watches in rotation.





Final Fantasy Seiko, JDM version (1000 made).

I actually get way more questions about it than my other watches....fail...........lol

Just curious, how much did the watch cost you? I did a quick ebay search and they're around 500-1000.

I want one too!
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L and M are trading @ 2nd hand market for as low as $6000.

There are reasons not to buy it 2nd hand though, so congrats on the N!
Just wondering, why shouldn't you buy it 2nd hand? I'd love to own a Panerai but I dont think I'll be able to buy brand new.
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Just wondering, why shouldn't you buy it 2nd hand? I'd love to own a Panerai but I dont think I'll be able to buy brand new.
For the newer in house movement model I was looking at, approximately 15% more, I just chose to get new. Of course if the 2nd hand was a huge difference.. then that's a different story. =)
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