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Quote: Originally Posted by Wingnut Seiko's Kinetic is an electronic quartz movement. It is powered by "electricity" and is Seiko's answer to the Citizen Eco-Drive technology that recharges its internal cell with ambient light. To get around Citizen's patents, Seiko devised a mechanical charging system that uses a rotor similar to that used in a mechanical watch. Instead of a gear train that winds a mainspring though, it uses a sub-miniature coil and...
Quote: Originally Posted by davidsj What do you guys think of this watch? http://www.seiyajapan.com/product/S-...z_SBQK085.html http://www.seiyajapan.com/product/S-...z_SBQK087.html For the price it seems like a steal. Those watches at those prices are a steal (and you should be very ashamed about paying so little ). They are very nice-looking watches with a truly great movement in them, the Seiko 8F32. This movement, like all of the...
Quote: Originally Posted by Sgt_Strider lol, thx for the reassurance. I'm just wondering how do I get the leather strap to fit my wrist perfectly? Does Seiko sell different kind of straps to accomodate the differences in wrist size or I just have to use the different holes in the strap to secure it on my wrist? If you have small wrists, shorter-than-normal watchstraps are available from a number of places. Here are two from whom I've bought...
Quote: Originally Posted by Aperipan Functionally, Seiko and many Japanese firms make a great functional product but they can't design. You're kidding, right? Take a look at some Seiko Credors or Citizen Campanolas or Chronomasters (all of these Japan-market watches). In my opinion, their design is far superior to what's coming out of Switzerland these days. You may not like their designs, but that's personal preference, and to assert that...
Wow, what a shoe collection! What's the status of those shoes, Andrew? Are they for sale? Are they all in large sizes?
I haven't been following this thread for some time, but dropped in today. It seems that some of you are looking for good MTM shirtmakers. A while back, I described my experiences in this area--not sure whether it was on this thread or another. In any case, in my experience the two best in Vancouver are (a) Chevalier Creations (925 W. Georgia--near Hornby; 604-687-8428) and (b) Minichiello's (North Van--127 W. Esplanade about a block west of Lonsdale; 604) 985-9222). I...
Quote: Originally Posted by Sgt_Strider Thx for the explanation man. I'll do a bit more research over the coming week and hopefully I'll be ready to make a purchase by next weekend. For me, I think I would prefer a smaller watch because I'm a very slim Asian guy. Big watches would look weird on me. I actually want a classic looking watch. If I decide to go with the watch that has the metal strap, how do I get it to fit my wrist perfectly? Do I have to...
Quote: Originally Posted by Sgt_Strider I currently have my eyes on these two Seiko watches: http://www.seiyajapan.com/product/S-...5_SARB029.html http://www.seiyajapan.com/product/S-...5_SCVS015.html Other than the price difference, what sets these two watches apart? I know this is rather stupid to ask, but how does these two watches even compare to a Tag Heuer watch like...
Quote: Originally Posted by Sgt_Strider Thanks for the info Roger. Of the two sellers, which one do you prefer? I still find it hard to believe that Seiya can even sell those watches at those prices. I just checked the exchange rate and it seems like Seiya is selling those watches at a loss base on today's exchange rate. Of the two, I've often found Higuchi's prices a touch lower than Seiya's. Higuchi's English is considerably better than...
Yes, Seiko is very underrated in North America (although certainly not in Japan). They produce some of the world's finest watches, and I'm talking here about phenomenally beautiful and accurate timepieces, both mechanical and quartz. These high-end Seikos are, for the most part, the "Japan-only" models, and are seldom seen in NA. There are essentially two well-established sources for these high-end Seikos (and high-end Citizen watches too, which also are phenomenally...
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