or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › If you had $250 to spend on a watch...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

If you had $250 to spend on a watch... - Page 13

post #181 of 208
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DhdZ...eature=related ^ this one plus colour straps
post #182 of 208
Well i havent used my seiko skx007 abecause I am waiting for a strap so I have it just on my desk.

Ive noticed after a couple of hours or even within an hour the watch just stops moving,

Whats with that? I thought these watches are supposed to have a 40 hour power reserve or something. You know for when you sleep. and this is with me just fiddling with the watch in my hand fo a couple of minutes every now and then during the day.

Can this watch be wound up or anything?
post #183 of 208
Wind it manually about 40-45 times clockwise and that should give it a full power, if it stops working after a few hours then you might want to get it calibrated or checked. Swinging it around or shaking doesn't really work as well and can just damage the watch.
post #184 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post
Yeah, I don't think I know of any automatic watch that cannot be manually wound using the crown.

"Other companies like Seiko and Orient developed highly efficient self-winding mechanisms that allowed their watches to be designed without a wind up feature. In some self-winding mechanisms, the rotor and winding system is less efficient and it would require the owner to move the watch back and forth for several minutes before it will start and hold enough energy to run for more than a couple of minutes. That's why on some brands the ability to wind up the watch manually has been retained."

Source:
http://www.selfdefensearmory.com/aboutautomatics.html
post #185 of 208
So what's the deal with that black on black easy reader? I still can't find it anywhere
post #186 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjnv View Post
Are there pictures somewhere? Can't seem to find them....

yeah it isnt out yet but its about 700 or so
post #187 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by kookydooky View Post
Just got a seiko skx007

Is it supposed to have a rattley sound when you shake it up a bit near the ear

Also how often should I be shaking up the watch to keep it running? (I am waiting for a strap to come in and its only the watch piece that I have now)

The rattling sound is the rotor spinning just wear the watch for a whole day to wind it...the watch winds by the movements of your wrist.Remember not to set the time from 9pm to 3am it'll mess up the watch.
post #188 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProperHill View Post
The rattling sound is the rotor spinning just wear the watch for a whole day to wind it...the watch winds by the movements of your wrist.Remember not to set the time from 9pm to 3am it'll mess up the watch.

What are you supposed to do if it dies in between those times?
post #189 of 208
SO how long is a Seiko 007 supposed to run for if not worn Also I am pretty sure I read somewhere that these Seikos dont have a wind up feature
post #190 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProperHill View Post
Remember not to set the DATE from 9pm to 3am it'll mess up the watch.
FTFY
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rosenberg View Post
What are you supposed to do if it dies in between those times?
Advance the time outside 9pm to 3am, then set the date. Then set the time. You can determine wheter the time is AM (midnight) or PM (noon) by manually advancing the time past 12:00. If the date rolls over to the next day, then the watch is in AM. If not, the watch is in PM.
post #191 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post
Yeah, I don't think I know of any automatic watch that cannot be manually wound using the crown.
Seiko 5's and watches that use their movement (e.g. Seiko Monster dive watches) can not be wound through the crown. They wind by shaking/moving only. I use to own both a Seiko 5 and an Orange Monster.
Quote:
Originally Posted by konoyaro View Post
...That's why on some brands the ability to wind up the watch manually has been retained."
Source:
http://www.selfdefensearmory.com/aboutautomatics.html
Some? I would say that the vast majority of automatic watches can be manually wound through the crown as well as shaking/moving.
post #192 of 208
I picked up a vintage Omega Seamaster on eBay for around $250. Endless eBay options in that price range if you are willing to go second hand.
post #193 of 208
Quote:
Originally Posted by WoodyStylee View Post
I picked up a vintage Omega Seamaster on eBay for around $250. Endless eBay options in that price range if you are willing to go second hand.

how do you know it's real?
post #194 of 208
tissot or omega
post #195 of 208
i would save up 250 more and troll the watch forums for a stowa artea
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › If you had $250 to spend on a watch...