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post #1051 of 3873
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post



Any mechanism that makes a watch tick is called a movement; this includes quartz, manual (hand wind), and automatic (which uses a rotor to wind the watch with motion). The guts of a digital watch are called modules. If you can wind the watch by shaking it it is automatic otherwise it is manual. Seagull movements are OK for what they are but I would not expect them to last for more than a few years if that.

On what basis do you say that a sea-gull movement shouldn't last more than a few years?
post #1052 of 3873
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Originally Posted by cioni2k View Post

Could be wrong but that looks like the Timex that's offered through J Crew

Not quite - it's the Timex Weekender, which looks very similar and is about 1/4 the price.
post #1053 of 3873
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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post

Not quite - it's the Timex Weekender, which looks very similar and is about 1/4 the price.

Then that's the smart move for sure. I'm not a fan of how J Crew marked up a Timex watch so much.
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My humble Seiko on SEL oyster bracelet photo(13).JPG 882k .JPG file
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I bought a Parnis off of ebay and it's a bit too big for my wrist. Never worn and still has plastic protecting cover. Easier to sell it here than return to Hong Kong. http://www.styleforum.net/t/273254/parnis-42mm-automatic-polished-white-dial-date
post #1056 of 3873
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Originally Posted by tomee View Post

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That looks really great; can you tell us how loud it ticks? I had a Timex once that was just obnoxiously loud.

Also, a lume shot would be greatly appreciated.
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post #1058 of 3873
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

That looks really great; can you tell us how loud it ticks? I had a Timex once that was just obnoxiously loud.
Also, a lume shot would be greatly appreciated.

to be honest i havent even worn it yet lol

here is a lume shot i did

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post #1059 of 3873
Thanks a lot. Just ordered the watch. 22€ through amazon.com. The folks at watchuseek say that the ticking is noticeable when you're alone, so I guess it's as loud as the other Timex watch I have - which does bother me, but it just looks too good.

My current beater:

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Edited by Sander - 11/15/11 at 9:01am
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I've just taken delivery of a Uniform Wares 200 series. Never seen it in the flesh before ordering. I have to say i'm pretty impressed. It has a nice 'chunky' feel to it without feeling overly large and the quality is great.

 

£225 including VAT and UK delivery

 

 

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You'll have to excuse the poor iPhone photographs. Below is an official one from the website which shows it off far better.

 

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post #1061 of 3873

Here is my 1927 Bulova,  Nickel plated (I think) case, champagne face, cobalt hands, and sweeping second hand.   Please click on image for larger image and better detail.

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Edited by McBindle - 11/15/11 at 11:41am
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^ simply stunning

post #1063 of 3873
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Originally Posted by McBindle View Post

Here is my 1927 Bulova,  Nickel plated (I think) case, champagne face, cobalt hands, and sweeping second hand.   Please click on image for larger image and better detail.

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I really like the vintage Bulovas. Nice, American made watches.

post #1064 of 3873
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Originally Posted by B|aze View Post

On what basis do you say that a sea-gull movement shouldn't last more than a few years?

Depends on the movement. The more complicated Seagull movements, even ones such as the ST-19 movement used in the Seagull 1963, are known to have problems, and I had the misfortune of discovering this first hand.
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The crystal face on my Parnis just spontaneously cracked. ffffuuuu.gif
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