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post #1561 of 4085
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Originally Posted by kushburner View Post

Is it normal for my mechanical seiko 5 to stop moving after putting it down for 3-5 hours? It does this every time since I got it

No. My Seiko 5 had a good power reserve (until it stopped working, was not worth repairing b/c it cost me £25).

How long have you owned the watch for?
post #1562 of 4085
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Originally Posted by dron View Post

and mine
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I spotted a Seastar at my local thrift today for $10, but it looked a little rough. I may go back and pick it up anyway.
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post #1564 of 4085
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Originally Posted by heartworm View Post

Just got a Seiko SKX007 and I'm really happy with it so far, it looks and feels like a much more expensive watch and keeps good time. I was originally going to buy a Laco B-uhr but reading the posts of a Seiko geek on a local forum got me hooked. I'll get a flieger type watch for my next one though.
The picture is from the lab so labcoat/nitril glove combo.
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having trouble changing the strap on my skx007. anyone knows how? it does not have the "ridge" for the screwdriver to push down. hope someone can help.

thanks
post #1565 of 4085
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Originally Posted by pronxs View Post

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Can you hook it up with some details of this time piece? I'm diggin the dial. is this custom?
post #1566 of 4085
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Originally Posted by djwoblely View Post

Can you hook it up with some details of this time piece? I'm diggin the dial. is this custom?

Naw, that is the Seiko "Spork," or SRP043K1. They are now discontinued, but you see 'em pop up from time to time. They generally get snatched up pretty quick. For the best selection of "cheap" Seikos, check out the following:

seiyajapan.com [has a bunch from the sarb line, and JDM stuff]
longislandwatch.com
post #1567 of 4085
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Originally Posted by Macallan View Post


No. My Seiko 5 had a good power reserve (until it stopped working, was not worth repairing b/c it cost me £25).
How long have you owned the watch for?


Ive owned it for less than a month and it's been like this since the first day

post #1568 of 4085
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Originally Posted by kushburner View Post



Ive owned it for less than a month and it's been like this since the first day

are you sure you have it wound up sufficiently.
post #1569 of 4085
My $10 Seastar turned out to be a $10 donation to the thrift store. Jeweler said it would cost at least $200 to get it running and its just not worth it. Too bad as it is a really cool looking watch.
post #1570 of 4085
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Originally Posted by pronxs View Post

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Where did you get that strap?

Does anyone have a good source for good quality budget straps? Would like to stay under $30 but would go up to $50 if it's a great strap...

I just bought a $15 black strap on eBay to test out before I purchase 2 brown ones and I won't be going with the same seller. Band is very stiff and feels almost like plastic (but smells like leather).

Thanks!
post #1571 of 4085
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Originally Posted by RangerP View Post


Where did you get that strap?

Does anyone have a good source for good quality budget straps? Would like to stay under $30 but would go up to $50 if it's a great strap...

I just bought a $15 black strap on eBay to test out before I purchase 2 brown ones and I won't be going with the same seller. Band is very stiff and feels almost like plastic (but smells like leather).

Thanks!

http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/soulsis78556h/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686

Stick to the matte finish medium sized tiles for the best quality gator leather. I have the dark brown 18mm strap, and it looks fantastic. Product came a little darker than pictured though.
post #1572 of 4085
I've had my eye on a diver all the sudden, but a sub is way out of my budget. If you had to chose between a seiko 5 or an orient diver all things being equal, whats the preference?


400

or

375

and the original.....

526
post #1573 of 4085
I'd check out this too.

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post #1574 of 4085
I would take the Orient over the Seiko 5. Also, i would try to pick up an Orient Ray if you want a sub-homage. Sadly, I don't think that you can get the 50% off deal on Orient anymore frown.gif.
post #1575 of 4085
How about getting the Seiko SKX-007. It's about the same price as the seiko 5 and is much better looking. Eyeing one for daily usage. Pair it up with a leather or NATO strap. That is one to die for.
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