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post #2566 of 3880
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

I finally made my decision.

 

It came down to the SNKE49 and the SNKH47. I ended up picking the SNKH47 because of off-white dial and the red second hand. Found it for $113 shipped here, though I paid $10 to get it sooner. Bought this Crown & Buckle leather strap to put on it. I'll post pictures when I finally get it. Really looking forward to it.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

After months of waiting, my SNKH47 finally arrived this morning. The first place I bought it from in Singapore actually never had it in stock but took a while to tell me. The second place eventually sent it but then it was lost in the mail. Luckily they had another in stock that I'm now wearing. According to their website, there's only one left in stock. If they indeed still have one, it's literally the last new SNKH47 I know of for sale.

 

The strap I mentioned above looked great in person, but I wasn't crazy about the finished edges on the sides. I ended up exchanging with the Crown & Buckle Bomber, which I'm very happy with.

 

All in all, I'm very happy to have my first automatic watch:

 

 

post #2567 of 3880
I really don't understand Seiko's brand policy. While I love their value for money, I often find the dials to be not too well-designed. Why do they put myriads of wonky-looking models out there instead of focusing on a few solid ones? No one could compete with that.
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post #2569 of 3880
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

After months of waiting, my SNKH47 finally arrived this morning. The first place I bought it from in Singapore actually never had it in stock but took a while to tell me. The second place eventually sent it but then it was lost in the mail. Luckily they had another in stock that I'm now wearing. According to their website, there's only one left in stock. If they indeed still have one, it's literally the last new SNKH47 I know of for sale.

 

The strap I mentioned above looked great in person, but I wasn't crazy about the finished edges on the sides. I ended up exchanging with the Crown & Buckle Bomber, which I'm very happy with.

 

All in all, I'm very happy to have my first automatic watch:

 

 

Are you serious? Thats your first auto! How about mehanical?  Where you born in the 60's or 70's ? If not then i could believe it!

post #2570 of 3880
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post


Sinn is a little overpriced considering they use unmodified 2824 movements. The main attraction is the hardened cases and the tool-ish styling, but I feel it has departed some way from Helmut Sinn's original vision after the company's acquisition. I think the Stowa Prodiver is a better tool watch for the money.

Wher do you find Stowa? Are they available to the U.S.?

post #2571 of 3880

Oldy, but goody! very niceicon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #2572 of 3880
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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

Wher do you find Stowa? Are they available to the U.S.?

Stowa is only available online through their website (stowa.de).  Watches are made as they are ordered, so expect a wait.

post #2573 of 3880

Someone say "Seiko 5"? Here's my poor man's Blancpain 50 Fathoms take off - a Seiko SNZH55 bought from Asia for £120. Shame the hardlex glass isn't up to much, but a nicer everyday watch.

 

 

post #2574 of 3880

My first automatic, the Blue Ray. Yes, I have small wrists.
post #2575 of 3880
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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

Are you serious? Thats your first auto! How about mehanical?  Where you born in the 60's or 70's ? If not then i could believe it!

 

First non-quartz. I was born in 1981, so I'm 31. Is this really so surprising?

post #2576 of 3880
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

First non-quartz. I was born in 1981, so I'm 31. Is this really so surprising?

Sorry, but you make me feel old as the moon! Want to trade bodys?

 

smile.gif  My firs mechanical I was 7 or 8 (see what happens to your memory) by Bradley Time! It was ole' Micky Mouse on a maybe, pleather, light blue strap! In around maybe, when you where 4or 5yrs old I got a swatch watch auto, that was my first auto!  (Simular to the one in photo; and no it doesnt fit grown-upsbiggrin.gif)

post #2577 of 3880
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Originally Posted by iksander View Post

Someone say "Seiko 5"? Here's my poor man's Blancpain 50 Fathoms take off - a Seiko SNZH55 bought from Asia for £120. Shame the hardlex glass isn't up to much, but a nicer everyday watch.

 

 

Great humor and nice watchsmile.gif

post #2578 of 3880
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Originally Posted by jimney View Post

Stowa is only available online through their website (stowa.de).  Watches are made as they are ordered, so expect a wait.

Thanks! I'm gonna check it out ! Made to order, thats sounds cool!

post #2579 of 3880
My one year old Daniel Wellington watch have spoilt. The minute hand have came lose and it moves about everytime you tilt the watch. Anyone know the cause of it and whether it can be fixed.

Back when I just got the watch.
post #2580 of 3880
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Originally Posted by lamergod View Post

My one year old Daniel Wellington watch have spoilt. The minute hand have came lose and it moves about everytime you tilt the watch. Anyone know the cause of it and whether it can be fixed.

Hands working their way loose, while not normal is not is not unheard of. Can happen to any watch.

This is not that difficult of a thing to fix yourself. Remove the caseback then remove the movement. Directions can be found easily online.

Once the movement is out, find a pen like the one pictured, remove the actual writing insert. It is made from a soft nylon material that won't damage the hands or dial.



Line up the hour and minute hands , use the pen insert to press it firmly into place. Reassemble.

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