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Also FYI this is how they look in a business casual setting :-) yep...I have a day job sadly!

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Latest acquisition (not bad for $160):

SEIKO SPC083
42mm x 14mm
20mm lugs
6 inch wrist







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I'm not much of a Pan man myself but this article is really, really dumb.
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Hey guys, does anyone know if the Seagull M186S could be changed to come with black hands?

 

http://www.seagullwatchstore.com/SEAGULL-M186S-Automatic-Roman-Numeral-Dial-Watch-p/m186s--roman-numeral.htm

 

The 819.368 would be my next choice, though the pricegap is considerable...

 

http://www.seagullwatchstore.com/SEAGULL-819-368-Classic-Automatic-Mechanical-Watch-p/819.368.htm

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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

I'm not much of a Pan man myself but this article is really, really dumb.

I think it was an attempt at humor, albeit a weak one. Perhaps it means that now that the watch snobs no longer like Panerai, that the cool guys can wear them again.
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Where do poor men who buy mechanical watches get them serviced and repaired?

Quartz watch? It is just a matter of battery change; but mechanical watches require regular cleaning and servicing.

In London there used to be a watch repair area centred around Clerkenwell. Nowadays there are only a few places left there. Some only open a couple of days a week.

Nobody ever mentions servicing their watches.
post #3022 of 3807

lol

Seiko is not a poor mans watch comeon,

Titan is 

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Hey guys, does anyone know if the Seagull M186S could be changed to come with black hands?

http://www.seagullwatchstore.com/SEAGULL-M186S-Automatic-Roman-Numeral-Dial-Watch-p/m186s--roman-numeral.htm

I had a slightly different version of that watch. The hands are blued steel and actually in real life look pretty dark, only look blue like in their picture if you catch the light right. You can see in a picture I posted in this thread previously.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/223261/poor-mans-watch-thread/2505#post_6041408
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I actually have this one:

http://www.seagullwatchstore.com/SeaGull-M172S-Automatic-Mechanical-Men-s-Watch-p/m172s-sliver-rotor.htm

A little irritated to see that

a) it's available for sale here in the States and

b) for quite a bit less money than I paid for it in HK a few years ago.

But I like it anyways. I almost did a thread on it a while back but figured SF would lose its collective mind.
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Is it worth paying more for the 819? The only real difference I can see is the movement (which I can't find any reviews of) and sapphire glass.
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Servicing watches probably hasn't been mentioned because we just flip them on eBay before they start running out of spec and buy new ones.
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Is it worth paying more for the 819? The only real difference I can see is the movement (which I can't find any reviews of) and sapphire glass.

The more expensive one has a movement similar (clone) of the ETA 2824-2. They also state that the case is better. Is it? They both have sapphire glass.

Also, I think the dial looks better and will probably be a bit more reliable.

RW...nice Seiko.
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post


The more expensive one has a movement similar (clone) of the ETA 2824-2. They also state that the case is better. Is it? They both have sapphire glass.

Also, I think the dial looks better and will probably be a bit more reliable.

RW...nice Seiko.

 

I double checked the glass on the goodstuffs site, definitely is mineral. 

Reckon the movement and sapphire is worth the extra $120?

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Here is my Archimede Pilot M with a handmade leather strap.

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I double checked the glass on the goodstuffs site, definitely is mineral. 


Reckon the movement and sapphire is worth the extra $120?

I don't like to tell people what to buy especially since I am not fan of Seagull watches. I understand though that they hit a very good price point for what you get and that their movements are arguably up to ETA standards. You should buy what you like.

However, I will say a mineral glass is fine on a vintage watch but on a modern watch it's a pain in the ass. I can see it being scratched daily.
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