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post #3166 of 3932
As I have a Steinhart OVM I'd absolutely advocate getting it over the SKX007. Sure you can get a sapphire crystal for the latter, but the quality and finish of the Steinhart far exceeds that of Seiko's SKX series.
post #3167 of 3932

I think it's Steinhart for me then. I never tried an SKX007 but with my 8" wrists I'm better off with a bigger watch, plus I really like the look of the Steinhart.

post #3168 of 3932
http://www.amazon.com/Orient-CEM65001B-Black-Automatic-Watch/dp/B001EWEQ3A/ref=sr_1_14?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1377890840&sr=1-14&keywords=seiko+diver


Any opinions on the Omega Automatics?

I'm guessing that it's worth the few extra $$'s for the Seiko.
post #3169 of 3932
They're good.

Honestly it's more a question of liking a face more than a substantive difference in quality.
post #3170 of 3932

I ended up sending back my Seagull. It was a beautiful watch, but an automatic just wasn't for me. 

 

Ordered a Timex t2n692. Can't wait til its in. 

post #3171 of 3932
Automatic wasn't for you? crazy.gif
post #3172 of 3932
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Automatic wasn't for you? crazy.gif

I don't move my arms much when I walk. The watch was constantly stopping unless I flapped my arms around each morning.
post #3173 of 3932
Even so, it shouldn't stop like that. Sounds like it needed looking over. You could have also just wound the watch every so often, too.
post #3174 of 3932
My fave poor man's watch. IMG_4966.jpg 2081k .jpg file
Personally Seagull, Seiko and Christopher Ward represent good value for money.
post #3175 of 3932
+1
post #3176 of 3932

How did I miss this topic until now?

 

Well, anyway, I'm a big fan of poor man's watches. (Actually, I'm a big fan of watches, and I'm too poor to buy the ones I really love, so for the moment I stick to PMW.)

 

Here's my small collection, that I started a couple of years ago, when the passion for timepieces grew on me.

 

Seiko 009

 

 

 

 

 

Orient Big Mako (Blue)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orient FEM7G004W

 

 

 

 

Seiko Orange Monster

 

 

Sea-Gull D2869S

 

 

 

Finally, I have a swatch collection, not really because I like them, but because when I was a kid my father used to buy one during the most important trips, events, etc. as a memento.

 

 

PS - I do love the Sam Francis one though, and it's an incredible conversation starter. Wear it at an art event and I can assure you you'll end up with at least one girl's number. biggrin.gif


Edited by Sprezziamo - 9/1/13 at 3:32am
post #3177 of 3932

Sprezz: What do you think of the Seagull? I just saw it the other day and decided I wanted it badly (albeit in gold), so I went ahead and ordered it. It seems very new -- can't find many comments about it.

 

 

Hopefully mine will be here in a couple weeks!

post #3178 of 3932
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Originally Posted by SidewinderX View Post

Sprezz: What do you think of the Seagull? I just saw it the other day and decided I wanted it badly (albeit in gold), so I went ahead and ordered it. It seems very new -- can't find many comments about it.

 

 

Hopefully mine will be here in a couple weeks!

 

From a mechanical point of view I'd say it's one step below the other oriental watches such as Seiko and Orient.

 

But I really don't care because the price is absolutely fair and it looks great. I realized it's really hard to find good classic design in the PMW category, where most manufacturers seem to create something "new" to offer to the customers, forgetting about the good old classics. I love the Sea-Gull design, which reminds me of much more expensive timepieces. I also love the (very simple) night-day feature. I only don't understand why it comes with a black leather strap, when a brown one would look much better. It's however a very easy and cheap change that you can do after buying it (and I definitely will).

 

If Seiko's value for money is 9/10, Sea-Gull is surely around 7/10.

post #3179 of 3932
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Originally Posted by Sprezziamo View Post

 

From a mechanical point of view I'd say it's one step below the other oriental watches such as Seiko and Orient.

 

But I really don't care because the price is absolutely fair and it looks great. I realized it's really hard to find good classic design in the PMW category, where most manufacturers seem to create something "new" to offer to the customers, forgetting about the good old classics. I love the Sea-Gull design, which reminds me of much more expensive timepieces. I also love the (very simple) night-day feature. I only don't understand why it comes with a black leather strap, when a brown one would look much better. It's however a very easy and cheap change that you can do after buying it (and I definitely will).

 

If Seiko's value for money is 9/10, Sea-Gull is surely around 7/10.


Ok, good to know! I requested a brown leather strap when I ordered it -- from I understand most of the distributors offer either, you just have to make your request known when you order. So hopefully mine will arrive with a brown strap!

post #3180 of 3932
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Even so, it shouldn't stop like that. Sounds like it needed looking over. You could have also just wound the watch every so often, too.

 

Correct.  You shouldn't need to keep windmilling your arms about - very small movements of arm and wrist should be sufficient.  Did the owner maybe not give the watch a decent wind before wearing?  I've owned more automatics than I can recall - contemporary and vintage - and never had this problem unless something was broken.  Like the rotor.

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