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post #3181 of 3861
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

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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post #3182 of 3861
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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!

I love Seagull watches, have had a few. Currently have a Prometheus that has a Seagull movement in it. Never any complaints. I don't think they get the respect they deserve.
post #3183 of 3861
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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!

That is a very elegant watch. Beautiful.
post #3184 of 3861
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Originally Posted by revad View Post


I love Seagull watches, have had a few. Currently have a Prometheus that has a Seagull movement in it. Never any complaints. I don't think they get the respect they deserve.

 

Yeah -- I'm curious about this one specifically. It's less expensive than some of the others and has a "lesser" movement in it (ST16). I'm not particularly well versed in what the will mean for the watch itself.

 

Grayland: My thoughts exactly! Mine has shipped so I'll make sure to add some "in-the-wild" photos once I receive it.

post #3185 of 3861

I can't make sense of that watch - it has chronograph pushers, but doesn't have chronograph registers (day/month/moonphase instead of hour/minute/constant seconds).  What gives?

post #3186 of 3861
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

I can't make sense of that watch - it has chronograph pushers, but doesn't have chronograph registers (day/month/moonphase instead of hour/minute/constant seconds).  What gives?

 

Upper button: Day

 

Crown: Time and #day

 

Lower button: Month

 

 

Again, not a great watch movement-wise, but a superb one aesthetically.

post #3187 of 3861
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Originally Posted by Sprezziamo View Post

 

Upper button: Day

 

Crown: Time and #day

 

Lower button: Month

 

 

Again, not a great watch movement-wise, but a superb one aesthetically.

 



Well, I'll have to differ on the aesthetics - I just find I can't get past the cognitive dissonance of a watch that looks like a chronograph, but isn't. Recessed pushers would have been a better choice for day / month setting. Less convenient, but not the least bit odd-looking.

Not knocking the brand - they do turn out some beautiful looking watches - but this one I would pass on without pause.
post #3188 of 3861
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post


Well, I'll have to differ on the aesthetics - I just find I can't get past the cognitive dissonance of a watch that looks like a chronograph, but isn't. Recessed pushers would have been a better choice for day / month setting. Less convenient, but not the least bit odd-looking.

Not knocking the brand - they do turn out some beautiful looking watches - but this one I would pass on without pause.

 Definitely agree with you, kind of an odd ball design with the chrono pushers.

post #3189 of 3861

anyone have any suggestions around 200 and under? Im leaning towards daniel wellington. It's minimal and aesthetically pleasing... but not sure about the movement.

post #3190 of 3861
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Originally Posted by snowboardpunk View Post

anyone have any suggestions around 200 and under? Im leaning towards daniel wellington. It's minimal and aesthetically pleasing... but not sure about the movement.

What are you not sure about?

There is not a lot of difference on the inside between watches of this price range. They are either a quartz or a low cost mechanical movement. In that case if you like the looks of the DW, I would get it.
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I'm gonna put the call put again for any reviews of the Lip non-Tallon reissue watches, such as this one:

http://twistedtime.com/lip-type-18-churchill-chrome.html

If they're decently made they would make excellent choices for a CBD watch. Anybody?

post #3192 of 3861

"New" watch - Junkers 6434-2. Titanium case. Molnija ref 3603 hand wound movement. I believe 43mm (45 w/lugs), which is pushing it on my wrist. Anything larger and it would be too big. Now, to find a good strap...

 

 

 

 

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post #3193 of 3861
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

I'm gonna put the call put again for any reviews of the Lip non-Tallon reissue watches, such as this one:

http://twistedtime.com/lip-type-18-churchill-chrome.html

If they're decently made they would make excellent choices for a CBD watch. Anybody?

 

I know nothing about them but I like the look .

post #3194 of 3861
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Originally Posted by snowboardpunk View Post

anyone have any suggestions around 200 and under? Im leaning towards daniel wellington. It's minimal and aesthetically pleasing... but not sure about the movement.

I got my Skagen that looks pretty similar for $40. Use the rest of the money for straps.

post #3195 of 3861
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

@Kai: band looks really, really nice. I'm a bit torn on Seiko in general though - great movements and quality, but the designs... Don't get me wrong, I have a Seiko 5 that I have worn more than any other watch in my life but somehow the dial designs are always a bit off. Leagues behind the quality of the hardware at least.

I hear you on the complaint of the designs. There are some Seiko lines that I really love (Alpinist, Sumo, Tuna, MarineMaster, 007) but the hideous designs are basically too numerous to mention. Just go look at 90% of what is offered on the Macy's website. ffffuuuu.gif

FWIW though, I think some of the Grand Seiko watches are some of the most beautiful, understated watches out there. I think the problem with Seiko is that they try to be all things to all people and have licensed their name out for a bunch of crap in the process. You can get a watch for serious diving or an elegant night at dinner and the theatre both from the same brand that I would buy a $10 Hello Kitty watch from for my 3-year-old.
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