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post #3646 of 3865
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Originally Posted by sf13 View Post

Hello, could anyone give me a check if the following watch is authentic and what price range they usually go for? 

Sea-gull M177s

Here is the ebay description given:
Offering rare and popular model M177S from Sea-Gull. Watch is with amazing silver dial, in stainless steel, and leather strap (after market). 
They don't manufacture this model anymore and it's sold out everywhere. Very hard to find - COLLECTOR'S ITEM!!!!!
Complications: Date, Automatic.
Watch info:
Movement: ST16.

Width: 40mm (not including crown)

Width: 43mm (including crown)

Lug Width: 20mm

Lug to Lug: 47mm 


Quality of this watch is outstanding, precise finish, fantastic silver dial, see-through back. This is a lot of watch for your money! 


Watch comes complete without boxes or paperwork, I am selling just the watch.


 
This watch is in good condition, minor scratches and signs of handling. My pics show some dust and fingerprints, but watch looks much better in person. 
The movement is accurate and all of the complications function precisely.

In all likelihood, it's authentic. I own one of these. Not more than a year ago, you would have been able to pick one up new for about $120. However, they've been discontinued so it's hard to estimate the going price right now. Despite being discontinued, I can't see these going for much more than the original price even when new. There was (is?) an upgraded version that looks identical but had a higher-end movement and sapphire crystal and went for about $200, I think. So I'd say that the version you're showing should be well under $200 unless you really love the look and want to pay the premium to own it.

I also own the similar-looking Seiko (SNX121), and the Sea-Gull definitely is nicer.
post #3647 of 3865
Sooooo... my first and only automatic, a Seagull, seems to have have stopped. I usually wear it regularly enough during the week, let it sit over the weekend, and then hand wind it a bit (~10 turns) to get it kicking again on Monday. I've been following that process for the less than a year I've had it. Today it just seems stopped. I've tried hand-winding and no joy.if I look through the back the "wheel" that normally spins is stopped. The weight still swings freely, but I can't seem to get it started. Any thoughts?
post #3648 of 3865
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Originally Posted by SidewinderX View Post

Sooooo... my first and only automatic, a Seagull, seems to have have stopped. I usually wear it regularly enough during the week, let it sit over the weekend, and then hand wind it a bit (~10 turns) to get it kicking again on Monday. I've been following that process for the less than a year I've had it. Today it just seems stopped. I've tried hand-winding and no joy.if I look through the back the "wheel" that normally spins is stopped. The weight still swings freely, but I can't seem to get it started. Any thoughts?

Perhaps the mainspring is broken?

post #3649 of 3865
It needs a service either way.
post #3650 of 3865
Did you drop or jar it suddenly? If so a staff may have broken or jumped out of its pivot. If not, the problem is likely improper assembly service. An often seen problem with lower end Asian movements is that while they are machined and made fine, corners are cut in assembly and they will either not be oiled at all, oiled partially or sometimes just sprayed with oil, all of which contribute to the eventual stopping or interfering with the movement. If you can identify the movement and want to clean it yourself, invest in some basic gear (100-200$) and give it a go. With good directions its really not that hard on the more simple movements. Otherwise, use the watch forums to identify a local or nonlocal watchmaker that will service your movement cheaply
post #3651 of 3865

Poor Man's version of Rolex Yacht Master.  My Invicta Pro Diver.

 

 

post #3652 of 3865
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

Did you drop or jar it suddenly? If so a staff may have broken or jumped out of its pivot. If not, the problem is likely improper assembly service. An often seen problem with lower end Asian movements is that while they are machined and made fine, corners are cut in assembly and they will either not be oiled at all, oiled partially or sometimes just sprayed with oil, all of which contribute to the eventual stopping or interfering with the movement. If you can identify the movement and want to clean it yourself, invest in some basic gear (100-200$) and give it a go. With good directions its really not that hard on the more simple movements. Otherwise, use the watch forums to identify a local or nonlocal watchmaker that will service your movement cheaply

Thanks everyone for the comments - should any competent watch service/repair store be able to handle it, it do I need to try and find someone with seagull experience?
post #3653 of 3865
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Originally Posted by TWU2014 View Post
 

Poor Man's version of Rolex Yacht Master.  My Invicta Pro Diver.

 

 

 

 

The closest yachmaster homage Invicta made was the 9210, with the coin edge bezel, and then a later version with a scalloped bezel:

 

 

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Originally Posted by SidewinderX View Post


Thanks everyone for the comments - should any competent watch service/repair store be able to handle it, it do I need to try and find someone with seagull experience?

 

It depends on the movement, but any watchmaker with experience in mechanical/automatic ETA and Seiko movements should be able to do it. However, my first piece of advice would be to consult a watch forum like watchuseek and ask for someone to ID your movement, and then check their regional boards for a watchmaker local to you or mail your watch to someone that the boards use. You will usually get cheaper service and peace of mind that someone knows your movement. 

post #3654 of 3865
i just copped a seiko SSC081 for cheap on amazon. t i love the style.
post #3655 of 3865

New Purchase.  Genuine alligator strape with contrast stitching

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ebay Thrift. Vintage Sandoz 

 

 

post #3656 of 3865

I'm new to the watch game and recently purchased this:

 

 

I'm looking for a relatively cheap brown leather strap that would ideally work in casual and formal situations. Any thoughts on a shade/type?

post #3657 of 3865
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Originally Posted by DeepThreat View Post
 

I'm new to the watch game and recently purchased this:

 

 

I'm looking for a relatively cheap brown leather strap that would ideally work in casual and formal situations. Any thoughts on a shade/type?

 

Go dark brown. Lighter brown leather is too casual for that watch and for formal situations. Plus the dark brown and blued hands will look good.

post #3658 of 3865
My Dagaz Typhoon.
post #3659 of 3865
Some more.



post #3660 of 3865

Finally got my Seiko SBDC007 "Shogun". This is hands down the best tool watch out there for the money. The domed crystal really gives the dial a deep look, hardened titanium gives you the appearance of steel but the flawless comfort of titanium, which is a welcome respite in the heat and humidity of summer. With a sapphire crystal swapped in and the ratcheting bracelet from the Marine Master 600, you can have the best diver/tool watch anywhere near the $1000 dollar mark. I cant stress enough how comfortable titanium watches are, especially with a ratcheting bracelet that you can use to adjust on the fly after your wrist swells from a day of walking around:

 

 

 

 

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The lume is extremely bright and charges easily, lasts long, and when the hands line up you get a rocket:

 

 

 

Anyone looking for a bulletproof daily wearer in titanium is highly encouraged to pick one up. They just got discontinued and will likely be going up in price. Last I checked, Rakuten was the cheapest place to get them.


Edited by DerangedGoose - 4/9/14 at 1:09pm
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