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post #5026 of 6363

Nice leather strap! Was that the original strap or after market ?

post #5027 of 6363
Hello Gents, although I joined this forum some years ago, I rarely post, just use it for authorative information and reference. So, recently I got this watch but i have no idea what brand this is and could not find any information on google either. Does anybody know anything about this jsp company?

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Hello Gents, although I joined this forum some years ago, I rarely post, just use it for authorative information and reference. So, recently I got this watch but i have no idea what brand this is and could not find any information on google either. Does anybody know anything about this jsp company?

That looks like the John Player Special logo - a quick google search has brought up this webpage with a more basic version of your watch for sale, it doesn't have much information though.

 http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,244092281,var,Vintage-JPS-John-Player-Special-Waterproof-Gents-Quartz-Watch-Swiss-made,language,E.html 

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Was looking for a subtle cheap automatic and ended up buying an old Seiko 5 on ebay which arrived from India today. To be honest I'm not entirely sure what I've got - the advert described it as a refurbished 7009A from between 1971 and 1983, but it looks fairly modern to me and doesn't look like any of the watches with 7009 in their names on the Seiko 5 Finder website. It came on a metal bracelet but I had already bought a NATO strap for it so put it straight on that. The face has more of an enamel/gold tinge to it which doesn't come across in the photos and I'm not entirely sure the white on the strap looks good against that.

 

 

 

 

 

The only concern I have is that there seems to be a metallic scraping sound sometimes when the watch is moved, it seems a bit louder that the whirling I had expected. I'm not sure if this is normal or not?

 

After a week of having this watch (back in July) I decided to send it back to the seller for a refund because the ad said that it was in perfect working condition.  The refund finally came through this week, so treated myself to a new Seiko 5 bought off the internet! Made sure I was buying new off Amazon this time though! 

So this is what I've got now:






It's an SNKD99K1, haven't seem very much written about them on the internet generally. Very similar looks to one of the Grand Seikos. Very happy with it, except that the lugs are very wide so the springbar that the strap attaches to is only about 10mm wide at most. Unfortunately this means I can't put my NATO strap on it, which was a consideration when choosing the style of watch. Going to try and source a suitable blown leather strap instead, if any suitable ones exist?

post #5030 of 6363
thanks pr1234. i was searching with the wrong string, jsp instead of jps. i found the exact item on ebay

http://m.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SWISS-JPS-QUARTZ-DATE-WATERPROOF-MEN-BIG-WATCH-/201225538258
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Lately sometimes I'm getting a bit annoyed by the rattling of my Ray, doubting whether I should buy a SKX007. Dial of the Ray is still awesome under certain angles in sunlight.
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Lately sometimes I'm getting a bit annoyed by the rattling of my Ray, doubting whether I should buy a SKX007. Dial of the Ray is still awesome under certain angles in sunlight.

 

Easy enough - put the Ray on a NATO, or better yet a Isofrane (or equivalent) rubber strap. 

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Lately sometimes I'm getting a bit annoyed by the rattling of my Ray, doubting whether I should buy a SKX007. Dial of the Ray is still awesome under certain angles in sunlight.

 

Easy enough - put the Ray on a NATO, or better yet a Isofrane (or equivalent) rubber strap. 


Not a solution, it's not the band that is rattling, it's inside the watch unfortunately.
post #5034 of 6363
Some lower grade auto movements do rattle a little. Just accept it, some of them are a bit noisy.
post #5035 of 6363

I just bough a Berlin & Son "Heritage Oxford", 152USD ex vat through their website www.berlinandson.com

post #5036 of 6363
^^ looks like the Daniel Wellington my GF bought me.

Such a classic design. I always wonder why Omega stopped making the 1950s Seamaster.
post #5037 of 6363

 

That SARB come in yet? Yesterday I ordered the Sea Urchin on massdrop, hope it will arrive before xmas.

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No,not yet received. Massdrop will ship it from USA later this month.

They have to receive the bulk delivery from the supplier and them re-pack it for all the individual customers before delivery.

It's a tedious process!

 

Personally, I'm not in a hurry for the watch. So, this timing is not an issue for me ....but I guess most people

will prefer to shop on Amazon even if the cost is slightly more as they can receive the order within days.

post #5039 of 6363

This is the Hamilton Intra-Matic Auto. It comes in 2 sizes; 42mm & 38mm. I've tried on both sizes and prefer the 38mm for this dress watch

on my wrist. I don't usually like metal bands but this band with small links seems to especially suit the elegant look on the watch.

The slightly domed sapphire crystal glass also adds a nice touch. The main attraction is that silvered dial. 

 

I did not buy it as yet because I have another dress watch on the way from Massdrop but this available for US$ 559 at Jomashop.com.

Reference; H38455151

http://www.hamiltonwatch.com/collection/american-classic/timeless-classic/intra-matic-auto/h38455151

post #5040 of 6363
I have been considering an intra-mastic for some time. I likely will buy one after the holidays, but the lack of a second hand has me a little apprehensive.
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