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Just some stock web pics, but this just arrived - an early birthday present from my wife via Massdrop.  Just loving it.  The nylon strap feel like a real quality bit of work and the cream dial has a real warmth to it. SNZG07

 

 

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Can't go wrong with Seiko's they have one of the best value offerings on the market today. 

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Hey everyone, first post in this thread.  I've been slowing slipping into the watch world now that my closet can't hold any more shoes (my first and true love).

 

My question today is regarding Jack Foster watch bands. https://www.jack-foster.com/

 

They seem to have nice materials (Horween shell, chromexcel, etc.) and advertise "hand-made" bands for their premium line - all at a seemingly reasonable price point.  Anyone have experience with this brand, or have other recommendations they feel might offer a better value at this price range?

 

Appreciate any thoughts!

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Try the Swatch... 80 hour power reserve automatic ....built with only 51 components entirely by robots.
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post #5990 of 6354
After rearranging some stuff, I had forgotten that this solar Seiko SSC017 was sitting in a box in my den for a couple months, totally devoid of any sunlight. The battery completely drained and no matter how much sunlight I exposed it to, I couldn't get it going again. I left it outside for days on end and that didn't work. I kept it under the lighting equipment of a professional videographer at my office for hours and hours and that didn't work.

I was about to send it back to Seiko to let them deal with the battery when I googled if it was possible to change myself on a solar and came across a thread on WUS that suggested "resetting" the watch by pulling out the crown all the way and then pressing and holding both pushers for at least 3 seconds. Voila! That seems to have done the trick! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Originally Posted by crossfi73 View Post

Hey everyone, first post in this thread.  I've been slowing slipping into the watch world now that my closet can't hold any more shoes (my first and true love).

My question today is regarding Jack Foster watch bands. https://www.jack-foster.com/

They seem to have nice materials (Horween shell, chromexcel, etc.) and advertise "hand-made" bands for their premium line - all at a seemingly reasonable price point.  Anyone have experience with this brand, or have other recommendations they feel might offer a better value at this price range?

Appreciate any thoughts!

Most people buy the Seiko 5 as a gateway piece.
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I spent the whole week on vacation at the shore with my Seiko Monster. 

 

I am a HUGE fan of drilled lugs and the seiko fat springbars. 

 

I brought three straps with me: Rubber, Nylon Nato, and the OEM bracelet. 

 

With drilled lugs and the fat springbars, strap changes take less than a minute, so I could have  different function and look depending on what our day's or evening's activities were.

 

This watch is a tank and a fantastic value.

 

Seiko kills it... fantastic watches at EVERY price point. 

 

Honestly, there's nothing that the Swiss brands offer that Seiko can't beat, besides name prestige, IMO.

 

 

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I spent the whole week on vacation at the shore with my Seiko Monster. 

I am a HUGE fan of drilled lugs and the seiko fat springbars. 

I brought three straps with me: Rubber, Nylon Nato, and the OEM bracelet. 

With drilled lugs and the fat springbars, strap changes take less than a minute, so I could have  different function and look depending on what our day's or evening's activities were.

This watch is a tank and a fantastic value.

Seiko kills it... fantastic watches at EVERY price point. 

Honestly, there's nothing that the Swiss brands offer that Seiko can't beat, besides name prestige, IMO.
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Mechanically, I agree (or rather, people of whom I think they know their stuff have said so and I believe them). What Seiko often lacks imo is a good dial design.
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I wish they'd make that with a sapphire crystal.  Also, I'm not a fan of the embossed croc print straps Orient uses...they don't age well at all.

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I wish they'd make that with a sapphire crystal.  Also, I'm not a fan of the embossed croc print straps Orient uses...they don't age well at all.

 

 

I agree, but then the list price probably wouldn't be 300 dollars. 

 

 

Mineral crystal is fine for me. I'll only wear this watch to dressy events anyway.This wouldn't be a daily watch for me.

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Mechanically, I agree (or rather, people of whom I think they know their stuff have said so and I believe them). What Seiko often lacks imo is a good dial design.

I think Seiko makes up for this on some of their JDM models. 

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Would you be interested in a luxury dress watch? Or only into dive / pilot watches?

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Your dress watches, Wright Watches, are too big at 40mm, despite what your copy says on your website. 36-38mm is the spot on size for dress watches today. 40mm and over is fine for dive and sport watches but not for dress watches. As regular SF user Mafoofan rightly says in the TWAT thread, 40mm is the size of the Submariner and you don't want your dress watch to be the same size as the Submariner (I'm paraphrasing). He's right there. Don't go along with the large watch trend. If you want to produce classic, timeless dress watches, making them 40mm isn't the way to go IMO.
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Your dress watches, Wright Watches, are too big at 40mm, despite what your copy says on your website. 36-38mm is the spot on size for dress watches today. 40mm and over is fine for dive and sport watches but not for dress watches. As regular SF user Mafoofan rightly says in the TWAT thread, 40mm is the size of the Submariner and you don't want your dress watch to be the same size as the Submariner (I'm paraphrasing). He's right there. Don't go along with the large watch trend. If you want to produce classic, timeless dress watches, making them 40mm isn't the way to go IMO.

 

Agreed.  I'd prefer a thinner case as well.

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