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post #3781 of 48312
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Originally Posted by pallan View Post
My green Seiko Alpinist. JDM. Before the 2009 diver styled ones came out.


Nice watch. There are sites that deal in selling Japan only Seikos internationally. I think this, or similar to it, is listed at $500. Does that sound right to you? Or does it sound under/over priced?
post #3782 of 48312
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Originally Posted by somatoform View Post
Nice watch. There are sites that deal in selling Japan only Seikos internationally. I think this, or similar to it, is listed at $500. Does that sound right to you? Or does it sound under/over priced?

I'm one for the watch forums, and there are 3 main sites that deal in Japan-only watches that people on the forums swear by. They are: Chino Watch, Seiya Japan and Higuchi. Apparently the service from all 3 of these is amazing, the people who run them are willing to track down anything you're looking for no matter how rare, and will answer all your questions with an incredible amount of knowledge. Mine came from Higuchi originally, but I bought it unused off 1 of the guys on the forum, so I haven't experience with the sites above. 500$ is about right, but you can dig to get it cheaper. Good luck
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I have bought from Higuchi, and highly recommend him. I have also spoken with Seiya and can highly recommend him also.
post #3784 of 48312
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Originally Posted by pallan View Post
I'm one for the watch forums, and there are 3 main sites that deal in Japan-only watches that people on the forums swear by. They are: Chino Watch, Seiya Japan and Higuchi. Apparently the service from all 3 of these is amazing, the people who run them are willing to track down anything you're looking for no matter how rare, and will answer all your questions with an incredible amount of knowledge. Mine came from Higuchi originally, but I bought it unused off 1 of the guys on the forum, so I haven't experience with the sites above. 500$ is about right, but you can dig to get it cheaper. Good luck

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I have bought from Higuchi, and highly recommend him. I have also spoken with Seiya and can highly recommend him also.

Thanks guys. Yeah, it's Seiya I was refrring to. I honestly thought the alpinist, just looking at it in the pic, was a couple of grand. But for $500, I'm pleasantly surprised.
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/M
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Daily wearers:





And a not-so-daily wearer:




(hmm, looks like my camera needs to be sent in for servicing. )
post #3787 of 48312
lovely Patek!
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Wanted a daily driver Aviator. So I ordered this. A friend bought a Chris Ward for her husband for his wedding present. I was surprised at the build quality. Great price and the most amazing CS. Features > Swiss made > 25 Jewel automatic movement > Incabloc anti-shock system > 38 Hour power reserve > Super-luminova hands and indices > Screw down back plate > Anti-reflective sapphire crystal > Soft iron anti-magnetic inner case and dial > Balance wheel viewing window > Tunnel stitch and studded calf's leather strap > Butterfly opening deployment system Technical > Diameter: 44mm > Height: 9.7mm > Weight: 140g > Calibre: ETA 2824-2 > Strap: Leather Strap - width 22mm > Vibrations: 28800 per hour
post #3789 of 48312
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Fantastic watch. I have a huge weakness for moon phase complications...
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Daily wearers:



Blasphemous!
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Omega, Rolex, GP, etc... Dude number 1 has money, dude number 2 has not Here are my cheapos... Citizen 200m diver Auto with Nato strap. Eterna, 17 jewels, manual wind Certina DS Podium, Quartz Poljot chrono with 3133 Valjoux-copy movement. Soviet union chrono with Nato-strap
post #3792 of 48312
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Originally Posted by doctorj! View Post
Here is my box of 10. I wear one of these every day.



First row:
Cartier wind up mini tank
Cartier automatic Santos
Cartier vintage wind up (not sure the model)
Tiffany Atlas sterling steel
Movado SE with diamonds

Second row:
Versace signature from the early 90's
Versace DV1 Black ceramic automatic
Versace Landmark round
Tiffany Atlas automatic (gorgeous watch) Steel
Seiko from Japan Limited edition rollator. Has three moving discs with seconds, minutes and hours.

AJ

Were these gifts or did you pick them out? The mini tank is ok, I think you should sell the rest.
post #3793 of 48312
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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post
Blasphemous!


Prefer the manual wind?
post #3794 of 48312
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Originally Posted by tor View Post
I know. The CW has a nice look, and I really like the decorations on the movement. Plus, it's cheaper. But I can't deny the proven quality of Sinn or the sleek looks. It's a tough choice. I think I'm going to go Sinn though, probably a 556, as I like the indices better than the numbers on the 656, and I like the display case back. This is all assuming that I can't find a comparably priced Ikarus, of course.

you really can't go wrong with either choices! personally, i was leaning towards the 656 given its simple layout but the 756 in tegimented black just hit the right note since i wanted something a bit more sporty for casual wearings.

it's damn heavy but a good heavy on my wrist. not to mention i have tiny wrists and it's not too overbearing.
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
Daily wearers:
bigtime watch1
bigtime watch2
bigtime watch3
And a not-so-daily wearer:

bigtime watch4
bigtime watch5
(hmm, looks like my camera needs to be sent in for servicing. )

you, good sir, are hereby expelled from the iBroke circle.
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