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I'd say my Seadweller and GMT IIC together make up about 50% of my wrist time.
The doppelchrono and white Mk XV get a fair amount of time.
The Radiomirs get a lot of wrist time too.

I tend not to wear the ones without decent lume. I wear a watch all night and check the time if I wake. I'm nearsighted enought that I can't see the bedside clock very well.
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So, you have about forty spare watches...can we help?

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Love the Big Pilot Zippy biggrin.gif
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picked up my GMT II today after the crystal swap, happy camper! quick turn around of only 3 working days.

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After



Wrist shot

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Oh wow so there is a noticeable difference after all.

Although can I just say, most, if not all, pictures of the BLNR do not do it justice at all (not saying your photos aren't good enough!). That dial just does not photograph well.
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I have a very old Seiko, not of any value other than sentimental, as my father gave it to me 24 years ago.

 

The battery stops every now and then and I take it to the repair centre and get them to check it out. on its return I am told not to get it wet as something inside is not creating a good seal. 

 

I told them I'd be happy to pay for a new seal / etc. to which they said they don't have parts for this watch any more and that all Seiko watches have spare parts for about 10 years (Grand Seiko maybe a few more years)

 

So, I was wondering, before I leap into buying a JLC or equivalent, what happens with high end watches regarding spare parts if they are discontinued?

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I'd say my Seadweller and GMT IIC together make up about 50% of my wrist time.
The doppelchrono and white Mk XV get a fair amount of time.
The Radiomirs get a lot of wrist time too.

Thank you. For someone dividing his time beteween a Sub and a Mk XV (and who got rid of a Luminor but could see the place for a Radiomir), I find your choices oddly reassuring satisfied.gif

How much do you like that PAM 62?
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picked up my GMT II today after the crystal swap, happy camper! quick turn around of only 3 working days.

Awesome. I picked up a SubC new from AD recently and then from reading the Rolex forums realized it had the mag issue. Took it back yesterday and they're exchanging it for a new one. So weird...
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I'd say my Seadweller and GMT IIC together make up about 50% of my wrist time.
The doppelchrono and white Mk XV get a fair amount of time.
The Radiomirs get a lot of wrist time too.

Thank you. For someone dividing his time beteween a Sub and a Mk XV (and who got rid of a Luminor but could see the place for a Radiomir), I find your choices oddly reassuring satisfied.gif

How much do you like that PAM 62?

The PAM62 is probably my favorite Panerai.
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Although can I just say, most, if not all, pictures of the BLNR do not do it justice at all (not saying your photos aren't good enough!). That dial just does not photograph well.

I don't find the dial that difficult to photograph.  What I find difficult to capture in photos are the actual colors of the bezel.  If the light hits the black half at a certain angle, then it appears as though the bezel is gray and blue.  If you don't let the blue get enough light it looks almost black  Great looking watch but its definitely one of the tougher ones for me to photograph, and even the best photos don't do it justice.

 

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So, I was wondering, before I leap into buying a JLC or equivalent, what happens with high end watches regarding spare parts if they are discontinued?

All companies have different policies.  Rolex supposedly guarantees a stock of parts for their watches for 20 years after production ends.  However, the stock can certainly last longer because not all the parts get used up by every watch each time they go for service.  I would also think for some brands if the case size is the same for many years, even though one reference number ends, the stock of gaskets or some other parts from newer models may fit older pieces.

 

Many high end companies for example AP, VC, Patek, and a few other brands can service their watches regardless of age (and they will make parts if they are not currently available). However, with some brands once a watch reaches a certain age they may require that it go back to Switzerland for a service.  I do not know the specifics for JLC in terms of parts availability etc.  Although, I'm a bit surprised their web page recommends having all crowns and pushers replaced every 2 years ...it says, " it is also necessary for crowns, push-pieces and correctors to be replaced once every 2 years, given that these components also provide water-resistance."  I've heard of pressure testing watches every 18 months - 2 years if a watch gets exposed to water, but I've never heard of replacing crowns etc every 2 years. 

 

You should probably contact JLC or what ever brand you are considering to inquire about parts availability (some companies have an on-line concierge that will provide you with information).  Good luck!

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The PAM62 is probably my favorite Panerai.

Good to hear it's not being overshadowed by its larger siblings :-)
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Love the Big Pilot 5002 Zippy.  Was thinking about one the other day.

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I don't find the dial that difficult to photograph.  What I find difficult to capture in photos are the actual colors of the bezel.  If the light hits the black half at a certain angle, then it appears as though the bezel is gray and blue.  If you don't let the blue get enough light it looks almost black  Great looking watch but its definitely one of the tougher ones for me to photograph, and even the best photos don't do it justice.

Doh. I meant to say bezel and not dial.

Which is why, seeing photos of it on here and elsewhere, I wasn't particularly impressed. Seeing it in person though, I was smitten.
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So, you have about forty spare watches...can we help?

I somehow had this TBA watch pr0n movie title "Zippy does TWAT" pop up my head...
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So, you have about forty spare watches...can we help?

I somehow had this TBA watch pr0n movie title "Zippy does TWAT" pop up my head...

Some Sub/SD on MUT three way action.
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