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My new Seiko only has 4 jewels.

Does that mean your watch is 83% better than mine?
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Whatever -- my Seiko has like 23 jewels.

Sure.

But does it say 'e-mail' on the dial?
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Said Seiko:

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I'm beginning to wonder if you are:

1) OCD to the max

2) dating your watch
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post
And since I wanted to buy new, it was the one I went with. I'm still very fond of it, but I also still have a soft spot for that domed acrylic crystal

Thanks. Me too. The acrylic bends light and provides a subtle softness not found in modern watch crystals.

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Requoted for awesomenesssss of watch and photos. 1675?
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Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty View Post
Said Seiko:
Yours is a quartz, so 4 jewels is more than enough given far less moving parts in the movement. It's a very good watch btw, with a high-accuracy quartz movement. Should be accurate to about +/- 20 sec/year IIRC.
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I'm beginning to wonder if you are:

1) OCD to the max

2) dating your watch


I, for one, would not be ashamed to date that watch.
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Originally Posted by Mentos View Post
Whatever -- my Seiko has like 23 jewels.

Judging the quality of a watch by the number of jewels it has is like judging how well dressed a man is by the quantity and sparkly-ness of his accessories.


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I'm looking in to getting a Seiko 5 military. There's a lot of sellers on ebay - are any of them legit?
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Originally Posted by Ahriman4891 View Post
Yours is a quartz, so 4 jewels is more than enough given far less moving parts in the movement.

It's a very good watch btw, with a high-accuracy quartz movement. Should be accurate to about +/- 20 sec/year IIRC.
Thanks. I was joking, but you are kind to want to reassure me.

The 8F56 movement is indeed specced at +/- 20 seconds per year (with regular wear).
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I'm beginning to wonder if you are:

1) OCD to the max

2) dating your watch

Don't worry - I'm all good. In SF, we post pics of things we like, right?

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Originally Posted by KtownGreg View Post
Thanks. Me too. The acrylic bends light and provides a subtle softness not found in modern watch crystals.

Requoted for awesomenesssss of watch and photos. 1675?

A 1675 it is.

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I, for one, would not be ashamed to date that watch.

It is in fact more an more turning into a lady - with the bezel fading towards purple and pink...

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Thanks. I was joking, but you are kind to want to reassure me.
Ha! I kinda figured, but decided to post nevertheless. As for the number of jewels being relevant to the quality of the movement (Hope this isn't old news for everybody in this thread ) -- I recall there is a certain minimum number of key points which definitely benefit from being jewelled (I think it's 17 for a 3-hand watch without complications). Extra jewels do help to reduce wear and tear, but the returns are quite diminished -- they just show special attention on the part of the manufacturer, and massage the WIS-spot.
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I'm beginning to wonder if you are:

1) OCD to the max

2) dating your watch

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