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Edited by voxsartoria - 7/25/12 at 7:58pm
post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post
I just ordered one from here.

If people are interested, I'll report back w/ how it goes but I don't anticipate a problem.


Vox, great collection. If that beautiful Lange is one of the "daily wearers (i.e., watches that can get banged up and scratched)" I'd love to see which watches you really take good care of.

Edit: what happened at 8:32?
That's exactly the same site (creationwatches.com) I found doing a Google search. It seems that there's also a Japanese store named Higuchi that others have ordered from. I'd love to hear what your ordering experience is like.
post #33 of 42
I recently bought a Seiko SNM 007 from a guy on the Watchuseek forum. I got it for about half the going rate for a new one on the web and it was only about a month old. It is supposed to be similar to the Spirit but costs a bit less. Automatic with a Hardlex crystal. Like the Spirit, they are not too widely available in the west. There is also the SNM 005, which has an ivory face and a brown strap.

mike

post #34 of 42
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You can't place any new orders with seiya, the owner of the site is sick.
http://www.seiyajapan.com/

Seiya is back up for those interested in ordering from there.
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
Rose 18K JLC from circa 1964 on Oxxford RTW:
This is a gorgeous watch. Extremely elegant. Anything vintage like this, and Swiss, in $500-$1000 range? I have the Tissot Le Locle and think it's a very nice watch, but it's a little too thick and too big for me. I will probably be selling it one of these days.
post #36 of 42
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
T., do not write this off because of the case size. I have a small wrist...on my Cartier Tank Louis, for example, I order custom straps through Cartier (a correct Tank strap gets thicker at the lugs, so really should be sourced from Cartier or from a reliable custom maker) to get the buckle-strap balance to turn out correctly in terms of the buckle positioning.

The Spirit is designed for the Japanese market (as you know) and the standard strap fits my wrist perfectly. So, even the stock Spirit looks swell...although still substantial...on a small wrist.

It's WIS on a budget, and I recommend it highly.

- B

Noted and thanks.

The SCVS013 is supposed to be a touch smaller so I'll probably go for it over the SCVS005. For now.

Actually I'm visiting Hong Kong next month and will hopefully get to see the various Seiko Spirit models in person, so maybe I'll be able to pick one up then rather than having to order over the Internet.
post #37 of 42
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Ha! That Saxonia is from the original run, with an utterly civilized case width...few produced, loved by few, austere and stern, and now replaced by the larger format contemporary new Saxonia which to me is a bit more, well, obvious, more mass taste.

That's my long-winded way of saying, "No."

A blast from the past: http://www.timezone.com/library/horo...horologium0032

- B

EDIT: I apologize to the OP for WISing this up...my main point is that for less than $300, one can get the Seiko Spirit, which is an honorable example of watchmaking tradition with values that are independent of, but also contribute to, style.
Indeed, the new Langes are a bit brash and rather too self-conscious about its status, if you will.
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This is a gorgeous watch. Extremely elegant. Anything vintage like this, and Swiss, in $500-$1000 range?
Search eBay for Girard-Perregaux, Longines, and Omega, among other brands. I recently bought this vintage Girard-Perregaux for just over $700, including shipping:

post #39 of 42
Great find - I don't know anything about prices for vintage pieces but the watch looks very nice.

Oddly enough, StyleForum has done a lot more to get me interested in vintage watches than Time Zone.
post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post
Great find - I don't know anything about prices for vintage pieces but the watch looks very nice.

Oddly enough, StyleForum has done a lot more to get me interested in vintage watches than Time Zone.

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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post
Search eBay for Girard-Perregaux, Longines, and Omega, among other brands. I recently bought this vintage Girard-Perregaux for just over $700, including shipping:


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Indeed, the new Langes are a bit brash and rather too self-conscious about its status, if you will.

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Originally Posted by TKDKid View Post
Noted and thanks.

The SCVS013 is supposed to be a touch smaller so I'll probably go for it over the SCVS005. For now.


Actually I'm visiting Hong Kong next month and will hopefully get to see the various Seiko Spirit models in person, so maybe I'll be able to pick one up then rather than having to order over the Internet.


Greetings gentlemen. I'm new to the forum / thread and in need of advice. Looking for a versatile, automatic, dress watch for $1000 or so. Any advice on brand, model and the best place to find will be appreciated.

Also, I've taken some interest in the design of several Armani Meccanicos as gap watches. Does anyone have any experience or information on the functionality and/or quality of the Meccanico line?
post #41 of 42
Anyone picked up a Seiko Spirit from Seiya yet? Does anyone read the TimeZone forum without wanting to donate a copy of vBulletin. It's the forum that technology forgot.
post #42 of 42
I'm actually now considering picking up one of these instead:



- similar look and price to the Seiko Spirit:



but smaller (36mm), thinner (4mm!), ... and solar powered.

I'm sure the Seiko Spirit is the better watch but, while I like the idea of adding an automatic to my watch collection, I also like the convenience of not having to wear the same watch every day to keep it running...
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