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If you had $250 to spend on a watch...

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by boxdiver, May 17, 2010.

  1. kookydooky

    kookydooky Senior member

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    Well i havent used my seiko skx007 abecause I am waiting for a strap so I have it just on my desk.

    Ive noticed after a couple of hours or even within an hour the watch just stops moving,

    Whats with that? I thought these watches are supposed to have a 40 hour power reserve or something. You know for when you sleep. and this is with me just fiddling with the watch in my hand fo a couple of minutes every now and then during the day.

    Can this watch be wound up or anything?
     
  2. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Wind it manually about 40-45 times clockwise and that should give it a full power, if it stops working after a few hours then you might want to get it calibrated or checked. Swinging it around or shaking doesn't really work as well and can just damage the watch.
     
  3. konoyaro

    konoyaro Senior member

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    Yeah, I don't think I know of any automatic watch that cannot be manually wound using the crown.

    "Other companies like Seiko and Orient developed highly efficient self-winding mechanisms that allowed their watches to be designed without a wind up feature. In some self-winding mechanisms, the rotor and winding system is less efficient and it would require the owner to move the watch back and forth for several minutes before it will start and hold enough energy to run for more than a couple of minutes. That's why on some brands the ability to wind up the watch manually has been retained."

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    http://www.selfdefensearmory.com/aboutautomatics.html
     
  4. Rosenberg

    Rosenberg Senior member

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    So what's the deal with that black on black easy reader? I still can't find it anywhere
     
  5. centrix

    centrix Senior member

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    Are there pictures somewhere? Can't seem to find them....

    yeah it isnt out yet but its about 700 or so
     
  6. ProperHill

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    Just got a seiko skx007

    Is it supposed to have a rattley sound when you shake it up a bit near the ear

    Also how often should I be shaking up the watch to keep it running? (I am waiting for a strap to come in and its only the watch piece that I have now)


    The rattling sound is the rotor spinning just wear the watch for a whole day to wind it...the watch winds by the movements of your wrist.Remember not to set the time from 9pm to 3am it'll mess up the watch.
     
  7. Rosenberg

    Rosenberg Senior member

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    The rattling sound is the rotor spinning just wear the watch for a whole day to wind it...the watch winds by the movements of your wrist.Remember not to set the time from 9pm to 3am it'll mess up the watch.

    What are you supposed to do if it dies in between those times?
     
  8. kookydooky

    kookydooky Senior member

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    SO how long is a Seiko 007 supposed to run for if not worn

    Also I am pretty sure I read somewhere that these Seikos dont have a wind up feature
     
  9. kontai69

    kontai69 Senior member

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    Remember not to set the DATE from 9pm to 3am it'll mess up the watch.
    FTFY
    What are you supposed to do if it dies in between those times?
    Advance the time outside 9pm to 3am, then set the date. Then set the time. You can determine wheter the time is AM (midnight) or PM (noon) by manually advancing the time past 12:00. If the date rolls over to the next day, then the watch is in AM. If not, the watch is in PM.
     
  10. kontai69

    kontai69 Senior member

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    Yeah, I don't think I know of any automatic watch that cannot be manually wound using the crown.
    Seiko 5's and watches that use their movement (e.g. Seiko Monster dive watches) can not be wound through the crown. They wind by shaking/moving only. I use to own both a Seiko 5 and an Orange Monster.
    ...That's why on some brands the ability to wind up the watch manually has been retained."
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    http://www.selfdefensearmory.com/aboutautomatics.html

    Some? I would say that the vast majority of automatic watches can be manually wound through the crown as well as shaking/moving.
     
  11. WoodyStylee

    WoodyStylee Senior member

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    I picked up a vintage Omega Seamaster on eBay for around $250. Endless eBay options in that price range if you are willing to go second hand.
     
  12. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

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    I picked up a vintage Omega Seamaster on eBay for around $250. Endless eBay options in that price range if you are willing to go second hand.

    how do you know it's real?
     
  13. Suave

    Suave Senior member

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    tissot or omega
     
  14. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    i would save up 250 more and troll the watch forums for a stowa artea
     
  15. WoodyStylee

    WoodyStylee Senior member

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    how do you know it's real?

    Says 'Omega' on the inner mechanical components (the guts). It was a couple years ago, but i did a bit of research finding out what to look for to make sure its authentic. I wasn't brand new, definitely has been pre-loved.
     
  16. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    how do you know it's real?
    Lots of research. Learning the Omega authentifiers shouldn't be too hard since there's so many enthusiasts out there. If you have more time for it sign up on a watch forum and ask them or make friends with one of the Omega fan members and ask them if you want to keep the piece you're looking at on the down low

    Alternatively, look for guarantees of authenticity or paperwork included in the auction and if it's determine to be fake and you can gather proof, you can recover your money from eBay/paypal/the cc company
     
  17. ProperHill

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    SO how long is a Seiko 007 supposed to run for if not worn

    Also I am pretty sure I read somewhere that these Seikos dont have a wind up feature


    I have Seiko skx009,skx007,Black Monster,and Orange Monster.The watch stops ticking 2 days after being worn so I think the power reserve would be around 48 hours.
     
  18. ProperHill

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    FTFY

    Advance the time outside 9pm to 3am, then set the date. Then set the time. You can determine wheter the time is AM (midnight) or PM (noon) by manually advancing the time past 12:00. If the date rolls over to the next day, then the watch is in AM. If not, the watch is in PM.


    Thank you for the correction,all along I've always thought it was the time.
     
  19. Vaitek

    Vaitek Senior member

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    FTFY

    Advance the time outside 9pm to 3am, then set the date. Then set the time. You can determine wheter the time is AM (midnight) or PM (noon) by manually advancing the time past 12:00. If the date rolls over to the next day, then the watch is in AM. If not, the watch is in PM.


    This is why I don't get watche with the date on them. Hah!
     

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