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Poor man's watch thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SirGrotius, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. kickstand

    kickstand Senior Member

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    This came in the mail today. 1977 Mercury.

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    picked up a NOS Seiko kinetic on Ebay. Assuming it works properly, how long does it have to be moved in order to get a full charge?
     


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    A long time!

    I don't have a more accurate figure but my Kinetic takes forever to get a full charge - I'm talking like wearing it everyday for a week and second hand still only moves about 5 or 10 seconds when checking the charge (IIRC, 20 seconds is a full charge?). I'm not complaining though. Even from a totally dead charge, it builds up enough to keep it going for a few days pretty quickly. The complaints I've read about the movement though are that if you let it sit totally dead for too long it kills the capacitor completely and then you need to get it replaced.

    Which one did you get? I love my mine (SKA367). It’s one of the most comfortable watches that I’ve worn - it just fits my wrist perfectly. I’d really like to get my hands on one of the Stingrays but cannot seem to find one in halfway decent condition that the seller doesn’t want an arm and a leg for.

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  5. Jazzmenco

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    This caught my eye on the bay, interesting, thoughts?? s-l1600.jpg
     


  6. RogerP

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    ^^^ You'd better love the strap, because you'll be stuck with it. You better hope it lasts, because I'm betting replacements aren't cheap.
     


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    Gaudyand ugly as hell, come on man.
     


  8. Jazzmenco

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    I don’t
    How could someone even design that watch
     


  10. RogerP

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    The lugs are ulgy but I don't see anything much wrong with the rest of it.
     


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  12. Jazzmenco

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    I like the face and the patina bronze case but the lugs are over the top and it's also huge 49mm....so never mind
     


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    Seiko quartz diver. Decent condition but got it for a steal. First battery change marker is 84. So that should put it around 1980-81

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    Oh yeah I agree the size takes it off the table.
     


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