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Seiko Opinions Daily Beater Watch

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kali77, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    I'm not a fan at all, especially at $250 - whatever Overstock discount of the day there mgiht be. For aviator/military influenced watches in this price range, I'd much prefer any of the below:

    Seiko 5 Aviator / Military
    [​IMG]

    Archimede Pilot
    [​IMG]


    Hamilton Khaki Chrono (a bit out of your price range, however)
    [​IMG]

    Photos courtesy of PMWF and member nastyandy's collection



    Whacked, what is the price of that seiko aviator military and the hamilton khaki chrono?
    also do you know where to get all these three?

    thanks once again.
     
  2. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    Whacked, what is the price of that seiko aviator military and the hamilton khaki chrono?
    also do you know where to get all these three?

    thanks once again.


    You're lucky I feel like procrastinating tonight. [​IMG]

    Seiko: ~ $60 shipped IIRC
    Seiko SNK803/805/807/809 are made for the Asian market, thus could only be found through eBay:'

    http://jewelry.search.ebay.com/seiko...chiZQQsaprcloZ
    or
    http://search.ebay.com/search/search...e=search&fgtp=


    Hamilton Khaki Action Chrono: seller accuratewatch on eBay has the best prices. Here's an example.

    Archimede Pilot: buy it here or directly from the manufacturer.
     
  3. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Seiko 5 Aviator / Military
    [​IMG]

    Hamilton Khaki Chrono (a bit out of your price range, however)
    [​IMG]


    Much better options, IMO
     
  4. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    You're lucky I feel like procrastinating tonight. [​IMG]

    Seiko: ~ $60 shipped IIRC


    Hamilton Khaki Action Chrono: seller accuratewatch on eBay has the best prices. Here's an example.

    Archimede Pilot: buy it here or directly from the manufacturer.


    thanks.
    for the seiko, is it safe to buy from the singapore sellers?
     
  5. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    thanks. for the seiko, is it safe to buy from the singapore sellers?
    I've heard that with some companies, Tissot for example, that internationally purchased items must be serviced in the country that the watch was manufactured in. I had a friend who purchased a Tissot in Switerzland and they wouldn't let him service it in the US because they claimed it used different parts. I like the Seiko 5 in the beige too. I think having both wouldn't be too bad. [​IMG]
     
  6. whacked

    whacked Senior member

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    thanks.
    for the seiko, is it safe to buy from the singapore sellers?


    Yes. Just perform a feedback check on the seller and see what type of warranty is included. The latter should not be a deal-breaker though, as Seiko 5 autos are designed to be beat around / used and abused (as the line's target audience are mens who only own 1 watch at any given time).
     
  7. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    I'll be the guinea pig on the Seiko. What color do you guys like? It seems to come in navy, black, olive, and beige. I'm thinking either the olive or the beige.
     
  8. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    I'll be the guinea pig on the Seiko. What color do you guys like? It seems to come in navy, black, olive, and beige. I'm thinking either the olive or the beige.

    not that i want you to be a guinea pig, but i really like this one

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Seiko-5-Military...QQcmdZViewItem

    but olive is neat too.
    i look forward to what you think of the watch if you get it. [​IMG]
     
  9. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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  10. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Just for you Shoe, I put in an offer of $50 on the blue one. I wonder if he'll bite?


    rambo, i believe he will bite that. good luck with the ship and the watch. hope it is really worth it.

    i mean,i have a couple of seikos and they are all winners, just hope this one from singapore is worth it i meant.

    if it works out, i may get one for myself as well.
     
  11. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    rambo, i believe he will bite that. good luck with the ship and the watch. hope it is really worth it. i mean,i have a couple of seikos and they are all winners, just hope this one from singapore is worth it i meant. if it works out, i may get one for myself as well.
    Well he turned me down. I meant $50 for the watch and shipping (a bid of $28 on the watch). I'm trying again a bit higher now.
     
  12. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    whacked, would you have any idea why this seller


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEBI:IT&ih=017

    pokemonyu

    does not have any bids for his military seikos while the others all go up to 60 dollars or so?

    i put a bid on his military seiko, that is awesome if it stays so cheap, but concerned if there is something i should know about this seller that i am not aware of.
     
  13. kali77

    kali77 Senior member

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    whacked, would you have any idea why this seller


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEBI:IT&ih=017

    pokemonyu

    does not have any bids for his military seikos while the others all go up to 60 dollars or so?

    i put a bid on his military seiko, that is awesome if it stays so cheap, but concerned if there is something i should know about this seller that i am not aware of.


    The only thing I can see is that the shipping is $28


    On a side note thank you all for the great ideas. I am leaning towards the Archimede Pilot[​IMG]
     
  14. appolyon

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    whacked, would you have any idea why this seller


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEBI:IT&ih=017

    pokemonyu

    does not have any bids for his military seikos while the others all go up to 60 dollars or so?

    i put a bid on his military seiko, that is awesome if it stays so cheap, but concerned if there is something i should know about this seller that i am not aware of.


    most likely I think it is because he calls it an Aviator rather than Military
     
  15. SanDiegoFan

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    whacked, would you have any idea why this seller


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEBI:IT&ih=017

    pokemonyu

    does not have any bids for his military seikos while the others all go up to 60 dollars or so?

    i put a bid on his military seiko, that is awesome if it stays so cheap, but concerned if there is something i should know about this seller that i am not aware of.


    I ordered a watch from that seller, and it took a little over a month to get to me, caveat emptor.

    SDF
     
  16. mr monty

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    Seiko's Monster (orange, black, or white dials) can be found for less than $175.
    You have to pay at least $1000 to find autos that are this good. Do a search for better prices. I have 3 and they can really take a beating on land or in the water.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SEIKO-SKX779K1-S...QQcmdZViewItem

    [​IMG]
     
  17. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    guys , i got delivery of my seiko military watch in green today. wow, what a lovely , neat little watch.
    definitely worth the money . thanks whacked! this is amazing.


    rambo, did you get yours yet? you will love it trust me!

    i will post photos later

    [​IMG]
    very pretty in person.



    SD fan , sorry to hear it took so long. i bought this from pokemonu as well and it was delivered within a week. perhaps he changed up his shipping procedures.
     
  18. Hard2Fit

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    If you don't mind, how much did you end up paying (including S&H)?
     
  19. upnorth

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    thanks.
    for the seiko, is it safe to buy from the singapore sellers?


    Pokemonyu and Premierworld on ebay are all reputable Singapore sellers. From my understanding, the seiko 5s that they sell can be had for good prices as they are assembled in either Singapore or Malaysia. The movements are pretty decent and good value and tend to run for 8-15 years but are usually not worth the time, effort and money to service. Accuracy is usually in the range of -45/+45 secs a day out of the box but can be regulated to about +/-5s. I second Mr Monty's recommendations, for the money, Seiko monsters are great value.

    Actually, you guys have it good. Even though I reside in Singapore, the seller charges me the same shipping and handling of $28 and on top of that, I am further subjected to a goods and services tax of 7% of the total bill. This still represented a savings of at least 15% from physical stores here.

    If it takes a little over a month to get it, something is definitely not right. I would not hesistate to contact the seller after 10 days if I did not receive it by then. For $28, I would expect delivery for a watch in under 10 days anywhere in the world.
     
  20. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    If you don't mind, how did you end up paying (including S&H)?


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=017

    28 dollars shipping
    i know lot of that goes to his profit, but that is fine. compensates for the ridiculously low bid amount.
     

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