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Seiko"s spot on the "other watch brand" section, because it deserves it.

  1. Professor

    Professor Aug 10, 2018

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    I'm sure everything came out alright in the end. Not sure what duty the helper dog is expected to perform and I'm sure I don't want to know.

    My cats are frantic if I don't let them into the bathroom. They know that bipeds are clumsy , when getting up I might fall backwards and hit the handle and accidentally flush myself away.

    I've just seen some custom watch cases made for Seiko movements advertised on Ebay. Might be worth a look.
     
  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Aug 10, 2018

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    This thread has gone to shit.
     
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  3. AveConscientia

    AveConscientia Aug 10, 2018

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    It was a joke. Because most wrist shots are either breathtaking views or a Mercedes/BMW steering wheel in the background
     
  4. GuiltyBoomerang

    GuiltyBoomerang Aug 10, 2018

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    6100 duo, however the 8100 is not mine and needs a crown which I have :eek:

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  5. michael22

    michael22 Aug 12, 2018

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    My bezel is starting to ghost, especially on the red.
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  6. AveConscientia

    AveConscientia Aug 13, 2018

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    How old is it?
     
  7. michael22

    michael22 Aug 13, 2018

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    About 9 years.
     
  8. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Aug 13, 2018

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    I was thinking it couldn't be more than 10 years old. I like the fade, by the way. Mine says howdy.
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  9. michael22

    michael22 Aug 13, 2018

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    I like it too. It must have been fading for a while, but I only recently noticed it.
     
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  10. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Aug 13, 2018

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    22 Years old, and fading but not like that yet. I don't like the nicks in the bezel at 8:00 and 9:15, but would rather keep the faded bezel than replace it.
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  11. MrMartini

    MrMartini Aug 15, 2018

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    it's troublesome. I'm not much of a watch aficionado and certainly not a collector and know just about nothing of fine watches beyond the most rudimentary like what a caliber is (sort of), what chronometer and chronograph is etc, but nothing of the intricate history and evolution of the brands. I own a simple Automatic Breitling Superocean Chronograph, but I've grown tired of it and haven't really used it for the past 3-4 years.

    so I went looking around and came by chance across Grand Seiko. I had no idea japan and seiko made such superlative mechanical watches and having understood that the Hi Beat and Spring Drive more or less destroys all but a few Swiss watches (certainly from an economical point of view) when it comes to mechanical intricacy and precision I would feel hugely silly paying a premium for say, a Rolex, just because it's Rolex (and Swiss). brand history matters, but I'm not that much of a tool that I happily pay for a watch whose manufacturer is resting on their laurels. I wouldn't sleep well knowing I paid for a fine mechanical watch, yet know there's one much better out there, for less money. yet I feel silly, because the Seikos are like many things Japanese rather plain/borring/understated compared to the plethora of Swiss watches out there, so now I'm stuck
     
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  12. optsdan

    optsdan Aug 15, 2018

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    Love my Seikos, great for daily wear. My Seiko 5 is probably my most worn watch over the years.
     
  13. michael22

    michael22 Aug 15, 2018

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    Don't use Rolex to judge the entire Swiss watch industry.
    We have only one world, but plenty of variety.
     
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  14. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Aug 16, 2018

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    I have an opportunity to pick up a King Seiko j14102 and I would like some opinions.

    It looks pretty good to me but, given what I see from most examples, almost too good. I'm also not sure what's going on with the dial. Is there an issue or is it just the photos? The photos are a mix of the seller's and the person who sold it to him. Anyway, your thoughts are appreciated.
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  15. sxl2004

    sxl2004 Aug 16, 2018

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    I agree, tough pictures to judge.
    Maybe the dial got cleaned and the varnish was removed, leaving the “silver” brushed dial exposed?
    There are some light spots being seen as “ whiter or negative spots”.
    Good luck.
     
  16. michael22

    michael22 Aug 16, 2018

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    Maybe it's an unusual dial variation. The printing looks too good to be redial.
     
  17. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Aug 16, 2018

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  18. michael22

    michael22 Aug 16, 2018

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    I'm thinking 2 possibilities:
    * they are original;
    * some highly skilled redialler likes the vertically brushed technique to remove the damaged dial finish.

    So, I'm no help at all.
     
  19. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Aug 16, 2018

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    Thanks for your thoughts. This is an odd one.
     
  20. AveConscientia

    AveConscientia Aug 16, 2018

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    I love the Swiss dearly, but they relie on their value as status symbols and are high in demand as such and their design(stainless sports Rolexs for example). Grand Seiko I would say are a better value for the money and their designs are often perfectly understated making them very versatile. Not many will ask you about your Seiko compared to a Submariner, but it is all in what you are looking for in a watch.