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  1. snunez Feb 14, 2023

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    So does this operate on a 24 cycle or 12?
     
  2. Dsloan Feb 14, 2023

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    It looks like the first model does calculate the % of a 24-hour day. The second model let's you set a percentage countdown timer in 5 minute increments up to a maximum of 12 hours.
     
  3. __ryan__ Feb 14, 2023

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    From the linked article, there's a "time" mode, where you read from the 12 hr markers in the usual way. As mentioned above, there's also a "100%" mode, which gives the percentage of a 24 hr day. When you switch the mode (using the crown) the hands must adjust.
     
  4. Dsloan Feb 14, 2023

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    Wait, wait! Did you know that Seiko also made a drum machine watch!?:

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  5. Pastorbottle Feb 14, 2023

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    The Japanese have an amazing appetite for the weird and wonderful, they love a gizmo, so it’s no surprise that Seiko understands how best to fill that demand.

    And I’ve gotta say that the likes of Seiko, Citizen and Orient are vastly underrated in comparison with Swiss brands
     
  6. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Feb 14, 2023

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    OOo ... digital display!

    Can't handle digital displays on my wrist.

    Besides, it just wouldn't be the same thing.
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  7. UWG Feb 15, 2023

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    My speaking one.
     
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  8. Dsloan Feb 15, 2023

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    That's it, I'm going to sell all my grand sonneries and pick up one of those instead!
     
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  9. UWG Feb 15, 2023

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    I can highly recommend. Good looking, not talking too much and only if I ask ;)
     
  10. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Feb 17, 2023

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    Quick report back to this thread.

    Ordered two metronome watches out from a Japanese Ebay seller on Monday. One for our eldest son and one for me.

    Presto!

    They arrived to our front door before 3 o'clock today. Fastest international Ebay shipping I've experienced yet!

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    The watch offers time (no second hand), metronome audible, metronome visual, and pitch. Dials can be had in several colors, stainless steel case or gold colored case with brown or black straps.

    The strap is insubstantial faux leather and made for midgets. It only fits my eight inch wrist on the last hole and then very tightly. It's a bit cheap-o. It will be rectified. The watch offers a stainless steel case with drilled-through lugs.

    The owners' manual says the watch must be shipped back to Seiko in Japan for battery changes. It uses a CR2016 battery. I can't imagine why battery changes cannot be accomplished here in Texas. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=cr2016+b...648993&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_3e1muk7xht_e

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    All in all, a handy gadget for the musical watch maven. Accordion players too!

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  11. Walrus Feb 17, 2023

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    Nice pickup when I was a kid I took lessons for a while the metronome is a funny thing to add in it screwed me up at the beginning but I began to see the value in it. That’s a nice pickup though strange about the battery perhaps they just can’t be popped in due to the mechanics of the metronome (I have no clue just a guess) by the way in your above photo who is playing drums with Ringo? It’s not Zach I can’t make it out
     
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  12. Dsloan Feb 17, 2023

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    Awesome!!! I'll order the drum machine watch and we can start a band. Do you think my neoclassical speedmetal guitarwork will pair well with your accordion?
     
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  13. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Feb 17, 2023

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    Walrus; Gregg Bissonette shared drumming with Ringo at that concert, carrying the act when Ringo was out front singing or even playing keyboard while singing "Don't pass me by."

    Oh yeah, Dsloan! The accordion with goes well with anything, heh! Well, at least as well as your neo-classical speedmetal guitar will go with "Lady Of Spain" and "Maleguena."
     
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  14. Paedipod Feb 18, 2023

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    my two strange ones.
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    modular plastic bracelets
     
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  15. Dsloan Feb 18, 2023

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    It's like Guigaro, Seiko, and a Ploprof had a baby! Is this an official Seiko watch, or another company using Seiko movements?
     
  16. Paedipod Feb 19, 2023

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    It is an official Seiko.....designed by Guigaro for Seiko collaboration with fashion brand CabaneDeZucca around 2001/2 I think. I found these two and was going to gift them to my grandsons but they have no interest in wristwatches.
     
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  17. Dsloan Feb 19, 2023

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    Kids these days. Those are fun, and have an automatic movement to boot!

    I'm trying to get my kid interested in watches, but they are much less exciting than dinosaurs right now.
     
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  18. Dsloan Feb 20, 2023

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    Ok, I put a bid in on one of these. Probably won't win, but I kinda love the countdown timer presets on the bezel of these yacht timers. I'd 100% buy one of these if they reissued it.

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  19. Walrus Feb 20, 2023

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    Not strange, beautiful
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  20. Dsloan Feb 20, 2023

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    Credor does look pretty amazing. I haven't seen one in the metal before, unfortunately. If I was a multi-millionaire, I'd pick up one of their enamel-dial three-handers.

    But, TBH, this is more like what I was going for with this thread:

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    I've been googling around, but can't seem to figure out what the "km" markers or settings on these giugiaros do - are they some kind of tachy scale? At first, I was wondering if it had some sort of pedometer setting, but 100.0km sounds pretty extreme for that to be the case.
     
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