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Just wondering if you think this watch is a good one ?

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There are 89 reviews on the page with 73 of those giving it 5 stars.

They are what they are good mass market quartz watches I have had two chronograph Eco drive watches both pre owned, the five year warranty is good I bought a Skyhawk A-T for less than a hundred with 3 years of warranty left on it. The Eco drive system is good but if you wear the watch under a sleeve you really have to leave the watch next to a window to get enough charge when not wearing it.I had to do that today infact with the watch I have on which is a Casio tough solar it wasnt getting enough light under my sleeve and all the hands jumped to the 12 0'clock postion and the watch stopped.

And if you dont wear it for a long time and leave them somewhere dark they can take an age to kick back into life especially the all singing dancing chronographs but the A-T did have a handy power indicator on the dial.

And like any other capacitor watch it will eventually fail and need replacement. 

 

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Yes that's s good point the bracelet goes so does ur watch what's with titanium strap ?

What watch would u recommend I like that blue dial would like solar eco

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If you want a watch with a bracelet, go for one that is not part of the case, straight bars completely separate from the case, the sort of thing that you could fit a leather strap. With that, you do not need to bother if the model becomes obsolete.  

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Only my opinion. But I think the watch is very pricey for a quartz and if you really want one look for a used model. Agree with "Oldhippy" about the bracelet.
At the price advertised you could buy a very decent Seiko Automatic that would probably have a far better resale value, if you ever wanted to trade up.

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Yes that's s good point the bracelet goes so does ur watch what's with titanium strap ?

What watch would u recommend I like that blue dial would like solar eco

 

What Seiko would be a good one ? 

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Yes that's s good point the bracelet goes so does ur watch what's with titanium strap ?
What watch would u recommend I like that blue dial would like solar eco
 
What Seiko would be a good one ? 
Within the price range we are looking at I would recommend the Seiko skx 007 or 009. These are so popular, spare parts are cheap and in abundance. Relatively easy to work on, highly versatile and as said, being so popular, they really do hold their price well on the used market.

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15 hours ago, faolteam said:

Yes that's s good point the bracelet goes so does ur watch what's with titanium strap ?

What watch would u recommend I like that blue dial would like solar eco

 

What Seiko would be a good one ? 

Get a seiko 5, they come in many many combinations... and they're cheaper.

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9 hours ago, frenchie said:

Get a seiko 5, they come in many many combinations... and they're cheaper.

There is a big difference between a solar-powered titanium watch with a sapphire crystal, and a modest automatic Seiko 5. The OP appears to be interested in the first kind, not the other.

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4 hours ago, jdm said:

There is a big difference between a solar-powered titanium watch with a sapphire crystal, and a modest automatic Seiko 5. The OP appears to be interested in the first kind, not the other.

That's what I get for not reading all the posts... I skimmed through an saw seiko blue dial... :) and my mind was set

How about the Seiko SNE381? Looks a lot like the Citizen

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If it's specifically quartz (showing my bias, as I have a general dislike of Solar and Kinetic watches.) This is a far better proposition and currently can be had at £135 !
If quartz accuracy is your thing I believe these are accurate to 10 seconds a year Guaranteed b8e6f2f9af3be121ca2ef13d0a532cc5.jpg

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7 hours ago, frenchie said:

How about the Seiko SNE381? Looks a lot like the Citizen

Yes, I happen to stock the below, very nice too. But SS not Ti, and hardlex.

 

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2 minutes ago, jdm said:

Yes, I happen to stock the below, very nice too. But SS not Ti, and hardlex.

 

SNE361.jpg

can someone tell me whats the diff with a titanium strap compared to a stainless steel?

also is this watch a bracelet, is it  part of the case, ?

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8 minutes ago, faolteam said:

can someone tell me whats the diff with a titanium strap compared to a stainless steel?

also is this watch a bracelet, is it  part of the case, ?

A Ti watch or bracelet is much lighter, warmer to touch, and slightly more prone to scratch. Not everyone likes that.

You can put any strap on a watch that doesn't have an integrated bracelet, like the Seiko above. Again, that is important to some people only.

 

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1 hour ago, jdm said:

A Ti watch or bracelet is much lighter, warmer to touch, and slightly more prone to scratch. Not everyone likes that.

You can put any strap on a watch that doesn't have an integrated bracelet, like the Seiko above. Again, that is important to some people only.

 

Just seen this on a webpage about the above watch WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including one or more listed chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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Just seen this on a webpage about the above watch WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including one or more listed chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
I'm sure the State of California have all sorts of opinions. What's the proven scientific evidence? People used to quite happily, without any measure of harm, walk around with radioactive lume! You would have to take the watch apart and breathe the stuff in or absorb through the skin to be harmful
Also replacing a hardlex crystal to sapphire is a simple task but slightly costly.

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7 hours ago, faolteam said:

Just seen this on a webpage about the above watch

Which web page? Certainly not on the official Seiko one

http://seikousa.com/collections/seiko core/SNE361

It would be surprising to know that Titanium as used on watches (which is NOT Titanium dioxide) is "potentially dangerous", as  It is now the metal of choice for prosthetics, internal fixation, inner body devices and instrumentation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanium_biocompatibility

 

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10 minutes ago, digginstony said:

Also replacing a hardlex crystal to sapphire is a simple task but slightly costly.

About $15 unless not a common type. Plus what the repair shop will ask, which can be very little sometime.

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13 hours ago, jdm said:

But SS not Ti, and hardlex.

I beg to differ: according to Seiko's website, case and bracelet are titanium... (Or are you referring to another model you have?)

 

11 hours ago, faolteam said:

Just seen this on a webpage about the above watch 

As for the California warning, does it have something to do with the crystal (that may contain lead) rather than the bracelet?

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2 hours ago, frenchie said:

I beg to differ: according to Seiko's website, case and bracelet are titanium... (Or are you referring to another model you have?)

Yes, the 381 is Ti, but the 361 is SS. 

2 hours ago, frenchie said:

As for the California warning, does it have something to do with the crystal (that may contain lead) rather than the bracelet?

Then virtually any watch or glass sold in CA should come with the warning, but it is not so. As I said, unless I see an official Seiko source and the specific chemical mentioned, I'm not convinced.

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11 hours ago, frenchie said:

I beg to differ: according to Seiko's website, case and bracelet are titanium... (Or are you referring to another model you have?)

 

As for the California warning, does it have something to do with the crystal (that may contain lead) rather than the bracelet?

i dont know it was on Amazon.com

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