Uppon aproval from Zeke ................................. >>>>

Uppon aproval from Zeke ................................. >>>>

Joined: September 1st, 2008, 1:36 pm

May 20th, 2012, 11:10 pm #1

............ >>>> who, as I was informed likes asian watches/movements, I`m going to post my newest arrival from this past Wednesday.
Here are some quick pics with my cell phone, after getting a hold of my order from the postal outlet











........and a look at what was wrapped





Yeah.... I know what they are. And I had them before. And I sold them. that was 2 years ago and since then, i keep thinking about them. So far no other watch I had and sold later, made me say "I should have kept it" except this one. So, i decide to get them again, but this time with the new SS bracelet.

Unfortunatly, I made the mistake to tell my supervisor at work (who is also a watch fan - credit me for that). He wanted to see them the next day so I took him the watches. Needless to say that the one with power reserve indicator was purchased on the spot! Even tho I told him its not for sale..... rezistance was futile. Oh well, there is more where that came from.

So now here is the one I was left with.







As you can see, this one has a "sportier" look to it. The bezel can be turn counter clockwise with solid 12 clicks! Yes...12 clicks... not 60, not 120. Just 12.





Then of course, we have the famous crown guard



This is one solid chunk of steel and it measures...





What I found amazing is the bracelet. Solid SS all around including the end links and each segment (or link) is made of 2 pieces held together by 2 screws from the back. So the brushed piece is held on to the polished piece - together making the link. The links are held together by screws.







This particular model is hand windable as well as automatic. I forgot to take pics at the time I had the case back off but I found it interesting that the mainspring on this unmarked movement, can only be wound up in one direction. Unlike the movement with the power reserve indicator, the rotor on this one is realy quiet and smooth. Can`t even feel the weight spinning inside when you shake watch side to side.

Bracelet doesn`t have a clasp.... it has butterfly!






I was extremly pleased about the lume....






The lume on this model lasts about 3 hours. Not too bad.
One disadvange I found is the date. Again, the number is pretty small and even if there is a magnifier right above it, that doesnt change much.

Overall, this watch is a fantastic built. The "money to weight" ratio is huge - meaning that you get a lot a watch for a lot less money.
Quality is pretty good, however... I decided to go over and check if all the screws all tight properly. They were in this case.

And that prety much wraps up this post

Thanks for watching






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Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

May 21st, 2012, 1:41 am #2

So he will let this one pass, even though it is an outright fake

Apart from any IP issues; Zeke just isn't a fan of this style of watch...no matter who makes it.

If it floats your boat, then by all means have it; enjoy it and ignore everything I just said

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Joined: September 1st, 2008, 1:36 pm

May 21st, 2012, 2:26 am #3

............. >>> I have it now. The thing that realy gets me thinking is that if I would realy have that cash ($8,000) would I spend it on this watch????

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May 21st, 2012, 2:40 am #4

you would put that $8000 to much better use and sample a lot of Seiko, Citizen and other products before slapping down that amount of money on an over priced watch

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May 21st, 2012, 2:47 am #5

............... >>> that I don`t have that kind a cash and even if I did I most likely not spend it on one watch. Like you said.... it takes common sense. Maybe if I win the 50 mil @ the lottery than 8 grand its just a blow in the wind...

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May 21st, 2012, 3:03 am #6

could you drop me enough to get a Spring Drive diver?

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May 21st, 2012, 12:11 pm #7

............ >>> but I will deliver it to you personaly and move you out of your shed into a decent place....

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