All right, I'll play along.
I have owned some very nice Swiss and German watches but I always come back to Seiko. My first "nice" watch was a Seiko quartz diver. Really, only an inexpensive Seiko SHC041 but it was a great looking watch that was very dependable. Though it was a lowly quartz I wore it with pride. My love affair with Seiko actually started in 1972. I was 7 and my father had just returned from a tour of duty in Northern Japan. One of the items that followed him home was a Seiko watch with world cities situated around the chapter ring. I was so fascinated with that watch that I couldn't stop looking at it. Fast forward 30 years and I purchased my first Seiko, that SHC041. Fast forward another 10 or so years and I bought my first, of three, Sumos. I am a huge Sumo fan and consider them to be just a fantastic value in watches. Mixed in, from 2011 to 2016, I owned several German and Swiss watches but have sold them all to re-acquire a MM300 (this is my third). I am happy being a Seiko fan boy. You could spend your whole life in Seikoland and never be bored. It's a great place to be!
Tag Heuer 500M Aquaracer chronograph and a Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400-1
About those SKX mods...
After looking at over a thousand variations, I have concluded that there are only so many combinations of elements that work, given the finitude of elements.
The rest are just grinding metal. What applies to everything in life, applies also to modifications.
Hey! Anyone up for a chocolate fudge sundae with sushi slices of raw chicken liver + a shot of vinegar + a dollop of cod roe on top? No? You sure? Aw come on.
"Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail." _ John Donne
Why do I always want to check the date on my watch when it is quarter past three?
This weekend is the end of a short month and the end of daylight saving in Australia, I'm excited with changing the time and date on my watches tomorrow. Does anyone else ever feel the same about an opportunity to fiddle with their collection?
Oris Williams F1 Team Day Date 2008 (black dial)
Longines Heritage 1973 (silver dial)
1.Since purchasing my Seiko diver I like it more everyday, I rarely wear my expensive divers anymore, and its just a testament to how awesome Seiko divers are built.
2. Wow, my Seiko 5 just picked up some nasty scratches on my walk today with the dog, oh well, its a cheapist line, not the same quality as the other higher tier lines, I am relizing, but for what I paid I cannot expect the world.
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I excitedly went to time something with the bezel today only to be crushed after observing the minute hand was exactly at the bezel pip already. Sadness turned into excitement once again after turning the bezel one full revolution anyway.
I thought of selling my SARX033 because as things are with this hobby, you always want other things. I was thinking an Alpinist and a Turtle. The problem is that I still really like the SARX and it's so accurate to within a few seconds a month that I can't seem to want to take it off even if I bought something else and kept the SARX. I guess there's no point in selling the SARX! lol
Big fan of the under $200US Seiko 4r36
SRP783 Mt. Fuji LE
SRP 605 and 607
Over $200US and I go for the Kinetic quartz Seiko
As long as you wear them at least once every two weeks or so, Kinetic are great watches, especially as a daily driver. They like to be used to keep charged.
SUN023 GMT diver
SUN043 GMT 50th Anniversary Seiko
If you can find a 6r15 watch under $400US, go for it. Otherwise, Avoid the 6r15 equipped watches as overpriced for what you get. If one is going to spend over $400US on a Seiko, be sure it has a better movement than a 6r15. Better to get a 9015 equipped watch, or if a Seiko, a 6r20, 8L25 or better. Get your money's worth.
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