"Time is an illusion; Lunchtime, doubly so." - Ford Prefect, 'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy'
Alpha GMT Master -- Alpha Planet Ocean 781/1000 -- Alpha Seamaster LE (x2 In-Transit)
Alpha Seamaster Multifunction -- Bagelsport MILGAUSS (In Transit) -- Casio AMW-320R Diver (In Transit)
Casio G-Shock G-2300 Tough Solar -- Citizen Navihawk Blue Angels Chronographn
Invicta Pro Diver 8926ob -- Seiko 6119-6000 '5' Series -- Seiko 7002-7009 Diver
Seiko SKX009 Diver -- Timex Ironman Triathlon Shock -- Timex Ironman Triathlon 20th Anniversary
Timex Ironman Triathlon -- Vostok Amphibia -- Vostok Amphibia Neptune -- Vostok Kommandierskie (x6)
(ok, so I'm not that young but try to live like I am...)
Thanks for the feedback. I assumed it was defective, but I wanted to confirm.
I contacted the seller. Limited English communications are challenging. He suggested I change the battery. I'll have to wait until after the New Year's celebration is over to continue pursuing the exchange.
I also have a Bagelsport Explo II Homage in the mail which I ordered after reading Reno's review. It looked really good. I f I like it I might order the Submariner too. I'm fairly new to the world of watches and I have found that these inexpensive Chinese watches are a good way for newbies like me to discover their taste by trying out a variety o different styles. Up till now I have been pleasently surprised by the quality of these watches for the money but most of the time they need a direct replacement of the band or straps since there is always something wrong or too cheap about them...
Se7enDSe7en: I'm curious to know your opinion on the Submariner. Is the band worth keeping on or did you replace it with a nato strap already? :)
It would have probably been fine for someone with bigger wrists.. The main problem for me is that a screw holding one of the links in was stripped, the screw would turn, just not come out. In order for the band to fit, I had to take out an end link.. Im not sure what the proper name of it is, but it's this one..
So, currently, the attached band looks like this..
With this piece out, the clasp kind of digs into my wrist, and it doesn't seem too secure, so currently I have it on a Nato.
Other than the sizing issue, my biggest gripe with the band is the clasp. It seems pretty thin and easily deformable. The links are solid, but the spacing between the links aren't uniform... Not something you'd notice from a normal distance, but up close, you can tell. I don't have a picture of what I'm trying to describe yet, but I will in the full review.
Thanks! I'm looking forward to your full review.
full review is up
Looks like that $30 is now running around $100...
I bought one of these the other day for $32 shipped, and noticed that the seller increased the price after the fact. I suspect they're doing that so that when people look at the completed listings, they think that people paid $80 for them instead of $30.
Sadly, after a few hours of use, my secondhand started stoping at the 50s mark and it stops ticking. I can get it going for a while again by shaking it, but I'm wondering if something's messed up with the internal spring. When I wind it, it never gets tight. Is it supposed to be loose?
Swiss : FAVRE LEUBA | FORTIS | GIRARD PERREGAUX | JAQUET-GIRARD | OMEGA | TISSOT | TITUS | ZENITH
Japanese : CASIO | CITIZEN | ORIENT | SEIKO
Russian : POLJOT | SLAVA | STURMANSKIE | VOSTOK | VOSTOK EUROPE | ZVEZDA
French : AVYSTYLE | HERMA | LIP | YEMA | YONGER & BRESSON
Germasian : AEROMATIC | TAUCHMEISTER | WAGNER
Chinese : ALPHA | BEIJING | FINňAT | JARAGAR | OHSEN | STEWAL | WINNER
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