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    Thumbs Up New member from France!

    Hello!

    I'm French, and I'm coming here as a very modest watch (and clock) enthusiast, hoping to find some new advice on what I should buy next ;)
    I'm 32, and as far as I can remember, I always enjoyed watches.

    - My first one, when I was around around 10, was a Casio, most probably a resin G-Shock, as I remember it to look quite sturdy and kinda "military".
    It had bull bars, and IIRC, also had some very good illumination tech (lighting the whole LCD in blue/green, not only from a small light on the corner).
    But I'm totally unable to remember where it is as of today. Did I lose it? Did it broke? And, of course, I can't remember the exact model as well. Would love to!

    - My second one was my first real "man" watch, with steel wristband. A Calypso.
    I still have it as of today, but stopped using it when the battery died.

    - My third one was a noname chinese piece I bought on eBay for its green dial.
    Didn't last long, was made from very cheap materials. But I kept it anyway... and stopped using it when the battery (quickly) died as well.

    - My fourth one was a Casio Wave Ceptor WVA-510A (2732). It was my first "pleasure" watch. Bought it € 155 in June 2006.
    It lasted me 12 years without any battery change or repair service...
    Until I stupidly went into the sea with it on last April, forgetting it would not be waterproof anymore after so many years...
    Such a stupid mistake. It died from rust after enduring many, many shocks year after year...
    I'm sure it'd have lasted me many more years without my silliness!

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    - My fifth one, as a 30th birthday gift, is a Seiko Chronograph SSC085P1 (V172 caliber).
    Very beautiful classy-yet-sporty, all-steel watch...
    But its "tough" hardlex glass broke into pieces after I felt from my bike, wearing it while riding!
    It is currently under heavy repair service. That's going to cost me a kidney or two...

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    - My last one, received two days ago as a "temporary" replacement toolwatch, is the new Lenovo Watch 9 "smart" watch.
    With Bluetooth 5 and vibration when there's a notification (no LCD).
    Very nice little watch, to be honest! At a bargain price of € 17.90.
    ith sapphire glass, straightforward and sleek design, minimalistic smart integration, and replaceable standard CR2032 battery expecting a 8-month lifespan. We'll see!
    Very good at such a low price!

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    I'm here to look for advice on replacing my deceased Wave Ceptor.
    But I'll make a separate thread on the Casio G-Shock for this purpose ;)

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    Re: New member from France!

    welcome

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    Hello and welcome!

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    Re: New member from France!

    bienvenue au nouveau membre! Merci pour le partage

    Welcome


    I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only five'?
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    Re: New member from France!

    Welcome! I like your SSC085, hope it gets repaired okay!

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    Re: New member from France!

    Welcome, friend

    I liked your watch bio :>). Good luck with your Seiko.

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    Re: New member from France!

    Nice intro... welcome!

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    Re: New member from France!

    Bienvenue!!

    Based on the description of the gshock and the year,can it possibly be DW002/003,as I used to wear that back in my early years of junior high (1997ish)

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    Re: New member from France!

    Welcome.

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    Re: New member from France!

    Quote Originally Posted by drummer13 View Post
    Welcome, friend

    I liked your watch bio :>). Good luck with your Seiko.
    Thanks... I'll keep you updated!

    Quote Originally Posted by rdoder View Post
    Welcome! I like your SSC085, hope it gets repaired okay!
    It should, as the repair service is now handled by Seiko.

    I first left the watch to a local watchmaker, who changed the glass and repaired the broken band, but he left some microscopic glass fragments into the date window, and this part stopped working shortly afterwards, leaving the watch to remain on the "7" day. Kinda annoying :p

    The problem not being the repair itself, but the overall cost...
    I already paid for the spare glass part from Seiko...
    Then € 60 to the watchmaker to change it...
    And an additional € 20 to repair the band which broke shortly afterwards!

    It was still cheaper than the € 150 full repair service advised by Seiko, but as the watch ultimately went to them just to fix this date problem, I'm afraid it'll cost me an additional € 150 fee or similar...
    Raising the total repair cost to € 240...
    I hope it'll be less (or that I'll be able to negociate a refund from the watchmaker).

    Quote Originally Posted by Synequano View Post
    Bienvenue!!

    Based on the description of the gshock and the year,can it possibly be DW002/003,as I used to wear that back in my early years of junior high (1997ish)
    Unfortunately, from what I can remember, not this one ;)
    If I remember correctly, mine had:
    - a rectangle-shaped case, maybe gray and not black (I remember the wristband being rather transparent and not fully black)
    - I'm 99% sure it had bull bars which were really standing out of the case itself (separate non-painted metal bars)
    - a single rectangle LCD (like the famous F-91W) with a fully backlit green/blue color
    - I don't think it was an high-end model (I was a kid!), so I guess it was 50m water-resistant, not more.
    rdoder likes this.

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