OFF-TOPIC (... sort of)
My only goal with the sentence:
"There's also little doubt that the Quartz giant played a definitive role in the dive-computer era, including the first Dive computer in 1990."
Was to make clear to all that Seiko's participation in Professional diving instruments was not limited to watches (complications) and thanks to their quartz-era innovations it was a clear move for them to turn to dive computers. While I investigated the Wiki on Dive Computers and came to the conclusion that Seiko's no longer a leader in this market, I simply accepted their own statement regarding the first Dive computer. Perhaps I should have quoted them to avoid wording issues (and used "The world's first computerized diver's watch").
But thank you, all the same - as a "former" certified Open-Water PADI member*, I appreciated the info
*let's just say that I earned it during the days where the average (poor-man) diver had a watch, depth (& pressure) gauge and decompression table stuffed in our manually-inflatable-only BCs...
Last edited by Travelller; July 17th, 2017 at 22:35.
Grand Seiko's "Micro Electro Mechanical Systems" (MEMS) and I unfortunately neglected to include it my post (thb, I forgot that they also incorporated this in the upgraded 8L series).
"Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology is used to fabricate precision parts for Caliber 9S"
Lucky for us all, this is a community of dedicated WIS and what one forgets, the other will follow through with
Yeah... I'd have to side with you here, given the price and "small" production-quantity of this piece. I don't think we could demand higher accuracy from say, the MM300 line - given the fact that it's a production reference and goes for what, €1K less? But at the end of the day, my Rolex and my Omega are also running fast (but in their case, it might just be a question of a visit to the watchmaker to have them demagnetized...).
just a few threads above One one hand, Kevinkar is correct to point out the extra functionality of Seiko's release buttons but I have to be honest, I really appreciate the screws in Steinhart's. I have some rudimentary strap / bracelet tools but still manage to mess up and slotting a screw w/screwdriver is (almost) child's play. Both are double-lock systems and weight-wise, the Seiko comes in at 85g and the Steinhart's 20g heavier.
What I honestly didn't account for is the fact that Seiko's comes with a tool-less extension mechanism ("Diver's extension") and this is a significant addition over Steinhart's and so I humbly stand corrected, enough so that my OP warrants editing!
The hinge of the extension piece is clearly visible on the bottom-right side...
Last edited by Travelller; July 17th, 2017 at 23:54.
Nice writeup and pictures!
This one looks so awesome from just about every angle...
Thank you for the write up and stunning photos, greatly appreciated!
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