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    Seatime.

    Hi All
    Very new to Stowa but as soon as I saw one I had to have one.A Couple of questions if any one can help.
    The movement upgrade, does this mean its the same movement but has been certifide by another body or is there and upgrade in parts to the movement as well.
    There seems to be alot of colours for the Prodiver but very few for the Seatime?
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    It's a completely different grade of movement...

    The regular movement in the Seatime is an Elabore grade ETA 2824-2 with the upgraded Incabloc anti-shock system, blued screws and rhodium plating. The balance may also be the upgraded Glucydur version as well. The COSC version of the movement is the nicest that ETA makes. It has the best finishing, upgraded springs, balance wheel, anti-shock, a serial number, etc. In practice Stowa regulates the regular movement so well it's hard to tell the difference in timekeeping compared to the COSC version. As far as dial colors, I own a black Seatime and want a blue version as well. In the past there has been a limited edition yellow w/the COSC movement but it would be nice to have a few more choices.

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    Re: It's a completely different grade of movement...

    You will be pleased, the watch is an elegant tank.





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    Re: Seatime.

    Thank you to all for your help. Mike your number 73 LE is spectacular and the other Seatime with the green bezel is the reason I am purchasing one. One more question is the upgraded movement COSC worth the 177 euros for an every day wearer.

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    There's not much functional difference...

    but the COSC movement does look very nice through the caseback.

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    Re: Seatime.

    thanks scotth for your info on the movement,I to am going to order the blue faced Seatime as well.

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    Re: Seatime.

    Quote Originally Posted by sean6993 View Post
    Thank you to all for your help. Mike your number 73 LE is spectacular and the other Seatime with the green bezel is the reason I am purchasing one. One more question is the upgraded movement COSC worth the 177 euros for an every day wearer.
    Well, "COSC or not" is a never ending story. We had a lot of discssion here, for example: https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ght=stowa+cosc

    Just search the forum. I tend to say no because Stowa watches in general are very well regulated, there is no must, on the otherhand you will get a bit more of quality.

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    Re: Seatime.

    Sean, congratulations on coming to the conclusion that the seatime will be a good fit for you. I was lucky enough to acquire one (4th hand) in pink and just got a yellow dial yesterday. The lighter color dials seem to be more casual but they seem to invoke a little more visual excitement for me. ( envision a yellow ferrari parked next to a black one ). You have made a great choice. Thanks again to Jorg for offering so many great options on their watches. I am anxious to see the new dials for the Prodiver.
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    Re: Seatime.

    My Seatime in the photos above is not COSC, but runs WELL within the spec. Like less than 1-2 seconds per day for the last 12 months or so. They are very well regulated out of the shop, as Mike mentioned.

    That said, if your budget allows, I think a COSC movement would add a bit of individuality to your new buddy, and there certainly are some technical upgrades, even if their advantages may not be reflected in a dramatic way.

    So for me it would be more about having the upgraded tech, than any accuracy advantage. If I were buying new (bought mine gently owned on the sales forum here), considering the value of the watch being off the charts IMHO, I would add the COSC and still feel like I was stealing from Jorg!
    Steven
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    Doxa SUB750T Military Sharkhunter PVD
    Zinex Trimix GMT PVD LE Black Pirate
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    Bathys Aquaculture MOP PVD
    Tissot TXL
    Seiko Kinetic Sportura SNL029P1 PVD
    Seiko Chronograph Sports 150
    Citizens Eco-Drive Calibre 8700 BL8000-03A
    Citizens Eco-Drive Largo Perpetual Calendar
    TX 730 w/ FlyBack Chrono
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