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  1. Every now and then I get a bee in my bonnet to expand my options for watch stands. I try to get good former retail display stands. These can feature the logo of a brand you favor (or want to display), or are made of fine material (wood, plexi, leather). Some are made cheaply and wont survive the use and abuse of regularly having watches put them, taken off, put back on. Others are superbly made and will last a long time. Sometimes I get lucky and get some in VG or like new condition. This month I did a look-see and found a black, plastic one with the Nixon logo very discreetly embossed into one corner, hard to notice except in direct light. Suited me because I own no Nixon watches. What intrigued me was the elegant chrome arm coming up that supports the "C" band support in two positions: vertical 12-up, or a 45 degree angle dial up. In low light it sort of disappears and the watch appears to be floating (I'd guess this was never apparent in a brightly lit jewelry or watch store). Nice shape, good bargain for $11ish. The same seller had some Seiko stands, most of them sort of beat up and the coverings or material showing wear and tear, coming off the underlying base. (With some snazzy stands, when the covering gets scuffed or ripped, is coming off, the whole effect is ruined. Think of wood veneer that's peeled up and showing particle board underneath.) This one's in fine shape. I have no idea what model it was intended to display, with its carbon fiber pattern, and yellow highlight down the lateral center. I'm guessing it was for a sport watch, maybe with a racing tie-in. The "C" band support is huge, that's an issue I found with some stands: they are intended to hold a watch with the unadjusted factory bracelet (no links removed), so with small wrists like mine a watch that's sized for me doesn't a quite fit. Except for my 7S26 diver (SKXA47K), which has a diver extension on it (a small latch that expands the bracelet to fit over a wet suit, then locks away under the bracelet clasp when not in use). With the extension released, this lovely underrated watch stands proud on my new stand. Looking high speed?
  2. SussexHandyman

    Pulsar YM62-X144 Chronographs

    Hullo all, as I'm new here, hope you can give me a little information about these Pulsar Chronograph watches, YM62-X144. I bought these two Pulsar Chronographs from a dealer, both with faults & bracelets missing. I've since overhauled & replaced the defective parts in the watch cases, but would now like to find a pair of metal bracelets to complete the repairs. So far, my search for the bracelets has proved unsuccessful. I tried Seiko firstly, as the parent company of the Pulsar brand but meet with a very unhelpful response that the watch was no longer available & subsequently, no parts were still stocked. They wouldn't even point me in the direction of their dealer network to check old stock. Dealers & watchrepairers that I know were also unable to help. A few went out of their way to try & source the missing bracelets, to no avail. So I now turn to members of the forum. My options are to either find suitable replacement metal bracelets or refit the working mechanisms into other suitable cases, beit Seiko, Pulsar or Lorus, where they are readily available. As these watches are for my own use, I'm not too bothered about originality, more about functionality as I was impressed with the working internals of both watches. They both keep excellent, accurate time.
  3. Hello Watch Forum users, My name is Jakob Martin, and I have founded the relatively new watch brand Clairette Watches. We started by releasing two models at the beginning of the year and have now introduced two automatic models we intend to release on January 25th. Now we would like to get the feedback from the users of The Watch Forum! We are at the beginning of our journey as watchmakers but feel that we have been successful with our new automatic watches. In the future, we have already started sketching on watches in a slightly higher "premium" segment where we use movements such as 2824-2 (Top Grade), Valjoux ETA 7750, Sellita SW300 or ETA 2894. Then we will also have a release party in Stockholm, which you are more than welcome to. Sign up for the newsletter or follow us on Facebook to receive an invite. Brief information about our automatic watches: Our latest collection might be brand new, but it captures the spirit of vintage watches from the 1950's. With attention to every detail we are moving closer towards traditional watchmaking by using automatic movements, stainless steel cases, domed hesalite crystals, organic leather straps and many other features. You could say we are vintage watch fanatics who want to share our excitement with you. My own interest started when I inherited my grandfather Heuer Carrera from the 60's and since then it has grown. With our new collection, we offer vintage-inspired watches with automatic watches at great prices. We use Miyota's renowned 9000-series automatic movements, hesalite glass, dauphine hands, painted sandblasted brass dial and vegetable leather from Tärnsjö Garveri. Please read more here: http://kickstarter.clairettewatches.com Thank you for taking the time to read my post! /JRM
  4. sybaseguru

    Help with Seiko Alpinist 6R15

    In June 2017 I bought a Seiko Alpinist from Japan. It started off 15secs/day slow and deteriorated to over 30s/day. I sent it to the UK Seiko Service centre before Christmas and they insisted I pay £170 to have it serviced as the warranty was Japan only. On return it was fine for 2 days then started loosing time and after two weeks was 26sec/day out. I returned it to Seiko servicing and their supervisor claims there's nothing wrong. Have I've now spent £500 on a worthless watch?
  5. russelk

    Yellow alert

    Due to poor impulse control, I've now ended up with 2 yellow-dialled Seiko chronographs. I'm going to flip one of them, just haven't decided which one yet. It all started when Roger the Dodger posted a picture of his yellow Seiko. Before then, I'd never considered yellow as an option, but that watched looked stunning and I went to eBay immediately! I'm not disappointed, both look great to me. Anybody else have any yellow watches?
  6. Xiartin

    Seiko Prospex PADI SE

    Hello! First time posting here, have a few watches myself. I've been eyeing up a few dive watches (Steinhart 500 Titanium/SKX013/SKX009 as well as few others) but for now think I'm going to get the special edition Seiko Prospex PADI some point in the next couple months. My question is mainly about the prices, on the Seiko website it's around £400 as well as few other sites, and in shops where I live. But on Amazon they are selling it (brand new) for £280.. I'm just wondering why/how there is such a price difference, is it the real deal? Do you get all the proper papers and certificates? Thanks for any replies, Oliver.
  7. Having stumbled across many dodgy indian Seikos on eBay, I saw this one with a lovely dial that I really liked so I thought I'd take a chance even if it is just a bunch of various watch parts thrown together. £13.50 posted and it runs fine (if only a fraction too fast). The dial is like a vinyl texture and looks great with the classy white text and red details. Case could be in better nick but for the price I can't complain. Movement is marked as an automatic 21J Seiko 7019a just as it was listed on eBay although I imagine it'll be made up of assorted parts on closer inspection. I think 1 "feiko" is enough for the collection but I'm certainly glad I bid on it as it will definitely do me fine for a daily beater until it dies. I'd originally thought I'd probably try and flip it for a small profit but it has surprised me! To anyone considering a cheap watch from India I'd say go for it if you like the look of it and it doesn't cost enough that you'd be upset if it didn't even arrive.
  8. Hey everyone! I have some renderings for a new watch brand I'm starting up and I need your feedback on it. Our Kickstarter will probably be at about $195, and at $295 USD for retail. Not trying to “disrupt the industry” or anything like that. Just want to provide great customer service (hopefully amazon.com levels of awesomeness), a unique experience, while cramming in the highest quality materials I can fit in our price range. Current specs: - Seiko NH35a automatic movement - Sapphire crystal - Italian leather - Applied Indices - Interchangeable straps - Lifetime guarantee on manufacturing defects - 40mm diameter At this price range do you guys think this is something you'd want? What are some things I can add or take away from the watch to make it better? Thanks in advance! P.S. If you look closely enough, you'll see that the seconds hand is actually a key. The display case can only be unlocked by the key we provide in the packaging. We wanted to create a complete luxury experience when unboxing this, and thought that was a unique way to make it feel like it's special. The seconds hand is an homage to that.
  9. After my bitter experience with GS earlier this year, I thought I would never try the Japanese high end again,but then I saw this and the rest is as much anticipated - now waiting a package from HK. I did some research - this is the movement that is probably considered as the pinnacle of Japanese watchmaking so far, hand wound, supreme chronometer grade, no date, 36,000 bph. This was the movement that made angry the Swiss guys who decided that Seiko would no longer attend to the COSC battles and certifications as being to good for them and always winning of course. I hope it will run strong as the mainspring is the weakest point of caliber 4500. More pics to follow when arrives. Cheers everyone. Dimi
  10. Allthingsmustpass

    Hi from a new member.

    Hi, just joined today. Long time watch nut, particularly susceptible to the value and beauty of Seiko's offerings. Looking forward to learning lots and hopefully contributing something interesting or entertaining (if I'm really lucky, both).
  11. Newlyinlove

    LM 5606-7000

    Hi Guys, for all the Seiko Vintage fans out there... I just added one to my new small but growing collection . I‘m so happy, just wanted to share it. You might want to take a short look: on EBay Any comments on the movement or the model? Any other Lordmatic-wearer? But there‘s a little downer too: Nuts - additionally to 18 Dollars shipping (seller), I had to pay 30 (!!!) Dollars to Pitney Bowes ... I guess, lots of you guys already made your own expiriences with them? That nearly doubled the price for the watch itself. For sure my first and last (!!!) watch from the USA (at least with crazy Pitney Bowes shipping).
  12. Newlyinlove

    Sportsmatic of 1965 or 1976?

    Hello! You guys are right, Seiko vintage are addictive (Mr. Levity ;)). I love those Seikomatics so much, just had to have another. It‘s a 6619-9000. watchleuths says it‘s made in November 1965 or 1975 - depending on style. Well, I‘m only starting, so I‘m not sure - is this beauty made in the sixties or the seventies? Anyone a guessing? I think, it could easily fit in the pre-moonlanding-era, but not sure. On EBay Thanks and have a nice day! Sorry - I mean 1965 or 1975?
  13. Hi Guys I‘m just ‚newly-in-love‘ with vintage watches. It came only by accident b/c I saw a 7169-7060 Seiko Sportmatic 5 Deluxe on EBay- and had to have it! Now it‘s really mine and I would really love to know everything about this watch, the movement, the Sportsmatic-series and so on. Does anyone know anything referring to that? I would be glad for comments from you guys... Thx a lot in advance and keep on going Newly-in-love from Berlin/Germany PS: watchleuths says it‘s made in January of 1966 - or is it 1976? PPs: I guess you guys would say it‘s ‚over polished‘ - but for me as a newby it‘s okay like this... but is it a frank ? What do you think? on EBay
  14. Hi guys, I have just put together a collector’s guide on the Seiko Alpinist series. Please check it out here: http://thespringbar.com/seiko-alpinist-collectors-guide/ It’s a watch I have always wanted and since I’m trying to take my collecting more seriously I have (with lots help) put together a guide to help myself and hopefully others. The goal is to help better understand: Which variations might be worth more in future What does an original version look like I am by no means an expert, but we did put over 100 hours of research into the piece so I'm sure it will be helpful to some other users. I would love feedback as I want to make this guide better. I’m sure we missed important facts that should be added so please comment here or PM me with any notes.
  15. Romantic Ape

    Seiko 7A28 Collector's Guide

    Sharing with you guys a new article on another amazing vintage Seiko watch line: the Seiko 7A28. This is believed to be the first analogue display watch with quartz movement in the world, and had more than 40 variations. Some notable models would be: the Giugiaro watches, specifically the "Bishop" and "Ripley" that both appeared in the "Aliens" movie in 1986; the 7A28-7020, the watch worn Roger Moore in View to Kill (the watch is known to most collectors as the "James Bond" watch after its appearance on the said Bond movie); and the model considered to be the grail of 7a28's, the Gen 1 RAF model 7A28-7120 (to find the said piece with its original strap would be a goal for most collectors and enthusiasts). Some special edition watches were also made using the 7A28 movement: the 7140 Bridgestone Motorsport and the Honda commemorative watches (7160 and 7170). With its many exciting designs, variations and famous models, I think the 7A28 watches are truly must-haves to any Seiko collection. You may read the full collector's guide here: http://thespringbar.com/seiko-7a28-collectors-guide/ Thanks and enjoy!
  16. Hi there Im a new memeber from South Africa. A little about myself and my watches: Im a Mechatronic Engineeri working in Johannesburg. I love classic watches, just about anything and everything with a bit of history. I have a few heirloom watches including the topic of this thread a seiko 7t42-7A10. I also have a patek philippe along with a citizen eco divers and a few more generic modern new watches. Unfortunate my seiko has stopped running and I've been searching high and low for anybody who can help me repair it or even just to source an alternative movement. I'm a clumsy person so i prefer not to open my watches myself. Especially as i don't want to learn any expensive lessons on one of my heirlooms. Hears where you guys come in. What advice can you give a novice and where do I continue the search?
  17. On the 11/11/2015 I purchased my first vintage watch, a Seiko Diamatic 6119-5410.Crystal is near perfect, which is a good thing because of their shape they are near unobtainable. Case could do with a polish. It only cost me $100 which is a bargain, however as with all vintage watches I had no idea how long ago it had been serviced. Worse, it was fine ‘on the bench’ but when I wore it, it was losing time to the tune of….lots.Turns out the barrel jewel is broken and needs replacement – which will be done as part of the service I was expecting to have to have done anyway ($250). So in reality it will be a $350 watch but running perfectly. That’s still a good buy I reckon.Looks fantastic in my opinion and wears well on the wrist. I’m super happy and will be even happier when I pick it up from the watchmakers next Monday. I know it’s a long shot but does anyone know where I could get an electronic copy/scan of an owners manual for this?
  18. Hi.. I want to buy this watch.Really Like this watch and i found in a webstore feeldiamonds.com,can any one have feedback about this site? Please send me your comments..
  19. I was in an Omega showroom with a friend a few days past where I viewed a Speedmaster that would cost, after discounts and everything, just under 5000 USD. 'You mad? I'd get a few different watches for a few hundred dollars each and wear them, for 5000 USD', my friend remarked. He isn't a watchhead and can thus be forgiven, but he did get me thinking. Let's say you were given (only on Top Gear do you get 'given' money, but pray read on) $4900 (I surreptitiously keep the extra $100) to spend on 7 watches, one for each day of the week. Which ones would you choose? And why? These all have to be brand new, mind.

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