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#1 OFFLINE   Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 11:45 AM

Just noticed these in the last year or so, supposed to be Denmark's finest. I read some review of this person who is immensely satisfied with them and buys one every 2 years after wearing them out.

2 Years is not what I would expect from the lifetime of a watch, but it could be just the job he does.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 11:50 AM

View PostThus Spoke Zarathustra, on 01 June 2010 - 11:45 AM, said:

I read some review of this person who is immensely satisfied with them and buys one every 2 years after wearing them out.

2 Years is not what I would expect from the lifetime of a watch, but it could be just the job he does.
And theres no reason imho that they should only last 2 years. Unless he thinks that they are dispoable when the battery runs out of power?

Although more style than substance Skagen watches are typically well built from good quality materials so I'd not exactly expect them to fall apart.

I've only one in my collection but have been more than pleased with it. Nice titanium case and good quality leather band. It'll be around for more than two years (I've already changed the battery) :)

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 07:08 PM

I spent all last year working with a Danish company. A lot of the guys wore Skagen. They said the batteries were a pain to change maybe that's where the two years comes from?

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 07:16 PM

View Postmylo, on 01 June 2010 - 07:08 PM, said:

They said the batteries were a pain to change maybe that's where the two years comes from?
Yep, changing batteries can be a bit tricky :cry: .

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 07:19 PM

how did that happen?

House of Fraser sell them, so I wonder if change the batteries

#6 OFFLINE   Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 07:20 PM

do you have to access the from the front???

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 07:32 PM

View PostThus Spoke Zarathustra, on 01 June 2010 - 11:45 AM, said:

I read some review of this person who is immensely satisfied with them and buys one every 2 years after wearing them out.

2 Years is not what I would expect from the lifetime of a watch, but it could be just the job he does.

Post a link to that article. It would be of interest to many owners on this forum.


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Posted 01 June 2010 - 09:11 PM

View PostThus Spoke Zarathustra, on 01 June 2010 - 07:19 PM, said:

how did that happen?
Mineral glass is wafer thin on these watches...so that is what happens when you try and push on the snap-on back. I have learnt a lesson...it is my wife's watch...but Skagen replaced the glass for a very reasonable £20 :thumbsup: .


Problem is...the battery has just run out again. :fear:

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:30 AM

View PostSilver Hawk, on 01 June 2010 - 09:11 PM, said:

Mineral glass is wafer thin on these watches...so that is what happens when you try and push on the snap-on back. I have learnt a lesson...it is my wife's watch...but Skagen replaced the glass for a very reasonable £20 :thumbsup: .

Was that a glass with a tension ring? My local watch repairer quoted me £65 for a replacement glass for my Skagen, which is about a tenner more than the whole watch cost.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:22 AM

Just changed the battery on the 710’s Skagen, no problems at all. Decent quality on case and dial, but looks very cheap inside. The watch has “Skagen Denmark” on dial and caseback, but “Skagen China” inside the caseback. The movement is a Japanese made Miyota.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 01:53 PM

Have to have some low-priced movements. My son-in-law attempted a battery change on one of my daughter's Skagens and broke the movement (per my watchmaker's assessment). I sent it off to the Skagen USA repair center and they changed out the movement, battery, and serviced it for USD34.
My main objection to Skagen is their impossibly small crowns on most or all of their models. A real PIA. (Otherwise O.K. in their price range for a dress-type watch, IMHO.) :sleep1:

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:55 AM

Lovely looking watches but built to a price, if wearing as an everyday watch I would probably look at a Tissot or something similar BR Felix





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