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Wrist watches. Post pics, if you EDC one!
I was thinking of making a thread, some thread alredy have questions or recommendations for budget watches.
 
 
 
First of all, I´m not an enthusiast but "I´m a bit interested"...
 
For the first time in about 16 years, I now have a wrist watch. Yes, it´s a big deal trying to learn to carry it.
 
For some quite obvious reason, I just could not go to local mall, pick the generic Seiko, Citizen, younameit what they happen to have on the shelf that day.
 
Did a little Googling, found some basic info, got interested on mechanical watches by some odd reason even that they are far worse in keeping time compared to Quarz...
 
 
 
 
 
Sea-Gull 816.362 was purchased from www.good-stuffs.com. Can be found also from eBay.  About Sea-Gull.
 
I was a bit overwhelmed by the quality of customer care. At budget stuff, you sometimes "have to do some wrestling" to get answers, if you know what I mean.
 
Mails were answered fast and with good, proper explanations leaving nothing unclear. Shipping done fast and with EMS 50 hours from Shanghai to my door!!!
 
 
 
The watch itself is a bit iffy, is it budget or is it not. I had terrible time deciding to get or not to get something this valuable. After all, I was not sure if I would even learn to wear it...
 
Then I thought again and compared the price for some Swiss movement watches with similar accuracy and feats. Then it did seem a Budget choice for sure...
 
 
 
Enough, to the pics:
 
 
 
The Logo says it all, just business, nothing more.
 
 
 
If you look carefully, you can see that at nine o´clock there is some difference in that black paint.
About the only rant on this watch I could figure out.
 
 
Under the hood. Got no lightbox etc. and it was pretty hard to get even near decent shot from there. Powered by ST2130 movement.
 
 
Logo on the stainless steel bracelet
 
Logo on crown.
 
 
Wrist shot. I would like to hear some critical comments about the size of the watch.
I have rather small wrists and the ~40mm size bugs me, it looks too large.
 
...and for the last, groupie from updated EDC gear.
 
SRM763, SeaGull 816.362, either one of DQG AA or DQG Tiny II.
 
Thanks for watching!
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Nice watch! I think it's beautiful in its simplicity. I also don't think it looks that huge on your wrist. It's not like it's an Invicta or something.

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Nice watch! I think it's beautiful in its simplicity. I also don't think it looks that huge on your wrist. It's not like it's an Invicta or something.

 

Thanks JohnnyMac!

Sea-Gull had also some other quite simple, a bit vintage look designs. I had to choose from a couple.

 

The ST2130 movement disassembled.

 

Somehow I find stuff like this very interesting! Very nice pics, amazingly small parts Surprised

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Be careful, once the watch bug bites....

Good looking watch, thanks for posting pics!

Yes quartz are more accurate than automatics, even a Rolex generally cannot compete in accuracy with the cheapest quartz movements, automatic movements are just appreciated for how they work. For something with no electric power they are amazing.

 

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That sea-gull looks beautiful! I just got this, my first nice watch, and it was a steal of a deal!!

 

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My Casio G Shock GA100 and Gulfman.

 

I like!

 

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CheapThrills, that Sea-Gull in the first post is nice! Not too big - it's good to have at least one monster watch to wear when you're in the mood. 

I wore this Citizen Nighthawk (solar powered) for awhile, but it was a little too heavy for my tastes...

nighthawk watch

So this is what I EDC for now, Casio Pathfinder PAW1300g, the atomic time keeping and solar power are handy and it's very lightweight.

casio pathfinder 1300g

It's also got a Maratac S-series Zulu nylon band, very comfortable and durable. I don't think I can ever go back to a metal band again. ... plus, no hair pullers! Surprised

maratac zulu band

 

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You can buy a Titainium Tissot for about the sameprice of the Seagull if you shop carefully. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HDG4WS/ref=asc_df_B000HDG4WS2029790?smid=A3...

 

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Burro wrote:

You can buy a Titainium Tissot for about the sameprice of the Seagull if you shop carefully. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HDG4WS/ref=asc_df_B000HDG4WS2029790?smid=A3...

 

Yes indeed. Checked out a ton of Citizens, Seikos etc. in the price range of 200-300$.

Quartz watch somehow gives me a feel of single-service or something like that.

...and most of what I checked out were not automatic.

 

Dad has a Omega from -65. Still working, not saying that a quartz cannot do high mileage...

 

BTW: SeaGull makes some movements for Tissot, Fossil, Junkers, a couple other German brands and a whole deal of others.

All in all, SeaGull makes over 25% of all movements sold in watches.

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Burro wrote:

You can buy a Titainium Tissot for about the sameprice of the Seagull if you shop carefully. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HDG4WS/ref=asc_df_B000HDG4WS2029790?smid=A3...

You can buy a two-tone Rolexx for less than both of them if you shop carefully.

http://www.1-pc8838.com/00rlst01112-sstt-2008-submariner-blue-asian-2813-p-9242.html

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Burro wrote:

You can buy a Titainium Tissot for about the sameprice of the Seagull if you shop carefully. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HDG4WS/ref=asc_df_B000HDG4WS2029790?smid=A3...

You can buy a two-tone Rolexx for less than both of them if you shop carefully.

http://www.1-pc8838.com/00rlst01112-sstt-2008-submariner-blue-asian-2813-p-9242.html

Smile

 

...but who will buy a copy-rolex, when at this price you can get a Genuine Bagelsport!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Casual-Automatic-Mechanical-Stainless-Steel-Unisex-White-Dial-Wrist-Watch-/251055900758?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item3a74190856#ht_3499wt_1165

 

Lol, what a name! Tempted to try, though. Could use a beater and they are reported working.

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CheapThrills wrote:

...but who will buy a copy-rolex, when at this price you can get a Genuine Bagelsport!

I was tempted, they have some fairly good reviews over on watchuseek, can't justify a seagull just yet.

I've picked up a couple of parnis, and I'm putting a little a side to buy the next chinese forum watch, really like the one I missed out on so hoping the next is just as good.

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I have a shitload of watches. Here's just a few

 

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Nice watches atbglenn, any other difference in those two Seiko5´s than looks? 8)

 

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CheapThrills wrote:

...but who will buy a copy-rolex, when at this price you can get a Genuine Bagelsport!

I was tempted, they have some fairly good reviews over on watchuseek, can't justify a seagull just yet.

I've picked up a couple of parnis, and I'm putting a little a side to buy the next chinese forum watch, really like the one I missed out on so hoping the next is just as good.

 

I was also checking that WUS "Moonie". I liked it but I never really got the idea of the moonphase in wristwatch...

The other issue is thickness of 14mm if I remember correctly. Huge clump, possibly 40mm at least in diameter also. Still, very nice especially for the price.

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I used to wear a SKX007, just a cheap diver, I wore it for over 10 years, most recently on a WJ Oyster.  Then one day it just felt way too heavy and thick, so now I wear a cheap Casio, nice and thin, light, accurate, has a little light in it, hahah.

 

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atbglenn wrote:

I have a shitload of watches. Here's just a few

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Glenn. Whats your opinion on the last Seiko? They are going for cheap at Amazon. I might get it.

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NICE!


I'm a fan of simple, stylish watches like that, however, I'm also practical so I need digital. I just can't get used to watches again since I've went without for a few years now. That black one is slick though. 

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[quote=CheapThrills]

Nice watches atbglenn, any other difference in those two Seiko5´s than looks? 8)

 

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Thanks man. There's really no difference other than style. They both have the same movement, and both are water resistant to 100 meters Smile 

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atbglenn wrote:

I have a shitload of watches. Here's just a few

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Glenn. Whats your opinion on the last Seiko? They are going for cheap at Amazon. I might get it.

I like it alot. The only problem with most automatic watches is that they're no where near as accurate as a Quartz watch. Both of mine gain about 15 seconds a day. One thing, if you know a good Jeweler, they can be calibrated to be within a couple a seconds a day.. 

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atbglenn wrote:

 

NICE!


I'm a fan of simple, stylish watches like that, however, I'm also practical so I need digital. I just can't get used to watches again since I've went without for a few years now. That black one is slick though. 

Thanks! I love this watch too. The Movado Valor shown is made out of tungsten carbide, so it's pretty much scratch resistant. I've owned it for almost 10 years and it still looks just about brand new Smile   

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Hey Glenn. Whats your opinion on the last Seiko? They are going for cheap at Amazon. I might get it.

 

Take a look from here also : http://www.creationwatches.com/products/seiko-automatic-sports-89/

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Thanks! I love this watch too. The Movado Valor shown is made out of tungsten carbide, so it's pretty much scratch resistant. I've owned it for almost 10 years and it still looks just about brand new Smile   

 

Dang! No kidding. It certainly still looks new. I'd love to even see that sitting on my desk or on the wall (bigger and without the band, of course).

 

Even though I don't really act on it, I have an obsession with nice, simple looking clocks. In fact, my first interest in LED's was to build a large wall clock. It would basically just be digits with probably a clear, acrylic backing. I still hope to do that. Recently I've been on a mission to find a nice and sleek alarm clock for the bed. I've decided to try an Ivee voice interactive alarm. I guess the newest ones are supposed to have the bugs worked out. That female British voice actually sounds quite soothing. I describe it as an adult version of the The Red Queen AI in Resident Evil Tongue Out 

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Hey Glenn. Whats your opinion on the last Seiko? They are going for cheap at Amazon. I might get it.

 

Take a look from here also : http://www.creationwatches.com/products/seiko-automatic-sports-89/

I see they have mine for $119. Check ebay and see if you can find one cheaper. I paid less for mine a few years ago. Can't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure I paid about $89 Smile

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Hey Glenn. Whats your opinion on the last Seiko? They are going for cheap at Amazon. I might get it.

 

Take a look from here also : http://www.creationwatches.com/products/seiko-automatic-sports-89/

I see they have mine for $119. Check ebay and see if you can find one cheaper. I paid less for mine a few years ago. Can't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure I paid about $89 Smile

 

Oops, noticed some of those were different. I was looking a wrong model...

Still, not a bad price for japanese automatic, if Amazon sells cheapest models for under 70$.

 

Glenn: can you estimate roughly, how accurate your Seikos are? I suppose those should keep within below 20s or so / day?

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atbglenn wrote:

CheapThrills wrote:

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Hey Glenn. Whats your opinion on the last Seiko? They are going for cheap at Amazon. I might get it.

 

 

Take a look from here also : http://www.creationwatches.com/products/seiko-automatic-sports-89/

I see they have mine for $119. Check ebay and see if you can find one cheaper. I paid less for mine a few years ago. Can't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure I paid about $89 Smile

 

Oops, noticed some of those were different. I was looking a wrong model...

Still, not a bad price for japanese automatic, if Amazon sells cheapest models for under 70$.

 

Glenn: can you estimate roughly, how accurate your Seikos are? I suppose those should keep within below 20s or so / day?

Both of them are roughly 15 seconds fast everyday. I have a cheaper model (see image below) that does much better at 5 seconds a day. I guess it's the luck of the draw when it comes to how they calibrate these at the factory.. 

 

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I'm all about leather or synthetic bands now. Less opportunity for unwanted hair removal and also lighter weight. No more metal bands for me. That's a plus for the Seiko. 

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Don't have pictures, but I wear a HMT Pilot most of the time. It looks nice and I don't have to worry about getting it scratched up. 

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Here's my favourite. After adjustment it gains ~10 sec a day.

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