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Thank you @wle, I’ll try that next week.

I’ve had that plastic ring out already and was slightly surprised about the small movement.

Now I imagine those modern 47mm+ watches (or shall I say Soviet Alarm Clock?) with such a tiny ‘beating heart’ in them.

I was thinking about trying the ultrasonic cleaner with just a piece of the strap but I think I’ll just clean it with soap&water and maybe with alcohol.
I can dry it with pressurized air on job, of course not the movement.

End of March I want to order a Seiko 5 SNK809, my first automatic.
Another choice would be the Alba AEFD557, solar.

I don’t wear my watches when I’m working, the solar would be the more reasonable choice, but I really like the Seiko 5.
If I buy the second best now I’ll but the other one eventually, too, so better get that one right away Wink

P.S. If anybody has an idea about the age of that watch above then I’d be happy to know that.

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it is 5-10 years old
generic very cheap chinese movement
as far as watch – citizen blue angels promaster a-t : quartz radio solar!

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wle wrote:
it is 5-10 years old
generic very cheap chinese movement
as far as watch – citizen blue angels promaster a-t : quartz radio solar!

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5-10 yo with Hongkong written on it?
Haven’t seen that since it was given back to the P.R.C.

The movement is neither a technical marvel nor is the watch face a masterpiece in watchmaking.
To me it’s cool though to have a watch with my name on it, even if it’s my wife’s watch.

Anyways, a Citizen EcoDrive could be within my budget (married with children Wink ), but I haven’t found a design I like,
for the price of your ProMaster I could get five to ten Seiko 5 Wink

Also the watch face is way too busy for my liking, if I need all this information I rather use my Sony XP1compact.
I also guess it’s slightly bigger than the 38mm of the ‘5’.
I have rather slim wrists, 40mm is my max when it’s a slim watch like my Skagen 809XLTBN

Thanks for the input Smile

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i can;t see a hong kong, one thing looks like japan

promaster – $200 on ebay, 350 on amazon

you mean the promaster is busy ? maybe but i like it, and i also like super clean watch faces too
it seems big but doesn;t wear big, i have small wrists too

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I don’t normally don’t wear watches but, use to quite a bit. I am pretty hard on watches and end up destroying them somehow. The wife brought me home one of these a few weeks ago. Seems stout, hoping it will hold up for me. I guess time will tell.

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auto, quartz? guessing quartz just because it does not brag about ‘automatic’, and the second hand is exactly on the 12

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wle wrote:
auto, quartz? guessing quartz just because it does not brag about ‘automatic’, and the second hand is exactly on the 12

Yes, quartz. I am not real knowledgeable on watches. I don’t know what’s good and what’s bad. I like the look of it and it’s really comfy to wear. Keeps decent time. Loses about a second or two every week. That acceptable to me. I just sync it with WWV every week. I like that the band is one piece. It doesn’t attach to the watch like a normal band. It continues along the back of the watch and out the other end. It’s easy to move the watch along that band to find the most comfortable fit however you wear it. I also like that the adjustment stem is offset of the 3 o’clock position, right at the 4 o’clock position. Keeps it from digging into the top of my wrist. I haven’t taken it apart. I wouldn’t know what I was looking at even if I did. Big Smile

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if you like it, it;s great
i like it
it;s big
easy to read
accuracy sounds good

i assume the face glows in the dark well

those straps are sometimes called ‘nato’ straps

there is a lot to be said for them!

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wle wrote:
if you like it, it;s great
i like it
it;s big
easy to read
accuracy sounds good

i assume the face glows in the dark well

those straps are sometimes called ‘nato’ straps

there is a lot to be said for them!

wle

Nato straps, thank you, I will remember that. Yes the hands and hour markers all glow quite well in the dark. Much nicer checking the time with it during the night than hitting the button on my phone and blinding myself.

I could see myself falling down the rabbit hole of watches just like I have lights and knives over the years. I just recently found out about these bolt action pens. There are so many nice ones at reasonable prices. I really need to stay off the internet when I’m bored. I find way too many things to spend money on.

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don;t fall for ‘investing’ in expensive watches.

they do not really appreciate, or rather some do but it is very hard to guess which ones.

there is another kind of [plastic] neoprene strap too, expensive

and there is a bracelet style i like called engineer
there are $22 chinese copies on ebay that are good—search for super engineer bracelet a link

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Scratched my itch for another SKX with something that is a much better value propostition:

Ceramic bezel, sapphire, hacking + handwinding, much nicer bracelet for about half the price of an SKX or 5KX (or the Long Island Watch Islander/SKX which uses the same case and parts and is being sold for twice the price… Shocked )

I was about to order an SKX homage then I went for something more dramatic. Smile
Steel Dive Tuna with NH35 movement, sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel:

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toddcshoe wrote:
I don’t normally don’t wear watches but, use to quite a bit. I am pretty hard on watches and end up destroying them somehow. The wife brought me home one of these a few weeks ago. Seems stout, hoping it will hold up for me. I guess time will tell.

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Bertucci are VERY well regarded field watches. They have some with tritium tubes too which are very popular due to being as dependable as Marathon but much cheaper.

isti242 wrote:
BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Scratched my itch for another SKX with something that is a much better value propostition:

Ceramic bezel, sapphire, hacking + handwinding, much nicer bracelet for about half the price of an SKX or 5KX (or the Long Island Watch Islander/SKX which uses the same case and parts and is being sold for twice the price… Shocked )

I was about to order an SKX homage then I went for something more dramatic. Smile
Steel Dive Tuna with NH35 movement, sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel:

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That looks fantastic! That bracelet (I think Strapcode calls it the “Hexad” design?) matches the style of the Tuna without being too “busy” like an Engineer bracelet IMO.

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Made this one up, 5600 with a camo bezel and bracelet from ali, only a saving of £1250 from casio! Yes their ti square(granted its a 5000 which is a better watch) is £1400….ouch

In today rangeman 9400, love it, 1 press stop watch, mb6, solar and even tells you when the sun rises and sets

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toddcshoe wrote:
I don’t normally don’t wear watches but, use to quite a bit. I am pretty hard on watches and end up destroying them somehow. The wife brought me home one of these a few weeks ago. Seems stout, hoping it will hold up for me. I guess time will tell.

I hope you’ll keep us updated. I have a couple of their DX3 field watches. It’s basically your watch but with a resin case. I love the simple, straightforward, and uncomplicated face. The high contrast is easy to read. Mine have held up wonderfully. Of course, I don’t do anything “extreme” while wearing them.

The nylon bands on those watches look sharp but they aren’t very comfortable. I’ve tried a few of their other bands. Bertucci’s canvas band is the most comfortable by a mile.

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That Komodo looks great. I see they are out of stock. Did you order yours a while back?

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That Komodo looks great. I see they are out of stock. Did you order yours a while back?

I ordered my watch as soon as the sale went public on February 17, 2020. All of the 200 watches available were sold out in less than 20 minutes. I suggest you register on Helm’s website to be notified when the next batch will be available.

I am the proud owner of a few specimens of the Vanuatu and Khuraburi as well. I highly recommend Helm as I have had nothing but very positive experiences with their watches as well as their Customer Service … Smile

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it’s pretty.

Just curious – what led you to this rather than a Citizen or Seiko?

wle (new Citizen A-T Promaster Skyhawk Blue Angels owner)

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Very nice weklund, as always super nice watches.

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wle wrote:
it’s pretty.

Just curious – what led you to this rather than a Citizen or Seiko?

wle (new Citizen A-T Promaster Skyhawk Blue Angels owner)

I do it because I like the “ off the beaten path” look, and uniqueness. The micro brands tend to go bolder on styling and color.


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wle wrote:
it’s pretty.

Just curious – what led you to this rather than a Citizen or Seiko?

wle (new Citizen A-T Promaster Skyhawk Blue Angels owner)

I am a longtime Seiko and Citizen fan. I have been collecting watches for some 30 years or so. Attached are photos of my stock Citizen Eco Diver, modified Seiko Solar Chrono Diver and Seiko Monster.

I installed a Yobokies sapphire AR-coated crystal and Plonger handset on the Chrono.

Monster has been fitted with Yobokies AR sapphire crystal, dial, handset, and dial relume by Everest.

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The Elgin in the photo has been my dress-up watch for the past few years, but the blingy diamond chips were kind of over the top. Lately it has started losing time (currently about 10 minutes per day) and it never did that before, even when the battery was getting weak. So I started looking around and decided to buy a Seiko solar. It arrived today. Its looks are much more versatile; I can dress up or dress down and it’ll still look like it belongs.

For me this is a massive watch investment. Smile

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Hello everyone.
I just got myself my first automatic watch cos on my Skagen the strap is broken and on my Traser P5900 the movement has gone the same path.

I like field watches and my arm diameter is the same as my wife’s so the Seiko 5 SNK809K1 fits perfectly (still looking big on my wrists)

It’s also the first watch for me with a metal bracelet, the nylon strap version (SNK809K2) was the same €80. After getting used of the weight it feels good though but this strap is seriously catching on my fur Silly

Somewhere I’ve seen a link to a $20 replacement strap but I can’t find it back, ittook me half a year to find out which watch I want.
(Or is there a trick with the metal band except of waiting till wrist baldness?)

The other option was a solar (Seiko) Alba AEFD557 for half the price of the ‘5’ but I though my 7yo son who’s amazed of mechanical things like elevators and (open) VCRs would like the see through back.
Well, he liked the box. Just like Wall-E. At least he couldn’t through away the watch. Just like Wall-E.

Aynways, eventually I’ll make a strap for it, most likely 20mm nylon with leather underneath just like I modded my Traser one from faux leather to real one when the second one started to go into pieces.

And if I still like the watch in some months I’ll might ask my local watchmaker how much it would cost to change the dual date disk to a Kanji/engl one. I’d like that a lot more than the arabic one which (weird enough) seems to be the JDM standard on Seiko watches…

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those look nice, i just can’t quit solar/radio/quartz though
SO accurate
no work required ever

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^^ I feel with you. I just never had an automatic and at this price, why not try.

And as long as we have to turn the crown twice a year for this stupid DST I don’t mind.
My alarm clock by the way is an old Nokia N8. Without a GSM card it’s gains like a minute or two per month.

As long as my watch is more accurate everything’s fine with me Wink

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Just got this, my first Seiko.

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