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Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by bratch, Jun 13, 2005.

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  1. Mad Man

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    Casio G-Shock with Atomic Clock Reciever

    Casio's web site lists an MSRP of $150 to $200, but I've seen these for less than $100 (I got mine at Costco for $70. Also check Target.)

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    It's tough. It uses solar power to re-charge the batteries. And since it gets a signal from the atomic clock transmitter in Ft. Collins, Colorado, you never have to set it.
     
  2. Fudgie Ghost

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    Anybody know anything about Oceanus watches? Not the Casio Oceanus, but another company that seems to only sell at Tourneau stores. Nice looking watch that is both solar powered and atomic clock set. . . A bit pricey for me at around $450.

    Check them out at: www.oceanus-us.com
     
  3. W Turner

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    I have a Luminox (the standard one whatever that is) that I have worn for about two years. The hands and number markers are very bright. My only complaint is the cheesy "NAVY SEALS" stamp on the face and the sapphire crystal.

    Eventually I will send it to MkII for a plain dial and the mineral crystal.

    I think mine ran around $150 when my wife bought it for me for Christmas.

    W
     
  4. jwhisler

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    you can get a tag for about the price of 4 springfield milspecs
     
  5. clipse

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    I really like my Citizen Nighthawk. I got it for 197.00 shipped. :) Not bad considering the same watch is $300 at Zales and the like.

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    Oh yeah, and no need for new batteries.

    clipse
     
  6. tarrigoni

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    that's a busy watch.
     
  7. Schuey2002

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    That Nighthawk is making me dizzy.

    :neener:

    As far as watches go, I like mine plain 'n simple, like the dial on the Marine Master below. (I'm momentarily tossing out the whole price issue. :uhoh: )

    marine_top.jpg
     
  8. Schuey2002

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    Hey, clipse. Here's a watch for ya'.. :neener:

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  9. MDG1976

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    I have a Swiss Army Maverick chrono that's been to hell and back and keeps on ticking. I think Chase-Durer makes some neat looking watches, and I don't care what the "watch community" thinks.

     
  10. Blue Jays

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    Hi MDG1976-

    You're free to purchase whatever watch you like. The simple fact-of-the-matter is that there are MANY watches at the Chase-Durer pricepoint that blow them into the weeds from a quality and craftsmanship perspective. They tend to appeal to people who like to have a watch with PVD finish and "Airflight Bomber Squadron Commander " (or similarly corny) written on their wrists. :rolleyes:

    Even as a longtime collector you don't need to believe me...read the posts at TimeZone for additional insights.

    ~ Blue Jays ~
     
  11. MDG1976

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    All right, the names certainly are cheesy. One should not wear a watch that says "Airflight Bomber Squadron Commander" unless one actually is an Airflight Bomber Squadron Commander. And if one was an Airflight Bomber Squadron Commander, they'd probably be too cool to advertise it. :cool:
     
  12. Kestrel

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    Schuey,

    Is that Seiko Marine Master an Automatic or Kinetic? It looks good. Do you know who sells them in the US? Do you know about how much they sell for?

    I've never seen that one.

    Thanks
     
  13. Fudgie Ghost

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    Yes, that Oceanus is looking good, but here's another nice piece I'm lusting after

    Seiko "Coutura" 200 meter chrono, with alarm.

    There's one on ebay at a BIN of $209.00. That seems to be a very good price.
     
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  14. tarrigoni

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    Steve-

    The marine master is an automatic and it's quite hard to find. You have to hunt places like pwmf.com and the seiko/citizen forum on network54.com and hopefully run across them.
     
  15. Schuey2002

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    Steve -

    You are only going to find them in Japan (or in other parts of the Far East.)

    However, you can order one online from dealers like these below ..vvvv

    http://www.higuchi-inc.com/sbdx001.html
    http://kseiya.zoovy.com/product/S001

    They use the Seiko 8L35 Automatic movement. I've seen them on a couple of Group Buys as low as $1,500. They will usually run $1,600-$1,700-ish new depending on the current Yen ~ US Dollar exchange rate. Used ones will fetch $1,200-$1,400 or so.

    You can find more informational on these exceptional timepieces (think Rolex/Omega quality) on http://www.network54.com/Forum/78440 .. :)

    A shot of the Seiko Marine Master next to a Rolex Submariner.
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  16. MDG1976

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    Here's a pic:
     

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    I'm fond of my old-model Citizen Navihawk (the basic black style with the red trim; no pictures right now, but I'll try to take some tomorrow). The model's been discontinued, but you can still find it in various places.

    If you want to save a little dosh, you might have a look at eBay; I know it can be risky, but there are deals to be had if you're careful. I can recommend one seller in particular to you, having dealt with him myself (bought a Navihawk from him, in fact).
     
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    Seiko Black Monster or SKX007.

    tough
    automatic
    cool

    'Nuff said
     
  20. Kestrel

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    Camjr,

    What is the difference in the different Seiko Automatic Dive watches? I have a couple that have Singapore movements. I see some on eBay that have Japanese movements (which I wish mine had).

    What is the difference in the "Black Monster", etc.? Is there a site that explains all this with the Seikos?

    Thanks.
     
  21. Schuey2002

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  22. mattw

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    wow people still wear watches? my cellphone tells me the time and i always carry it.

    as long as people want to be tactical isn't a phone that tells time way better than a watch?
     
  23. DigMe

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    "I don't have a microwave but I DO have a clock that occasionally cooks stuff."
    -Mitch Hedberg
     
  24. Camjr

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    Steve,

    I might suggest www.timezone.com for really good forums. There are brand specific forums and general forums. Schuey's link is a good one as well.

    The consensus on Singapore v. Japanese movements is that there is no difference, and that if the Seiko automatic dive watches were marketed by a swiss firm they would fetch > $1000.00.
     
  25. Kestrel

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    Thanks for the links and for the info. I was starting to think about selling the two and looking for a Japanese movement.

    By the way, the model numbers on mine (on the boxes), are: SKX173 and SKX175.

    Thanks again.

    EDIT: Okay - I looked at the link above and here are the pictures of the two I'm talking about, except both of mine have the SS bracelets. I'm also attaching one that has a Seiko "Solid Link Oyster Bracelet". Mine both have the Seiko "Jubilee" SS bracelets.

    Thanks again.
     
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