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Tiffers
27-08-05, 09:18 PM
Now the only thing I am really restricted on is cost, I'm looking at about 50 including rmsd. I am interested in considering most things but these are the specifications I would really like...... :)

Water resistant to 100-200metres
Metal bracelet
Illuminated in some way :D

There, not especially fussy am I! (WHTHMBO said "dont believe it!") As a guide, I did like the look of Shings Citizen Eco Drive Perpetual :)

PM Me if you have anything you are thinking of getting rid of!

Cheers!

Tiffers

Cones
27-08-05, 09:50 PM
A few Seikos here meet your requirements. :)

Some are a little more.

Some are even clockwork. :D

http://www.timefactors.com/seiko.htm

HTH

Mark

Tiffers
27-08-05, 09:55 PM
Oh good grief Mark, you do like making people dig deeper in their pocket than they really should dont you!! hehehe!

Thanks for that link :)

Tiffers

Cones
27-08-05, 09:59 PM
That's up to you. :)

The Seiko 5's are only 39. Which is a bargain. Even have a glass view back like my expensive Omega! :D

HTH

Mark

Tiffers
27-08-05, 10:09 PM
Hmmm, problem is, the Seiko 5's which I am sure are a bargain dont actually appeal :D

Tiffers

Jason_01
27-08-05, 10:49 PM
Hmmmm, you might pick up one of these for about that price 2nd hand, I sold this one a while ago and I think I sold it for about what you want to pay. Have a feeling I mightve advertised it on here

http://www.jasonbhall.freeserve.co.uk/citi_1.jpg
http://www.jasonbhall.freeserve.co.uk/citi_2.jpg

200m WR, automatic Miyota mechanical movement which is pretty good and accurate considering th price point (just not in house like Seiko and Rolex ;) ) IMO for what its worth the Citizen build quality is not up to the Seiko divers, but theyre good value for money at this price point, I wouldnt pay much more for one though!

When you say illuminated, do you mean powered with batteries :yuck: or just with slightly glowing markers, proper mechanical is really much nicer than any kind of quartz ya know ;) The Citizen lume varies but should be legible in the dark to some extent.

As for finding one, your best bet is to put some WTB ads on the watch forums once you know what you want, or just scan the watch fora regularly, I know we have loads of good folk on here but you will get more exposure on the watch forums and loads of watches to choose from.

Most of the applicable forums are linked in that other watch thread.

Now....How are your morals? And how big do you want to go? I do have a Panerai Marina Militaire mechanical view back knock off that I'd part with for less than your budget. They were designed around 1939 for the Italian Navy frogmen teams in conjunction with Rolex and Officine Panerai was reborn a few years ago to remake the watches with a different non Rolex movement, Arnie wears a new one as does Ewan McCregor (he wore one in the jungle with Mearsy as can be seen in the book). Wouldnt trust its water resistance and not much glow but its an impressive looking watch for price, I'll try and find a pic.

Jason_01
27-08-05, 11:07 PM
Here ya go, my Marina Militaire looks a bit like this, its on a metal bracelet though and it is a BIG watch http://www.paneristi.com/archives/dreampam/jay_from_nj_4.jpg

And just to clarify mine is a chinese fake of a remake of a remake of the original WWII version.

Jason_01
28-08-05, 12:41 AM
I can understand you not being excited by the Seiko 5 range theyre a bit uninspiring, but Seiko do excel with the divers! A 7002 like this one

http://www.makedostudio.com/watches/seiko-divers/gallery/album15/seiko_7002_7000_01a_001

can be often be had quite cheaply, though the lume will be dead as theyre a few years old but not old enough to be too collectible

alternatively the SKX series on stainless bracelets crop up for as little as 75USD with a bit of wear on the Seiko and citizen forum, heres an SKX007 in the dark

http://www.makedostudio.com/watches/seiko-divers/gallery/album02/seiko_skx007j_in_the_dark

and in the light

http://www.ittc.ku.edu/~jgauch/watch/divers/SKX007.html

and if you do a canny deal on the shipping i.e. airmail only (not courier customs will get you) with a nominal value on the customs form you shouldnt go much over budget, they sell quickly at that price tho. On the High St over here these would be 250+ new if you could get em

Seiko and citizen trading forum (http://www.network54.com/Forum/170229)

You can see the whole range of Seiko divers back to the 60's here

http://www.makedostudio.com/watches/seiko-divers/index.html

Food for thought...

JFW
29-08-05, 01:43 PM
Tiffers,

what about one of the Vostok watches
http://www.ruspluss.com/index.html?sid=9bC1e19t1iz35h2w1rW1&lang=eng&r1=10589&r=10587&page=catalog&tovar=1484

I got this one for about 30 quid - a great watch, has been dunked a few times with no adverse effects, the luminosity is ok not great.

Cheers

JFW