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Wrist Watches again? #5090095 04/29/19 04:09 AM
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I love talking about wrist watches. Sometimes I can't help myself and I have brought up the subject 2x in the past.

Lately, I have been into the simple 3 hand function watches. Maybe 4 hand(GMT) w or w/o day or day/date. Preferably automatic or manual hand wind however, quartz is not out of the question but, I'm not referring to digital is for now.

I just installed another battery(CR2016) in a TIMEX Expedition w/Indiglo at the crown function. And same battery in an old(25 yr ol) Ironman Triathalon Digital(not the subject here). I bought both batteries(lithium) at the $1 Store for 2pc/$1, exp.date 2021. These batteries in both watches seem to last near 10 yrs in my experience. I've had both watches for many years.

Anyway, it's the Timex Expedition that is the subject as they have these field watch look to them similar to the Hamilton Khaki(which I love) but, at a much, much lower price point. Cheap but, last forever it seems and all without issue or servicing but, why would anyone service an inexpensive time piece.

How about you, any comments on the simple watches regardless of cost/price? Sure, we can talk about the Rolex Explorer! laugh


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Re: Wrist Watches again? [Re: Char Baby] #5090099 04/29/19 04:34 AM
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I like old Seikos from the 70s.

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Citizen Eco-Drive is my personal favorite. I’ve owned a Seiko self winding watch and it was fine for a while, until it quit. Timex and other cheap brands just don’t last very long for me.


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Re: Wrist Watches again? [Re: Char Baby] #5090111 04/29/19 04:52 AM
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I have an old Seiko 5 automatic from about 40 yrs ago and it runs like a clock!!!!! Did I just say that? laugh

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Re: Wrist Watches again? [Re: Char Baby] #5090120 04/29/19 05:06 AM
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I wear a cheap Timex for everyday as I garden a lot and don't have to worry about scratching it up. My dress watch is a Citizen Eco-Drive.


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Re: Wrist Watches again? [Re: Char Baby] #5090124 04/29/19 05:12 AM
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My nearly 20 year old Seiko. It’s titanium, and so weighs very little. It’s seen a lot. It’s about 36mm. Very simple even though it’s a chronograph.

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Re: Wrist Watches again? [Re: Char Baby] #5090125 04/29/19 05:12 AM
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The Seiko that I had was a good watch for around 5 years until something went wrong internally. My guess is that the self winding mechanism went bad. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on repairs that may or may not fix it. I just replaced it with the Citizen. I like the fact that the Citizen is powered by light and it is synchronized with the atomic clock out in Kansas. It is set up to automatically adjust for Daylight Savings Time. I have never had to set the time.


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Re: Wrist Watches again? [Re: Char Baby] #5090133 04/29/19 05:18 AM
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I have two Movados that I can no longer wear because over the years, my hands have gotten meatier (thanks for the genes, grandpa! LOL ) and can no longer fit thru the band even when unlatched. I bought myself the solid tungsten one when I finished my Bachelor's, and an all black Series 800 chronograph when I finished my Master's. I'm thinking because of this I may just give them to my son when he gets a little older and I'll have to go back to buying watches with 2-piece bands. These days I've just got a Fitbit Ionic and it does everything I need from a watch, nothing flashy.

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Re: Wrist Watches again? [Re: Astro14] #5090134 04/29/19 05:19 AM
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Now, you’ve done it! You make me want to get out my old Seiko and send it in for repairs. Mine is very similar to the one you have pictured. Mine is stainless steel and came with a similar style wristband. It has the black face but, it is not the chronograph. It only has the sweep second hand.

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Re: Wrist Watches again? [Re: MParr] #5090140 04/29/19 05:23 AM
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MParr - I've gone through a few batteries on that watch. You can tell from all the scratches that it was worn every day. Still is worn every day for casual wear and when I want a watch while working outside or on cars.

A faithful, durable companion.

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I wore mine every day and it was bumped and scratched.
Here is a updated version of the Citizen that replaced the Seiko.
https://www.citizenwatch.com/us/en/...p;start=15&prefv1=Atomic+Timekeeping

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Re: Wrist Watches again? [Re: Astro14] #5090152 04/29/19 05:34 AM
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That titanium really scratches easily but is super light on the wrist. The crystal looks to be in decent shape from the pic. Is it Seiko Hardlex or sapphire?


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Re: Wrist Watches again? [Re: Char Baby] #5090162 04/29/19 05:40 AM
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Wrist watches seemed to getting less popular for the under 30 crowd, then game along the Apple watch and similar ones.

My requirements for a watch are waterproof, very accurate time and no winding or recharging or yearly battery replacement. That leaves out the Apple watch and similar.

My current favorite watch is a Seiko that is solar powered and picks up a time signal over the air at 2 AM to adjust its time to be near perfect. I sometimes go months without taking it off.


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Re: Wrist Watches again? [Re: Char Baby] #5090163 04/29/19 05:41 AM
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What type of wrench do you guys use for screw back watches?


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My dress watch/weekend watch is a flat black fossil my girlfriend got me for our 1 year anniversary, engraved on the back.

For work I wear a first gen Moto 360 smartwatch, gift from her parents at Christmas. They won it at a golf tournament and it sat in a closet until they could think of someone to give it to. I hope I don't break it working (land surveyor), it's very handy for quickly checking texts without looking at my phone. Also replying to texts is fairly reliable (if there is nobody watching to see me talk into my watch) lol.

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