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  1. Great to know there are even Fusion collectors out there!

    I've just invested in a lifetime battery from Timpsons - a tad expensive but - perhaps worth it because it's in excellent condition with only a few marks on the crystal that I can see.

    11 hours ago, tick-tock-tittle-tattle said:

    I own 4 x Lorus Fusion watches and I really like them.

    It is a Seiko 7T62 movement in a nicely designed case, Still after a couple to finsh of the Fusion 'set' I can't really fault them to be honest.

    Have you got this one ?

  2. 26 minutes ago, Davey P said:

    I think there's a difference between Made in Japan and JDM.  Watches that are "Made in Japan" are sold worldwide, but JDM are made for the Japanese Domestic Market, and therefore aimed specifically at Japanese buyers.  I'm sure I read somewhere (probably on here) that JDM can have smaller straps and bracelets, due to the smaller average customer compared to Europe and the rest of the world. (That might be a figment of my imagination though, of course :whistle:)

    Either way, that Presage looks great :notworthy:

    Ah OK, that's interesting thanks. I just get mixed messages when I research this particular watch. For example, there were models that soon superseded this one where the italic automatic seen on my dial, was replaced with 'Presage Automatic' - plus other snippets.

     

  3. I've recently bagged this Seiko Presage. It looks very nice but does not seem to be that common (I can't find it on eBay or eBay's finished items). From my own research is was their premium model range back in 2016 - but that may be incorrect.

    Also does 'Made in Japan' make this a JDM watch? I don't know much about that term but thought I would ask anyway. I'm assuming it's genuine... there seem to be a batch load of fake Seiko's out there.

    Thanks everyone!

     

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  4. Seriously though, when comparing it against my other divers watch below - I feel perhaps I should just keep the Padi over this vintage example - I don't want to amass a collection unnecessarily.

    What do you all think? Should I sell it in its preserved state rather than opening and using something that has never been used (it would seem) since its inception in 1991! I don't think I would like to muddy the NOS status it has right now!

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  5. I've just had a look. Firstly, sorry to hear about your fathers passing ...

    So this is the automatic variant of my quartz! As most people say, it's simple and elegant.

    Almost identical on the face, but on closer inspection I notice where the hands crossover at the bottom, your watch is slightly different - and the markers around the face are tapered on my watch. At first I did not notice anything at all.

    When you get a chance - post a photo of your quartz model.

  6. 1 hour ago, Always"watching" said:

    Dear Hickory, if you have a look at images of Seiko watches online, you will see that this basic dial and hands design has been used quite a bit by the firm over the years, in both quartz and mechanical watches, Indeed, to me personally, in its purest forms like your watch, it represents one of Seiko's "finest hours.":)

    Thanks again for your feedback. Looking at this watch you can admire its pure simplicity as you say.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your example (and anyone else's if indeed anyone else has one). It's time to ramp up Google's search statistics on this watch by introducing others here on this forum who own the same or very similar design.

  7. 3 minutes ago, Always"watching" said:

    I have a very similar model to the one you show, Hickory, but I am not at home at the moment to check if it is exactly the same. This classic Seiko design has appeared in a number of variations on the theme, and I absolutely love it.:)

    I wouldn't mind seeing it when you get a chance - there don't seem to many about in the UK so yours would be a welcome relief.

    By pure coincidence, I bought another Seiko - because it looked interesting - which again is a Quartz movement! I've started a separate thread about it to find out more ....

  8. It's an elegant design, but when I used Google to find out anything about it, all I come across are non-working sample watches - and not a full working version.

    This one I have in the picture here is a fully working Seiko 7N42-0FG0.

    Any Seiko buffs out there come across this one before? They don't seem to be common place!

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  9. 47 minutes ago, lewie said:

    A service is always good - really depends on you preference- it would be a good investment 

    Looks fab

    Well obviously your Arnie looks fab too! Anyhow - the watch adventure continues, I wonder what I will come across next?

    Many here seem to like the divers - I also picked up a manual-wind vintage Longines from cash converters about 3 Months ago, which is the pole opposite of a diver and I think it looks rather sophisticated.

  10. 2 minutes ago, lewie said:

    No they are not that common- just love them and have tried to get the best one I can 

    pop it on the radiator or in your pocket - the oil has probably thickened up

    luckly mine has kelps perfect time and didn’t need a service

    This might help

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    Thanks, I Googled and found that exact same document - I don't think there's a way of synchronsing apart from doing it manually.

    The watch seems to have come back to life fully - so all good there. Once the oil has thinned by warming up - does it stay that way? Or should I as a precaution get a service from Seiko themselves?

  11. You've had a 'few' Arnies - does that make them quite common now?

    That one you are showing is in excellent condition! Where did you get it serviced (assuming you had it serviced)?

    Gradually, over time, the ticker is ticking more reliably - we are talking almost 100% of the time which is amazing!! These things must free themselves up with use assuming this has been sitting idol for a very long time!

    Once I am comfortable that this movement has come back to life - is there a way of synchronsing the seconds with the minute hand like you can do with more modern designs?

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