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  1. Hi everyone, to add a little context I posted a few weeks back regarding the SPB147J1; after many helpful replies and also my own views regarding spending circa 1K on a seiko I opted not to purchase in the end. A bit of a U-turn, however, I did end up purchasing a Hamilton khaki field automatic on bracelet which I felt covered most of the boxes I wanted to tick. IMO a good looking watch suitable for most occasions including everyday use. I’m over the moon with my purchase so far and think the value for money is great for the Hamilton. . . . . unfortunately I’ve now reignited the bug
  2. Hi everyone, What are your thoughts on the Seiko SPB147J1? Of the 1965 reinterpretations it's the one with a brownish dial on a rubber strap. To cut to the chase I'm after a sub 1k everyday watch suitable for most occasions. That means work, gym, socialising and holidays (when we're eventually allowed again). I already have several watches including a breitling colt, doxa sub 200, a Vostok amphibia, two gshocks etc. You'll notice that I don't have a Seiko yet so hence why I'm considering the SPB147. I did debate about getting a nice rubber strap for the doxa but I love the
  3. Hi everyone, Just a quick update, I've had the watch on now for almost 24 hours solid and it's kept time perfectly. I have tried winding it a couple of times today and there seems to be no problem now . . . . strange Is it possible that it just became a little stiff from having not be worn for a week or so and sat still in a watch box? I will certainly keep a close eye on it and still seriously consider getting it looked at in the new year.
  4. I think the new ones are but I bought mine at the end of December 2017 when they were still doing a 2 year warranty, unless they've extended it for those holding 2 years
  5. Yeh it appears to be keeping time well, I've only had it on my wrist for a few hours but nothing noticeably wrong as of yet. Thanks for the replies everyone, I suspected it might be in need of a servicing. Slightly disappointed in all honesty, I was hoping I would be able to go longer than 3 years before requiring one, especially given the price point of the watch. Oh well guess my hopes were too high
  6. Hi everyone, I'm after a little advice, it's coming up to the 3 year mark of owning my colt automatic and I've encountered a problem. I've had it off my wrist for a few days as part of my usual rotation of watches and this time round when I came to wind it up it doesn't feel right. When I turn the crown it feels like the rotor is spinning inside and it becomes difficult to fully wind the crown back in. It's currently on my wrist now and appears to be keeping time just fine but slightly concerned. Any ideas what the problem could be? Also if I should get it looked at does anyone know
  7. Thanks ill have a look into Taptalk for future reference. As far as the lume goes, in the short space of time I have owned it I cant say i'm disappointed. I think the main reason being that from the Youtube reviews and written reviews I knew what I was getting myself into buying the watch. I admit that its far from the best lume I have seen but lume is not a deal breaker for me. The bezel is aesthetically very pleasing to look at and is a little more effort to turn than some people may hope. In my opinion I like the rigidness of it, I like to think of it as "over engineered." all bei
  8. I've tried to upload some photos, I used to use photobucket but that appears to charge now so have had a go utilising Flickr. Looks like its just a link tho
  9. Well the bracelet is resized, I've got a slotted watch block which helped and after struggling with the first screw I opted for the hair dryer. Worked a treat and now the bracelet fits perfectly. Thank you for the tip! https://www.flickr.com/photos/189345369@N06/shares/A71Cb7
  10. Hi guys, So to my surprise the watch had arrived! Much faster than anticipated but I'm not complaining. The watch at first inspection is great, I love the Jenny fish on the crown and the dial is really nice. The BoR bracelet is great - however, it is a little large and now my challenge is to resize it. In my unprofessional opinion I need to remove 3 links . The links appear to have screws, can anyone offer any advice/guidance on how to resize? Thanks in advance
  11. From the many reviews that I've read and YouTube reviews I have seen the lume does appear to be a little lack lustre. Fortunately in my case I'm not going to be doing any real diving and as a general rule I don't tend to wear watches to bed so I can forgive the poor lume. The main positives for me (my mind may change when I receive the watch) are the brand heritage, the unique bracelet and fingers crossed the quality. I wanted something that is a little different and not quite so common and I think the sub 200 fits the bill. I'm hoping that this doesn't unleash a fascination with Do
  12. Thanks for all the replies, I’ve bitten the bullet and ordered the Caribbean dial version. As much as I like the other versions I think they are possibly a little too vibrant for me. Now I have to play the waiting game until it arrives!
  13. Hi everyone, what is your opinion on the Doxa sub 200? I’m due a small bonus and a promotion in the next month and have decided to treat myself to a watch. I’m willing to stretch the budget to around the £1000 mark hence my consideration of the Doxa. I’ve known about the promotion and bonus for a little while now so have spent some time thinking of my options. I already have a Breitling colt which I’ve had for a couple of years now and consider that my best watch. I want something which is automatic, slightly smaller than my colt which is 44mm and something which has good WR so I c
  14. You’ll have to excuse the pun
  15. Thanks for all the replies guys, I’d like to say that I have made a final decision on which one . . . . But I still have several weeks until I get my house keys and therefore a bit more time to make my mind up about what I will treat myself to. I feel I’m swaying more towards the Oris just because of the brand heritage but only time will tell.
  16. Hello forum members, I’m after some opinions. I like both the Christopher Ward C65 trident automatic on SS bracelet and the Oris 65 on SS bracelet with the hint of bronze on the bezel. The C65 is 41mm in diameter and the Oris 65 is 40mm, both have Selitta movements and both have more than enough water resistance for what I need. In my opinion I don’t think the watches are hugely different aesthetically although some might disagree. I don’t own anything from either brand so can’t comment about them from a personal perspective, the only thing I will say is the Oris is pretty much doubl
  17. An old picture but nevertheless, wearing this today.
  18. Hi everyone, just out out of interest, has anyone purchased a watch off the website Wish before? I recently downloaded the app just to purchase a few cheapie dog collars and also had a look at some nato straps. Ever since then I’ve had emails/ notifications containing watches. Some are cheap quartz watches from brands I’ve never heard of but there also a number of “Seiko” and “orient” too. I’m hazarding a guess that these are copies, just interested to know if anyone has bought from there before. thanks Jason
  19. I’ve just turned 29 and bought my first “proper watch” 14 months ago (breitling colt automatic). Previous to that I’ve always liked watches but never really knew much about them eg never knew the difference between mechanical and automatic etc. I started doing a bit of research around 18 months ago to try and make an educated choice for my first proper watch, before all that I had picked up a couple of gshocks and a timex. I have since purchased a couple of Vostok, one komandirskie and one amphibia. Seems once you’ve started you can’t stop . . . .
  20. Hi everyone, towards the end of September im going on holiday and have decided I’m going to treat myself to a watch in the airport depending on what’s there. I’m not going to be spending mega bucks because I already have an expensive watch that gets most of my wrist time. Instead I’m looking for something around the £300 mark that I plan on wearing as a beater. I don’t currently own a seiko and I have been debating a 007, however something is holding me back I a don’t know what it is. I do like the prospex line of watches and just feel that they are slightly more luxurious than the 007.
  21. Not the best picture unfortunately, but don’t have any other movement pictures. I’ll let you guess what it is . . . .
  22. New week . . . . New bezel! Same amphibia
  23. I think you are correct, unfortunately it took me destroying a bezel to realise . I will have to purchased a chrome plated bezel to achieve the desired effect.
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