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  1. I have one of these, its great and a bit of a barge. I would love either of the others
  2. I have never had a Citizen, but they are defiantly on my wish list. Had a look online, they do some great designs.
  3. I like it, in a way that I kind of like an awful painting (think - dogs playing pool). Would I buy it most definitely no, as too many watches that I like better. But good on you Citizen, nice that a well established company is being brave. I imagine they have a new designer apprentice, who is 19 and drives a Aprilia 50cc sports bike flat out, the ones that you can hear 2 miles away. As for Darren's Aqualand LOVE it.
  4. Thanks, I am not sure why I didn't think of it ! Looked online and indeed Seiko have a guide, for mine says 550 to 800 turns a day which equates to about 40 mins. Thanks for the guidance.
  5. Hi all, I accidentally posted this in the wrong sub forum. I have a mix of automatic and quartz watches. With the automatics when I am not wearing I usually pull out the crown and put it away until I wear again, as this may be some time. I have a new automatic Seiko Alpinist, and although this is not my "daywear" watch, I do plan on wearing it at weekends. I have heard that in the long term its not advisable to manually wind a watch, as pulling the screw in crown in and out often is not great practice. I do have a watch winder I got years ago that I have never used. I was wondering how long to use the watch winder. I know with this watch you cannot overwind, but how long every day should I turn the machine on ? Any advice on general winding and watch winders ? Sorry if this has been covered before.
  6. Hi Herold, welcome and good luck with your search.
  7. Sorry just realised I have posted this in the wrong place !
  8. I have a mix of automatic and quartz watches. With the automatics when I am not wearing I usually pull out the crown and put it away until I wear again, as this may be some time. I have a new automatic Seiko Alpinist, and although this is not my "daywear" watch, I do plan on wearing it at weekends. I have heard that in the long term its not advisable to manually wind a watch, as pulling the screw in crown in and out often is not great practice. I do have a watch winder I got years ago that I have never used. I was wondering how long to use the watch winder. I know with this watch you cannot overwind, but how long every day should I turn the machine on ? Any advice on general winding and watch winders ? Sorry if this has been covered before.
  9. I took the plunge and bought the Alpinist, I found a 20% off Easter discount and that made my mind up. Thanks for all the advice, already saving for my next watch ! Its is in my album if you want a sneaky peek as wouldn't upload here somehow. Also my first Seiko in there also, bought about 1980, I could help with identification of this watch as I didn't keep the paperwork. Its not working at the moment but looked inside, nothing seems out of order too much.
  10. As just discovering the world of modding, I think why not, its your cash and if you want that certain look then go for it. To a brand purist I assume it is not correct. Personally I like Seiko a lot and would have no problem swapping out the glass for sapphire crystal, and at the moment that would be my extent, purely because I like original or upping the specs a little. Some of those modded watches look fantastic though ! A slippery path perhaps ?
  11. = £549. I'll take the £51 as commission and you get to have £100 to spend on straps and the like. Lots of value to be had second hand on these. Seems like a good deal to me !
  12. My Seamaster 300m quarts that I love
  13. Thanks all, food for thought ! The Alpinist does have the wow factor at the moment, but a decent Seiko divers watch should also be in everyone's Seiko collection too ! Any more suggestions more than welcome and thanks again for your thoughts.
  14. Hi all, As a small time collector, when a sell a watch usually I am planning on buying a new one, and I am in the lucky position to spend £600 to £700 (possible slightly more or less if the watch is just right). As Seiko is my preferred brand on this purchase I am strongly looking at a Seiko Alpinist European Exclusive Emerald Gray SPB197J1, this seems to be available at few sellers. My criteria is that, as you know, sometimes you just don't take to a watch and when this happens I usually sell it on. It is funny, some of my watches have been with me for years and I would never sell, but some pass by and go. I never look to make money (nice when this happens though) and I was wondering would this watch return a reasonable amount in the future, if kept original and in good condition. And all things considered, if you had this amount to spend what would you buy? I am asking this as a bit of fun, and we all like to dream about the next watch, but also to look at alternatives that I have not considered. As I said my criteria is to get some of the chunk of cash back, along the way if its not a stayer. Thanks.
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