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Lefty Two Drams

13,929 posts

99 months

Thursday 10th December 2009
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andy_s said:
Seiko 5 - automatic, display caseback, day/date.

SNK809


Edited by andy_s on Wednesday 9th December 15:16
+1

Have a look at werners flying watches too...


How about:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Citizen-Promaster-Scuba-Dive...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SEIKO-MENS-DIVEMASTER-KINETI...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PULSAR-BY-SEIKO-MENS-STUNNIN...


Edited by Lefty Two Drams on Thursday 10th December 15:48

Lefty Two Drams

13,929 posts

99 months

Thursday 10th December 2009
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Taffer said:
It's a bit blingy (loooks like a Breitling), but currently reduced to £49.99 in Argos (started off at over £100, but has been steadily reduced). Seems like a decent watch - I'm tempted to get one just to Fleabay it if I don't like it:

Perosnally, I would avoid anything that looks too much like it's trying to be something else, this one included. Anyone who can recognise a Navitimer will know that's not a Navitimer.

GC8

16,322 posts

87 months

Thursday 10th December 2009
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lowdrag said:
If you look here you'll find what you are looking for. Seiko, one of the best makers in the world, and not dear.
Yes, although Grand Seikos can give a Rolex Daytona a run for its money: both in terms of quality and price!

sparkyhx

2,879 posts

101 months

Saturday 12th December 2009
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do a search for Parnis - chinese made movements - punching well above their weight

e.g. http://www.manbushijie.com/

dutchgray

668 posts

119 months

Saturday 12th December 2009
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andy_s said:
Seiko 5 - automatic, display caseback, day/date.

SNK809
+1 I got the blue dial version but for what they cost they are pretty much unbeatable value


MarkRSi

Original Poster:

4,776 posts

115 months

Monday 1st February 2010
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andy_s said:
Seiko 5 - automatic, display caseback, day/date.

SNK809


Edited by andy_s on Wednesday 9th December 15:16
Gah...

I got the Casio (which I'm pretty happy with smile) but still got an itch for one of these Seiko 5...

I've seen a few on Fleabay but could you or anyone else recommend any seller in particular?

CmdrBond

709 posts

96 months

Tuesday 2nd February 2010
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See my post on Pg 1 - couple of sellers I have dealt with

blueg33

15,285 posts

121 months

Tuesday 2nd February 2010
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Vespula said:
Alpha Planet Ocean-alike. Chinese automatic movement. 63USD = 39GBP. Turn down their offer of postal insurance.



http://www.alpha-watch.com/details.php?myid=199
I just bought one of these and have reviewed it on another thread. Its now 3 weeks old and remains reasonably accurate having gained 25 seconds in that time. Excellent value for an auto, but I wouldnt go swimming in it.

http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?h=0...

Some folk get a bit funny because it is very similar to an Omega Planet Ocean. Ignore them many Seikos are very similar to Rolex Submariners but the same people say Seiko's are fine.

It's alot of watch for the money




Oily Nails

2,919 posts

97 months

Tuesday 2nd February 2010
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dutchgray said:
Seiko 5 - automatic, display caseback, day/date.
Cheers for that beer
Just ordered one from the 'bay', hopefully it will be here in a short while.
Was about to buy a Christopher Ward piece this month...but the car needs that money furious at £38 including shipping this will hold me over for now wink



Edited by Oily Nails on Tuesday 2nd February 23:17


Edited by Oily Nails on Tuesday 2nd February 23:18

Progressive

1,202 posts

86 months

Wednesday 3rd February 2010
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I got the Seiko 5 as has been mentioned time and time again. I got the 'desert' colour which may not be to everyones taste but I just liked it.

I love the movement, the 'flat' silver case, the display back, the stap feels natural, you forget you are wearing a watch. Exactly what I was looking for.

Not put on any of my other watches since I got it.

You'll love it.

JAGS

593 posts

105 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Sorry for the thread hijack, but i've seen this Seiko 5 on fleabay and wanted to find out if it is worth taking a punt on it as it is from Hong Kong. Seller has 100% feedback, but im wandering if the watch is genuine...Any thoughts from anyone?

Link:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SEIKO-5-SNK809-SNK809K2-Army...

Edited by JAGS on Thursday 4th February 13:00

Progressive

1,202 posts

86 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Personally, I think you will be OK. Mine was off eBay and is definately the genuine article. I have never seen them for sale in the UK in this guise.

Worth a punt. If it is all legit and you go for it, the are a lovely watch. As mentioned earlier, I have the 'desert' colour and it is stunning (in my opinion).

pokethepope

2,416 posts

85 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Yep, looks like its worth a punt, theres three positive feedback for that item, and paying by Paypal will give you some protection (although obviously the hassle of returning it to HK).

Progressive

1,202 posts

86 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Here's mine, I'm wearing it today. As you can tell by the time on the watch and the time of my post, it took a while to work out how to post pictures from my iPhone!

For your information, my wrists are skinny so it may look a little smaller on a normal sized wrist.



Edited by Progressive on Thursday 4th February 13:35

Vespula

2,652 posts

73 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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I have one of those, slightly modified. 'Amerika' leather strap by Fluco and I gave the case a light polish with some Solvol.



Stig

10,614 posts

181 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Lefty Two Drams said:
Anyone who can recognise a Navitimer will know that's not a Navitimer.
Bear in mind that this represents about 0.00001% of the population. Whoare you trying to impress?

If you like it - buy it. I can't abide watch snobbery.

toohuge

2,671 posts

113 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Vespula said:
Alpha Planet Ocean-alike. Chinese automatic movement. 63USD = 39GBP. Turn down their offer of postal insurance.



http://www.alpha-watch.com/details.php?myid=199
That's awful! vomit

Lefty Two Drams

13,929 posts

99 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Stig said:
Lefty Two Drams said:
Anyone who can recognise a Navitimer will know that's not a Navitimer.
Bear in mind that this represents about 0.00001% of the population. Whoare you trying to impress?

If you like it - buy it. I can't abide watch snobbery.
I'm not trying to impress anyone. The person who buys that watch is though.

Progressive

1,202 posts

86 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Vespula said:
I have one of those, slightly modified. 'Amerika' leather strap by Fluco and I gave the case a light polish with some Solvol.

Interesting. The 'flat silver' of the case was one of my favourite features of the watch but I must say, that looks very good indeed!

skoff

1,327 posts

131 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Damn you all (again!)... Now I am going to have to explain to the OH why I have bought yet another watch...

Trouble is I can't decide between the Desert/sand coloured one and the blue...