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Deciding Between Three Watches (Seiko & Citizen)

Discussion in 'Watches' started by compy222, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. compy222

    compy222 Loaded Pockets

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    I'm looking at three watches for daily wear and work/casual use. I do have a smaller wrist, so a very large face isn't a good idea. I also work in an office environment, but prefer something very durable as I work on my car/garage stuff a fair amount. I don't dive, though occasionally swim. I do like a nice lume for night visibility, but that isn't a huge deal for me. It should be noted that I'm trying to stick close to a 200.00 budget if you have any other suggestions.

    1. Citizens BJ7000-52E Eco-Drive Nighthawk
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    2. Seiko SNAD05 Flight Computer
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    3. Citizens JR3060 Eco-Drive Skyhawk
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    If anyone has any opinions, please chime in.
     
  2. adimag

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    Both are very good brands and will serve you well for a long time. Of the models you have shown, I would go with one of the Citizen watches since they are Eco-drive. You will not have to worry about changing the battery for a very long time. Seiko's are very good watches, I just prefer the kinetic Seiko's for the same reason I suggested the Citizen's. No battery change for a very long time. But, it all boils down to your budget and which watch "speaks" to you. Good luck with your decision!
     
  3. ezeqdb

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    If they were all in the same price, I would go for the Citizen for the same reason of adimag, and because I like it more.

    I also have a small wrist, so I use a Titanium Casio Protrek. Very classy, a lot of useful information (because of the triple sensor) and lightweight.
     
  4. karlito

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    I would go with the Skyhawk. Eco-drive plus the added functions of timer, alarm, etc.
     
  5. mr.hauser

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    I have a nighthawk and its a great watch. The asian market version i prefer due to the nicer caseback, signed crown, and no "nighthawk" label on the dial.

    It wears great on a small wrist btw (I have 6.5")
     
  6. compy222

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    the pro-trek is cool, but i want analog. that's a problem for me in terms of wearing it with nicer clothes/suit.

    mr.hauser - where can i find an asian market version of the nighthawk for reasonable coin? I like the skyhawk a lot, but costco just sold their last one they had for 224.00 and the only ones i see online are well over 300.00 now. :(

    also, dumb question about the nighthawk - can you run a nato style zulu strap if you want?
     
  7. photomic

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    Yes, it has regular strap lugs
     
  8. karlito

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    [QUOTE I like the skyhawk a lot, but costco just sold their last one they had for 224.00 and the only ones i see online are well over 300.00 now. :([/QUOTE]

    Check other Costcos in your area. I have found that the inventory they carry varies from store to store.
     
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    Those are all great watches, but I have a real fondness for the Skyhawk. It looks great, has a useful array of features, and mine is accurate to around 1 second per month.

    --Bob Q
     
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    I got my Nighthawk (U.S) about a month ago. I really like it, and get comments on it all the time. It really is a great looking watch! I would highly recommend it!

    -Eric
     
  12. cibolodave

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    I have a Citizen Skyhawk and love it
     
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    I have a Skyhawk. It is a great watch. I plan to get a Nighthawk as well.
     
  14. compy222

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    thanks for all the input, the misses just ordered me the nighthawk. :thumbup: