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Educate me on automatics?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Minibear453, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. bennyG19

    bennyG19 Loaded Pockets

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    What's the model #?

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  2. Ric

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    This has been a helpful thread to me. Thank you guys. I'll have a Seiko soon:)
     
  3. Chubb

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    SNK809 Seiko 5
     
  4. Merrib64

    Merrib64 Loaded Pockets

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    An automatic watch just does not fit my style, I would much rather have a battery watch. I have had several automatics that I disliked so
    much that I gave them away. I'll stick with my Chase Durer's and Citizen's watches.
     
  5. Minibear453
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner

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    Currently in love with my auto. It's at just a bit over -4 seconds a day, maybe -4.5? A lot better than what was expecting, that's for sure. And I love the fact that it'd die if I didn't wear it, it just helps me feel more integrated with my watch. I usually get pretty attached to my EDC items, especially the knives, but never really connected with a watch.

    One question, would it be possible to replace the hands with tritium? I'm pretty sure it's possible, but I can't find anyone who can do it. Hopefully a reputable site for not too much.
     
  6. amacman
    • In Omnia Paratus

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    Tritium is almost impossible, but there are several people that could re-lume it for you if desired. However, one of Seiko strengths is having some of the better factory lume out there.
     
  7. Sarky

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    I bought a Seiko 5, mostly for the see-through back :D Overall I think they're brilliant value. The only real negative for me is, I wish they could also be hand wound.
     
  8. Minibear453
    • GITD Manix 2XL Owner

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    I also wanted hand winding, but I don't think I care now that I have the watch. I wear it every day, and I don't even pay attention to the power reserve. But IMO, isn't shaking the watch also hand winding in a way? ;)
     
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