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Old 01-05-2013, 10:29 PM   #5476
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blaming you for japan market seiko lust

bday gift to myself


still waiting for mine to ship. Used these guys before so fingers crossed.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:48 PM   #5477
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blaming you for japan market seiko lust



bday gift to myself
Happy Birthday! And nice gift :)
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:23 PM   #5478
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Today's watch: a chinese Parnis ...
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:21 AM   #5479
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Yep, I like mine as well. Bought for the same price as your's, at JCPenny's Although a little bit different in design...



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Simple, yet plenty of eyecatching details
Mesh style face, yes those are all little circular holes. Simple hour markers with red markings, Old school hour/ minute/ second hands, and the second hand has a red tip. The crown is reverse engraved with a "D" (Drive Series). The leather band is soft and comfortable, it does have a unique way of attaching to the full polished case. The buckle also has the "Citizen" engraving. The watch crystal is the super hard mineral, with a flat profile. The bezel is under the crystal with simple numberal markings. The date window is expanded, and I do like the red box the actual date is shown in. Its a nice dress / sport watch.


Side


back with screw down back plate


on the wrist, measures a solid 42 to the top of the crown.


Lume shot


retails for $225 US, but found for $165.00 US at www.princetonwatches.com Nice citizen.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:55 AM   #5480
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Today's watch; Alpha Tank black


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Old 01-07-2013, 10:58 AM   #5481
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I'm getting more minimal when it comes to watches
If I'm instrumenting my arm, I'm all about maximalism.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:22 PM   #5482
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Slightly lateral topic

I've got a couple of watches (including a Bulova Chrono I picked up at the PX in Saigon for nothin) that used to have lil glowy spots on the hands and at each numeral . . . . .

(I love technical talk).

The glowly spots no long do.

Is there somewhere I can send the poor dears to get the glowy spots re-glowed? I know this was an available service, years ago, but the new glowy bits only lasted a short period of time.

thanks!
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:05 PM   #5483
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I've got a couple of watches (including a Bulova Chrono I picked up at the PX in Saigon for nothin) that used to have lil glowy spots on the hands and at each numeral . . . . .

(I love technical talk).

The glowly spots no long do.

Is there somewhere I can send the poor dears to get the glowy spots re-glowed? I know this was an available service, years ago, but the new glowy bits only lasted a short period of time.

thanks!
You actually have a cottage industry of folks who'd re-lume your hands and markers for you w/ some pretty killer lume paint. Super-luminova is (was) the gold standard brand of traditional lume, and is pretty remarkable, when you see it in its first 15 minutes in the dark. Its strength is a dependent on how thick they can lay the stuff on the hands & markers, though, so YMMV, bcs you don't want it so thick that the hands get in the way of each other. There are a gazillion threads about this on WUS, and plenty of folks who'd suggest specific service providers.

You will also knock $$s off the resale value of any collectibles, but that is probably of no concern to you.

You can also do it yourself.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:34 PM   #5484
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Thanks, Mr Shaft -- you're right, collector status means nothing to me (the watch may be worth the 29.99 I paid for it, for all I know).

I appreciacte the info , , , , , ,
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #5485
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Today's watch: another automatic Chinese Parnis... Keep good time and cheap!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:03 PM   #5486
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Pretty, too. I like it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:54 AM   #5487
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Today's watch: another automatic Chinese Parnis... Keep good time and cheap!!
I eyeballed one of their watches,, The price is right and the look is right on too.. Guess I'll give one of these a try.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:00 PM   #5488
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That Alpha tank is nice. And the Parnis lovely as well.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:55 PM   #5489
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Nice Parnis. Inspired me to make an impulse purchase myself - I think I just needed some retail therapy after my day today.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:30 PM   #5490
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