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Omega's quality control seems to have taken a nosedive lately, and their official servicing centers seem to do a very poor job at servicing the watches. Not a week goes by where somebody doesn't complain about something going wrong with their Omega on watch forums. I own a blue and black Bond Seamaster in quartz, but I don't think I'd ever buy an automatic version, particularly not the Co-axial versions.
Rolexes are well made, durable watches that are somewhat overpriced. There's nothing wrong with getting them, but they raise prices just to raise prices, with very little to show for why. They still of course sell every single one they make, because the uneducated crowd believes a Rolex is the absolute best watch in the world. For what Rolexes cost, you can easily get watches with better attention to detail and finishing, like Glashutte Original, Jaeger LeCoultre, IWC,...
Quote: Originally Posted by Fitz Have you seen Madlax? It didn't get the recognition it deserves (due to Noir coming first), but after repeated viewings of both I've come out preferring Madlax greatly. Same general style as Noir, but with a strong supernatural and psychological element to it, and a much more complex storyline. It gets even better on repeat viewings, because you can fully appreciate all the little details and symbolism laced throughout the...
I started going this route myself earlier this year by really getting into phones to where I started wanting certain models like those Nokia luxury models "just to have", but managed to stop myself. For me it was to simply shoot for the best, most feature rich phones, and don't stop for any in-betweeners. For me that meant looking at cream of the crop phones like the HTC Touch Cruise, Nokia N95-4, and the Nokia E90. I ended up skipping the Touch Cruise, and had the E90 and...
My latest arrival, IWC Spitfire Mark XVI. I absolutely love the clasp on this bracelet, amazing perlage finish on it. One of the coolest things about IWC bracelets is how easy they are to size. Every single link can be removed, and all you do is take two included driver pin tools, push in the spring loaded button you see in the back of each link, and drive the pin out from the side. Understandably after owning one, I can see why now IWC is...
The reason it's not used more often is in part from the public's expectation of heft from an expensive watch. Light = cheap to most people. Also titanium is supposed to be impossible to refinish to like new, something that's not a problem with SS. Quote: Originally Posted by Chri5peed I do wonder why more watches are not made from Titanium, it is wickedly light and quite a bit stronger than steel. Strength/lightness is essential in many watches. I wore...
Quote: Originally Posted by kwkarth Beautiful pieces! The last one with the porcelain dial, is the case platinum or white gold? It's a 950 platinum case. I think the other reason it's so expensive is that the movement itself is pretty state of the art for Seiko and is a first of its kind. "The movement in this watch has a "torque saving system" that improves the power reserve of the watch while maintaining its timekeeping. The first 35...
It seems like the primary complaint by the first few posters is battery life. I'd recommend you get the N95-4 if you're getting one. I've owned one myself since its release. On GSM, battery life is simply amazing for what this phone offers. On average I can take a few pics/video, browse the net, do a few phone calls every day, and last about 3 days. If I'm not horsing around and doing mostly calling and standby, I can easily go for most of a week without recharging. My...
Quote: Originally Posted by kwkarth Whereabouts do you place the Seiko Spring Drive movements as compared to the GS line movements? Seiko without a doubt considers the Spring Drive to be their absolute flagship movement...it is their claim to fame in the high end watch market at this point. The fact that Seiko's most ultra high end watches in the Credor lineup are based on the Spring Drive movement says volumes to that. The mechanical purists...
Quote: Originally Posted by wquiles My experience with the Seiko diver automatic was the same - the movement was not "good enough", but then as you said it was a pretty cheap buy at the time. Which Seiko models/series are equipped with the 6R15? And what would be the next higher grade automatic movement past the 6R15? The 6R15 is most commonly used in Seiko's Spirit lineup, which is pretty much all dress watches. It is also used in the...
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