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As an owner of an 04 RX-8 that's used as a daily driver and seeing so many people beat on it, I figure I better weigh in here already. If you like driver involvement and want to have your car make you unexpectedly smile because you realize you're having so much gosh darn fun, then you owe it to yourself to try an RX-8 out. My favorite word to describe the RX-8's drivability is effortless. It feels very effortless to toss it around corners and curves, and the engine...
Quote: Originally Posted by atart I don't know much about watches, so pardon my ignorance. But what's wrong with a Movado? I actually had a look at a few and thought they were OK. The front runner as of now is: Amazon.com: Tag Heuer Carrera: Jewelry & Watches: Tag Heuer Any and all advice appreciated! P.S. When it says automatic on the dial, what does that refer to? I know its something to do with the movement, but not sure what...
WOW, now THAT is a nice Rolex design...the best I've seen yet I think. Love the details in the dial of that Milgauss, far better than what I've seen on current day Rolexes which look like a cheap blank slate (yeah my Grand Seikos have spoiled me). And it's cool to see that the original lightning bolt seconds hand was a plain silver color. Pity they didn't just bring back that style instead of going wild with their current Milgauss, which is a love it or hate it affair with...
Quote: Originally Posted by dj_mocok My previous Tag Heuer Formula 1 was working perfectly fine for more than 10 years before I lost it. I think that one was a Quartz movement too I assume? So anyway, is Kinetic better than Quartz? That means Kinetic watches like Seiko Kinetic has a superior movement than say, Tag Heuer ones which is using Quartz, so that means Tag is a rip off? Kinetic = quartz watch. Solar powered watches like Casio's Tough...
Finally got around to taking some pics of my Grand Seikos. From left to right: SBGR023 mechanical, SBGR019 mechanical, SBGF021 quartz. Notice how the dials all look just plain black here, this is how they normally appear 95% of the time. Here's a close up of the SBGR019's dial...it's very complex in reality and is detailed above and beyond what most Swiss companys (i.e. Tag Heuer, Omega, Rolex) do with their dials. The hands and markers are both brushed on top,...
Quote: Originally Posted by dj_mocok What do you think of the TAG quartz movement? There is nothing special about any of the quartz movements the Swiss watch companies use, they function in the typical +- 15 seconds a month. I own a Omega Seamaster 2561.80 and the accuracy is pathetic, within a week of setting it to an atomic clock it will already have gained 15 seconds. If you want to feel like you're getting your money's worth out of any watch...
If you want to consider something outside the box that not every Bob, Joe, and Jon will have, I'd recommend a Grand Seiko. Most of them are well outside of your price range, but you can swing the SBGF021. It uses a thermo-compensated quartz movement that's accurate to +-10 seconds a year. If you've never heard of Grand Seikos before and the name Seiko turns you off as a cheap department store watch, realize that they are not in the same class of Seikos you find in...
The rule of thumb is to buy any watch, particularly high end watches, first with the metal bracelet, as it's usually extremely expensive to get the bracelet later versus just a strap (~$4-500 easily for a bracelet). Not to mention with straps, you have a much larger aftermarket to go to versus bracelets which may not fit nearly as well to the watch as the stock bracelet. And there's really nothing wrong with push pins, they hold links together very well. You generally will...
Quote: Originally Posted by Sovkiller I was checking some of the Omega's Seamasters today, and for my surprise, some of the them are quartz movements!!!! Are those legit, I like quartz watches, but I never thought that any Omage would be quartz honestly, at those prices.... Does anybody have any idea of the differences among them? Any reliable place to get them cheap??? Yes, Omega has been making watches with ETA based quartz movements for...
Quote: Originally Posted by Dimitris Sorry to ask but how much would one be for the same condition as yours? I am asking because I have a $1000 budget and I was hoping that I could get one. Also in the case that its more used and doesnt come with a bracelet what would be a good price for one? Used Seamasters run for around $1000 used. There's two used ones right now on the Timezone.com trade forum going for $1000 or so, and they've been sitting...
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