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The previous model can't manually wind like Swiss watch?

 

Swiss has nothing to do with being able to hand wind an automatic. Chinese, Japanese, Russian and German movements have this ability as well. It's just a general function. The old Monster can't be hand-wound and needs movement to kick start. The new Monster can be hand-wound. Both Monsters have Japanese movements. 

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Two of my favorite watches.  One that I like wearing, one that I like photographing :)

 

 

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Rockin a Citizen Eco-Drive right now, I just got it and I'm not terribly impressed with it so far. I also have a Casio Pathfinder which I love, it's given me years of trouble free use. Never even have to set it thanks to its time sync with NIST.

 

Will post pics when I have the ability.

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CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90waiting for these two beauties! waitiiiiiing.......please dear mailman....hurry!

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Rockin a Citizen Eco-Drive right now, I just got it and I'm not terribly impressed with it so far. I also have a Casio Pathfinder which I love, it's given me years of trouble free use. Never even have to set it thanks to its time sync with NIST.

 

Will post pics when I have the ability.

 

Which model of Citizen is it?  I'm koo-koo about my AT8010-58B.

 

Mike

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Which model of Citizen is it?  I'm koo-koo about my AT8010-58B.

 

Mike

 

 

Hi Mike,

 

It's the BL5250-02L leather/titanium. It's a fine watch, but there are a few things that bother me. My main niggle about it is that the strap feels and looks so incredibly cheap for what you pay for this watch. Of course you can get a different one but after spending that amount of money you really shouldn't have to purchase a new band to make it stand up to the quality of the watch itself. The other thing is that the luminescent coating on the hands stops glowing after about an hour, so forget about telling what time it is in the dark after that.

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Hi Mike,

 

It's the BL5250-02L leather/titanium. It's a fine watch, but there are a few things that bother me. My main niggle about it is that the strap feels and looks so incredibly cheap for what you pay for this watch. Of course you can get a different one but after spending that amount of money you really shouldn't have to purchase a new band to make it stand up to the quality of the watch itself. The other thing is that the luminescent coating on the hands stops glowing after about an hour, so forget about telling what time it is in the dark after that.


I got the same watch, but with titanium band.

 

Only thing i dislike about it is how the crown pushes on my hand. It can get quite uncomfortable if you are moving your wrist a lot.. 

 

Havent had any problems with luminous, 1 hour is pretty good amount of time for it to glow.

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waiting for these two beauties! waitiiiiiing.......please dear mailman....hurry!

 

 

Oh man... both of these Seiko's are great looking pieces.
I especially like the looks of the top one.

Niiiiiiiiiice!

post #7539 of 7891
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Oh man... both of these Seiko's are great looking pieces.
I especially like the looks of the top one.

Niiiiiiiiiice!

thanks, and yes, they look great! 

 

The 5 sport will actually be modded into this:

(appart from the golden bezel and hands)

post #7540 of 7891

Hi tempest11,

 

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Originally Posted by tempest11 View Post
 

 

Hi Mike,

 

It's the BL5250-02L leather/titanium. It's a fine watch, but there are a few things that bother me. My main niggle about it is that the strap feels and looks so incredibly cheap for what you pay for this watch. Of course you can get a different one but after spending that amount of money you really shouldn't have to purchase a new band to make it stand up to the quality of the watch itself. The other thing is that the luminescent coating on the hands stops glowing after about an hour, so forget about telling what time it is in the dark after that.

 

Regarding the lume glow extinguishing rapidly, that's the one thing I don't like about my Citizen (pictured in this earlier post.)

 

If Citizen offered the same exact features, but with Tritium tubes added to the hands and hour markers, I would consider this watch to be perfect for my needs and tastes.  As it is, there's so little lume on the hands (and none on the dial) that I have to turn on the lights to see what time it is.  

 

This led me to go out and buy a less expensive Eco-Drive, not radio-controlled and not with Tritium, but with a lot of lume - that I only wear at night - the BV1085-14E (also pictured in an earlier post).  This guy allows me to read the time several hours after the lume was last charged, but I've heard that the Seiko Monsters have the brightest lume out there.

 

Mike

post #7541 of 7891
Here are my two fav Seikos. The lume is really great, lasts through the night. These definitely have the best lume of all my watches.


post #7542 of 7891

Hey Nigel!

 

Seiko seems to be generous with their lume.  I don't think it's a matter of expense, but those designs make sense:  If you're going to put lume on a watch, you should use large enough patches of it to make nighttime viewing truly viable.

 

Mike

post #7543 of 7891

This is what my Seiko velatura looks like when I wake up in the morning, much better than blinding myself with my phone.:blink: 

post #7544 of 7891

Yeah, that works!

 

It looks every bit as good in the morning as it did the night before!  ;)

post #7545 of 7891

I was working with a guy last week and I noticed he had on what looked like a nice watch and when I asked him about it he said, "It's just a Breitling". Just a Breitling.  He said he was going to get rid of it because the analog and digital sections wouldn't stay synchronized and he's had it in for repair 3 times (all under warranty).

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