- Sep 2, 2012
- Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Seiko diver watches are a great value I feel. They are easy to own as you can get different aftermarket bands that fit. All the bands are just good working and easy on the wrist for the size of these beasts. The watches have a sturdy build that lasts years and years.
I purchased mine in 93 when there was very few "big" watches. Still of all the watches I have owned the Seiko has been the longest lasting and least matenence. I had a $1000 watch with a thin, smoke stack, I think that is what they call the metal area outside of the numbers. What many don't realize is that if a watch gets hung on something that smokestack keeps the watch from flexing. If you are clumsey having a Seiko diver will let you be clumsey. My $1000 watch broke into pieces. Lucky I was able to sell all the parts and working internals on eBay and get most of my money back.
Are you talking about the vertical side that is between the dial and the crystal? I have never heard it called a smoke stack (if that is what you are taking about), but it very well could be. It is technically called the rehaut.