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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2010 2:00 am

Those are TOO cool right there ! Good Deal? Icon_cool Good Deal? Icon_cool Can never get enough
of the way that case looks ! Yowza !!! Fantastic dial, markers,
hands ! FANTASTIC everything !..Don't know too much about
the price for these, but it looks to be in really good shape !!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2010 2:50 am

Paid 900 for mine.
Didn't really care if it was good deal or not
Just wanted to find one for < Grand - and had to have it

I still owe you guys a New Watch post on this one.
Let me just say I have NEVER been so satisfied with a new watch (sans my PO).
Still amazed at just how fulfilling it was to have this one on my wrist.
Not sure what it is exactly that makes this one so satisfying.
Trying to figure it out - maybe it's just plain magic.

Extremely accurate - Spot on after almost a month.
Has become my new Go-To.


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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2010 3:32 am

GREAT review JAW...Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2010 4:44 am

Great watch but seems like some big bucks for a quartz watch, do love the tuna case!
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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2010 8:05 am

quartz or not, that is a fair price with all papers and worn only a few times...
great catch! BTW, my Omega X-33 , quartz, cost me over $2,000usd Good Deal? 744742
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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2010 10:43 am

Goo price and it seems to be in great shape.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2010 4:09 pm

pics over at DWC here someone put a 6309 movement in the watch! loved everyhting about it and he did an outstanding job and at the last minute took all the lume out of the hands to make them skeleton hands with no lume!! Good Deal? Icon_scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeSat Sep 04, 2010 4:08 pm

@Anomaly: I dont think it will be a good deal. Very expensive...
good idea for you:
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Didn't really care if it was good deal or not
Just wanted to find one for < Grand - and had to have it
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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeTue Sep 07, 2010 9:17 pm

They are expensive, but buy or not, it depends on your financial ability Smile And me? I can't afford any of them


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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeWed Sep 08, 2010 12:37 pm

Please tell me what the big deal is with this watch.

I just don't get it.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeWed Sep 08, 2010 10:36 pm

PoliMalaka wrote:
Please tell me what the big deal is with this watch.

I just don't get it.

I don't have one of these Poli, but I think this one here evidently takes
what Seiko does best in both quality and design, and takes it up yet
another level ! Good Deal? Icon_smile ..It's basically a Super Seiko sir ! Good Deal? Icon_cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeThu Sep 09, 2010 1:19 am

PoliMalaka wrote:
Please tell me what the big deal is with this watch.

I just don't get it.

Ok, I'll try...
As I've said before the Marine Master was my most satisfying purchase this year.
I'm still trying to put my finger on the most salient reasons why.
This is also why I never posted a new watch review - Below is where I am so far (perhaps this makes up for it).
Borrowed excellent WUS photos for lack of my own.


1. Retro design - perhaps it conjures up some deep Sea Hunt memory from my past, Corvettes and Astronauts as well.
2. Tangible Quality - As simple as it seems the fit/finish, design elements all work to exude a solid, capable, high quality watch.
3. Cohesive/Balanced Design Elements - Every design element is perfectly complimentary to the others.

Shroud:
While a somewhat controversial love/hate feature, it plays more to what you CAN'T see - your imagination. Implying some greater hidden complexity to the bracelet/lugs as they retreat beneath it. Or to the bezel partially obscured at opposing arcs reinforcing the offset crown. What happens to the bezel as it enters the the tunnel darkness? All left to the imagination of the owner.

Shroud Bolts:
Key to the watch's power. While perfectly balanced at the 2,8,10 (4 being the crown), they are also asymmetrically placed juxtaposed to the top shroud edge cutouts as they rise and fall. The bolts are big as if a necessity to hold such a thing together.

Crystal:
IMO, domed crystals (however slight), always convey a higher level of sophistication. The refraction and reflections at the perimeter make this one appear very thick. I have no idea how thick it is, but I like the sense of depth it provides.

Dial:
Extremely simple but bold powerful shapes. Big 12 triangle with large committed hour marker dots all around. Slightly larger at 9,6.

Hands:
Also powerful angular shapes with extended needle tips to imply greater precision no doubt. Brushed steel with lume inlay. Second hand has nice needle + lume dot counter weight for easy night viewing.

Bracelet:
Some say too thin but I think it's just right. Especially since it exaggerates the case thickness, which really isn't that thick at 11mm (shroud edge), 15 to crystal center. Same as a Citizen Orca, or Croton Pineapple Diver. The taper also exaggerates the case diameter.

Ratchet Divers Extension:
Yet another dose of complexity and machine like in the sound it makes. Center ratchet hole repetition reminds me of some Sci-Fi architecture pattern.

Metallic Date Wheel:
Often lost in most photos, but one of my favorite subtle features. A small window into an all steel center - or so I like to think. BTW the Day is standard black on white.

Hope that helps - To hold one is to love one.


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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeThu Sep 09, 2010 9:47 am

AWESOME review Jaw!

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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeThu Sep 09, 2010 8:44 pm

Thanks.
I just want others to see what I do.
Story of my artistic life.
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PostSubject: Re: Good Deal?   Good Deal? Icon_minitimeThu Sep 09, 2010 11:19 pm

jaw wrote:
Thanks.
I just want others to see what I do.
Story of my artistic life.

That REALLY was an EXTRAORDINARY review Jaw !!!! Good Deal? 46145
..Doesn't get any better than that ! Good Deal? Icon_smile ..Oh, and those
pictures are stunning TOO ! ..Thanks for taking the time
to put that together !

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