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    #6721
    Quote Originally Posted by TopEngine View Post
    get a watch winder, doc don't have to be expensive, you can purchase through shopee.
    I'm a bit ambivalent towards watch winders.

    While it certainly is great that it keeps your watches on time, it does add wear and tear to the movement. My last PMS with one watch (which I wear once or twice a month) was far too expensive for my tastes so I would rather not have a watch serviced unless I absolutely have to.

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    #6722
    For those with Seiko automatic watches, do you service your watch? how often? I read Seiko watches needs to be serviced every 5 years? do you do this? any idea how much will it cost?

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    #6723
    Quote Originally Posted by Verbl Kint View Post
    I'm a bit ambivalent towards watch winders.

    While it certainly is great that it keeps your watches on time, it does add wear and tear to the movement. My last PMS with one watch (which I wear once or twice a month) was far too expensive for my tastes so I would rather not have a watch serviced unless I absolutely have to.
    could you disclose the watch model for us tsikoters?

    I read also about the wear and tear of watches. But, what's the difference of handwinding it regularly [especially if it has a screw crown] or using a watch winder? Also, a watch supposed to be clocking 24/7 imho.

    I asked my go to guy [in his senior age, watch enthusiast] in my favorite AD, it's okay if an Automatic watch stops. But of course, when you want to wear again you have to handwind and set the time & date again. So the good thing of a watch winder is you can wind it when you're not wearing it.

    For example, if the watch has 72 hours PR, if I used it on Monday and not wearing it the whole week, let it sit there Tuesday and Wednesday [48hrs], then wind it on Thursday.

    By the way, I like the inclined watch winder than the vertical one. After winding, I can adjust the cushion and rest the watch horizontally flat. Why? so that the mainspring, gears, and wheel train are in a balanced orientation, well at least once I'm not wearing it.

    watchwinder.jpg

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    #6724
    Quote Originally Posted by TopEngine View Post
    could you disclose the watch model for us tsikoters?

    I read also about the wear and tear of watches. But, what's the difference of handwinding it regularly [especially if it has a screw crown] or using a watch winder? Also, a watch supposed to be clocking 24/7 imho.

    I asked my go to guy [in his senior age, watch enthusiast] in my favorite AD, it's okay if an Automatic watch stops. But of course, when you want to wear again you have to handwind and set the time & date again. So the good thing of a watch winder is you can wind it when you're not wearing it.

    For example, if the watch has 72 hours PR, if I used it on Monday and not wearing it the whole week, let it sit there Tuesday and Wednesday [48hrs], then wind it on Thursday.

    By the way, I like the inclined watch winder than the vertical one. After winding, I can adjust the cushion and rest the watch horizontally flat. Why? so that the mainspring, gears, and wheel train are in a balanced orientation, well at least once I'm not wearing it.

    watchwinder.jpg
    One can certainly make the argument that a watch that is wound all the time will need a service much more frequently than a watch which is kept on a winder instead.

    However, if you don't wear your mechanical watch all the time (or perhaps prefer wearing a different watch each time you leave the house), then you will be doing your movement and the lubricants in it a favor by not having it run non-stop on a winder.

    Long power reserves are great but watches with a PR that can go past a weekend are uncommon.

    Btw, the watch I'm pertaining to is a PAM 438. It's a bit old now but I've only had it serviced once (manual says full service every 5 years) at about $600, IIRC; and this was pre-pandemic.



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    #6725
    Quote Originally Posted by _Qwerty_ View Post
    For those with Seiko automatic watches, do you service your watch? how often? I read Seiko watches needs to be serviced every 5 years? do you do this? any idea how much will it cost?
    i wear it until i decide to wear something else.
    when i do want to wear it again, chances are, it is already dead and i have to wind and adjust it.


    i have it serviced only when it gives outrageous timekeeping duty already.
    the mall watchmaker will probably charge up to 2500 bucks "for overhauling", although i suspect he already knows what's wrong and don't need 'no overhaulin' .

    i prefer quartz movements. they're very accurate, and they don't need no regular lovin'.

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    #6726
    So its the turn of blancpain to collab with swatch.

    But I think moonswatch is better looking.

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    #6727


    Looks like Wired was able to get a sneak preview.

    Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathom: price, availability, specs | WIRED

    Key points:

    • Price: $400
    • Water resistance up to 91 meters / 300 feet (which is, surprise, surprise, Fifty Fathoms)
    • Automatic movement c/o Swatch's Sistem51 (90 hour power reserve, ±7 sec/day)
    • Material: Bioceramic
    • Five variants (one per ocean)
    • Will go on sale on 9.9.23





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    #6728
    Quote Originally Posted by Verbl Kint View Post


    Looks like Wired was able to get a sneak preview.

    Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathom: price, availability, specs | WIRED

    Key points:

    • Price: $400
    • Water resistance up to 91 meters / 300 feet (which is, surprise, surprise, Fifty Fathoms)
    • Automatic movement c/o Swatch's Sistem51 (90 hour power reserve, ±7 sec/day)
    • Material: Bioceramic
    • Five variants (one per ocean)
    • Will go on sale on 9.9.23




    that's a good everyday-beater watch

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    #6729
    Quote Originally Posted by TopEngine View Post
    that's a good everyday-beater watch
    looks good. list price at 400 usd, some local sellers are advertising it for 40K php.
    i'll wait a while.

    i saw the comments in hodinkee.
    interesting.
    polarizing comments.

    me?
    it's designed to be a fun watch!
    but i'd probably wait a while, for the price to equilibrate, and for my pagka-takaw-tingin, to subside.
    Last edited by dr. d; September 14th, 2023 at 06:31 PM.

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    #6730

    Poor man’s Rolex [emoji28]


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