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BlueTom
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Sep 29, 2020
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I'm a ridiculously uneducated user of watches. I buy 'em mostly for their gadget value, like the Fossil and Skagen hybrid "semi-smart" watches. Got one each of them, plus some others that just sorta tickled my fancy for some reason or another. I think this watch is in that last category for me. I don't own an automatic. Been wanting one for quite awhile, but then again, there doesn't seem to be anything automatic about setting the right time every couple or four or five days. Any longer and walkin' around with a watch that's 5 minutes (or more) off every time your friends ask you what time it is could get to be a way to identify a person, and I try to not be identifiable beyond what's required by law. I like the Ti-colored with the black (or is it Navy Blue?) face with black strap. I'd prefer numbers at least at the quarter hour marks, but the way it's laid out in that regard does seem well-balanced and aesthetically appealing - to me anyway - I totally get it that others' mileage may vary 180° out of phase on that point. Don't care a wit about the moon phase. I live far out in the country. All's I gots to do to answer that question is look up. Again, the aesthetic is more relevant to me than the function on that score. I don't know. I might jump in before it's over. 🥱
Sep 29, 2020
JAone
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Sep 29, 2020
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Bluetom you are right there is nothing automatic or accurate about most auto watches,the affordable ones anyway. They do lose or gain time, a high precision quartz is probably the best way to go,I have three and they are all very boring!! but look good, I guess there seems to be more character in the automatics. I don't know why we,and that includes me ;buy automatic watches. It could be the thought of buying something from an age before the quartz movements spawned many millions of production watches,almost ending many automatic lines; it seems almost overnight in the eighties. So owning a flawed automatic has some sort of romance about it. Anyway I am with you for me the looks are nearly always the main motivating factor. If you do want an automatic at a reasonable price that is reasonably accurate I would recommend high end Seiko or Citizen although I have had a very accurate run out of my Orient Kamasu since getting it four weeks ago;hasn't lost a second!! But if you see a Swiss auto at a reasonable price on Drop I mean around $700 upwards then consider it.If you buy this Heritor I am pretty sure it runs a Miyota(Citizen) automatic which is not bad at the price point; and the watch is also attractive at these dollars. You would not be making a mistake IMO.
Sep 29, 2020
VixxZ
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Sep 29, 2020
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I've had a Tissot PRS 516 Powermatic 80 for almost a year now. It caught my eye when it came out on Drop and everyone said it was amazing value for money, it looks good and is very accurate too. All the claims have been true, its very accurate for an automatic (gain or lose a minute or less every month). The 80 hour power reserve makes me complacent though. Many times I forgot about it for a few days and it stops.
Sep 29, 2020
JAone
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Sep 30, 2020
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That's a very good movement, I believe from ETA but a quite advanced one. I would like it in a Seastar model one day.
Sep 30, 2020
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