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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ang View Post
    Seiko's Kinetic is basically a upgraded version of automatic. Automatic need to shake shake, Kinetic, less shake shake = same power. However, all automatics even when worn everyday is very prone to slowing. For me, I would rather go and change batt. If the 2 weeks you gonna wait, in the meantime, go and get another watch to wear first loor.
    ah so that line of watches are still around then?

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    this is the one hour glass is selling.
    it can only fit one watch.
    so if i have 5, i got to buy 5?!?!??!

    comes to about 1.5k.

    http://www.wolfdesigns.com/p5.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    this is the one hour glass is selling.
    it can only fit one watch.
    so if i have 5, i got to buy 5?!?!??!

    comes to about 1.5k.

    http://www.wolfdesigns.com/p5.htm
    Go and get those like a ferries wheel one loor. Emm. I only say in watch shop before, donno where to buy though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    ah so that line of watches are still around then?
    Emm. Ya. The Kinetic 5 Series has even became a Classic Line of Seiko. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ang View Post
    Emm. Ya. The Kinetic 5 Series has even became a Classic Line of Seiko. Lol
    guess that means that their R&D isn't sleeping and Seiko is doing a good job serving their customers then

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    Japanese Company Leh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ang View Post
    Japanese Company Leh.
    haha which is why toyota is burying gm and ford in the market place

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    offtopic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    offtopic!
    maybe its time to consider brand switch then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    problem is, i'm also tired of waiting for battery replacements from agents.

    eg, tag heuer takes 2 weeks!(YES 2 WEEKS) to get a batt changed if you send to their agent.
    not to mention it cost about 30-45 for a bloody batt!
    It's not 30-45 for a battery lah. They also do a general inspection for you... to see if it needs any repair. Then, they replace the rubber gasket, which is important else your perspiration may get into the watch. Plus, they clean up the watch generally for you. I don't think I paid 30-45 for that service... but prices may have gone up.

    Personally, I think it's well worth it. I only do it once every 2 1/2 to 3 years, and I've been wearing my tag since I started working. Operationally, it's cheaper than most of those cheapy watches.

    Sometimes, I pay about $70+ to have them service the watch. Meaning, they clean out the inside and calibrate the watch to ensure that it tells the time accurately. If you watch is pretty scratched up, they can polish up the steel area as well.

    I also have a Chopard watch... but that one I wind it when I need to wear it. Normally, I keep it in my digi-cabi with my camera.

    Don't be lazy lah... Just wind it lah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nottipiglet View Post
    It's not 30-45 for a battery lah. They also do a general inspection for you... to see if it needs any repair. Then, they replace the rubber gasket, which is important else your perspiration may get into the watch. Plus, they clean up the watch generally for you. I don't think I paid 30-45 for that service... but prices may have gone up.

    Personally, I think it's well worth it. I only do it once every 2 1/2 to 3 years, and I've been wearing my tag since I started working. Operationally, it's cheaper than most of those cheapy watches.

    Sometimes, I pay about $70+ to have them service the watch. Meaning, they clean out the inside and calibrate the watch to ensure that it tells the time accurately. If you watch is pretty scratched up, they can polish up the steel area as well.

    I also have a Chopard watch... but that one I wind it when I need to wear it. Normally, I keep it in my digi-cabi with my camera.

    Don't be lazy lah... Just wind it lah...
    haha good point. why pay for a watch like that if you're too lazy to do the maintaince?

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    Tags are quartz right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    anyone knows where to get one locally?
    i tried hour glass.but the one they carry doesnt really appeal to me. and it's expensive.it's near $300.

    i'm sick and tired of having to wind my watches whenever i need to wear them.

    thanks
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    Huh? What's with question Sjourn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjourn View Post
    Tags are quartz right?
    Nope. They have automatics as well. Most common movements sourced from ETA, subsidiary of Swatch group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noakram View Post
    Try out watch shop at Funan IT mall, 2nd floor.
    The shop name is Passions, http://www.passions.com.sg/

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    Jeanie, how many watches u need to wind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ang View Post
    Huh? What's with question Sjourn?
    Noakram answered it.

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    jeanie, i think the only watches that really need a watch winder are perpetual calendars, for obvious reasons.

    other mechanical watches can do without a watch winder, especially when some winders may not know when your spring is already wound to the max. so the winder keeps going...till the spring snaps.
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    hmm since it just needs a shake now and then... y not just strap the watches on a vibrator and you just need to change the batteries on the vibrator, or better, get adaptor and plug it to mains...
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