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are seikos good watches?

Old 02-02-06, 05:49 PM
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are seikos good watches?

anyone own one or bought one? are they good quality? recommended or not?
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Old 02-02-06, 05:54 PM
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Old 02-02-06, 06:12 PM
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Seiko is Okies spelled backwards.
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Old 02-02-06, 06:17 PM
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my first NICE watch was a Seiko I purchased over 30 years ago and it stll works and keeps good time, don't wear it much now.
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Old 02-02-06, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by atari2600
anyone own one or bought one? are they good quality? recommended or not?
Yes they are an excellent value for the money and the quality is very good to excellent depending on how far up the line you go.
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Old 02-02-06, 07:19 PM
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Yes, good watch. I have a couple and everyone still works (think the oldest one is like 20 years).
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Old 02-02-06, 07:27 PM
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Seikos are good but I find I always gravitate toward Citizens because they have cooler analog/digital combo designs and I like both in a watch. I like the Eco-Drives too.

IIRC, Citizens (5 years) have a longer warranty than Seikos (3 years).

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Old 02-02-06, 07:30 PM
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I've heard it referred to as the Oriental Timex but I think they're ok for run-of-the-mill watches.
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Old 02-02-06, 07:33 PM
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I'll put my current seiko up against most any watch out there for accuracy.

I've owned Seiko watches for over 25 years & have never had one fail. I own a Rolex as well and it's an overrated POS. Thankfully, I received it as a gift.

I even found a working Seiko diving watch in the Gulf of Mexico at a depth of 125 feet that had been there for 3 years! The back of the watch had the owners name/phone number engraved on it. I called the guy and he was amazed. I mailed it to him.

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I have tried other watches, but have gone back to Seikos. They seem to work very well, long time.
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If you own a cell phone and you carry it around with you; why would anyone need to wear a watch anymore?
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Old 02-02-06, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Sonicflood
I even found a working Seiko diving watch in the Gulf of Mexico at a depth of 125 feet that had been there for 3 years! The back of the watch had the owners name/phone number engraved on it. I called the guy and he was amazed. I mailed it to him.
That's a cool story. I had a Seiko Kinetic before my current Tag Heuer and I thought the Seiko was great. I would definitely recommend Seiko.
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I have tried other watches, but have gone back to Seikos. They seem to work very well, long time.
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Originally Posted by RandyC
I have tried other watches, but have gone back to Seikos. They seem to work very well, long time.
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If you own a cell phone and you carry it around with you; why would anyone need to wear a watch anymore?
I read a newspaper article dealing with this question. Basically, for style, looks, as jewelry.
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And for old habit-laden fogies like me, so we can tell time by looking at our wrist.
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Old 02-03-06, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by movieguru
If you own a cell phone and you carry it around with you; why would anyone need to wear a watch anymore?
Here's a thread about this (a poll actually):

Do you wear a watch?

Seems about 60% of dvdtalkers wear a watch pretty much every day.
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Old 02-03-06, 08:27 AM
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Define "good", tell time or be the one piece of jewelry that a man should be comfortable wearing (*besides wedding ring)
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Old 02-03-06, 08:31 AM
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Here are Seikos that are >50% off at Amazon... Some/many/most could be third party and not available for prime/super saver shipping:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/search.html...%3A3889331%2Ct

I don't know if the referring linking is correct....
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I was given a Seiko watch for my high school graduation in 1983. Something went wrong with it after a year or so of wearing it and I never did get it fixed, it's somewhere in my jewelry box.

I got my mother's jewelry when she died two years ago, including her Seiko watch. I wear it every day. In my opinion Seiko makes a quality product. I would recommend it.
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Originally Posted by big whoppa
I read a newspaper article dealing with this question. Basically, for style, looks, as jewelry.
I wore my nice "gold" watch for my interview last week. At the end of the second interview, one of those that interviewed me stood up to walk over and get some coffee and he asked if I could join him (I have know him for a while). As we had coffee we made small talk and then he said, "what time you got we have one more to interview today..."

I was totally busted! I only wear my "gold" watch with my suite which is very rare and the battery was out, and had been for years! When I pulled my cell phone out to look, he just busted out laughing...I don't think it hurt me for the job...but I stopped on the way home and got a battery put in the watch! Course who knows, maybe this way I will be memorable?
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Old 02-03-06, 11:51 AM
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Seiko are very good watches. One of the few companies in the world(like Patek Phillipe and Rolex) that actually manufacture everything that goes into their watch movements themselves. Their spring drive movement is a real innovation but costs as much as a low end Rolex.
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Old 02-03-06, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by movieguru
If you own a cell phone and you carry it around with you; why would anyone need to wear a watch anymore?
Men have very few ways to accessorize (compared to women) and wearing a watch is one of them. Personally, I feel naked w/o one.

I've owned a couple Seikos over the years and have always been happy.
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