Don't get me wrong, I do like (not love) some of the seikos but they're a full blown japanese company. I'd like AT LEASE a swiss movement for the money you're paying for s Seiko.The Mastiff wrote:I like several watches and came very close to the "moon watch" as one that suited me and I could afford.
I don't know what happened to me but I ended up getting a couple of Seiko Kinetics. The watches varied in how much of a charge they could hold and even how quiet the mechanism was. The heavy stainless model was good for 2 weeks without moving ( will call it winding for ease). My very nice Titanium was my perfect watch, but it was only good for a week on a full charge.
It took a couple to a few years before I noticed that week/two weeks became 2 days, then one day. Next came no charge at all at about the 5 year mark.
Checking into it Seiko told me I needed to return it for an $80.00 or more rebuild. They did state that the battery life would be from 2 weeks to two months depending on model. So far they sit in a box. I'll get them someday. I have returned to the Seiko automatics which I used before, and still get excellent time keeping.
They are quieter winding, smooth, very accurate and vary between one half to one fourth of the Kinetic price. In face my cheapest one costs less than the fix/upgrade on my kinetic. They are difficult to find here in stores and I have to order them through websites like knives.
They must still be selling well still as a recent check had more models available than 3 years ago.
I'm back to my Seiko autos w/23 & 24 jewel movements. I grew up with wind ups and recall my first auto. I was impressed. Now I look at some of the watches and get confused. I do like the inexpensive 10 year Casios but the plastic watches cause itchiness. I noticed that "base metal bezels" ( pot metal, zinc) not only inch, but they irritate my skin to the point I lose the top few layers. It even dissolves the zinc after a while and causes sores that don't go away. Good quality stainless that leaves no zinc contacting me, and better yet Titanium.
What do you mean by "Swiss Movement"? I understand this to be over 50% Swiss parts made in a Swiss factory.kbrouwer wrote:Don't get me wrong, I do like (now love) some of the seikos but they're a full blown japanese company. I'd like AT LEASE a swiss movement for the money you're paying for s Seiko.
Have you looked into Xetum watches? I don't know about the hidden origins, but their product looks to be what you are asking for.kbrouwer wrote:Thank you everyone who gave mew some ideas. As I continue to say, Im looking for a swiss made watch. I don't really like the semi-high end Japanese brands such as citizen. If you would, please continue to give me input.
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