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Old 08-11-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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Both of my Tags (a Carrera and a Formula One) are being repaired. I decided to finally buy this Seiko Orange Monster I've been looking at for a while. Since it cost less than ten percent of the price of the Tag Carrera, I'm really pleased with it. The case and band are heavy and appear well made. It's also easy to read. I guess if I'm wrong on this the watch ballers will set me straight.

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FYI the Tag issues were one of the stopwatch buttons popped off of the Carrera and the crown fell off of the Formula One. Previously the crown popped off of the Carrera and was repaired.
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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It's a good watch with a strong following.

(It's funny that the watch earned the name "monster" because of it's 42mm case diameter in a land of 38mms, but 42mm is now considered small.)

Coincidentally, I pulled the trigger on this Orient CEM65001M Mako a few minutes ago:

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Old 08-11-2010, 04:09 PM   #3
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That watch is too big for my skinny wrists.
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:12 PM   #4
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While I am far from an OT Watch Ballah, I have a small watch collection. Half a dozen Seikos, a Citizen Skyhawk, and my favorite, an Omega Speedmaster 40th. I've had some of the Seikos for nearly 20 years; all have performed perfectly (except the one I stupidly wore while I was using a hammer drill, that one had to be repaired).

Seiko makes very good quality watches, the equal of any watch manufacturer in the world. You just don't have to pay the huge premium for the "brand name" like Rolex, Omega, Tag etc. Check out some of their high end stuff (sold only in Japan).

Your Seiko is a nice watch, it gets my vote.
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Seiko makes very good quality watches, the equal of any watch manufacturer in the world. You just don't have to pay the huge premium for the "brand name" like Rolex, Omega, Tag etc. Check out some of their high end stuff (sold only in Japan).

Your Seiko is a nice watch, it gets my vote.
I dunno, the Grand Seiko springdrives certainly aren't cheap.
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"FYI the Tag issues were one of the stopwatch buttons popped off of the Carrera and the crown fell off of the Formula One. Previously the crown popped off of the Carrera and was repaired. "

Don't look forward to the pleasure of sending the Seiko off for repair........It won't need any repairs.......
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"FYI the Tag issues were one of the stopwatch buttons popped off of the Carrera and the crown fell off of the Formula One. Previously the crown popped off of the Carrera and was repaired. "

Don't look forward to the pleasure of sending the Seiko off for repair........It won't need any repairs.......
I hope that this Japanese watch displays all of the quality of my Japanese motorcycles.
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My daily wear is a Black Monster

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Old 08-11-2010, 04:44 PM   #9
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Is it bulletproof?
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My daily wear is a Black Monster

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I wear the same watch.

I have had it for 5 years now. Still ticking!


Oh, and I do dive with it!
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YEP!!
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Old 08-11-2010, 04:47 PM   #12
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Had plenty of Orange & Black Monsters over the years. Great watches at a great price point, especially if you buy used/like new for around $100.
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A year or so ago I bought a Citizen Promaster Carbon, and as much as I love my Seikos, it beats the crap out of them.

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Old 08-11-2010, 05:15 PM   #14
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Do you alternate arms or is your left arm a lot bigger than your right......? It's feckkin huge! Or you have child wrists..........
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I got this Sieko for my birthday. It's huge but I have an 8-1/2 inch wrist. I don't know if it has a name but the watchseek guys call it the Ceasar because it's similar in look and features to the CSAR but it's quartz and costs a tenth of the Marathon.

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I got this Sieko for my birthday. It's huge but I have an 8-1/2 inch wrist. I don't know if it has a name but the watchseek guys call it the Ceasar because it's similar in look and features to the CSAR but it's quartz and costs a tenth of the Marathon.

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That DOES look like the CSAR Nice!

Love my Seiko SNM035 LandMonster, wear it all the time.

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Coincidentally, I pulled the trigger on this Orient CEM65001M Mako a few minutes ago:

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You'll like it, I have a Yellow Mako and a Blue Mako XL and they're both great timepieces. Hopefully you used one of the 49% off + free watch coupon codes.

My Mako XL is absurdly accurate; +2/month based on my particular usage. My Mako is -2/day which is still really good.
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The case and band are heavy and appear well made. It's also easy to read. I guess if I'm wrong on this the watch ballers will set me straight.
The Orange Monster is a perfect example of one of the best bang for the buck watches out there. I can't get into the looks of them but any real watch guy appreciates them for what they are. I'm sure it will serve you well.
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You'll like it, I have a Yellow Mako and a Blue Mako XL and they're both great timepieces. Hopefully you used one of the 49% off + free watch coupon codes.

My Mako XL is absurdly accurate; +2/month based on my particular usage. My Mako is -2/day which is still really good.
I'm on the mailing list so I used the 49% off code.

I have one Orient quartz and a couple Orient automatics. For the automatics, right out of the box one loses about 9 secs/month. The other gains about 5 secs/month.

Considering that COSC standards are +6/-4 secs/day, this is amazing accuracy.
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Do you alternate arms or is your left arm a lot bigger than your right......? It's feckkin huge! Or you have child wrists..........
That's not my arm, just a pic I found of the watch.

It's only 42mm FYI.
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