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November 18, 2012



all in one.



That's pretty funny, cde.

Jeff, nice watch although I'm a bit leery of titanium - I like to feel a bit of heft with my watches. But as much as I love the SKA425, it isn't giving me that classy all-black watch feel that I want to get, so I'll be questing...


Here's another all black one we have discussed: http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-CA0307-51H-Sport-Eco-Drive-Chronograph/dp/B006D0UGL4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2ZHBHTI3RIMWF&coliid=I19TXQ13J8D5YV


Yeah,, I love that one - and it is more like $250 on Ebay, by the way. The question is whether I love it twice as much as the AN-3409, which is really nice although not quite as nice.


I'm at the point in which I'm going to stay away from quartz unless they're solar. I just have too many watches that will need battery changes. I like the titanium one featured here but I'd like to see it in person first.


My oldest watch is about six years and I haven't needed to change the battery. Plus, aren't they less than five bucks?

But I do prefer solar/eco-drive/kinetic purely from an aesthetic perspective.


For me, battery replacement is a problem because of the potential of damage being caused to the movement by an unskilled worker. I have been faced with expensive repair bills in the past because of this. I've been wearing the watch on my wrist now for fourteen years or so; i'm sure these quartz movements would last forever if not for misuse and poor maintenance.


Good point. Thankfully, I have a good watch service, but hacks can ruin a watch, for sure.


Of particular concern are gaskets that maintain water resist integrity. Hacks have no idea how to protect the gasket and reseat. You can end up with "sweat" or condensation inside the watch as a result, if a butcher changes the battery.

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