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Thread: Quartz and sapphire and reliable and cheap: possible??

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    Quartz and sapphire and reliable and cheap: possible??

    I was talking to a friend yesterday whose quartz Seiko 7n42-8070 is getting battered.



    Esp that crystal. He paid 80 for it back in the day and though seemingly discontinued I found one online for 55.

    Keeping to this style and roughly to this size (37mm) how much more would an equivalent with sapphire be? Would like to give him an option if I can.
    Last edited by Der Amf; Jun 25, 2015 at 09:21 AM.

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    You could always remove the hardlex crystal, measure it (or work out the size via the seiko part number) and order a sapphire crystal from one of the many suppliers.
    Yobokies might stock one.

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    well h samuels has got a sale on so for 50 get's you a nice boluva field like this

    it not identical but it is a nice variable on the theme
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    That Bulova is only 3atm unfortunately, and I think he needs more than that for what he's been putting that Seiko through. tbh I think he needs 10atm

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    shame but yeah more a looks nice but I would not use it for an every day on to be honest thinking about it yeah I would go for another one they are the best really for every day I use this one quite a bit as a beater think you get one free post for a shade under 50
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    Isnt that an auto?

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    not sure now but think so


    yes it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Isnt that an auto?
    if you state the specs you was thinking it might jog our memoirs to something
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    5atm or better
    Sapphire
    Around 37mm
    Quartz
    Typical military styling
    Canvas strap ideal but not essential

    I know whatever it is will be more than the Seikos 55

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    5atm or better
    Sapphire
    Around 37mm
    Quartz
    Typical military styling
    Canvas strap ideal but not essential

    I know whatever it is will be more than the Seikos 55
    does he like vintage ?

    military 70's Timex comes to mind but not sure the specs meet up ?


    hows this for a bit of fun

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Milit...620164507.html
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