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by CoolieND
20 Jul 2013 19:52
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: What's your latest buy! (Hoot thread)
Replies: 1245
Views: 66605

Re: What's your latest buy! (Hoot thread)

ruzmidah wrote:Finally, its here... =D

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enjoy it! great watch, this, and completely underrated.
by CoolieND
19 Jul 2013 09:33
Forum: Seiko, Orient, Citizen, Casio
Topic: Orient watch repairs/servicing at big time watches
Replies: 22
Views: 1322

Re: Orient watch repairs/servicing at big time watches

They had to send my OS300 back to Japan for servicing due to the crown being unable to push back in. Took a little while, but overall was satisfied with the service. Here's an old thread on BT and servicing, may have been some bad, but mostly good. Overall, think there is no reason to worry. (Btw, B...
by CoolieND
16 Jul 2013 21:15
Forum: Seiko, Orient, Citizen, Casio
Topic: Yobokies' Black DLC Sardine Shroud
Replies: 61
Views: 18760

Re: Yobokies' Black DLC Sardine Shroud

Now need to change the bezel.... and then..... and then..... :twisted:
by CoolieND
16 Jul 2013 21:14
Forum: Seiko, Orient, Citizen, Casio
Topic: japan made/other country made seiko, difference/advantages
Replies: 33
Views: 1090

Re: japan made/other country made seiko, difference/advantag

Ah, agreed it's an academic discussion only, as said before, very likely no difference in quality. Still, hypothesizing is fun. :P
by CoolieND
16 Jul 2013 10:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any bros here bought watches from Rakuten??
Replies: 23
Views: 1328

Re: Any bros here bought watches from Rakuten??

Just make sure If you are trying to buy directly from Rakuten that you read the Store Info page for the respective seller first to see if they are indeed able to 1) process your payment and 2) ship the item overseas.

Good luck finding your new watch!
by CoolieND
16 Jul 2013 08:03
Forum: Seiko, Orient, Citizen, Casio
Topic: japan made/other country made seiko, difference/advantages
Replies: 33
Views: 1090

Re: japan made/other country made seiko, difference/advantag

Pure speculation below: Watch enthusiast like us are just a small portion of the market, the mass market segment they are targeting would not be too concerned over J or K or even any random alphabet placed behind so its a case of which version is cheaper/easier for them to bring in to distribute at...
by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 19:03
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: What's your latest buy! (Hoot thread)
Replies: 1245
Views: 66605

Re: What's your latest buy! (Hoot thread)

Doubt it. This is a Calibre 481, hand-wind model with 50hr PR. Not sure if they used it in other watches or not, it's hard to tell with Orient's calibres....
by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 18:36
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: What's your latest buy! (Hoot thread)
Replies: 1245
Views: 66605

Re: What's your latest buy! (Hoot thread)

titan wrote:Image
Beauty of a King Seiko. 5625?
by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 18:33
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: What's your latest buy! (Hoot thread)
Replies: 1245
Views: 66605

Re: What's your latest buy! (Hoot thread)

Got this week:
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by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 18:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any bros here bought watches from Rakuten??
Replies: 23
Views: 1328

Re: Any bros here bought watches from Rakuten??

Yea, Tokeikan always seems to come up on all my global.rakuten.co.jp searches. Never bought from them, though have been thinking about a few...
by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 18:13
Forum: Seiko, Orient, Citizen, Casio
Topic: japan made/other country made seiko, difference/advantages
Replies: 33
Views: 1090

Re: japan made/other country made seiko, difference/advantag

There you go, summarized :grin: Cooliend I'm just being flippant, can't help noticing your caveat tucked neatly in the centre of the wall :grin::grin::grin: Sent from my Nokia 8810 No worries. :P Course, until someone can answer why TS cannot bring in or sell non-JDM MIJ models... can't think of an...
by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 17:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any bros here bought watches from Rakuten??
Replies: 23
Views: 1328

Re: Any bros here bought watches from Rakuten??

Oh. I tot rakuten is a store by itself? Interestg Yea, as Solanum mentioned, Rakuten in Japan is really just a middleman for other stores to sell things. Don't confuse them with Rakuten in the USA, however, which is the former Buy.com that Rakuten Japan bought and rebadged. They do operate more lik...
by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 17:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any bros here bought watches from Rakuten??
Replies: 23
Views: 1328

Re: Any bros here bought watches from Rakuten??

I bot fm rakuten bef and i must say the svc is damn good. The wrapped up in a box so big packed with so much protection i tot.. Wow! The seiko box must be damn big since it,s a ltd edn.. End up the seiko box std size, the rest all huge tubes of plastic air foam thingys :) It'll depend on which spec...
by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 17:09
Forum: Seiko, Orient, Citizen, Casio
Topic: Questions about marine master 300...
Replies: 68
Views: 2915

Re: Questions about marine master 300...

I meant normal srvcg. Nt repair :) shaggy mention must send back to jp to open? Meang i can,t just go k2 or smth fr norm srvcg? I,m intendg to get 1 soonr or ltr but if srvcg needs go back ts or jp then i,d hv to think twice I believe TS sends back Prospex watches to Japan for servicing, as would A...
by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 16:39
Forum: Seiko, Orient, Citizen, Casio
Topic: japan made/other country made seiko, difference/advantages
Replies: 33
Views: 1090

Re: japan made/other country made seiko, difference/advantag

ivan wrote: Bro....
Very long.
Can summarize?
TUNA = Die Die Must Buy? ;)

Essentially:
"Made in Japan" label = X% made in Japan
X% = Depends on country
Question: Can X% be 0 in any country (if made by Japanese company)?
by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 16:34
Forum: Seiko, Orient, Citizen, Casio
Topic: Questions about marine master 300...
Replies: 68
Views: 2915

Re: Questions about marine master 300...

Let me clarify to you bro. My SBDX001, is really brand new. I get it from the Indonesian AD,and rightaway do the transaction (face to face deal) in Singapore with my customers. What you should have known is it is not easy to replace the movement, and infact to replace the movement or to open the ca...
by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 16:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any bros here bought watches from Rakuten??
Replies: 23
Views: 1328

Re: Any bros here bought watches from Rakuten??

Rakuten is just a middle man that informs the shops of your orders + provide them your payment information. End of the day you are dealing with the individual shops directly and sometimes the shops dont speak english at all so communication might be a problem. I have read of cases where products re...
by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 15:41
Forum: Seiko, Orient, Citizen, Casio
Topic: japan made/other country made seiko, difference/advantages
Replies: 33
Views: 1090

Re: japan made/other country made seiko, difference/advantag

The question is why are non-JDM 'Made in Japan' watches not offered by TS, even when such labeling seems to command a premium (for whatever reason)? Instead, most, if not all, seem to feature Arabic / English dials? I believe the same phenomenon is seen in at least America and Europe too. You have t...
by CoolieND
14 Jul 2013 15:22
Forum: Seiko, Orient, Citizen, Casio
Topic: Question... Anyone play Seiko Shogun..
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

Re: Question... Anyone play Seiko Shogun..

Unfortunately, many "seiko" enthusiasts feel that the pricing does not justify the upgrade and as someone said in WUS before but for a comparable Swiss brand, they would willingly fork out anywhere from 2X-4/5X the Shogun price. :( I personally do not have a Shogun because it is not as easily avail...
by CoolieND
04 Jul 2013 20:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 32 watches, 1 BIG case!!
Replies: 65
Views: 2232

Re: 32 watches, 1 BIG case!!

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