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Excellent, as expected....
on August 29, 2012
Received the watch on Aug 21-2012 after ordered Aug 11-2012.
10 days in transit.
I have over two dozen watches in my collection, everything from
Timex to Rolex. This watch has rapidly become my favourite. I have
bought some watches from Amazon.com, but it is sometimes easier for
me in Canada to import Asian watches directly from Asia. I have had
100% positive experiences with Amazon, but elected to buy this watch
from an Asian dealer.
Very attractive. Movement is a 7s36c, 23j, double action auto-winder.
Excellent lume. Lasts all night. Nylon canvas bracelet is very
comfortable, makes this large watch feel light weight, and should
last well. White hands and markers are large and very easy to
read against the dark green dial.
This is my second Seiko 5, and so far it is exceptionally accurate
for a mechanical auto-winder. I have been wearing it since I received
it, and it has been +- 4s/d, and is presently 5 seconds ahead
after 8 days. Seiko 5's have a reputation for slowing down a bit
after the first month or two, so I may want to regulate it later
on, but for now, it is excellent.
This is supposed to be a non-hacking movement, but you can cheat and
"back hack" it, and set it to the exact second with a little practice.
Put a little reverse rotation tension on the crown, in time setting
mode, and the second hand stops. Some "experts" say it's not good
for the mechanism, some say harmless. Your choice.
Watches are always a matter of individual taste, but quality for
dollar value makes this Seiko hard to beat !