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5.0 out of 5 stars Makes an impression and tells time, too!, November 10, 2006
This review is from: Seiko Men's SKX779 "Black Monster" Automatic Dive Stainless steel Watch (Watch)
I must confess that I bought this watch for two reasons -- one practical and the other...emotional. On the practical side, I need a tough watch that can take everything I can throw at it while kayaking, mountain biking, doing yard work and any other activity, and this watch has stood up well. It cost half of what my Seiko Perpectual Calendar did, weighs less, is 100 percent stainless steel (no irreplacable plastic/rubber parts like the Perpetual Calendar has). Because the Black Monster is a self-winding mechanical watch it is not as accurate as my battery-powered Perpetual Calendar. However, the Black Monster won't need to be sent in for service every three years to have the battery replaced. Now, the emotional reason for purchasing this watch. I'm not a flashy guy but I like the way a quality watch turns people's heads. I've had people wearing a Rolex eye my watch enviously, then work up the nerve to ask me what it is. When I tell them "a Seiko diving watch" it starts a conversation about the active lifestyle I lead and the fact that, unlike a $5,000 Rolex (which I believe most people own purely as a status symbol), I'm willing to wear my Seiko all the time and not worry constantly about damaging it. Attractive, practical, functional, well-made sums it up.
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Initial post: Nov 29, 2006, 5:58:52 AM PST
One can wear a Rolex anywhere. I don't see how you would exclude a Rolex from one's active lifestyle. Most Rolexes are built like tanks. What are you talking about.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2006, 3:05:52 PM PST
twofourseven says:
Sure a Rolex can go anywhere. You know that, I know that. But most of the people I've met who wear Rolexes are afraid to get them wet, dirty, etc. For them, it's a status symbol, not a timepiece.
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