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  1. Cspirou

    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    I bought my wife a Citizen ecodrive for her birthday last year. She was looking for something where she didn’t need to change the battery all the time and white and this satisfied those requirements fine.

    At full charge it should be able to keep time for several months if kept in total darkness. On low charge it lets you know by shifting the second hand 2 seconds instead of 1 second, but that hasn’t happened yet.

    I like the build quality and it’s pretty accurate. My G-Shock is off by 20 seconds per month while the Citizen is only 4-5 seconds a month. The last time I set it was for daylight savings at the end of March and it’s currently 9 seconds ahead of the time server I use for reference.

    I’m looking at Seiko watches currently but wasn’t aware of QC issues. I know they recently had a Street Fighter series which was nice. Especially Chun-Li

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    I bought one for mine, on one of my trips to London, five or six years ago. They are not all expensive, especially if a sale is on.

    She took it to the shop for a new battery. Even I had completely forgotten that it was solar charged! The shop man said, we can change the battery, but they are expensive: just keep it under a lamp for a few days. That worked.
     
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    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    Apparently the battery doesn’t need to be replaced for 9 years. 5 years is too soon for sure
     
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    That's good to know. We had actually forgotten the whole USP of the thing!
     
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    Was on my shortlist. When I go watch-hunting I take my time.

    The issue is that mail services in NL are no longer as reliable as they once were (pre-2020). Thus eating the customs fee/taxes is okay, but dealing with lousy mail/package delivery is not.

    I know certain Japanese products are of such high quality that they are worth it if they meet your exact specifications
    (audio, photography, watches, manga, cinema etcetera).
     
  6. Cspirou

    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    Why I wasn't tagged on that watch?
     
  8. Cspirou

    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    i came across this gadget

    https://ganance.com/

    It basically adds smartwatch features to your traditional watch
     
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    At hampton Court Palace. This would have been much more apropo if I was wearing a Tudor...
     

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