This can't be right

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itfc1959
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This can't be right

Post by itfc1959 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:18 am

Last month my two boys (4 and 2) bought me a watch from eBay. The GLW made me choose one from a dodgy eBay site, and I chose this one: This is the publicity shot.

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The original source is here, with the specs: it's the white dial.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-KS-Mens-Classic-Automatic-Mechanical-Date-Day-Leather-Strap-Wrist-Watch-/170862528975?pt=UK_Jewelery_Watches_Watches_MensWatches_GL&var=&hash=item27c83349cf

I stuck a half decent strap on it, and it now looks more than respectable, IMHO, of course. And all the dials work as advertised, which came as some surprise.

I've been wearing it quite a bit, as it keeps them and Lady ITFC happy to see it on my wrist.

Well, here's the thing. I've been running my own little tests on it and I'll say one thing for the little blighter, at least it's consistent. This is what I've found: 30 hour power reserve, accurate to -5 secs over 24 hours. For a watch that basically cost pence, I think that's remarkable.

Is this unusual?
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Re: This can't be right

Post by mrneddles » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:26 am

Remarkable that a complicated automatic movement in such an inexpensive watch is working? I guess yes. It is funny how we have become so accustomed to things not living up to expectations, that when they do, we are surprised and think something is wrong.
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Re: This can't be right

Post by Ocean » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:45 pm

My only thinking is take care when washing hands.
this line here scares me.
5. Water resistant up to 3 ATM (Not suitable for swimming, diving, shower etc.)
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Re: This can't be right

Post by temerityb » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:34 pm

Ocean wrote:My only thinking is take care when washing hands.
this line here scares me.
5. Water resistant up to 3 ATM (Not suitable for swimming, diving, shower etc.)

That eBay page is a real hoot.

But isn't it amazing that sometimes the watches we expect the least from deliver the best. Small secret: One of my favorite beater yet tough watches originally cost me about $35 US, and it's a great go-to piece for workdays and/or bumming around, and I'd have to say it's now a sentimental favorite. And hey - someone gifted you a watch? Consider yourself blessed.
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Re: This can't be right

Post by itfc1959 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:56 pm

Ocean wrote:My only thinking is take care when washing hands.
this line here scares me.
5. Water resistant up to 3 ATM (Not suitable for swimming, diving, shower etc.)

Indeed, and exactly. This watch is extremely hydrophobic!
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