Any Seiko enablers available?

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Any Seiko enablers available?

Post by mrneddles » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:11 am

I have been online dating the Seiko Brightz SAGA067 model. My alma mater is Northwestern University, so I like having a royal purple dial in the box. These JDM models cost a pretty penny, but at 40mm and low profile, I know I would wear the shit out of it. Thoughts?

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Re: Any Seiko enablers available?

Post by conjurer » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:41 am

A very beautiful watch (when you start looking at the Watch-Tanaka video horology porn, you're pretty much lost.) The Brightz line is superbly made, from what I understand, but at around a grand, that's a lot of money to spend on what you can easily get with a far less expensive Citizen.

If you spring for one, make sure it's calibrated to pick up the radio signal from the US station. I've heard that not all of them are (some supposedly only pick up the Chinese and Japanese stations.)
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Post by mrneddles » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:22 am

conjurer wrote:
If you spring for one, make sure it's calibrated to pick up the radio signal from the US station. I've heard that not all of them are (some supposedly only pick up the Chinese and Japanese stations.)

Great to know. I am sourcing it through Higuchi, so will check with them to see if they can answer the question.
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Re: Any Seiko enablers available?

Post by Ocean » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:36 am

mrneddles wrote:
conjurer wrote:
If you spring for one, make sure it's calibrated to pick up the radio signal from the US station. I've heard that not all of them are (some supposedly only pick up the Chinese and Japanese stations.)

Great to know. I am sourcing it through Higuchi, so will check with them to see if they can answer the question.

A screw Locke style Crown. 4 screw fixed reverse side pig. Power save function. With 24 hour hands. Stopwatch function (1 / 5-second measurement 60-minute meter). Full auto calendar function (up to December 31, 2099). Electric wave repair capability (a standard frequency broadcast of Japan is received). Automatic reception function . Compulsive reception function . Receiving result display function . Time difference repair capability . Zero bight needle location automatic repair capability . With Tachymeter.
That was from Seiko-fan .com


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Re: Any Seiko enablers available?

Post by mrneddles » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:42 am

mrneddles wrote:
conjurer wrote:
If you spring for one, make sure it's calibrated to pick up the radio signal from the US station. I've heard that not all of them are (some supposedly only pick up the Chinese and Japanese stations.)

Great to know. I am sourcing it through Higuchi, so will check with them to see if they can answer the question.

Well big thanks to Conjurer! Got my reply from Higuchi:
Dear Sir,.

This line only work with japan signal,

If you use inUSA,
It is regular quartz watch,

regards
katsu


Has certainly cooled my enthusiasm. Still a nice looking watch, but has fallen off my short list.
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