Seiko DressKX

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Re: Seiko DressKX

Post by bedlam » April 18th 2024, 5:14pm

bbattle wrote:
April 18th 2024, 4:17pm
Can't go wrong with a Seiko.

Unless you get one where the indices don't line up with the seconds hand. Then all hell breaks loose. over and over.
You can pop the back off and take the body out and and adjust the hand manually...literally only takes a minute to do.

IRL there is no application where it matters other than dealing with the OCD that should have been sorted rather than fed over the years ;-)
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Re: Seiko DressKX

Post by WIStful » April 18th 2024, 8:48pm

The DressKX wears small. On the left is Citizen NB1060 at 38.2 case diameter, Modded SRPE55 on right at case diameter of 39.8. Both are similar thickness.

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Re: Seiko DressKX

Post by jason_recliner » April 18th 2024, 8:57pm

bbattle wrote:
April 18th 2024, 4:17pm
Can't go wrong with a Seiko.

Unless you get one where the indices don't line up with the seconds hand. Then all hell breaks loose. over and over.
Seiko do this intentionally, same as the misaligned bezels. It's a comment on the perfect and natural imperfection of mechanical time-keeping, the Japanese adage of Timei Timeii. If you want to know the actual time, get a quartz. Or use your phone. Seiko doesn't even want to make watches.
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Re: Seiko DressKX

Post by WIStful » April 18th 2024, 10:43pm

Agree. Watches, especially mechanical ines, are about as critically important now as cufflinks.

That is why WIS controversies are so bitter because, like academic ones, the stakes are so small.
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Re: Seiko DressKX

Post by WIStful » April 19th 2024, 9:01am

jason_recliner wrote:
April 18th 2024, 8:57pm
bbattle wrote:
April 18th 2024, 4:17pm
Can't go wrong with a Seiko.

Unless you get one where the indices don't line up with the seconds hand. Then all hell breaks loose. over and over.
Seiko do this intentionally, same as the misaligned bezels. It's a comment on the perfect and natural imperfection of mechanical time-keeping, the Japanese adage of Timei Timeii.
You may be on to something. Wikipedia sez Rolex and Seiko are the only vertically integrated watch companies in that they can design and manufacture every single component in their watches.

That is a lot of precision manufacturing across a wide array of things, fasteners, springs, electronics, crystals, plating, on and on, and for millions of units a year, and cheaply and reliably.

But not bezel, chapter ring alignment issues? I have wondered wtf about that over the years, even two guy internet watch shops get this right.

That it is so simple, so consistent, so visible, and absolutely non-functional does suggest it isn't an accident.
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