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islander isl 50 incoming

Post by majt » January 31st 2022, 10:58am

Ordered the islander isl 50. I have had 2 skx's in the past but due to the seiko quality control I got rid of them. Issues like dust and dirt on the dial, chapter ring out of alignment, the crown rubbing against the guards to name a few. But for me ,the xkx case is the perfect size shape and feel while on the wrist . So here we go again with Marc's take on the skx as a hommage piece.
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Post by koimaster » January 31st 2022, 11:40am

Good looking watch. I agree about the issues in regards to Seiko. In the past few years they seem to have outsourced QC to elves in Nambia.
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Post by majt » February 8th 2022, 7:55pm

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Islander arrived and first impressions are great. Overall the Islander checks all the boxes that the skx did not, IMHO. Pics to follow. For me the skx like case that Islander provides ,is the perfect size and comfort for me without the quality control issues of a seiko.

Thats a shitty pic but I'll get it sorted.
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Re: islander isl 50 incoming

Post by jason_recliner » February 8th 2022, 10:46pm

koimaster wrote:
January 31st 2022, 11:40am
Good looking watch. I agree about the issues in regards to Seiko. In the past few years they seem to have outsourced QC to elves in Nambia.
That's racist! Pretty sure Namibian elves could align a chapter ring.
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Post by Nuvolari » February 8th 2022, 10:55pm

Good looking Watch, I’ve always like the 4-o’clock crown.

I’ve never had an issue with any Seiko that I didn’t create. I’ve jacked up a few in modifying them - but a few have also been successful. I still have about a dozen or so - no complaints.
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Post by svaglic » February 9th 2022, 5:15am

Nice looking watch. I’ve had my eye on a good priced used isl 89. I’m in my scouring reviews mode right now.
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Is your islander heavy? That’s my main concern about them, I don’t like heavy watches.
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Re: islander isl 50 incoming

Post by bbattle » February 9th 2022, 1:52pm

I have been pleased enough with my Islander that I gave my SKX007 to my grandson-in-law(he really likes the orange dial).

The only trouble I have had with the Islander is one of the pins on the bracelet came out. I had a replacement and it has not caused any trouble.

Great watch for the price.
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Re: islander isl 50 incoming

Post by majt » February 9th 2022, 2:04pm

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I really like this watch. Running 2 +sec but will know more in a month when it loosens up. I see this as my daily and I'm taken with Marc's field watch offering.
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Post by 3Flushes » February 11th 2022, 3:37am

Nuvolari wrote:
February 8th 2022, 10:55pm
Good looking Watch, I’ve always like the 4-o’clock crown.

I’ve never had an issue with any Seiko that I didn’t create. I’ve jacked up a few in modifying them - but a few have also been successful. I still have about a dozen or so - no complaints.
Were any of them produced outside of Japan? If so, that's a pretty good run.
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Re: islander isl 50 incoming

Post by Thunder1 » February 11th 2022, 5:17am

Many a Watch God are raising their ale filled gourds in salute to your fine ass pick up..they all give it 2 spears up!!..
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