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Posted: 8/13/2005 10:57:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 11:13:55 PM EDT by repub18]
can anyone recommend a good reputible online source for a Seiko Kinetic Titanium watch?


I can get one locally for around $300 OTD
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 11:03:02 PM EDT
I would try Princeton Watches . Its where I got my Seiko Auto-Kinetic Watch a few years ago at a very reasonable price
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 11:13:21 PM EDT
I was looking at this one www.princetonwatches.com/shop/SKH681.asp on their site, but I did not know about their rep.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 11:57:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By repub18:
I was looking at this one www.princetonwatches.com/shop/SKH681.asp on their site, but I did not know about their rep.



In my experince they were really good. I can't quite remember how long it took them to ship, but the product was delivered and I haven't had a problem since. I recommend them.

The only bad thing about the titanium watches is the pins that hold the band together start to slip after a few years. I've had mine for about 4 years now, and the pins have a tendancy to slip through every once and awhile. Its not a real problem, but it can be irritating. Can't comment on the stainless steel, but titanium is the way to go IMO.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:28:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 3:29:46 AM EDT by Hipster]
Inventory Adjusters is a great store in Phoenix. Best prices I've found anywhere. I bought a watch at their brick & mortar store but they mainly sell online.

They have that Seiko listed at $ 190.00:
www.inventoryadjusters.com/storefrontprofiles/DeluxeSFItemDetail.aspx?sid=1&sfid=48265&c=0&i=34750856
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:05:14 PM EDT

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:10:04 PM EDT
Check Ebay, and be guided by the seller's feedback. I've always done well there.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:22:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 556A2:

Originally Posted By repub18:
I was looking at this one www.princetonwatches.com/shop/SKH681.asp on their site, but I did not know about their rep.



In my experince they were really good. I can't quite remember how long it took them to ship, but the product was delivered and I haven't had a problem since. I recommend them.

The only bad thing about the titanium watches is the pins that hold the band together start to slip after a few years. I've had mine for about 4 years now, and the pins have a tendancy to slip through every once and awhile. Its not a real problem, but it can be irritating. Can't comment on the stainless steel, but titanium is the way to go IMO.



I bought a watch from them about a year ago. I believe they had overnight shipping for maybe $10-15 and I had it the next day. Great service.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:27:14 PM EDT
Last one I had I broke within days of wearing
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:31:27 PM EDT
try ebay, lots of models to choose from.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:32:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 556A2:
I would try Princeton Watches . Its where I got my Seiko Auto-Kinetic Watch a few years ago at a very reasonable price



There prices are very good.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:34:59 PM EDT
You do know that by purchasing a Japanese watch you're just contributing to the downfall of America don't you?
Are you in favor of trade deficits?
Do you like sending our money overseas to the detriment of your fellow countrymen?
Why aren't you buying one that's made in the USA?


(sorry I was just reading one of those "Which truck should I buy?" threads and wondering why this kind of responns never seems to come up in other non-US made product threads.)
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:58:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Observer:
You do know that by purchasing a Japanese watch you're just contributing to the downfall of America don't you?
Are you in favor of trade deficits?
Do you like sending our money overseas to the detriment of your fellow countrymen?
Why aren't you buying one that's made in the USA?


(sorry I was just reading one of those "Which truck should I buy?" threads and wondering why this kind of responns never seems to come up in other non-US made product threads.)



I wear a swiss watch.. Is that bad?
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:25:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Observer:
You do know that by purchasing a Japanese watch you're just contributing to the downfall of America don't you?
Are you in favor of trade deficits?
Do you like sending our money overseas to the detriment of your fellow countrymen?
Why aren't you buying one that's made in the USA?



Are there any US made watches?

The Marathon TSAR is made in North america (Canada).
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:28:48 PM EDT
I've bought from this guy in malaysia:

www.roachman.com

Good if you're looking for models that aren't usually sold in the USA.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:34:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Are there any US made watches?



RGM Watches - Made in Mount Joy, PA:
www.rgmwatches.com/
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:48:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Are there any US made watches?

The Marathon TSAR is made in North america (Canada).



There's a guy in Montana that makes watches. Peter Fonda likes them and is in their ads, but to me they're a little too much on the homely side.

The Seiko watches are nice, and Princeton actually has a relationship with Seiko. There shouldn't be any issues with warranty work, even on their Japanese only models (listed as US Exclusive Model on their site) like the Orange Monster (Model SKX781 and derivatives).

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 6:13:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 6:14:13 AM EDT by lloydrover]
I've had good experiences with www.skywatches.com.sg/Purchases are actually from his ebay site.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:35:31 AM EDT
I think I've got it.

Bluedial.com Seiko Titanium Kinetic

$250 includes free UPS 2-day shipping and free sizing of the watchband.

I have used Bluedial before and they are top notch.

I have no affiliation with Bluedial.com or Seiko.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:32:49 AM EDT
I bought my last Seiko on Ebay, but I can't remember the seller. It shipped from Hong Kong, which really made me pause. However, the seller had a few thousand postive feedback, so I took a chance.
Took a little over a week for shipping, but it was a helluva deal!
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 4:58:04 PM EDT
Order placed at Bluedial.com

Thanks for the info everyone.
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