That's neat. A 2 to 3 day movement is impressive, anything that can do that has to be specially designed.I just fixed a wind-up watch that I bought off of a street vendor in St Petersburg Russia back in 1995.
It quit working about 5 years ago. Since it's a winder, I never popped the back off of it. I did that this weekend. I gave the flywheel a nudge and a gentle shot of compressed air and it took off running.
So cool! It's almost a sweep second hand, and will run for 2 or 3 days on a single wind.
For $15 bucks, I'm impressed. I was hoping that it would last a year before it fell apart. It lasted close to 20 before it stopped.If I would have opened it up back then, I'm guessing that it would have kept going.That's neat. A 2 to 3 day movement is impressive, anything that can do that has to be specially designed.
Now we're talking! That's the type of watch I've recommended to people who want advice on inexpensive watches. Good choice.Welp, I've just added my 5th watch of 2019:
LUME JUNKIES REJOICE!!!
It's pretty cheap and not hand-winding or hacking but man, look at that lume!
I got a racing type leather band to go with it too. I know that doesn't really fit with a diver but leather in general doesn't go with divers. I figured if I'm already going to go leather who cares if it has those upper band holes. I think it will look cool. And it's an EACHE band...by far my favorite cheap strap maker on Amazon these days. I currently have 3 of their straps and LOVE 2 of them...the third not so much but I also don't really like the watch it's on either (the baby Seiko snow monster).
Also, I have so many watches now I needed to get a second watch box. I like the cheap one I have so I got another. I recently added the 3 watches I got my Dad over the years to my collection so I need more room. I figure I'll use one box for Casio and the other for everything else, which is really just Orient and Seiko + 2 Timex and a Citizen from the old man.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this lume in person!
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This is a good point. The 1st pic is the movement in an actual watch, but the 2nd is just the movement, so depending on what size case it goes into, it'll probably have a spacer too.I think that’s a small movement. Look how long the stem is. I think the plastic part you see is the same as the upper picture, but the upper has a space around it.
Don’t worry about the guts if you can’t see them.
I think that’s a small movement.
You guys are killing me. I figured that stem was not fully inserted or exaggerated for show seeing how the crown is just pink plastic.This is a good point.
I like how I know if I open one of my Casios the movement will span the entire case spare the "G-Shock" spacer around the very edges and the rubber membrane that allows it to "float" instead of being exposed to the caseback.I can understand that as a watch guy, you'd want to see what the innards look like. And I agree that there's something undesirable about putting a little movement in a big case.
Unless we start talking about my grail watch, the Grand Seiko Sport:in general, there's not much to look at, in a battery-powered quartz movement.
I can say very honestly I won't be able to. I've actually thought of buying a caseback removal kit to see what it looks like and then returning it if it's tiny.Relax and enjoy the watch! If it had a glass back, I'd say differently.