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Built like an outhouse.,
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Years ago as a combat engineer I found that I was going through a new watch once a month. The thing is I tended (like the rest) to purchase a very popular Japanese brand. However their plastic parts couldn't take the strain of bridge building . I bought those built for extreme conditions, those with metal bars and those with metal bracelets and every month saw me back at the local jewellers opening my wallet.
During a posting to Belize ,I spent a little more cash in which to buy a watch which would (hopefully) last my tour. It lasted a week. A visit to the NAAFI and they had two watches on sale. The Sekio and a cheap plastic watch. I bought the Sekio and it lasted me over 14 years.
I've since replaced it with the above watch and out of a collection of Chris Ward watches and a Tag, I find myself wearing this the most. Why? Because it is the most comfortable watch going, it never lets me down and it must be made by people who drink Irn-Bru. (Made from girders)
The watch is a little on the heavy side, but that is simply due to its construction. The weakest part is the strap. Oh the Sekio strap is a lot better than it used to be, but if anything is to fail on the watch it will be the strap but then I've gotten 3 years out of wearing mine day in day out. I replaced mine with one from the Strap shop (Cheaper than the high street)
In order to change the date and time on this watch you just turn the knob in opposite directions. (I know I should have read the booklet) Better you know now rather than spend ages trying to find the right notch.
Finally a tip for anybody who does purchase this watch, if it starts to slow down, (Usually after a few years) take it to the local watch jewellers and ask them for a service. It's amazing how a drop of oil works wonders.as I mentioned, I own a number of very nice watches , watches which cost a lot more than this one, but this is the one I always wear. That says everything to me.
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Initial post: 24 Mar 2012 00:29:21 GMT
Thank you for a lovely review. Its a joy to read the history of the owner aswell! :)
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2013 07:56:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jun 2013 07:58:14 BDT
I also have owned one of these since the early 1990s and also work in construction around the world, mostly middle East. This watch is bomb proof. The face never scratches, it keeps time and can easily be changed when changing time zones. I also have to replace the strap every few years, but the first one was much more robust and lasted me for more than ten years. When it wears out I will buy another. Funnily enough my dress watch is also a Tag and that also I bought in the early 1990S
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2013 13:49:08 BDT
F. Patel says:
Thanks for that, I've since moved onto the Chris Ward C60 Trident (Ok a little more expensive, but I can afford it), however and a big however I have treated myself to the Kinetic version of the Seiko divers watch for when I go out mountain biking, most impressed. (SKA427P2) Took me a while to get it fully charged but most impressed.
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