J. Springs

J. Springs

Postby svaglic » March 30th 2016 8:28pm

I was looking for a cheap dive watch with orange, blue or yellow. I actually saw some older J.Springs, a yellow and a blue, but they were out of production. I found a place in Germany that sold them, but they added on a 19% fee of some sort to order them. So, I ordered this one from Long Island Watch. I would have rather had a quarter orange bezel, but I didn't think it was too bad and I liked dial and indices. After reading about J.Springs being a sub brand of Seiko, I really wanted to try one.

43mm diameter and 13mm thick, an acceptable size on a dive watch for me. Mineral crystal, stainless steel case and a 60 click unidirectional bezel that is easy to grasp and won't get knocked off mark easily. The movement is a Y676, I read that it is the Seiko 5 7s26 movement. I like the dial, I'm not sure if it is oil pressed or what.
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Here is a wrist shot, no over hang and not too high. The lugs angle down, so it helps for a good fit.
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No signed crown, but at this price point of $119.00 who can complain. You can see the lug curve and the profile not being too tall.
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A shot of the back
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The bracelet is solid link and polished. It feels like most seiko 5 bracelets, nothing to brag about, but workable.
I just got it, so I don't know how it keeps time yet. I actually like it, it is better than I was expecting. It is machined better than some Deep Blues I have had. It is put together well, I'd say Seiko 5 or Orient quality. The lume sucks, just plain sucks, but I'm not a big lume person so it doesn't matter to me.
I just may look into getting the other divers from the German site again, plus they have some world timers I like.
Long Island Watch is a great place to buy from. Super fast shipping.
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Re: J. Springs

Postby Mortuus » April 1st 2016 2:37pm

I really like the look of that one, Allison; orange and black are truly a superb combination. It's funny how familiar those Seiko movements -- particularly the rotors -- have become in the couple of years since they released the N35H, which has become the standard go-to for Invicta and Croton divers, supplanting most of their long-standing Miyota counterparts . 'Master' Wing was all-in with them as the final Android releases came out; should be interesting to see if his gnu brand -- Aragon? Arrogant? Tarragon? Tarkenton? -- starts using them as standard equipment. Here's a couple of pictures of my lone (Casio) Edifice diver, with a similar movement & coloring...

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Anyhow, many thanks for the excellent intro to the J. Springs brand. I'm eagerly looking forward to hearing how it works out for you. Enjoy it, ma'am! 8)
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Re: J. Springs

Postby kahuna74 » April 2nd 2016 8:40am

I like that one Allison. I would love to see the orange and yello ones. Very good Seiko movement, I feel.
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Re: J. Springs

Postby JAS1125 » April 5th 2016 7:20pm

kahuna74 wrote:I like that one Allison. I would love to see the orange and yello ones. Very good Seiko movement, I feel.


Crappy pics but you get the idea for the orange

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