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On the Wrist TUESDAY, 11 July 2017

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:40 pm
by Mortuus
The SKA373, from SEIKO, one of their most unusual timepieces to date, a love-it-or-hate-it watch with no middle ground. Its design is very similar to the Hamilton Ventura, which was the first of these highly unusual "triangle"-style (AKA 'asymmetrical') watches that began to show up in the late 1950's. This watch features Seiko's somewhat controversial "Kinetic" movement that uses arm motion to store up energy over long periods, even up to a year, according to all the available Seiko literature.

(Interestingly, the watch cannot be wound in the normal sense, and to get a reasonable charge built up, it requires about 20 minutes of shaking, using a rather, well, obscene gesture, so it's recommended that the wearer do this in the privacy of his or her home so that no one gets the wrong idea...)


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Re: On the Wrist TUESDAY, 11 July 2017

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:43 pm
by Artman
I never knew Seiko made such a cool looking watch!

Re: On the Wrist TUESDAY, 11 July 2017

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:46 pm
by Artman
This ol' thang.
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Re: On the Wrist TUESDAY, 11 July 2017

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:21 am
by NorthCountry
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Re: On the Wrist TUESDAY, 11 July 2017

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:16 am
by Mortuus
Artman wrote:This ol' thang.
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Oh, man, I LIKE that 'ol thang... 8)

Re: On the Wrist TUESDAY, 11 July 2017

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:24 am
by Mortuus
Artman wrote:I never knew Seiko made such a cool looking watch!

Thanks, Arty; here's a pic of the six models that make up the Seiko "asymmetrical" line, and yes, I have ALL six of them, as can be seen in the 2nd pic...Jeez, I'm soooo mentally ill, aren't I?

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Re: On the Wrist TUESDAY, 11 July 2017

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:40 am
by NorthCountry
Nah, you aren't suffering mental illness. On the contrary, you seem to rather enjoy it. Truth told so do I.

Re: On the Wrist TUESDAY, 11 July 2017

PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:45 pm
by Artman
Dammit NC now I want a yellow watch! And Mort I'm in awe of your collection, although now I do remember you posting that photo in WL awhile ago.