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Re: Aviation watches

Postby Pear Head » Tue Mar 24 2009, 11:08

Why not cast aspersions based on watch choice? People buy watches as statments, and with any statement it's not what you say it's what people hear.

Omega - I'm James Bond
Tag Hueur - I'm a racing diver
Rolex - I repair oil rigs
Citizen - I drive a station wagon
Rado - you'll find me at the casino
Vostock - I'll grab you by the Spetznaz
Brietling - My other car is an FA18
Patek Phillipe - Would you like more coke with that?
Casio - Would you like fries with that?
Gucci - I am short fat and italian
Pierre Cardin - I wear turtle necks
Timex - I am five
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Re: Aviation watches

Postby jetty » Wed Mar 25 2009, 03:06

Hello slappers

I have contacted Citizen and they tell me the JW0050-58E you can have CST on the hands and UTC in the digital window all at the sametime.

http://www.citizenwatches.com.au/model/JW0050-58E
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Re: Aviation watches

Postby Uncle Chop Chop » Wed Mar 25 2009, 03:10

Good one Pear Head :D

From that I can denote that I'm driving a station wagon, on the way to flying my (fake) FA18, whilst nibbling on fries!
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Re: Aviation watches

Postby helothere » Thu Mar 26 2009, 04:43

Pear Head wrote:Citizen - I drive a station wagon


Hey! How did you know I drive a station wagon? Of course we all know that the latest model Kingswood is a very desirable station wagon...
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Re: Aviation watches 30min difference to UTC

Postby slapme over and over » Sat Mar 28 2009, 23:44

Hey Guys,

For those of you complaining about the 30 min difference with UTC there is a work around but I never fully investigated it as I don't need it now. Took my watch to a repairer in Adelaide once and he had fixed the hands 30min different to UTC so I had UTC on the digital and local on the analogue.

I beleive there is a function to reset the hands if they go slightly out from the digital numbers. When you do this you deliberately set the minute hand to the 6 and thus thirty minutes out. The watch thinks the hand is at the twelve and now you can both be happy.

Only problem is if you continuously transfer in and out of the NT/SA but for those of you permanently there this will work.

Can't fix the fact that when in Adelaide you must set the date back ten years though!
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Re: Aviation watches

Postby Yakking » Sun Mar 29 2009, 04:46

Guess I work at McDonalds during the week and drive the station wagon on weekends.

Quite entertaining Pear Head.
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Re: Aviation watches

Postby helipan » Sun Mar 29 2009, 10:10

Anyone know of the best - cheapest place to buy a Citizen Skyhawk or Nighthawk
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Re: Aviation watches

Postby Yakking » Sun Mar 29 2009, 12:42

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Re: Aviation watches

Postby helothere » Mon Mar 30 2009, 03:24

What Yakking said, my eco-drive was about $300 in LA.
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Re: Aviation watches

Postby Yakking » Sun Mar 7 2010, 10:49

Well after 8yrs my G-shock is starting to give up the ghost.

Looking at my options. Love my G-shocks, but wouldn't mind a Citizen Skyhawk.

To those who own one, how durable are they? I predominately work in the bush, so it needs to be a fairly strong watch.

Cheers for your feedback.

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Re: Aviation watches

Postby black duck » Sun Mar 7 2010, 11:12

here ya go yak!Image They don't take to kindly to being run over by the station wagon (Kingswood of course!) :D
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Re: Aviation watches

Postby helicopspeeder » Sun Mar 7 2010, 16:01

My 2 cents worth:
Picked up the QANTAS inflight mag and spotted the new (12 months ago) Seiko Coutura in black and gold. It really is a very good looking watch so I figured I gotta get one. Long story short I hunted down a dealer that could supply one and of course the sales person (he says very politically correctly) talked me into buying the matched pair, diamond ladies version for my wife as well thank-you-very-much. With happy heart and empty wallet I sallied forth, Christmas shopping complete and with a great looking new watch. Lasted about 10 months, then the bloody thing stopped and started running backwards, the saphire in the crown fell out and the black started leaching off the case and band. Wife's model started the same caper soon after. Now nearly 3 months later and Seiko still have it, they've sent it back to the shop 3 times without fixing it properly. What they don't tell you is that the warranty is virtually non-existant and there is a minimum 6 week turn-around time for any repairs!
Sounds like I'm having a whinge but they really make a good looking watch and they talk the talk so I'm trying to stop anyone else from making the same mistake I did.
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Re: Aviation watches

Postby Trailing edge » Sun Mar 7 2010, 21:28

Can someone tell me what time it is UTC when I'm in NSW and Micky's big hand is on the 12 and ........................... oh never mind.

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