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January 22, 2013 08:29PM
Hello all,

I just joined the forum and did not see a Newbie section, so I thought I'd post here. I've always loved watches since I inherited my grandfathers Elgin pocket watch when I was 11, and my father gave me a Seiko which he bought on a trip to Japan, at about the same age.

One of the main things I am looking for is a fairly accurate, relatively inexpensive watch. My Seiko was Great! It was of early 1970's vintage and purchased by my dad as a present for passing my open water SCUBA test when I was 10 or 11. Unfortunately, that watch came off of my wrist while preforming an aerial jump in a Ski area. I spent hours walking up and down about 100 yards of the slope looking for it to no avail.

I just bought a LumiNox Diver Professional 8400 in December, (after being thoroughly disappointed with my Invicta purchased 5 years ago), because I had heard that they were a good watch. It does not seem to be the greatest. It has lost about 34" in the last two days, and seems to fluctuate between -15" and - 25" per day. Am I expecting too much, or is this acceptable? Is it possible to find a fairly accurate watch, +/- 30" per week or month for less than $2000.00? Help!

Also, I sent my dad's old Bulova Oceanographer Snorkel Automatic to Bulova for repair about 20 years ago, and they told me they no longer manufactured the part needed to repair the Automatic winding mechanism. Does anyone think it is possible to have it repaired and have a suggestion as to where I could send it?

Thanks in advance for your help, and I look forward to enjoying the forum!


"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances as though they were realities and are often more influenced by things that seem than by those that are"; -- Nicolo Machiavelli
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New Member; Questions, directions...?

1911guy247January 22, 2013 08:29PM

Anyone know of a Good Watch Maker in Phoenix, AZ?

1911guy69January 28, 2013 09:08PM

Too many questions?

1911guy41January 28, 2013 07:58PM

Probably, try one at a time Laughing (n/t)

James T. KirkĀ©63January 28, 2013 08:14PM

Thanks all! Re: New Member; Questions, directions...?

1911guy91January 26, 2013 12:34AM

That quote about "no-one making parts" made me laugh.... URL

BobbyMike70January 28, 2013 11:10PM

Thank you BobbyMike!Thank you! (n/t)

1911guy51January 28, 2013 11:17PM

Welcome to PMWF! 1911guy! laughing (n/t)

cmoy64January 23, 2013 02:46PM

Thanks! smile (n/t)

1911guy59January 26, 2013 12:55AM

Welcome to PMWF! .....

Paul J Costa77January 23, 2013 01:05PM

Re: Welcome to PMWF! .....

1911guy60January 26, 2013 12:54AM

Welcome to PMWF! To PMWF... I agree, a watchmaker should >>

Dave M85January 23, 2013 11:52AM

Re: Welcome to PMWF! To PMWF... I agree, a watchmaker should >>

1911guy79January 26, 2013 12:51AM

Welcome to PMWF! to pmwf, accurate and inexpensive, huh? Gif Attachments

James T. KirkĀ©88January 23, 2013 10:13AM

Thanks! I will check out the Casio. (n/t)

1911guy82January 26, 2013 12:48AM

Welcome to pmwf.Smile

IF74January 23, 2013 07:32AM

Re: Welcome to pmwf.Smile

1911guy74January 26, 2013 12:45AM

Welcome to PMWF! (n/t)

Reto64January 23, 2013 05:59AM

Thanks! (n/t)

1911guy73January 26, 2013 12:47AM

Welcome to PMWF! Smile (n/t)

DanB75January 22, 2013 11:21PM

Thanks! n/t (n/t)

1911guy75January 26, 2013 12:46AM

Welcome to PMWF! and enjoy the PMWF. All the best getting your Bulova fixed. As BobbyMike asked where are you? (n/t)

Mark C.80January 22, 2013 10:38PM

Thank you! I'm in Phoenix, AZ USA. (n/t)

1911guy76January 26, 2013 12:56AM

A competent watchmaker should be able to repair your Bulova....

BobbyMike78January 22, 2013 09:31PM

Re: A competent watchmaker should be able to repair your Bulova....

1911guy78January 26, 2013 12:41AM



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