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The Day Date belonged to a middle aged pawn shop worker. 

I later asked the manageress how I can get a Day Date from them (a pawn shop). She says they normally auction off all the gold, but that watches are very popular with the staff, who would buy them from the employer (the pawn shop). If I would like to buy a watch at staff price from them, I just need to let her know what models I'm looking for and she will let me know if one becomes available. 

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On 10/31/2020 at 3:15 AM, kotmj said:

The Day Date belonged to a middle aged pawn shop worker. 

I later asked the manageress how I can get a Day Date from them (a pawn shop). She says they normally auction off all the gold, but that watches are very popular with the staff, who would buy them from the employer (the pawn shop). If I would like to buy a watch at staff price from them, I just need to let her know what models I'm looking for and she will let me know if one becomes available. 

So procurement of the skydweller is in progress

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I was in Genting. I walked into Tissot to try on the PRX with the waffle dial. Just for fun. One thing led to another, and before I knew what was happening, they were swiping my card for this 36mm Seastar. I thought my mother would like it. But now that I'm wearing it, I am shocked by how beautiful and exquisite it is.

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The quality of design both macro and micro, as well as specification of finishing and materials is higher in these Seastar 1000 quartzes than in any Seiko Prospex.

The entire case has had cosmetic surface finishing. I find the design construction of the various areas of the case to be more mature and refined than Seiko.

The bezel has been machined. Seikos are mostly pressed.

The crystal is double AR coated, which makes everything under it unbelievably clear.

The bracelet has a sophistication of design and manufacturing not far from, say, Tudor. It leaves Seiko in the dust 

The people who designed this completely understand what makes an elegant Swiss dive watch attractive to people, and made sure every aspect of it is present. In particular, it is abundantly sparkly.

It's flat at 1cm thickness. 42mm lug to lug. No protruding link (unlike Rolex). Lightweight.

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I brought my white Tissot Seastar in for warranty service. The salesman tells me all service work for the Swatch group is centralised: Omega, Longines, Tissot etc are all serviced in the same facility. Therefore, expect to wait up until a month, he tells me.

It is so unexpected to me for an ETA quartz movement to be +9 minutes/day. Unexpected is one thing; mind-blowing is the fact that Tissot's QC didnt catch the problem.

So, I'm back to wearing my black-gold Tissot Seastar. It is so good.

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