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by mfxr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

Fitment take 2: I think I can see how this works now, or at least speculate. The bottom of the top white spacer fits over the "factory" grey spacer like a shroud. It then narrows to fit closer to the movement. There is a bump on the side of the spacer that fits in a groove of the case to locate the ...
by mfxr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

Just to summarize: this thread has lots of words, no pictures, and no boobies. Oh and some company is shafting its clients by sending out a movement other than advertised, poorly fitted in a case made for the advertised movement. The company advertised the movement in it. The caseback has the wrong...
by mfxr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

Just to summarize: this thread has lots of words, no pictures, and no boobies. Oh and some company is shafting its clients by sending out a movement other than advertised, poorly fitted in a case made for the advertised movement. The movement they advertise is correct. It just appears that the case...
by mfxr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

To answer a few questions: My caseback does not state bph. Yes the movement has the grey Seiko spacer attached, then the white one is just placed on top. It just sort of fitted in the gap, and came out easily. The white spacer does not look custom made, it has a bunch of slots and notches that don't...
by mfxr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

Oh I agree for the most part. I generally dislike most micros for this kind of reason, but have dabbled a couple of times in the <$500 price range and enjoyed what I have got. I think I paid less than $500 for this watch, and that is the level of expectation I have for it, just like an equivalent Se...
by mfxr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

I think an improved spacer is the easier way to solve the problem. As per the Dagaz video, the 9015 mvmt fits very nicely, but then I would have to deal with dial/hands/crownstem not fitting. This has now turned into a practical exercise for me, rather than theory, so if anyone has experience or ide...
by mfxr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

It sucks, because I really like it.

It is a very sought after model (I regularly get asked if I want to sell it), but I would actually feel like an asshole trying to sell it at this point.
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by mfxr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

Well, that sucks...... Plastic spacer = yes IMG_20181012_201453.jpg Not attached to anything = yes IMG_20181012_201905.jpg Lots of room to move once spacer is removed = yes IMG_20181012_202052.jpg Everything moves freely without spacer = yes IMG_20181012_201938.jpg I have put the spacer back in and ...
by mfxr
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

^ I probably should know that about the warranty :lol:

I will see how adventurous I feel this weekend, and maybe open it up. :popcorn:
by mfxr
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

i really call bullshit on this one. something isn't right. i wonder if that dude got it from Unimatic? Also isn't that a Maxi dial that just came out? Why would it go to Jake if it was under warranty? Weird to say the least. It is a U1-DN, which was last years production run released around May 201...
by mfxr
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

The plastic spacer seem like a cheap solution to an obvious production issue. Having said that, Unimatic have now produced a few thousand watches. If all the watches were an internal disaster like the one in the video surely we would hear more about it :shrug: maybe time will tell. I haven't had any...
by mfxr
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

I will speculate: They designed and prototyped the case/watch with the Miyota movement in mind. For whatever reason (cost, availability, whatever) they had to go with the Seiko NH35. Obviously this caused fit issues with the case, and the easiest (not best) solution was to come up with that extra pl...
by mfxr
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 155
Views: 3801

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

Damn. That's interesting.
I haven't had any issues with the 3 models I have had (still have 1)
Makes me curious about having a look inside though.

I will interested to see what (if anything) Unimatic has to say about this.. :think:
by mfxr
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Seiko SBDC051 and SBDC061
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Re: Seiko SBDC051 and SBDC061

If I didn't already have a mm300 I would probably give the SBDC063 a go:

http://www.gnomonwatches.com/watches/se ... ef-sbdc063
SBDC063.jpg
by mfxr
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Karlskrona Hemlig Mil Series Dive Watch
Replies: 70
Views: 2834

Re: Karlskrona Hemlig Mil Series Dive Watch

Yao-za, I feel like I've seen this somewhere before... http://wornandwound.com/library/uploads/2018/06/MK-II-Paradive-Watches-27.jpg Does the world really need another Benrus Type 1 homage? Probably not, but is anyone else currently producing one besides Yao? I certainly won't give that guy my mone...
by mfxr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Citizen Promaster's Asia only
Replies: 25
Views: 1283

Re: New Citizen Promaster's Asia only

Lume dial is cool.
I don't like that it is a LE of 1000 though, as it would be great as a lower cost beater rather than a premium priced novelty.
These are $500 if you can find them :tap:
by mfxr
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Where the hell is (BBK) Ben ?!
Replies: 43
Views: 2067

Re: Where the hell is (BBK) Ben ?!

He is on Instagram liking bum pics
by mfxr
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Prospective buyer response (WUS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2882

Re: Prospective buyer response (WUS)

The guy sounds like more trouble than it is worth - I guess you can agree with him that both parties "should feel content", but I would go with your gut in the first instance anyway. FWIW I have 18 posts on WUS since 2010, and not that many posts here either, even though I actively read daily. I can...
by mfxr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: Blundstones
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Blundstones

+1 for Rossi.
Blundstones don't seem to be as good as they were.
by mfxr
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: 20 AUG WRUW
Replies: 64
Views: 1569

Re: 20 AUG WRUW

Unimatic
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by mfxr
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: despite what the watch industry says is trendy, does anyone actually own/like two-tone?
Replies: 36
Views: 1280

Re: despite what the watch industry says is trendy, does anyone actually own/like two-tone?

I don't mind it theoretically ( I have never actually tried to wear a 2-tone watch).
Reality might be different
by mfxr
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Doxa Forum
Topic: Doxa 300 "Silver Lung"
Replies: 46
Views: 1820

Re: Doxa 300

The Tusa is a 10 year old watch now. No doubt there was a few issues like this, but I haven't heard this complaint for a few years. :shrug:

The GMT misprint (and how it was handled) was pretty comical though :lol:
by mfxr
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Watch Reviews
Topic: Sinn EZM13 - Diver Chronograph
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Sinn EZM13 - Diver Chronograph

I have one for sale here right now :whistle:

(Great watch, I just need some funds right now :crybaby: )
by mfxr
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Seiko SNE498 arrived
Replies: 108
Views: 4185

Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

Steel shroud makes things interesting. SNE497 could mod to stainless or DLC :think:

I kinda dig the Golden 498 though. Like I need another watch :doh:
by mfxr
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Seiko SNE498 arrived
Replies: 108
Views: 4185

Re: Seiko SNE498 arrived

I was just looking at these a couple of days ago - will check out your vid later.

You may cover this, but how does it wear size wise compared to a NAFT? :lol: