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http://www.worldofwatches.com/detail.asp?bo_products_variance_id=71231

I'm not trying to be one of the enablers, but I saw this sale price for the Seiko SNN191P1 mentioned on the Seiko forum.

$88, free shipping and no tax (unless you live in Florida).

If I hadn't just purchased a Seiko SNAB17, I would be hitting the "add to cart" button once again.

It looks great in the stock photo, but I have a feeling it would be even better in person. Great brushed stainless steel bracelet, and I like everything about the balanced and simple (but not boring) black-on-white display.

Old-school cool. On the SSS ("Scuttle Styling Spectrum"), it clearly is at the McQueen/Newman end of the spectrum instead of the Schwarzenegger/Stallone end. b-)

Have a look: http://www.worldofwatches.com/detail.asp?bo_products_variance_id=71231
 

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Old-school cool. On the SSS ("Scuttle Styling Spectrum"), it clearly is at the McQueen/Newman end of the spectrum instead of the Schwarzenegger/Stallone end.

I'd give it an official rating of "Kiefer Sutherland", which is in McQueen half of the scale but immediately Stallone-wards of "Val Kilmer".
 

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What movement is in this watch?
 

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I'd give it an official rating of "Kiefer Sutherland", which is in McQueen half of the scale but immediately Stallone-wards of "Val Kilmer".
Scuttle, you have to remember we only have the stock photo of this Seiko.

For example, the stock photos of the Oceanus OC108 models don't capture what they look like in person.

Trying to imagine this Seiko in the flesh, my bet is it exceeds expectations for an $88 watch.

b-)
 

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Originally Posted by scuttle
I'd give it an official rating of "Kiefer Sutherland", which is in McQueen half of the scale but immediately Stallone-wards of "Val Kilmer".


Scuttle, you have to remember we only have the stock photo of this Seiko.

For example, the stock photos of the Oceanus OC108 models don't capture what they look like in person.
Casio barely tried to market the OC108; my guess is that they sent to a passport booth for its photos.

All the same I standard by the "Kiefer Sutherland" classification; this doesn't mean that it looks worse than a Val Kilmer model, just a little more overt/extrovert. Very few chronos would manage to make it far to the Steve McQueen side of the scale - the 70s square Heuers (obviously), Seiko auto chronos of that period (especially the brown faced models), some IWCs.

Anyway, this Seiko looks rather like something Sutherland would wear in 24, which is probably why his named occurred.


Trying to imagine this Seiko in the flesh, my bet is it exceeds expectations for an $88 watch.
Any Seiko is an excellent buy for the price; a discounted one has to be an extra good deal. (Although I still have some reservations about Kinetics, which this one isn't.)
 

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Casio barely tried to market the OC108. My guess is that they sent it to a passport booth for its photos.
We need further clarification on the Scuttle Styling Spectrum.

At the far left of the continuum is McQueen, and at the far right of the continuum is Stallone.

Let's assume a nine-point continuum for the sake of simplicity. McQueen and Stallone take the extremes, thus, leaving seven more points - a midpoint, three to the left and three to the right. Just to the right of McQueen, Newman makes a likely choice. Just to the left of Stallone, Schwarzenegger makes a likely choice.

Where exactly are Kiefer Sutherland and Val Kilmer on the continuum?

b-)
 

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We need further clarification on the Scuttle Styling Spectrum.

At the far left of the continuum is McQueen, and at the far right of the continuum is Stallone.

Let's assume a nine-point continuum for the sake of simplicity. McQueen and Stallone take the extremes, thus, leaving seven more points - a midpoint, two to the left and two to the right. Just to the right of McQueen, Newman makes a likely choice. Just to the left of Stallone, Schwarzenegger makes a likely choice.

Where exactly are Kiefer Sutherland and Val Kilmer on the continuum?

b-)
The spectrum goes:

McQueen
Newman
Val Kilmer
Kiefer Sutherland

Pacino

Brad Pitt
Russel Crowe
Schwarzenneger
Stallone


This isn't a better or worse but more a introvert-extrovert/subtle-obvious thing. Sly Stallone, for example, likes to wear three huge Panerais on the same arm at once, making him the demi-god of innya face watchiness.

- Loud watches belong in the Stallone Zone.

- Watches that are quietly tasteful "standards" in the middle (a Rolex sub would be a good example)

- Surprising but subtle designs make the scene with McQueen and his classic Heuer chrono.

You can have great watches in all positions - for instance a Monster or a Froggie would be Pitt verging on Crowe, while a 5300 is all the way McQueen.

Oh - and I'm definitely open to re-naming the intermediate positions. Especially "Pacino".
 

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A quick Google ;-)

reveals 7T94-0BA0 S.
Thanks. This begs the question, how is the 7T94 movement? I googled this time, but couldn't find anything informative. :-!
 

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Thanks. This begs the question, how is the 7T94 movement? I googled this time, but couldn't find anything informative. :-!
The 7T series is Seiko's standard chronograph movement and appears in countless models. Their top movements are 8x and 9x (I don't think there's a 10, but am happy to be corrected). Good middle-range quartz movements, and probably a notch above Casio's.
 

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it has solid link bracelet, may have to bite, it's a looker.

SNN191P1




Model No. : SNN191P1 Calibre No. : 7T94-0BA0 S Suggested Retail Price : RM 710.00

10 Bar WR
Three-fold clasp with push button release
Solid bracelet
Screw case back
 

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Yes, I know. :)

Tempting, but slightly cheeky perhaps - especially for a Moderator. ;-)
Haha...I am guilty of using that sometimes to poke at the newbs. But, in my defense this time, I have a limited time at at work within which I could do a full investigation. ;-)
 

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The spectrum goes:

McQueen
Newman
Val Kilmer
Kiefer Sutherland

Pacino

Brad Pitt
Russel Crowe
Schwarzenneger
Stallone


This isn't a better or worse but more a introvert-extrovert/subtle-obvious thing. Sly Stallone, for example, likes to wear three huge Panerais on the same arm at once, making him the demi-god of innya face watchiness.

- Loud watches belong in the Stallone Zone.

- Watches that are quietly tasteful "standards" in the middle (a Rolex sub would be a good example)

- Surprising but subtle designs make the scene with McQueen and his classic Heuer chrono.

You can have great watches in all positions - for instance a Monster or a Froggie would be Pitt verging on Crowe, while a 5300 is all the way McQueen.

Oh - and I'm definitely open to re-naming the intermediate positions. Especially "Pacino".
It looks like the SNN191P1 sold out.

I'm glad to see the Scuttle Style Spectrum is shaping up nicely. Russell Crowe is perfectly situated. ;-)

Yes, I agree the midpoint is as crucial as the two extremes. Stallone and McQueen are perfect choices at the extremes, but I also am not completely satisfied with Pacino at the midpoint. :think:

What about Sean Connery at the midpoint?
 
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