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Seiko Speedtimer or SPB?

  • Seiko Speedtimer

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Currently have a 5kx (and an snk) and want something nicer. Thought about oris, CW and sinn but it seems they all have some drawbacks and at that pricepoint I feel it's better to put that money towards my end game watch!

These are the ones I am considering:

Seiko solar chronograph, looks cool, I've never had a chronograph before. What do the small clocks and buttons on side do?

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Or of course the SPB

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This next watch will pretty much be my main watch. I will buy an end game watch later, but even then I will probably only keep that in the bank safe box and only wear it for really special occasions. But this next watch will pretty much be my main watch!
You don't need a chronograph. No one does. They're mostly useless. The second hand will sit parked at 12, and never move. You'll never use the Tachymeter. No one even knows how to read those.

The sub-dial on the left is the chronograph minute counter. The hash marks are so small you won't be able to read them, so it's kinda pointless. The sub-dial on the bottom is current time seconds. The sub-dial on the right is a 24-hour indicator, basically a glorified AM/PM indicator. It's completely useless and does nothing.

Seiko quartz chronograph designs are stupid. They can't count past one hour, and they have three registers when they only need two. Get the diver. The diver is far better at timing things than the chronograph is.
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