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Last Friday: We were discussing OM's at one of our local watch forums here in the Philippines and one member was kind enough to give a heads up on an OM for sale at our local version of Craigs list for less than 100 USD. The OM has been on my wishlist for the longest time so I immediately grabbed this chance. I sent an SMS to the seller to ask if it was still available. When he said yes, I then excitedly asked for his final price. I was blown away by his reply that I could have his OM on steel bracelel for about 87 USD. I pounced immediately. We met up the next day and it was indeed the genuine article and a very good specimen. jackpot! Earlier today: As if my good watch karma was not yet enough, on my way home, i spied a spot of orange displayed at one of the corner watchsmiths near my home. I investigated further and was pleasantly surprised to find this nice skx011J. He wouldn't budge at 56 USD and argued that it had all original dial and hands except maybe for the bezel insert which he claimed was probably a replacement. I didn't push any further and just pounced right away. It has been on my wrist ever since and I just cant stop staring at the insert. Despite the watchsmith's claims to the contrary, I am starting to believe that the insert is original the longer i stare at it. There's something about the way the indices catch the light, it still looks flat and not shiny at all like a replacement. I apologize for my crappy celphone pic but can you guys tell if it is a faded original or a replacement just as the wathsmith said? either way, it would make no difference on my appreciation of the watch, I just want to find out.
 

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Congrats; sounds like you got a great score on both watches.

The original insert on the SKX011J should have gold numbers and markers. It's hard to tell from the picture, but if it's silver instead of gold, you may have either a SKX007/173 insert or it may be aftermarket. The OEM Seiko inserts have a smaller lume pip than any of the aftermarket inserts I've seen. Compare the insert on your 011J with this SKX007J from Chronograph.com.

 

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thanks jim! i forgot to mention that the insert is not gold. but its not silver either. it looks flat which reinforces my suspicion that it is the original gold insert that only faded with age (production date april 1998). the size of the lume pip looks just about right. if only my camera was not busted, i would take a better pic ( i have been blowing all my money on watches lately hehehe).

I don't know if my mind, my eyes, or the light are also playing tricks on me but i seem to detect a slight orange tinge when i tilt it a certain way. I better stop right here, I'm beginnning to sound too AR hahaha

the next problem is: i don't have enough clothes that will match an orange dial watch! :p
 

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dennis612 said:
the next problem is: i don't have enough clothes that will match an orange dial watch! :p
One problem always begets another, doesn't it? Problem #1: "I need an orange watch", which, when solved, creates Problem #2: "I don't have enough clothes that will match an orange dial watch!"

I got my orange Sammy last week. Finally went out yesterday and bought a couple of Khaki tan tees - perfect for that orange dial. ;D
 

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One problem always begets another, doesn't it? Problem #1: "I need an orange watch", which, when solved, creates Problem #2: "I don't have enough clothes that will match an orange dial watch!"

I got my orange Sammy last week. Finally went out yesterday and bought a couple of Khaki tan tees - perfect for that orange dial. ;D
Problem #3 - I don't have enough shoes to match my orange watches. :'(
Problem #4 - I guess I need an orange belt, too. :(
Problem #5 - Should I dye my hairs in orange? :-\
 
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