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  1. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    So what do you think?
    I think the TB1 watch - with the vault- is a good collector's piece (one that may not appreciate but won't depreciate either).
    The vault is over-the-top so to speak, the watch is an automatic and the styling is unique.
    I know it doesn't have a sapphire crystal like the TB2 but all in all I think it checks off a lot of the requirements for a collectable: distinctive packaging, design, function and attitude.
     
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  2. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    For me, the mineral crystal is a deal breaker.
     
  3. ajirbl

    ajirbl Oakley Enthusiast

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    I was under the impression that the movement was a kinetic...not automatic. That's why I've never purchased one. I don't buy electric watches.

    The mineral crystal isn't a deal breaker for me. When I refurb old watches I often use mineral crystal in the dressier ones that only get wrist time on very rare occasions.
     
  4. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Correct, it's Kinetic, which is Seiko's branding of what is more generically called automatic quartz movement. I think somebody speculated they use a modified Seiko 5M42 movement.

    So basically it's quartz movement only instead of being powered by disposable batteries, it's powered by a capacitor charged by a spinning offset weight that appears similar to automatic mechanical.
     
  5. Nortika

    Nortika Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I think a TB1 is a great collectors piece with lots of attitude. The Case screams x-metal while the watch proves it. :showingbiceps:
     
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  6. ajirbl

    ajirbl Oakley Enthusiast

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    Exactly what I thought. And why I think they will depreciate. The capacitors will wear out, making them useless unless seiko makes a movement or capacitor to fit indefinitely. If I had a broken one, I'd see if I could find an automatic movement to fit the case.
     
  7. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    There are replacement capacitors available and they can and have been replaced; it just takes a little more than a novice hand to do it.
     
  8. GRFMotorsports

    GRFMotorsports is an Oakley whore Premium Member

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    Capacitors are replacable
     
  9. ajirbl

    ajirbl Oakley Enthusiast

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    If they have been done and are readily available then they're a nice piece to have. I certainly like the look of the case and bracelet. But again. The advantage of the tb2 is that it'll never need a capacitor...just the occasional service.
     
  10. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Here's a o-review how-to writeup on replacing the capacitor:
    http://o-review.com/forum_detail.php?ID=10694&p=last

    Back to the OP, I do believe the TB2 is superior in almost every way to the TB1 (the exception being having to cut the unobtainium to resize the bracelet). Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement (I have the same movement in a non-Oakley watch and it's great), sapphire crystal, and just a slightly nicer look.

    But the TB1 still has a decent movement and an original look so I agree one kept LN w/B shouldn't depreciate.