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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by apnk » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:15 pm

I might have to get a tuna, it was my first big wis purchase years ago or just go for a mm300.

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by Steve O. » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:44 pm

Two great watches Matt. Very hard to go wrong with Seiko. Especially now, as you said, with what the Yen is doing.

Don't mean to hijack your thread, but at one point I was all in on vintage Seiko. Used to be you could pick up nice examples of 6217-800X and 6105-80XX models at reasonable prices. Not so much anymore. Ten years ago I even bought a 6159-7000 and a 6159-7010 (The granddadies of the Marine Master and Tuna) for $300 each. Wish to hell I had held on to those! Here's just a few that I had that are worth much more today than when I got bought them.


6217-8000 (April 1965 production. One of the very first)

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6105-8000 (March 1969 production. One of the earliest Resist/Resist, not Proof marked examples)

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6105-8110 (August 1974 production)

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by dukerules » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:56 pm

^^^great stuff, Steve. I suspect the prices on popular vintage Seikos will continue to rise.

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by Zidane » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:25 pm

So what's the best place to buy a Marine Master now? And how much? I've always wanted to try one.

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by CoachH » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:29 pm

Definetely the time to buy. I've looked and looked again at the tuna, but keep finding something else to buy.

Nice additions.

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by andrema » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:42 pm

Is Seiya the cheapest these days for the. MM300 & Shogun?
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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by smalls » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:00 pm

andrema wrote:Is Seiya the cheapest these days for the. MM300 & Shogun?
I don't think he's ever been the cheapest.

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by moishlashen » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:06 pm

2 I've owned and loved and I've contemplated picking up another 001 for a few days now. Just don't look at the chapter ring or seconds hand :whistle:













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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by caesarmascetti » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:13 pm

Seiya is not the cheapest but he is very good to deal with I bought my MM 300 and my springdrive gmt with saphire bezel from him

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Post by Steve O. » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:18 pm

dukerules wrote:^^^great stuff, Steve. I suspect the prices on popular vintage Seikos will continue to rise.
Thanks. I believe you're right - nice 6105s are selling for $1k + these days.

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by Axelay2003 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:40 pm

Nice!
It's a beautiful world! Gerald.
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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by gonzomantis » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:42 pm

Steve O. wrote:
6217-8000 (April 1965 production. One of the very first)

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Man, if only I could find a '65 6217...

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:17 pm

smalls wrote:
andrema wrote:Is Seiya the cheapest these days for the. MM300 & Shogun?
I don't think he's ever been the cheapest.
Chino is cheapest of the three big-time exporters in my experience.

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by streetracer101 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:26 pm

Zidane wrote:So what's the best place to buy a Marine Master now? And how much? I've always wanted to try one.
I've bought from these guys with no issues. This link is mislabeled as quartz, but I am sure you'd receive the real deal as pictured.
http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/10keiya/item/2164/
I also think Mr Kobayashi could also meet or beat that price..and he has great English and is a Seiko dealer with a B+M store in Japan.

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by PGERRITY » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:30 pm

015 is one of the best bracelets I've ever had, love me some Seiko!!

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by matt.wu » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:11 pm

moishlashen wrote:2 I've owned and loved and I've contemplated picking up another 001 for a few days now. Just don't look at the chapter ring or seconds hand :whistle:













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You've got the memory of an elephant. :)

Truthfully, I've always liked the watch overall. There were just two things influencing my opinion:

1) The unrealistic expectations set by the fanboy reviews I had read on WUS early in my forum days. I expected it to far exceed the Rolex Sub in every way. I was a little too naive (thx WUS) and those inflated expectations hurt my first impressions of the watch. I've had a chance to outgrow that initial reaction now.

2) It did get up to being a $2k mint used watch. Prior to Omega increasing prices drastically, this was more than or equal to a PO, Speedy, etc... Every watch has its set of "flaws" as perceived by the owner, all the way to Patek/Lange/etc..., and you have to be able to reconcile those flaws vs. the other benefits and cost. At $2500 new, wasn't for me. At nearly $1k less new, it's a steal of a deal.

So yeah, there are still things I don't love about it, but there were things I didn't love about watches that cost much more, so I'm cool with it. :)
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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:16 pm

Trendsetter :thumbsup:
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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by SCM64 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:24 pm

Those MM are pretty cool, nice grab.

Why don't you like the Spring Drive(s)? Some of those are really sweet.
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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by BBK357 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:14 pm

matt.wu wrote:
hazmatman wrote:Matt, I notice you shoot virtually all your watch photos in the car. So I have a few quick questions:

:think: Does your wife have ANY idea what you spend a year on watches?

:think: Because she does not know, do you store your watches in the car?

:think: Where do you park?


Thanks in advance! :thumbsup:
She just helped me pack four boxes today. She's fully aware and fully supportive...

...like a good Chinese wife.

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by BBK357 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:16 pm

Nice choices Wu.

I'm very temped by Darin's Darth now that the yen is down. Of course I want to try a other mm300 but this hunk of black goodness is pulling me in-

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:34 pm

matt.wu wrote:
hazmatman wrote:Matt, I notice you shoot virtually all your watch photos in the car. So I have a few quick questions:

:think: Does your wife have ANY idea what you spend a year on watches?

:think: Because she does not know, do you store your watches in the car?

:think: Where do you park?


Thanks in advance! :thumbsup:
She just helped me pack four boxes today. She's fully aware and fully supportive...

...like a good Chinese wife.

:lol:
I need one of those Chinese wives.....

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:37 pm

Having owned a GS 028 diver I loved the look but had "emotional issues" with a Seiko that cost more than a Rolex Sub.

I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I've considered selling my Sub and grabbing the special edition MM300 and the white dial GS Quartz diver. I know it sounds silly, but I just love Seiko and those are really cool.

Congrats on yours Matt :cheers:

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by petethegreek » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:42 am

Congrats Matt, v nice pickup as usual. I've been looking at this ever since ceasar posted his photo....How about a wrist shot? How does it wear?

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by streetracer101 » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:46 am

hoppyjr wrote:Having owned a GS 028 diver I loved the look but had "emotional issues" with a Seiko that cost more than a Rolex Sub.

I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I've considered selling my Sub and grabbing the special edition MM300 and the white dial GS Quartz diver. I know it sounds silly, but I just love Seiko and those are really cool.

Congrats on yours Matt :cheers:
I wouldn't do that. You'd be better off keeping the sub and saving to buy one of the others. Seiko's are great, but I wouldn't want a collection made solely of them.... And neither watch is a substitute for a sub IMO.

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Re: I'm about to go all in on Seiko

Post by cdnwatchguy » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:17 am

A couple of mt fav Seikos. :thumbsup:
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