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If there's a better watch for $180.00, I haven't found it...

Post by Bradystraps » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:39 am

Not sure why it took me so long to hop on the bandwagon. :grin:

Sent mine to Duarte for a domed sapphire and black date wheel. Fitted it on a Hirsch Pure.

As my Brit friends would say, "It's the bees knees and I'm over the moon!".



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Post by hoppyjr » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:43 am

They are cool. I dig that crystal too.

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Post by Captdave » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:04 am

I've always liked these. Never owned one but have always wanted to.
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Post by Monkeyfudger » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:13 am

Yep, love mine and was stunned by the quality when I got it!

How dome like is the dome?

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Post by Bradystraps » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:18 am

Monkeyfudger wrote:Yep, love mine and was stunned by the quality when I got it!

How dome like is the dome?
Just cool enough to give the effect without overdoing it. Definitely gives the watch a different look from the stock crystal.
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Post by hobbit712 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:18 am

A run for the money? :think:

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Post by Bradystraps » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:29 am

Steve... I just picked up this new white dial version and it is a nice looking piece but not on the same level quality-wise as the Seiko, IMHO.





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Post by hidden by leaves » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:33 am

Yup. I'm getting kinda overloaded with these VFM divers...

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Post by DrWapenshaw » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:56 am

Model number of Seiko in original post?
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

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Post by hidden by leaves » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:02 am

DrWapenshaw wrote:Model number of Seiko in original post?
SKX007 if I'm not mistaken.
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Post by Monkeyfudger » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:13 am

Bradystraps wrote:
Monkeyfudger wrote:Yep, love mine and was stunned by the quality when I got it!

How dome like is the dome?
Just cool enough to give the effect without overdoing it. Definitely gives the watch a different look from the stock crystal.
Cool!

Mine on the thicker TF style NATO.

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Post by jeckyll » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:15 am

Hard to beat a 007 /009 for the money.
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Post by foodle » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:59 am

Have always wanted a DLC'd one, but I'm having trouble justifying spending multiple times the base cost of the watch for a bead blast and DLC.

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Post by jeckyll » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:05 am

foodle wrote:Have always wanted a DLC'd one, but I'm having trouble justifying spending multiple times the base cost of the watch for a bead blast and DLC.

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I agree, looks great but really hard to get past the math :)

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Post by toxicavenger » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:13 am

there was a guy on wus who drilled lugs on the SKX. great watch

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Post by apnk » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:04 pm

Bradystraps wrote:Steve... I just picked up this new white dial version and it is a nice looking piece but not on the same level quality-wise as the Seiko, IMHO.

That's interesting and I was impressed with the mako I had. Might have to get the Seiko for a work watch.

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Post by DrWapenshaw » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:17 pm

What do you think of this? Kind of want...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/7S26-Seiko-Mod- ... Sw5ZBWGpha
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

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Post by hobbit712 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:25 pm

nice....just not sure how well Ceracote holds up. :shrug:
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Post by apnk » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:28 pm

Which watch would keep better time one of these or the new SRP7XX?

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Post by DrWapenshaw » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:29 pm

hobbit712 wrote:nice....just not sure how well Ceracote holds up. :shrug:
Son OF A!!! I thought just the dial was cerakoted and assumed the case was PVD, but you are right, it appears they have "PVD Strap", so they are talking about the buckle?
Crap!

No way I would wear a watch that was Cerakoted by someone else. Fine if I want to destroy a watch, but I am not going to buy one that way.
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Post by dukerules » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:22 pm

It's a great watch, but definitely has some shortcomings. The movement and case are mediocre, although the dial is fantastic. Bonus points for the killer Seiko diver heritage. Still, those shortcomings relegate it to true beater status for me.

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Post by Nomadz » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:44 pm

Vintage Seiko. Around 200 and cannot be beaten.

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Post by dukerules » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:14 pm

^^I wish I could find one for around $200. Seems like prices have skyrocketed recently :shrug:

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Post by BBK357 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:27 pm

The skx is an awesome watch for the price.
I wear my yellow a35 regularly for many years and I have a 173 with Jack right now waiting to get a sapphire dome.

Seiko does it right. And with the new SRP series you get a way better movement in a classic case, dial, handset combo. All for about twice as much as an SKX.
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Post by HapaHapa » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:50 pm

DrWapenshaw wrote:What do you think of this? Kind of want...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/7S26-Seiko-Mod- ... Sw5ZBWGpha
I like these. Tempted. I saw one like this recently but with orange chapter ring. Purists may laugh but I find it very cool.
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