New Samurai

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Re: New Samurai

Post by Torrid » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:35 pm

Still pretty frustrated with Seiko but I think I want one.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by meganfox17 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:52 am

I'll be collecting my SLA 017 next month and the GM of the Seiko boutique was kind enough to snap some photos of the new Samurai 2017 collection and posted them to me.The more expensive SRPB 055 with a best seller potential hasnt arrived at the boutique yet. So here they are...ImageImageImageImageImageImage



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Re: New Samurai

Post by HapaHapa » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:19 pm

I really like the textured dial. It's why I've held onto my white Sammie.

Have also always wanted a Ti Sammie.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by four20 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:04 pm

I had a white Sammy yrs ago. It was a fantastic watch. Someone alert me when they do a new Spork

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Re: New Samurai

Post by Torrid » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:41 am

The end links don't mesh at all looks wise as the rest of the bracelet. Another I'd have on straps.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by sierra11b » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:28 pm

I wish Seiko would put the 7C46 in watches like these instead of the 6R15 I've never had any luck with.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:14 pm

sierra11b wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:28 pm
I wish Seiko would put the 7C46 in watches like these instead of the 6R15 I've never had any luck with.
I wish they'd make a mm300 engined Tuna and not charge a fortune.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by Chocodove » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:28 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
sierra11b wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:28 pm
I wish Seiko would put the 7C46 in watches like these instead of the 6R15 I've never had any luck with.
I wish they'd make a mm300 engined Tuna and not charge a fortune.
Really I'd love an 8l35 in any 40-42mm diver. There's obviously the SLA017, but I'm talking for MM300 money and not limited.


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Re: New Samurai

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:56 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:28 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
sierra11b wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:28 pm
I wish Seiko would put the 7C46 in watches like these instead of the 6R15 I've never had any luck with.
I wish they'd make a mm300 engined Tuna and not charge a fortune.
Really I'd love an 8l35 in any 40-42mm diver. There's obviously the SLA017, but I'm talking for MM300 money and not limited.
I know. Make a normal 40mm watch without any funky shit, stick in a 8l35, and sell it. I'm 100% fine with mm300 level finishing.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by Chocodove » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:06 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:28 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
sierra11b wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:28 pm
I wish Seiko would put the 7C46 in watches like these instead of the 6R15 I've never had any luck with.
I wish they'd make a mm300 engined Tuna and not charge a fortune.
Really I'd love an 8l35 in any 40-42mm diver. There's obviously the SLA017, but I'm talking for MM300 money and not limited.
I know. Make a normal 40mm watch without any funky shit, stick in a 8l35, and sell it. I'm 100% fine with mm300 level finishing.
I'd have to imagine there's a market for something like this. Japan doesn't have the...biggest wristed people...and while there are GS dress offerings in this range, there's not a regular production high-end diver (to my knowledge) that doesn't have abnormally large specs.
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Re: New Samurai

Post by Torrid » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:46 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:56 pm
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:28 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
sierra11b wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:28 pm
I wish Seiko would put the 7C46 in watches like these instead of the 6R15 I've never had any luck with.
I wish they'd make a mm300 engined Tuna and not charge a fortune.
Really I'd love an 8l35 in any 40-42mm diver. There's obviously the SLA017, but I'm talking for MM300 money and not limited.
I know. Make a normal 40mm watch without any funky shit, stick in a 8l35, and sell it. I'm 100% fine with mm300 level finishing.
I'm with you for the opposite reason, but they should offer both movements in both watches. If I could have the 7C46 in an MM300 I'd still be wearing one right now and would be my main watch. Autos and me obviously don't mix. I could get another Tuna but I've sold three for a reason now. I just still can't put my finger on exactly what it is.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by GibSG » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:04 pm

Here is mine , First version :cheers:


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Re: New Samurai

Post by sierra11b » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:03 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:14 pm
sierra11b wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:28 pm
I wish Seiko would put the 7C46 in watches like these instead of the 6R15 I've never had any luck with.
I wish they'd make a mm300 engined Tuna and not charge a fortune.
As opposed to what?

If you mean something in the 46mm range and on bracelet I can see that, even though I actually prefer the 7C46 for all tunas.

I inquired on a SBDX014 in early May selling at $1650 which sold so they do come up, although they're the new hand versions, as the old Emperors became NOS overnight it seems and command a premium. :shrug: I inquired just after trying on the SBDX014 at the NYC boutique and was keen being in the vacation spending mode, but it barely encompassed my 6.5" wrist (although still worked), and I was still willing to take that chance long-term at the price. I don't think you'd be able to pull it off give what we know about your noodle wrist so I certainly feel you on a 8L35 46mm version. If they did it in the OG Ti-nitride Gold I'd be in in half a second, because I think a quartz version isn't on the table in the foreseeable future.

Bottom line Seiko is missing the market on the following:

1) Mid range diver like the latest Samurai or the big 62mas here with a 7C46
2) Smaller MM300 8L35
3) Smaller Hi-Beat GS
4) Primo 8L35 tuna (in gold please!) We know you lurk, Seiko! :tap:

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Re: New Samurai

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:11 pm

sierra11b wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:03 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:14 pm
sierra11b wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:28 pm
I wish Seiko would put the 7C46 in watches like these instead of the 6R15 I've never had any luck with.
I wish they'd make a mm300 engined Tuna and not charge a fortune.
As opposed to what?
As apposed to all the Tunas with either quartz or SD movements, or the existing automatics... that cost a fortune. Not hard to decipher.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by sierra11b » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:57 pm

Edit.

I guess those who actually have the wrist for an emperor and proudly own one over paid.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by Seppia » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:39 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:28 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
sierra11b wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:28 pm
I wish Seiko would put the 7C46 in watches like these instead of the 6R15 I've never had any luck with.
I wish they'd make a mm300 engined Tuna and not charge a fortune.
Really I'd love an 8l35 in any 40-42mm diver. There's obviously the SLA017, but I'm talking for MM300 money and not limited.
I know. Make a normal 40mm watch without any funky shit, stick in a 8l35, and sell it. I'm 100% fine with mm300 level finishing.
This would make too much sense, so they'll probably release another hi beat 50mm GS diver instead.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by Torrid » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:10 am

So are these hard to come by? I did find the black dial and the DLC one, but I'm looking for the standard blue dial non Lagoon model. I'm in between picking a Samurai or the 773 blue NAFT.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:13 am

The blue Pepsi is the US version and is easy to find. If you want the blue with grey bezel you'll have to head to eBay or a Japanese seller.
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Re: New Samurai

Post by Torrid » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:24 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:13 am
The blue Pepsi is the US version and is easy to find. If you want the blue with grey bezel you'll have to head to eBay or a Japanese seller.
Yeah that's what I'm seeing. I might get the Pepsi since I like the look of the strap better.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by PGERRITY » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:49 pm

Love the Pepsi version, the dial and all. On rubber is the way to go. Ill pick one up at some time.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:41 pm

PGERRITY wrote:Love the Pepsi version, the dial and all. On rubber is the way to go. Ill pick one up at some time.
Those seem to be the cheapest, which is a nice bonus. I like the blue with the grey bezel best. It will look great on a grey NATO.
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Re: New Samurai

Post by PGERRITY » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:25 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
PGERRITY wrote:Love the Pepsi version, the dial and all. On rubber is the way to go. Ill pick one up at some time.
Those seem to be the cheapest, which is a nice bonus. I like the blue with the grey bezel best. It will look great on a grey NATO.
Those are great too. I'm a sucker for a good Pepsi though


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Re: New Samurai

Post by PGERRITY » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:00 pm

And ordered. Lol. Can't help myself


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Re: New Samurai

Post by 59yukon01 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:43 pm

And yet another PADI......SRPB99K1.

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Re: New Samurai

Post by Torrid » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:30 am

59yukon01 wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:43 pm
And yet another PADI......SRPB99K1.

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Doesn't surprise me. Almost seems like they already burned the PADI look on the standard Pepsi if the idea was to be as close as possible to the PADI NAFT style. The Pepsi looks much better. It's likely the one I'd get if I picked up the Samurai.

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