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Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by dnslater » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:56 am

Ed requested images of this watch on a NATO so I thought it would be better to start a new thread instead of continuing to bog down the 62MAS reissue thread. This is a very different watch and I don't want to take away from the beautiful SLA017.

Here are pictures on various NATO straps as requested.
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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by dnslater » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:04 am

A few size comparison shots. Wears a little bigger than the SKX but not any thicker. Certainly wears smaller than the Sinn U1. Lug to Lug might be longer but it is lighter and more contoured.
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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by jswing » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:26 am

That's a really nice watch. I like the case contours, and the hands have grown on me to the point I actually like them on this watch.

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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Chocodove » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:31 am

Good call with the new thread.

I agree that for its apparent size, it wears incredibly well. I'm finding they look huge in pics, but in reality it just doesn't seem that way on the wrist. It's completely cliched, but this is one of the ones you may just have to have to see in-person to really appreciate it.

I don't mind the hands at all. I warmed up to them on the new Tunas and think they work perfectly for this watch.
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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by dnslater » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:48 am

jswing wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:26 am
That's a really nice watch. I like the case contours, and the hands have grown on me to the point I actually like them on this watch.
I'm starting to come around on the hands as well. At first it bothered me that they are not polished like the indices, but the second hand is thin and highly polished and catches the light as it sweeps which works to balance it. Can't tell from photos.

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:03 am

This is perfect:

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Post by dukerules » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:19 am

L2L looks more manageable in these pics. I need to check one of these out. Would love to see comparo shoes with a NAFT.

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Post by Panerai7 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:29 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:03 am
This is perfect:

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Castrated it would be ;)

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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Seppia » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:48 am

The more I look at the pics that are coming, the more I hate Seiko for not making this just a bit smaller.
It looks amazing

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:52 am

Seppia wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:48 am
The more I look at the pics that are coming, the more I hate Seiko for not making this just a bit smaller.
It looks amazing
Or offfering two sizes. I guess they needed to create some space between this and the LE.

It looks great until it's shown next to a speedy pro - which it dwarfs.

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Post by hoppyjr » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:14 am

That is awesome! Thanks for posting.

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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Seppia » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:23 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Seppia wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:48 am
The more I look at the pics that are coming, the more I hate Seiko for not making this just a bit smaller.
It looks amazing
Or offfering two sizes. I guess they needed to create some space between this and the LE.

It looks great until it's shown next to a speedy pro - which it dwarfs.
Makes sense.
Still, the fact that aside from the SKX* they have no regular production diver that's conservatively sized remains incomprehensible.



*that is 20 years old and isn't exactly "small"

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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:27 am

Seppia wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
Seppia wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:48 am
The more I look at the pics that are coming, the more I hate Seiko for not making this just a bit smaller.
It looks amazing
Or offfering two sizes. I guess they needed to create some space between this and the LE.

It looks great until it's shown next to a speedy pro - which it dwarfs.
Makes sense.
Still, the fact that aside from the SKX* they have no regular production diver that's conservatively sized remains incomprehensible.



*that is 20 years old and isn't exactly "small"
Is the SRP really that big?
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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Seppia » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:11 am

The turdles? At 44mm I wouldn't call them small at all.
The case shape make them wear smaller, but still.

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Post by Chocodove » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:17 am

I actually prefer how the SBDC wears. The SRP's always feel a little blob-like to me because the cushion case is so pronounced. I think the SBDC lugs balance things out a little better.
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Post by HapaHapa » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:25 am

Chocodove wrote:I actually prefer how the SBDC wears. The SRP's always feel a little blob-like to me because the cushion case is so pronounced. I think the SBDC lugs balance things out a little better.
Blob like sums it up pretty well.
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Post by rockmastermike » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:32 am

Chocodove wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:17 am
I actually prefer how the SBDC wears. The SRP's always feel a little blob-like to me because the cushion case is so pronounced. I think the SBDC lugs balance things out a little better.
Good to know, thanks

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:33 am

I've often remarked about the inverse relationship between size and cost with seiko. Of course, seiko has now begun to seriously ruin their expensive watches by making them enormous too.

That's why the LE was so popular. People want normal sized watches. I'd love a 40mm MM300.

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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Panerai7 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:54 am

Chocodove wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:17 am
I actually prefer how the SBDC wears. The SRP's always feel a little blob-like to me because the cushion case is so pronounced. I think the SBDC lugs balance things out a little better.
I can't wait to find a blue one in stock. Same for me, I'm over turtles, prefer normal case shape

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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:02 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:17 am
I actually prefer how the SBDC wears. The SRP's always feel a little blob-like to me because the cushion case is so pronounced. I think the SBDC lugs balance things out a little better.
I can't wait to find a blue one in stock. Same for me, I'm over turtles, prefer normal case shape
I absolutely love the NAFT case. It fits my wrist perfectly.
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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Chocodove » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:16 am

On ISO*.

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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Panerai7 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:26 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:02 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:17 am
I actually prefer how the SBDC wears. The SRP's always feel a little blob-like to me because the cushion case is so pronounced. I think the SBDC lugs balance things out a little better.
I can't wait to find a blue one in stock. Same for me, I'm over turtles, prefer normal case shape
I absolutely love the NAFT case. It fits my wrist perfectly.
That's good, that's why you have them all :)

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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Panerai7 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:28 am

Chocodove wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:16 am
On ISO*.

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*don't get too excited by the crotch shot.
Wasn't there another version of iso or a knock off that was thicker at the lugs? I can't take that gap

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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:38 am

Thanks for this thread. I like that watch in spite of the hour hand but it may be too long for me.
I'll wait a few months and grab a blue one
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Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Chocodove » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:39 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:16 am
On ISO*.

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*don't get too excited by the crotch shot.
Wasn't there another version of iso or a knock off that was thicker at the lugs? I can't take that gap
Not sure, but this is a standard ISO. It probably looks much more exaggerated in the pic. TBH the OEM rubber is the right one for this watch, but the tail is too long for me. I may cut mine once I'm 100% sure this is a keeper and wear it exclusively on that.
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