Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by 2thvet » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:23 pm

Did you guys see the two NOS 6159s that just popped on the Bay? Prices at best offer 11K and 20K. Both auctions include the OG accessories. You think it's legit? I was wondering if there are replica 6159s out there? The seller has 100 percent feedback, but only 232. You think it's a safe buy?

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by HapaHapa » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:04 am

There's lots of replicas coming out of Chinese shops so decent chance those NOS watches are fakes.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by msl_laubo » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 pm

Normally i am a big Seko fanboy.
but, after buying a SBDX009 limited Edition Landmaster i have problems with Seiko and Le´s.

Why? The tube is threaded. Mailing for 3 weeks with Seiko JP and they just told me no parts available and no chance to repair it.
That is the difference to a really big player like Omega. You can send it a 40 years old Speedmaster and they can do everything.
Hope,no one will happen that with the 6159 reissue.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:45 pm

msl_laubo wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Normally i am a big Seko fanboy.
but, after buying a SBDX009 limited Edition Landmaster i have problems with Seiko and Le´s.

Why? The tube is threaded. Mailing for 3 weeks with Seiko JP and they just told me no parts available and no chance to repair it.
That is the difference to a really big player like Omega. You can send it a 40 years old Speedmaster and they can do everything.
Hope,no one will happen that with the 6159 reissue.

Martin
Martin, that sucks and I totally understand. Last resort would be to have a tube/crown from another watch installed.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by r.palace » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:54 am

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Panerai7 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:55 am

Again, damn ...

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:23 am

msl_laubo wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Normally i am a big Seko fanboy.
but, after buying a SBDX009 limited Edition Landmaster i have problems with Seiko and Le´s.

Why? The tube is threaded. Mailing for 3 weeks with Seiko JP and they just told me no parts available and no chance to repair it.
That is the difference to a really big player like Omega. You can send it a 40 years old Speedmaster and they can do everything.
Hope,no one will happen that with the 6159 reissue.

Martin
I'd expect that from Doxa, not Seiko. After seeing a GS with corroded hands due to their cheap coating failing after a couple years, and the owner being told "tough shit", I'm a bit off of high-end Seikos.

I'll stick with Rolex.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Morethan1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:44 am

msl_laubo wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Normally i am a big Seko fanboy.
but, after buying a SBDX009 limited Edition Landmaster i have problems with Seiko and Le´s.

Why? The tube is threaded. Mailing for 3 weeks with Seiko JP and they just told me no parts available and no chance to repair it.
That is the difference to a really big player like Omega. You can send it a 40 years old Speedmaster and they can do everything.
Hope,no one will happen that with the 6159 reissue.

Martin
Yup. They don't have spare parts. This is a huge concern for anyone buying higher end Seikos. I had a LE sbbn029 tuna that had a stripped case thread for the crown. They told me it would cost 10K to get a new case. They essentially would have to manufacture one. :bootyshake:
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Chocodove » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:46 am

Morethan1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:44 am
msl_laubo wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Normally i am a big Seko fanboy.
but, after buying a SBDX009 limited Edition Landmaster i have problems with Seiko and Le´s.

Why? The tube is threaded. Mailing for 3 weeks with Seiko JP and they just told me no parts available and no chance to repair it.
That is the difference to a really big player like Omega. You can send it a 40 years old Speedmaster and they can do everything.
Hope,no one will happen that with the 6159 reissue.

Martin
Yup. They don't have spare parts. This is a huge concern for anyone buying higher end Seikos. I had a LE sbbn029 tuna that had a stripped case thread for the crown. They told me it would cost 10K to get a new case. They told me, they essentially would have to manufacture one. :bootyshake:
Well that's a huge turn-off. Nothing like buying a multi-thousand dollar watch and not having any spare parts for it when it breaks. I wonder if they have any for the SLA017?
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Morethan1 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:18 am

Chocodove wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:46 am
Morethan1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:44 am
msl_laubo wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Normally i am a big Seko fanboy.
but, after buying a SBDX009 limited Edition Landmaster i have problems with Seiko and Le´s.

Why? The tube is threaded. Mailing for 3 weeks with Seiko JP and they just told me no parts available and no chance to repair it.
That is the difference to a really big player like Omega. You can send it a 40 years old Speedmaster and they can do everything.
Hope,no one will happen that with the 6159 reissue.

Martin
Yup. They don't have spare parts. This is a huge concern for anyone buying higher end Seikos. I had a LE sbbn029 tuna that had a stripped case thread for the crown. They told me it would cost 10K to get a new case. They told me, they essentially would have to manufacture one. :bootyshake:
Well that's a huge turn-off. Nothing like buying a multi-thousand dollar watch and not having any spare parts for it when it breaks. I wonder if they have any for the SLA017?
I've seen some loose dials here and there, but chances are once modders buy whatever stock there is, that's it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by jswing » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:34 am

r.palace wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:54 am
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This looks nice, but I have to wonder why Seiko manages to put an applied logo on a $100 Seiko 5 but can't put one on a multi thousand dollar re-issue of a watch that originally had an applied logo. I almost didn't buy my SBDX019 because of it and here's another one with a printed logo..

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by r.palace » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:05 am

jswing wrote:
r.palace wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:54 am
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This looks nice, but I have to wonder why Seiko manages to put an applied logo on a $100 Seiko 5 but can't put one on a multi thousand dollar re-issue of a watch that originally had an applied logo. I almost didn't buy my SBDX019 because of it and here's another one with a printed logo..
I agree wholeheartedly. A lot of higher end brands are guilty of this and I’m seeing it more often. It’s being cheap and lazy or a combo of both
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by the_natural » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:09 pm

Morethan1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:18 am
Chocodove wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:46 am
Morethan1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:44 am
msl_laubo wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Normally i am a big Seko fanboy.
but, after buying a SBDX009 limited Edition Landmaster i have problems with Seiko and Le´s.

Why? The tube is threaded. Mailing for 3 weeks with Seiko JP and they just told me no parts available and no chance to repair it.
That is the difference to a really big player like Omega. You can send it a 40 years old Speedmaster and they can do everything.
Hope,no one will happen that with the 6159 reissue.

Martin
Yup. They don't have spare parts. This is a huge concern for anyone buying higher end Seikos. I had a LE sbbn029 tuna that had a stripped case thread for the crown. They told me it would cost 10K to get a new case. They told me, they essentially would have to manufacture one. :bootyshake:
Well that's a huge turn-off. Nothing like buying a multi-thousand dollar watch and not having any spare parts for it when it breaks. I wonder if they have any for the SLA017?
I've seen some loose dials here and there, but chances are once modders buy whatever stock there is, that's it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
That's extremely disheartening to hear. As of today my SLA017 is my only watch, but this gives me real pause.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Selym » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:40 pm

Seems like even high-end Seiko watches are basically disposable. I just read in another tread that the Marine Master may have been discontinued. I guess I should start thinking about having my SBDX001 serviced while I still can.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by giorgos mg » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:50 pm

I don't like Seiko s thinking and doing the last years....

Discontinuing iconics
And producing reissues with very high prices :(

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Post by Morethan1 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:35 am

If only they realized the value of having/making replacement parts for their gs/prospex lines.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by sierra11b » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:41 am

Morethan1 wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:44 am
msl_laubo wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Normally i am a big Seko fanboy.
but, after buying a SBDX009 limited Edition Landmaster i have problems with Seiko and Le´s.

Why? The tube is threaded. Mailing for 3 weeks with Seiko JP and they just told me no parts available and no chance to repair it.
That is the difference to a really big player like Omega. You can send it a 40 years old Speedmaster and they can do everything.
Hope,no one will happen that with the 6159 reissue.

Martin
Yup. They don't have spare parts. This is a huge concern for anyone buying higher end Seikos. I had a LE sbbn029 tuna that had a stripped case thread for the crown. They told me it would cost 10K to get a new case. They essentially would have to manufacture one. :bootyshake:
That’s a new model too! Crazy

I knew it was bad but not that bad. I suspect the MM300 might have a decade+ worth of parts If it really is discontinued and not an updated “X”logo. Knowing the way GS/Seiko has worked on back stock is why I’ve always gravitated toward the flagship Sbge001, Sbga029, Sbdx001 as they’ve stood the test of time and likely have an inventory of parts.

But now that you mention it it does make sense that you’re SOL on LE parts stock. Shame because I was really looking into getting that new 7c46 golden tuna LE.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Rissei » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:34 pm

I knew it was bad but not that bad. I suspect the MM300 might have a decade+ worth of parts If it really is discontinued and not an updated “X”logo. Knowing the way GS/Seiko has worked on back stock is why I’ve always gravitated toward the flagship Sbge001, Sbga029, Sbdx001 as they’ve stood the test of time and likely have an inventory of parts.

But now that you mention it it does make sense that you’re SOL on LE parts stock. Shame because I was really looking into getting that new 7c46 golden tuna LE.
I hope that as part of Seiko's attempts to grow its audience outside of Japan + its attempts to go upmarket will cause it to have a parts policy closer to Rolex or Omega.

In the specific case of the MM300, given that it has has been around for so long, there should be a good amount of parts donors.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by sierra11b » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:15 pm

Rissei wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:34 pm
I knew it was bad but not that bad. I suspect the MM300 might have a decade+ worth of parts If it really is discontinued and not an updated “X”logo. Knowing the way GS/Seiko has worked on back stock is why I’ve always gravitated toward the flagship Sbge001, Sbga029, Sbdx001 as they’ve stood the test of time and likely have an inventory of parts.

But now that you mention it it does make sense that you’re SOL on LE parts stock. Shame because I was really looking into getting that new 7c46 golden tuna LE.
I hope that as part of Seiko's attempts to grow its audience outside of Japan + its attempts to go upmarket will cause it to have a parts policy closer to Rolex or Omega.

In the specific case of the MM300, given that it has has been around for so long, there should be a good amount of parts donors.
Expensive donor. I’d imagine there’s a good amount of service parts available.

Occasionally I look for 6139 parts on eBay but my complete 6139 movement plus a couple vital sealed NOS parts cost me <$250 and should help in keeping her running for awhile.

I wonder if eventually this will happen with current Seikos in the future?

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by toxicavenger » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:08 pm

I do know on some of the original MM's Seiko had extra cases because they replaced them when they stripped out. So do have some parts it seems.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by the_natural » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:27 pm

$5,400 + tax. Alas. :crybaby:

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Post by BBK357 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:30 pm

Finally a Seiko that looks good but 5k?
For a fucking Seiko diver??what the hell are they shooting up. Insane

At this rate their run of the mill divers with misaligned chapter rings and Asian pube dials will be running 2k.




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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by BBK357 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:30 pm

Finally a Seiko that looks good but 5k?
For a fucking Seiko diver??what the hell are they shooting up. Insane

At this rate their run of the mill divers with misaligned chapter rings and Asian pube dials will be running 2k.




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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by TSD » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:01 pm

BBK357 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:30 pm
Finally a Seiko that looks good but 5k?
For a fucking Seiko diver??what the hell are they shooting up. Insane
Just goes to show you can’t catch lightning in a bottle and expect it to happen twice. The 62MAS reissue was the best recreational Seiko diver they’ve made, if you ask me. This SLA025 is way too big.

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Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Morethan1 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:13 am

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This will be $1400...

If only they had made it like Imagethis it would have been worth $850
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