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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by BBK357 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:20 am

I’m honestly getting confused with Seiko’s tier of quality and pricing.
I used to know what watch was a (used market) $200 Seiko- SKXxxx, a $500 Seiko- Sumo, $700- Shogun, and the MM300 which used to be $1500-$2000 But now cheaper.
Now all the new ones have price increase and I don’t know what quality of tier they are in. And don’t get me started on the X on the dial...


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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by BBK357 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:23 am

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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.

I agree, that one is perfect.
But why is it so hard to roll off of that one?
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by dukerules » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:06 pm

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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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I don't understand why this is priced so much higher than the SPB051/53. Seems like they should be priced similarly.

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Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Chocodove » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:12 pm

Spb051 was announced at almost $1200 when released. I always take Seiko MSRP with a big grain of salt. If this new one has the same finishing as a MM300, but thinner, it may be worth it. Unlike a lot of people, I don’t mind the hands at all. They just work IRL in my opinion. I can do without the X, but it’s not a deal breaker for me. I’ll probably get one at JDM pricing to check out.

Plus, maybe Creation will find a few that fall off the back of a truck :).
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:21 pm

SPB077 = SBDC061 (JDM)
SPB079 = SBDC062 (JDM)

MSRP on the bracelet version is 110,000 Yen ($1050 USD).


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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Chocodove » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:28 pm

^^^ exactly. They’ll come down.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Torrid » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:34 pm

I don’t know why, but all new Seikos either bore me or are too expensive in my opinion.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:40 pm

Watches are just like buying a car. Buy used, and let someone else eat the depreciation. Either that or wait for that killer sale price. Another reason I never jump on the newly released flavor of the month watch.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by sierra11b » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:07 am

6R15 once again. I’m out

I don’t know what the hell is going on with Seiko anymore.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by 59yukon01 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:25 am

At about the 2:30 mark good view of the 6159, and the SPB077 black with bracelet, which did look good. Appears they are using that great Tuna type bracelet again.



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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by 2thvet » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:30 pm

I really wish they had left the dial text the same as the original.

But, I'll still need to add it to the collection. Seiko is taking control of my watch budget this year.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:38 pm

Are you drunk Ben?

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by BSears » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:01 pm

I can’t keep up with the model numbers. Seriously I got lost when Seiko released the MAS reissue and related “X” offerings. So basically I have no idea wtf is going on. But $5k for the 6159 reissue is insane. No go for me.
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Post by 2thvet » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:32 pm

From Fratello's pictures, it looks it comes with the same silicone strap that came with the SLA017.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by andy tims » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:25 am

2thvet wrote:
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I really wish they had left the dial text the same as the original.
But, I'll still need to add it to the collection. Seiko is taking control of my watch budget this year.
Paid my deposit on the pre-order with Jura Watches in the UK.

£5,000, but I can get at least 10% off. Still expensive, but frankly I don't care given the almost nil chance I have of getting a mint original.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by BSears » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:16 am

59yukon01 wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:21 pm
SPB077 = SBDC061 (JDM)
SPB079 = SBDC062 (JDM)

MSRP on the bracelet version is 110,000 Yen ($1050 USD).


https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/collectio ... ex/SBDC061
I’m still so f’n confused. Did Seiko basically take the MM300 case and throw in a 6R15 and virtually discontinue the entire MM300 lineup with the 8L35?? And if so, am I correct that they’ve now taken the 8L35 and put it in the new releases for a ridiculous upcharge?
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

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BSears wrote:
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Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:21 pm
SPB077 = SBDC061 (JDM)
SPB079 = SBDC062 (JDM)

MSRP on the bracelet version is 110,000 Yen ($1050 USD).


https://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/collectio ... ex/SBDC061
I’m still so f’n confused. Did Seiko basically take the MM300 case and throw in a 6R15 and virtually discontinue the entire MM300 lineup with the 8L35?? And if so, am I correct that they’ve now taken the 8L35 and put it in the new releases for a ridiculous upcharge?
Not exactly. These are supposedly the newer renditions of the 6159 with newer hands, much like when they released the 62Mas reissues with the 6r15 and newer hands. So far the only announced new MM300 is the Green dial LE "X" with sapphire and ceramic bezel.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Morethan1 » Wed May 02, 2018 4:29 pm

anyone else see the article?
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/seiko ... 9-hands-on

I'm pretty sure the reason for this huge ass gap is because the strap wasn't made for the SPB077/9.
That's not even acceptable on a $200 watch.... anyway.

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you can also see the spring bars...
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by dnslater » Wed May 02, 2018 4:51 pm

Perhaps it is a pre production version?

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by KidKeith » Fri May 25, 2018 11:02 am

That X alone makes it a no-go for me.

Would it kill them to just do an exact re-issue of the SBDX012 LE ? I just want that God damned watch lol.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by TSD » Fri May 25, 2018 11:32 am

BSears wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:16 am
I’m still so f’n confused. Did Seiko basically take the MM300 case and throw in a 6R15 and virtually discontinue the entire MM300 lineup with the 8L35?? And if so, am I correct that they’ve now taken the 8L35 and put it in the new releases for a ridiculous upcharge?
The really expensive one (i.e. the L.E. 6159 reissue - SLA025) uses the hi-beat movement. I'd guess sapphire and the new bezel probably makes the green MM300 cost more, too.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Morethan1 » Fri May 25, 2018 1:01 pm

KidKeith wrote:That X alone makes it a no-go for me.

Would it kill them to just do an exact re-issue of the SBDX012 LE ? I just want that God damned watch lol.
Nope. Maybe a reissue with higher price. It would be funny if they do a sbdx001 reissue without an x in a couple of years.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by CGSshorty » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:06 pm

I tried the reissue on at the Seiko boutique yesterday. It is absolutely gorgeous, but surprisingly enormous. It is way too thick, even for me.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by TSD » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:17 pm

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I tried the reissue on at the Seiko boutique yesterday. It is absolutely gorgeous, but surprisingly enormous. It is way too thick, even for me.
It’s ginormous. I didn’t even think to ask if they could take the plastic off so we could take pics. We eyeballed it next to the green LE MM300 and my SD43, and it dwarfs them both. The bezel is also extremely thick/tall, which only adds to the height. Beautiful dial and handset, though.

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