Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by dukerules » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:50 am

Prospex logo on the green MM is a deal breaker for me. I'm sure that is coming to the standard MM300s as well.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by streetracer101 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:15 am

dukerules wrote:Prospex logo on the green MM is a deal breaker for me. I'm sure that is coming to the standard MM300s as well.
Seiko seems pretty intent on keeping that dreaded logo around.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Chocodove » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:05 pm

If anyone gets a line on a preorder for the green, please let me know.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by streetracer101 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:05 pm

Chocodove wrote:If anyone gets a line on a preorder for the green, please let me know.
My JDM guy says these aren't jdm serial numbers. He's not sure where they will be available.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by jswing » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:42 am

streetracer101 wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:05 pm
Chocodove wrote:If anyone gets a line on a preorder for the green, please let me know.
My JDM guy says these aren't jdm serial numbers. He's not sure where they will be available.

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Same here. I'm assuming there will be a JDM version, like there was with the SLA017/SBDX019, but until we know what the JDM model # is my guy can't take a reservation. I guess at this point they're not even sure there will be a JDM version, but I can't imagine them doing a 6159 re-issue and excluding Japan. I have an email into Seiko, but the response was not to expect a response until after 1/5/18, and even then I'm not holding my breath for an actual answer.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by sierra11b » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:38 pm

If you look at the MM300 it's a gold pip, second hand, and "300m" lettering.

And my reasoning behind it was when I got in early on the SBDX012 the silicon strap keeper and buckle was also Gold. This is clearly SS

Could work well but can only imagine it currently... If I were in a position to buy currently in my non-gun buying state, I'd say go for it regardless.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by jswing » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:17 am

SLA025 caseback.
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Post by Morethan1 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:30 am

Things are getting juicy
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by toxicavenger » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:09 pm

jswing wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:17 am
SLA025 caseback.
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That is exactly like the 6159 caseback. Not stepped like the SBDX version.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by dukerules » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:13 pm

Not sure why, but that case back gets me all hot and bothered.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by TSD » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:15 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:09 pm
That is exactly like the 6159 caseback. Not stepped like the SBDX version.
^^^That thing is making me sweat. Weird no one knows the JDM model yet? :scratch:

I pinged Joe and he’s starting a wait list, in case the Miami Boutique gets it.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by toxicavenger » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:27 pm

The differences of the 6159 and MM.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by BBK357 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:16 pm

Too big. Shame.


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Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by franco60 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:24 pm

mellonb1 wrote:
r.palace wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:49 am
jtbenson wrote:~45mm case size = fail
Yup. I'm out as it'll probably have long lugs as well
+1..Big fail
Why the h.ll do companies do reissues in ridiculous sizes. The Hamilton Intramatic reverse panda is 42mm with no bezel. Looks gorgeous. Would wear huge. If that thing was 38-40mm it’d be flying off shelves. I don’t get it. Does no one do focus groups? No vintage collector would advise larger than the original 43.6mm with the reissue on this beautiful watch!
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Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by FireMonk3y » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:33 pm

I know everyone keeps talking about the size, but the original is pretty close to the size of the reissue. The original has to be at least 44mm, (just looked it up @ 43.8mm) but even at that size it wears more like a 42mm watch. I have a 7" wrist it's one of the most comfortable watches I own. Much more comfortable than the MM300. Also the original price of the 6159-7001 was crazy high at the time of the release (38,000 yen, which is about $2400 is today's USD), but was even higher in Japan due to the exchange rate. This is one I'll definitely be keep my eye on.


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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by dnslater » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:56 am

I agree. The 44mm size is measuring the case bulge, like with a Doxa. The bezel is probably around 42mm.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by TSD » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:16 pm

Nice write up summary here (link posted to WS)
https://www.plus9time.com/blog/2017/12/ ... 18-preview

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by mfxr » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:06 am

TSD wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:16 pm
Nice write up summary here (link posted to WS)
https://www.plus9time.com/blog/2017/12/ ... 18-preview
^
He has taken the content down.


I tried a cached copy though, and seems to work:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... 18-preview

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by jswing » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:40 am

TSD wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:16 pm
Nice write up summary here (link posted to WS)
https://www.plus9time.com/blog/2017/12/ ... 18-preview
Odd that while he mentions some of the aspects of how the SLA025 are closer to the original than the SBDX003 AND SBDX012, he doesn't even mention that it's a completely new case that is very close to the original.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Captdave » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:40 pm

BBK357 wrote:Too big. Shame.


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I hear that a lot🤣


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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Captdave » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:41 pm

BBK357 wrote:Too big. Shame.


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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by TSD » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:44 pm

jswing wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:40 am
Odd that while he mentions some of the aspects of how the SLA025 are closer to the original than the SBDX003 AND SBDX012, he doesn't even mention that it's a completely new case that is very close to the original.
Height was my biggest complaint with the MM, and I’m cautiously optimistic the SLA025 wears true to the 6159 as you all describe it. I’m still kicking myself for not catching Matt’s. :doh:

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by jswing » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:50 am

TSD wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:44 pm
jswing wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:40 am
Odd that while he mentions some of the aspects of how the SLA025 are closer to the original than the SBDX003 AND SBDX012, he doesn't even mention that it's a completely new case that is very close to the original.
Height was my biggest complaint with the MM, and I’m cautiously optimistic the SLA025 wears true to the 6159 as you all describe it. I’m still kicking myself for not catching Matt’s. :doh:
I sold that one to Matt, and it's kind of the one that got away, but I'm just really not a vintage guy. Vintage re-issues, yes, actual vintage, no.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by jln319 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:21 pm

The 6159 on ebay right now is up to 6200.00 with 8 days left... It's supposed to be NIB. Looks like it. The reissue price might be better...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SEIKO-Professi ... SwgdlaSubr
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by dukerules » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:01 pm

jln319 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:21 pm
The 6159 on ebay right now is up to 6200.00 with 8 days left... It's supposed to be NIB. Looks like it. The reissue price might be better...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SEIKO-Professi ... SwgdlaSubr
If legit, that thing should go for a lot more than the current bids. Also, would these have been sold on a tropic strap?

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