Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by FireMonk3y » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:54 pm

I've had one pre-ordered since about early February, but think I'll probably cancel it. Just can't get over the size either. I was also hoping Seiko would bust out a new high quality bracelet for it, but didn't happen. Probably put the funds to toward a used 114060 instead.


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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by dukerules » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:57 pm

Seiko really dropped the ball on this one. I'm hoping the next iteration of the MM300 will skew towards the 6159 more than they already do, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by 2thvet » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:00 pm

CGSshorty wrote: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.
I'm still interested in it, I have the 6159-7001, so I feel compelled to get it either way, for collector's purposes. I'm currently on a pre-order...but if they have them in stock at the Miami Seiko boutique, maybe I'll contact them. Do you recall how many they received?

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Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by FireMonk3y » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:15 pm

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CGSshorty wrote: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.
I'm still interested in it, I have the 6159-7001, so I feel compelled to get it either way, for collector's purposes. I'm currently on a pre-order...but if they have them in stock at the Miami Seiko boutique, maybe I'll contact them. Do you recall how many they received?

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I also have an original 6159-7001 and that's one of the main reasons that I felt compelled to purchase it. The 6159-7001 is one of my favorite Seiko watches. If you get a chance to try it on, I'd love to hear how you think it compares to the original.


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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by CGSshorty » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:29 pm

2thvet wrote:
CGSshorty wrote: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.
I'm still interested in it, I have the 6159-7001, so I feel compelled to get it either way, for collector's purposes. I'm currently on a pre-order...but if they have them in stock at the Miami Seiko boutique, maybe I'll contact them. Do you recall how many they received?

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I don’t know how many they have, but I got the feeling it is more than one.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by matt.wu » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:03 pm

CGSshorty wrote:It is absolutely gorgeous, but surprisingly enormous. It is way too thick, even for me.
That's what she said...
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by BBK357 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:03 am

Is this the Seiko that is like 5 grand?
And they fu%^ed up the size?

Can’t say I’m surprised


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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by 59yukon01 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:13 am

Borrowed pictures, but next to the MM300 it's big. I didn't think the original 6159 was that thick??

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:16 am

Those photos don’t even begin to show how silly it looks on the wrist. I should have taken a photo.
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Post by husabergangola » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:17 am

Only more two weeks...


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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by BBK357 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:57 am

Oh I’m sorry. It’s $5400.


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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by TSD » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:04 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:16 am
Those photos don’t even begin to show how silly it looks on the wrist.
I think it hit me how impractical this watch would be, when you mentioned strap options. It looks like the same 19mm silicone waffle as the 62MAS reissue (but apparently has a different part number). Either way, the strap looks undersized for the giant monocoque case. No strap or bracelet options on a $5,400 Seiko is ridiculous.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by husabergangola » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:08 am

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It look very hot in the wrist
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by dnslater » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:10 am

59yukon01 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:13 am
Borrowed pictures, but next to the MM300 it's big. I didn't think the original 6159 was that thick??

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Damn, That is nuts. The MM300 already wears too thick.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:41 am

husabergangola wrote:Image
It look very hot in the wrist
That’s the only angle that looks good, unfortunately.
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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:53 pm

I don't have a side by side pic but it looks like the newer versions sits flatter on the wrist than the MM. But then they made it taller. The MM had a stepped caseback on it.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by matt.wu » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:54 am

Chris, have you tried on the SBEX001? That one was wayyyy worse.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by dnslater » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:15 am

matt.wu wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:54 am
Chris, have you tried on the SBEX001? That one was wayyyy worse.
I still cannot believe that watch made it to market.

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Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:55 am

matt.wu wrote:Chris, have you tried on the SBEX001? That one was wayyyy worse.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by CGSshorty » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:28 am

They had one at the boutique. I should have tried it on for a goof.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by sierra11b » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:49 pm

The design (by itself) looks great. Doable with 8" wrists but yet another FAIL by Seiko on the most important reissue they're done yet. I just don't understand it...? Why not make it </= MM300 specs? It's borderline disheartening as a longtime Seiko collector and fanboy. "Borderline" in that my money can go elsewhere...

Speaking of elsewhere, I've been loving my SSBS018 from '94. This is where it's at for those who want big but still tasteful watch. But as everyone here knows a lug-less 1000m tuna may as well be a 43.5mm PO, but still works great on my 6.75" wrist.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by 2thvet » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:41 pm

Well, my SLA025 is landing tomorrow. I have a small wrist size, 6.5", so I'll be sure to post wrist shots of it, so those contemplating it can better judge for themselves. I'm a collector of these pieces, and I wanted it alongside my vintage 6159-7001, so, I'm not even sure how much wrist time it will get. So, even if it looks ridiculous, it'll still hold a place in my watch box.

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:00 pm

matt.wu wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:54 am
Chris, have you tried on the SBEX001? That one was wayyyy worse.

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If you had corduroy pants on it would have fit better :whistle:

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by KidKeith » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:21 pm

matt.wu wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:54 am
Chris, have you tried on the SBEX001? That one was wayyyy worse.

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LOL!!!! That looks fucking horrifying! How did they fuck this up so bad? :banghead:
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Post by Seppia » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:24 am

dnslater wrote:
matt.wu wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:54 am
Chris, have you tried on the SBEX001? That one was wayyyy worse.
I still cannot believe that watch made it to market.
It is fascinating in some sort of morbid way.
I remember when I met with Matt Wu at Topper, I asked Rob if these monstrosities actually sold.
He said that to his great surprise, they sold pretty well.

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