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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:55 am
by jswing
matt.wu wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:05 am
If it's anything like the SBEX, it will suck. But I'm keeping my eye out.
I can't believe I wore the SBEX for a while. :lol: But that one was what, 48mm? And 18mm thick? It was stupid big. I think this new one will be nice. Hopefully. I reached out to my pusher in Japan for more details.

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:24 am
by tmw
Hmmm. Maybe a mm300 that I will want!

Gotta find out more on this.

Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:14 pm
by Morethan1
I wonder what the new ones will have on the caseback.

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:59 pm
by Torrid
JP Chestnut wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:27 am
Torrid wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:24 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:21 am
That green one is a laugh. Just what the world needed - A Seiko produced homage to the Rolex LV.
I’m not sure that’s the impression I’m getting. It seems like they’re using the color scheme they’ve been using on the LE GS models with the gold accents they’ve used. If the green was a similar shade and no gold I might agree.
Sunburst green dial, plus dull green rotatable diving bezel...

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Yeah. Clearly an original design fully in harmony with Seiko's historic design language.
Right. Sure. Nothing to do with the green and gold that they’re running as an LE on a few different models right now. Couldn’t be that. Got to be riding Rolex’s nuts for sure...

I’d love this GS but I could more likely snag the MM300 guessing the likely price.
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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:04 pm
by JP Chestnut
That dial definitely looks more like the one in the picture than the Rolex - not. It's OK to like Seiko and realize that many of their design elements are 100% ripped off. Like that bracelet on the GS you posted. It's 100% ripped off from the much older Omega design. Or the cyclops that now adorns so many of their watches. I guess that's not "riding Rolex's nuts for sure..."

They're offering a green dial/bezel dive watch because the Rolex version is popular. To argue otherwise is naive.

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:15 pm
by Torrid
JP Chestnut wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:04 pm
That dial definitely looks more like the one in the picture than the Rolex - not. It's OK to like Seiko and realize that many of their design elements are 100% ripped off. Like that bracelet on the GS you posted. It's 100% ripped off from the much older Omega design. Or the cyclops that now adorns so many of their watches. I guess that's not "riding Rolex's nuts for sure..."

They're offering a green dial/bezel dive watch because the Rolex version is popular. To argue otherwise is naive.
I would tend to agree on the color. I honestly hope it’s just shitty catalog pictures as usual and look like the GS. I won’t lie, I’ll be a bit disappointed if it comes across more like you describe it once we get better pictures. I already had and in the end was a bit disappointed by the MM300 so even if the color is right I’m not sure I’d be a buyer.

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:45 pm
by jswing
JP Chestnut wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:04 pm
That dial definitely looks more like the one in the picture than the Rolex - not. It's OK to like Seiko and realize that many of their design elements are 100% ripped off. Like that bracelet on the GS you posted. It's 100% ripped off from the much older Omega design. Or the cyclops that now adorns so many of their watches. I guess that's not "riding Rolex's nuts for sure..."

They're offering a green dial/bezel dive watch because the Rolex version is popular. To argue otherwise is naive.
Not everything is a copy of a Rolex. To argue otherwise is naive.

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:32 pm
by sierra11b
That mm300 is going to be great!

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:36 pm
by mfxr
Interesting. I assume they will be expensive AF.

Also, everybody know Rolex literally invented green. One day Hans Wilsdorf was carrying a pot of blue paint, and a pot of yellow paint. He tripped over and the rest is history :rolleyes: :roll:

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:18 pm
by 59yukon01
I like the SPB's, but the SLA's will be way more than I'd spend on a watch. Seiko is starting to "wear out the welcome" on those new hands though.

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:28 pm
by kempoman
Sorry gents.Funnily I am getting a bit numb with all this re-issues things e.g.Blancpain, Doxa, Hamilton, etc.....

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:45 pm
by Morethan1
59yukon01 wrote:I like the SPB's, but the SLA's will be way more than I'd spend on a watch. Seiko is starting to "wear out the welcome" on those new hands though.
Yup. The origin of which (I believe) was from an 80's/90's alba. Anything here look familiar?

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:46 pm
by Morethan1
59yukon01 wrote:I like the SPB's, but the SLA's will be way more than I'd spend on a watch. Seiko is starting to "wear out the welcome" on those new hands though.
Yup. The origin of which (I believe) was from an 80's/90's alba. Anything here look familiar?

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Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:47 pm
by Morethan1
kempoman wrote:Sorry gents.Funnily I am getting a bit numb with all this re-issues things e.g.Blancpain, Doxa, Hamilton, etc.....
They gotta milk the vintage money cow!

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:49 pm
by 59yukon01
Morethan1 wrote:
59yukon01 wrote:I like the SPB's, but the SLA's will be way more than I'd spend on a watch. Seiko is starting to "wear out the welcome" on those new hands though.
Yup. The origin of which (I believe) was from an 80's/90's alba. Anything here look familiar?

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Did not know that. So these hands basically are reissues as well. What's old is new again.

Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:16 pm
by james80
59yukon01 wrote:
Morethan1 wrote:
59yukon01 wrote:I like the SPB's, but the SLA's will be way more than I'd spend on a watch. Seiko is starting to "wear out the welcome" on those new hands though.
Yup. The origin of which (I believe) was from an 80's/90's alba. Anything here look familiar?

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Did not know that. So these hands basically are reissues as well. What's old is new again.
Reissue or not those hands are awful.

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:30 pm
by TSD
jswing wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:55 am
I reached out to my pusher in Japan for more details.
Made an inquiry to Chino, who said that SLA025 is not a JDM model. I'm guessing there will be another SBDX model designation at some point for preorders? :pray:

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:07 am
by 3cGT
Morethan1 wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:47 pm
kempoman wrote:Sorry gents.Funnily I am getting a bit numb with all this re-issues things e.g.Blancpain, Doxa, Hamilton, etc.....
They gotta milk the vintage money cow!
+1, already we have seen the black lung bubble deflate. Anyone who buys on the assumption that the limited numbers
will store value will be disappointed when half a year later there is another limited edition, slightly tweaked.

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:14 am
by andy tims
I love the look of the reissue. I thought Seiko had failed when the Samurai reissues came out at 43mm, but they just haven’t.

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:25 am
by dukerules
TSD wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:30 pm
jswing wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:55 am
I reached out to my pusher in Japan for more details.
Made an inquiry to Chino, who said that SLA025 is not a JDM model. I'm guessing there will be another SBDX model designation at some point for preorders? :pray:
Yes, please! Tom, did Chino give you any idea of the price?

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:17 am
by dukerules
Unconfirmed, but I hear the price of the SLA025 is around $4500.

Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:36 am
by Seppia
jtbenson wrote:~45mm case size = fail
Seiko just being stupid with their divers.
Aside from the SKX, they have now zero divers sized 40 to 42mm.
The offer for gigantic watches on the other hand is plentiful (top of the list the GS monstrosity they just released in 48mm)

If they released a quartz powered, GS version of the SKX style they would sell them by the truckload.

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:44 am
by jswing
TSD wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:30 pm
jswing wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:55 am
I reached out to my pusher in Japan for more details.
Made an inquiry to Chino, who said that SLA025 is not a JDM model. I'm guessing there will be another SBDX model designation at some point for preorders? :pray:
Right - my guy said the same thing, which makes sense, because the SLA017 was the SBDX019 in Japan. This one should have an SBEX designation based on the hi beat movement I think. I need to find the Japan model # so I can pre-order one.

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:44 am
by jswing
Morethan1 wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:45 pm
59yukon01 wrote:I like the SPB's, but the SLA's will be way more than I'd spend on a watch. Seiko is starting to "wear out the welcome" on those new hands though.
Yup. The origin of which (I believe) was from an 80's/90's alba. Anything here look familiar?

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Interesting, I did not know that!

Re: Seiko 6159 reissue!!!!

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:02 am
by streetracer101
Derivative or not, I like the green MM. I'm gonna have to look into. At a minimum, it should be an easy, slightly profitable flip.

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