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Incoming.....Seiko SBP053

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:07 pm

Just in: the blue dial SBP053 and she’s a beauty!

....leave it to me to get the one that’s not perfect :lol:


While it’s pretty close on the 12 marker, I see a couple hour markers that don’t appear centered between their corresponding minute ticks. It seems like just a hair or two and had I not been looking for it I'd have never noticed. Still excellent compared to every other Seiko I've owned, save for the GS Diver and maybe MM300.

Bezel feels good and the blue is beautiful.

If there was a polished chapter ring that would fit, I’d have that done.


Here she is in grey Perlon.

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Toxic Admiralty

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Maratac grey

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Toxic CRC

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Maratac Orange

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Maratac Black

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Black Perlon “Panama”

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Nice and thin, hugs the wrist with a single layer strap.

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Here’s a thick Perlon by Eulit. It’s called the “Palma” and it’s a little different that other Perlon straps. The buckle is sewn-in and it thick like a Zulu. Not adjustable, but you can still push the buckle pin in the strap anywhere.

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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:09 pm

......and the perfect strap?

The Toxic “Royals XL” in blue.

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Post by 5661nicholas » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:21 pm

Looks awesome Hop, I'm tempted. How big is your wrist? The one thing holding me back is the L2L.....any thoughts on a comparison size wise to a MM300 or Sumo?

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Post by spring-diver » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:44 pm

Congrats Ed

The 053 is a beautiful piece for sure. Thanks for all the strap shots

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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:49 pm

5661nicholas wrote:Looks awesome Hop, I'm tempted. How big is your wrist? The one thing holding me back is the L2L.....any thoughts on a comparison size wise to a MM300 or Sumo?

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My wrist is about 7.7” right now. Remember, just like male porn stars, watch heads look larger in photos.

Here are some comparison shots:

With 16600 Sea Dweller (same basic size as any 5-digit Rolex)

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With Sinn 1.1

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spring-diver wrote:Congrats EdImage

The 053 is a beautiful piece for sure. Thanks for all the strap shotsImage

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Post by 5661nicholas » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:02 pm

Awesome, thanks for the comparison shots....or not...because they probably just cost me $700

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Post by dosei » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:06 am

How's the quality vs. the SLA017??

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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:31 am

dosei wrote:How's the quality vs. the SLA017??
Considering the 017 was $3500 and this is 1/7th the price, the quality is amazing. It’s nicer than any Shogun I’ve owned, nicer than any Sumo I’ve seen, and IMO closer to the MM300 than the other two. The MM300 dial is certainly nicer and it’s bezel somewhat more expensive feeling, but this feels nicer that a $1000 Seiko.

I probably shouldn’t have bought it, as I was honestly trying to get to a solid trio of watches to rotate between. This was an impulse buy. It’s nice, but now something must go....likely this.

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Post by jswing » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:52 am

Looks great, especially on the Toxic Royals.

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Post by Jeep99dad » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:01 am

hoppyjr wrote:......and the perfect strap?

The Toxic “Royals XL” in blue.

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That is by far the best combo of all you posted, in color, thickness and texture.
I don’t think the perlon works well on it. Too substantial a watch.
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That blue dial is top notch. Seems everyone can do a nice blue dial but Tudor Pelagos Image
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Post by kempoman » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:08 pm

Very well made.Congrats.
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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:12 pm

....see my FS post. I won’t wear this so may as well and pass the deal along to someone who missed out.

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Post by Jeep99dad » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:03 pm

🤭 we didn’t see that coming

Seemed like a great size for you and that blue is hot. But I get it
I don’t know what it is about this Watch, it’s got great specs, great case and finish, gorgeous blue... yet I’m not in love
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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:21 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:🤭 we didn’t see that coming Image

Says LeFlipper :lol:

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Post by 59yukon01 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:24 am

Jeep99dad wrote:🤭 we didn’t see that coming Image

Seemed like a great size for you and that blue is hot. But I get it
I don’t know what it is about this Watch, it’s got great specs, great case and finish, gorgeous blue... yet I’m not in love
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Re: Incoming.....Seiko SBP053

Post by Titanium » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:32 am

Mine arrived today as well!

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