SBDC051 or 061?

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SBDC051 or 061?

Post by Henryj » Wed May 08, 2019 9:16 pm

Can anyone do a compare/contrast between these two? Haven’t seen either in person and I’m curious what separates the two? I’m thinking one good midrange 6R Seiko diver would be a plus for me, but I can’t really decide. For what it’s worth, I’m a black dial bracelet kinda guy.

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Re: SBDC051 or 061?

Post by gonzomantis » Wed May 08, 2019 9:34 pm

I have the SBDC063, and had the 051. One big difference is that the 061 and 063 have sunburst dials, whereas the others are matte. Both work okay on my smallish wrist, but the 051 will wear larger. You really can't go wrong with either. I only sold the 051 because the matte dial wasn't my thing.

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Re: SBDC051 or 061?

Post by djh1201 » Thu May 09, 2019 2:40 am

I've been agonizing over these two as well. Have you seen this comparison video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HUrfxho81o
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Re: SBDC051 or 061?

Post by dnslater » Thu May 09, 2019 3:38 am

I have an 051 collecting dust in my watch box if you want to try it Henry...... Keep meaning to sell it as I don't wear it, but love the design.... My Tuna ends up being my mid range grab and go weekend beater much of the time though... mainly due to quartz.

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Re: SBDC051 or 061?

Post by Henryj » Thu May 09, 2019 5:13 am

Nick,

I really appreciate the offer, but I’m still on back side of the world. Won’t be back in the US until early August. Shipping stuff here is silly expensive, unreliable, and the Customs guys are unreasonable.
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Re: SBDC051 or 061?

Post by Joeprez » Thu May 09, 2019 7:04 am

I've seen/read a couple of reviews and apparently the 061/063 wears better for people with small wrists. I like both and also really want to try them. The blue bezel insert on both models is spectacular.

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061 review that also compares it to the 051:

https://twobrokewatchsnobs.com/seiko-sb ... ch-review/
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Re: SBDC051 or 061?

Post by gonzomantis » Thu May 09, 2019 9:54 am

Terry did a comparison vid too.


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Re: SBDC051 or 061?

Post by toxicavenger » Thu May 09, 2019 10:26 am

^^^yep the 200 won imo. But you will not lose with either one of them.

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Re: SBDC051 or 061?

Post by BBK357 » Thu May 09, 2019 11:19 am

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Re: SBDC051 or 061?

Post by hoppyjr » Thu May 09, 2019 11:59 am

The Topper version of the 061 is the one to have, but maybe I’m biased. I think the 061 style is more like a thinner MM300 and I didn’t care for the way the 051 style wore on me.

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