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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by spring-diver » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:02 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:15 am
Too thick for me.
Less than a hair thicker than a U1 Pro. 15.7 vs 15.4 :mrgreen:
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by TSD » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:23 pm

spring-diver wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:02 pm
hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:15 am
Too thick for me.
Less than a hair thicker than a U1 Pro. 15.7 vs 15.4 :mrgreen:
I didn’t try to put it under my shirt cuff, because there’s no point. It seems taller than an MM300, but wears much like a Pelagos. It’s not necessarily a better watch at that list price, though Spring Drive is great.

Another weird thing is the applied index markers are not all polished. It looked like 12,6,9 have some brushed finish and it created an effect like a rainbow hologram under the boutique lighting. That was sucky.

Edit: You can see it in the 9:00 index here.
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Torrid » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:05 am

Love that spring drive diver. Not feeling this though.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:25 am

59yukon01 wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:Too thick for me.
A little more lube may ease the pain and help with that. Image
I don’t intent to keister the watch.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:25 am

spring-diver wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:15 am
Too thick for me.
Less than a hair thicker than a U1 Pro. 15.7 vs 15.4 :mrgreen:
You’ve got thick pubes!

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:28 am

TSD wrote:
spring-diver wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:02 pm
hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:15 am
Too thick for me.
Less than a hair thicker than a U1 Pro. 15.7 vs 15.4 :mrgreen:
I didn’t try to put it under my shirt cuff, because there’s no point. It seems taller than an MM300, but wears much like a Pelagos. It’s not necessarily a better watch at that list price, though Spring Drive is great.

Another weird thing is the applied index markers are not all polished. It looked like 12,6,9 have some brushed finish and it created an effect like a rainbow hologram under the boutique lighting. That was sucky.

Edit: You can see it in the 9:00 index here.
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Likely brushed ti markers.

I do like the watch and would buy (at the usual AD discount) if I had extra cash, but with my GS Quartz I don’t see the point, especially when all my others are no-date.


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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by spring-diver » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:22 pm

Torrid wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:05 am
Love that spring drive diver. Not feeling this though.

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I’m digging that piece! :grin:

The 9R15 inside of it is just awesome. If I had the spare cash I would rock that bad boy in a heartbeat :thumbsup:

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by spring-diver » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:36 pm

50th anniversary chronograph SRQ029J

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55th anniversary Tokyo Olympics SRQ031J

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https://timeandtidewatches.com/seiko-au ... y-srq029j/

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Seppia » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:04 am

The panda is beautiful, plus 41mm!
It will likely be very thick though

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by r.palace » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:05 am

spring-diver wrote:50th anniversary chronograph SRQ029J

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55th anniversary Tokyo Olympics SRQ031J

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https://timeandtidewatches.com/seiko-au ... y-srq029j/

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Man, that “X” really killed the classical styling of that chrono SMH
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Seppia » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:47 am

On Wus they say that pricing on the LE chrono should be around $4000.

Seiko people are smoking crack. I can't believe they're selling at these prices (the Apocalypse Now re issue is widely available pretty much across all Asia, so being a LE I guess it's not moving at all)

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Morethan1 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:55 am

Seppia wrote:On Wus they say that pricing on the LE chrono should be around $4000.

Seiko people are smoking crack. I can't believe they're selling at these prices (the Apocalypse Now re issue is widely available pretty much across all Asia, so being a LE I guess it's not moving at all)
+1 probably opium

The price hikes on their limited editions divers really turned me off. Oh well. The market will decide and Seiko will adjust accordingly.

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Post by JBZ » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:59 am

Seppia wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:47 am
On Wus they say that pricing on the LE chrono should be around $4000.

Seiko people are smoking crack. I can't believe they're selling at these prices (the Apocalypse Now re issue is widely available pretty much across all Asia, so being a LE I guess it's not moving at all)
I don't know if I agree. Both of these chronos feature a column wheel movement with a vertical clutch. Those are generally pretty pricey, so I'm not sure $4,000 MSRP is unreasonable given what Omega, Breitling, Tudor, and (especially) Rolex charge for the same sort of thing. That's different from the simpler 3 hand movement that's found in the dive watch.

But, of course, that doesn't mean people will be willing to pay it.
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Joeprez » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:24 pm

That 50th anniversary chrono is very nice. I dont think its a bad price for that watch and movement. Although I'm always biased with chronographs as you can still pick up a "preloved" Speedy for a decent price.
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Seppia » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:06 pm

May be worth to point out that the extraordinary chrono movement is rated to a very tight +25/-15 spd tolerance.
If you want $4k for your chrono you need to have $4k attention to detail.

The market will decide, but if the Apocalypse Now reissue is an indication, it kinda disagrees with seiko.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by r.palace » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:58 am

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SBDB035

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SBDB037 DLC Titanium

Both limited edition and with an estimated price tag of 6k+ USD :shock:
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by AtomicTom » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:39 am

Didn't actually realize the price of these r.palace. :shock:
They do look pretty awesome though ! :headbang: ..THX !!!



Not sure if you, and the guys have seen this one already.

It's the new Seiko Prospex Scuba 300M (SBDX025) with it's 44.3mm DiaShield
hardened steel case, 300m WR, AR coated sapphire crystal, blue dial with
LumiBrite coated hands, and markers, a stainless steel bracelet, and rubber
strap, plus automatic mechanical 8L35 movement.

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Had seen this over at OceanicTime...

http://oceanictime.blogspot.com/2019/10 ... dx025.html

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by R_Ongjoco » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:55 am

AtomicTom wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:39 am
Didn't actually realize the price of these r.palace. :shock:
They do look pretty awesome though ! :headbang: ..THX !!!



Not sure if you, and the guys have seen this one already.

It's the new Seiko Prospex Scuba 300M (SBDX025) with it's 44.3mm DiaShield
hardened steel case, 300m WR, AR coated sapphire crystal, blue dial with
LumiBrite coated hands, and markers, a stainless steel bracelet, and rubber
strap, plus automatic mechanical 8L35 movement.

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Had seen this over at OceanicTime...

http://oceanictime.blogspot.com/2019/10 ... dx025.html
I want one of these. Wonder if they will be available here.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Torrid » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:04 am

I like the brown dial diver but yeah the prices are nuts.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by AtomicTom » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:07 am

R_Ongjoco wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:55 am
AtomicTom wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:39 am
Didn't actually realize the price of these r.palace. :shock:
They do look pretty awesome though ! :headbang: ..THX !!!



Not sure if you, and the guys have seen this one already.

It's the new Seiko Prospex Scuba 300M (SBDX025) with it's 44.3mm DiaShield
hardened steel case, 300m WR, AR coated sapphire crystal, blue dial with
LumiBrite coated hands, and markers, a stainless steel bracelet, and rubber
strap, plus automatic mechanical 8L35 movement.

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Had seen this over at OceanicTime...

http://oceanictime.blogspot.com/2019/10 ... dx025.html
I want one of these. Wonder if they will be available here.
You know Ron, that's a great point actually. Was thinking that they
would be available here, but you're right, maybe they will only
be available overseas. Didn't even think about it. Thank you !

Let's hope they are available here for you. :thumbsup:

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Torrid » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:43 pm

That blue MM300 is beautiful.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by AtomicTom » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:40 am

Not sure if everybody had time to see Seiko's 1969 Quartz Astron 50th
Anniversary Limited Edition already.

The new watch pays tribute to the Quartz Astron. Which was the
world's first quartz watch, introduced fifty years ago. With just a
few of the details including a 40.9mm 18kt yellow gold hand-carved
case, 100m WR, a box style AR-coated sapphire crystal, a hairline
pattered dial with faceted gold, and black markers, and hands, a
black crocodile strap, and in house Seiko solar caliber 3X22 with
GPS behind nice case-back also.

A few pictures everyone...


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A Blog To Watch, and Timezone with this, and more...

https://www.ablogtowatch.com/1969-quart ... ndbreaker/

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t= ... sg_7631239

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by andrema » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:44 pm

^^^
That is horrible, in a good way. I sort of dig it.
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:32 pm

andrema wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:44 pm
^^^
That is horrible, in a good way. I sort of dig it.
me to!!! :roll:

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Seppia » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:57 pm

I guess the positive is that we can now hope for smaller GPS watches in the future.
This one is a fuming piece of shit, but if they came out with a 41mm GPS chrono that would be awesome.

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