Seiko SBDC051/053

Discussion of Seiko watches
User avatar
Jeep99dad
Grand-père
Posts: 25067
Joined: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:07 am
Name: Brice
Location: FlipVille, SC

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:39 am

Chocodove wrote:On ISO*.

Image


*don't get too excited by the crotch shot.
Wow. That looks great Image
Merde Alors! Et Vive Les Francais! :)

User avatar
jeckyll
Honorary Assistant Jr. Hall Monitor in Training
Posts: 10414
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:11 pm
Name: Björn

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by jeckyll » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:41 am

That is a very good looking Seiko!


Blah blah smrt phone

If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
--Lord Salisbury

mattjmcd
Posts: 1571
Joined: Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:30 pm
Name: Matt

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by mattjmcd » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:06 pm

Guys, at the risk of sounding like an ignoramous I have to ask: where are you getting these? I've spoken to a pair of AD's here Stateside and they tell me they won't have them until October or November? Would love to try one sooner.

User avatar
Chocodove
Posts: 5275
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:35 pm
Name: Todd
Location: NJ/NY

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Chocodove » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:09 pm

mattjmcd wrote:Guys, at the risk of sounding like an ignoramous I have to ask: where are you getting these? I've spoken to a pair of AD's here Stateside and they tell me they won't have them until October or November? Would love to try one sooner.
Mine was from Chino. Ask the Japan sellers to notify when they are back in stock. Chino, Seiya, or Higuchi.
- Todd

User avatar
Panerai7
Posts: 14472
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:09 pm
Name: Art
Location: North Carolina

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Panerai7 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:20 pm

Yep, I also like that OEM is 22 notched to 20 at the lugs. Looks good on those particular lugs

User avatar
CGSshorty
Admin
Posts: 30627
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:18 pm
Location: Boynton Beach, FL

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:48 pm

Panerai7 wrote:Yep, I also like that OEM is 22 notched to 20 at the lugs. Looks good on those particular lugs
Make a notched canvas for it.
"It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever."
David St. Hubbins

User avatar
Panerai7
Posts: 14472
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:09 pm
Name: Art
Location: North Carolina

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Panerai7 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:53 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:48 pm
Panerai7 wrote:Yep, I also like that OEM is 22 notched to 20 at the lugs. Looks good on those particular lugs
Make a notched canvas for it.
You read my mind :)

User avatar
CGSshorty
Admin
Posts: 30627
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:18 pm
Location: Boynton Beach, FL

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:08 pm

Panerai7 wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:48 pm
Panerai7 wrote:Yep, I also like that OEM is 22 notched to 20 at the lugs. Looks good on those particular lugs
Make a notched canvas for it.
You read my mind :)
It always turns out looking like shit, but a 24mm Isofrane notched to 20mm would be great.
"It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever."
David St. Hubbins

User avatar
Chocodove
Posts: 5275
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:35 pm
Name: Todd
Location: NJ/NY

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Chocodove » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:14 pm

Not sure if this has been brought up yet, but these actually have a Zaratsu-polished line on the case side. I will have to take a closer look at mine when I get home. I didn't even notice.

From the Seiko press release:
In addition, two further creations pay homage to Seiko's 1965 diver's watch. These new timepieces also echo the design of the 1965 original, but are thoroughly up-to-date in their functions and meet Seiko's stringent standards for diver's watches. The hands are wider and carry long-lasting Lumibrite so as to be highly legible even in dark water. The water resistance has been increased to 200 meters and the crystal is sapphire for greater strength and durability and has an anti-reflection coating. The watch sits perfectly on the wrist and the Zaratsu polished line on the case side adds a touch of contemporary refinement. One is an all-steel version, while the other features an accordion-style silicone strap which combines high durability and comfort. The accordion-style strap was invented by Seiko in 1975 as a solution to the problem of the expansion and contraction of a diver's wrist at different depths. These watches will be released in November, 2017.
- Todd

User avatar
Ryeguy
Posts: 2788
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:03 pm
Name: Chris
Location: Rye

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Ryeguy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:22 pm

Side note: that accordion style strap really works, except it isn't really the wrist that expands and contracts all that much. It is the neoprene wetsuit material that compresses, even at fairly modest depths. It is a cool and low-tech answer that (IMO) beats out the more complex ratcheting clasp as found on the MM300 and other higher-end dive watches.

User avatar
Seppia
Posts: 4366
Joined: Wed May 20, 2015 5:06 pm
Name: Andrea
Location: Italia

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Seppia » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:49 pm

Tool-use wise, a non-elastic bracelet is the worst option for actual dives
A pass trough velcro strap, a NATO or an accordion strap are all infinitely superior designs at a fraction of the cost.

I guess ratcheting clasps are meant for the desk divers, in similar fashion of the "tactical" gear worn by your resident mall ninja.

User avatar
the_natural
Posts: 53
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:19 pm
Location: USA

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by the_natural » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:45 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:33 am
I'd love a 40mm MM300.
This.

User avatar
bedlam
Posts: 1131
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:16 pm
Name: Carl
Location: Fremantle, Western Australia (GMT +8)

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by bedlam » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:49 pm

Seppia wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:49 pm
Tool-use wise, a non-elastic bracelet is the worst option for actual dives. A pass trough velcro strap, a NATO or an accordion strap are all infinitely superior designs at a fraction of the cost.

I guess ratcheting clasps are meant for the desk divers, in similar fashion of the "tactical" gear worn by your resident mall ninja.
Yup.

User avatar
Seppia
Posts: 4366
Joined: Wed May 20, 2015 5:06 pm
Name: Andrea
Location: Italia

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Seppia » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:52 pm

the_natural wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:33 am
I'd love a 40mm MM300.
This.
They'd also have to make it thinner.
My biggest problem with the MM300 design is not the diameter (the face is small and it does wear more like 42 than 44mm), but the tallness.
That bitch is fat!

User avatar
CGSshorty
Admin
Posts: 30627
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:18 pm
Location: Boynton Beach, FL

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by CGSshorty » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:09 am

Seppia wrote:
the_natural wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:33 am
I'd love a 40mm MM300.
This.
They'd also have to make it thinner.
My biggest problem with the MM300 design is not the diameter (the face is small and it does wear more like 42 than 44mm), but the tallness.
That bitch is fat!
This one is too big. The Seaforth is hard to get. You're harder to please than my wife.Image
"It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever."
David St. Hubbins

User avatar
sierra11b
Posts: 3971
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:37 am
Name: Eric
Location: Kalifornia

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by sierra11b » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:55 am

Seppia wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:52 pm
the_natural wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:33 am
I'd love a 40mm MM300.
This.
They'd also have to make it thinner.
My biggest problem with the MM300 design is not the diameter (the face is small and it does wear more like 42 than 44mm), but the tallness.
That bitch is fat!
But it depends on how you approach it. If you're buying it as an alternative to the DSSD then it's fine.

User avatar
Seppia
Posts: 4366
Joined: Wed May 20, 2015 5:06 pm
Name: Andrea
Location: Italia

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Seppia » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:45 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Seppia wrote:
the_natural wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:33 am
I'd love a 40mm MM300.
This.
They'd also have to make it thinner.
My biggest problem with the MM300 design is not the diameter (the face is small and it does wear more like 42 than 44mm), but the tallness.
That bitch is fat!
This one is too big. The Seaforth is hard to get. You're harder to please than my wife.Image
LOL you're right

It's amazing what the combination of a zero sum watch budget + a collection of pieces you all like can do.

Now whenever I look at anything that comes out I think of it as a substitute of something I have, plus the money has to match (more or less).

I could do a (probably temporary) swap between my SKX009 and this one, but I'd be $900 short.

I would either have to sell my GS (not happening) or the Glycine + the Ginault (also not happening for this piece).

That's why I became a whiny bitch.

:cheers:

User avatar
dnslater
Posts: 5325
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:52 pm
Name: Nick
Location: Indiana, USA

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by dnslater » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:53 pm

Seppia wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:45 am
I could do a (probably temporary) swap between my SKX009 and this one, but I'd be $900 short.

I would either have to sell my GS (not happening) or the Glycine + the Ginault (also not happening for this piece).

That's why I became a whiny bitch.

:cheers:
Sell the Ginault and Glycine. This is really not that big.

thabends
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:04 am

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by thabends » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:05 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:03 am
This is perfect:

Image
Which specific strap is this? Love it.

User avatar
CGSshorty
Admin
Posts: 30627
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:18 pm
Location: Boynton Beach, FL

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by CGSshorty » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:10 am

thabends wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:03 am
This is perfect:

Image
Which specific strap is this? Love it.
That is the grey Shiznit from ToxicNatos.
"It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever."
David St. Hubbins

User avatar
hoppyjr
HJ
Posts: 30527
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:05 am
Name: Hoppy
Location: Washington State

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by hoppyjr » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:34 am

I got to see Shannon’s black dial version on Christmas Eve day. It’s much better looking in person and the hands work very well. I’d buy one.

User avatar
CGSshorty
Admin
Posts: 30627
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:18 pm
Location: Boynton Beach, FL

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by CGSshorty » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:21 pm

SBDC059:

Image
"It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever."
David St. Hubbins

User avatar
Torrid
Posts: 5512
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:43 am
Name: Heath
Location: Wisconsin

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by Torrid » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:06 am

Not feeling that green. The blue version is great now that it’s grown on me, but to be fair the 62mas design has never really appealed to me. I know that I’m wrong in saying this if I actually saw it in person, but considering that I don’t care for the original 62mas and the LE is so close in look to the the original, something looks cheap about it. This actually makes this 6R15 version look more appealing than the LE. In general I see the case design as too basic and blocky, hands too thin, and dial markers too big, though better I think these bigger arrow hands aren’t perfect.

I think I’m starting to appreciate the MM300 for what it is now and probably should have kept it.

User avatar
hoppyjr
HJ
Posts: 30527
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:05 am
Name: Hoppy
Location: Washington State

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by hoppyjr » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:16 am

I was able to try on Shannon’s black one a couple weeks ago and I was impressed.

unsub073
Posts: 1948
Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:26 am
Name: chris
Location: Florida

Re: Seiko SBDC051/053

Post by unsub073 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:37 am

I will be curious to see what the real world photo's of the green looks like.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests