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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by dnslater » Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:35 am

spring-diver wrote:
Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:10 pm
Damn! This is friking killer 💙🔥

https://youtu.be/oRAJNJ4UWX0
Watch is definitely hot, nice to see that at least anecdotally the tested watch was super accurate. Hopefully they are regulating them for this $$.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by AtomicTom » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:24 am

Not sure if you guys caught Seiko's new Prospex Save the Ocean
Monster, along with Baby Tuna yet.

It looks like both of the watches have a new deeper blue textured
with penguins as part of the dial pattern. Then you also have 200M
WR,Hardlex crystals, unidirectional bezels, nice bracelets, and straps.
But the Monster has a 42.4mm case, and has the 4R36 inside. While
the Baby Tuna has a 43.2mm case, and 4R35 underneath everything.

Some pictures for you...


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Fratello Watches, and Seiko with a a lot more...

https://www.fratellowatches.com/seiko-s ... e-watches/

https://www.seikowatches.com/us-en

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by mattcantwin » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:11 am

Nice, Tom; I might add that Tuna down the line.
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by AtomicTom » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:12 am

mattcantwin wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:11 am
Nice, Tom; I might add that Tuna down the line.
Thanks a ton for sharing your thoughts sir !!!

I am picturing it on your wrist now Matt. 8-) Would be awesome I think. :)
Because the watch itself is so unique, but then these dials Seiko have
been coming up with in the last few years add even more personality
too. ..I'm so happy you liked them !

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by AtomicTom » Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:47 pm

O.K., and here's another new Seiko you may, or may not have already
checked out guys.

This new Grand Seiko Spring Drive ‘White Birch’ is part of the Evolution
9 Collection. And adds the Caliber 9RA2 Spring Drive movement to the
watch. In addition, you have a 40mm Zaratsu polished stainless steel
case, 100m WR, dual curved sapphire crystal, eye-catching textured
'White Birch' effect dial, and nice stainless steel bracelet too.

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Links to Master Horologer, and Seiko with this, and more...

https://masterhorologer.com/2022/01/11/ ... e-slga009/

https://www.seikowatches.com/us-en

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by hoppyjr » Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:07 pm

dnslater wrote:
spring-diver wrote:
Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:10 pm
Damn! This is friking killer ImageImage

https://youtu.be/oRAJNJ4UWX0
Watch is definitely hot, nice to see that at least anecdotally the tested watch was super accurate. Hopefully they are regulating them for this $$.
8L35? If so, the guys on the SLA049/051 thread on WUS seem to be reporting decent accuracy too.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:09 pm

That looks nice Tom, and I'm sure it's incredibly well finished. Even so, so many of these GS releases are such a minor tweak on a common theme. They probably have 200 references over the last couple years that are effectively identical to the above.

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New Seiko Thread

Post by Chocodove » Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:24 pm

I’ll probably be picking up something new for the first time in a long time soon and was really considering the SLA055…but I could get a BB58 blue for the same/less (depending on Seiko discount). Can’t see the Seiko being more versatile or a better value…

Nice review, though.
- Todd

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by dnslater » Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:45 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:09 pm
That looks nice Tom, and I'm sure it's incredibly well finished. Even so, so many of these GS releases are such a minor tweak on a common theme. They probably have 200 references over the last couple years that are effectively identical to the above.
The White Birch high beat is the best selling Grand Seiko watch right now, mainly because it has a design similar to the Snowflake, but is probably the only Grand Seiko that is completely brushed, so it feels more modern. Smart of them to make a Spring Drive version.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Ryeguy » Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:15 pm

dnslater wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:45 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:09 pm
That looks nice Tom, and I'm sure it's incredibly well finished. Even so, so many of these GS releases are such a minor tweak on a common theme. They probably have 200 references over the last couple years that are effectively identical to the above.
The White Birch high beat is the best selling Grand Seiko watch right now, mainly because it has a design similar to the Snowflake, but is probably the only Grand Seiko that is completely brushed, so it feels more modern. Smart of them to make a Spring Drive version.
I’d wear that White Birch Spring Drive for certain. I found the Snowflake a bit larger than expected, so this at 40mm might wear a bit better.

I also like the power reserve indicator on the back under the rotor. It’s there to see it when you’d like to know the reserve (like in the morning as you put on the watch), but not cluttering up the dial. Very nice enhancement.

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