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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Mr_Pacman » Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:35 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:27 am

Personal opinion, but I think these new STO limited edition Seiko's are some of the best sub $1K watches on the market today bar none.

My "glacier" dial SBDC165 has become a favorite of my collection.
Yours, the MM200 and white/silver willard glacier dials are really nice. The 62mas and MM200 wear really well for smaller wrists. I'm starting to think the MM200 could be a better daily wear watch than my MM300 as it's quite big and bulky on the bracelet.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Ryeguy » Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:11 am

Mr_Pacman wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:35 am
Ryeguy wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:27 am

Personal opinion, but I think these new STO limited edition Seiko's are some of the best sub $1K watches on the market today bar none.

My "glacier" dial SBDC165 has become a favorite of my collection.
Yours, the MM200 and white/silver willard glacier dials are really nice. The 62mas and MM200 wear really well for smaller wrists. I'm starting to think the MM200 could be a better daily wear watch than my MM300 as it's quite big and bulky on the bracelet.
I agree. While I really like my MM300, the 62MAS reissues are just really easy daily wear watches.

I also own an SLA017 (the 8L powered LE 62MAS reissue) which wears equally well, but is a bit too nice to beat up on as a daily driver.

The SBDC165 splits the difference nicely.

As an aside, I added a MM300 clasp to my SBDC165 for on-the-fly adjust-ability. I'm not a fan of those fixed-length diver extensions Seiko incorporates on many of their divers. The MM300 clasp is much more useful. I even prefer it over those Strapcode ratchet clasps as the Seiko clasp at least looks normal length when closed. Those Strapcode clasps take up the entire underside of my wrist.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Mr_Pacman » Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:15 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:11 am
Mr_Pacman wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:35 am
Ryeguy wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:27 am

Personal opinion, but I think these new STO limited edition Seiko's are some of the best sub $1K watches on the market today bar none.

My "glacier" dial SBDC165 has become a favorite of my collection.
Yours, the MM200 and white/silver willard glacier dials are really nice. The 62mas and MM200 wear really well for smaller wrists. I'm starting to think the MM200 could be a better daily wear watch than my MM300 as it's quite big and bulky on the bracelet.
I agree. While I really like my MM300, the 62MAS reissues are just really easy daily wear watches.

I also own an SLA017 (the 8L powered LE 62MAS reissue) which wears equally well, but is a bit too nice to beat up on as a daily driver.

The SBDC165 splits the difference nicely.

As an aside, I added a MM300 clasp to my SBDC165 for on-the-fly adjust-ability. I'm not a fan of those fixed-length diver extensions Seiko incorporates on many of their divers. The MM300 clasp is much more useful. I even prefer it over those Strapcode ratchet clasps as the Seiko clasp at least looks normal length when closed. Those Strapcode clasps take up the entire underside of my wrist.
Interesting as I was going to look into replacing the MM300 ratchet clasp with one from the MM200 bracelet as I heard it's a direct fit. I find the ratchet clasp a bit too thick, but perhaps I should give it another shot. I find the bracelet on the MM300 to be a challenge in general as it's heavy and I can't seem to get a good fit by adding/removing a link or adjusting the micro adjustment. I can get a good fit if I release the ratchet once notch, but I don't love the way it looks. I think a rubber strap is my best bet on that watch but I just really like the way it looks on the bracelet.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Ryeguy » Tue Feb 07, 2023 10:24 am

Mr_Pacman wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:15 am
Ryeguy wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:11 am
Mr_Pacman wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:35 am
Ryeguy wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:27 am

Personal opinion, but I think these new STO limited edition Seiko's are some of the best sub $1K watches on the market today bar none.

My "glacier" dial SBDC165 has become a favorite of my collection.
Yours, the MM200 and white/silver willard glacier dials are really nice. The 62mas and MM200 wear really well for smaller wrists. I'm starting to think the MM200 could be a better daily wear watch than my MM300 as it's quite big and bulky on the bracelet.
I agree. While I really like my MM300, the 62MAS reissues are just really easy daily wear watches.

I also own an SLA017 (the 8L powered LE 62MAS reissue) which wears equally well, but is a bit too nice to beat up on as a daily driver.

The SBDC165 splits the difference nicely.

As an aside, I added a MM300 clasp to my SBDC165 for on-the-fly adjust-ability. I'm not a fan of those fixed-length diver extensions Seiko incorporates on many of their divers. The MM300 clasp is much more useful. I even prefer it over those Strapcode ratchet clasps as the Seiko clasp at least looks normal length when closed. Those Strapcode clasps take up the entire underside of my wrist.
Interesting as I was going to look into replacing the MM300 ratchet clasp with one from the MM200 bracelet as I heard it's a direct fit. I find the ratchet clasp a bit too thick, but perhaps I should give it another shot. I find the bracelet on the MM300 to be a challenge in general as it's heavy and I can't seem to get a good fit by adding/removing a link or adjusting the micro adjustment. I can get a good fit if I release the ratchet once notch, but I don't love the way it looks. I think a rubber strap is my best bet on that watch but I just really like the way it looks on the bracelet.
Yes, I agree that walking around with a clasp partially extended as an every day type thing would look kind of odd. For occasional use, fine, but not daily.

I think one of the issues with MM300 bracelet is it has relatively long links. I was able to find a good fit using trial and error between adding / removing links and using the micro adjusts on the clasp, but I can see how not everyone is so lucky.

If the clasp on your MM200 is the same as on my 62MAS reissue, you should be able to swap them pretty easily. The clasps are exactly the same width. The MM300 is a tiny bit thicker than the standard Seiko diver's clasp, but only about 2mm by my measurement.

I'm not sure, however, you are going to gain too much extra adjust-ability though in doing the swap. The "standard" Seiko diver flip lock has that "wetsuit extension" thing on the 6 o'clock side of the clasp which adds length to that side of the bracelet. It pushes the entire clasp toward the 12 o'clock side.

When I hold the two clasps side by side and aligning them at the flip lock rivet, the standard Seiko diver's clasp is the same overall length as the MM300 clasp with the same number of micro adjustment holes.

Where you may gain comfort is the standard clasp has the hinge between the "wetsuit extension" bit and the flip lock, almost like a half bracelet link. The MM300 clasp is stiff across its entire length. I've heard of some people actually increasing the bend on a MM300 clasp a bit to make it conform a little better to their wrist. I'm lucky that my wrist are a bit more rectangular so the standard bend conforms to me OK. .

Bottom line, if you have the MM200 clasp handy, do the swap and see which one is more comfortable for you. No modification is needed and the only tool necessary is a toothpick. I didn't even have to add or remove a bracelet link when I did the swap from the standard clasp to the MM300 clasp on my 62MAS reissue.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by spring-diver » Tue Feb 07, 2023 6:59 pm

Mr_Pacman wrote:
spring-diver wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2023 6:34 pm
SLA067 Image

LE 600

https://www.fratellowatches.com/new-rel ... iver/#gref

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That dial looks great and the strap will be very high quality. Much different than any other nato that sells for $20. Wonder how the black PVD would hold up over time?
Another interesting detail, the date wheel is textured to match the dial.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Mr_Pacman » Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:41 pm

That's just badass

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by gwells » Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:21 am

Seiko Introduces a Pair of Solar Diver GMTs

the case measures 45mm in width, 13.2mm in thickness and a very long 51.8mm lug to lug. good for some of you meaty-wristed bastards out there who complain about all the 38-40mm watches coming out nowadays.

https://wornandwound.com/when-seiko-sum ... re-abroad/

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by 59yukon01 » Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:43 am

^^^That's definitely a Sumo case.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Bob1035 » Thu Feb 09, 2023 9:33 am

I want to see that solar GMT in some other cases!

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by CGSshorty » Thu Feb 09, 2023 10:38 am

Bob1035 wrote:I want to see that solar GMT in some other cases!
I have no need for GMT, but I’d definitely buy a Turdle with that movement.
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by ezcheese » Thu Feb 09, 2023 11:10 am

59yukon01 wrote:
Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:43 am
^^^That's definitely a Sumo case.
yeah people are already calling those the solar sumos :cheers:
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by ezcheese » Thu Feb 09, 2023 11:15 am

spring-diver wrote:
Tue Feb 07, 2023 6:59 pm
Mr_Pacman wrote:
spring-diver wrote:
Sun Feb 05, 2023 6:34 pm
SLA067 Image

LE 600

https://www.fratellowatches.com/new-rel ... iver/#gref

Image

Image

That dial Image

Image

Image
That dial looks great and the strap will be very high quality. Much different than any other nato that sells for $20. Wonder how the black PVD would hold up over time?
Another interesting detail, the date wheel is textured to match the dial.

Image
Excellent work detective! 🧐
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by AtomicTom » Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:02 pm

Guys, have you seen Seiko's newest Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph?

This watch, reference # SRQ045 has details like a 42.5mm black hard coated
stainless steel case, black matte sandblasted dial with red and white accents,
black calfskin leather strap, plus the Seiko 8R46 automatic chrono movement.


Just a few pictures...


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Time and Watches along with Seiko as well for you...


https://timeandtidewatches.com/introduc ... ph-srq045/

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

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by ezcheese » Thu Feb 09, 2023 2:45 pm

AtomicTom wrote:
Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:02 pm
Guys, have you seen Seiko's newest Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph?

This watch, reference # SRQ045 has details like a 42.5mm black hard coated
stainless steel case, black matte sandblasted dial with red and white accents,
black calfskin leather strap, plus the Seiko 8R46 automatic chrono movement.


Just a few pictures...


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Image



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Time and Watches along with Seiko as well for you...


https://timeandtidewatches.com/introduc ... ph-srq045/

https://www.seikowatches.com/us-en
I like it Tom, what about you? At 3,000 Euros it’s a bit steep but it’s sharp looking.
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by AtomicTom » Fri Feb 10, 2023 8:10 am

ezcheese wrote:
Thu Feb 09, 2023 2:45 pm
AtomicTom wrote:
Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:02 pm
Guys, have you seen Seiko's newest Speedtimer Mechanical Chronograph?

This watch, reference # SRQ045 has details like a 42.5mm black hard coated
stainless steel case, black matte sandblasted dial with red and white accents,
black calfskin leather strap, plus the Seiko 8R46 automatic chrono movement.


Just a few pictures...


Image



Image



Image
Time and Watches along with Seiko as well for you...


https://timeandtidewatches.com/introduc ... ph-srq045/

https://www.seikowatches.com/us-en
I like it Tom, what about you? At 3,000 Euros it’s a bit steep but it’s sharp looking.

:) Yup, I definitely won’t be picking one up sir. But it is cool to see. :thumbsup:

In situations like this I think a lot of people just look for a nice sporty
looking black PVD coated watch to scratch an itch a watch like this
might cause. :grin:

I’m with you, $3000 is a bit up there. And I honestly don’t get what
is behind the pricing. But it’s a nice looking watch thst’s for sure.

Something else very cool was hearing what you had to say, so thanks
so so much once again !!!

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Bob1035 » Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:41 am

They have to charge extra for all the material in those pushers maybe?

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Ryeguy » Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:48 am

Bob1035 wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:41 am
They have to charge extra for all the material in those pushers maybe?
It was just a bit chilly on the photo shoot set.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by ezcheese » Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:50 am

Bob1035 wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:41 am
They have to charge extra for all the material in those pushers maybe?
You think those pushers are big? hehe
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by AtomicTom » Mon Feb 13, 2023 8:54 am

Bob1035 wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:41 am
They have to charge extra for all the material in those pushers maybe?
Ryeguy wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:48 am
[quote=Bob1035 post_id=<a href="tel:1446320">1446320</a> time=<a href="tel:1676058083">1676058083</a> user_id=20983]
They have to charge extra for all the material in those pushers maybe?
It was just a bit chilly on the photo shoot set.
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ezcheese wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2023 11:50 am
[quote=Bob1035 post_id=<a href="tel:1446320">1446320</a> time=<a href="tel:1676058083">1676058083</a> user_id=20983]
They have to charge extra for all the material in those pushers maybe?
You think those pushers are big? hehe
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:lol: Those aren’t pushers right guys?! They are space stations. :grin:
(Star Wars reference) :) ..It’s true though, they are pretty big no
doubt. ;) Thanks a ton for making me, or us smile everyone !!!

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by AtomicTom » Mon Feb 13, 2023 8:57 am

Hey everyone, did you see these vintage inspired King Seikos?

These watches come with 37mm to 39mm stainless steel cases, as well as
bracelets, very eye-catching dials, the Seiko 6R55 And much much more.


Some pictures guys...




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W&W and Seiko as well for you...

https://wornandwound.com/a-new-collecti ... niversary/


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

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by pbj204 » Mon Feb 13, 2023 9:48 am

I wish those king seikos had better movements, but they are nice.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by jswing » Tue Feb 14, 2023 5:18 am

These new King Seikos look nice. The 37mm size of the previous model kept me from thinking too seriously about them, but 39 should be just about perfect. Could do without the 3 days text on the dial, but oh well.

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by Henryj » Fri Feb 17, 2023 1:28 pm

gwells wrote:
Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:21 am
Seiko Introduces a Pair of Solar Diver GMTs

the case measures 45mm in width, 13.2mm in thickness and a very long 51.8mm lug to lug. good for some of you meaty-wristed bastards out there who complain about all the 38-40mm watches coming out nowadays.

https://wornandwound.com/when-seiko-sum ... re-abroad/

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Not fer nuttin’ but Seiya also shows a black dial version on his website.
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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by AtomicTom » Wed Feb 22, 2023 9:53 am

Just seeing these new Seiko 5 Sports Field models in a new 36mm size.
How about you guys?

There look to be two black dialed versions, along with a beige dialed model.
All with 36.4mm brushed stainless steel cases, calibre 4R36 along with both
nato straps, stainless steel bracelets and more.


Some pictures everyone...



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Monochrome Watches, along with Seiko with this and more...

https://monochrome-watches.com/introduc ... ecs-price/

https://www.seikowatches.com/

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Re: New Seiko Thread

Post by CGSshorty » Tue Mar 07, 2023 7:37 pm

New auto GMTs.

Green #SPB381 #SBEJ009
Black #SPB383 #SBEJ011
Save the Ocean (4000 Pcs) #SBEJ013

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