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post #196 of 358
Today... gold plated job.
post #197 of 358
I've never heard Seiko's being underrated, especially for the price.
post #198 of 358
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Originally Posted by mercretas View Post
Here's my version of the Spirit. I switched out the band but I love it. It can't be beat for the price.


What's the model number of this Seiko Spirit?
post #199 of 358
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What's the model number of this Seiko Spirit?

I believe it's SCVS013, AKA Vox's JWatch.
post #200 of 358
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Originally Posted by B2C2V View Post
I believe it's SCVS013, AKA Vox's JWatch.

Thanks, looks like I will switch the band if I do get it. There is no way to see a Seiko Spirit in person in the States (NYC specifically)? Find it hard to imagine not a single store in NYC carries Seiko Spirit.
post #201 of 358
The watches on Seiya's website are Japan-only market Seikos. They're not available anywhere else to my knowledge.
post #202 of 358
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post
Thanks, looks like I will switch the band if I do get it. There is no way to see a Seiko Spirit in person in the States (NYC specifically)? Find it hard to imagine not a single store in NYC carries Seiko Spirit.

As I understand it, it is for JP domestic market. Considering it is quite popular on the forum, some NYC based Forumites might be willing to meet you up to show you.
post #203 of 358
here is my Seiko,I think it is a good value for the money,I need to switch the strap for something better though,it is shit.This will be my last Seiko though.

post #204 of 358
Anyone know the seller? Is it legit you think? The watch looks nice. Thanks.

http://cgi.ebay.com/SEIKO-CHRONOGRAP...item3355c6a8ab
post #205 of 358
I absolutely love this watch: simple, elegant, timeless (pardon the pun!) http://www.seiyajapan.com/product/S-...5_SARB031.html
Thoughts / opinions, anyone?
post #206 of 358
It's an excellent watch from what I can see. Beautifully simple design.
post #207 of 358
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Seiko Watches - Underrated?
Very true, in countries other than Japan. At any price point, a Seiko watch (mechanical or otherwise, but especially mechanical) is extremely good value for the money. The best watches from Seiko (one example from the limited-production Spring Drive Credor line) spot some of the best finish and polish ever to grace the world of haute horlogerie. I'm talking Daniels / Dufour quality. They are also at the forefront of technical innovation, though their efforts in this respect is more geared toward the fundamental improvement in timekeeping, rather than ostentatious pushing the boundaries of complicated watches.
post #208 of 358
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The Credor stuff is the match of anything made in Switzerland and their Japan-only stuff is top quality too, much better than their mass produced stuff you see in most US/Australian etc. stores. That's probably the biggest reason why the brand is as underrated as it is, because most people don't see the Credor/Japan-only Seiko quality firsthand, they see only the lesser quality mass produced stuff.

What is a Japan only Seiko? I've read every reply on this thread up to page ten and I see a lot of so called "Asia-only", "Japan-only" 's. Are they really that much better than what you see in stores here in Australia? What exactly are the models that are considered by you guys to be excellent and are not found in the West?
post #209 of 358
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Originally Posted by vasili_leung View Post
What is a Japan only Seiko? I've read every reply on this thread up to page ten and I see a lot of so called "Asia-only", "Japan-only" 's. Are they really that much better than what you see in stores here in Australia? What exactly are the models that are considered by you guys to be excellent and are not found in the West?

Credor
Credor Spring Drive (ultra high-end)
Grand Seiko
Ananta
post #210 of 358
I've had two Seikos. One is a ss crono, I bought about 10 years ago and have used as a beater. This thing has taken a lot of abuse and still works great. This is an American Seiko and I 'm very impressed.
The other Seiko was made for the Asian market and didn't seem to be as well made. I called Seiko USA and tried to conform that it was real and they couldn't tell me anything as it was not a Seiko USA. I donated it to a charity auction.
Side note, I have heard that Seiko is the worlds largest watch maker. I wouldn't be shocked if the quality varied by country/market. That being said the ones offered here (USA), work as well as their more expensive counterparts.
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