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post #226 of 363
Where can I find more information about modding Seikos with different dials and such? I'd love to get a Seiko 5 and play with the looks a bit.
post #227 of 363
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Originally Posted by mickeymickey View Post
Where can I find more information about modding Seikos with different dials and such? I'd love to get a Seiko 5 and play with the looks a bit.
http://10watches.com/
http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t208/yobokies/
Other than that, go to the Seiko forum on watchuseek.com
post #228 of 363
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Originally Posted by videocrew View Post
http://10watches.com/
http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t208/yobokies/
Other than that, go to the Seiko forum on watchuseek.com

Agreed. The Watchuseek forum is my go-to watch forum. I also use SCWF for Japanese watch lookups specifically
post #229 of 363
Got some new shoes for my Spirit =)
post #230 of 363
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Got some new shoes for my Spirit =)



Ughh, just when I thought I had definitely settled on making my next watch purchase a Sinn 556...

Although a 556 and the Blue Spark would fulfill different roles, I can't figure out which one I want more. How do you like yours?
post #231 of 363
May I ask which strap that is on the blue spark? In reference to Warren G's watch.
post #232 of 363
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Ughh, just when I thought I had definitely settled on making my next watch purchase a Sinn 556... Although a 556 and the Blue Spark would fulfill different roles, I can't figure out which one I want more. How do you like yours?
I really like mines. However, this is my first watch. So I have no experiences to give a comparison. You can't go wrong with either watch. The Sinn is really nice for the money tho. I'm actually thinking about getting it one day. Here are some pics if you're on the fence. Check out the lume...=o Pics from watchuseek
post #233 of 363
Yeah, one of my concerns with the Blue Spark is the lack of lume. I really love the way it looks though. Some might find it too plain, but the classic Seiko dress dial with the more modern blued hands really does it for me. I wonder if it's a little too dressy for daily wear though.
post #234 of 363
I wanted a Stowa Antea but now I'm trying to figure out why I shouldn't get a Blue Spark and an Alpinist for the same price.
post #235 of 363
having owned 2 Sinn 556s I can tell you that the lume lasts for about 5 minutes.
post #236 of 363
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I wanted a Stowa Antea but now I'm trying to figure out why I shouldn't get a Blue Spark and an Alpinist for the same price.

Aesthetically speaking, I am not particularly fond of the Antea. Some people have hangups about Seiko as a company, for whatever reason, but if that's not stopping you, I don't see why you shouldn't just go for the two Seikos. I've only heard good things about both watches, and I was just thinking about how I wish I could get both. Damn my lack of money. :I

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having owned 2 Sinn 556s I can tell you that the lume lasts for about 5 minutes.

What is your impression of the watch? It seems silly now that I think about it, but lack of lume isn't really a dealbreaker for me, just a consideration. And why is it that you have owned two 556's?

To no one in particular: do you think that the Blue Spark is a little too much on the dressier side for someone who is not a working professional? I'd hate for my watch to look out of context. I don't dress like a slob, but I certainly don't dress in anything that could be called more than casual, seeing as how I'm currently a sophomore in college.
post #237 of 363
I just picked up a Black Monster for a song recently. Absolutely solid divers watch.
post #238 of 363
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Originally Posted by tor View Post
Yeah, one of my concerns with the Blue Spark is the lack of lume. I really love the way it looks though. Some might find it too plain, but the classic Seiko dress dial with the more modern blued hands really does it for me. I wonder if it's a little too dressy for daily wear though.
Hey I'm also a sophomore in college. I wear my Seiko pretty much everyday. I normally wear ocbd sleeves roll up, slim raw denim, and tan pebble long wings/plain toe boots. Even on my lazy day when I'm just wearing a white vneck and jack purcell. I still wear the Seiko with a navy-grey or olive Nato. I just think the white dial is more versatile. Imho, the Seiko's 6R15 movement is good as any ETAXXXX. With the money you save, you can get yourself some suede wingtips
post #239 of 363
I had a (older?) seiko 5 superior, which from my understanding is a higher end Asia-only model of the 5 line. I assume it was a grey-market as I've seen no where from which to replace it. I've no idea which model, but it had only "XII" for 12, with a smoke face and thin hands. It was very nice, and it had enough weight that it felt like a "real" watch. It wasn't overly large (I'm not a big fan of the huge diving watches, unfortunately, and I have smallish wrists) and it was casual enough for everyday but dressed up alright. Sadly, it was lifted off of my desk and never seen again. At least I got it almost free at a garage sale! I replaced it with an Invicta Pro Diver (also almost free used) which is larger, but just as solid. I for some reason believe the movement is Seiko sourced but I am not sure. Either way, both Japanese automatics have been enjoyable in my opinion. I cannot compare to a Suisse or German watch though.
post #240 of 363
I needed to replace a Seiko (quartz) that got stolen so I picked up two from Hong Kong that I really enjoy. They are both Seiko 5's one regular and one "Superior 23 Jewels," I don't have pics at the moment but they look nice, run smoothly, and together cost less than $150.
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