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I recently bought an orange face Seiko monster as a beater watch for work:



So far so good

myke
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Check out the first picture.
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I've also got this one from last year: myke
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^ Fvcked up! Now maybe aportnoy should do a group shot of his shoe collection.
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I understand that sub-$200 Seikos (such as the 5 series) are essentially disposable watches one throws away once they stop functioning, but what about the medium-to-high priced Japanese domestic market Seiko mechanicals?

When a watch that costs, say $500, requires service (e.g. movement overhaul), what does the buyer do? Service it locally with a watchmaker, send to Seiko's US service center or send back to Japan?
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I recently bought an orange face Seiko monster as a beater watch for work:



So far so good

myke

Nice looking watch bro - been thinking of procuring an OM too, my current beater is a Seiko Black Monster. A lot of watch for the money.
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Here's one that's almost identical. The shape is a bit different and It doesn't have a see through back.

Thanks for this. I will consider getting it.
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Originally Posted by Sartorially Challenged View Post
I understand that sub-$200 Seikos (such as the 5 series) are essentially disposable watches one throws away once they stop functioning, but what about the medium-to-high priced Japanese domestic market Seiko mechanicals?

When a watch that costs, say $500, requires service (e.g. movement overhaul), what does the buyer do? Service it locally with a watchmaker, send to Seiko's US service center or send back to Japan?

Hopefully someone can give me some advice, my situation is similar to the hypothetical one here.

I have the Seiko 5 military, same one as in Wes Bourne's pic above. After about year, it's starting to run a little fast... about 12 seconds fast per minute, actually. I took it to a local watch repair place in Toronto and was quoted $50 to service it. Since this is essentially the price of the watch, I declined. Is this a fair price to service my watch? On one hand I could use the money towards another Seiko (looking at the monster diver), on the other it seems wasteful to let the current one just sit there. Thoughts?
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I'm gonna be the proud pa of a Seiko (my first), hopefully by the weekend. Nothing fancy, just the chrono with the big black face, orange hands, brushed case (I suppose I could get a pic going after I get it). I wanted the one with the nylon strap, but it doesn't seem to be available, so I had to settle for one with a metal bracelet, which is basically a non-issue anyway since I was going to take off the stock strap anyway and alternate Zulus/NATOs on it. EDIT: Dang, I might be a little pissed, as my impatience comes back to fuck me in the mouth. I guess the one with the bracelet is NOT a matte finish watch, so I have to assume its stainless. Who knows, maybe I'll really like it, but I think I really wanted the matte. Worst thing is, the dealer I initially ordered it for accepted the order before telling me it was out of stock. I assumed since this an older model seiko, it could be weeks, if EVER they get it into stock (you know, like it got phased out and the dealer still had it on the site?) So I cancelled that order and ordered the bracelet model off amazon, only to find out the original dealer got the new stock on RIGHT AFTER I PLACED MY ORDER. So, goddammit, haha. Ultimately I guess this isn't a big deal, I can always return the one I get and re-order the other one... just adds a whole week or two to the process.
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Tempted to get this one next: myke
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If it's not clear already, mine don't get enough use.

I wouldn't mind a Tuna.



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Personally I find the styles pedestrian and monotone, but as long as you like 'em, rock 'em.
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This picture reminds me of the original owner of Watchnet, he owned 350 Rolex Submariners.
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I recently bought an orange face Seiko monster as a beater watch for work:



So far so good

myke



My Baby Monster.

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