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I've seen a lot of Seiko Divers watches in this thread, and have to say, I am impressed.

 

I now look online to see if I can find any of them to buy, but am kind of confused with all the models.

 

Any 101 on Seiko Divers? Also, is there a place online where I can find and buy them (except eBay)?

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by mfridman View Post

I've seen a lot of Seiko Divers watches in this thread, and have to say, I am impressed.

I now look online to see if I can find any of them to buy, but am kind of confused with all the models.

Any 101 on Seiko Divers? Also, is there a place online where I can find and buy them (except eBay)?

Thanks!

www.seiyajapan.com and www.higuchi-inc.com/index-e.html
post #3634 of 3924
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Originally Posted by darkdream View Post

What about this bronze watch?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zelos/zelos-helmsman-bronze-and-steel-automatic-watches
It seems to be the only decent kickstarter watch. I dial looks plastic like, but the creator is trying to fix that. Most bronze watches with cusn8 seem to start at 800.

Check out this thread, you'll find all the info about the watch here as well as a ton of discussion.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/zelos-helmsman-official-launch-giveaway-992247.html
post #3635 of 3924
I find those look very similar to the Longines Legend Diver.
post #3636 of 3924
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfridman View Post

I've seen a lot of Seiko Divers watches in this thread, and have to say, I am impressed.

I now look online to see if I can find any of them to buy, but am kind of confused with all the models.

Any 101 on Seiko Divers? Also, is there a place online where I can find and buy them (except eBay)?

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

www.seiyajapan.com and www.higuchi-inc.com/index-e.html

TheWrait posted my two favorite sources but http://www.creationwatches.com/ is another good one for Seiko Divers and they seem to replenish their inventory a bit more frequently than Seiya or Higuchi.
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Originally Posted by mjt73106 View Post

Thanks Wes for the link. Great information, let us know how your modification turns out. 

I'm extremely pleased with the result.



Great work by MCWW:

-case was refinished to remove a ding on the left side of the case and a prominent scratch on the side of the bottom right lug
-movement regulated
-dial, hands and chapter ring replaced (parts from Dagaz)
-crystal replaced (sapphire crystal from yobokies)
-gaskets changed (MCWW)
-pressure test
post #3638 of 3924
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Originally Posted by plot View Post

Check out this thread, you'll find all the info about the watch here as well as a ton of discussion.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/zelos-helmsman-official-launch-giveaway-992247.html

so glad i found this, just a few days up on that deadline too! haha
post #3639 of 3924
Thinkng if seling my TAG Huer Carrera...not sure if I will get its money's worth.

Any suggestions will be appreciated

......Sent from NSA Monitored Device
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Seiko divers come at varied price points. Seiko 5 divers can be had for well under $200, Prospex divers $500-$Thousands. There are some in between as well.

You'll need to figure out what level of quality and features you want. For instance if you want a hacking movement you'll want to go Prospex.

Don't forget vintage!

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Hello, could anyone give me a check if the following watch is authentic and what price range they usually go for? 

 

Sea-gull M177s

 

Here is the ebay description given:

Offering rare and popular model M177S from Sea-Gull. Watch is with amazing silver dial, in stainless steel, and leather strap (after market). 

They don't manufacture this model anymore and it's sold out everywhere. Very hard to find - COLLECTOR'S ITEM!!!!!

Complications: Date, Automatic.

Watch info:
Movement: ST16.
Width: 40mm (not including crown)
Width: 43mm (including crown)
Lug Width: 20mm
Lug to Lug: 47mm 


Quality of this watch is outstanding, precise finish, fantastic silver dial, see-through back. This is a lot of watch for your money! 

Watch comes complete without boxes or paperwork, I am selling just the watch.

 

This watch is in good condition, minor scratches and signs of handling. My pics show some dust and fingerprints, but watch looks much better in person. 

The movement is accurate and all of the complications function precisely.

 

 

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post #3642 of 3924
^ The Seiko SNX121K, shown below on a Tan strap, looks similar:
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post



The last one was posted by AlanC in the Wath P0rn thread.
post #3643 of 3924
I doubt anyone is making fake Seagulls.

Also, I suspect they are different sizes. The Seiko 5 is likely 36mm, while the Seagull looks to be almost Panerai size.

The seagull will also feature at least some hand finishing, as evidenced by the movement. I suspect there's a plastic spacer hidden by the case back, and the date and 3 looks goofy to me. That said its a few steps up from a Seiko 5.
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Nothing against Seiko 5s btw. Here's mine.
post #3645 of 3924

Go for a Seiko 5, just know that they usually come with folded link bracelets that aren't worth keeping. Sea-Gull has too much writing on the dial, the "since 1955" part is totally obnoxious and indices always look better than Arabic numerals, IMO, especially on something that isn't an obvious sport watch.

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