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Errr ... chrono buttons but no chrono? What am I missing here?
post #5912 of 6354
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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post

Errr ... chrono buttons but no chrono? What am I missing here?

It is a chrono. I think the OP was just mentioning what you can see in the photo.
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Anyone have experience with the Seiko Sea Urchin? I am looking for a Rolex Sub alternative, but I keep hearing that the Seiko bracelet is cheap and rattly. Any suggestions for a replacement bracelet or another alternative that is a bit more substantial? Thoughts on what I assume is a previously discussed topic?

post #5914 of 6354
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

Anyone have experience with the Seiko Sea Urchin? I am looking for a Rolex Sub alternative, but I keep hearing that the Seiko bracelet is cheap and rattly. Any suggestions for a replacement bracelet or another alternative that is a bit more substantial? Thoughts on what I assume is a previously discussed topic?
Not sure what your budget is, but have you considered the JDM model Seiko Sumo (SBDC001)? They are a bit pricey, but really well built.
post #5915 of 6354
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Not sure what your budget is, but have you considered the JDM model Seiko Sumo (SBDC001)? They are a bit pricey, but really well built.

44 mm is larger than I am looking for. Even 42 is pushing it for my personal preference, but the options at 40 and 38 mm are pretty slim. Thanks for the recommendation. 

 

Any thoughts on a replacement bracelet of higher quality for a Sea Urchin?

post #5916 of 6354
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

44 mm is larger than I am looking for. Even 42 is pushing it for my personal preference, but the options at 40 and 38 mm are pretty slim. Thanks for the recommendation. 

Any thoughts on a replacement bracelet of higher quality for a Sea Urchin?

I'd check out Stapcode. Their bracelets are a pretty good value and they have just about every size and style imaginable. I'd maybe go with a Jubilee style for the Sea Urchin, though an Oyster would look good too. I've bought a few different bracelets from them without any problems.

FWIW, MassDrop is currently offering the Sea Urchin at $120.
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

44 mm is larger than I am looking for. Even 42 is pushing it for my personal preference, but the options at 40 and 38 mm are pretty slim. Thanks for the recommendation. 

Any thoughts on a replacement bracelet of higher quality for a Sea Urchin?
Hmmm. Yea, I didn't consider the diameter. What about the Seiko SKX031? It's considered the Seiko Sub. 40mm and all. I had one and I had no issues with the bracelet.

Sorry, I don't have any bracelet recommendations.
post #5918 of 6354
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post


I'd check out Stapcode. Their bracelets are a pretty good value and they have just about every size and style imaginable. I'd maybe go with a Jubilee style for the Sea Urchin, though an Oyster would look good too. I've bought a few different bracelets from them without any problems.

FWIW, MassDrop is currently offering the Sea Urchin at $120.

They are, but I can get the same watch on Amazon prime for $130 and will have it in like 11 hours instead of relying on Massdrop's spotty at best service. It is high on the list, but my questions remain about getting a high quality bracelet for it. I might have to just go the nato route, but that isnt my first choice.

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


Hmmm. Yea, I didn't consider the diameter. What about the Seiko SKX031? It's considered the Seiko Sub. 40mm and all. I had one and I had no issues with the bracelet.

Sorry, I don't have any bracelet recommendations.

Unless I am mistaken, the SKX031 is not currently in production...

post #5919 of 6354
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post

They are, but I can get the same watch on Amazon prime for $130 and will have it in like 11 hours instead of relying on Massdrop's spotty at best service. It is high on the list, but my questions remain about getting a high quality bracelet for it. I might have to just go the nato route, but that isnt my first choice.

Unless I am mistaken, the SKX031 is not currently in production...
I'm just full of bad advice today. Sorry. I haven't kept up on the SKX series in quite a while.
post #5920 of 6354
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Originally Posted by bdavro23 View Post
 

Anyone have experience with the Seiko Sea Urchin? I am looking for a Rolex Sub alternative, but I keep hearing that the Seiko bracelet is cheap and rattly. Any suggestions for a replacement bracelet or another alternative that is a bit more substantial? Thoughts on what I assume is a previously discussed topic?

i wear a sea urchin with the seiko oyster bracelet. my other watch is on a leather strap so i don't have a great comparison point, but i think the oyster bracelet is pretty good. definitely haven't had any rattle or noise issues with mine and i've been banging it around for a year now. at any rate i looked into the watch here and elsewhere before pulling the trigger and didn't see anyone suggesting a bracelet upgrade beyond the oyster; those who change the bracelet seemed to go nato. so, for better or worse, i don't think you're missing out on any list of alternative options along the lines that you hoped for.

post #5921 of 6354
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Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post

Errr ... chrono buttons but no chrono? What am I missing here?


I meant to say the chrono buttons are also screw-down. You can lock them in place so you don't accidently push them under water. A feature usually found in much more expensive watches.

post #5922 of 6354
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Originally Posted by stylexchangemtl View Post


I meant to say the chrono buttons are also screw-down. You can lock them in place so you don't accidently push them under water. A feature usually found in much more expensive watches.

It's a nice looking watch - at first I couldn't make out the chrono complications!

I think the screw down pushers are as you say a good feature usually found on higher end watches. I'd guess that the main reason for having them screw down is to add to water resistance. I have a non Seiko chrono with a screw down crown but non screw down pushers which seems a bit pointless to me - I don't wear it in water!
post #5923 of 6354
What do to u guys think about Brathwait watches?




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Edited by White Lotus - 7/13/16 at 5:06am
post #5924 of 6354
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post

What do to u guys think about Brathwait watches?

If I was just starting out it's probably the watch I'd buy as a dress watch (although potentially the 36mm and not the 40mm), but nothing special. I could still buy a Seiko for 50% less or a nicer Seiko for only a little more. 

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Originally Posted by MSchapiro View Post

If I was just starting out it's probably the watch I'd buy as a dress watch (although potentially the 36mm and not the 40mm), but nothing special. I could still buy a Seiko for 50% less or a nicer Seiko for only a little more. 
is amazon a good plce to get a seiko?
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