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Seiko Watches - Underrated?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GQBaller, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Wrigglez

    Wrigglez Senior member

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    Here's my version of the Spirit. I switched out the band but I love it. It can't be beat for the price.

    [​IMG]



    God that is a beautiful watch. i have a seiko chronograph from about 4-5 years ago and i love it, it hasn't missed a beat (in fact it hasn't needed a battery change either) but i wanted a watch without all the cronograph stuff just a simple one, and that one looks perfict. time to go shopping.
     
  2. madaboutshirt

    madaboutshirt Senior member

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    so is Seiko the equivalent in watches as Lexus in cars?

    regardless I'd never buy a Japanese watch, still deciding about Lexus, it does have a nice interior...
     
  3. sam weidt

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    seikos are great watches.
     
  4. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    so is Seiko the equivalent in watches as Lexus in cars?

    regardless I'd never buy a Japanese watch, still deciding about Lexus, it does have a nice interior...


    The high-end, Japan-only Seiko is just as good as any Swiss watch.
     
  5. StopPolloition

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    I'm going to start checking there every day to see if they come up with a sale on a watch I just have to try. Thanks for the link.

    If you like Orients, check out http://www.orientalwatchsite.com/

    They're selling a similar black face version of the watch you linked for $69.

    I've been watching it daily to see what else I can pick up.
     
  6. Beta

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    I really like how this watch looks. Only place I could find it was on sunnywatches.com for about 300 dollars, and I'd have to bring it in from Europe. You wouldn't happen to know where I could get one online in the US?

    Seiko Chronograph Military Watch 100m
    SNN077P1


    all over ebay.
     
  7. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

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    My 1961 King Seiko, a similar quality/vintage Swiss will run you 2 to 20 times as much as I paid for this. Been checking it against my Citizen radio Controlled and it gains about 8 seconds a day. Not bad for a nigh on 50 year old watch eh?

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Warren G.

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  9. TheWraith

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    My 1961 King Seiko, a similar quality/vintage Swiss will run you 2 to 20 times as much as I paid for this. Been checking it against my Citizen radio Controlled and it gains about 8 seconds a day. Not bad for a nigh on 50 year old watch eh?

    [​IMG]


    A beauty to behold!
     
  10. unjung

    unjung Senior member

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    I really like how this watch looks. Only place I could find it was on sunnywatches.com for about 300 dollars, and I'd have to bring it in from Europe. You wouldn't happen to know where I could get one online in the US?

    Seiko Chronograph Military Watch 100m
    SNN077P1


    Seiko automatics are cheap as hell and very good quality for the money. I have two from the SNK8 line and am very happy (~5 seconds time lost per day), and my SKX007 is in the mail.

    Search eBay for "SNN*" and you'll find tons under watches. Many of the sellers are in SE Asia but have good reputations on the watch forums. Premierworld and Pokemonyu are two I've purchased from and their product is genuine.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SEIKO-CHRONO-WID...1|293:1|294:50
     
  11. gazman70k

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    so is Seiko the equivalent in watches as Lexus in cars?

    regardless I'd never buy a Japanese watch, still deciding about Lexus, it does have a nice interior...


    No, Seiko is the equivalent to Toyota in cars. They have the run-of-the-mill mass market watches and then they have the Grand Seiko, which is equivalent to Lexus. But that said, their mass market mechanical watches stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their more expensive, upper market Swiss brands.

    Put it this way, I'd rather own a Seiko mechanical watch than any low to mid tier Swiss watches(e.g. Logines, Tag Heuer, most Omegas, Rado etc).
     
  12. TheWraith

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    Go for the Japan-only Seikos, they're far better than the mass produced Seikos you'll find in your average US etc. store. I, too, would much prefer one of these high quality Seikos (or Citizens for that matter) than many Swiss brands.
     
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    [​IMG][/IMG]

    Sugoi kirei (very beautiful in Japanese)
    Noice (very beautiful in Australian)
     
  15. jbmarine

    jbmarine Senior member

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    Sugoi kirei (very beautiful in Japanese)
    Noice (very beautiful in Australian)


    Thank you. It really is one of, if not, my favorite watch. I just find it very elegant.. even when compared to my other, more expensive ones.

    Funny you mention Australia btw, that's where I got it! [​IMG]
     
  16. Mustapha

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    Today... gold plated job. [​IMG]
     
  17. dv3

    dv3 Senior member

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    I've never heard Seiko's being underrated, especially for the price.
     
  18. clee1982

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    Here's my version of the Spirit. I switched out the band but I love it. It can't be beat for the price.

    [​IMG]


    What's the model number of this Seiko Spirit?
     
  19. B2C2V

    B2C2V Senior member

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    What's the model number of this Seiko Spirit?

    I believe it's SCVS013, AKA Vox's JWatch.
     
  20. clee1982

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    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.
     

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