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Seiko Watches - Underrated?

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

  1. kalye

    kalye Well-Known Member

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    I have one of the military seikos. The date started to jump every time it crosses 12. It is too cheap to repair and fit me small anyways. It was 35mm. Gave it to my bro.
     
  2. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Anyone know what happened to the Spirit model from Seiya? Are they no longer making it? If not, are they making an equivalent?

    This new limited edition is kind of hot. Expensive, but hot:

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  3. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Does look nice, Rambo, I agree.
     
  4. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    how 'spensive??
     
  5. Kei-bon

    Kei-bon Senior member

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    Just bought this Seiko Spirit. I like quite dull-looking watches. The color of the face is a faintly beige silver.

    [​IMG]

    I've had a Seiko 5 for ... 15 years now? Really like their watches.
     
  6. WorkingClassDude

    WorkingClassDude Senior member

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    VERY underrated
     
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  7. EEstlow

    EEstlow New Member

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    I'm doing a Seiko 5 story for GearPatrol.com. I'm wondering if I can use some of the above images. Thanks in advance!
    Ed Estlow
    aka EddieNTZ
    ed@edestlow.com
     
  8. sangiuseppe

    sangiuseppe Senior member

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    Does anybody know a reputable place where to get a seiko skx007?
     
  9. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Seiya Japan or Higuchi Inc.
     
  10. sangiuseppe

    sangiuseppe Senior member

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    Thank you very much, I will check them out.
    I have been looking for it, but with no luck
     
  11. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    If they can't help, they'll likely be able to point you in the right direction.
     
  12. Sam H

    Sam H Senior member

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    I recently purchased the SNK793 Seiko 5 watch. I don't know much about watches, but looking around it seems that the Styleforums and AskAndys of watches hold them in high regard for entry level watches.

    The best part is, it was only $60. It's "marked down" from $185, not really sure if that's a constant markdown or what. Here is the link on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK793-Stainless-Steel-Automatic/dp/B002SSUQF6

    The picture doesn't do it justice there. Look through Google images. The face is a dark blue which catches the light well.

    Here is a good picture from someone over at watchuseek http://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/wruw-3-28-13-a-838666-12.html#post6145665
     
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  13. JMartin

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    Ye they are really good quality.
    Father had one and think its still going after years.
    Good build quality, just the name doesn't carry as much weight as Rolex and others.
     
  14. mateo44

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    +1 for Seiya. I got my Seiko Alpinist, SARB059 (below) from there. Great service.

    59[​IMG]

    (see below). Great service.
     
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  15. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Seiya-san is the best.
     
  16. SomethingsFishy

    SomethingsFishy Senior member

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    Seiko is tremendously underrated. The Cocktail time in steel beats the pants off of any ETA competitor in the price range, and the Grand Seiko line is positively sublime.


    Hell, even their older quartz pieces can be charming. I'm currently wearing a 7A28-7049 that I found in a thrift store for less than ten bucks :)
     
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  17. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    I just bought this recently. Great watch for the price:

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  18. Keller

    Keller Senior member

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    Sometimes you can find some seiko models on discount for around 100 dollars, and some of them are quite nice. This quality/price ratio is hard to beat
     
  19. kentyman

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    Amazon has a ton of Seiko 5s for well under $100, and often closer to $60.
     

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