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  1. evode Sep 27, 2022

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    Seiko has a wide range of timepieces. I was curious about what is your most favorite Seiko?
    Mine is SRPD51K2.
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    Good looking, reliable with hardlex, 100m and cheap.
     
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  2. reverbtime Oct 6, 2022

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    To me the classic SARB017.
     
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  3. janice&fred Oct 6, 2022

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    I like my Seiko alarm as it screams 70's snazz. However I can also appreciate the modern stuff like the diver pictured in the opening post :thumbsup:
     
  4. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Oct 6, 2022

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    Only have three although her ladyship owns one, difficult choice but it would probably be the Sumo :thumbsup:

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  5. Yo32Leigh Oct 8, 2022

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    Hmmm.... decisions decisions :)
     
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  6. mahomes Oct 8, 2022

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    There’s so many, but probably SARB033/035
     
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  7. byunjoe Oct 8, 2022

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    I really like the SCVE003 Spirit 'Rising Sun'. I probably wouldn't daily it but the offset 24 hour subdial is really striking and gives the watch a novel appearance. *not my picture*
     
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  8. rspace Oct 9, 2022

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    Are we considering vintage as well? Grand seiko?
     
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  9. ae86guy Oct 9, 2022

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    My Sarb (middle) is by far my favourite. I got mine just before prices skyrocketed. The value for the $ is unparalleled, even at todays prices IMO. You wouldn't believe how many people regularly ask me if I'm wearing a GS, most notably a watchmaker who SELLS seiko/GS at his shop and secondly a friend of mine who actually owns a GS :D PXL_20211003_040912067~2.jpg
     
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  10. Walrus Oct 9, 2022

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    I have a few seikos which I like a lot but my favorite is probably my old KS. But I picked up one of the “newer” seiko 5 divers at a little shop and I have been surprised how many watch conversations it has started. Usually something like “oh you got one to, I wanted to try something other than a smart watch it’s my first mechanical watch aren’t they great”. Or sometimes it’s another collector who picked one up to try or as a beater and was very happy about it. I think that’s cool when people who formerly had no interest in mechanical (auto) watches. It’s only happened a handful of times but considering I very rarely get any watch comments it was noticeable to me.
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  11. janice&fred Oct 9, 2022

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    Did someone say vintage? How about some old divers we gathered one day in the deep tropics.

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  12. pdxleaf Often mistaken for AI... Oct 10, 2022

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    SRPD63

    Best value ever. On sale (especiallyBlack Friday sales), cheaper than many straps. It even comes with bracelet. It's like buying an Uncle Seiko bracelet and getting a free watch head with a real Seiko bracelet. Quick set day, date, auto, exhibition back, 100m WR. Super comfortable, nice looking, solid build.

    If I'm being honest, there's no rational reason to own any other watch, not even a G-Shock.

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  13. TheGreekPhysique Oct 10, 2022

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    I like the SKX025. Less pragmatic than the 007 with the move of the crown guards back to 3 o'clock but better visual appeal IMO. Pepsi style bezel is nice. First watch that I ever got on a bracelet as I am more of strap guy. IMG_0568.JPG
     
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  14. jB1128 Oct 11, 2022

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    I love my Seiko's...all of them, so here's a quick tribute with some of my favorite photos.

    First up, my Presage SPB085, the Urushi Byakudan-nuri. My wife and I took a baby-moon to Japan in the Spring of 2019 when she was 5.5 months pregnant. I picked up this beauty at the Ginza Seiko Dream Square as a birth year watch for my son.
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    I wasn't familiar with this reference until seeing it there in-person, and despite it being "busy", I was smitten by the quality and traditional lacquering techniques used to produce this special limited edition. We went on to Kyoto and a few other places for a week or so, but upon my return to Tokyo, it was one of my first stops. Here's a nice promo video showing the artist crafting one of these special dials:


    Next up, my Presage SARX033. At under $800 this watch is a great bargain and I'd be challenged to recommend a higher value.
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    The dial looks to be a bright white, but is actually opalescent with a sunburst effect, the bracelet is also great on this watch, I've just always preferred it on a leather strap...

    These next two I'll group together. They are my Prospex SBDC065 and Prospex SBDC133, both referred to as Marine Master 200's.

    SBDC065 Special Edition "The Great Blue Hole"
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    SBDC133 Limited Edition "Island Green of Iriomote"
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    For something vintage, my King Seiko 5626-7041 Hi-Beat. Elegant, classy and it keeps tremendous time. As many have said before, these are a great value and are still available without breaking the bank.
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    Finally, my Grand Seiko, the crown jewel of my brood...the SBGA413 Shunbun
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    The craftsmanship and quality is off the chart, and at +4 seconds per month (!), it is easily the top timekeeper, regardless of brand, in my collection.

    Have a great day ΩF !!
     
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  15. J_Truth Oct 11, 2022

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    I owned both the Seiko Sarb017 (Green Alpinist) and Seiko Sarb035 (cream dial). I enjoy the Sarb035 the best. It has Patek Calatrava vibes.
     
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  16. bananapeanut Oct 11, 2022

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    I thought Grand Seiko and Seiko were different brands.
     
  17. bananapeanut Oct 11, 2022

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    Grand Seiko owners often make such claims about Grand Seiko quality being the best and all that, and yet what's that space for between the case and the end-link:

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  18. jB1128 Oct 11, 2022

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    I never claimed that the quality is the best...I just commented that in my opinion the quality is 'off the charts' and that it's the 'best timekeeper I own regardless of brand'. I was referring to the watches in my collection, and I do not own examples from every brand to make macro-to-macro comparisons...even if I did, I wouldn't waste my time doing so.

    Do you think that other watch brands do not have a space between the case and end-links? If so, how does the end-link articulate with motion around the spring bar?

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯...how many folks have posted Grand Seiko watches in the WRUW Seiko today sub?
     
  19. bananapeanut Oct 11, 2022

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    It shouldn't. Should it articulate around the spring bar ?
     
  20. jB1128 Oct 11, 2022

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    You make a fair point and upon further reflection, I largely agree. The end-links should not "articulate" around the spring bar, poor choice of words on my part. That said, I own only one watch that does not have some fractional gap between end-link and case, and that's because it is a fully integrated bracelet. YMMV.
     
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