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  1. Dsloan Jun 29, 2023

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    Ok, it's official: Seiko has so many new releases that we can't keep up with individual threads. If you see something new and cool from Seiko, share it here!
     
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  2. Dsloan Jun 29, 2023

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  3. Dsloan Jun 30, 2023

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    I'm not sure I love the lug design (a thing that I'm usually very opinionated about), but I'm considering grabbing one of these when they go on sale.

    I really love the humble heritage of the Seiko 5, and I'm glad to see them doing an accurate reproduction of the original.

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  4. kohster Jun 30, 2023

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    Now that I've noticed that the lume on the lollipop hand on the regular contemporary Seiko 5 Sports watches is on the opposite end of the seconds hand that actually points at the seconds, I'm thinking I really like this retro look one....
     
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  5. Dsloan Jun 30, 2023

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    Indeed, it is maddening once you notice it. And, the lack of a lume pip bothers me too. Yet, they have no problem fixing those issues on many of the LE models:

    Shin Kamen Rider for anyone who loves Seiko and contemporary reboots of campy Japanese action heroes, complete with a lume pip and a sensible seconds hand:

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  6. Aroxx Sets his watch Jul 1, 2023

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  7. Dsloan Jul 1, 2023

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    I think they are fun. Almost grabbed one last week:

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    For me, personally, I sometimes like have weird colorways of reissues. Feels less redundant when I pick up the real thing. That said, I'd try and grab these Seiko models used or on sale... MSRP on the SPBs seems a bit high for the quality.

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  8. Aroxx Sets his watch Jul 1, 2023

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    I'm a fan of the blacked out look on pretty much anything. It's just too bad the 253 doesn't have that pop of red on the second hand. I think the 253 is my favorite case/lug shape. The other problem for me is I already have 2 divers and too many watches competing for wrist time. I'm just not sure any new divers would get any wrist time.
     
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  9. BAJJ Jul 1, 2023

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    I really like the look of this as well and have put in a pre order with the Irish Seiko Boutique, should get it in a couple of weeks, I hope:)
     
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  10. Dsloan Jul 1, 2023

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    I didn't think to do a pre-order... Maybe I'll swing by a Seiko retailer this weekend to ask about that...
     
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  11. BAJJ Jul 1, 2023

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    I did it over email, and I tried to pay a deposit but they didn't want one so the pessimist in me is making me think it will never materialize, however I was dealing with an actual person so fingers crossed.
     
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  12. Dsloan Jul 1, 2023

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    You guys, you guys! There's a Seiko navigator 6117-8000 reissue coming in July/August. MSRP $1500. Also new colorways of the Seiko 5 GMT.

    The AD wouldn't let me take a pic of their internal newsletter, but looked like some fun stuff.
     
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  13. Dsloan Jul 1, 2023

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    I apparently just grabbed the last of five allocated to a shop near me. They say they should come in soon.

    Also, splurged on a really dorky but fun LE Seiko 5 while I was there. I should have not tried to make friends with a Seiko AD. This is going to get expensive.

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  14. Dsloan Jul 4, 2023

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    Seiko is showing off some new Presage models with lacquer dials. Not my cup of tea, but I'd be interested to see the dials in person.

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  15. Snooz Jul 6, 2023

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    Really nice piece, if anyone is looking for one in the UK, Lewins Jewellers still have them in stock at time of writing...
    Edit - Lewins now sold out but i see them still available at Beaverbrooks...
     
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  16. Dsloan Jul 8, 2023

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    Just got the call! (Pic from my Seiko AD) :cool:

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  17. kohster Jul 9, 2023

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    just noticed the (to me) interesting faceting detail around the day/date window. neat!
     
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  18. Dsloan Jul 9, 2023

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    Yeah, looks very accurate to the original:

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    Just funky enough to be fun and feel like something from the 60s/70s, without feeling dated.
     
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  19. deepsealight Jul 9, 2023

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    The Original looks better.
     
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  20. Dsloan Jul 9, 2023

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    This begs the question: can anyone think of a reissue that you would prefer over the original, if you could have it?

    I've got a few reissues that I really enjoy for their own merits and for the peace of mind that I can jump in the ocean with them without worry.

    In a few cases, I bought the original and liked it so much I bought the reissue for fun. Or, a couple of times, I bought the reissue while I was hunting down an elusive original in good shape.

    But I think they all pale in comparison to the original.

    For example:

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    Or:

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    Vs

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