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Old 09-11-2017, 04:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Seiko collection from Manila, PH (warning long and full of wonderful pics)

I have been in and out this watch hobby since 2010, but 2016 got me back into Seikos again. I want to be active in this group because it is most informative here.

With the emergence of Facebook, new worldwide contacts and trading, my passion for Seikos were rekindled. It was hard to hunt for pieces I sold when I was active 5-6 years ago. Prices are higher for the discontinued pieces nowadays. Glad to have found them again, specially some of personal grail pieces that I will share below.

My first Seikos - The BFS produced back in 2009 and now with their daddy the 2006 ANA. Love the BFS




These sandblasted Limited Edition pieces sparked my interest again last year: the JDM Nano Universe, Thailand LE Zimbe Turtle and an old favorite the Snow Monster:




Then I discovered my love for titanium pieces starting with the JDM Samurai Titanium, Atlas and 2005 Seiko 5 LEs, Emeperor Tuna with its Titanium shroud, and most rare - the Orange Shogun.





The more special Samurais for me are the Thailand Limited Edition pieces released way back in 2006. I sold the yellow and orange LE years ago. But for keeps now are the Coke bezel Limited Edition pieces:





The SBDX001 Marinemaster 300 is a special piece that one must have in his collection:



I am also a fan of the PADI special editions pieces.




Other pieces:






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And only entering this year 2017 have I started to appreciate JDM vintage chronographs.






The grail 6138, the only JDM exclusive among all 6138s:




Glad to have birthyear pieces. This one is the 7017-6050 JDM Flyback:


Birthyear Baby Panda 6138-8000:


Birthyear Rare JDM Coke Pogue with "Forward" dial:

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My BMBY (birth month and birth year reverse Baby Panda and Panda family:




A modern reissue of the 6159 - the JDM MM300 50th Anniversary SBDX012 from 2014:






Finally one of my grails, the 6139-6002 Sunrise Pogue from December 1972





Love funky dials and this 7015-7020 didn't disappoint. Came with its original packaging straight from 1973.




With other Daini factory favorites:

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I love the 60's too. The Alpinist Champion 850 J13049 from 1962/63:




Seiko's first chronographs the 5717-5719 single pusher chronostops all from the Tokyo Olympic year 1964:




The grail JDM chronostop from January 1964, with a sector dial and eternity ring in the center, got it with the original box in almost NOS condition.




Seiko GMT World Time 6117 and 6217. The 6217s were 1964 creations for the Tokyo Olympics as well.






My 1964 Tokyo Olympics team:








Here are a few other 60s dress watches that I found.








Best of all is a grail diver - the Sunburst SilverWave J12082, NOS with original box and tags from 1961. This is actually the first dive watch before the 62mas. But since it was only rated at 50m and no external bezel, it wasn't considered a "real" dive watch.






With the release of the 62mas re-issue, I noticed that the vintage 62mas price went up. So instead of getting the re-issue, I pursued the best 62mas vintage pieces I could get. Glad to have found these two, the first release small crown 6217-8000 from April 1965 and big crown 6217-8001 from 1967.



The gem is this small crown of course:



The most iconic Rolex piece was the submariner worn by James Bond. The Seiko equivalent is Martin Sheen Captain Willard's Apocalypse - the 6105.

Lucky to have found the first 6105-8110 Proof from June 1970, with its original Tire Tread rubber strap and box.





And then followed up with these two more 6105 Apocalypse Resist with its original boxes as well, take note of the rare 3-fluted crown with the original Willard chocolate bar rubber strap.






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I honestly don't know where to start... so I'll just say **WOW**!

What a collection.
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Very impressive collection. Well done!
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That's a very impressive collection. Thanks again for sharing.
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You jumped right into the deep end with that collection. I get the feeling you will add more also. Looks great.
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I'm lost for words......
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Thanks for appreciating guys
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That is the most incredible Seiko collection I've ever seen. Congrats and I'm a trade jealous. Wow.
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You're right, these are wonderful pictures!

Whenever I searched for something "Seiko" on the net, there are always your pictures popping up in the image search - quite the complete collection

Thanks for sharing,

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Wow, stunning collection! Do you and @bertnet share a time machine? I have no idea where you can find such immaculate NOS where event the cardboard boxes look brand new! Thanks for sharing and I'll be hooking into your IG next.


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Amazing! I especially love your collection of the Panda chronographs. Only the 7018 Monaco Panda has elluded you so far
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Great collection, and now i can show my wife that i am not the only crazy Seiko collector
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Welcome ditoy_eagle. Fantastic collection you've built. I remember your handle from a few years ago when I hung around the Tissot forum on WUS.
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Thanks a lot for the kind words! Yes will hang around here more often.
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Wow.
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Incredible collection!
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This magnificent collection will surely be treasured and cherished by the future owners, your heirs hopefully, and the subsequent generations after them!
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Absolutely wonderful.
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Superb collection!!! Especially the diver division (at least for me)
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Amazing collection!!
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Impressive Collection; you could start a museum
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Wow!!!!! I love all tuRtles. What are your plans????
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