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Old 12-30-2017, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If any one can enlighten me on JDM Seikos I would greatly appreciate it. I now they are pieces that are made only for the Japanese market.....what Im curious to know is what your favorite pieces are?

I recently learned of the Alpinist and really fell in love with it. What other pieces DO YOU LOVE? Trying to learn about this niche area. If you have any info on the best ways to obtain that too would be helpful. I know of Longislandwatches who I think brings in JDMs. Ive heard of Seiya in Japan too. Are the pros and cons to buying direct from Japanese dealers?

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I can vote for Seiya. Good contact, fast shipping. Be aware that (at least here in my country) the parcels from China/Japan/Australia/USA are caught in customs quite regularly. Meaning that you will have to pay custom taxes too.
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I can vote for Seiya. Good contact, fast shipping. Be aware that (at least here in my country) the parcels from China/Japan/Australia/USA are caught in customs quite regularly. Meaning that you will have to pay custom taxes too.
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Ive used Seiya and Higuchi. Both were terrific


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Seiya provides great service.
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I'm liking some of the early JDM tunas at the moment.
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JDM'S rock
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I too have used Seiya and Higuchi and they've been flawless. While Creation also carry some, they are receiving some very mixed reviews so I've steered away from them.
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Does anyone know what the import duties & taxes applicable when importing from Japan to the USA?
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I can vouch for the Alpinist! Gorgeous dial! My daily watch, tho, is the SKX007.
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Just got the Alpinist via Long Island Watch: solid, friendly, professional service. The watch, of course, lives up to its rep...ridiculously good value.

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well noted
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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That dial...oh!!!
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This is a hell of a watch - more than nice, robust and always a joy to look at. Well bought and congrats - especially now after reading that they will stop making them.
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+1 for Seiya Japan Prospex 62mas
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Never understood all the fuss over the Alpinist, not the ghastly green dialled version anyway. I would say you cant go wrong with any of the SARB33/35 line and SBDX017, but be quick as they've just been discontinued!
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Never understood all the fuss over the Alpinist, not the ghastly green dialled version anyway. I would say you cant go wrong with any of the SARB33/35 line and SBDX017, but be quick as they've just been discontinued!
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I'm inclined to agree. I do rather like the Alpinist on its official bracelet though; balances the dial a tad.

SARB033 is a sure fire winner however. Shame it's likely being replaced with an inferior movement.
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I'm inclined to agree. I do rather like the Alpinist on its official bracelet though; balances the dial a tad.

SARB033 is a sure fire winner however. Shame it's likely being replaced with an inferior movement.
Im very much regretting selling the 35 now but when I put it next to the DJ it quickly become a redundant piece.

I here they'll be bunging more 4r36 movements in things. Not too bad, same family, never had one perform badly. However, youre just losing 10 hrs power reserve. Which does come in hand over weekends for sure!
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Just to add: I'm personally far more impressed with the SARB033 compared to its cream dial counterpart. The SARB035 didn't command as much of a premium presence to me in person, which was disappointing considering how good it looked online.
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Im very much regretting selling the 35 now but when I put it next to the DJ it quickly become a redundant piece.

I here they'll be bunging more 4r36 movements in things. Not too bad, same family, never had one perform badly. However, youre just losing 10 hrs power reserve. Which does come in hand over weekends for sure!
I've heard similar things. It appears they're now reserving the 6R15 for more expensive models and the SARB033/35 undermined this, which is a shame but understandable.
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Just to add: I'm personally far more impressed with the SARB033 compared to its cream dial counterpart. The SARB035 didn't command as much of a premium presence to me in person, which was disappointing considering how good it looked online.
You really have to see them in the metal as I felt the same way about the 33. Weird.
33 looked cheap and the dial wasnt as playful as the 35's. Always seemed to look different, which i liked.
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That 62mas is unbelievable
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Thats nice !!
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I picked up a jdm on ebay the other week just to ad to my collection i think the jdm modles are nice !!
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