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Old 10-29-2019, 04:33 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Omega x-33gen2 or the G shock DW series were my choices for an astronaut watch. Never did see that 2003 Seiko one.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:48 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Omega x-33gen2 or the G shock DW series were my choices for an astronaut watch. Never did see that 2003 Seiko one.
gen2 dial by toypoodleKimi, on Flickr
that's kind of not a fair comparison, first this Seiko watch is NOT a space watch but made from space shuttle parts.
Seconds that Omega x-33gen2 is not even Chrono and the price is 3 times higher than Seiko Nasa. so not everyone could afford it.
Third, the G-shock one, also the same, is a digital watch and not a chronograph anyway. there is way too much difference between these 3
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:50 PM   #53 (permalink)
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In case anybody's interested, I found another online review of these NASA SpinOff chrono's. It's in French, but Google translates it OK.

http://www.montrespourtous.org/viewt...hp?f=78&t=3371

Includes some nice quality photos of both versions, plus close-ups:


this was nice to see. thank you! the information or reviews were not much more than what we already knew but the pics were nice.
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The dial, although may contain the ceramic tile from the shuttle, is infact made from its paste. What I mean is that they had ground tiny bit of tile into powder, added some kind of binder and coated the dial with it. And as Dazzler had pointed out it uses a really cheap and impractical movement.

Sorry if this post seems like putting this watch down. But the Nasa connection with the tile is like saying " my watch has billions of years old metal that was formed at the core of a sun"

If a watch like this from Seiko was worth what you say, they wouldve atleast used a better movement.

Thus, my conclusion is that this watch is worth no more than $200-250 at most.
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1: How do you know how it was made -from paste and so on- ?

2. The Watch originally cost 1600$ back in 2003. since it's a limited edition item it even worth's more now on eBay. it's Valuable specially for collecting, even if you think it might be a weak Chrono. there might have been one or two people who could get their hands on this watch for cheap or not knowing it's worth, and selling them much cheaper on Ebay. but it doesn't make the watch any less valuable.

3. it's sad that doing such a cool vision / specially an idea where no other goods or watches has ever done / and has been done in such a beautiful way, would be criticized in such a way. Even if the movement seems cheap to you, the Watch as a whole, and it's beauty, and the use of something that flew in space in it, just knowing that, feels so great that it worth's every penny for a fan. If you guys want to banish and degrade such an amazing idea, then you are just looking at this as a Watch, and not from the view point of a Space lover Seiko fan.
Anyway.
I just came here to make sure people know it's a genuine Seiko Watch and not a Chinese knock-off. that was the purpose of this topic. So hearing bad things on this Watch kind of makes me sad.
So my work has finished here.

have a great time you all!

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I found it interesting that the topic had so much interest.

Interesting watch though...never had heard of it until now.

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Omega x-33gen2 or the G shock DW series were my choices for an astronaut watch. Never did see that 2003 Seiko one.
gen2 dial by toypoodleKimi, on Flickr
Since this one was too expensive and I would never get to touch one in my lifetime, I did a tick and risked buying it for the sake of selling, lol.
that way I could at least get to touch it once...
but you are so right. that watch is just damn fine. I would never buy it though. who would pay over 1500$ for a watch...

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