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Old 03-25-2019, 09:59 PM   #51 (permalink)
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So at this price point has anyone heard the details of whether the reissue's crystal is sapphire, the bezel is ceramic etc. ? It is very apparent that Seiko has spent a lot more time on hand assembly and hand finishing to a much higher degree as well as an upgraded (8L35) movement, limited to 2,500 pieces worldwide. But there in lies the rub for some. Given $4,250 what would you rather have ? A beautifully well finished reissue OR an original, period correct first run piece reflecting $4,250 worth of original condition, beauty and quality ?
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So at this price point has anyone heard the details of whether the reissue's crystal is sapphire, the bezel is ceramic etc. ? It is very apparent that Seiko has spent a lot more time on hand assembly and hand finishing to a much higher degree as well as an upgraded (8L35) movement, limited to 2,500 pieces worldwide. But there in lies the rub for some. Given $4,250 what would you rather have ? A beautifully well finished reissue OR an original, period correct first run piece reflecting $4,250 worth of original condition, beauty and quality ?

The crystal is double dome sapphire.


The watch to compare is not an original but rather an Omega, Tudor, Glasshutte, etc meaning you are choosing a new model luxury watch from the under $5000 category.
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The crystal is double dome sapphire.


The watch to compare is not an original but rather an Omega, Tudor, Glasshutte, etc meaning you are choosing a new model luxury watch from the under $5000 category.


Right, I agree. To each his or her preference. But at this price point I’m looking at some very nice Omega Speedy variations. As nice as the 6105 reissue is, do I want to drop that much on a new Seiko and not an Omega?


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Right, I agree. To each his or her preference. But at this price point I’m looking at some very nice Omega Speedy variations. As nice as the 6105 reissue is, do I want to drop that much on a new Seiko and not an Omega?


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This new model is much more than a 6105 re-issue and just because it doesn't say Grand Seiko or Credor on the dial shouldn't make the SLA033 any less comparable to some of those Omega Speedy variations, should it? Compare the specs and quality of construction and then decide.
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My favourite of the SLA reissue so far, really makes me want to sell some watches to be able to afford this one.
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Right? That’s a good point, you get that out of an skx why not upgrade it at least same as the MM.
That's the thing. If you compare this SLA to other modern swiss dive brands in the high end category, almost all of them are over the 300M. That water resistence mark also reflects the amount of work, RnD and material put in to the case. The 200M feels more like an entry/mid diver.
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That's the thing. If you compare this SLA to other modern swiss dive brands in the high end category, almost all of them are over the 300M. That water resistence mark also reflects the amount of work, RnD and material put in to the case. The 200M feels more like an entry/mid diver.
not really a big deal. some of the most iconic, most desired and valuable watches in the world are 200m watches.

yes, a lot of newer watches can go to 300m, but that's the world of watches. i KNOW i'll never go to a depth of 300m....unless i get a new, hot g/f who wants to take me to 300m. hehe.

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As others have said, money spent on this watch is mostly for the hand work and build quality. That design is tribute to the original, sure.

Only Seiko has the ability to pull the design out of the archives and it not be a fake or replica. This watch is not a replacement for the original ...but an entirely new thing.

A cool watch for the top 10% (with links to, and a pass from us regular Joes.)

All top guys wish to fit in but they like to stand out, as well. Other top guys will notice the quality, etc. but regular folks will just say "nice watch! I had a Seiko."

Only Seiko can get away with this.

Rolex is toast in the upcoming Serfs and Sheriffs era. This ain't the 80's.
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As others have said, money spent on this watch is mostly for the hand work and build quality. That design is tribute to the original, sure.

Only Seiko has the ability to pull the design out of the archives and it not be a fake or replica. This watch is not a replacement for the original ...but an entirely new thing.

A cool watch for the top 10% (with links to, and a pass from us regular Joes.)

All top guys wish to fit in but they like to stand out, as well. Other top guys will notice the quality, etc. but regular folks will just say "nice watch! I had a Seiko."

Only Seiko can get away with this.

Rolex is toast in the upcoming Serfs and Sheriffs era. This ain't the 80's.
I tend to agree with this, but don’t understand the Rolex reference, clue me in?
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The only Rolex that a regular Joe would likely have owned ..,would have been a FAKE Rolex.

No bonding with the regular gang there. Just jealousy.

My physician wears a chunky Solid gold Rolex with a rubber strap. He thinks that makes him OK with the regular guys. I think he's wrong.

Mercedes is out, Tesla is OK, etc.

In 1980 the lower 90% controlled 30% of the nations assets. Today they control 20%. That's not a 10% reduction that's actually 50% less resources.

The debt is 14+ Trillion. Rich guys aren't gonna pay that back. They're the ones that looted the store in the first place. Somehow it'll come from the working stiffs = serfs and sheriffs. Not meaning to be a downer, here. Guys buying expensive watches already know all this.

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