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Old 07-11-2019, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default soooo, are all the -033 fans who got their watches in hand

actually wearing them and ENJOYING them? i rarely see those who bought a -017 or -025 wear them across a few forums; so, are they just keeping them in the sock drawer?

i hope you guys who picked up the -033s are going to wear the hell out of them and not just put them on for the occasional wrist shot.

a watch, whether it cost $100, $1,000 or $10,000, was meant to be WORN (how else could you enjoy the fruits of your hard work, right?)! =)

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amen to that. +1
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It would truly be a shame to not wear it.

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Anyone not wearing their 017 025 033... I'll gladly give them the deserved wrist time.

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I rarely sport any one watch more than one day in a row, the SLA033 just got 6 straight days, 2 days off, and now back on the wrist for an evening meeting !


So, yes, lots of deserved wrist time
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Guys you know me...
No safe queens , no mercy..

Here you can see first 033 pic in action on wetsuit ...

And my other SLA were used like tool watches.










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No safe queens , no mercy..

Here you can see first 033 pic in action on wetsuit ...

And my other SLA were used like tool watches.










WOW....NICE! now THAT is how a watch should be worn! is that for work or play?

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I rarely sport any one watch more than one day in a row, the SLA033 just got 6 straight days, 2 days off, and now back on the wrist for an evening meeting !


So, yes, lots of deserved wrist time
wow, 6 days in a row is a record for one of your watches. ok, thumbs up!

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No safe queens , no mercy..

Here you can see first 033 pic in action on wetsuit ...

And my other SLA were used like tool watches.
Super !
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And what do you say about SLA021?
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Which one of the SLAs is best suited for diving, @Cutlass?
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No safe queens , no mercy..

Here you can see first 033 pic in action on wetsuit ...

And my other SLA were used like tool watches.
Way to go Denis
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And what do you say about SLA021?
Great watch - made for a purpose
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Nailed the top of the hour:
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You are the man indeed!...enjoying these beauties to the fullest!

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Here you can see first 033 pic in action on wetsuit ...

And my other SLA were used like tool watches.










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She arrived ! Congratulations how are you liking it ?
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Over on WUS there’s an 017 topic which has numerous posts from regular and consistent owners inc me.

And there's an 033 topic again with many owners posting.

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She arrived ! Congratulations how are you liking it ?
Liking. Concerned at every door I walk through (bonking it on frame).
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Liking. Concerned at every door I walk through (bonking it on frame).
lol...it's always the first ding that hurts. the rest of them put "character" into the watch.

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Default soooo, are all the -033 fans who got their watches in hand

Just got my perfectly aligned one today. Its beautiful.





Its definitely chunky and heavy compared to my resist which is thinner and sits lower.
The original strap is of good quality and really comfortable but just a little long for me, way too much tail for my liking. I put on a wjean chocolate strap, but not a good fit around my wrist with this watch, its either too loose or too tight. Will have to try others maybe Larrys tropic or have a nice custom leather strap made.

Took this picture before swapping strap and setting time and date


The crown guards really get in the way of winding and screwing in the crown

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Just got my perfectly aligned one today. It’s beautiful.


It’s definitely chunky and heavy compared to my resist which is thinner and sits lower.
The original strap is of good quality and really comfortable but just a little long for me, way too much tail for my liking. I put on a wjean chocolate strap, but not a good fit around my wrist with this watch, it’s either too loose or too tight. Will have to try others maybe Larry’s tropic or have a nice custom leather strap made.
So glad it worked out for you. Never should any hand assembled watch have any issue.

Per Seiko parts department the strap is the definitely the same as the SLA025 and I believe could be the same as the SLA017 except for the clasp. Same black keeper. I have a thinner wrist at 6 3/4" and it works well for me but at the edge of tail as you say.
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So glad it worked out for you. Never should any hand assembled watch have any issue.

Per Seiko parts department the strap is the definitely the same as the SLA025 and I believe could be the same as the SLA017 except for the clasp. Same black keeper. I have a thinner wrist at 6 3/4" and it works well for me but at the edge of tail as you say.


Yeah Jon, you know Im kind of glad I went through that as it made me look at other options to spend my cash. Excellent service there at the boutique as they sent me pictures of the gss that interested me. Had a chance to grab the sla025 and went a couple nights debating it, but in the end this is the one I wanted to wear. Also realized that as much as I love the datejust im going to keep my antennas up for the next gs that strikes me like the sbga387 did, Im sure you had a good laugh at my naivety in hoping for that one lol.


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i don't see how you guys are saying the strap is too long. i have the same size wrist as jon and got to try on one of these watches. the strap is just about perfect for me. the caveat to this is that i usually put the keeper as far as it can go "to the left" if that makes any sense. i do that with all the divers; so, it made sense to do that with the -033 as well.

doing that gave me approx 1 centimeter of strap past the keeper which is not much at all.

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i don't see how you guys are saying the strap is too long. i have the same size wrist as jon and got to try on one of these watches. the strap is just about perfect for me. the caveat to this is that i usually put the keeper as far as it can go "to the left" if that makes any sense. i do that with all the divers; so, it made sense to do that with the -033 as well.

doing that gave me approx 1 centimeter of strap past the keeper which is not much at all.

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My problem with these straps is the material vs length. I bought an SLA017 strap for my 6105. They don't take a curve like other material so the tail is always sticking out to some degree unless I keep the keeper much farther down my wrist that I generally prefer. 1st world problems.
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Which one of the SLAs is best suited for diving, @Cutlass?

SLA017 is the best SLA model IMHO
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