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Old 08-18-2019, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Loving it !

Only let down really looking at this from a
modern perspective is the single
directional rotating bezel mechanism is really crappy and cheap. apart from that i accept the changes and very happy to own it

I know this watch inside and out and have repaired dozens for owners worldwide. Some ex army who used them in service, many original owners and others who are just mad about them. However iím not sure i want to take the back off it and would prefer just to enjoy it for what it is ( and without the worry )

- Fyi the pepsi option was a defo no go !



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Loving it !

Only let down really looking at this from a
modern perspective is the single
directional rotating bezel mechanism is really crappy and cheap. apart from that i accept the changes and very happy to own it

I know this watch inside and out and have repaired dozens for owners worldwide. Some ex army who used them in service, many original owners and others who are just mad about them. However iím not sure i want to take the back off it and would prefer just to enjoy it for what it is ( and without the worry )

- Fyi the pepsi option was a defo no go !



Hey Mate long time since you posted.Nice to see you back on here👍
Iím another in line for one to go with my original.
Iím hoping itís bigger than the H558 Original so thereís a bit of heft to it.
No deals on them at the minute I can find and £420 seems the UK set price?
Maybe buying overseas may bring a better price.
I looked forward to itís release and just hope itís as good as it looks.
Nice to see you Sir👍👏👏👏
New Version pic and my original Arnie Recently Relumed👍⌚️

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Ok, how does the "solar" function work with this particular watch? I have no clue, sorry about that😁

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Ok, how does the "solar" function work with this particular watch? I have no clue, sorry about that😁

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I assume the Solar Charge is through the Dial like most including Citizens Eco Drives.

This is a great read if your interested in a little light reading of it.
Iím a bit taken by the Gold Bezel Version But Iíve not seen its release yet anywhere?

https://www.fratellowatches.com/seik...selworld-2019/
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Gold bezel is JMD only I believe
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@seikoKid my one big question is did they keep the original digital adjust with the crown or did they move it to button set like the h601. Iíd love if they kept the crown set but doubt it.
Q 2- is there a light and does it dimly glow.
Q3- does it have the dual tone alarm.
Eagerly awaiting a call from my AD
Thanks for the update.
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Too many crown &#x1f602;&#x1f602; king arnie this one
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As soon as I saw this at Basel I liked it and felt it would be a success.
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@seikoKid my one big question is did they keep the original digital adjust with the crown or did they move it to button set like the h601. Iíd love if they kept the crown set but doubt it.
Q 2- is there a light and does it dimly glow.
Q3- does it have the dual tone alarm.
Eagerly awaiting a call from my AD
Thanks for the update.
Adjust with the crown... and then you push the crown in and the hands do a little dance and set themselves to whatever you set the digital too, wahoo! It's like magic.
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I think I’m going to let the dust settle a little bit before I decide on which of the variants I want to go after. An orange one would be nice!
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Very cool and very tempting.

My unit had the H558s to sign out if you were scout swimmer/combat diver in the 80s.

My wife bought me the later H601 in the early 1990s at Costco.

That and a 7002 that replaced my lost 6309 were my only watches for a decade.

My H601 has been relumed,
But in my 50s it is tough to see/use the LCD.
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Come on solar turtle.....
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I assume the Solar Charge is through the Dial like most including Citizens Eco Drives.

This is a great read if your interested in a little light reading of it.
Iím a bit taken by the Gold Bezel Version But Iíve not seen its release yet anywhere?

https://www.fratellowatches.com/seik...selworld-2019/
so no battery needed it seems? if so, that's cool.

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Adjust with the crown... and then you push the crown in and the hands do a little dance and set themselves to whatever you set the digital too, wahoo! It's like magic.
well, sh#t, that is a cool feature. i'm not sure i'm glad that you mentioned that. LOL.

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well, sh#t, that is a cool feature. i'm not sure i'm glad that you mentioned that. LOL.



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Youíre the third person to say that to me today, does make it a bit more tempting. Such a cool feature.


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No Gold Bezel Version there Lewie? Thanks anyway👍
The Pepsi Bezel one is there but it looks Weird on an Arnie 😮
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No Gold Bezel Version there Lewie? Thanks anyway👍
The Pepsi Bezel one is there but it looks Weird on an Arnie 😮
no I believe its JDM only - I posted the link for the discounted price
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Gold only JDM?
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Wouldnít you think Seiko would release all 3 Versions (Pepsi,Original,Gold) available to everyone? Seems they are missing out on a lot of Sales but itís pissing me off if I want the Gold Bezel Version being in the UK I have to buy from O/Seas probably pay extra for the Gold Bezel as well as Postage,UK customs tax(RIP OFF) and VAT!! 😡😡😡
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Wouldnít you think Seiko would release all 3 Versions (Pepsi,Original,Gold) available to everyone? Seems they are missing out on a lot of Sales but itís pissing me off if I want the Gold Bezel Version being in the UK I have to buy from O/Seas probably pay extra for the Gold Bezel as well as Postage,UK customs tax(RIP OFF) and VAT!! 😡😡😡
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Mine arrived today and they really are a fantastic recreation of the H558. I had one of the originals some years ago and wearing this brings the same pleasure and feeling that the original did.



The lcd illumination has been upgraded from the dimly lit bulb on my original.


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Wouldnít you think Seiko would release all 3 Versions (Pepsi,Original,Gold) available to everyone? Seems they are missing out on a lot of Sales but itís pissing me off if I want the Gold Bezel Version being in the UK I have to buy from O/Seas probably pay extra for the Gold Bezel as well as Postage,UK customs tax(RIP OFF) and VAT!!


I feel for you bro, I can only imagine what youíve been through with that extensive collection of yours.


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The dancing hands, Iím so curious now!


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