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Old 01-11-2020, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have collected and moved on many Seiko's in my time, I see some lovely Seiko and other examples in the WRUW threads daily.

I was just wondering, do you guys and girls have an all time favorite Seiko that you bought and would never move on come hell or high water ? Mine is the one that I bought from Jimmy 1963, Seiko KS Hi Beat. A close second is my Weekdater, they tick all of my boxes for me, what Seiko that you own ticks all of yours ?? Abeit vintage or modern
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The next one!
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Tough call, but probably the Panda. Mine’s a 6138-8021 (North American model); IIRC, it was the first Seiko chrono (and maybe the first vintage Seiko) that I bought. I had a couple Speedmasters, was settling into a chrono-and-diver groove, and when I saw the Panda, I was hooked. I found a pretty nice one for sale, forked over the princely sum of $175, give or take, and the rest is history. Yeah, that was a long time ago ;-)
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Tough call, but probably the Panda. Mine’s a 6138-8021 (North American model); IIRC, it was the first Seiko chrono (and maybe the first vintage Seiko) that I bought. I had a couple Speedmasters, was settling into a chrono-and-diver groove, and when I saw the Panda, I was hooked. I found a pretty nice one for sale, forked over the princely sum of $175, give or take, and the rest is history. Yeah, that was a long time ago ;-)
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Not even that hard to my surprise. If it would come down to just one Seiko it would be this.

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I have many Seiko, but my favorites are the Seiko 6138
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Bit of a toss-up for me I guess. It's either the 6306 or 6309.



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Thats an almost impossible question Johnny, for me at any rate.

My first Seiko was the 0624 which is still a firm favourite, really like a lot of the Bell matics, highly rate the 6105-811X, whats not to like about the 6309-704Xs ?, the 7548s take some beating (imo) especially the 7010, the 6139 range has some real beauties the 7549 Tunas are superb, a firm favourite has always been the 7As and of course the MM300 plus so many many more

Very hard imo to pick a favourite.
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As has been said that’s a tricky question but if I think that I had to sell all but one for some reason my MM300 would be the one I kept.

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No brainer for me,
5246 KS Vanac.


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Although to be perfectly honest its not actually mine, its on a long term loan from Jim W.
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Old 01-11-2020, 04:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This my favorite today. The Presmatic 5106 have a nice movement.
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It's a toss up between the old faithful 7A28 I've had for 36 years and a fairly newly built 6139.



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My favourite Seiko that I actually own is in a similar vein to yours for vintage, though I actually prefer the looks of the lower-end 6206-8040 from 1965 to the other 62s:
For modern, I guess the SARX055, though it's too big.

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This 6139 - 7060


Sadly I'm selling it. I've overhauled the movement and will refinish the case/bracelet.


He's collecting it on Thursday. I am liking that I'll make a decent amount on it ;-)
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My only Seiko at the moment — just received it yesterday but lovin it so far . . .

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Seiko Samurai Padi..
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This 6139 - 7060


Sadly I'm selling it. I've overhauled the movement and will refinish the case/bracelet.


He's collecting it on Thursday. I am liking that I'll make a decent amount on it ;-)

I would struggle to let that one go.
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Thanks for your input guys, some lovely 'keepers' there, very impressive.
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Probably this one.
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Love that KS Vyn...very, very classy

Probably my favourite Seiko. Definitely the one I wear the most and one I don't think I'd ever sell. It was the first "proper" watch I bought. The one that started my whole love affair with affordable Japanese timepieces.
Bought secondhand off eBay in 2008. I can still remember opening the box and going "WOW". I couldn't believe you could get so much watch for so little money ( You could get Monsters for little money in 2008 ). I added the Watchadoo and Seiko clasp from a Sawtooth fairly shortly after and it's been the closest thing I have to a daily wearer. It fell by the wayside for a while during the summer there as it's power reserve faded noticeably and the accuracy left a lot to be desired ( 7s26b anybody ? ) but a recent upgrade to NH36 has it back on my wrist again.

I'm sure you guys are probably fed up of seeing it by now though.....

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Thank you Graham, never get fed up with seeing an iconic Seiko !
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Love that KS Vyn...very, very classy

Probably my favourite Seiko. Definitely the one I wear the most and one I don't think I'd ever sell. It was the first "proper" watch I bought. The one that started my whole love affair with affordable Japanese timepieces.
Bought secondhand off eBay in 2008. I can still remember opening the box and going "WOW". I couldn't believe you could get so much watch for so little money ( You could get Monsters for little money in 2008 ). I added the Watchadoo and Seiko clasp from a Sawtooth fairly shortly after and it's been the closest thing I have to a daily wearer. It fell by the wayside for a while during the summer there as it's power reserve faded noticeably and the accuracy left a lot to be desired ( 7s26b anybody ? ) but a recent upgrade to NH36 has it back on my wrist again.

I'm sure you guys are probably fed up of seeing it by now though.....

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Got to be this Grand Quartz from 1977,



followed closely by this 4823-5017 from 1976 ........


In both cases it's the dials that really get me..
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For me it has to be this . . .
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Not even that hard to my surprise. If it would come down to just one Seiko it would be this.
Solid choice Phil - that's the all-purpose mission watch IMO. killer.
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