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Old 06-08-2019, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just thought i'd share this one i've had in the collection for some years, not worn it that much since i purchased it but always thought it looks nice. Everything works and the bell sounds, although it's slightly out from when you set the alarm probably just needs adjusting. What's the current consensus on these watches, are they "in" at the moment or something for the future? aka did i make a good purchase or not😂
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IMO Bell-Metic are fantastic little mechanical marvels. They are a significant watch design by Seiko and I think every vintage collection should have at least one.

Prices on these are rising and I think it's a keeper. These watches are always "in" ....
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The -604x style case was fairly "out there" when introduced, but it was very 70's and hip!

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Nice Bell! If the bracelet is near full-length, then double nice.
They are definitely holding, if not appreciating in value. Look at some of the two_vintage_seikos auctions to see how the market of aficionados responds to nice Bell-matics.
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Tmeakin- Welcome to the forum ! Oh sorry, I saw your post count and thought you were new to the forum. Honestly, if you purchased your Bell because you liked it, we then its "in" ! I always suggest people buy and wear what they like, not because something is popular. Everything goes out of style eventually then you are left with something you dont impress anyone with. Buy what you like and it will probably delight you for a long time. There are groups of enthusiasts for virtually every model Seiko has made. I like your blue Bell but its up to you as to whether that is reason enough to keep it. I hope you stick around and truly be involved here, you will enjoy all the great info to be had here. Otherwise maybe we'll see you again in a couple of years. Please post some pics of your other watches, we would love to see them. Wrist shots are always appreciated.
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IMO Bell-Metic are fantastic little mechanical marvels. They are a significant watch design by Seiko and I think every vintage collection should have at least one.

Prices on these are rising and I think it's a keeper. These watches are always "in" ....
i agree, michael, these are phenomenal pieces, the one i have i use as a sort of dress watch, but i also love that the interior bezel is quite functional as a timer without the bell engaged....here's mine
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Just thought i'd share this one i've had in the collection for some years, not worn it that much since i purchased it but always thought it looks nice. Everything works and the bell sounds, although it's slightly out from when you set the alarm probably just needs adjusting. What's the current consensus on these watches, are they "in" at the moment or something for the future? aka did i make a good purchase or not😂
Its a keeper, i have 6 bells of my own
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