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I couldn't find anything on scwf about this model which surprised me a bit :eek:hmy:
Last week I received the Seiko Brightz SDGZ013.
This is a LE (500) model to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first chronograph made by Seiko

The specs:
Max wrist size: 20.0cm(7.8inch)
Case Bracelet: Titanium (with Dia-shield)
Crystal: Sapphire/ See-through back: Hardlex
Diameter: 41.9 mm (without the crown)
Thickness: 14.7 mm Weight: 135g
Movement: 8R48 34J Automatic (with Hand winding and Hack function)
Accuracy: +25/-15 sec/day
Power reserve: 45 Hour
Water resistance: 10 ATM
48.9mm x 41.9mm x 14.7mm

I am very pleased with this Seiko 6138-8020 meets El Primero model :tongue4:
It is well made and a joy to look at in different lighting conditions.

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Next to the MM300 which I received the week before.
Guess I'm done for 2015 ;)
 

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Beautiful watch. Though while I understand why they did it, the white sub dial on the right should have been black IMHO and set the same size to give three equal sub dials. Would have gone from gorgeous to killer in my book.

For me though the orange tipped seconds hand is what really sets this watch off. A small detail, but looks stunning...
 

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Looks really great but for me the white 3 position sub dial would be a deal breaker, IMO any colour there but white, perhaps red or blue but white, sorry.

Jeeese don't we get picky as we get older :)
 

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Thanks all, I agree on the white. That is why it is silver/grey. Much better, haha.
The dial itself isn't white either. Maybe the photos don't show that well enough.

Tbh, I did not know if I would like it but in real life it suits the watch very well.

They did indeed only make the chrono subdials black, not the seconds subdial.
 

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I also love this watch, and even forgive the 3:00 subdial.

I went Swiss for a while, but came back to Seiko when I started to realise that (a) it's near impossible to find a Swiss watch with an in-house auto movement for under $5,000 and (b) I read an article commenting on "the rarity of an in-house chronograph for less than $10,000".

Humbug, I say.

Would sure love to see a new auto chrono bullhead in the lineup some day.


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Very cool piece - congrats to you, and good job Seiko.

I like the asymmetry - gives the watch a playful feel.

The only possible downsides for me is the crown (I wish it was flatter, all-metal and signed) and maybe the size (would prefer 1mm smaller).

Still, these are minor quibbles - I'd be happy to have one!
 
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