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FINALLY! I had been looking for one of these for quite some time, heck, ever since I gave my only one to my cousin...and I NEVER should have done that!

Well, now, I got it back, another new one, and at a great price. VERY rare, VERY discontinued!

See the hands, see the bracelet, see the dial (very Knightish)...the marriage of the Monster and the Knight!



 

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Isthmus said:
So do you plan on spilling the beans on your source or are you just going to leave us drooling?
My source purchased it from a US Seiko store...and as I waited for this one, I realized what a complete fool/idiot I was to give it away...for nothing! For me, and as you all know how much I love my Knights, this watch has both Monster/Knight features...and they are clearly evident. No pin/collar, just simple split pins. Also, guys, believe me, the smoothest rotating bezel I have ever touched...reminiscent of the good old oil-injected bezels.

I shared this story with some other forumers on other forums, and now I'll share it with you.

I gave this watch to my cousin Frank. He's a clutz with anything mechanical. So he's my cousin through marriage, and I wanted to welcome him to the family with a Seiko automatic. I had given almost every male, and a few females in the family, a new Seiko automatic...as I introduce the family to the world of automatics. I gave this beauty to Frank, and he drops it. All was okay. In his care, it fell 5 feet down from off the top shelf of the bookcase, it survived. He was invited to my house for Easter dinner, and I saw that he wears the watch with the crown unscrwed to the 1st postion...he says he likes it that way because he doesn't have to bother with screwing/unscrewing the crown. That INSANE behavior of his, and me witnessing all of it, made me regret the gift so much, that I had to find another one for me, and treasure it more.

So Gabe, I bought the only one that timewatch777 (on e-bay) had. He sold it to me for $198.00 + free ship. If you really want one, I'll PM you with one more seller, a bit more expensive, but he's good, and in NYC.

Angelis ;)
 

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aladin_sane said:
I am pretty sure WW lee at chronograph.com has had one of those for some time. It has been a truly unloved model, as I think Angelo is the first to ever post about this watch.

A quick google search located this watch for about $30 less than chronograph.com, but the trust I have for WW lee vs some unknown internet seller may be worth the extra cash.
I go after the obscure forgotten models...because...as time always tells...they are the true value-packed beauties, the true gems!

Angelis ;D
 

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aladin_sane said:
I am pretty sure WW lee at chronograph.com has had one of those for some time. It has been a truly unloved model, as I think Angelo is the first to ever post about this watch.

A quick google search located this watch for about $30 less than chronograph.com, but the trust I have for WW lee vs some unknown internet seller may be worth the extra cash.
AND it's worth every dollar!

Angelis ;D
 

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Re: INCOMING cross between a Monster and a Knight! The Seiko SKXA33 200M Diver!

aladin_sane said:
I think you should take the watch back from your cousin. Wearing it with the crown unscrewed is just irresponsible.
After what he has done to it, he can keep it! I waited so long for the price to come down on this one...and with most any seller, it has not. Plus, they are discontinued, and hard to find at a respectable price...but all is well now, as I wait for it with a nice warm wrist!

Angelis ;)
 

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Re: INCOMING-Cross between a Monster/Knight! Seiko SKXA33 200M Diver-SHE'S HERE-PICS

I hear you, but I mean c'mon...love your watches, don't treat them with such a lack of care and concern.

Angelis ;D
 

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Re: INCOMING-Cross between a Monster/Knight! Seiko SKXA33 200M Diver-SHE'S HERE-PICS

YO Frankie! AND then they say that I'm the enabler. ;D Yes, I will soon buy a Citizen, but I have not yet finished my mission of purchasing the best of the SKX Divers.

And this gem is special, I may buy one more...just a heads up!

Angelis ;)
 

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Re: ARRIVED!-Cross between a Monster/Knight! Seiko SKXA33 200M Diver-SHE'S HERE-PICS

Just had to mention again the beauty that is this watch! It's one HEAVY SOG! But it's so SOLID, I truly cannot believe that I got for a bit less than 2 Bills.... 8) Angelis
 

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JohnN said:
[glow=green,2,300]Great story! (And cool SEIKO!) [/glow]
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And that's the real reason I really appreciate this watch more...because I have seen someone not appreciate it and mistreat it...it's alive to me! :))

Angelis ;D
 

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Re: ARRIVED!-Cross between a Monster/Knight! Seiko SKXA33 200M Diver-SHE'S HERE-PICS

OrientDiver said:
Hello Angelo!


What do you sprinkle on your posts? You seem to have this talent of finding obscure models and making us want one, too!


I guess, just like the Knight - the bracelet can't be changed because of the unique lugs, right? Not that I want to do this on the knight - the bracelet, as you have pointed out, is outstanding... but is the bracelet on the SKXA33 just as good?


Thanks, Angelo!
Maybe I just sprinkle a bit of TLC! Thanks buddy! Yes, the bracelet is securely integrated with the very unusual case...it's STRIKING! The bracelet is SOLID and very HEAVY...and like the Knight, FORMS to your wrist. I'm so glad I was able to find one for me.

Angelis ;D
 

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Re: ARRIVED!-Cross between a Monster/Knight! Seiko SKXA33 200M Diver-SHE'S HERE-PICS

Jeje3325 said:
8)

Great one Angelis!

One thing makes me sad. Worn with the crown unscrewed?!! :-[

And discontinued and hard to find? :'(

Okay thats two things lol

Congrats to you Sir Knightangelis
Me too JeJe...that's what bothers me most...I could NEVER wear ANY watch with the crown pulled out to the first position...then when he breaks it, he comes running to me! >:D

It's a GREAT diver from Seiko, forgotten, but not dead...not as long as I'm around! 8)

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Re: ARRIVED!-Cross between a Monster/Knight! Seiko SKXA33 200M Diver-SHE'S HERE-PICS

Yes...I did it...lunatic that I am, I just picked up another one of these mighty divers! :a102: :bravo_2:
I just love them that much, and folks, really, I wish you could experience owning one of these...yes, they are that full of quality.
 

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Jeje3325 said:
Yeah well... Its all Angelo's fault hahaha
His post are so hot that I just had to have one. I'll tell ya. This watch is way cool. Top quality, great lume and a nice feel to it. Stays on the right spot on my wrist.
Again, Gratitude to ya Angelo to have made me discover this one. The lost child of the Monster and the Knight.
Mmmm...
The ''Knightster'' ??
I was lucky, I found a NOS with about half the plastic still on the band and the blue dot on the case back was kinda melty. No box or paper but honestly could not care less.
A little tooth brush action and SHAZAM! :dance:

Gratitude to ya Sir Angelo!

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JeJe!:

Yur killin' me! I knew that you would love this massive beauty...and gosh...look at the lume! This is what I was telling everyone about...LOOK FOR THE OBSCURE SEIKOS! I see that there is great value and supreme quality...in these lesser known Seikos.

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Re: A cross between the Monster & the Knight: the Seiko SKXA33 200M Automatic Diver!

Seller sales:

Capitalmall (e-bay) has few remaining

Chronograph.com has few on the bracelet, and few on mesh straps

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Re: A cross between the Monster & the Knight: the Seiko SKXA33 200M Automatic Diver!

:a102: I jumped into a 20 bid auction and grabbed one more of these beauties...in great overall condition (pre-owned) (honest seller!) for less than a $100.00.

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Re: A cross between the Monster & the Knight: the Seiko SKXA33 200M Automatic Diver!

<blockquote></blockquote>JUST an update:

E-Bay seller "Capitalmall" still has one left.

Believe you me, they are to die for...yes, TOP quality!


I just bought my fourth...and yes, I am a nut, but throughly enjoy my craziness! :57: :dance: :clap: <blockquote></blockquote>
 

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Re: A cross between the Monster & the Knight: the Seiko SKXA33 200M Automatic Diver!

Hey Good People!:

Just wanted to give you a quick reminder that you can still find this amazingly underrated Seiko beauty with the two sellers listed in the previous post!

Both are still selling new for $229.00.

Yes, it's that good! ;)


Pic courtesy of our very own JeJe3325...
 

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There's one more of these beauties left on e-bay guys...and it's selling for $249.00.
I had 6 of them, I gave one to my cousin, and one to my little brother. As much as I believe that these are tough SOBs, and that not much can hurt them, I still yell at my brother when I see him sheetrocking, compounding/plastering with this watch on. I mean the guy sleeps with it on, and showers with it, plays football & handball with it, and the thing still kicks!

I have kept 4 for myself...I love it that much!

Thanks for letting me rant. ^-^
 
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