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  • Hi Everyone at SCWF!

    My name is Brian and I’m currently working at the Seiko Boutique here Toronto. Firstly, congratulations to Gabe for putting such an amazing forum together. It’s obvious that a lot of time, effort and passion went in to creating this forum! Thanks again for allowing me to be a part of this labour of love.



    I would also like to remind everyone to feel free to ask any questions about Seiko products or about the brand itself. I will try my best to answer them. I will be here on the forum from time to time so you can private message me. However, the best way to reach me is at [email protected]. Thanks again for your continued support of Seiko and I look forward to connecting with all of you in the next while!

    All the best,
    Brian
 

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Jeesh!

They are letting anyone in here now! :D

Great to see you here Brian...


I plan to do an AWF meet at your Boutique soon. It is getting the time set and I also want to get that vintage Grand Seiko back from service.

The SD 600 says hello BTW...
 

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Hello Brian, and welcome to the forum ^-^


I am a huge Seiko fan, and recently purchased the following watches....


Seiko Ananta Spring Drive GMT SNR019(5r66)
Seiko Ananta Automatic Chronograph SRQ003 (8r28)


And from the Japan domestic market.....


Seiko Automatic SARB045 Blue dial (6r15)
Seiko Automatic SARB033 black dial (6r15)


Other Seikos I have owned in the past....


1997 Seiko quartz chronograph 7T32 (7C69 case)
Seiko flight quartz Ana-digi SNJ017 (H023)
Seiko Automatic S-Wave (SKX247) with the 7S26A from 1997
A Couple of Seiko Automatic 4r16 (SRP013 & SRP017)
And the Seiko BFS white dial with black leather strap and the 7s26B movement.


And from the Orient brand, about 5 automatic watches as well.


Couple of questions for you....


1) Do you know anything about the new upcoming Japan market Prospex divers with the 4r35 movement? What is this movement all about?
2) Are there any plans to distribute in North America the 6r15 Seiko SARB mechanical watches from the Japan domestic market? At present, the 6r15 movement is not offered in export market Seiko watches.
3) When will the new for 2010 Ananta watches (5r67 Spring Drive Moonphase, 8r28 Automatic Chronograph Titanium and 5r86 Spring Drive Chronograph titanium), will be released to market? These models were announced by Seiko during Basel World 2010.




Thank you for your time.
 

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Hi minidriver,

Thanks! You certainly have a tight Seiko/Orient collection there. That SD GMT is quite a watch, however, my fav is the Ananta Auto Chrono. If I had a bigger wrist, that would be the watch I would love to get. Seiko also uses that solid 8R28 in the limited edition Velatura released a while ago. I think they use it on in another watch (I think a japan-only one but it escapes me now.) That’s cool you owned the 7T32 calibre…I currently have the 7T59 calibre in the Sports 150 Series. Excellent watch and I’m still surprise I found because it’s a rarer one being made for only two years.

Now to answer your questions. Sorry, I am not familiar with the 4R35 movement. I think it is a new movement….I do know that the Prospex series is a japan-only collection that will continue to be unavailable in North America. I am, however, familiar with the 4R15 movement, which is found in watches in the Spirit collection. I would love to see the prospex watches because some of them come in a comfortable 37-38 mm dial size! I wouldn’t even mind seeing the quartz-movements here! Alas we can continue to dream ;)

Secondly, the SARB is another collection that will only be available in places like Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and I think in Thailand and Singapore. Those are one of my favourite automatics (along with the SVCS’s) before entering the 6S (usually found in the Phoenix series) 9S (only found in the GS collection) and 8L (found in Credor and Marine Master among others) high-end auto movements. The only two watches with the 6R15 movement that are offered in Canada are the SPB007 and the Discus Burger. The SPB007 is an automatic in the Premier collection and the Discus Burger was made for the 2008 Power Design Series. Unfortunately both are discontinued. I believe that there might be a great movement breakdown on this forum somewhere that I also benefited from.

And lastly, the Ananta watches you have mentioned will be coming out around fall (between September and November) to the Canadian Market. I have no definite date to pass along to you though.

All the best,
Brian
 

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Hi Zoodles!
Say hi back...he he! Last time you showed me that SD 600 I was blown away! What a solid watch :-\ Not too many around here in T.O and Canada...continue to wear it proudly! And of course, those GS hanging by the 600 ain't too shabby either!

And yes, let me know when you are planning a GTG. I would love to come and talk shop!

Take care,
Brian
 

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Cheers Brian, appreciate your responses.


In regards to the 8r28 automatic chronograph movement, perhaps you were thinking of the Japan market Seiko Brightz Phoenix chronograph with the 8r28 as found in the Ananta and the Velatura limited edition:


 

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Welcome Brian,

Greetings from NB!

Looking forward to visiting the Boutique next time I'm In Toronto and seeing some Grand Seiko's and the rest of the bunch.

I'm very fortunate to own a GS SBGM007 - absolutely love wearing it. My first GS was a SBGX041 and I recently sold it to a guy in the GTA. They are gorgeous watches - seeing is believing! I have yet to see another in the wild ... keep my eyes open though!

Cheers.

John
 

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Welcome Brian, I was just in Toronto last week for work but couldn't make it to see the boutique. :(
You gotta extend those hours, 6pm didn't work for me. lol.
I hope I can make the pilgrimage soon and hopefully meet you in person too. ;)

Cheers, Dave.
 

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^-^ good to have you on board ^-^
 

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Hi Everyone!

Sorry, I haven't responded a little sooner! You guys certainly have some amazing Seiko's! I love talking shop so don't hesitate to drop me a line or e-mail me directly here at the boutique! At the moment I'm wearing my good ol' reliable...my Seiko 5 (SNXE99!) What Seiko's are you guys wearing at the moment?

ps. Thanks minidriver! That's the watch! I think that is a limited edition Pheonix if I'm not mistaken

Brian
 

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Hey Everyone! Sorry I have been away for a bit:) Some nice pieces being shown here...I'm wearing my Premier Kinetic Perpetual today - SNP003. Sorry I don't have any wrist shots, I don't have a very good camera...what are you guys wearing today?
 

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Welcome Brian and best regards for the UK where we dont seem to get Seiko Boutiques but rather general Jewellers who pride themselves on the Swiss Branded Products and the Seiko/Citizen brands seem to have to take a backseat to display cabinets giving way to brands such as Omega,Oris,Rolex,Gucci,Panerai,IWC,TAG,Breitling that all compete to grab the shop front windows.Shame if they only sold some of the high end Divers and things like the Spring drive and Grand Seiko.
I usually have to buy from Overseas to get what i want as its just not sold here.
Anyway Rant over and its great to have you here.
Heres a few of my Seikos.I do collect Aqualands so i may as well show them also.Neilo UK.
 

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