it totally might seem that way. I don't blame anyone who thinks so. In fact I wanted to sell it elsewhere so I started to research. then I saw this thread and people were debating that it was fake, and I wanted to share my info which I was excited about and thought it answers the questions...It might be construed by some, that you joined the forum and bumped this old thread with the intention of promoting the sale of your watch. :undecided:
Guys, I worked hard on a post to present my Seiko NASA watch for sale and I posted in SEIKO & CITIZEN TRADING POST section and it has been erased after 10 minutes without any notifications.
do you know why that happens? what should I do...
I checked the rules and the only rule I missed was putting the price in the title.
I am going to post again with that. but honestly. I wish we get a warning or sthn to edit it beforehand.
Thanks for going the extra mile!GUYS!!! GREAT NEWS !!!
A Representative from SEIKO JUST ANSWERED!!
THIS WATCH IS GENUINE !!!!!!!!hmy::grin::grin::grin::grin:
argh. I feel so good now. now all the debates about this watch being a knockoff should stop.
Here is what they said :
English Translation :
I have read the WEB online inquiry dated October 23rd.
Thank you for your interest in our products.
The watch you inquired about,
It was manufactured in 2000 by Seiko Instruments Inc.,
a group company of our company, commissioned by Otoboke Co., Ltd.
Please note that after-sales service has already been over now.
Thank you for your attention.
Their Email screenshot :
Original Japanese text for you to translate yourself :
Now who says this is Chinese knockoff or has red flags ???
By the way, the "Otoboke Co., Ltd." which they mentioned Is the SAME Store in Ginza which I was talking about.
that the owner had a vision to make Watches from Space Shuttle surface parts and went to USA
to talk to NASA headquarters and they finally made it with the help of Richard F. Gordon and Space Age America Inc,
and Seiko manufactured it.
isn't these all fascinating? and you all didn't really believe me....
Also as I said before, I think it's Unfair that Japan has done so many amazing things which sometimes gets buried under lack of English information or just... modesty
Haha! Thank you too! if it wasn't for your disbelief I wouldn't look it up tooThanks for going the extra mile!
I stand completely corrected and a little embarrassed but am happy for your score
The SII VD57 movement inside it is very low end - and cheap.But honestly this watch is too good and detailed and beautiful to be that cheap :undecided:
These are a very low cost movement. And IMHO a very annoying one...If you timing something and want to reset it it has to unwind itself backwards to zero! So if it ran for say 15 minutes it would take like 3 minutes to go back to zero before you can time again!! Plus the center second hand is the main and the sub at 6 is the chrono seconds which is a horrible.
that's kind of not a fair comparison, first this Seiko watch is NOT a space watch but made from space shuttle parts.
In case anybody's interested, I found another online review of these NASA SpinOff chrono's. It's in French, but Google translates it OK.
Includes some nice quality photos of both versions, plus close-ups:
Since this one was too expensive and I would never get to touch one in my lifetime, I did a tick and risked buying it for the sake of selling, lol.
2. The Watch originally cost $1600 back in 2003. Since it's a limited edition item it's even worth more now on eBay. It's valuable specially for collecting, even if you think it might be a weak chrono. there might have been one or two people who could get their hands on this watch for cheap or not knowing it's worth, and selling them much cheaper on Ebay. But it doesn't make the watch any less valuable.
I see you managed to get $510 for yours in the end - so just about broke even.Oh and also to reply your last question, I bought it for near $500 at a store in Japan.