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Well, we all know the new Samurai, and I owned one last year (blue, waffle dial). A great chunk of watch for the money!


The new Save the Ocean Great White Shark special edition is now out on release. Announced at Basel 2019, I pre ordered as soon as I saw the dial!

Waves? Yeah... actual waves!!



You need to catch the dial in light to see the waves. Indoors, its a lovely muted blue sunburst, so its not too in your face or gimmicky.

Look closer... Seiko has given the dial and hands a couple of subtle Great White Shark references:


The first, is close to the 7 o'clock marker on the dial - a subtle shark fin poking out from a wave:





Second, and it took me a while to notice it, we have a tail fin on the seconds hand (which is painted a silvery grey, like a great white).






Last change worthy of mention is the bezel insert. To the naked eye, its a lovely satin finish. You immediately notice that the indicies/markers are in fact engraved/cut out. A nice touch. I'm not sure what material its made from.. probably aluminium? Can they engrave aluminium like this? Anyway.. look closer... the satin finish is in fact created via perfectly cut circular lines. A really nice touch:








A quick wrist roll video here shows you how the light dances on the dial:
https://vimeo.com/336772411



All in all... I love it. Playful colour and detail but subtle enough that I won't bore of the novelty. Seiko does it again!
 

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Well, we all know the new Samurai, and I owned one last year (blue, waffle dial). A great chunk of watch for the money!


The new Save the Ocean Great White Shark special edition is now out on release. Announced at Basel 2019, I pre ordered as soon as I saw the dial!

Waves? Yeah... actual waves!!



You need to catch the dial in light to see the waves. Indoors, its a lovely muted blue sunburst, so its not too in your face or gimmicky.

Look closer... Seiko has given the dial and hands a couple of subtle Great White Shark references:


The first, is close to the 7 o'clock marker on the dial - a subtle shark fin poking out from a wave:





Second, and it took me a while to notice it, we have a tail fin on the seconds hand (which is painted a silvery grey, like a great white).






Last change worthy of mention is the bezel insert. To the naked eye, its a lovely satin finish. You immediately notice that the indicies/markers are in fact engraved/cut out. A nice touch. I'm not sure what material its made from.. probably aluminium? Can they engrave aluminium like this? Anyway.. look closer... the satin finish is in fact created via perfectly cut circular lines. A really nice touch:








A quick wrist roll video here shows you how the light dances on the dial:
https://vimeo.com/336772411



All in all... I love it. Playful colour and detail but subtle enough that I won't bore of the novelty. Seiko does it again!
Congratulations on that beauty! I'd love to get the cushion case version.

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I have this one as well, and I absolutely adore it, a great modern Seiko almost reminiscent of it's 1970's heyday!!!
 

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Spectacular gentlemen !


Yes the grooves on the bezel insert are especially nice to look at.



The Samurai version is super cool I only have the "ahem - turtle" aka cushion case variant. I might have to get this one and flip the other.
 
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