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The new Seiko Solar divers are out! Blue and black, US$300, made in China. >>>

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I just spotted these at Chino International (http://c-watch.co.jp/ww/).

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<b>Blue SBCB013</b>



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<b>Black SBCB015</b>



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<b>Black on Strap SBCB017</b>



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I think the bezel is a bit too cheesy 'bling', and the hands and dial remind me of a cheap Seiko 5. -L-

Give me the old SBCB007 and 009, or the Grey Ghost anyday! *L*

But at least they aren't US$900!! ^L^

- Thomas
 

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For me, that bezel is terrible, too "blinqy" indeed. That's the same reason why I never liked the Monster.
 

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..... maibe I consider it if they change that "pimpy" bezel .... :-\
 

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Me, swimmin' against the tide again... I like the bezel!
 

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I like the bezel too ;) But, "Made in China" on my Seiko ... nahhh ... I think I will pass ???
 

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Re: The new Seiko Solar divers are out! Blue and black, US$300, made in China. >>>

Actually they looks good!

The bezel reminds me of the Panerai Submersible 2500m.

I like the bezel too. Looks very different from the usual Seiko bezels.
 

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Re: The new Seiko Solar divers are out! Blue and black, US$300, made in China. >>>

I guess Chino's photographer is a night owl. ;D Me..... asleep


$300... :( :eek:
 

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Re: The new Seiko Solar divers are out! Blue and black, US$300, made in China. >>>

The bezel reminds me a LOT of this one:

I like the bezel too! 8)
 

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Re: The new Seiko Solar divers are out! Blue and black, US$300, made in China. >>>

Those rotating rings just cry out for some custom enamel similar to...



Which started out as this...

[img]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j177/swedefreak/DSCF1540.jpg

A chrome-plated brass aftermarket repro of the Rolex Yatchmaster insert.

I can imagine all blue or all black as well as some sort of contrasting enamel from 12 to 4 to duplicate the traditional dive marking.
 

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Re: The new Seiko Solar divers are out! Blue and black, US$300, made in China. >>>

Too much bling! Unless...you give the case and bezel of the black dialed one on rubber a blast and perhaps a PVD/teflon treatment. And a set of MM300 hands.

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I won't be buying any of them. :p
 

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^-^ I posted about these a while back HERE


they do look interesting $300 a touch high, but the case looks really nice to me.

Your right about that swede some colored enamel or black could make it over real nice !
 

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Re: The new Seiko Solar divers are out! Blue and black, US$300, made in China. >>>

Thomas said:
and the hands ... remind me of a cheap Seiko 5.
- Thomas
You hurt my FrankenMonster's feeling with that comment...BTW, it wasn't that cheap either.

 

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Re: The new Seiko Solar divers are out! Blue and black, US$300, made in China. >>>

Well done, jbdan! :-*


Sorry, I must have missed your post! :-[


??? - Thomas
 

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Re: The new Seiko Solar divers are out! Blue and black, US$300, made in China. >>>

Hi Valvestem,

No. no. I said they remind of the hands of a CHEAP Seiko 5! ;D Not like yours! ::)


And actually your watches hands are nicer than the ones on these new solars! :eek:


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Re: The new Seiko Solar divers are out! Blue and black, US$300, made in China. >>>

No worries Thomas just thought I'd bring it up as there are some more "real life" pics to look at ::thumbsup::
 

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I like the engraved bezel, but the texture looks a little odd. The case also looks kinda nice.

There's not too much I can't stand about it, but not too much I love about it either.

Also, I'd pass at $300 even if I thought it was the cat's pajamas. :p
 

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Is $300 the MSRP? Or ballpark actual retail, online AD or other?
 

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Yuck! Where's the puking smiley?
 

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Re: The new Seiko Solar divers are out! Blue and black, US$300, made in China. >>>

Valvestem,

Check the link to Chino Watch International at the bottom of my original post, my brain says US$268 or something, but it is Monday morning, so who knows! asleep

- Thomas
 
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