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      07-08-2020, 06:41 AM   #23
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Are these also available on Seiko USA? I looked at Prospex but didn't like much under $500 mark.
https://www.seikowatches.com/ca-en/p...rsary-limited/

It looks like these will be available later this year, I suspect they won't be cheap. You could probably pick up a vintage/used one for around $1000. They are quite collectable.
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Are these also available on Seiko USA? I looked at Prospex but didn't like much under $500 mark.
There are a lot of Seiko 5’s under $100 that you won’t see on Seiko’s website. I think those are some of the most fun. The Sarb and Alpinist for under $500 is nice. I think the true gem in the Seiko line is the Seiko 5’s. There are so many of them and u can buy it from resellers for $100
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Finally got these in today! They feel solid, better than expected. Usually not a fan of Mesh, but I don't mind it at the moment. The only thing I think bothers me most is the crown looks very shiny almost like little diamonds on the sides.

What do you think?
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Looks like you've been bitten by the watch bug, OP!

Seiko has a very rich history and is highly regarded in the world of horology. It's a true enthusiast's watch, and anyone that says they are junk have no clue. That would be like saying a 1er is junk bc it's a "cheap" BMW.

The Seiko 5 rebrand is pretty interesting, though not quite my style. I do have quite a few Seikos in the collection, ranging from the dressy SARB065 Cocktail Time, to the iconic Tuna, to the love it or hate it Gen2 Monster. My newest Seiko is the Save the Ocean Samurai which has been getting a lot of wrist time lately.

If you are into ultra affordable divers like the 5 line... Citizen was already mentioned. Also check out Orient, they have some nice styles with in-house movements. When you move up a step in price, Certina, Oris, and Tissot were all mentioned. You could look into micro brands like NTH and Steinhart, amazing quality for the price. The hobby can definitely get expensive real fast, and you will likely end up with too many watches and not enough wrist time! Your style will likely change over time too.

For straps, I recommend Clockwork Synergy and Holben's.

Good luck with the addiction!
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That's a cool watch ,albeit I'm not a fan of the new logo of the 5 Series and mesh bracelet ,you have got a nice watch overall .
The bezel is fantastic too , better looking than some of higher priced models
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I have a Omega Seamaster Professional and had it for just over thirty years and it keeps perfect time, expensive at the time, and expensive to maintain, but what the hell, it's only money

I also have a Seiko Solar Chronogragh bought two years ago, now I don't have the cost of battery replacement, again, it keeps perfect time and is a handsome watch

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I’m fairly new into the watch game i got a Seiko about 6-8months ago after several recommendations on them from Matt Farah. I went with a solar chronograph ssc445. Just to get my foot in the door as an upgrade from cheaper watches without breaking the bank to find out if i’m really into it.
Lately ive been craving after a Seiko divers watch
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Looks great man. Wear it in good health
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Looks like you've been bitten by the watch bug, OP!

Seiko has a very rich history and is highly regarded in the world of horology. It's a true enthusiast's watch, and anyone that says they are junk have no clue. That would be like saying a 1er is junk bc it's a "cheap" BMW.

The Seiko 5 rebrand is pretty interesting, though not quite my style. I do have quite a few Seikos in the collection, ranging from the dressy SARB065 Cocktail Time, to the iconic Tuna, to the love it or hate it Gen2 Monster. My newest Seiko is the Save the Ocean Samurai which has been getting a lot of wrist time lately.

If you are into ultra affordable divers like the 5 line... Citizen was already mentioned. Also check out Orient, they have some nice styles with in-house movements. When you move up a step in price, Certina, Oris, and Tissot were all mentioned. You could look into micro brands like NTH and Steinhart, amazing quality for the price. The hobby can definitely get expensive real fast, and you will likely end up with too many watches and not enough wrist time! Your style will likely change over time too.

For straps, I recommend Clockwork Synergy and Holben's.

Good luck with the addiction!
Sweet thanks, looking into Clockwork Synergy straps, love the navy style
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Finally got these in today! They feel solid, better than expected. Usually not a fan of Mesh, but I don't mind it at the moment. The only thing I think bothers me most is the crown looks very shiny almost like little diamonds on the sides.

What do you think?
Very nice looking and love the band.
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Looks great man. Wear it in good health
Thank you sir!
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Finally got these in today! They feel solid, better than expected. Usually not a fan of Mesh, but I don't mind it at the moment. The only thing I think bothers me most is the crown looks very shiny almost like little diamonds on the sides.

What do you think?
Very nice looking and love the band.
Thank you! They sure are shiny
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Looks good! As for alternatives at that price point, I'd look at Autodromo (vintage motorsport), vintage King Seiko (from "zaratsu" design era), Junghans Max Bill, and Halios as a micro (it's a stretch, but it's good value).

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Finally got these in today! They feel solid, better than expected. Usually not a fan of Mesh, but I don't mind it at the moment. The only thing I think bothers me most is the crown looks very shiny almost like little diamonds on the sides.

What do you think?
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