Seiko are doing a great job of feeding my dive watch addiction. I just took delivery of a SBDC029 Shogun at the weekend and I'm eager to add to the Seiko collection.
Last edited by drhexagon; 6th February 2017 at 19:43.
I feel Seiko are doing their reissues right!! Only sensible changes while retaining the DNA
Look forward to that one.
That will be on my order list if it makes it into production.
As I have a nice original 6105 and 6309, and no hope of affording a 62MAS of a similar standard, first impressions are that I would be interested in this - provided they haven’t supersized it.
That looks great (the Seiko that is)
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Last edited by Glen Goyne; 6th February 2017 at 20:47.
I'll definitely be keeping an eye on that one....looks nice.
As long as it's the correct size then I'm in.
Oh yes that's very nice. Fingers crossed its not super sized nor super pricey.
That's lovely! Will be keeping an eye out for it.
Looks very interesting, probably too expensive, but has potential to address some of the issues I have with the MM300.
It's just a matter of time...
I am a member of a Spanish forum that indicates it has secured 10 of the 20 units to be allocated to Spain, and they state the RRP will be €3800, but they can offer them on the forum at €2750.
There are to be 2000 worldwide, so it is an LE.
It will be 39mm diameter and house the 8L35 movement.
~40mm, 8L and 62Mas style = Best release in a long time. I'm getting one for sure.
350,000 yen is what I read so that's approx £2500 but as most Seikos are marked up from the Japanese price a list around £3000 sounds about right.
Also rumour that there will be two non limited cheaper versions with the more basic Seiko movement but no pics of those yet.
I say Seiko.... keep those retro divers comin'!
I wonder why they went so high end with the movement and price.
I don't profess to know a lot about the original 62MAS but was the 6217A a flagship movement for them at the time? I always assumed the 62MAS was a budget diver at the time that became expensive due to collectors having to have one?
Don't get me wrong part of me thinks it's quite cool if it is going to be a premium piece but do you think they'd have created such a piece if the originals were swapping hands for £250? Then there's the other part of me that wishes it was more accessible to the less fortunate Seiko lover with a 4r36 and being £250-£300. Let's face it, a lot of us are into vintage Seiko because they are good value for money.
A lot of the fun with pricey old Seiko's is the journey they/we go on for them to get that way. I can't help thinking a £2500 new 'vintage diver' is something that's going to be kept as a shelf queen and the romance of finding a re-released 62MAS in years to come may not be there because they won't nearly all be trashed like the originals.
Be good to see how the reissue compares with the original 62MAS.
Just to clarify.
350 000 yen is confirmed.
8L35 is confirmed.
39,60mm is confirmed.
LE of 2000 is confirmed.
So price will most likely be ~£3500 in The UK considering the weak £.
I think its the best release from SEIKO in quite some time, I'm glad they chose to go with the 8L movement. But it sure ain't cheap considering the already steep EU prices on SBDX017. I'll be getting one for sure.
Last edited by yonsson; 7th February 2017 at 23:28.
Very nice, but expensive. You may get the original one at half the price.
It's lovely - and I would want one - but not at Rolex money - not for a homage.
Decent looking watch and a nice history but no thanks at that price.
Lovely watch, worth every penny.
Rolex bla bla , investment, bla bla, resale, bla bla bla .
Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!