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Thread: Seikosha Tensoku aka Seikosha Kamikaze:

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    Seikosha Tensoku aka Seikosha Kamikaze:

    I was offered this watch from the guy that wrote this article, Arnaud A :
    Seikosha Tensoku: https://translate.google.com/transla...otai&sandbox=1
    I won't even try to add anything he hasn't mentioned, I'll leave it stand as it is.
    Shortly after that another was also offered to me from the far east and because the watch was in a far better condition, I took the latter.

    A bloody beast of a watch, to say the least at 48.2mm, just a tad smaller than the German B-Uhren which are 55mm.






    I was surprised that the watch was a low radiation emitter, compared to an ATP, it's hardly worth mentioning ;)



    Jimmy
    Last edited by Geronimo; 27th October 2017 at 22:09.

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    Grand Master magirus's Avatar
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    The history of those watches is fascinating, and I like the style too. I presume parts are at a premium if servicing or repair is needed?

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    I love these
    I would love one, but I would accept one of the homage versions made a few years ago.
    Enjoy owning it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    The history of those watches is fascinating, and I like the style too. I presume parts are at a premium if servicing or repair is needed?
    No idea of the cost, I'll take that hurdle when I get there, and quite frankly, I don't care, as it was serviced a short while before I bought it.
    I heard one was sold by Christies for $64k, so in which price category would this service/overhaul be in?

    Here another few detailed pictures of the dial!


    Last edited by Geronimo; 27th October 2017 at 22:11.

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    Grand Master magirus's Avatar
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    I actually meant hard to find rather than expensive, but I suppose with rarity comes the expense.

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    Whist on the Seikosha trip, I also managed to obtain an aircraft clock/watch, which was often worn around the necks of the Kamikaze pilots!

    Last edited by Geronimo; 7th February 2018 at 23:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    I actually meant hard to find rather than expensive, but I suppose with rarity comes the expense.
    Indeed Bob - great history and stories but the intrinsic value is limited IMHO.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Love it. Great find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    Love it. Great find.
    Thanks Andy, nice to read a positive remark!

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    A lot to read from that article from the past owner nice pair of a wristwatch and aircraft clock. Congrats again read your post on these at the MWR forum.

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    In your dial close up Jimmy, are those rivets or something? Or just some kind of indices marker?

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    They're lume dots, the same colour as the 3,6,9,12

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    What the man said ;-)

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    Love that movement, looks beautiful, like a sculpture!

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    I have just finished reading the link,thank you for a very interesting post.

    The watching must be rarer than a milsub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    I have just finished reading the link,thank you for a very interesting post.

    The watching must be rarer than a milsub?
    Yes indeed, very much so !

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