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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    My favourite Diver's at present.
    Very nice. Do you have an SLA017 also or are you tempted to finish the trilogy? The blue on the MM is really subtle.

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    Just the one here, been wearing it a lot recently:



    There are some crackers on this thread.

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    Loving this Open Heart Presage.






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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Very nice. Do you have an SLA017 also or are you tempted to finish the trilogy? The blue on the MM is really subtle.
    I had an SLA017 but I do have this. Seiko movement. Great build quality too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood View Post
    Is that a SARB035 or a different model?
    035


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    Quote Originally Posted by jneds View Post
    This 7549-7009 from 1981.
    New to me and picked up from original owner this morning.





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    Wow that's quite a find, looks brand new! What's the story with the owner and how did you find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    Wow that's quite a find, looks brand new! What's the story with the owner and how did you find it?

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    Thanks very much it's just lovely but not quite new as was used as intended for a few years in the 80's. Still pretty good for 39 years old.
    I posted on the Seiko/Citizen watch forum after picking it up last week.
    Saw the watch on eBay and decided to take a look and met up for a coffee in Llangollen which isn't too far from me and the seller was a chap in his 70's from Ellesmere.
    Here's the full post below (Lots of pics sorry).


    Well today was a vey good day indeed and one that will live long in my memory. Been after one of these beauties for a long time and as many here will know it was the worlds first quartz saturation diving watch released in 1978.


    Seiko wisely reissued it in 2018 to commemorate the 40th anniversary and having always liked the original I decided to buy this limited edition reissue at the time. This happened to be somewhat expensive at around £2000 but I took the plunge and haven't regretted it as its just lovely.


    Even though it was a very faithful recreation of the original bar the depth rating increase and smooth bezel shroud I've found the "itch" for the SQ 600m hadn't gone away. Fortunately spotted one for sale though sellers pics weren't great so arranged a meet up to see it in person today and was blown away. He had bought it new in the 80's for his wife to dive in though they were both keen divers and did so all over the world. After giving up many years ago it was a familiar story, watch goes into a drawer and is forgotten about.
    Thankfully for me he dug it out and sent it off to Seiko UK where it had a full strip down and service costing £245 last month. Shared a coffee with the owner today and he appeared a very knowledgeable about saturation diving ,clearance diving and decompression etc. Absolutely fascinating information but he did lose me a bit with it all.:)
    Is was well worth meeting up as he was only 40 minutes away and I wasn't prepared to "take a punt" on some slightly dark and grainy pictures for a fairly big chunk of change.


    Anyhow enough waffle, on with the pics.


    Surprised how long the original strap was. Not sure if it's the standard length or an optional strap to go over a wetsuit. Not only was it too long to wear it was also pretty stiff and uncomfortable and didn't want it to fail so decided to change it.


    Here pictured with the 1978 reissue.





    And more shots comparing the old and new model. I do like the newer model a lot but less so the shorter second hand and hadn't realised Seiko had changed this until today. Will certainly be keeping both though even though they're pretty similar.







    A range of pics and I'm really pleased with the condition and it exceeded expectations when I saw it.












    Swopped strap to an Uncle Seiko GL831 with the original buckle which is nice and short, super comfy and has the correct vintage look.:)






    Thanks for looking and let's see those Golden Tunas guys.
    Cheers
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    One of my grails! Great story too


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    7548 on faded Pepsi insert


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben265 View Post
    Just arrived

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    Very nice👌

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben265 View Post
    Just arrived

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    Lucky you. These have still not arrived in the UK yet. Did you get yours direct from a Seiko boutique or order from one of the Japanese outlets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Lucky you. These have still not arrived in the UK yet. Did you get yours direct from a Seiko boutique or order from one of the Japanese outlets?
    I ordered from a Japanese outlet. Price was a bit high but still in line with what I can see in the stores here for the green one

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    Quote Originally Posted by andymonkey View Post

    One of my grails! Great story too


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    Agree! Great story and a worthwhile punt to go and see it in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidj54 View Post
    Very nice
    Thanks :-)

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    7548-700c ('81.)

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    I had to confiscate this watch from my dad after he somehow destroyed the bracelet (actually I’ll post pics of that another time) and slowly now wearing this watch more. Quite liking it now!




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    New in from jacinabox (David)

    Yes I am pleased!


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    Still rocking the Seiko Hulk.....




    Until the new Seiko arrives tomorrow!

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    Is anyone going to buy one of the new Presage Seikos?

    I like the look of the SPB131J1

    There are a couple of Euro stores advertising it for €830.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B8iW0lnp...=1hul6f8i02arc

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    017 for me today and for a few weeks


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    ^^^^^ Very nice. An absolute classic

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    Using the OEM endlinks and clasp with an aftermarket solid links steel bracelet bought from China. I think it works very well on my SNXS79.


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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
    ^^^^^ Very nice. An absolute classic
    Thanks - I think a mint SBDX001 is now worth "tucking away" for the future ......they are such great watches to wear - just "tough" chunks of a watch

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    Seiko BFK with faded bezel .



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    First up my SKX009


    Secondly, my Vintage diver mod


    Finally, and something a little bit different, not to say very rare. My new condition Black Ripley

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    Very much a Marmite watch, possibly with a spoonful or two of Bovril added in for good measure. I found an old thread when the watch was released and the number of haters well outnumbered those who appeared to like it. Personally, I love it, so when this appeared on SC I had to have it.

    The dial and hands change appearance in different lights. In the first pic everything looks almost white.



    In a more moody light, some of the true colours come out:



    In some articles the dial was referred to as swimming pool like. I think this image captures that a little:



    Finally, this image reflects everything in a true light:



    I think it was the mix of colours, a copper like second and hour hand and rose gold markers that upset some of the haters. They wanted everything to be identical. My advice to them is to stick to stainless steel

    Although the size is 44mm, it does wear a lot smaller, but that dial - wow, just wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Very much a Marmite watch, possibly with a spoonful or two of Bovril added in for good measure. I found an old thread when the watch was released and the number of haters well outnumbered those who appeared to like it. Personally, I love it, so when this appeared on SC I had to have it.

    The dial and hands change appearance in different lights. In the first pic everything looks almost white.

    Although the size is 44mm, it does wear a lot smaller, but that dial - wow, just wow.
    Is it the model sold in the German market, SLA015, a LE of 2,000 pieces or the SLA013J1 sold in the Thai market, limited to 222 pieces?

    I never been able to see the differences between the two, they both look the same to me - maybe the references on the caseback are different

    I can see why it was produced for the Thai market as lots of Seiko LE's for that market are colourful.

    what puts me off are the hands, not only the shape and design, but also the different colours and the overall use of colours on the dial, hands and bezel just seems "uncoordinated"

    I'm sure from a Collectors standpoint it will always be wanted
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    Is it the model sold in the German market, SLA015, a LE of 2,000 pieces or the SLA013J1 sold in the Thai market, limited to 222 pieces?

    I never been able to see the differences between the two, they both look the same to me - maybe the references on the caseback are different

    I can see why it was produced for the Thai market as lots of Seiko LE's for that market are colourful.

    what puts me off are the hands, not only the shape and design, but also the different colours and the overall use of colours on the dial, hands and bezel just seems "uncoordinated"

    I'm sure from a Collectors standpoint it will always be wanted
    It is the SLA015 from Germany, limited to 200 watches, not 2,000.

    To be honest I think it is identical to the Thai Zimbe SLA013. The case back might be slightly different as the Thai issue is part of their Zimbe series of watches.

    Each to their own and all that, but nothing more boring than a box full of identical black divers in my opinion.

    I found the ad below for the Thai 013.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    It is the SLA015 from Germany, limited to 200 watches, not 2,000.

    To be honest I think it is identical to the Thai Zimbe SLA013. The case back might be slightly different as the Thai issue is part of their Zimbe series of watches.

    Each to their own and all that, but nothing more boring than a box full of identical black divers in my opinion.

    I found the ad below for the Thai 013.

    I think "Zimbe" means Shark in Thai and the Thai models will have a shark engraving on the caseback - just guessing, don't know for sure

    sorry for my 2,000 mistake - looking at my notes I had 200 German dealers, one for each dealer - again hearsay
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    I think "Zimbe" means Shark in Thai and the Thai models will have a shark engraving on the caseback - just guessing, don't know for sure

    sorry for my 2,000 mistake - looking at my notes I had 200 German dealers, one for each dealer - again hearsay
    SLA013 (Thai Zimbe) case back:



    SLA015 (German) case back:



    So yes, the difference is down to different engraving. Other than that, identical I think.

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    Seiko Black Series Chrono on a newly fitted Hirsch Ayrton

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5avvy View Post
    Seiko Black Series Chrono on a newly fitted Hirsch Ayrton
    What an excellent match, very cool indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loneman View Post
    What an excellent match, very cool indeed!
    Thanks . I spent way too long deciding on the right strap for it but I’m really happy with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Very much a Marmite watch, possibly with a spoonful or two of Bovril added in for good measure. I found an old thread when the watch was released and the number of haters well outnumbered those who appeared to like it. Personally, I love it, so when this appeared on SC I had to have it.

    The dial and hands change appearance in different lights. In the first pic everything looks almost white.



    In a more moody light, some of the true colours come out:



    In some articles the dial was referred to as swimming pool like. I think this image captures that a little:



    Finally, this image reflects everything in a true light:



    I think it was the mix of colours, a copper like second and hour hand and rose gold markers that upset some of the haters. They wanted everything to be identical. My advice to them is to stick to stainless steel

    Although the size is 44mm, it does wear a lot smaller, but that dial - wow, just wow.
    Love it! Those photos make it look awesome! I was tempted by it! Wish I pulled the trigger

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    Today’s new arrival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strell View Post
    Love it! Those photos make it look awesome! I was tempted by it! Wish I pulled the trigger
    Thanks. It was a bit of a left field purchase for me as I have been collecting Seiko Alpinists, but I had seen it listed on previous occasions and was keen to give it a go. Size wise is fine, I was worried that it would be too big, but it does wear smaller for a 44mm watch, more like a 42mm really. The colour is stunning, though not to everyone's taste.

    If I do decide to move it on I will list it on here first. Here it is with two Alpinist limited editions, a trio of Blue LEs.


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    Trying some straps combo, I quite like it on the SARB017 oem bracelet but it will stay on the honey leather for some time

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    New Bezel on the already modded SKX033 - I am very pleased with the colour

    Seiko SKX new bezel.JPG


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    Was well worth the wait for this.

    Not everyone’s cuppa however it’s a belter.






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    Show your Seikos.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    Was well worth the wait for this.

    Not everyone’s cuppa however it’s a belter.






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    Looks mint that mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    Was well worth the wait for this.

    Not everyone’s cuppa however it’s a belter.
    Looks great on the Black divers strap Wes. You need to get down to the Manchester Ship Canel tonight and put it through its paces.

    Just turn that bezel, such solid reassuring clicks - great stuff.

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    Another Alpinist joins the growing collection.



    Fresh from a service and new battery, should be good to go for the next 10 years.

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    Incoming for me this week, my first 1000m tuna. Couldn’t be happier 


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    Was well worth the wait for this.

    Not everyone’s cuppa however it’s a belter.

    I love that. City blue as well, lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neely8 View Post
    I love that. City blue as well, lovely.
    That is what appealed to me also


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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxdiver View Post
    Incoming for me this week, my first 1000m tuna. Couldn’t be happier 
    That's absolutely awesome looking, fella.


    Quote Originally Posted by Neely8 View Post
    I love that. City blue as well, lovely.
    I wonder if his receipt says that it cost much less than it actually did, then gets found out, then isn't allowed in the really nice display case for the next 2 years?

    It is a really nice bit of kit, but as a red I'm just not sure how comfy it would sit on my wrist.

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