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    I hanker after a sarb0065 and have a WTB out for SARB0015

    I own this... And it makes me smile every time it gets an airing! Probably draws the most comments too!

    A future classic?


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    Another new arrival this morning!

    This is a pretty rare 7f24 movement day/date with independent 24 hour/GMT dial.
    Small at just a 34mm diameter, but unusual enough that it might get some wrist wear.



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    My little Seiko....


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    She's not feeling well at the moment, unfortunately, but she's still magical.

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    Classic... Monster




    And these two NOS examples of Giugiaro "Bishop" models, old and new one.


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    Here's some of mine



    Divers



    Dress, GMT, chronos



    Various dress


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    Latest arrival, and surprisingly my only present Seiko!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post


    Latest arrival, and surprisingly my only present Seiko!
    what model is this please?
    Thanks

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    I am ashamed to say that I have never really given Seiko watches much 'time', my Dad gave me two dive watches from I guess the early eighties and I use these exclusively for DIY and gardening. This thread has many fine examples and it is obvious that the vfm is exceptional, I rather like the 55 fathom watch as I discovered the Blancpain price is way out of my league!
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    The other watch is another 7S26, -0020-660075.

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    I hate this thread as it's reminding me once again that in the last 12 months I've managed to sell off all my Seikos. After 10 years of always having a Seiko in my collection, it's very strange not owning even one...

    The departed include a Sawtooth, SKX009, 7002, Flightmaster, a pretty little '5' of some description and no fewer than three first generation Monsters (one black, one orange and a beautiful yellow Mk II conversion).

    Simon

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    Get on eBay and buy something for far too little money!

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    Here are my two. 7002 and an SNN231P2.




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    Quote Originally Posted by barryw View Post
    what model is this please?
    Thanks
    It is the Seiko 5 Sports SRP488.
    It has the superior 4R36 movement in it.
    Known as the Mini Monster - I prefer it to the numerous Monsters that I have owned (old and new versions).

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    Some lovely looking watches in this thread. Here are my two :-)


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    Not much Seiko left in this one!



    This one's mostly original


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    Here is mine:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibbs View Post

    When you consider that when the Seiko guys showed up in the watch chronometer trials in the 60's they were regularly beating all comers in the prizes and only Zenith and Longines were holding the side up(IIRC Patek, Rolex and a few others got their bottoms handed to them on a plate). In the end the local Swiss got so peed off with them winning they changed the rules to exclude them. That's a prize in of itself. While the Swiss were getting together to build the first automatic chrono, Seiko built theirs(6139) a column wheel, vertical clutch, auto that was smaller than the Swiss ones and got to the actual market ahead of them by a couple of months. The fact you can get a vintage one today for a few hundred quid, while the Swiss versions go for multiples of that is amazing to me.
    I'm a big Seiko fan but your precis contains a lot of internet lore.

    Seiko mainly entered quartz watches into the competitions, their earlier mech watches did very badly in the mid sixties and finished in the high hundreds IIRC.

    Seiko determined to do better and did in fact improve their placings as the years went on but say they thrashed the opposition is rather far fetched.

    The reason the observatory competitions were stopped was not because Seiko won but because mechanical watches were seen as passe and everybody was getting into quartz.

    As regards the first auto chronograph, three firms completed them at about the same time. The Breitling-Buren-Heuer combo was just a DD module on a Buren micro rotor. The Zenith El Primero was a fully integrated three sub dial auto, the Seiko 6139 was a single dial without sub seconds (unless you count the centre chrono second) so was somewhat lacking but Seiko pushed it forward to try and get the first auto chrono mantle.

    Going by the nomenclature, the two dial 6138 should have been released first but wasn't ready in time so the 6139 was put out.

    As I said, I am a Seiko fan but over the years a lot of misinformation has been spread about historical facts including in Seiko's own, "Journey through time", something I have posted about in the past.

    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...light=lassalle
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    Only have two at the moment.




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    Although I have a 009, an Orange Monster, a SARB063 and a digital SBGP001, I was until about an hour ago, Seiko-less. on arriving back from a walk with the kids, there was a package on the door step, my SKX011 from Rob @ Monster Watches, complete with Orange Monster hands and Super Solid President Bracelet. A play with the screwdrivers and here it is on the wrist...

    I never liked the hands on the 009 (shape), the 011 even less (shape and colour), however with the white/black combo going on I am well pleased, and the bracelet is great as well, heavy enough to balence the head, but still with the essential 'rattle-y-ness' that a Seiko needs!

    A quick phone photo to start...


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    Seiko Marine Master 600M GMT SBDB001, nearly sold it - so glad I didn't, it's become my daily wearer.


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    I kinda like Seiko, currently in the collection are these:








































    Plus another 7C43 currently at service.

    And SWMBO has a couple,




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    Here's my old Seiko that I've had since I was 14 or so. I still don't know how the alarm works, but it can be used as a second timezone I think.






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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
    It is the Seiko 5 Sports SRP488.
    It has the superior 4R36 movement in it.
    Known as the Mini Monster - I prefer it to the numerous Monsters that I have owned (old and new versions).

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    I had a lorus for my 16th birthday. I think that's a seiko in disguise?

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    Currently these two, plus a pepsi BFK and an old full lume kinetic.




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    I'm a hopeless Seiko fan.
    Here's one of my favourite, - recent purchased....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannop View Post
    Here's some of mine



    Divers



    Dress, GMT, chronos



    Various dress


    FAB COLLECTION divers ive had and now gone sadly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    I'm a big Seiko fan but your precis contains a lot of internet lore.
    As ever Sir, I stand corrected*. It's good for me, otherwise I lose the run of myself. Well it's likely I'll keep losing the run of myself, but this way actual experts will keep me in check. Well... until the next waffle exercise on my part. :D

    Still I do so love this thread. It's like the floodgates have been opened, almost to a love that dare not speak its name. My username is ______ and I'm a Seikoholic. *fervent clapping from the gallery*. So far I have remained sober, but this thread and these pics are tempting me. *rings sponsor to hear talk of vintage Longines and Zenith to keep me safe from the dark side*




    It's not working. :)


    TL:DR? Feck off N.C, stop showing me up. :D


    *when someone uses the word 'precis' correctly, you just know you've been owned and it's best to leave the field at that point.
    Last edited by Wibbs; 19th April 2014 at 23:42.

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    Get on eBay and buy one! Or ten!!!

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    My solar Seiko:


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    2nd and 4th on the bottom row.



    I also have this solar diver, but it doesn't hold a charge too well, so it's just gathering dust.


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    I'm a big fan of Seiko...especially divers...






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    So many Beauties,its like being in a sweet shop!

    My first Seiko when i was about 11,was from memory a Pepsi coloured diver,don't know the model but will never forget it.
    I only have one at the moment an skx007j.

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    My first seiko was bought from Jacobs Market in cardiff. It was one of these.



    Slightly damaged, I think the crown was dented. My dad really didn't want me to but it, but I had to have it. I was 13 and had 30 to spend.

    It lasted a good 5 years on the wrist. Still goes now. Never serviced, never oiled. Never missed a beat!

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    After my initial posting on here like an idiot I didn't include any Seiko's.

    I mainly prefer their vintage models although this is my everyday model...






































    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.L View Post
    I love those Type II quartzes. They seem to have a quality about them others did not have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post






    Lovely vintage there! Wow.


    And here too:
    Quote Originally Posted by Cannop View Post
    Various dress

    Last edited by markrlondon; 20th April 2014 at 11:53.

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    Some of mine and I do wear a few regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregory View Post
    Hi mate....



    Yeah mate, it is the Seiko Nooka.

    Quite a decent size too... and comes with a couple of different colours of glass... white and black.

    The piece was in collaboration / commissioned by Matthew Waldman in 1999. They ended their partnership, and Waldman still produces / sells watches under the Nooka name.
    Many thanks!

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    SDGA005:


    6139 6002:


    M158:

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    I don't really understand the new digital thing they are doing with the SDGA.

    What's that all about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrpippen View Post
    I don't really understand the new digital thing they are doing with the SDGA.

    What's that all about?
    Well, those cool electronic paper displays beg for some graphics, and graphics in turn beg for a special edition (or two, or three) to showcase the capability. Is there any more to it than that? :-)

    New tech = new USP = pretty pictures.
    Last edited by markrlondon; 21st April 2014 at 03:07.

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    My last black bezel 4205 and two unworn Pepsi 4205s.

    I just love these tiny divers.


    Last edited by TopCat; 21st April 2014 at 01:38.

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    My actual Seiko, but, actually, Cannop's photograph.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker View Post
    My actual Seiko, but, actually, Cannop's photograph.
    In very clean condition. The chapter ring is in especially good condition; these so often seem to fade or get worn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Unusual model... which reference is it?

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    Calling on all Seiko Experts!

    Found model number.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by barryw; 21st April 2014 at 09:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky555 View Post
    Unusual model... which reference is it?
    It's a 5717-8990, released for the Olympic games in Tokyo 1964 as Seiko were the official timers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannop View Post
    Here's some of mine


    Can you tell us a bit more about the one on the grey NATO? It bears more than a passing resemblance to one that was apparently issued by the Iranians (link from MWR).

    http://www.mwrforum.net/forums/showt...hlight=iranian

    Here's my only Seiko at the moment, one given out to the Omani armed forces to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the accession of the Sultan so falling also into the category of Middle Eastern oddities. It reminds me that I need to take some better photos.
    Last edited by Carlton-Browne; 21st April 2014 at 10:56. Reason: Remembered to insert picture
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