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    A Seiko Quartz from the 70's


    A gift from the parents before I went to Uni - It had an alarm to get me up in the mornings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinCRC View Post
    I have a lot of sympathy for your views on mods, apart of course when they're mine! As for one of the examples appearing at the end of my contribution above, I omitted to show what was sitting stage right:



    6 years after buying the watch which started it all for me, and having modified it to rid it of an execrable aftermarket (fake) 6105 dial, I have finally tracked down a half decent original dial which I now plan to use to revert this particular watch to a state more closely resembling how it would have been originally.

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    A Panorama of Seiko's

    6309-7049 : NE15 SKX : 7548-7000 : 6309-7040 : 7C43-7010 : SKX009J1

    http://flic.kr/p/njJrMf


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    Cool

    You have to love them Seikos, the Monster always my beater of choice.




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    I have many... am wearing one today :)


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    Afraid I caught the Seiko bug!!










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    I have more Seikos than any other watch brand.








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    Even though I'm a bystander in all this, for my money and in my very humble, the Seiko Monster in it's various forms is going to be one of those iconic watches of our current times. I was hovering and very nearly pulled the trigger on one local to me recently. Given I'm one of those dyed in the wool it has to be vintage/preferably circa the Boer war/automatics are the very devil's work saddos this came as a psychic shock to me. One of the gorgeous "special edition" blue/gold jobs and in the end it sold for a really good price too. I think I pulled a muscle from kicking myself...

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    Just shoved my new Tuna on a leather zulu....


    Nice.



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    7A28-702A on one of Eddie's rally straps.


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    Show your Seikos.

    Quote Originally Posted by jneds View Post
    7A28-702A on one of Eddie's rally straps.



    Looking good Neil!!

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    These two very different Seiko Marine Master's......



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    21 years old and still running, it really does amaze me

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    Quote Originally Posted by pashmolean View Post
    Looking good Neil!!
    Cheers Ash , it's a cracking watch and I love it!


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    Love Seikos, lots of great examples in this thread. I've only got the two at present (plus one Grand Seiko).

    Here's my ones:

    A Seiko 6309-7040 Mod :



    A Black Monster:



    These both get worn quite a bit and are both reliable and comfortable.

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    Love the orange hand!

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    Really enjoyed this thread! I don't know why really ;)

    Here's three of mine together



    Keep 'em coming :)
    Cheers!

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    What's the white dial watch? Looks like an ananta, but I've not seen a black bezel?

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    Anyone else clocked this seller on the bay?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/201077688634

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    ^^they are obviously appreciated by some buyers - they sell a few!! It's not like they are being hawked off as anything other than Modified... Perhaps they could leave out the Authentic and Vintage.

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    Here's a square 5626 rare Chronometer from 1974 (another 'non' King Seiko!).
    I like to wear this often, it is very accurate and looks great.
    The watch is lovely but my photo isn't very good. SEIKO on the dial looks black in the photo, but is actually polished silver/chrome.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jrpippen View Post
    What's the white dial watch? Looks like an ananta, but I've not seen a black bezel?
    It's the 50th anniversary chrono, actually belonging to the Brightz family, whatever that implies :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim W View Post
    Here's a square 5626 rare Chronometer from 1974 (another 'non' King Seiko!).
    I like to wear this often, it is very accurate and looks great.
    The watch is lovely but my photo isn't very good. SEIKO on the dial looks black in the photo, but is actually polished silver/chrome.



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    Have we seen one Ananta yet?

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    2 new arrivals and one back from having a new glass fitted.



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    I haven't worn this for years. I bought it from a great Horological shop in Porto in 2002. I actually bought an omega SM 600 but they just couldn't seal it for some reason. It was misting up under my sleeve, Porto is notorious for being wet and warm.

    Anyway. I went back to the shop and my flight was that evening. I ended up taking this new instead. In hindsight what a mistakatomaka but still. It was a good servant until my proper watch obsession took off!


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    '69 Seiko 6105-8009:


    '73 Seiko 6105-8110:


    '74 Seiko 6105-8110:


    '75 Seiko 6105-8119:


    '75 Seiko 6105-8110 (currently off for spa):


    '76 Seiko 6105-8110:


    '76 Seiko 6105-8110:


    '76 Seiko 6159-7010 & '75 Seiko 6159-7010:


    '78 Seiko 6306-7001:


    '78 Seiko 6306-7001:


    '79 Seiko 6306-7001 Scubapro 450


    '78 Seiko 6309-7040 "Legion Etrangere"



    '86 Seiko 6309-7290:


    '82 Seiko 6309-729A:


    '85 Seiko 7548-7009:


    '83 Seiko 7548-700B:


    '78 Seiko 7548-700H:


    now slightly modded:


    '83 Seiko 7549-7010:


    '80 Seiko 7549-7010:


    '82 Seiko 7549-7010:


    '78 Seiko 7549-7009:


    '80 Seiko 7549-7009:


    '88 Seiko 7c43-700A & '91 Seiko 7c43-7010:


    '87 Seiko 7c46-7009:


    '02 Seiko 7c46-7009:


    '07 Seiko 7c46-7011:


    '09 Seiko 8l35-0010:


    '09 Seiko 8l35-00C0:
    Last edited by mariod; 29th April 2014 at 15:57.

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    I have a couple in my small collection.

    My SKX031 is my normal daily wear, but I have been wearing this for the last week or so, and really enjoying it.


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    @Mariod: as usual your collection is beyond awesome. Can you please enlighten me about the L.E. turtle? Is it really a military issued watch or something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmc000 View Post
    @Mariod: as usual your collection is beyond awesome. Can you please enlighten me about the L.E. turtle? Is it really a military issued watch or something like that?
    That's just greedy

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    Fifty Five Fathoms

    SNZH55 before............................................ ...................................and after

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    This watch has been around a few other TZ members, but was returned to me today :-)

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    That's a hell of a Seiko timeline! Great collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrpippen View Post
    Have we seen one Ananta yet?
    The diver to the right in my pic is an Ananta ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmc000 View Post
    @Mariod: as usual your collection is beyond awesome. Can you please enlighten me about the L.E. turtle? Is it really a military issued watch or something like that?
    No it is not unfortunately. The seller (a 70+ year old gentleman) is a Sergeant of the French Foreign Legion and served in the 1st Foreign Parachute Regiment from '57-'63 as a Paratrooper and Combat diver. After his service he still enjoyed diving so in 1978 he bought this Seiko 6309-7040 for diving. He gave his Seiko to a comrade in 1981 and his wife returned this watch to him in 2004 after the comrade has passed away. The Seiko was still working but did show many signs of wear and the crown didn't work properly. So, in 2006 he sent it to Seiko Germany for a service. They replaced the whole case and crown and stem and serviced the watch. After that he didn't wear it often anymore but engraved the case back for sentimental reasons. Still a very nice Seiko imho

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariod View Post
    No it is not unfortunately. The seller (a 70+ year old gentleman) is a Sergeant of the French Foreign Legion and served in the 1st Foreign Parachute Regiment from '57-'63 as a Paratrooper and Combat diver. After his service he still enjoyed diving so in 1978 he bought this Seiko 6309-7040 for diving. He gave his Seiko to a comrade in 1981 and his wife returned this watch to him in 2004 after the comrade has passed away. The Seiko was still working but did show many signs of wear and the crown didn't work properly. So, in 2006 he sent it to Seiko Germany for a service. They replaced the whole case and crown and stem and serviced the watch. After that he didn't wear it often anymore but engraved the case back for sentimental reasons. Still a very nice Seiko imho
    That bit of provenance makes it even more special!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klockodile View Post
    The diver to the right in my pic is an Ananta ;)
    I thought so!! Can we get some close ups.

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    My latest:

    The Planet Fauxcean

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    @mariod wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariod View Post
    No it is not unfortunately. The seller (a 70+ year old gentleman) is a Sergeant of the French Foreign Legion and served in the 1st Foreign Parachute Regiment from '57-'63 as a Paratrooper and Combat diver. After his service he still enjoyed diving so in 1978 he bought this Seiko 6309-7040 for diving. He gave his Seiko to a comrade in 1981 and his wife returned this watch to him in 2004 after the comrade has passed away. The Seiko was still working but did show many signs of wear and the crown didn't work properly. So, in 2006 he sent it to Seiko Germany for a service. They replaced the whole case and crown and stem and serviced the watch. After that he didn't wear it often anymore but engraved the case back for sentimental reasons. Still a very nice Seiko imho
    Thanks for your explanations. A very special watch indeed.

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    Two recent models



    and Seiko 5 at it's best


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrpippen View Post
    I can't stop picking up Seikos. Mid price range ones normally and trade bonuses.

    These are my 4 at the moment. Samurai, BFK, Sportura World Timer and Velatura Direct drive.
    Don't wear them, can't pull myself away from Swiss! I like them though. They are great value for money.


    Show yours!
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    Today's beater... love the near invisible dial decoration - almost impossible to photograph :)

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    Today's Arrival.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jrpippen View Post
    Today's Arrival.

    One day we'll all end up having owned one of those. Or the MM600. Has to be done, really.

    Anyway. The strap for my SARB035 turned up today, so any excuse:



    A Grand Seiko on a budget.
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    Bizarrely I found myself looking at my own photo of this watch (a few posts up) and thinking that photo doesn't truly show what a great yellow this dial is. I managed to take a photo almost exactly 48 hours later, which I hope shows the stunning colour better?

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    A great meet with shalako tonight, and guess what. seiko tastic! After less than 12 hours with my MM300 I now have an MM600!






    Will get more pics tomorrow. :-)

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    Congrats! Wearing this today, just swapped rubber to NATO for the summer.

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    Had this one since new; currently on the bracelet from my TAG Heuer 1000M Super Professional



    Not sure lying on the kitchen floor with a watch, wine bottle and phone first thing in the morning is entirely normal, but hey ho.

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