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    Brian May Limited Edition new Seiko 5 Watch

    Brian May inspired new Seiko 5 Watch, celebrating his legendary guitar ‘‘Red Special’’!
    The new Seiko 5 Sports watch whose dial echoes the design of the guitar which Brian and his father built in the early 1960’s.
    ‘’I am delighted to see this watch come alive, and proud that the creation of me and my dad all those years ago has inspired this collaboration. I love my Seiko and it has served me well for many years. I will wear this new one with pride.” - Brian May

    http://www.queenonline.com/news/pres...-special-watch


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    It’s a very strange thing really, wonder how many people would even know he’s a Seiko fan and worn a Seiko diver for decades. Seen old interviews with him wearing a 7548 & even in recent years he still does. I think it’s cool what he wore but don’t see the guitar on a diver tie in really.

    Wonder how he feels about the WR and lack of screw down crown haha

    Copped some only fools over xmas and Rodney also wears a 7548 (pepsi)

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    Hurry up lads only 9000 made

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    I'm waiting for the reissue, or maybe the reissue of the reissue

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    It will have a massive 'hairspring'...

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    1960's [sic] ?? Nobody employing copy editors anymore?

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    They should have called it 'The Poodle'

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    Would it be wrong to say I am not that keen on the man, his activities on the animal liberation front type thing.
    Nothing to do with watches, which incidentally the new Seiko 5s are really growing on me, didn't think they could ever take over the SKX, they do look good

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    The quantity makes Omega limited editions look limited.

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    And too big like almost everything interesting Seiko do these days.

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    I quite like it. As said above, the guitarist / diver link is a bit questionable but I like Queen & it's definitely a bit different...

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    So, its basically an SKX007 or similar with an ugly dial.... and I bet they are charging a fortune for it!
    I'll stick with my standard SKX007 if thats OK....

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    Queen and Rolling Stones fan, but I suspect this will be affordable to us mere mortals unlike the Ron Wood monstrosities. Looks pretty good too!

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    I quite like it.

    I’m sure Seiko will license a Queen track to market and they will agree just they did for... cars, sofas, cleaning products, etc

    Such a shame that their excellent back catalog is pimped out in such a way... leccy bills need paying!




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    But the watch dial is a different colour to his guitar.

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    Brian May Limited Edition new Seiko 5 Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBanks View Post
    The quantity makes Omega limited editions look limited.
    I like what they are doing here. Limited doesn’t have to mean small quantities (sometimes leading to mad prices).

    Limited does make sense in a sense of “we will make a batch once”. Given the extra bits being supplied that makes sense. So limited yet obtainable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    I'm waiting for the reissue, or maybe the reissue of the reissue
    As long as there isnt an “Adam Lambert” version, he’s d
    Godawful.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Goyne View Post
    I like what they are doing here. Limited doesn’t have to mean small quantities (sometimes leading to mad prices).

    Limited does make sense in a sense of “we will make a batch once”. Given the extra bits being supplied that makes sense. So limited yet obtainable.


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    Agreed, limited edition does not mean only small numbers will be produced, it means limited to a specific number that will be produced ever. But generally people been influenced marketing etc into believing the former.

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    It just me or does the Ad look like one of those commemorative plate offers you got in the back of Sunday supplement magazines years ago?

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    I'm not a huge Queen fan in the slightest but I love the story of BM's guitar and I think the dial looks fantastic. £500 or so isn't exactly a lot and I've long wanted a sunburst red dial watch.

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    I've been a huge Queen and Brian May fan for the past 30+ years. This special edition doesn't really interest me however.

    I think Seiko would have been better off reissuing some sort of signature version of the actual model of watch he's worn since 1986 which is the "transitional" model ref 7458-7010 (see link below).

    https://www.thewatchsite.com/attachm...ntid=14816&d=0



    I eventually tracked one down a couple of years ago from 1985 which I think was the only year they were produced before the 7C43 superseded the 7548.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabs View Post
    It just me or does the Ad look like one of those commemorative plate offers you got in the back of Sunday supplement magazines years ago?
    Ha!! yes indeed like the ones with spitfires on for D-day or the Queen's memoration.

    I wonder if Seiko have put this new model under pressure ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bond View Post
    Ha!! yes indeed like the ones with spitfires on for D-day or the Queen's memoration.

    I wonder if Seiko have put this new model under pressure ?


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    It’s not something you’d wear for a night at the opera......

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    Brian May Limited Edition new Seiko 5 Watch

    It is a little reminiscent of some the VIZs finest moments





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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    So, its basically an SKX007 or similar with an ugly dial.... and I bet they are charging a fortune for it!
    I'll stick with my standard SKX007 if thats OK....
    Approximate recommended retail prices in Europe: €560.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM25R View Post
    It’s not something you’d wear for a night at the opera......
    Or a day at the races.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    It is a little reminiscent of some the VIZs finest moments
    You missed out the 'Teddy's first wet dream' one!

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    Must be about the 20th LE Seiko have announced this year @ we're still in January.

    I've been a long term fan, but they are losing credibility with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    You missed out the 'Teddy's first wet dream' one!
    And the “ich bin ein naughty boy” doll!

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    Not forgetting The Mr Kipling Chess Set.

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    Can't wait for the Liberace limited edition. Which brand will bring it out I wonder?
    It's just democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Can't wait for the Liberace limited edition. Which brand will bring it out I wonder?
    Rolex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Rolex.

    Ooh lovely, now where did I put the candelabra..........
    It's just democracy.

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    Good luck shifting 9,000 of those!

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    Wonder how much Brian May achieves out of this, financially?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    There's no two ways about it: This would sell in the millions in real life.

    Awww... so cute. Kittiez!

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    This has to be the worst tedious watch collaboration ever.
    I don’t want a ‘Brian May’ anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    There's no two ways about it: This would sell in the millions in real life.

    Awww... so cute. Kittiez!
    Nice bit of detail so you can pick out Judas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    Nice bit of detail so you can pick out Judas.
    Ah now Alan is he the ginger one or the scowling dark one, both to the right of the Jesuscat at the supper. Initially I thought the ginger since Judas was often portrayed as a redhead in the Middle ages but then the expression on the dark faced cat, 2nd from the messiah, is really quite fearsome, any feline theologians care to comment..either way such attention to detail and fine artistry is to be celebrated.

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    I'm no theologian but the silver British shorthair on the left is the only one adopting the pose of Judas in the original da Vinci picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    I'm no theologian but the silver British shorthair on the left is the only one adopting the pose of Judas in the original da Vinci picture.
    Would that be 2nd from the left, could be, see what you mean about the resemblance of the pose but the 'bag', presumably of silver in the original, has been omitted in this rare, fascinating and thought provoking piece.

    Wait just a cotton pickin' minute, is Judas cat on the naughty chair with the red cloak, I'd incorrectly assumed that was a separate image/reference rather than part of the 'supper' representation, but clearly now there's only 11 kitty disciples at the table, fascinating and novel re-imagining of Da Vincis masterpiece if so.
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    Decent guy is our Brian and I hope it does well. At least it's not hediously overpriced like some celebrity endorsed watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie2345 View Post
    Would it be wrong to say I am not that keen on the man, his activities on the animal liberation front type thing.
    Nothing to do with watches, which incidentally the new Seiko 5s are really growing on me, didn't think they could ever take over the SKX, they do look good

    Scottie
    Yes it would, and gets you squarely on my list.

    As for the watch, each to their own.

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