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Thread: New Captain Willard Prospex Seiko SPB151 & SPB153

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    After I ummed & ahhed for long enough I bought a Steelldive 6105 £119 delivered, complete with itís own Pelican-Case.

    Ordered on Wednesday delivered today. And I really canít fault it for the money.




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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    I thought Timefactors/Smiths were going to do a 40mm version of the PRS-68 (The Baby Willard)

    Perhaps - if people don't like the dial and its layout on the Seiko re-issue, the Smiths would be the better bet?


    I donít think they need to do a 40mm version, the 44mm version is really deceiving and wears like a 40/41 mm watch anyway...


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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    I thought Timefactors/Smiths were going to do a 40mm version of the PRS-68 (The Baby Willard)

    Perhaps - if people don't like the dial and its layout on the Seiko re-issue, the Smiths would be the better bet?
    I would have thought that a 40mm case with so much case visible around the sides would need a strangely small bezel and dial, if the watch does get produced. And unfortunately the 68 is discontinued and sold out.
    Also if people dont like the fact the new Seiko dial layout isn't a faithful enough copy of the original, why would they prefer one with a different trade name? (Caveat: I would dearly love to own a prs-68, so this is not a bring down).

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    Seiko are killing me at the moment.

    I desperately want one. And the king turtle. I can't afford either. And I need an SKX before they disappear. And I'll never part with my current Turtle.

    I might be forced to sell the majority of my collection to end up with four extremely similar seiko divers...

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    I like the prospex branding. I don't understand why people have a problem with it. And I think it's entirely fitting for entry level and mid tier dive watches, which is what the 6105/6309/7002/SKX lines have always represented. Proper tool watches for ordinary people.

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    It doesn't seem that long ago when you could buy a vintage for a few hundred pounds.
    I will just add it to the long list of watches I should have bought with hindsight.

    I have just received a steeldive sd1970 from ebay for £120, for the money I'm very happy.
    Its unbelievable what the Chinese are producing in terms of value.

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    Looks like the watches are a good candidate for those who can't be hassled with the vintage pieces. I guess studying up the originality of these this is another future rabbit hole.

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    A fellow WIS here in Perth showed me a genuine, all original Seiko 6105 as worn by an officer in Vietnam that had completed 5 tours. It was an amazing watch to hold and see and if I am honest, I felt strange even holding it knowing what it would have been through and seen. He also had the photos of the officer wearing said watch. Sadly, I don't have a photo. I don't think I would be comfortable wearing it if it were mine.

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