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    "10 Vintage reissues under $1,000".

    Apols if this was posted here by someone else back in April when it dropped on W&W but I've just come across it. Some really interesting things in here. The Doxa Sub-200 would be my choice, albeit wary of the apparently not very good lume. Never owned a Junghans either, and this has reminded me that as I need a dress watch again I should probably have a look at them used.

    https://wornandwound.com/nostalgia-m...es-under-1000/

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    ...and here's part two of the same article: $1,000-$3,000 https://wornandwound.com/nostalgia-m...1000-and-3000/

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    good general reading - thanks for posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillN View Post
    good general reading - thanks for posting
    No worries.

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    Thanks for that - not really a reissue fan, then realise I do have one in the Turtle, which I've been wearing today. It really is a fab watch

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    I wish seiko would reissue some of their classic 70s chronographs. Some really iconic stuff in that corner of their back catalogue.

    If they could start with the 6139-7100 that would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagan View Post
    I wish seiko would reissue some of their classic 70s chronographs. Some really iconic stuff in that corner of their back catalogue.

    If they could start with the 6139-7100 that would be great.
    Me too although they have form of releasing classic watches at very high prices .

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    They did an amazing reverse panda quartz chrono

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagan View Post
    I wish seiko would reissue some of their classic 70s chronographs. Some really iconic stuff in that corner of their back catalogue.

    If they could start with the 6139-7100 that would be great.
    I think it's quite likely - it's been 60s and 70s dive reissues for the last few years, usually a few hyper expensive ltd editions twinned with more accessible reimaginings. Going really well for them so I expect we'll start seeing "new" Pogues etc before too long.

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    It's the more affordable reimaginings I'd be all over. Either a pogue or a helmet would do me.

    What movements do seiko have in their current line-up which would fit the bill though?

    Is there a single subdial, day-date automatic chrono?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagan View Post
    It's the more affordable reimaginings I'd be all over. Either a pogue or a helmet would do me.

    What movements do seiko have in their current line-up which would fit the bill though?

    Is there a single subdial, day-date automatic chrono?
    It's a good point. I guess the joy of being Seiko is if there's nothing to hand it's not hard to refire something, given they make every part of a watch (down to the lubricating oil) themselves. They are their own supply line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagan View Post
    I wish seiko would reissue some of their classic 70s chronographs. Some really iconic stuff in that corner of their back catalogue.

    If they could start with the 6139-7100 that would be great.
    an affordable 6138/6139 re-issue would be amazing. Still some of the best looking chronos around for me


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    Quote Originally Posted by FrontierGibberish View Post
    I think it's quite likely - it's been 60s and 70s dive reissues for the last few years, usually a few hyper expensive ltd editions twinned with more accessible reimaginings. Going really well for them so I expect we'll start seeing "new" Pogues etc before too long.
    I doubt it TBH.

    The modern "reissues" are driven by modern movements and the 6138/9's have been out of production for decades.

    I don't think Seiko would completely restart production of a complicated chronograph movement for something that would be expensive and perhaps not that popular.

    They could of course have them driven by quartz movements but I think that would defeat the object.
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    Agreed - I didn't mean they'd restart production of an old movement, I meant they'll find something they've got, and alter the reissues to make it fit; coz they've got so much "got" to choose from.

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    It wouldn't be my preference, but I'd probably accept a reissue with a quartz movement.

    Something with some horological interest, preferably.

    They could even do what a lot of the microbrands do with chronos nowadays and offer both a quartz and auto option at different price points.

    For me, the key would be a relatively faithful reissue in terms of dimensions, dial layouts, etc.

    I also absolutely don't mind if they have prospex branding.

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