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    A question about SEIKO ...

    Just bought a second SEIKO. Very pleased. High quality of manufacture, excellent timekeeping, reassuring reputation for reliability et cetera. No complaints. Just one curious question: why are they so thick?

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    High water resistance?

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    So squirrels can horde nuts in the case?

    Might help if you posted the model

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    Have you taken the stickers off?

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    Craftsman Idontgram's Avatar
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    Their movements are a bit thick. Then there’s the recent propensity for see-through casebacks. Then there’s the general Seikoness of not caring too much about it all

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    I dunno. They're just really stupid.

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    Because you have bought a sport model that isn't designed to be thin?



    You want thin, buy a Seiko dress watch?



    I'm pretty sure that Seiko still hold the world record for the world's thinnest movement, the 9A85.
    Last edited by M4tt; 5th August 2022 at 23:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsan View Post
    Might help if you posted the model
    Most of the Presage seem to be in the range of 11.80mm to 14.00mm.
    And most of the GS in the range of 13.20mm to 16.10mm.

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    Agree but on some of the dress watches like on my SBGM221 the domed crystal adds a couple of mm, partly excusing the thickness but yeah would be nice if they could shave off 5mm ..

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    Have been offered this, new - https://www.grand-seiko.com/uk-en/collections/sbgh277g - at a very good price.

    It's a handsome thing - at £5,350 recommended retail it should be - but for a 'simple' hours, minutes, seconds & date watch it's thick. Actually, 13.3mm - more than half an inch.

    It's in this context that I'm wondering why SEIKO make so many fat watches.

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    GS have an obesity problem and a pathetic clasp problem.

    Lovely watches but I've only had one and I'm in no rush for another. I think the SLAs are fantastic and what I'll add next in the Seiko line but the depreciation is pretty brutal so you have to be sure - wiser to buy second hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    GS have an obesity problem ,,,
    Is this a 'fat is better'/Japanese culture sort of thing, do you think?

    (Thank you for your advice above.)

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