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    Re: A new Seiko 3rd gen Monster is arrived. SZSC003 blu dial. Fantastic.

    Quote Originally Posted by mi6_ View Post
    Quartz Monster? What is that?
    Produced for only a year [1999-2000], the Quartz Monster predates the Monster lineage as we know it. The first time Monster hands show up on a SEIKO watch.






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    Re: A new Seiko 3rd gen Monster is arrived. SZSC003 blu dial. Fantastic.

    ah ha, the lineage is revealed ...

    I like my black mark II but need a better bracelet for it
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    Re: A new Seiko 3rd gen Monster is arrived. SZSC003 blu dial. Fantastic.

    I just received mine from Japan, nice.

    Mine has a serial number 690039. Not sure if that means #39 or if it reveals anything about the "limited" billing.
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    Re: A new Seiko 3rd gen Monster is arrived. SZSC003 blu dial. Fantastic.

    ^^^^ hmmmmm, I wonder too

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    Re: A new Seiko 3rd gen Monster is arrived. SZSC003 blu dial. Fantastic.

    Quote Originally Posted by flyersandeagles View Post
    ^^^^ hmmmmm, I wonder too

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    It might be a limited production run but not necessarily LE model

    Havent all the 3rd gen monsters had much less availability and sales than gen 1 and 2? I dont even think they have quit making gen 2 in favor of gen 3.

    Either way fantastic looking watch. I may regret selling mine one day.

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    Re: A new Seiko 3rd gen Monster is arrived. SZSC003 blu dial. Fantastic.

    Quote Originally Posted by valuewatchguy View Post
    It might be a limited production run but not necessarily LE model

    Havent all the 3rd gen monsters had much less availability and sales than gen 1 and 2? I dont even think they have quit making gen 2 in favor of gen 3.

    Either way fantastic looking watch. I may regret selling mine one day.

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    Nothing on my papers, packaging or tag indicated "limited" even though online ads do.
    Indeed it may not be a limited edition but just limited in a liberal sense of the word.

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    Re: A new Seiko 3rd gen Monster is arrived. SZSC003 blu dial. Fantastic.

    There are not many for sale, looked online and located only few ... 4 or 5 , can't recall exactly

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    Re: A new Seiko 3rd gen Monster is arrived. SZSC003 blu dial. Fantastic.

    Just arrived today from Japan - super fast shipping (3 days), thanks to the eBay seller....

    #97 (690097) says hello







    Great shade of blue, as I think my pics show above.

    Again, nothing on paperwork, box or watch that confirms that these are limited. Very curious to know the truth now....

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    Re: A new Seiko 3rd gen Monster is arrived. SZSC003 blu dial. Fantastic.

    Congrats. Mine took over a week from Rakuten Japan but I think the seller didn't actually have it in stock and had to source it before shipping.

    Maybe be the only way to know how limited it is would be to see if anyone has number 691000 or above.
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    Re: A new Seiko 3rd gen Monster is arrived. SZSC003 blu dial. Fantastic.

    Interestingly, the Gen 3 Black (SBDC025) and Orange (SBDC023) Monsters both had a retail price of 64800 JPY while this supposed limited edition is only 60000 JPY. Maybe this is an indication something to do with its rarity, maybe not.

    Of course, the SZSC003 was released 2 years after the others so the strength of the Japanese Yen could have affected it. The JPY was around the same strength at the time of both releases but it was trending down after a huge surge in the two years in-between. This would be counter-intuitive to expectations of the watch's price, I think. Also, non-recurring costs were probably already spent and paid for by the first releases and previous generations and the savings more than offset possibly rising material and labor costs.

    This post has no concluding thesis but I just thought I'd think out loud (but not literally) for a bit.
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