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    new to the site...good starter Seiko?

    Hey everyone. Just joined WUS yesterday. Awesome site, can't get me off of the forums. :/ but :)

    Just wanted some opinions on a good starter Seiko watch?

    Really love the sumo, stargate, spork, 007. Any opinions on the srp025, 027, 031?
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    Go with the style you think you'll enjoy the most. My first auto was the SKX187 Orange Monster.



    I later grabbed a Sumo and it has been my favorite for over 2 years now.

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    Re: new to the site...good starter Seiko?

    I would start with an 007. There are so many things you can do with them if you want to make some changes to it in the future.

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    Re: new to the site...good starter Seiko?

    Quote Originally Posted by aladin_sane View Post
    I would start with an 007. There are so many things you can do with them if you want to make some changes to it in the future.
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    Or failing that, a Black or Orange Monster.

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    Re: new to the site...good starter Seiko?

    I'm still new and learning, but some indirect ways I found to lead me to the right Seiko were:

    - Dive into "What watch are you wearing today?" threads. (Pun very much intended)

    - Scour the for sale forums, if only to see what, for instance, an SNA225 is. Who knows, what you click on may be the thing you've been looking for and didn't even know it.

    - Google image search "Seiko Diver" or "Seiko Chronograph" or "Seiko Automatic" or whatever... and see what catches your eye.

    - Use the search function.
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    Re: new to the site...good starter Seiko?

    Just started collecting myself and bought a 007. Great watch for the price!

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    Re: new to the site...good starter Seiko?

    You should go with the Spring Drive SBDB001 first....

    all kidding aside the SKX007 is pretty much the reference in terms of first Seiko's to get. Mine was about 6 seconds fast per 24 hours and consistent day in and day out. It's really a great watch I almost wish I still had it although I wouldn't likely wear it much with the others I have. It also offers the ability to be modified in a zillion different ways so pretty much go with that and work from there.

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    Re: new to the site...good starter Seiko?

    For sure you should go for the 007 - as Doctorsti says, it's the reference diver for starters and it (or it's derivatives) should be the basis of any seiko divers collection. You will find it to be really versatile and it looks equally good on a bracelet or leather strap.

    I've had my eye on the srp025, 027 and 031 trio for a wee while now. I think they have a classic Seiko look ( if such a thing exists!) and they have the 4R15 movement. I've almost pulled the trigger on one or other of them two or three times now but those *^!^** crown guards always put me off at the last minute - if the crown guard swept out from the case in steel (or even nothing at all) I'd have all three in a flash!! Quartzimodo produced a good review a while back - check it out here -
    First looks: The new Seiko 4R15 100m automatics

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    Re: new to the site...good starter Seiko?

    thanks for the feedback everyone...looks to be the start of a long and expensive, but extremely satisfying journey!

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    popped my cherry today. 2nd day on the site. got my 1st seiko! the spork!

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