What do you thinkof Seiko's offerings this year?
Grand Seiko - the slightly busier commemorative dials are growing on me. It's a nice little Lion logo, after all. The revised rotors of the auto and spring dive are p0rn. Interestingly, Seiko will be rolling out Grand Seiko to inetrnational markets:
Premier - no mechanicals any more? Hmm:
Comemmorative Astron. The innovation to ensure the seconds hand always lines up perfectly sounds interesting. I can see this being adopted by Grand Seiko quartz in the near future. I would really like this one, but a rubber strap? At least it comes with a black croc strap too. I thought this would be nice to add to my collection untilI saw the price - 4,300 Euros!!!
Sportura - I don't mind this style, as a sporty watch. Prices here in Oz are brutal, though. Interesting to see a mech chrono (8r28) join the lneup. I don't like the exposed date wheel:
EPD Active Matrix Watch. Holy smokes! If the reallife quality is as good as these pics, I'd wear this. It's the watch of the future - today!
The Basel 2010 stand:
A few pics of Seiko's space - looks good to me:
Disappointments? Hardly any new mechanicals. No new divers apart from the Brightz. Interestingly, the Brightz is not shown on the 2010 site - I have no idea why. I was hoping for:
In summation, I would have to say Seiko at Basel 2010 is a huge disappointment for me.
- Updated Diver line, with solid endlink bracelets
- Updated SBCM023, with bigger case and solid endlinks
- Updated Sumo,with engraved bezeland maybe a better bracelet
- Updated MM300 with engraved bezel and triplock gaskets
- New mechanical Premier line, with 4Sxx and 6Sxx movements
- A surprise from Credor - new sporty chrono