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    Also because it needs more photos I am adding my SARG pulling some light desk duty today.
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    Thank you Ibovill, glad to hear your desire for an Explorer was met by this watch. That makes me feel better about it. Mind me asking where you ordered yours from?

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    Also, thanks for the additional picture, it looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by biscuit141 View Post
    Also, thanks for the additional picture, it looks great!
    I ordered mine from eBay seller fujiyama_369. It was 344 USD which included expedited shipping. Ordered Sunday from Japan, arrived Tuesday DHL. Has been on the wrist 24 hours a day almost since then.



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    Seiko SARG009 Initial Review: The sportsmanís watch

    Also a shot of the clasp gap on bracelet.



    Tolerable I guess. But why is it there?
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    Re: Seiko SARG009 Initial Review: The sportsmanís watch

    Quote Originally Posted by lbovill View Post
    I ordered mine from eBay seller fujiyama_369. It was 344 USD which included expedited shipping. Ordered Sunday from Japan, arrived Tuesday DHL. Has been on the wrist 24 hours a day almost since then.



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    Did you just get it this past Sunday? Does the clasp gap look broken or does it seem OK just strange? I've read/heard it bother some more than others.

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    Re: Seiko SARG009 Initial Review: The sportsmanís watch

    I just received it, so still in the honeymoon phase, yet it is just so versatile that I keep wearing it over the others. In any event, the clasp is designed like that. I have looked over tons of photos of the same strap online and can see it is the same for all the watches that use this bracelet. Essentially they designed the clasp so that the bracelet links line up underneath it and lie flat. If you look at the point where the clasp attaches to the links you can see the depth of the angled part is just deep enough to line it up, but not enough to close the gap. It is not broken, it is certainly intentional, and appears to be the same for all bracelets of this design by Seiko across the board.

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    It is the only downside to this watch, I can always put a leather strap on it, and I honestly can live with the gap, but it seems to be an odd design choice.
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    Thank you, I see what you mean now. As long as it's supposed to be that way I can live with it. It doesn't bother me too much from the pictures. I was just concerned they may have been having manufacturing issues or something.

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    Re: Seiko SARG009 Initial Review: The sportsmanís watch

    I just spent some time looking through shots of that particular clasp on many different watches on the internet, and they all have the apparent gap. Most photos are taken from an angle that hides it, particularly to sell the watches. It really is silly because if you look at the mechanism there are alternatives in placement and construction that would significantly reduce it or eliminate it. Even with the gap I still whole-heartedly recommend this watch and the one on the bracelet. It is just a great watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbovill View Post
    Also a shot of the clasp gap on bracelet.
    Tolerable I guess. But why is it there?
    Because the foldable portion of the claps lies there, and takes space.
    there are alternatives in placement and construction that would significantly reduce it or eliminate it

    Not unless you strangely shape things in an awkward way in an to attempt the above.

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