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    Re: Seiko Transocean... Sales dud??

    Quote Originally Posted by EugV12 View Post
    Wow, a lot of negativity about the Transocean line here, all of it seems to be from the people who never handled one. Well, I've been super excited about the Spring Drive version since it was announced last June, and finally pulled a trigger on one. I've got to say, it is a stunner. I've been on a quest for a titanium true GMT diver and there really are about 2-3 watches out there that satisfy these simple requirements. One is the Marinemaster 600 Spring Drive, which I owned and sold due to its ridiculously thick case and obtrusive GMT hand. Well, the SBDB018 is exactly what I've been looking for. I'll admit, I went for a bit more flare than offered by its more understated brother SBDB017, and guess what - I have no regrets so far. Black and gold work surprisingly well and remind me of some LE Grand Seikos. Here are some pics.


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    Beautiful watch. Looks handsome. Great movement. Enjoy it

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    I think it looks fantastic - It looks like someone actually gave a sh*t when they designed it.

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    The s/s one is nice too.

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    Re: Seiko Transocean... Sales dud??

    Quote Originally Posted by EugV12 View Post
    Wow, a lot of negativity about the Transocean line here, all of it seems to be from the people who never handled one. Well, I've been super excited about the Spring Drive version since it was announced last June, and finally pulled a trigger on one. I've got to say, it is a stunner. I've been on a quest for a titanium true GMT diver and there really are about 2-3 watches out there that satisfy these simple requirements. One is the Marinemaster 600 Spring Drive, which I owned and sold due to its ridiculously thick case and obtrusive GMT hand. Well, the SBDB018 is exactly what I've been looking for. I'll admit, I went for a bit more flare than offered by its more understated brother SBDB017, and guess what - I have no regrets so far. Black and gold work surprisingly well and remind me of some LE Grand Seikos. The thickness is completely manageable, and the watch wears smaller than its reported size despite my small wrist. Here are some pics.


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    The only negativity is about the price relative to the spec of the std version.

    Yours adds a GMT function and spring drive. Not to mention the additonal finishing details. That is a whole different conversation.


    Edit: also forgot titanium.....totally different watches.

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    Re: Seiko Transocean... Sales dud??

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    Pic of the clasp please

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    Re: Seiko Transocean... Sales dud??

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    That will be a nice upgrade to an AM strap or any Seiko strap - if and when it becomes available...
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    Re: Seiko Transocean... Sales dud??

    This isnt the type of watch that could replace the Sumo, the Sumo although not that old is a classic, its an appealing watch, this Trans on the other hand i find very unappealing, their bezels look cheap as do most coloured bezels and its lost the classic diver feel imo, i also really dislike where the bracelet meets the case, just not appealing. its just another modern dive watch to me thats $400 overpriced but each to their own.



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    Re: Seiko Transocean... Sales dud??

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    Would you happen to have a part number? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Seiko Transocean... Sales dud??

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    I think it looks fantastic - It looks like someone actually gave a sh*t when they designed it.

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    The s/s one is nice too.
    Actually, both SBDB017 and 018 are titanium, and the 017 is in fact, coated with Diashield, so a fantastic deal as well. I chose 018 for the looks and a more urban style. So far, after a week of ownership, I can't see a scratch on it, even on the clasp.

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    Re: Seiko Transocean... Sales dud??

    It seems there are a lot of design elements of the Transocean that seem to bring back to memory the Samurai....which is now being reintroduced, I think I like the Samurai better. It's also slightly more compact at 42mm.

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    PS: Though I do love the look blue faced Transocean!
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    Re: Seiko Transocean... Sales dud??

    The Samurai was an iconic diver, sure, but it was also scratch-prone, lacked hacking and couldn't be wound manually. Transocean line has ceramic bezels and anti-scratch coating. Of course, I can only speak for the Spring Drive models :)
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