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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bluedialer View Post
    Hm.. Do appreciate it, and interesting.. But with all due respect it's still not too clear. I have to confess that I can't read kanji for Schmidt-san, and even if this is stating SBDX019 is limited to 500 pieces, it doesn't mention SLA017. It's also unclear what source of publication the image is from - meanwhile as Jlawjj mentioned, on the seemingly official websites of seiko-watch.co.jp and seiko-prospex.com respectively, SBDX019 and SLA017J1 are each independently listed as being limited to 2000 pieces. So even if the image is from a Seiko publication, there's still a lot of conflicting information that's been presented.
    SBDX019 must have a number on the back XXX / 500
    SLA017 must have a number on the back XXXX / 1500


    If everyone will have XXXX / 2000
    Where is SBDX019 number 1? >>> 1501 to 2000? - NO!
    Where is SLA017 number 1? >>> 501 to 2000? - NO!

    Where will start and end numbering ?
    Or Seiko got lost in numbering
    Or will be a fake and watches will be 4000 (or 2500)


    The situation is incomprehensible


    The only right way is:
    SBDX019 must have a number on the back XXX / 500
    SLA017 must have a number on the back XXXX / 1500




    Number ONE was always very important for many collectors

    Seiko shot himself in the knee?

    The picture shows the tag "Ref.SLA017J1"

    Seiko wanted two references to the same watch - what for?
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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

    The watch has XXX/2000 but it does not have a reference of SLA017 anywhere except the hangtag.

    The SBDX019 will have the same situation.

    So the two models have no differences in the watch itself.

    If you can identify a serial number clash then it will prove a 2000 of each story, but I think it's likely the unofficial official story of 2000 total is the reality.

    Seiko's popular expensive watches have limited numbers around the 2000 mark it seems but the dual reference is seemingly redundant.

    Leaving all that aside, even if there were twice the number its an amazing watch for the user/wearer. The collectors can worry about the numbers.
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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bluedialer View Post
    Hm.. Do appreciate it, and interesting.. But with all due respect it's still not too clear. I have to confess that I can't read kanji for Schmidt-san, and even if this is stating SBDX019 is limited to 500 pieces, it doesn't mention SLA017. It's also unclear what source of publication the image is from - meanwhile as Jlawjj mentioned, on the seemingly official websites of seiko-watch.co.jp and seiko-prospex.com respectively, SBDX019 and SLA017J1 are each independently listed as being limited to 2000 pieces. So even if the image is from a Seiko publication, there's still a lot of conflicting information that's been presented.
    The writing in the bottom right box says "domestic limited to 500 pieces".
    I don't get what the fuss is about. Seiko clearly said they are making 2000 pieces of the 62MAS, so who cares what reference number they use. Probably they'll just give 1-500 to SBDX019 and 501-2000 to SLA017.
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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

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    The size, the style, the comfort are all perfect. I've never been a strap fan but this watch has me converted and I've worn it continuously for 3 days with great comfort.

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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

    whatever it is, certainly no one's getting "scammed" here.
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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

    2000 or 4000, all the same to me. To quote matthew P "I'm going to wear it like I stole it and put it away wet".
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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

    True, but I can certainly see how this could matter to the strict "vault" collector. And if it is truly two separate limited runs, I could understandably see such collectors preferring to get an SBDX rather than a SLA.

    For me personally, it doesn't matter that much IF the product is exactly the same between the two aside from serial numbers.
    But, it would still simply be nice to have true clarity on the topic, and I don't see why there shouldn't be that clarity for the benefit of consumers paying thousands apiece.

    So actually, not just nice; it would be proper to have that clarity.
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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

    Here's my opinion which reflects my thoughts on this watch...

    1. I am super excited about it and pre ordered through AD months ago.

    2. I was a bit unclear as I posted on the total number. The various Seiko websites state number and reference but it was not crystal clear how they are numbering them.

    3. I have read all the posts here on this thread as well as the 62mas thread and different links, stories on this watch still have not clarified 100% about the numbering of the watches.

    4. I don't care if it is 2000 or 4000, I am getting one and that is all that matters to me.

    Sorry for long winded response here, just venting and I hope to see more pics of this watch. I will post a ton of mine!!!


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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

    Zuiko, it seems to be perfect for your wrist. What is your wrist measurement by the way?

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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by burns78 View Post
    SBDX019 must have a number on the back XXX / 500
    SLA017 must have a number on the back XXXX / 1500


    If everyone will have XXXX / 2000
    Where is SBDX019 number 1? >>> 1501 to 2000? - NO!
    Where is SLA017 number 1? >>> 501 to 2000? - NO!

    Where will start and end numbering ?
    Or Seiko got lost in numbering
    Or will be a fake and watches will be 4000 (or 2500)


    The situation is incomprehensible


    The only right way is:
    SBDX019 must have a number on the back XXX / 500
    SLA017 must have a number on the back XXXX / 1500

    Seiko shot himself in the knee?
    burns78... mate, you're overthinking it. And because you are, all sorts of combinations and options are floating currently in your head.

    The situation is however far simpler. Seiko will produce and laser etch limited serial numbers on a total of 2000 62MA casebacks. They will start with serial 0001/2000 and end with serial 2000/2000.
    500 of them will be attached to the watches for JDM Japan market, carrying the hang tag SBDX019. 1500 of them will be attached to watches for the export to the rest of the international, world-wide markets, carrying the hang tag SLA017.

    As zuiko mentioned above, Seiko doesn't stamp model numbers on their watches. The only way you will be able to tell if the watch is for JDM or International market is the hang tag with model number, ownership card, box and packaging. User manual is also likely to be slightly different, too.

    This is all standard stuff, no need to fret over it. Rest assured, if they stated there will be 2000 pieces made - that's what it would be. They never lied about this in the past, there's no reason they should start to do so now.

    And no, Seiko didn't shoot "himself in the knee", far from it.
    Last edited by babola; June 19th, 2017 at 03:05.
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