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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by yonsson View Post
    You are acting all John Snow on us now. COSC only certifies Swiss made. And the SBDX001 price isn't €1800 in EU.
    I know ... I could write GS standard certificate for 8l35 in LE SLA017
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    Quote Originally Posted by burns78 View Post
    I have sbdx001 for 1800euro and sla015 for 2300euro. Also LE 200 pieces. I still do not share your opinion. SLA017=3600euro/2000 pieces. At this price Seiko could give a chronometer certificate. Still a box of china
    The prices you are quoting are based on market variance, for whatever reason Seiko is charging a lot more for market outside of Japan, here in Australia the SBDX017 is 3400 AUD and SLA017 is 5500 AUD, way too big a variance. In Japan however, the difference is only 30%

    I will agree that at the prices you quoted, and the official price here in Australia, it is too expensive, but in Japan's home market, the difference is I think reasonable
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    Quote Originally Posted by burns78 View Post
    I know ... I could write GS standard certificate for 8l35 in LE SLA017
    Just run it in for a few weeks then leave it to a watchmaker and he will regulate it to -2/+2 for €30, I don't see the point of certification to be honest. The 2000 SEIKO buyers who will buy it already knows the movement is great despite the +15/-10 specification.

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    Looks especially sharp on the bracelet. I am quite jealous.
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    I have one pre-ordered, now I really cannot wait! The watch is absolutely stunning, and I've no doubt the fit and finish is consistent with the price.

    I have my pre-order through Timeless Luxury, and Dan is stating early July for fulfillment. This is getting to be a crazy difficult wait, I want mine so badly especially after viewing these gorgeous pics!

    I can appreciate the apprehension in how this watch is being priced, but you guys have to remember that fit and finish is a different concept from raw technical specs, and from what I'm seeing / reading / hearing, the SLA017 has a very high level of fit and finish befitting of its price. This is a higher end watch than even the SBDX017, on top of it being an LE. Now if it's not worth it for you, that's fine, but it's damn sure worth it to me and plenty of other people.
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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by burns78 View Post
    I have sbdx001 for 1800euro and sla015 for 2300euro. Also LE 200 pieces. I still do not share your opinion. SLA017=3600euro/2000 pieces. At this price Seiko could give a chronometer certificate. Still a box of china
    They seemed to have no problem selling out quickly.... C'est la vie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgefl74 View Post
    This is not the place to voice your dissenting views as to the aesthetics or value of this watch. Kindly take them elsewhere, the rest of us are only here for the photos and not to scroll down pages and pages of personal opinions.
    My apologies. Wish I could contribute a picture! :) Wear them in good health.


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    Re: SLA017 Owner Thread

    zuiko thanks for the bracelet pictures, they match the ones yonsson shared weeks ago, silly me, I thought Seiko might finally up their bracelet game and surprise us with the final product. A little disappointing but looks solid in a SBBN015 Tuna bracelet way (miles above a Sumo bracelet imo). After wearing watches on SS bracelets only for over 30 yrs my bracelets don't see the light of day often.

    A few of zuiko's pictures show the case finish better than any others I seen and if that's not a Zaratsu finish it's the next best thing. I know how our Australian WIS/brothers feel price wise, in Canada I had to pay $5280.CAD plus 13% tax. I'm confident this effort from Seiko will live up to my expectations and it was the crazy boxed sapphire that pushed me over the edge too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by impalass View Post
    zuiko thanks for the bracelet pictures, they match the ones yonsson shared weeks ago, silly me, I thought Seiko might finally up their bracelet game and surprise us with the final product. A little disappointing but looks solid in a SBBN015 Tuna bracelet way (miles above a Sumo bracelet imo). After wearing watches on SS bracelets only for over 30 yrs my bracelets don't see the light of day often.

    A few of zuiko's pictures show the case finish better than any others I seen and if that's not a Zaratsu finish it's the next best thing. I know how our Australian WIS/brothers feel price wise, in Canada I had to pay $5280.CAD plus 13% tax. I'm confident this effort from Seiko will live up to my expectations and it was the crazy boxed sapphire that pushed me over the edge too.
    I know this is the wrong thread for this and I'll compensate with good pics at the start of July, but:

    With SEIKO and GS raising their prices like there is no tomorrow after GS started getting sold in USA, and now again with the GS/SEIKO separation they really need to up their game. It's simply not OK to release a €12000 GS diver with the now included stamped clasp.

    The list price of a SBDX017 is OVER €3000 2017 where I live which is a +40% price increase in only 3 years for pretty much no true added value. That's the only reason why I have gone from buying 3 GS watches/year to none 2017. The best argument for SEIKO and GS is that they are great value compared to Swiss made, but if that stop, well then bye bye.

    Regarding the price of the SLA017 (€3800): I'll let it slide just because it's a screwback 8L35 in 40mm, the dream combo. Any other combo and I would have thought the price to be insane.
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    ....OP - thx for the update and new photographs, keep em coming
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