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    Re: What's this thing about Thai limited edition Seiko divers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leon Eckell
    Hmm... Thailand made now?? [...] BUT I have not been to the Seiko store to see what the monsters are made in now.
    Oops! Now that you mention it - I remember... The Monsters I looked at at a store recently were in fact made in Malaysia - not Thailand. Sorry for the confusion - my bad!

    In any event, however, I'm not sure that it really matters considering 7S26 movements (the very ones found in Monsters as well as most 5ers) are made 100% by robots without any human interaction what so ever (Japanese, Singaporean, Malaysian or Thai )

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    That is quite correct, the 7s26 movement is the same

    where ever it is made. All factory's have to have Seiko's QC (Qual. Control) So it makes no difference as to which place it is made as all factories are producing a reliable product. I just prefer Malaysia(and Thailand if they are making them now) over Singapore not because the people at the Singapore factory are lax, but because I want the latest made of a given Seiko and the newest i can get made in Singapore from the 7s26 is 2004.

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    Re: What's this thing about Thai limited edition Seiko divers?

    Does anyone have any pics of this elusive Samurai Ninja?
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    Re: What's this thing about Thai limited edition Seiko divers?

    There was a claim made recently that all the components in these watches are made in Japan, whether you get a J-suffixed variant or not. The suffix merely indicates the location of final assembly.

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    Re: What's this thing about Thai limited edition Seiko divers?

    Quote Originally Posted by watchnerd
    Does anyone have any pics of this elusive Samurai Ninja?
    Please stop calling it that. The Ninja nickname is already in use. This seller decided to call the LE Samurais that, but it is kind of silly if you think about it - Ninja's were not Samurai.

    There are two versions of the LE Samurais, a white one and a black one. Here are some pictures of the black one:







    Notice how they have opted for cheaper dial construction by using hour markers integrated into the chapter ring, as opposed to individually applied markers. Also they are using volume production hands (shared with Seiko 5's) as opposed to dedicated model hands (as with some of the other samurai models). Lastly I have been told that the pepsi bezel is not interchangeable with the solid bezels in previous samies (don't know if this is true or not). Basically in their infinite wisdom the Thai design center has decontented the watch, given it less well finished styling, and doubled it's retailed price. Go figure.
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    Re: What's this thing about Thai limited edition Seiko divers?

    Okay, I've received the Samurai this morning

    In the flesh, this watch somehow fails to captivate me as much as my shrouded divers but then again, it is still a great-looking watch :-D

    The rubber strap that came with it does not look like an original Seiko part and after I put it on the watch, it just doesn't seem to complement the Samurai

    I like the weight and the bracelet seems to be the best match for this watch so far... let's see how things go after a couple of days. This will probably be my daily Seiko beater when I don't feel like taking my tunas out
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    Re: What's this thing about Thai limited edition Seiko divers?

    Oh, one more thing... the lume on this Samurai is simply amazing :gold
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    Re: What's this thing about Thai limited edition Seiko divers?

    Meh, other than having the word 'Limited Edition' written on the dial, I don't see much to warrant any excitement.

    Doesn't seem to be really any better than a stock Samurai. Possibly even inferior to a stock Sammy.
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