I bought this watch new when it first came out. I had a couple SBBN007 but never bonded well with them...
This all changed with the introduction of the 015. It was honestly like Seiko heard my cries and made the changes I wanted to see in the watch...namely:
- Black ceramic bezel
- Bracelet (and a damn nice one at that)
- Signed crown
- Brushed Shroud (not bead blasted)
- Matte hands (I hated the foil like look of the old ones)
It is the only Seiko I own at the moment. It had to fight off stiff competition from it's Seiko Professional siblings. I might add an SBDB001 or SBGA031 soon but this one will stay...
I very foolishly sold it to a guy in Holland some months back. I knew I commited a grave mistake as soon as I was packing it ready for delivery. I did this to buy a limited edition NOS 1000m Golden Tuna. However I asked this gentleman to kindly offer it to me first should he decide to sell it. A few months back I got an e-mail from him and man was I glad! Now she will be mine forever...
Whenever I am going on a dive, and am getting excited...say going on a wreck I've never been to before or one at depth etc...she is the natural choice. I simply know that it will not let me down whatever I throw at it. It is BY FAR the most serious dive watch I've ever had the absolute pleasure of owning. For around 1000Euros new it is an absolute bargain. Thank you Seiko.
Thanks for listening to my love story....have a good day all!