This is how it starts. I'd say buy a seiko sumo used and be happy knowing that you've got arguably the best value per dollar watch made-especially at a used price. Just my two cents.
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And if going the pre-owned route, try looking for a clean early production model. I have 2, one early and one recent. The recent one doesn't seem as well built as my early model. Could be a Monday morning thing though ... I have a bunch of SKXs too but the NYs beat them hands down, IMHO.
Orient Mako USA II is a good pick. I would recommend that you also look at a Deep Blue Master 1000. I have a green bezel / black dial on mesh. It is one of my favorite bargains!
Sorry to hijack the thread, but I think it's better than making a new one with the same subject.
Firstly, I would like to say hi to everyone on here as I am new on the forums. The question I have is partially a reaosn why I registered on here, hopefully to stay for long. I am slowly starting to look at a nice automatic watch for myself that won't break my bank (around $200). I like sport themed watches as well as diver watches. I really love the looks of the Rolex GMT Master II with the Pepsi bezel. With all that, I found myself interested in the Seiko SKX009 with the Pepsi bezel. Of course its not like I'm going to try to fool anyone that I have a Rolex, but the Seiko has few cues of the GMT Master II which I would love to have, but probably won't ever afford one. I would like to ask if the SKX009 is the best that one can get in its price range and category and Pepsi colorway? I have looked at the Citizen NY0040, but the design just doesn't do it for me. Is there any other watch that I should consider?
I ended up ordering an Orient Mako II from longislandwatch.com (who I believe to be reputable), and who seemed to be doing a good deal. I was quite taken with the Deep Blue models, but the Orient was only 75% the cost. As I'm in Australia, it will probably arrive early next month.
That Steinhart is certainly a fine beast - a bit Rolex-derivative, maybe? (In fact I hanker after a Steinhart Marine B-Uhr, which is no longer in production.)
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Vindic 8, that Steinhart is really cool, but I just don't have that much to spend (and if I was looking at that price range, I would probably go for a Tissot). Other option is the Orient Mako II or the Ray II, if only they had the factory Pepsi bezel option I would not think much more, but they don't. I know I'm picky, but I rather be picky and happy with the purchase, than regret it. Maybe if I look good enough, I can find the Deep Blue Master 1000 within my range. How good are the Deep Blues?
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