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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of the Watch View Post
    The 017 has a great colorway going for it. This is double the price and NO LONGER JDM.

    So:
    -->Double the Price
    AND
    -->No longer JDM (which probably means, amazingly subpar QC).

    Hard Pass
    But it says made in Japan on the caseback.

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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    Quite fed up with this kind of game - change dial color, give it the name "limited edition", and mark up the price.

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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    Super bummed I missed out. I have the 013/015/017. I was in the middle of purchasing the blue one but got called into a meeting at work. By the time I finished inputting my info, everything sold out. Kind of disappointed with Seiko on this one. I am going to Japan in March and in May..here is to hoping they release it again in Japan or something similar.

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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of the Watch View Post
    The 017 has a great colorway going for it. This is double the price and NO LONGER JDM.

    So:
    -->Double the Price
    AND
    -->No longer JDM (which probably means, amazingly subpar QC).

    Hard Pass
    The 017 sells for $500 new these days, hardly double the price. If you're talking about what the 017 used to sell for, well, that was always below MSRP anyway. And Hodinkee rarely sells below MSRP. The market is simply catching up to what Seiko has always set the MSRP at. If it's not for you, it's not for you.

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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    Glad to pick up one. I’ll be honest, I picked this up as a quick investment piece. Sold out in no time. Prices are double everywhere already.


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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    Quote Originally Posted by jmai View Post
    The 017 sells for $500 new these days, hardly double the price. If you're talking about what the 017 used to sell for, well, that was always below MSRP anyway. And Hodinkee rarely sells below MSRP. The market is simply catching up to what Seiko has always set the MSRP at. If it's not for you, it's not for you.
    The 017 is discontinued these days.

    Comparing the current day price is just selection bias.
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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of the Watch View Post
    The 017 is discontinued these days.

    Comparing the current day price is just selection bias.
    Well pretty much the blue one is discontinued as well you can tell, sold out everywhere


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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit of the Watch View Post
    The 017 is discontinued these days.

    Comparing the current day price is just selection bias.
    Comparing an old watch from a past market price vs a new watch at MSRP is selection bias.

    If you're looking for an objective comparison, compare the actual MSRP's. MSRP of the 017: $452 converted from yen. Factor in inflation, a booming watch enthusiast community, LE, and a shifting market strategy, and you got your $150 increase. Saying it's double the cost is exaggeration for no particular sake or stake in anything meaningful. It's just a watch.

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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    I wanna grab one


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    Re: Blue Seiko Alpinist US limited edition Hodinkee

    Quote Originally Posted by jmai View Post
    Comparing an old watch from a past market price vs a new watch at MSRP is selection bias.

    If you're looking for an objective comparison, compare the actual MSRP's. MSRP of the 017: $452 converted from yen. Factor in inflation, a booming watch enthusiast community, LE, and a shifting market strategy, and you got your $150 increase. Saying it's double the cost is exaggeration for no particular sake or stake in anything meaningful. It's just a watch.

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    You can also throw in ~ $50 for the better strap.

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