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    Seiko SRQ029 50th anniversary chornograph: advice on thickness please?

    Hello everyone,


    I'm considering the purchase of the 50th anniversary chronograph. I have a super trusted ebay seller that has them for 2900 Euros instead of 3700, and the good stuff is that since it's a December release I can pay in several times until delivery day. So while expensive, I can afford it if stretching the budget quite a bit.


    I think I can somehow get over the Prospex logo as I'm so in love with the rest of the dial, I'm even in the minority that prefers the round date window to the previous square one. BUT I have one concern remaining: thickness.



    My wrist is on the small side (around 6.75 inches) and I never buy watches above 41mm. This one fits this criteria, but I've never owned a 16mm thick watch, and have no clue about the consequent presence. It means the case is a little thicker than 14, and the rest goes to the box sapphire crystal. Anyone with a small wrist has experience with thicker watches and can tell me how it feels on the wrist?


    PS: my current daily wearers are around 10mm (Stowa Flieger handwound and Seiko SJE073 Baby Snowflake), 11mm (Eterna Kontiki 39mm from 2005) and the thickest I own is a little over 12mm (Seiko SPB069 blue enamel). So 16 is a whole 4mm more than my thickest watch, reason why I have absolutely no clue how it feels.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Seiko SRQ029 50th anniversary chornograph: advice on thickness please?

    Looking at the dials, they are great watches. The thickness is a killer for me and the exhibition case back is useless when they put the chrono works on the dial side of the calibre.


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    Re: Seiko SRQ029 50th anniversary chornograph: advice on thickness please?

    Really like the look of this one, but at 16mm thick it would be a definite issue for me. Depending on how Seiko designed the side case.
    Having owned Tudor BB's (inhouse) at 15mm thick, they just to tall with the slab sides which seemingly emphasising that.

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    Re: Seiko SRQ029 50th anniversary chornograph: advice on thickness please?

    Thick? It's just normal seiko thickness.

    Never had a valjoux 7750 before? Those are always thick too.


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    Re: Seiko SRQ029 50th anniversary chornograph: advice on thickness please?

    Awesome watch and good price, maybe closer to the actual price than what's stated on the press release... The boxy sapphire might add a mm to the overall height.

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    Re: Seiko SRQ029 50th anniversary chornograph: advice on thickness please?

    As a comparison, the Heuer Autavia is 15.6mm thick, a dealbreaker for some







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    Re: Seiko SRQ029 50th anniversary chornograph: advice on thickness please?

    Quote Originally Posted by panda-R View Post
    Thick? It's just normal seiko thickness.

    Never had a valjoux 7750 before? Those are always thick too.


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    Yes that may be the case for Swiss calibres but Seiko was not like this. I have a 6139a... Their very first Auto chrono and the watch case is 13.7 mm


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    Re: Seiko SRQ029 50th anniversary chornograph: advice on thickness please?

    this watch is historic, beautiful, limited and a bargain - I'd jump - its not a dress watch, its a sports watch - whats' a mm here or there.
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    Seiko SRQ029 50th anniversary chornograph: advice on thickness please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    this watch is historic, beautiful, limited and a bargain - I'd jump - its not a dress watch, its a sports watch - whats' a mm here or there.
    2 mm is enough for a watch to move from readily available all over the world to waiting lists all over the world.

    Ie. Black Bay Fifty-eight


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    Re: Seiko SRQ029 50th anniversary chornograph: advice on thickness please?

    The 18mm Rolex DSSD is unavailable with long waiting lists, not just the 13mm Sub

    Sure this Seiko Chrono wont be for everyone's taste or wrists, but a 16mm sports chrono of which 1-2mm is raised box crystal is not unreasonable
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