they sure do,
they sure do,
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Wow!!! Truly amazing photos & write up
My Seiko's: SBDB001 SD600M, SBDX001 Marine Master, SRP777, SRPA21 PADI,
Casio: ProTrek 2500-A1
My Sinn’s: EZM9, EZM14–T1, EZM14-T1B, U1 Professional, 836
Sinn: U1 S Blue, U2C, UX S, 857 S, 900 S
Seiko: SNR031J1, SNR035J1
Under the Great Wave off Kanagawa
"It's also quite satisfying knowing that the watch is assembled by the same team(s) that work on the Grand Seiko mechanical watches at Seiko's Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio (Morioka Seiko Instruments)."
It is more than just satisfying to know this - it is why it has been priced so high.
Great review: This should change the minds of critics if they could be objective.
I had a testy exchange with someone on FB, who basically said we SLA017 owners were paying only for nostalgia. The irony is, people like that dude say it's worth paying for Grand Seikos but not for this because the SLA017 is branded a Seiko. Going by that logic, aren't they paying for a brand rather paying the right price for the right product?
And yes, I think the SLA017 is priced at the correct level. Seiko may be accused by some of making the SLA017 an LE to inflate its prices, but I think it's more a case of Seiko pre-empting prejudice against high prices for a Seiko. To my mind, Seiko wanted to produce a top-class homage to its first diver and so didn't stint on quality. This costs money, perhaps more money than they think many are willing to pay for a Seiko, so they had to make it an LE to recoup their cost of producing the SLA017.
Damasko DA38, Damasko DA47, Gruppo Gamma Divemaster, MK II Hawkinge, Nth Scorpene, Seiko SARG011, Seiko SBDX019/SLA017, Seiko SNZG11, Seiko SNZG17, Seiko SRP625, Sinn 556 Anniversary (Anthracite dial), Smiths PRS-25 Everest, Steinhart Ocean Vintage Military, Stowa Flieger Klassik Sport
Shopping list: MK II Paradive, Tudor Black Bay 41, Omega 2017 Aqua Terra Railmaster
Grails: Grand Seiko SBGD001, Omega 2015 Constellation Globemaster
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Now that's some quality photography
the five stages of a watch flipper
infatuation → appropriation → acquisition → justification → resale
Great photos. I too think Seiko priced this at a point where it instantly becomes classic. If it were in the $2000 range, I dont think they could have made it as nice as it is.
In person this watch is stunning. In photos, its gorgeous too.
Amazing how close in design and appearance the re-editions of SM 300 and the 62MAS cases get, it's as almost the same design studio came up with the case.
As for the 62MAS/8LMAS...I love mine more and more each day!
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