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    Laughing Won an auction while sleeping, "My heart Hoars like a SAWK." :-D

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    Hello folks,




    Really just another "coming in the mail" post, but the watch is odd enough that I thought I would give it a thread of it's own.




    About the "... while sleeping ...", the auction was going to end at about 2:30 am this morning. I wasn't going to stay up that late nor was I going to get up that early. (Not for this watch anyway.) So I to think hard about how much I was willing to pay and what the watch might sell for. Made an educated guess, put in that bid and went to bed. When I got to work this morning, I remembered to check and I won by $10!




    If you saw my recent Seiko Leganza posts, Seiko went through an exotic, lumpy, "twisted" tropical phase in the mid-1990s, like my 1994 Seiko Leganza SBBW029 5M23-6B60 Scuba Diver, or my 1996 Seiko SBBT017 7T52-6A60 Leganza Ti Chronograph.















    Having accepted those two into my life, I was perhaps less inclined to scroll right past this next unusual watch. It is one of the "Dancing Hands" series, and also one of the early "Presage" models with the "Roman Antique" styling, a 1991 Seiko SAWK001 6M13-7000, that also features a perpetual calendar that you can use to find the "day" of any "date" from 1400 to 2500!




    It was advertised as second-hand, but it looks to be in un-worn condition:




















    I mean look at the bracelet and clasp, they are unmarked! And who has ever seen a "Presage" clasp before?!?!




















    And according to the seller here is the one "damage point", on the center link. Bah, I can polish that out!!










    And here is a fairly comprehensive 15-minute YouTube video from a gentlemen with an example one month older than mine!




    Seiko SAWK001 Dancing Hands






    I am not the biggest fan of quartz watches, but when it is a cool as this one, I can make an exception.




    - Thomas




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    Re: Won an auction while sleeping, "My heart Hoars like a SAWK." :-D

    I've never seen anything like that. It's beautiful.

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    Re: Won an auction while sleeping, "My heart Hoars like a SAWK." :-D

    Ive never seen anything like it either
    but not sure its beautiful - its definitely 1990's ;)
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    Re: Won an auction while sleeping, "My heart Hoars like a SAWK." :-D

    It is actually quite beautiful. I would not wear it. But yes

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    Re: Won an auction while sleeping, "My heart Hoars like a SAWK." :-D

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Ive never seen anything like it either
    but not sure its beautiful - its definitely 1990's ;)
    Well, I'm very very pre-90's. It's not something I would wear but I still think the dial is beautiful.

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    Re: Won an auction while sleeping, "My heart Hoars like a SAWK." :-D

    Damage smamage, I can get marks like that on a bracelet in a couple of weeks, never mind a couple of decades.

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    Re: Won an auction while sleeping, "My heart Hoars like a SAWK." :-D

    Weird but wonderful at the same time, a riddle wrapped in a mystery. If I was having dinner in a nice restaurant and saw this on the wrist of a person at an adjoining table I would instantly think they must be pretty cool. Enjoy yours.

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    Re: Won an auction while sleeping, "My heart Hoars like a SAWK." :-D

    Those are real conversation pieces. Seiko has always had a wild side. Those dials recall their "Age of Discovery" series from the 1980's (not my pic).
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    Re: Won an auction while sleeping, "My heart Hoars like a SAWK." :-D

    I'm glad some else doesn't mind the rounded shape of the Leganza series (although the SAWK is actually a Presage):

    Since I missed out of these watches back in the '90s here's some from the second hand market:

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    A important but less mentioned benefit of this series is the bracelet never catches your arm hairs.... very comfortable on the wrist....

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    Re: Won an auction while sleeping, "My heart Hoars like a SAWK." :-D

    What lovely watches!

    I had no idea Seiko was making watches like these in the 90s. Yet another type of Seiko for my wish list!

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