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    Picked up a Seiko SBCM023

    I heard about these a few times in my quest for a Quartz diver in the 38mm and under realm. They are pretty rare having been out of production for almost ten years and even then were JDM only. I found one in good condition on eBay and snapped it up.

    The size is perfect for my 6 inch wrist. It wears just about like a 36mm. It features a perpetual calendar date and an 8 year battery life. It is an ISO certified 200m diver watch. The movement is a high frequency HAQ movement rated for 20 sec per year. I have observed around 0.1 sec / day so doing pretty good on that front.

    I was not a fan of the OEM oyster style bracelet so I bought a jubilee meant for the similarly sized SKX013 and I really dig the look.
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    Re: Picked up a Seiko SBCM023

    Nice piece.

    The prices for these are holding up well.

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    Re: Picked up a Seiko SBCM023

    Hard to argue with the value of that one. Enjoy your Seiko!
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    Re: Picked up a Seiko SBCM023

    Nice piece. I have a few scratches on my crystal and have yet to find a replacement. Apparently it's hard to find the crystal. Sadly the size is a bit off from the common SKX007 so the standard sapphire replacements won't work.

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    Re: Picked up a Seiko SBCM023

    great pick up
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    Re: Picked up a Seiko SBCM023

    How has the lume held up? I'm looking for one too, though I'm hoping to find a 029.

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    I found an SBCM025 Pepsi as well. It looks really good on the jubilee (so I put the 023 back on the stock bracelet). Here are some pictures since they are rarely seen together
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    Re: Picked up a Seiko SBCM023

    They both look great, hardly a mark on either of them. Another eBay find?

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    Yeah both found on eBay. I set up a saved search ao I would get an email every time an "sbcm023" or "sbcm025" went on sale.

    The 025 photos were kinda blurry so as feared it's rather badly scratched up. The bracelet was the worst part but a brand new skx013 jubilee was only $35 on eBay and that makes a big difference.

    I'm pretty happy nevertheless. Seems a bit unnecessary to have both but given their rareness I may keep them as collectibles.
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    Re: Picked up a Seiko SBCM023

    I had one and regret selling it. I just couldn't enjoy how the bracelet stayed fit on my wrist. But I made a mistake.
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