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    Seiko SLT081 8F56

    Courtesy of flu. Not a bad watch for the collection, 20s/year and GMT.
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    re: Seiko SLT081 8F56

    The stock photo is awful, sure hope the watch looks a lot better on the wrist.

    This shot isn’t much better, maybe the watch really is that weird looking.



    Anybody have a decent real-world photo?

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    re: Seiko SLT081 8F56

    I don't like the integrated bracelet.
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    re: Seiko SLT081 8F56

    Quote Originally Posted by woodville63 View Post
    I don't like the integrated bracelet.
    Agree. Also the dial is too small for the case.

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    Re: Seiko SLT081 8F56

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    The stock photo is awful, sure hope the watch looks a lot better on the wrist.

    This shot isn’t much better, maybe the watch really is that weird looking.

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    Anybody have a decent real-world photo?
    The stock photo is the perspective you get when you use a wide angle lens close to an object. It's not the same as the human eye.

    Diameter: ~42mm
    Dial diameter: ~30mm
    Bracelet tapers from head to 18mm at clasp.

    The SLT081 was made about 20 years ago. Its size and style reflect that and were derived directly from Seiko's popular upscale Arctura kinetic collection from that era.











    Seiko Arctura Kinetics from same era:

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    Re: Seiko SLT081 8F56

    Quote Originally Posted by woodville63 View Post
    Courtesy of flu. Not a bad watch for the collection, 20s/year and GMT.
    That's one of many models in the long running SLT series that used the 8f56 movement. Yes 20 seconds per year accuracy, GMT hand, independently adjustable 12 hour hand, perpetual calendar and 10 year battery life made it quite a movement. Post some real life shots when you get a chance.

    Your watch is part of a long line of reasonably priced GMT designs including the SLT047 Sportura.
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    Re: Seiko SLT081 8F56

    I didn't buy it. I posted the link for those new to HAQs to consider.

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    Re: Seiko SLT081 8F56

    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    That's one of many models in the long running SLT series that used the 8f56 movement. Yes 20 seconds per year accuracy, GMT hand, independently adjustable 12 hour hand, perpetual calendar and 10 year battery life made it quite a movement. Post some real life shots when you get a chance.

    Your watch is part of a long line of reasonably priced GMT designs including the SLT047 Sportura.
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    The photos I posted above are of my SLT081. The one downside of this model is its hardlex versus sapphire crystal. Used ones have often been abused by now from sheer age, having been handed off to those who use them as cheap quartz beaters, and have severely scratched and scraped up date magnifiers. Not an uncommon fate for two decade old quartz watches. They're considered junk watches by most folks who have no idea what they've got in their hands. It's yet another old junk quartz Seiko suitable for nothing more than garage sale tables. If I can find a SLT047 in decent condition at decent price I'll snag one. I have a soft spot for these excellent SLT and SLL perpetuals. Finding one now, especially an "SLT" GMT (versus SLL 3-hand) in LNIB or very nearly so condition is difficult and when you do, they're quite expensive.
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    Re: Seiko SLT081 8F56

    Quote Originally Posted by jlind View Post
    Finding one now, especially an "SLT" GMT (versus SLL 3-hand) in LNIB or very nearly so condition is difficult and when you do, they're quite expensive.
    Yes, I was shocked to see a price of $40. Even in Japan minimum prices start at a few hundred plus.

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    Re: Seiko SLT081 8F56

    There's a brand new one on the Bay with a "buy it now"
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