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A fun and fugly impulse pickup to start the summer

PostPosted: May 26th 2017, 6:07am
by SaoGage
I have a tendency to obsessively research and contemplate the majority of my major watch purchases. Every once in a while, it's fun to just freely browse the Bay and sales forums and go after something I wouldn't normally buy on a whim. I've surprised myself over the years in finding some really cool and fun watches this way.

Enter the Seiko Starfish, aka Samurai Shurricane ... :scratch:

SKZ283

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This thing is a beast. It's heavy and very thick, but it wears pretty comfortably on the Seiko rubber (probably won't use the included Monster bracelet). It's fugly, but I think it has a cool look to it.

Re: A fun and fugly impulse pickup to start the summer

PostPosted: May 26th 2017, 6:13am
by bobbee
Does it come in brown? :)

Very nice find actually.

Re: A fun and fugly impulse pickup to start the summer

PostPosted: May 26th 2017, 6:13am
by eddiea
SaoGage wrote: It's fugly,

Yup, agree....

Re: A fun and fugly impulse pickup to start the summer

PostPosted: May 26th 2017, 6:29am
by TemerityB
I don't think it's that fugly. Bet it runs like a top.

Re: A fun and fugly impulse pickup to start the summer

PostPosted: May 26th 2017, 6:36am
by biglove
That is a lot of watch! Nothing wrong with buying funky and fun.

I have always flipped those purchases; but, I do enjoy them to play with.

Re: A fun and fugly impulse pickup to start the summer

PostPosted: May 26th 2017, 7:38am
by conjurer
Great pickup, Mr. Gage! Granted, it's probably not the sort of thing I look for myself, but that's part of the fun of the hobby.

Re: A fun and fugly impulse pickup to start the summer

PostPosted: May 26th 2017, 7:58am
by spanky1
Very nice; A summertime classic.

Re: A fun and fugly impulse pickup to start the summer

PostPosted: May 26th 2017, 11:06am
by Racer-X
Thought we discussed this here already. :D

viewtopic.php?p=392193

But seriously, that is a fun looking watch, reminds a bit of the Citizen Orca.

Re: A fun and fugly impulse pickup to start the summer

PostPosted: May 26th 2017, 11:29am
by tiktok
I really like it and the half Citizen half Seiko sounds just right. Haven't looked at the specs yet but prolly beyond my wimp wrists.

Re: A fun and fugly impulse pickup to start the summer

PostPosted: May 27th 2017, 4:28am
by Wasp
Seiko...nuff said.

Re: A fun and fugly impulse pickup to start the summer

PostPosted: May 27th 2017, 7:16am
by SaoGage
Thanks guys! Yeah, it's a big one. States 44mm diameter but it wears and feels larger IMO. It's at least 15mm thick and very heavy, but in true Seiko fashion the short lugs really help it wear better than it would otherwise.

I'm really enjoying it so far, I think it'll be a fun summer beater/water watch. I debated between this one and the white one which seems to be the most commonly desired model, but I like the look of the black bezel more than the metal color on the white one.

Re: A fun and fugly impulse pickup to start the summer

PostPosted: May 27th 2017, 7:47am
by codguy
I like the guarded bezel feature, will prevent accidental movement.