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Complete Seiko Buying Guide

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 4:18pm
by koimaster
The Seiko catalog is massive, its reach global, its diversity unrivaled. Seiko’s watches occupy many price points, from the rock solid sport watches you’ll find at Walmart up to handcrafted Grand Seikos costing five figures at swanky boutiques. Some of the tastiest Seikos lie in the middle tiers, particularly the bang-for-buck Prospex (sport/tool) and Presage (dress/retro) lines.

Seiko’s technology is equally diverse, with movements ranging from old-school mechanical calibers to GPS-enabled solar powered quartz units that set themselves when crossing time zones. Seiko, quite literally, offers something for everyone.

Seiko is constantly releasing limited editions and/or market-specific models, and watch nerds in the USA are particularly charmed by the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) designation. Seiko aficionados tend to huddle in one corner, sometimes around just one model, like the revered sub-$200 Seiko SKX007 diver or the handsome JDM-only Seiko Alpinist.

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Re: Complete Seiko Buying Guide

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 5:01pm
by bedlam
Thanks Koi 8-)

Re: Complete Seiko Buying Guide

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 6:38pm
by foghorn
New releases and versions all the time.l get emails from Gnomon constantly on the "new" Seikos. "Padi", "Save the Ocean" blah , blah.
Have they jumped the shark?

Re: Complete Seiko Buying Guide

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 7:48pm
by TemerityB
foghorn wrote:New releases and versions all the time.l get emails from Gnomon constantly on the "new" Seikos. "Padi", "Save the Ocean" blah , blah.
Have they jumped the shark?


Yeah, when it comes to the cheaper stuff. But GS is a club I'm scheming to become a member of - handle a few and the perception of the brand changes in a flash.

Re: Complete Seiko Buying Guide

PostPosted: March 12th 2019, 9:46pm
by biglove
TemerityB wrote:
foghorn wrote:New releases and versions all the time.l get emails from Gnomon constantly on the "new" Seikos. "Padi", "Save the Ocean" blah , blah.
Have they jumped the shark?


Yeah, when it comes to the cheaper stuff. But GS is a club I'm scheming to become a member of - handle a few and the perception of the brand changes in a flash.



I would buy another GS over Rolex, if I were going to spend that kind of cash. Prefer Omega over Rolex, too.

Sorry, Smells. 😜

Re: Complete Seiko Buying Guide

PostPosted: March 13th 2019, 4:18am
by relaxer7
I'm looking down at my Explorer II and thinking that a GS GMT might have to make it's way into zee list!

Re: Complete Seiko Buying Guide

PostPosted: March 13th 2019, 5:39am
by bedlam
relaxer7 wrote:I'm looking down at my Explorer II and thinking that a GS GMT might have to make it's way into zee list!

The new 9F GMT is some seriously nice kit