Took a chance and swung for the fences, Seiko SLA025

Took a chance and swung for the fences, Seiko SLA025

Postby SaoGage » August 6th 2018, 8:09am

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Can’t believe I ended up with this! So when the initial mockups were leaked along with the specs, despite my interest I had decided I would pass on this one. Too big, too thick, too expensive.

Something something “best laid plans...”

So the watch launched and slowly but surely when actual owner pics began to surface, my interest in the watch began to climb again. It really looked *so* much better in owner’s private shots than any of the promotional material, and as a certified Seiko fanboy I questioned my own commitment to the cause in not having ever owned their 36k bph movement before.

So sure enough, I was able to work a deal trading in one of my more expensive pieces to soften the blow and here it is!

It’s sort of a kicked up Marinemaster 300m, except it wears noticeably larger on the wrist as the dial is bigger. The flat beveled back and comfortable strap definitely help it sit and wear nicer on the wrist, moreso than I had anticipated. I am not particularly a fan of large watches, but I’ve completely given up on expecting Seiko to launch their 36k bph movement in a reasonably sized watch. And you know something? I don’t hate it (how it wears). The watch is so tastefully executed (it’s not overly blingy despite the polish and gilt accents), the overall look is so strong (historical panache, combination of old and new), and it wears so well (damn the strap is comfy!), that I’ve been willing to overlook all the things that initially turned me off from it.

Time will tell if this will be a “long haul” piece for me, but I am more than pleased with it right now. Happy to report it keeping time to +2 SPD as well.
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Re: Took a chance and swung for the fences, Seiko SLA025

Postby conjurer » August 6th 2018, 8:25am

Dang. Fuck.
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Re: Took a chance and swung for the fences, Seiko SLA025

Postby SaoGage » August 6th 2018, 2:37pm

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They added a really nice buckle to this strap, definitely way higher caliber then what’s on their normal rubber straps.
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Re: Took a chance and swung for the fences, Seiko SLA025

Postby spanky1 » August 6th 2018, 4:00pm

Congratulations
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Re: Took a chance and swung for the fences, Seiko SLA025

Postby JAS1125 » August 6th 2018, 4:32pm

conjurer wrote:Dang. Fuck.


And how!
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Re: Took a chance and swung for the fences, Seiko SLA025

Postby bedlam » August 6th 2018, 5:11pm

Nice one. You'll have to send it over for me to test underwater :mrgreen:
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Re: Took a chance and swung for the fences, Seiko SLA025

Postby SaoGage » August 6th 2018, 7:00pm

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Re: Took a chance and swung for the fences, Seiko SLA025

Postby artman » August 6th 2018, 7:03pm

Another homerun! You're on a roll Mr. Gage. I love the black and gold color combination.
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Re: Took a chance and swung for the fences, Seiko SLA025

Postby SaoGage » August 7th 2018, 7:09am

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Re: Took a chance and swung for the fences, Seiko SLA025

Postby smellody » August 10th 2018, 6:24pm

Pretty cool. But. ... how's the lume?
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Re: Took a chance and swung for the fences, Seiko SLA025

Postby TemerityB » August 10th 2018, 6:45pm

Good fella with a good watch. All is right with the world. Enjoy it, man.
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