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  • thefinger
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    Anyone into Seiko divers?

    My obsession with watches began when I bought a new Seiko SKX007 about 5 years ago. No mods, jubilee bracelet. I loved it. Rugged, handsome, good movement, functional. Great value at $180.

    I picked up an Orange Monster after that, and got more compliments for that watch than any other watch I have ever owned (TC 16610 is a distant second). What an amazing solid link stainless bracelet! Again, great value at under $200.

    I continued to dabble in Seiko divers after that, picking up a handful of vintage/retro divers--both mechanical and quartz. So much fun, and so cheap!



    I sold them all when I discovered quality replicas from BK, TC and the excellent watchmakers that we all know and love. I haven't worn anything but a $500+ Rolex rep for quite sometime now. BUT, now I find myself drooling over vintage Seiko divers again. Something about the sensible, rugged nature of these watches is so appealing to me.

    I just pulled the trigger on two different watches, a "restored" 6309-7040, and a modded 6309-7040. I won't be getting rid of my TC v5 16610 any time soon, but had to try out the "cushion case" diver that I've come across so many times over the years.

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    Originally posted by MrX View Post
    Modded seiko, the watch I'll probably be buried in.
    Mr X can you confirm if you are actually Jody from just one more watch

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    this looks really good, I've seen a lot of fifty five fathoms mods that never impressed me but this is the first one that actually looks blancpain-ish


    There was a point when I wanted to buy a Seiko 7548-7000 (Apparently Brian May from Queen wore this watch a lot). Supposedly the case, bezel, etc is all the same as the SKX007. I was going to mod it using yobokies and whatnot aftermarket parts to make it look like a mix of a yachtmaster, with a blue second hand. Kinda like this one but with a blue second hand.

    Then I found a MarineMaster Spring drive when I was traveling in Japan for ~500 under market usually sells it for. That has settled my Seiko diver itch forever. God I love this watch. Wasn't the smartest financial decision I ever made but then, neither is loitering on this forum...




    The spring drive sweep is awesome to watch (heh, get it), and the power reserve indicator is fun. I love power reserve indicators. It's nice to know when you need to wind your watch. Oh and it's an indestructible watch that can be submersed down 600m which is just insane. I even like the tuna case, it makes it seem sturdier and I feel less bad knocking it into doorknobs at full speed (woops).

    My only complaint is that the watch head is much heavier than the strap so it kinda flops around my wrist if my wrist is not super tight. Strapcode sells some aftermarket bracelets that supposedly fit this watch, so I've been thinking about maybe getting one of those as the weight of the bracelet may make it feel better balanced. But I haven't decided on that for sure, yet.

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    Originally posted by MrX View Post
    Modded seiko, the watch I'll probably be buried in.



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    This looks amazing... blancseiko

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    Originally posted by MrX View Post
    Modded seiko, the watch I'll probably be buried in.



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    This looks amazing... blancseiko


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    Modded seiko, the watch I'll probably be buried in.



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