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This just in. Seiko SLA017 62MAS.
MOst awesomeEst Seiko I've ever owned.


That IS an awesome Seiko. (Of course for the price it ought to be.) They did a great job of recreating the look of the 1965 version. I wish I could afford one. I wonder how long before all 2000 of them are sold (if they aren't already).


They aren't out yet, but they're cooking through them at this moment. Any of the shops allotments are likely long gone. All of them I called were taking names in case of cancellations and weren't discounting at all. I figured if there were no discounts, I'd use the Seiko Boutique. They at least had lots of swag to dole out and you get a 4 year warranty when buying from them.



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Nice seiko, Rogue. I am resisting that one, but the price helps.




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Nice seiko, Rogue. I am resisting that one, but the price helps.


I understand. There was something about it that really called to me. I wanted a diver, and there weren't any others that really did. I've had other Seiko LEs that gained value over time. "Time will tell". For now, no intent to resale anyway.



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Nice seiko, Rogue. I am resisting that one, but the price helps.


"However, for those whom the SL017 is out of reach, there is an alternative, such as it is. Seiko has also announced a “re-interpretation” version of the 62MAS in the form of the SPB051/053, which also falls under the Prospex line. “Re-interpretation” is the key phrase here. It retains the general shape of the original, but is considerably larger at 42.6mm. The dial is somewhat faithful to the 62MAS, as is the bezel, but the hands are another matter entirely."

http://wornandwound.com/return...ex-sla017-spb051053/


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There are 62MAS mods on eBay that are in the $200 range. They take a base Seiko and change a few bits to make it look similar. Pretty close looking. Very nice in my eyes.

But the dial on this Re-Ed LE, and the crystal, and hands and lume, oh!, and the bezel,.. and the case.... ahhhh....

I guess I REALLY fell for this one! Big Grin

"You had me at 39.9mm"....



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Since this is the place where it's most likely to be seen by the forum watch nerds, a deal on a Marathon JDD. $882.95 and two days to your door with prime. That's $317 off authorized dealer Wilson Watch Works price, and a whopping $677 off MSRP. Factory warranty included.

Oh yeah, the link:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod...00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If you are so inclined, hurry up before Amazon figures out someone fat fingered the wrong price in.

BTW this thing is ginormous. You've been warned.

Rob


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BTW this thing is ginormous. You've been warned.



Yep. 46MM, but a very good price if you can deal with the size.

Fortunately, not being a small person, large watches work for me. Knowing my penchant for the "different" the latest: a Benarus Sea Devil, #10 of 50.



RMD




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BTW this thing is ginormous. You've been warned.



Yep. 46MM, but a very good price if you can deal with the size.

Fortunately, not being a small person, large watches work for me. Knowing my penchant for the "different" the latest: a Benarus Sea Devil, #10 of 50.



RMD


Nice. I like the beveled bezel/cuts - different than the usual approach. What's the upper crown for?


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Manual Helium release valve. For me: decoration.

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Stopped at a local Breitling AD yesterday to look at the SOH II. Damn it. It's a very nice looking watch. The 46 fit me pretty perfect with the mesh bracelet. So now I have something else to put my pennies toward.
 
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Stopped at a local Breitling AD yesterday to look at the SOH II. Damn it. It's a very nice looking watch. The 46 fit me pretty perfect with the mesh bracelet. So now I have something else to put my pennies toward.

For me, a 46mm watch would have to be molded convex on the back to conform to the size/shape of my wrist. Smile I like <39mm.
 
 
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I thought it wore smaller than it was. The lugs were nicely tapered and layer nicely on the wrist. I really felt no difference between the SOH II and the Luminox 4221 ANU I wore in there which I think is 44.
 
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The Seiko SLA017 62MAS seems very luminous - is it self illuminating or does it require a light source? Is that typical of seiko luminous watches or special for that model?




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The Seiko SLA017 62MAS seems very luminous - is it self illuminating or does it require a light source? Is that typical of seiko luminous watches or special for that model?


Tritium tubes are self-illuminating, lume requires a light source to charge it.

Seiko's have always been famous for the quality lume. I'm not aware of any Seiko watches that utilize tritium tubes. I may well be wrong.

RMD




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Seiko's have always been famous for the quality lume. I'm not aware of any Seiko watches that utilize tritium tubes. I may well be wrong.


Ok, so the Seiko above can be assumed to be not self-illuminating (ie - not tritium). I tried to find a Seiko with tritium (at least in my price range) and couldn't find one. So, it didn't appear that they use tritium (as far as I know, they choose not to - radiation concerns).

The Seiko luminosity above is amazing, especially given what seems to be ample ambient light. I would like a watch like that (in fact, maybe even less bright).

Wish there was some sort of spec (lumens or something) that watch makers could indicate. Very hard to determine how good the lume for a watch is online.




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Lume varies greatly from watch model to watch model as well as by manufacturer. Diving watches generally are "supposed" to have good lume. Not always true. If you want to see real lume, look at a Helm Vanuata II! Mine is easily readable at 0500 when I get up.

A little trick, take that tactical flashlight you have on the night stand and hit your Seiko with it for 10 or so seconds before you go to bed.

Lume all night long!

Crazy wild lume: Steinhart Triton 100:



RMD




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I've taken the 350 lumen surefire to my casio (30 seconds) and it's luminous for 15 seconds and then dims quickly. Not happy with the casio luminous capability. Perhaps all the more amazed am I with the Seiko picture.

I'm looking for a high contrast hand/face analog watch with exceptional luminosity (even if just hands) - bright and long lasting. And of course reasonably priced Smile

I envy you guys with these nice watches that are beyond my budget Smile




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I've taken the 350 lumen surefire to my casio (30 seconds) and it's luminous for 15 seconds and then dims quickly. Not happy with the casio luminous capability.

Yep. I dive with a Casio Duro, and the lume is just about useless. In fact, it's said that the lack of lume is the only thing holding it back from being an ISO-certified dive watch, because everything else about it is great! I consider it the best dive watch one can buy for less than $100...let alone the >$50 it usually goes for. But if I ever need to look at it in the dark I'll have to pull out my flashlight. :-(
 
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Yeah the SLA017 is just lume, not tritium. Here's a pic someone else just put up. It is bright!




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Yeah the SLA017 is just lume, not tritium. Here's a pic someone else just put up. It is bright!

r0gue, you have too much time on your hands Wink
 
 
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