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Beautiful watch!




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Glad I'm not much of a Rolex guy.
Grail watch for me is an Omega Moonwatch


Well allow me to prod you a little...






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Both fantastic, sir.




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I had a chance to scoop up a used but minty Doxa Sub 600T Professional (orange dial) for $500 less than they cost new. I hesitated and by the time I made up my mind to get it the dang thing had sold.

I’ve heard the 600T isn’t quite as comfy as the 300T/1200T so I’m not too bummed out.

Had it been the yellow dial variant I would have moved more quickly.


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And she's here.



I don’t particularly care for Rolexes, but this is the single model that I would love to have. Not sure if I will ever drop that much money for a watch, but it’s damn good-looking. The orange just pops on that white dial. Absolutely love it.




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If you're at all tempted, this is the one you can get gray for pretty close to AD retail. Gray usually doesn't involve sales tax and these don't go gray for much over new. They say the newer reference is better, but I'd never be able to tell the difference between the 226570 and the last year of the older reference.
 
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And she's here.



Congrats! The current version of the Explorer II with the "Polar Dial" dial was my grail watch, and I was lucky enough to find one at an AD in Aruba last year. I'm very pleased with it as an almost daily driver, though I found the bracelet not as comfortably as leather straps. If you decide to go with a strap(s), get the quick release pins and you can quickly and easily swap them out for very cool changes of vibes.



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To modify or not to modify….that is a tough question. Big Grin

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I wish I pulled the trigger on the green/smoke dial version. The last one they had sold and those models are $$$$$$$$ now. Eek

I got it for well under $400 as it was an older model and they have a TON of Seiko watches in stock so they can wheel and deal on price.





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I'm assuming the face rotates for the day/date window?




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It’s in a way not as cool as the 1970’s variant because while Seiko does offer a fully translucent green dial it does not have a chronograph function like the 1970’s quartz original.

The dial on these Seiko 5 watches is translucent with green and orange tint. You can still easily read the day/date wheels underneath and clearly see the English and Kanji days. It’s a neat homage but Seiko should have offered it on a more capable watch. It doesn’t do the original justice IMO.

It’s got the coolest and most usable minute tracks I’ve ever seen on a Seiko 5. If I don’t mod this one I’ll likely get the full green dial version and mod it.


Something else I forgot to mention in my OP, the case has a well worn/bead blasted and beaten look to it that makes it look similar to a watch that’s been worn for a decade or two.


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I'm assuming the face rotates for the day/date window?


I'd describe it as a transparent face through which you can see the rotating day and date rings.
 
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The dial makes the characters/days fuzzy but still quite legible. They are a fun watch to hold on your hand and examine as pics do not do this one justice.

The inner minute/second track and markings on minute/second tracks is also unique. It gives this dial a far smaller appearance than its actual dimensions suggest. This adds to the “vintage Seiko” look/vibe in my opinion but thankfully with generally more modern consistency/reliability.


I was also told good news today. My beloved Seiko case is about to grow to encompass the entire left of my local watch shop when you enter and look to your left. Tissot is getting moved/relocated over near Hamilton I hope… and finally!! most of the Seiko inventory can be showcased. Big Grin


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Stick, I got a quick look at the "expansion area" of our local shop on my last visit. Lots of room over there ... which does make lots of room for their "yuge" Seiko inventory. I'm looking forward to my next visit.




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Man, I'm glad I don't have an AD like that around here [that I'm aware of].
A fool & his money, or something like that.




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I've been called worse.

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Well….to play devils advocate, let’s say you happen to live near a Seiko Authorized Dealer (AD/Boutique)

If you had put down the $480 retail this watch would have cost you (or maybe you negotiated a slightly better price). Well guess what?! You can now sell it for quite a bit more than you spent as they only made 500 of them.



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I had a chance to scoop up a used but minty Doxa Sub 600T Professional (orange dial) for $500 less than they cost new. I hesitated and by the time I made up my mind to get it the dang thing had sold.

I’ve heard the 600T isn’t quite as comfy as the 300T/1200T so I’m not too bummed out.

Had it been the yellow dial variant I would have moved more quickly.


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I’ve had this very bright yellow dial sitting around from the very first order of mod parts I made. Finally figured out I should just go ahead and do “something” with it, even if I still wasn’t convinced it was exactly right…



So, here it is: the 2024 “SomeThing”!

I can totally see these parts getting recycled at some point soon, but for now it’s definitely fun, definitely eye catching, etc, etc. And my first try at doing one with a bracelet.

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