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I think I'm turning Japanese... haha
Anyway, I began collecting with Seiko and Orient, buying their 50-150 dollar watches and honestly I got burnt out because I bought most of what they had to offer. Now that I'm buying more expensive pieces, a whole $300-400 now... I'm back from Swiss land to see what the Japanese had to offer at a higher price point. After looking around for what seems like forever, and thinking over and over about what I really wanted in a watch I found it. My original criteria called for a 36-38mm watch, comfortable, sapphire, and 100m resistance. After looking at the SCVS/Sarb lines, and the Orient Star's... I found a picture that showed me the case on the scvs001, I was sold.... the case design on the newer spirits like the scvs011 and Sarb023 were too blocky for me... I wanted something understated/classy but not out of place with jeans.... The pillow like case with rounded lugs that are aggressively turned down... so classy IMO... the cream dial with gold (I know I know) can go with jeans/Khakis/or Slacks.... just ordered from Seiya for the first time... can't wait!





Here is the pic that really grabbed me... the case design of this watch has to be comfortable after looking at all of the lines... just classic IMO..



This one also interested me in that I love how the lugs hug the wrist... The orient stars did not appear to do this...




None of these are my pics!
 

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Aww Nick,

It's beautiful! Congrats and you will enjoy this classic! Like you, I'm done buying the cheaper Japanese watches. They are good but I find the higher priced JDM in particular so much more rewarding. :thumbup:
 

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Yeah, my dream is a GS someday... but I'm excited to move up from the 7s26 equipped watches (sorry monster owners!) to the 6r and the like. I wish Seiko hadn't have made the Premiers so dang big... I'm not a blocky kinda guy I like the smooth lines of this one! There doesn't look to be a sharp edge in sight!
 

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Great choice!!
I love the 2 watches that I have gotten from Seiya-san.
I think you'll be surprised at the fast delivery too.
Looking forward to your impressions.:thumbup:
 

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Seiko is still making some of the highest quality value priced watches. There is nothing wrong with either of these. Good choices guys!
 

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Yeah valve, the case design is what grabbed me, I also love the crown... the case is almost a pillow shape IMO. The bracelet is also like a jubilee and a oyster combined... just love it all round!
 

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I wish more could be aware of the absolute quality of these "Japan Only"
models!
 

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What a very fine choice.:thumbup1: Great pictures also. I am sure you will be admiring that watch for a long time to come.
Congrats!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 

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An afterthought. You want to really feel good about your buy? Spend and hour or two outside in the sun with you Seiko. The lay it beside your bed the same night and cut all the lights off. If you wake up through the night as I do, you will find you will be able to read the time, all night long!
Seiko=Fantastic Lume!
 
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