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Here's an interesting Seiko for everyday wear;

Seiko Spirit Perpetual Calendar GMT



Seiko SBQJ015
Japan Only Market Quartz Model
Titanium with Diashield Treatment
8F56 Cal (accuracy +/-20s per year)
True GMT
Perpetual Calendar
10 year battery life
 

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It looks great on leathers too. Someone posted his with a Spiedel on another forum and it looks great. I will ask him if I could post his pictures here.:thumbup1:

The bracelet and casing is titanium that is surface hardened to resist scratches.

The best part is it is a true GMT. Many GMT in the market are not true GMT.
 

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Pictures courtesy of Hiro1963

SBQJ015 size comparison with PO



SBQJ015 on leather


SBQJ015 with DiModell Deployant
 

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Here's an interesting Seiko for everyday wear;

Seiko Spirit Perpetual Calendar GMT



Seiko SBQJ015
Japan Only Market Quartz Model
Titanium with Diashield Treatment
8F56 Cal (accuracy +/-20s per year)
True GMT
Perpetual Calendar
10 year battery life
Another beautiful Seiko. My only concern with Seiko (Japan only market) is the overall case size and width of the bracelet. I have an Orient (Japan only) and case and dial are beautiful, but the overall size of the watch (38mm I believe) and the bracelet is narrower than the standard 20-22mm bracelet, so if you like to wear a timepiece that is substantial, check the sizes of the Japan only market timepieces.
 

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@FloridaGary; I agree with you that JDM watches tend to be on classical conservative side as far as design and size goes. This Seiko Spirit GMT appears larger then case size specs given as illustrated in the picture below.

SBQJ015 size comparison with PO
 

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@ bullosa:

I see what you mean. I completely missed that when reviewing your pictures. I really like the look of this Seiko.

Thanks,

Gary
 

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What a great looking watch - on the SS bracelet, and the strap.
Any idea how much this is going for (just a conversion of yen to usd if possible)
Thanks.
 

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What a great looking watch - on the SS bracelet, and the strap.
Any idea how much this is going for (just a conversion of yen to usd if possible)
Thanks.
It's going for $399 at one of my fav Japan Only site. BTW the bracelet is is not SS, it's titanium with scratch resistant treatment.
 

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This is a great looking watch, and it sounds like a pretty good value too. I'm kind of concerned about the size though. I have pretty small wrists (about 5 3/4 inches around), so I don't want something huge that will make them look even smaller. Normally I'd try it on at the store, but Japan is a little far away. :)

I've got a Tissot PR50 Automatic (T34.1.483.52) that I've been happy with for about a year and a half. I guess I'm looking for something sleek and durable with GMT. Hopefully this fits the bill.

What do you guys think?
 

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Hi Photoguy,

It's is a personal preference but I think the size is versatile to accomodate a broad range of wrist sizes. Vandice who posts here owns one and he has small wrists too. This is one of my favorite and I have been looking at it again the last couple of days. :001_wub:

Cheers!
 

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5.75" is probably a little too small for this watch, but it really depends on personal taste, body size and where you wear the watch (e.g. further away from the wrist).

Try one of the older SLT0xx models. Those are 37-38mm but no sapphire. There could have been a few Ti models.
 

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Hello Bender,

Welcome and thx for sharing...I feel my resistance to spending on a new watch weakening now. :001_wub::D
 

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5.75" is probably a little too small for this watch, but it really depends on personal taste, body size and where you wear the watch (e.g. further away from the wrist).

Try one of the older SLT0xx models. Those are 37-38mm but no sapphire. There could have been a few Ti models.
Thanks Vandice.

The titanium isn't that important to me, though I'm sure it's nice. The sapphire would be nice, as it's been great on my Tissot. I've heard good things about hardlex though, so that would probably be an acceptable substitute.

I usually wear my watch right up next to my hand. It sometimes slides all over the place though because my wrist actually gets a little narrower a couple inches away from my hand. If I tilt my arm up without bending my wrist back, my watch slides about 1/4 up my forearm.

I guess I'll keep looking. Here's what I found doing a search for "seiko slt 0"...

The SLT 086 is also a good looking watch, but it looks like the band can't go straight down off the face. It's also 16mm thick, which is significantly more than my Tissot (~9mm).

The SLT 071 isn't bad, but may suffer the same band issue as the 086.

The SLT 065 isn't really the style I'm looking for.

The SLT 063 looks kind of ok, but I can't find any specs on it.

The SLT 045 doesn't really do it for me either.

The SLT 005 also isn't really the style I'm looking for.

Anyway, I hope this hasn't taken this thread too far off course. Let me know if you have any more suggestions, and thanks again.
 
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