Recommend me a Seiko Diver? With your pics.
As above, but must be around £300. I’m quite liking the Seiko Stargate white dial SKZ323J1,and the black dial one SKZ327J1 Would love a sumo but to pricey for me. Also looking at the solar chrono diver SSC021P1. Anyone got any pics of their divers, and also any recommendations of where to buy etc.TaPosted 3 years ago
If you can find one, a SPORK, or SP045RK, IIRC.Posted 3 years ago
Im on my work computer at the mo’, I’ll post a pic up, although there is already a photo on another current watch thread.
A really lovely, solid, uncomplicated, mechanical auto, keeps excellent time, and has an outstandingly clear dial with lots of really bright lume.
No longer made, but they’re around on watch forum classifieds and fleabay. Mine was NOS from a dealer in the midlands, full warranty and all, cost me £350.
Look on this thread for a pic of my SPORK;Posted 3 years ago
Pic will be cool Count. I have seen these but thought as they are not made anymore it would be to expensive. That’s not a bad price for the spork . I’m sure I’ve seen them for more which put me off a little. Thanks. Size wise is it a 44mm? EDIT will look at link ,thanks.Posted 3 years ago
It’s a Japanese market watch which isn’t supposed to be sold in the UK hence the import. You can always get a Seiko you like and have it modified i.e. different face, hands strap or case colour by Yobokies to have watch unique to yourself.Posted 3 years ago
My everyday watch is a Yobokies Seiko 5 Military with black PVD case, see through rear, larger hands and black face with no Seiko name. It’s pretty unique to me which makes it special even if it isn’t expensive.joolsburgerMember
Just ordered a massive kenetic from Creation as a daily beater, it’s on it way already after an order last night. Quite like the idea of shock resistance, no servicing or battery changes so I went for that over an automatic. They seem a good supplier of interesting Seikos.
Cheap as chips too.Posted 3 years ago
Here’s the photo of my Seiko, I’m not sure how watches are measured, if it’s across the case, or includes the winder as well, so it’s either 44mm, or 48mm.
Strap not original, it’s an eBay stainless ‘sharkskin’ mesh, cost me around $18, and it’s really comfy, because it really breathes well, and it’s very flexible.Posted 3 years agoLesterMember
ive got a seiko “pepsi” perpetual automatic type last yearsPosted 3 years ago
i couldnt recommend this watch with the stock bracelet, the top link on both sides is is kind of pivoted on, and if you snag it which is likely it bends really easily and you will NEVER get it to go back properly, its a totally crap design. i like the shark mesh one though. in fact i rarely wear the watch now just in case i snag the link.
Ypbokies do some very nice mods, i bought this one from Harold (yobokies/seikoboy) early last year and it’s been faultless in use, keeps very good time as well which being a watch is rather handy 😉
From memory i think it was around the £200 mark once i factored in customs/charges.Posted 3 years ago
Thanks peeps. Just out of curiosity somafunk, does Harry@ yobokies sell complete watches? That’s a nice clean watch. Model number and mods done please somafunk?I’ve had a tinker on tinternet and have got his email. But how do you know what he’s got? Also that’s so nice count. Me jealous .Posted 3 years ago
Yeah he does, I sent him an email saying i liked the seiko 116610 Mod on his photo bucket site and asked for info regarding price/payment details/availability etc and within 15 minutes i had a reply, 15 mins later i had bought it and less than 10 days later it was on my wrist.
I dunno exactly what mods are done apart from the face/bezel etc but i’m not fussed as i bought it on the nice and plain/simple look of the watch face as compared to other shop-spec Seiko’s i had been looking at
The watch has a glass back, through which you can see the 23 jewel 7S36B automatic winding movement that i’ve just realised moves in a circular motion when i shake it, kinda obvious really but i’ve never once looked at the back of it 😀 .
I think my import fees/tax etc were approx £30ish and payable to the carrier upon delivery.Posted 3 years ago
Nice soma thanks. I think originally it would of had a solid case back. But nice to know he does do clear backs as something I would want also. I’ve just pinged him an email and will go from there. Thanks everyone appreciated. Thanks ivandobski. Orients look nice also. Must stick with a seiko or I’m gonna scramble my brain. TaPosted 3 years agoMarkieMember
I got them all from the Seiko Citizen Trading Post at http://www.thewatchsite.com/8-seiko-citizen-trading-post/ a few years ago now.
I got each of mine for between US$200 and US$300 but didn’t check prices before I posted the above – it seems the 6105s (with the stoplight second hands) at least have gone up in the meantime 🙁
Seiko divers of every time period come up on the site, so it may be worth a browse if you like something which new is a bit out of your price range.
Like here, I’d say look to buy from people who post on the chat forum…Posted 3 years ago
Also that’s so nice count. Me jealous .
😀Posted 3 years ago
Thank you, I love it to bits, it’s great to wear, I love the way it looks, and I bought it around about my birthday a couple of years ago, with money my late mum left me, so it’s very special to me; I would never part with it anyway, it’s the perfect watch for me, and very accurate after I fiddled with the adjustment a few times, currently about forty five seconds fast from the last time it was set, which, IIRC, was when the clocks went back last year. I’m certain I’ve not touched it since.
More luck than judgement, mind!
Thank you, and you’re more than welcome. Choose wisely, and I’m sure you’ll get a lot of pleasure from whatever you buy.Posted 3 years ago
It’s really worth taking your time, (ha!), what you’re looking for can just suddenly turn up, like my SPORK did. I already had a Yokobies Seiko 5, but it was one of the small, military style ones, and it still wasn’t quite what I was looking for.
Then someone on here posted a pic of a SPORK on a watch thread, and as soon as I saw it I knew that was the watch I wanted, did some searching, and just happened to find a dealer with one, NOS with warranty! Bought it right there, couldn’t risk losing it.
Good luck! 😀aphex_2kMember
Like the Seiko Monster’s but managed to get a Citizen Promaster for $65
Sporks are nice tooPosted 3 years ago
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