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I figure I'll enjoy the hell out of them for a year or so and then flip them towards a Speedy Pro.
First up, the Precista PRS-82 Royal Navy DIver Reissue.
Eddie Platts latest model is a 1:1 reissue of the original Precista RN Diver issued to the Royal Navy in 1981/82.
40mm in case diameter, 47mm lug-to-lug with 20mm lug width, this is the perfect size for a dive watch for my little sub-7" wrists.
Brushed asymmetrical case by Roland Kemmner with 5mm screwdown signed crown in a polished finish. Kemmner does his work in Germany with steel blanks from Hong Kong.
200M WR. Antimagnetic to 4,800 A/m. Unidirectional 120 click bezel.
Bombe domed and beveled sapphire crystal with heaps of blue AR coating on the inside.
NOS ETA 2783 25 jewel caliber, which is the same caliber as the original. It's also seen in many a vintage Tudor.
Vintage patina color SuperLuminova.
Snakehead/penis shaped hands.
Custom racing style Timefactors rubber strap and tropic style strap.
A couple weeks later I saw a discontinued JDM Seiko come up for sale and had to have it. I've always loved this model and you just don't see it anymore. Besides textured dials, one of my faves is silver/white dials with gold arabic numerals. I had an Eska that fit the bill but sold it to hcharles over at WL, so of course it had to be replaced.
Seiko JDM SCVS007
38mm case diameter and 11mm thick. 20mm lug width.
Beautifully finished mirror polish and brushed lines.
6R15 mechanical watch movement with automatic winding, hand winding, second hand stop function, and a date display.
Discontinued by Seiko Japan. These were made back around 2008 I believe.
Flat sapphire crystal. Gold arabic numerals at all markers. Gold leaf shape hands.
Came with a few brown leather straps and some extra 20mm straps thrown in by the seller.
Case needs to be cleaned up a little in the near future.
And then another discontinued Seiko pops up. Foggy's Spork was soon to be mine.
The Seiko SRP043 AKA Spork AKA Seiko Sinn AKA Sinnko AKA Seiko Pilot-diver.
I have to steer clear of Peter Tork.
43.5mm case diameter. 12mm thick. 50mm lug-to-lug.
All the awesome mixture of brushed/polished finishes that you expect from Seiko.
4R15 caliber with date, auto-winding, and a Spron 510 mainspring to up the power reserve to 50 hours.
Unidirectional 120 click bezel.
Screwdown crown at the 4 position.
This watch looks great on rubber, steel and leather. I am going to find an OEM bracelet.
Thanks for reading!