New Seiko Presage - SARY055

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Mortuus Fakeuus

Re: New Seiko Presage - SARY055

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:07 pm

That is indeed a beauty, AndrewAnthony...I have to wonder if it's ever going to be offered beyond the tidy little islands of Japan and Singapore, though. And, let's see; the label features a price of ¥38,000 JPY, which is right about $349.00 USD. Affordable? Yes, I suppose so. But, for the same money, I could pick up a gently used Hammy Intra Matic (or is it Inter Matic?) auto... Of course, we, as collectors, always make mental comparisons like that, so they don't mean a whole lot. In the end, such statements are, I believe, the horological equivalent of mental masturbation in Comp Lit 101 during one's frosh year at the olde alma mater. :roll:

So, are there any among us who would make that $349 investment...? For once, even my virtual big mouth is silenced... :face:

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Re: New Seiko Presage - SARY055

Post by AJC » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:59 am

$350? It probably won't sell for that much, but I think it's fair.

If you look at the other Seiko JDM auto's featuring this movement or the 6R movements, $350 is pretty cheap.

Alpinist
Sumo
Spirit
SARB/SARX/SARZ
Shogun

Pretty much the same movement, all more expensive. Granted, there's more to a watch than the movement, but I think these compare pretty well to the rest of the SARBS.

My biggest negative about this one is that the freakin hands are too damn short.
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Re: New Seiko Presage - SARY055

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:40 pm

Andrewthony wrote:My biggest negative about this one is that the freakin hands are too damn short.


Wow, I didn't realize this before, but you're absolutely correct; the little fuggerz are too bloody short...the Dead Guy o-fish[sammich]ally passes own this'n! :evil:
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Re: New Seiko Presage - SARY055

Post by AJC » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:06 am

The minute hand should reach the minute track and the hour hand should reach the hour markers.

A little wiggle room is ok, but when they're really short it makes the watch look a little cheap IMO.
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