Seiko Field Tuna

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Re: Seiko Field Tuna

Post by eddiea » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:10 am

Not bad...expensive though, not sure why?
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Re: Seiko Field Tuna

Post by mrneddles » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:26 am

eddiea wrote:Not bad...expensive though, not sure why?

Do you think the Grand Seiko, Ananta, SpringDrive price points have brought the entry level prices up as well? Or is Seiko just playing the limited availability markup game?
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Re: Seiko Field Tuna

Post by conjurer » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:40 am

mrneddles wrote:
eddiea wrote:Not bad...expensive though, not sure why?

Do you think the Grand Seiko, Ananta, SpringDrive price points have brought the entry level prices up as well? Or is Seiko just playing the limited availability markup game?

The 6R15 movement that Seiko uses is their mid-level automatic, and generally is found in watches (like the Sumo) around $500-600. Also, the Tuna cased watches can easily close to a grand in quartz--although these are also 1000m WR. Taken together, the fieldmaster is something of a bargain!
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Re: Seiko Field Tuna

Post by AJC » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:50 am

I fucking love this watch, especially on mesh.
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Re: Seiko Field Tuna

Post by eddiea » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:19 pm

conjurer wrote:
mrneddles wrote:
eddiea wrote:Not bad...expensive though, not sure why?

Do you think the Grand Seiko, Ananta, SpringDrive price points have brought the entry level prices up as well? Or is Seiko just playing the limited availability markup game?

The 6R15 movement that Seiko uses is their mid-level automatic, and generally is found in watches (like the Sumo) around $500-600. Also, the Tuna cased watches can easily close to a grand in quartz--although these are also 1000m WR. Taken together, the fieldmaster is something of a bargain!
Nothing special about this watch, considering it have the same movement that the Sumo , judging for the overall construction and comparing it to my Sumo as reference, I fail to see
this watch been anything better than a Sumo, worth doubling the price... aside of course for the bullshit FieldMaster monike, that appeals to tough guys wannabes worldwide.
That been said, Sumo (mid priced models in general) prices are going up steadily , IMO due to limited availability markup/demand.....
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