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    New Diver for my Dad (urchin vs monster)

    My dad's 007 has been beaten up pretty good over the years (10 years old) and it needs some revamping. I am likely going to take it from him and get some mods done.

    That being said, we need to replace it and would like some opinions on the Sea Uchin vs the Black Monster. I have had an orange monster for about 10 years as well and have been very pleased with it. I really like the look of the Sea Urchin but am a little apprehensive and it doesn't seem like quite as good of a watch (lack of screw down crown, etc).

    Looks like the Monster will cost close to $200 and the Urchin about $40 less. From an aesthetics standpoint, the Urchin looks better to me, is it worth it to sacrifice a little quality for looks? Will I (he) regret it? He will be swimming in the lake with it, but will probably leave it behind when diving.

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    well got an urchin they are very fair but think I would go monster now as I bought it to mod just not got round to it
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    Thanks for input

    Similar question, is there a difference between the SNZF17 and SNZH55?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm View Post
    Thanks for input

    Similar question, is there a difference between the SNZF17 and SNZH55?
    well it is not really my area of knowledge to be fair on looks yes the dial has different markers and well here are the two break downs




    SNZF17


    Seiko SNZF17 Watch Details:
    Model # SKU SNZF17
    Seiko 5 Sports Collection.
    23 Jewels Self-winding automatic movement.
    Stainless steel case and bracelet.
    Black Dial with silver tone hands and hour markers.
    Luminous hands and markers.
    Rotating bezel.
    Day and Date with Spanish option.
    See Thru Case-back.
    Push-button Fold-over deployment clasp.
    Water resistant to 100m.
    Scratch resistant hardlex crystal.
    Case measures 44mm diameter by 13mm thick.






    SNZH55


    Seiko SNZH55 Watch Details:
    Model # SKU SNZH55
    Seiko 5 Collection.
    Stainless steel case and link bracelet with push button deployment clasp.
    Black dial and bezel with luminous hands and hour markers.
    Day and date display.
    Water resistant to 100m.
    Scratch resistant Hardlex crystal.
    23 jewels self-winding automatic movement.
    Case measures 43mm diameter by 12mm thick.
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    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    I had the H55 and it was a great watch.
    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
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    The H55 are not easy to find, I see that they are discontinued.

    I ordered a black monster and a Sea Urchin, I'll see which one works (free returns on amazon!). Although, there is a good chance that neither gets sent back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbm View Post
    The H55 are not easy to find, I see that they are discontinued.

    I ordered a black monster and a Sea Urchin, I'll see which one works (free returns on amazon!). Although, there is a good chance that neither gets sent back.
    I like that depending on age can sorta see your dad with the urchin and you with the monster .. they are both nice watches so you ant going to go wrong with either
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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