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    Seiko - the first thing form Basel this year that would get me reaching for my wallet





    Titanium case, screwed on bracelet, Hi-Beat GS movement

    Running at 36,000 beats per hour (bph), the calibre 8L55 movement inside is derived from the high beat Grand Seiko movements, but with less refined finishing and details. Like the high beat Grand Seiko movements this is aassmelbed by hand at the Shizukuishi Watch Studio in Morioka. The power reserve is 55 hours.

    This will be available internationally in a limited edition of 700, with a retail price of €6400. That's equivalent to about US$6800.

    The black gilt dial is inspired by the 1968 Seiko 300 m Hi-Beat dive watch, but the case shape and size is distinctly new. The case is monocoque, made of one piece of titanium with no case back. It's rated to 1000 m and is magnetism resistant to 16,000 A/m. And the crystal is sapphire, with an anti-fog coating.

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    Lovely movement; the MM design isn't for me though.

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    Wow! That's a beauty!

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    Thats very nice....... No someone needs to make a homage to it lol

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    Wow that's a handsome beast!

    and seiko even going with the extra mile by purposely putting the signature misalign minute marker and indices no matter what the pricetag.

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    Perfect, apart from the goofy hex screws attaching the bracelet, which make it look like a scared robot with a buzz cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWII70 View Post
    Perfect, apart from the goofy hex screws attaching the bracelet, which make it look like a scared robot with a buzz cut.

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    Great looking watchexcept for those stupid screws!! And now I will forever think of that poor frightened robot every time I see one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWII70 View Post
    Perfect, apart from the goofy hex screws attaching the bracelet, which make it look like a scared robot with a buzz cut.

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    😂

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    That price strikes me as high. Aren't GS's in that range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post
    That price strikes me as high. Aren't GS's in that range?
    I think they are basically pricing it as a GS - GS movement, special titanium case and bracelet, limited edition. Few enough that they will sell out as fast as that special MM300 from a month or so ago.
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