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    What do you think of these Seikos'?

    I ordered the SDGM001, the cream/champagne dial version a couple of weeks or so ago, but when Rakuten asked me to complete the deal, I didn't. Not sure why, but I think because this reminds me so much of a GS that perhaps I thought I should get the black dial version to mimic my beloved, departed SBGR083?

    I want another GS for sure, but if it were you, would one of these scratch the itch for a much lower price? The bracelet is so similar to GS and the case to the 44GS re-edition SBGR083 that I, have I said this before, miss dearly.

    I'm just not sure if this will be anther one of those watches that seems like a good idea and then, I still want what I originally thought. I know some will say "wait to buy what you want", but really, once I got my GO, my desire to spend a lot of money on watches has dissapated.

    What do you think....does it look close enough to a GS (minus the dial pattern which I could live with in the black version...maybe that's why I canned the other one) to scratch that itch in your opinion?

    sdgm1.jpgsdgm2.jpgsdgm3.jpgsdgm4.jpg

    And check this video out!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUWwSoZQUD0

    Thanks for your thoughts IWL friends!

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    Walter
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    1) Doesnt look too much like a GS. Tis the Seiko DNA.
    2) Black ftw. That video should be x rated.
    3) How much and where can I get one?
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    Wow! Those are just beautiful. I'm not normally a fan of black dials, but that one is just amazing. I think either of these would scratch that itch very nicely.


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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    1) Doesnt look too much like a GS. Tis the Seiko DNA.
    2) Black ftw. That video should be x rated.
    3) How much and where can I get one?
    Yeah, the video kind of seals the deal, doesn't it? At Seiya for $659 and either Higuchi or Chino, forget which one for $630. SDGM001 (cream/champagne dial) and SDGM003. They are currently JDM but I read somewhere that Seiko would be bringing the Brightz series out elsewhere....when and where I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popoki nui View Post
    Wow! Those are just beautiful. I'm not normally a fan of black dials, but that one is just amazing. I think either of these would scratch that itch very nicely. ~Sherry.
    Thanks for chiming in, Sherry! I always appreciate your opinions. Hey, did you watch the video? It sells the watch!

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    Looks great be interesting to get your feedback on this compared to the GS. Of course there is a noticeable difference in finish but it still looks great and can't think of anything with a better finish for that kind of money. Love the cream color. I'm pretty much anti black dials these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by wschofield3 View Post
    Thanks for chiming in, Sherry! I always appreciate your opinions. Hey, did you watch the video? It sells the watch!
    I did. Pure watch porn. And at the mid-600 dollar price point, these are an absolute steal!


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    Quote Originally Posted by -JP View Post
    Looks great be interesting to get your feedback on this compared to the GS. Of course there is a noticeable difference in finish but it still looks great and can't think of anything with a better finish for that kind of money. Love the cream color. I'm pretty much anti black dials these days
    I originally thought the cream dial too as I really like the blue second hand, but the black has a lot less of the texture apparent that bugs me a bit. If they made this in the same color dial as your 001 or a white/silver flat dial and the blue second hand....this would be a done deal. Yes, the finish, upon close examination on the video is not as good as GS, but as you said, it's dang good for the $$$.

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    Very nice. So Comfotex is titanium right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    Very nice. So Comfotex is titanium right?
    Stainless with Diashield which is a coating or process similar to DLC application, according to what I've read. It's supposed to resist scratches.

    I know that Comfotex, within the context I've seen, has applied to Titanium, however, everything I've seen on these says they're SS. Have you seen a Comfotex reference to these somewhere?

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