Never wanted to, I can’t help it. I mentioned this one to Renfield the other day, but I feel like it’s worth a post. Behold, the Seiko SLA033J1, a gorgeous reissue limited to 2,500 pieces. (The bastards.) It’s always a bad sign when the company’s own website won’t tell you how much the damn thing costs. But I did a little research, and this watch will set you back about $4,000.00. (EDIT: $4,250.00, to be exact.)
Introduced in 1965, Seiko’s innovative diver’s watch has been chosen by divers and adventurers globally. Seiko’s diving watch has become a global standard as a result over 50 years of innovation. The 1970 launch model, which boasts strong popularity in its history, will be reinstated. It is resurrected by modern state-of-the-art technology and design interpretation.
For comparison, here’s the original, the Seiko 6105-8110 …
And as worn by Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now …
Automatic with manual winding capacity
+15 to -10 seconds per day
Approx. 50 hours
Stainless steel (super hard coating) with stainless steel bezel
Anti-reflective coating on inner surface
Lumibrite on hands and indexs
200m / 660ft diver’s
Thickness: 13 ㎜
Diameter: 45 ㎜
Length: 49.7 ㎜
Screw case back
Serial number engraved on the case back
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Stop second hand function
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Well damn, I’d just budgeted $4250 for a new watch, but 45mm is just too big for my sissy wrists. Cool watch.
That model-building guy from the previous post looks pretty resourceful. I bet he could build you one out of the sheet styrenes and lumibrites for like $380.
Savage is a watch guy too!
Does it tell you how many calories you burn while sitting at your desk all day?
Even better! Because you’ve spent all your money on the watch, you have none left to buy food.
UPDATE: So there’s a British guy on eBay who makes modded versions every so often, usually sells two at a time. He has a 100% rating based on 302 reviews, offers 30-day returns and a 12-month warranty. The watches go for about $280.00 – and they go fast.
Anyway, I just bought one.
And here’s mine. I’m digging it!
Seiko 4R35 movement hacks and hand-winds – and so far, it’s keeping perfect time. I may get a better strap, though.