Is back at this price .. Was going to post the deal but saw this first ..
Looks like I got the last one!
Is back at this price .. Was going to post the deal but saw this first ..
Looks like I got the last one!
Like my Citizen watches but this definitely not to my taste. Claimed original price of £329 seems overinflated , you would expect Sapphire glass as standard at that price point and radio controlled timekeeping really.
Would be a nice watch if you can replace the strap with leather. (not an expert in watches)
Ali G in da house Respect
164 quid? for that price this must be WIND up x
I like citizen alot but that is one ugly ass watch!
That strap looks so wrong on a £500 watch to me lol. Interesting to know though. I'm guessing the glass on my Seiko titanium chrono I bought years ago must be hardlex as it has a fair few little scratches on it. It's a cheaper quartz watch, so to be expected I guess.
My last Seiko automatic diver kept horrendous time. Lovely looking watch though. Is the movement in this anywhere near accurate ?
Nice looking watch. Very Omega Planet Ocean like.
That’s a quartz solar not an automatic I think
If you're UNDER the sea, I'm afraid your times up...
Love my save the ocean V1. This really is a bargain. Hardlex has never been an issue for me, never scratched even after some pretty rough knock.
You just got a dud and probably should have returned it - I've had 5 or 6 seiko divers with the same movement as this one now and all have regularly performed at +/- 10 or less per day over the course of a month
You can. Was looking at them earlier. Can't say I have too much of an issue with my hardlex though. Maybe sometime down the line once I've picked up a few scratches.
I am sure you can by sapphire for this.
I'd be sending that one back, tbh.
It's the Teal Bottle Cap SRPC65 Seiko 5 I was lusting after (though I'm on a bit of a watch ban)Did a thread about it a while ago. Sold out at Creation Watches now - bah. I've only ever bought one watch from Creation so far - it's a bit weird how things turned out. Firstly Creation told me Seiko watches don't have a Paypal payment option (?), whereas all their other brands seem to. And the SNK371 only showed a Free Registered Airmail option - no Royal Mail. Mine came without Duty, Mike_HUKD's had 50% Duty charges (also a Seiko 5/Free Registered Airmail). PS: I've also noticed, after ordering the STO Samurai from Very for the first time (they kinda mucked my payments up slightly, but that's another story, and it was resolved) that Very actually sells vintage luxury watches as well!
It is mighty convenient that both the blue and green models look like ripoffs of the Rolex Batman and Hulk models. Haha, clever move.
I picked one up cold pop. Also picked up this version too. Thanks for your help :)
I agree with you. All my watches are 40mm, but my Daytona looks a lot smaller than my sub date and batman.
Have a look at Watch Gecko
Which is a good mesh strap to buy?
Price match at your local John Lewis.
This is back in stock. Did anyone have any problems with Simpkins? I'm conscious there's no reviews online
Just ordered thanks OP
Beautiful watch and classic seiko design with one of the nicest faces in a long time, plus some of the money goes to charity, whats to hate about this.
For many people the 4r movement is relatively accurate...... just not yours it seems. Try posting on watchuseek about the 4r movement and see how many agree with you, i would hazard a guess that most will get far better accuracy than your +20 seconds per day.
Not knocking anyones views and no you cant compare 300 to 3000, my thoughts where as I said they could have put a better movement in or make a special edition with improved movement and there would have been an audience for this updated time piece, it is such a shame as the watch has everything going for it, but lets not forget a watch should be relatively accurate, I am sure you would get rid of one of your motor cycles if it was breaking down regulary or you where not happy with it, and would you not spend more on a better one?
Well you cant compare a 300 quid Seiko to a 3 grand Tudor. I'm sure its a stunning watch and if you feel its worth that amount of money to you, then its money well spent for you. My watch collecting is on a far less expensive scale, but then i spend 10's of K's on motorcycles. We all have something we splurge money on.
I wish I could say different, for me I love an automatic watch as I have grown up with mechanical watches, what I dont really want is a watch that is not accurate, its a bit like having an old type film camera that takes blurred images, or a valve amplifier that has distorted sound. The Tudor cost 3 grand but for that you get a a watch that has the benefits of quartz that has a mechanical movement. I would buy another Turtle in the hope that I could just drop on something that is more accurate. I wish I could say different, I certainly did not want to spend that much money on the Tudor, If i had better results from the Turtle I would have had a Sapphire fitted and kept it till the end of my life. Thats a cracking price, glad its out of stock really lol
Uses an NH35 and/or a Sellita SW-200 elabore depending on which one you choose The Sellita Swiss movement will need servicing every 5 years, whereas the Seiko NH35 movement should easily do 10 years before it needs service, maybe even longer if worn infrequently Just 101 minutes left on the deal if you want in, be quick!
Kraken uses a Seiko movement, no?
Absolutely! Equivalent Seiko would probably be in the £500+ ballpark Kraken has sapphire crystal, all Titanium, ratcheted clasp, possibly even a meteorite dial as well now, Ross is looking at the numbers for that, I doubt any Seiko diver will get anywhere near the specs of the Kraken
I'm not so sure, the same price Seiko won't have the sellita movement with sapphire and a high grade titanium case and bracelet so I think value has to go to the Kracken. Also the Seiko's of this value will drop quite a lot so resale would be, at worst, equal to Seiko. It's also nice backing a guy who's making these himself so I'm probably going to enjoy wearing it that bit more because I know the story behind it. It's not a big named, mass produced watch, it has a more personal touch.
I’ve been following this campaign for ages and it’s definitely up there. With a free rubber strap, I could be tempted now. That said, I’m pretty sure that a Seiko for the same price would give more value and/or pleasure over its life.
(party) Great news!
Update: The 2nd watch arrived today and its all good! Brand new with all wrapping and tags in place etc. so I am happy with it. If Quidco payout their 16% for new customer credit purchases that will be another £38 off too... but I wont hold my breath (y)
Very's customer service is vague at best, akin to Amazon (suppose that's the curse of outsourcing customer service workers). I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you :)
My thoughts exactly and yes it is honest of them to publish it, I didnt think they would. When I wrote it I was just hoping one of their managers would read it and make sure it didnt happen again. So anyway another one popped up on the website at about 1:30 this arvo and I ordered it again. This time I rang them up afterwards and asked if they could make sure it was brand new instead of a return, but the lady on the phone said there was no way of doing that... So I am waiting for it to be delivered tomorrow with my fingers crossed.
Wonder what's happened there. Maybe someone has tried adjusting it at home, decided they scratched up the bracelet too much, sent it back to order another? Not sure how you'd get away with that, but looks like they did. You were absolutely right to complain, it's good that they published it, as honesty is best. I'd try second time lucky if you have your heart set on it but you'd think Very would be a bit nicer to p**ed off customers. Amazon Warehouse is notorious for "switcheroos" of broken items (or fake, or worse-specced!).
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Its beautiful in the flesh and it is somewhat impressive how Seiko managed to hide the damage where the harpoon went in. (lol)
'Racistly boycott'??? Oh dear. Isn't that the same line as the Unit 731 and Nanking apologists used against the Chinese But you are right. I'm bored with this.
Again, you're a racist hypocrite. Nice to see how you dodged all my other points, many of which likely apply to you. Go to another thread if you racistly boycot Japanese products. Clearly this deal isn't for you.
Anyway , nice dial don't you think? :o (ninja)
And now in my each case with the rest of the family. Got another £5 discount at checkout. 😁
There she was .... gone!
There is one on Amazon Warehouse for £205.35 including the 20% discount. States it has a scratch but ok for those that scratch up their watches anyway! I know cheapest price today is what matters but has been as low as £230.00 three times on Amazon.
Lovely watch, I have it in a different colour from 2014. Only paid £192 then ....shame they haven't invented a time machine.
Nope I don't own it at all and I don't want to either. However if I were looking for this watch and found OP's post I'd be thankful. Like I said though each to their own when it comes to taste. Your comment added nothing to OP's post at all did it? Blaming the far east for the world's pollution problems, saying the watch was ugly, sticking to Swiss made watches only. Just pointing out that you come across as a childish ignorant snob. Why bother posting at all if you don't like it?
Yes , yes . Oh boy, have you actually spent money on this hideous blue blur? Just make sure you wear a nice long jumper /jacket to disguse this monstrosity! Japan you say ? Yeah, there doing there bit , you meaning building, nuclear facilities on a island with a faultline? Oh right , actually Seiko's work is around 60 per cent assembled in China, NEXT Squirlte with the big Blue silly watch (lol)
It's maintained its original price, agreed, but it doesn't actually sell at double the price, or anywhere near it - whatever it might be listed at (see eBay sales, for example). And it's very much the exception. Don't get me wrong - Seiko make excellent watches (I have several), and the quality's well up to the standard of most of the so-called premium brands. It's all to do with branding and perception, though, daft though that is, and while some watches hold their value and even increase in value that's not the case with almost all Seikos. A friend of mine bought a Jaeger‑LeCoultre in the 70s for around £50, brand new, from a jeweller. It's now worth around £1000 but he got rid of it (at a good price) because the servicing cost was around £400! That's one of the problems with automatics - they do need servicing and it's very expensive. You can maybe justify that on a Jaeger‑LeCoultre - but not on a Seiko, unless public perception changes and they start being seen as luxury watches. That's unlikely to happen, though, for reasons of history, location and volume.