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Why am I showing off the Seiko Presage SARX073 (aka SPB131J1) on the vintage thread?

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Aside from a reminder that the Tokyo Olympics will open soon, I was inspired to purchase this Cal. 6R35 modern watch (fortunately pre-owned) because I have this Cal. 5719 48599 from 1964:

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So this is one of the few times we get to see the original inspiration and the modern 2020 1964 Limited together:

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As a side note, it cost me an arm and a leg to get an NOS bakelite bezel for the 45899...so it's a clean original bezel and not a 3D reproduction...

Cheers,

-Brian
 

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Why am I showing off the Seiko Presage SARX073 (aka SPB131J1) on the vintage thread?

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Aside from a reminder that the Tokyo Olympics will open soon, I was inspired to purchase this Cal. 6R35 modern watch (fortunately pre-owned) because I have this Cal. 5719 48599 from 1964:

View attachment 15887276

So this is one of the few times we get to see the original inspiration and the modern 2020 1964 Limited together:

View attachment 15887280

As a side note, it cost me an arm and a leg to get an NOS bakelite bezel for the 45899...so it's a clean original bezel and not a 3D reproduction...

Cheers,

-Brian
What an awesome pair! Congratulations! I would imagine the 5719 bezel cost more than the Sarx073 did retail when new, pat on the back no matter the cost that watch is super worthy.
 

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What an awesome pair! Congratulations! I would imagine the 5719 bezel cost more than the Sarx073 did retail when new, pat on the back no matter the cost that watch is super worthy.
The 5719 bakelite bezel was about 1/3rd cost of my 45899 so wasn't too bad. I scooped it up years back and I've only see another NOS bezel on sale a few years back for a higher price so it was worth it.

There's quite a few color variations on the SARX's from last year. I was tempted to get the SARX069 silver "Infinity Dial" but with my black 45899 I knew I had made the the proper choice with the SARX073.

The best part is they are both tributes to the Tokyo Olympics!

-Brian
 
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