(Sorry for the iPhone quality picture, have not had time to do decent photos with my good camera)
This watch must have been fate. I have been interested in the Seiko Shogun for awhile but have no interest in another black dialed watch. I have needed an Orange dial for my collection, as I am a red dial fanatic and always avoid the rival orange dials that bring me red hope...
Seiko Shogun desired, orange dial version exists, no brainer to want the SBDC009. Well it seems the 009 in SBDC009 must be short for 2009 as that apparently is the year it was discontinued in. So my hunt began... I have had more luck finding decent priced L.E. Yellow and Green SUMO watches than a Orange Shogun. I could not even find missed SBDC009 sales to look at and just finding an owner posting pictures of owning one was super rare.
I decided it would just be a dream watch that I would never expect to own. That is until I randomly went on eBay in the middle of the night and searched for SBDC009 as if something was calling to me...
There she was for $900 'Buy It Now' in Like-New condition! There were multiple offers on the watch and it was somehow posted for multiple days, but under clothing section... All the offers were low ballers with the top bid currently under $400. Well if it is hard to get a SBDC007 for $900 which has a surplus, I feel I would have been a fool not to jump on the watch and buy it for $900. Unless I am missing something, I believe that would be a steal of a price for such a hard to find watch?
Anyways, I am super excited to have FATE once again lead me to a desired destiny watch. This FATE calling has happened with my Red Bezel Raven Deep Tech, Deep Blue Recon v2 Silver Dial w/ White Ceramic Bezel(at the low price I desired that is), and my Helson Chrono Blackbeard.
Just need that Helson Whitebeard now... Or to patiently wait the 3 months for more to be produced.