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Today I made a good friend....





















 

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WOW!!!! Totally Awesome!!!!

A huge congrats on that BAD BOY:-!:p:-!:p

These are the first real photos I've seen....wickedly cool...I love it!

IMO Seiko did a great job on the SD LandMaster. Everything about that watch is killer...... especially the case!

Thanks for posting that beautiful SDLM:-!

More photos would be much appreciated;-)

Cheers
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Verrry Nice! The watch looks fantastic and I really dig that case. The whole thing looks like a step above from its 600M diver cousin.

How's the balance on the wrist?
 

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Congrats on that beauty! :-!
Thats looks like some heft to that bad boy.
Lets see some wrists shots. ;)
Enjoy that huge beast, such a sweet piece.

Cheers, Dave
 

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Oooh-er! That's a bit nice!
 

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Thanks everyone. There are a thousand things I could write, but first some stats, one more photo, and then more wearing.

Watch Tanaka spread * Seiko's product page

The model is SBDB003, introduced about a year ago, and is the second Prospex Spring Drive after the well-liked SBDB001 MM600 diver. The 5R66 movement is a so-called "true" GMT with three day's reserve and power indicator. List price is 577,500 Yen. It's titanium (note the uni-body design) and much lighter than its size suggests: officially 173 grams, but I've yet to weigh it for myself with two links removed. By my own measurements, the watch is 16mm tall, 44.5mm in diameter (and wears narrower because of the 4 o'clock crown), and 53mm long lug to lug.

The compass bezel is non-ratcheted and bidirectional- and glides with a precision feeling. The sapphire must be flat, the crown is screw down, the water resistance is 20 bar, and the 22mm bracelet - tapers to 18mm - is similar - or the same - as other Prospex divers and includes the extension feature. Notice the watch keeps the neat bezel retainer lug feature from the MM600- but with a critical difference! The 'slot pieces' next to the nut are attached to the body! Were you to remove the bracelet, there'd be no voids; rather you'd have a somewhat retro set of hooded (and drilled) lugs to conceivably mount any number of straps without looking too awkward.

 

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I'm a fan of canvas style straps and tonight realized I had a 22mm Timefactors Rhino 2-piece sitting idle...

























 

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It took me 20 minutes or less to remember I really don't like that Rhino. Fortunately I had another option or two to try.

The lug geometry accommodates a thinner canvas strap like this one easily. Even using the stock Seiko springbars, the strap slides through the gap without protest.


It seems a pity to cover that great engraving....






Not bad! |>

But don't you dare try and tell me this combo isn't rocking:


 

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That's a real looker a-Tom-ic, congrats and thanks for all the pics. Maybe you could even try some nice rubber strap and post pics of that. :-d
I like the red GMT hand, unlike white on the diver. It goes nicely with the last strap.
Oh, does anyone know what are the "blood", "nationality", birthday" for? You can have that engraved on the back above those markings or what's the purpose?
 

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That's a real looker a-Tom-ic, congrats and thanks for all the pics. Maybe you could even try some nice rubber strap and post pics of that. :-d
I like the red GMT hand, unlike white on the diver. It goes nicely with the last strap.
Oh, does anyone know what are the "blood", "nationality", birthday" for? You can have that engraved on the back above those markings or what's the purpose?
Thanks! I agree, I somewhat prefer this model's red GMT hand to the SBDB001's white, but I can see an argument for either color.

Yes, the idea is you could have the back engraved and the manual gives the impression that the Seiko retailer you bought watch from can handle the engraving- perhaps by sending it to Seiko themselves. The information could be useful if you were injured while out on an expedition, not completely unlike a medical ID bracelet.
 

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That's a real looker a-Tom-ic, congrats and thanks for all the pics. Maybe you could even try some nice rubber strap and post pics of that. :-d
I like the red GMT hand, unlike white on the diver. It goes nicely with the last strap.
Oh, does anyone know what are the "blood", "nationality", birthday" for? You can have that engraved on the back above those markings or what's the purpose?
Before the Landmaster title, Seiko has a series of Adventure wa tches with the AGS movement from the 1990s. (I had 2 of them). They had the 'international emergency codes' on the bezel or nylon strap, such as LL, Y etc. With these letters, you could build a fire in the shape of the particular code telling rescuers your emergency need i.e. medical assistance needed etc....
The 'blood, nationality, birthday' text was for the owner to fill in, in the event you needed medical treatment, giving more info on you.
 

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Thanks everyone. There are a thousand things I could write, but first some stats, one more photo, and then more wearing.

Watch Tanaka spread * Seiko's product page

The model is SBDB003, introduced about a year ago, and is the second Prospex Spring Drive after the well-liked SBDB001 MM600 diver. The 5R66 movement is a so-called "true" GMT with three day's reserve and power indicator. List price is 577,500 Yen. It's titanium (note the uni-body design) and much lighter than its size suggests: officially 173 grams, but I've yet to weigh it for myself with two links removed. By my own measurements, the watch is 16mm tall, 44.5mm in diameter (and wears narrower because of the 4 o'clock crown), and 53mm long lug to lug.

The compass bezel is non-ratcheted and bidirectional- and glides with a precision feeling. The sapphire must be flat, the crown is screw down, the water resistance is 20 bar, and the 22mm bracelet - tapers to 18mm - is similar - or the same - as other Prospex divers and includes the extension feature. Notice the watch keeps the neat bezel retainer lug feature from the MM600- but with a critical difference! The 'slot pieces' next to the nut are attached to the body! Were you to remove the bracelet, there'd be no voids; rather you'd have a somewhat retro set of hooded (and drilled) lugs to conceivably mount any number of straps without looking too awkward.

That is so freaking sexy! It's hard not to drool over it!:p:-d
 

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Whoa! That is one awesome piece of high tech machinery there. May it serve you well, for many, many years. Fantastic pics as well! |>|>
 
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