Four variants to choose from!I have been looking for awhile and I think It is almost my perfect seiko diver dare I say it.
Wonder no more my friend, brushed ceramic it isFor some of the pics the bezel looks like it may be engraved. And with the samurai getting a ceramic bezel I believe I am now beginning to wonder and even hope that the insert is brushed ceramic.
Sorry buddy, Seiko took it down - they put it up by mistake, most of these watches aren't officially announced yet!wow I am sooo going to visit this online catalogue I never had a clue existed thanks!
Well prepared, I like it! I'm not getting one of these, because I already have a 40mm Seiko diver - the mm200..!sold my mm200 to get this!
I'd guess they've allocated their stock. Email them and ask if they will be getting more.Did someone order the SPB149 from Olfert? They offered it but now it's not available anymore.
Thanks for the write-up and pics, it's great to get more info! The SPB149 - is the bezel insert etched/embossed? ie are the numbers and markers cut into the brushed ceramic? It's hard to tell from the photos, but someone on this thread thought they might be recessed?I can confirm that it's a gold tone from what I saw. It has a bit of shimmer to it. ��
Thank you, you've been really helpful answering our questions, it's much appreciated. Seiko has surprised me this year with a fabulous range of smaller watches with this SPB149 and particularly the new 6109 - a bold move, reissuing the uemura/willard in a smaller case!To be honest I didn't pay much attention but they were definitely not recessed into the bezel from what I remember. I also got a hands on with the other divers but I kind agreed on an NDA. ��
These are all prototypes, so it may not be real lume.Does anyone else think the lume on the new Seiko/GS models looks like it's plastic with a sheen to it? There's no texture to it either?
Yeah I was impressed to see the polished bevel on the underside as well as the top - it will make the watch sit well on the wrist, and avoids those slab sides that other watch manufacturers have.I like that it has the polished soft curves and bevels on the underside that other seiko divers share which would make it ride super comfortably.
Why do people insist on comparing apples and oranges? 1. According to the Oris site, the MSRP of an Aquis Date is $2200. 2. The design language is completely different.Stop talking about ORIS watches! You're going to pee off all the Seikoholics! :-d
I already got a Pee-Pee slap for comparing this $1350 USD MSRP Seiko watch to an Oris Aquis that can be had for about the same price. If Seiko thinks they can compete with Oris I know which brand I'm spending my money on.
Yes they will.Do we know if those new models will benefit from the diashield coating on the case & bracelet ?
Having it on the sbdc051, it is a fantastic coating as it makes the metal shine and is also very efficient again scratches.