Still such a shame they ruined a perfect dial with the lume pip at 3 nonsense. I really wanted to get one of the new releases because I love my SPB143.
I mean I noticed it with my SPB213, which is why I sold it. Although I confess it's probably a me problem, I am a designer and photographer in my day-to-day life so noticing details is kinda ingrained in my natural way of looking at things. So the asymmetry and "afterthought" nature of the fix really sticks out like a sore thumb. I do however really like the prospex logo!The lume pip at 3 o’clock isn’t even noticeable once you own and wear the watch. Such an overblown issue. This is like all the whiners constantly complaining about the Prospex logo.
Who would complain it's not a real diver? A lot of Seiko divers and other dive watches (sub date e.g.) have date complications without a lume pip there. I would have just been happy if they removed the date and had a full lume pip at 3 o clock, or offered it as a variant. Anyway it doesn't matter since this has been discussed to death here probably 😂 I'll leave it alone.I'm also a designer and I don't give a ****. If it wasn't there people would cry that it's not a real diver and Seiko is cutting corners. Actually go on a night dive and get back to me when you see how vital lume actually is
That nato looks great, gonna pick one up and try it out. I've mostly had mine on the bracelet or the OEM rubber strap but nato could be fun!I've had my SPB143 for about 4 months now; actually it's a JDM, SBDC-101. it's been one of my faves, and it's been difficult to take it off to wear other pieces in my collection (I'm a big Sinn fan, FWIW). Just a quick "lifestyle" test shot...shot with my Fujifilm X-H1, 60mm Macro, and a coupla speedlites lighting up a Giottos tabletop studio "softbox". Shown on a Worn & Wound Sage ADPT strap on a wooden "art board".
Overall, just a wonderful watch, and love the way the dial plays with light. I tend it wear it almost exclusively on NATOs, and my faves of late have been the Ribbed NATOs from Cheapest NATOs. Cheers.
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Agreed. I just need to figure out why mine is now running -25 spd out of nowhere ☹Classic & pure. Maybe boring for some but this is my most favorite configuration that will stand the test of time.
These movements are so random. My SPB259 has been running +1 for 5-6 months now (which is amazing). But my SPB213 and SPB143 have been varying wildly with the 143 last going from +9 to now -25 lol. I'll see if I can get it looked at.I had a similar issue, except mine was running about +25 spd going the other way! I took it into Seiko SC and they fixed it for me under warranty. It is now running about +8 spd, still not great but I will settle for now.
I'd just learn to live with it, it'll happen anyway even if you're really careful.Anyway, anyone know if this can be corrected? I think the watch has diashield. Dealer has indicated it can be buffed but they are an hour away.
I don't think regular seiko service centres refinish anything, they don't even actually service movements (they are mostly replaced as its cheaper to replace than it is to pay a watchmaker to actually service it). You could request them to replace the entire case/bezel, and then buy another bracelet too. another option for you would be to try and buy another watch in the line, and save it as a donor case/bracelet for when your "main" one is too dinged up. or just have it as a spare you can use down the line as "new old stock" essentially.does seiko refinish and rediashock a watch? when i send mine in for service in a few years or so, id like to slap a new bezel on it(small dings) and get it largely refreshed and looking new or as new as possible.
Im fine with wear and tear, love the watch but this is one particular watch that id like to be able to bring back to looking new or close to it periodically
Yeah I agree with you, I have a spare bracelet for my SPB143 since that's what gets the most wear (mostly from rubbing against itself). The diashield coating has held up really well for me, over the past year and a half I've had mine. It's the watch I wear the most as my "tool" watch, it's usually brushing up against rocks and what not and there's not a scratch on the case.Kinda suspected that as they only mention servicing movements on their site. I'll probably just enjoy it, the case has no wear at all. The bezel gest some dings to its lip, the outside edge, at least one of the teeth in the coin edged part has been dinged but thats really not worth assessing as with the finish and how close together all the little ridges are makes its something you really gotta sit down and take your time to find. I may buy a few extra bezels and a bracelet though. I dont think that would be too expensive, i really dont want to buy a whole second one as thats a ton of cash, this watch is twice as expensive as any of my other three watches at least. It would be nice if they could refinish watches if you felt like paying extra but oh well.
I called to ask today and they said "first week of July" and I cheekily asked "could you just send me the watch and the new movement I'll do it myself" and they said no 😂That's a really long time, I just sent mine to service (in USA) a few days ago (terrible accuracy, worst of my many Seikos with low-end movements) and they received it two days ago and today it shows the watch is ready for shipment.
Which GS mechanical quotes +-2 seconds per day?The reason I mentioned the Rolex or GS high beat is that your expectation can change. They quote +-2 secs as accuracy so you can expect the GS/Rolex to keep time and expect them to do something about it if the watch isn't accurate.
Yes Rolex does, but GS is generally -3/+5 (but -1/+10 on wrist)Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't Rolex quote +-2sec a day as their accuracy.
I literally thought this person is just posting various random copy pastaWhat
what on earth are you on about?!
I would but the 6R35 in mine broke more than 2 months ago and is still with Seiko 👍Could some one post a watch to break up these walls of text.
I think it's probably because a lot of people coming into watches recently have not actually owned a watch for more than a year. They haven't had to have it serviced, or repaired, or had a bracelet link/clasp/whatever replaced, or a gasket or whatever replaced etc etc. and haven't had to actually deal with the brand post sale.Also, mail order only from one location. Interesting how people nowadays seem to value the entire Seiko supply chain and the ability to buy, and service, them in over 100 countries at zero (same goes for all other brands avaliable "in the shops").
But then value is nothing and price is everything to the new breed of buyer. Before, they were able to make the distinction. So what happened?