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I really need some help here... I live in California, I want to buy the Seiko SBDA005 "Orange Samurai"... There are three places on the web that sell this watch ordered below in the best price:

http://www.higuchi-inc.com/sbda001.html

http://www.seiyajapan.com/product/S-SBDA005/New_SEIKO_Prospex_200M_Diver_Automatic_SBDA005.html

http://www.bodying.com/seiko-prospex-diver-scuba-sbda005j/watches/4894#moreAboutThisProduct

I have gone to the contact sections of each of these websites inquiring if they have the watch in stock, is the price current, how long for shipping, etc... And I get no response!!! Are these scam sites? I have never ordered anything this expensive overseas so I'm kind of scared... Please help :)

Brian.
 

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It's been 3-5 days... The first place I wrote was bodying.com (two messages), then seiyajapan (two messages), then higuchi yesterday... How long do you think I should wait?
 

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Seiya and Higuchi are absolutely the best sources for JDM only watches (Japan Domestic Market). I bought my Orange Sammi from Higuchi. Don't fret over the communication lags.
 

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I ordered a sumo from Higuchi last week, katsu was fabulous and had the watch to me in NZ in 8 days including a special order bracelet from the factory.

Recommended!
 

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Brian,

I understand your concern, but you have no need to worry. You are doing business the Japanese way now. The emphasis is on the end result, not 24-hour drive thru service.;-)

I have no personal experience with bodying.com., however Higuchi-san and Seiya-san are the two most respected international sellers of Japan-only watches. You will find literally thousands of testimonials across the various watch forums from satisfied customers.

Katsu Higuchi owns and runs a large watchstore in addition to his Internet operation. Seiya sells only on the Internet, but unfortunately has recurring health problems that cause him to take time off every once in a while.

A little patience goes a long way when dealing with these gentlemen. They are polite, friendly, and respectful, and deserve the same. A gentle reminder email after a few days is perfectly acceptable - just don't go in all guns blazing.

When you do order you always get a factory fresh example in perfect new condition, and both sellers will assist with all warranty issues should you ever have a problem.

Buy with confidence!
 

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I bought watches from Seiya and Higuchi. Both are excellent. I bought some expensive watches from them including a Grand Seiko from Higuchi.

You should not have a problem with both.
 

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Wow! You have all been so awesome about answering my question!!! I love this site!!! This seems to be the 12-step recovery group for watch fanatics - of which I am definitely a member :) I guess I'll be patient for a few more days?
 

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Recovery? who said anything about recovery? We're the biggest bunch of enablers you'll ever meet (except maybe g-shock fans, who are just as bad as us, but have more to chose from and at lower prices).
 

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Recovery? who said anything about recovery? We're the biggest bunch of enablers you'll ever meet (except maybe g-shock fans, who are just as bad as us, but have more to chose from and at lower prices).

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recovery? no kidding...i dont ever want to "Recover" from this illness...I've been bitten by the bug and I'm very sick...but I dont ever want to get better!! :-d

as everyone has said...Seiya and Higuchi are two of the most well respected watch sellers for Japanese Market watches...buy with 150% confidence..
 

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Higuchi has very very good prices and in my own experience, always replied within an hour. I ordered a SBDA001 from Katsu-san, and it's been delivered from Japan to my (Singapore) home in less than 48 hours from time I placed the order. I can't wait to get home to open the package.:p
 
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