Hmm, searching the SPB143 on eBay there are 10 listings and only one of them appears to be pre-owned. Not exactly hordes of people trying to dump them at 50% of retail.
exactly. This has been out almost a year and nice ones with no qc issues sell quickly for $1000. We may think it is overpriced but the value retention is there for now, at least.Hmm, searching the SPB143 on eBay there are 10 listings and only one of them appears to be pre-owned. Not exactly hordes of people trying to dump them at 50% of retail.
I was going to disagree with you, but I can't. But then again, I can't really think of a non-microbrand dive watch in this price range that I enjoy as much as theSBDC101. I love its lug design, which makes it so that this watch doesn't hang over the 12 o clock side of my wrist. I believe the SBDC 101 is a good watch that would be better a better value if it was sold without a bracelet and at a price that reflects the lack of a bracelet.I think the value proposition is a fair consideration. I tend to get tired of my watches after about a year, so if the value had dropped considerably (from too high a point initially), that's kind of a bummer. Not a deal-breaker though, if I get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
I get the feeling these are overpriced by general consensus (or at least, controversial), but I haven't had one in my hands yet.
With changes to the dial and the formerly hideous bezel insert, the current generation Sumo is, in my mind, (almost) everything the Sumo should have been all along. It’s just a fantastic looking piece that punches well above its weight class (pardon the cliche). The handset alone is among Seiko’s best.So my opinion, flawed as it may be, is that I bought a Sumo with a 6R15 for about $480 which is a much better bargain. The only thing this model has the Sumo doesn't is DiaShield. Yeah, the 6R35 has a better power reserve and there may be a few differences between the two I don't know about that skew in the 62MAS's favor but, honestly, $480 vs. $1200???? Not close at all for two watches that are pretty similar.
I say it's not worth the price. It's a nice watch to be sure but, comparing to a "run of the mil" Sumo, it's a bit over priced for something that arguably functions no better than the cheaper model.
I'm not sure if you posted already, but do you have picture on wrist? Your wrist size is roughly same as mine. Regardless, cheers!I was going to disagree with you, but I can't. But then again, I can't really think of a non-microbrand dive watch in this price range that I enjoy as much as theSBDC101. I love its lug design, which makes it so that this watch doesn't hang over the 12 o clock side of my wrist. I believe the SBDC 101 is a good watch that would be better a better value if it was sold without a bracelet and at a price that reflects the lack of a bracelet.
I would advise anyone to try one on first though. (That's not something you can really do with a microbrand). I don't think the sunburst dial looks as good in person as it does in photos. It's not as dark as I would like. . And this watch is definitely thicker than I like, especially with a NATO. Finally, the bracelet really isn't that comfortable for me. There's not a combo of adjustments between removing links and microadjust holes that make this watch comfortable for my 17.5cm/6.9" wrist.
Happy with it though
the spb051 was my first new watch purchase. I even got it from an AD. It looked so awesome. I loved everything about it. But after wearing it for a few days, I couldn’t stand how it looked and felt on my wrist. I sold mine at a huge loss. Like sold it for 60% of what i bought it for. I bought and flipped a few more watches. But I still thought of the SPB051.I have the SBDC051 and an 053. Great watches, generally; I prefer their explicitly black and blue faces, respectively. For me...make it one or the other...a black 101/043 variant will follow, eventually, I’m betting.
The 051 and 053 were initially lauded for their “smaller” size...the 101/043 clearly demonstrates the trend to smaller cases.
I’d not buy any watch because of value retention, however. The 053 and 051 were available at quite reasonable prices. Expecting them to retain value like a Submariner...not ever gonna happen...didn’t expect them to.
well look who came around to the truth.Who said anything about an investment ? The point I’m trying to make is that the mid tier Seikos are
Nothing more than overpriced that keep crappy time. I’ve had over 15 Seikos and still have 5 of them. And yes when compared to my Swiss pieces the mid tier don’t compete.
My Marinemaster is up there but even that piece isn’t a pimple on a mid tier Omega or Rolex ass.
I’ll leave the latex for you to pleasure yourself with during these COVID times. Like you said they are only watches so please don’t take it so personally.
I do have a few Bitcoin though. Now that’s an investment!! Probably better than my Rolex.