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Old 07-29-2010, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I really like the look of this one!



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Model : SNZF45K1
Type : Sports
Metal : Stainless Steel
Movement : Automatic

Seiko 5 Sports
Caliber 7S36B (23 jewels)

White dial with black chapter ring.
Minute scale unidirectional bezel.
Flat Hardlex glass.
Inward sloping bezel surface minimize surface scratches.
Water resistance 10 Bars
See thru crystal caseback
Bracelet reference: 33081-ZI

Weight (with bracelet): 185 gm
Bracelet width at lugs: 22mm
Bezel diameter: 43mm
Case width including crown: 46mm
Case thickness: 13mm
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Old 07-29-2010, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok.....why is it a baby.....LOL?
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Don't know but it seems bigger then the Monster and is part of the Seiko 5 series. I like it and there are other colors available in the same model style.
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way over priced IMO

its a push pull crown and only 100M WR

they are nice looking -i had one of these in an orange dial - got it on an ebay auction awhile back

sold it awhile back -

actual worth is anywhere from $90-$150

i also had ablackdial black bezel same Seiko 5 - got italso on e-bay

the push pull crowns & 100M WR dont sell well afterwards





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Makes sense. They are cool looking. Maybe the push pull and WR make it a "baby"?



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way over priced IMO

its a push pull crown and only 100M WR

they are nice looking -i had one of these in an orange dial - got it on an ebay auction awhile back

sold it awhile back -

actual worth is anywhere from $90-$150

i also had ablackdial black bezel same Seiko 5 - got italso on e-bay

the push pull crowns & 100M WR dont sell well afterwards




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Old 07-29-2010, 03:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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way over priced IMO

its a push pull crown and only 100M WR

they are nice looking -i had one of these in an orange dial - got it on an ebay auction awhile back

sold it awhile back -

actual worth is anywhere from $90-$150

i also had ablackdial black bezel same Seiko 5 - got italso on e-bay

the push pull crowns & 100M WR dont sell well afterwards

I have seen a few sell on Ebay for $75-90, which seems fine to me.

George here is my question - are these larger then the "monsters". Because I always liked the monster look but they are just to small for me. So are they actually larger (full case and crown)?
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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they are larger - mine was 44-46mm, monsters i beleive are 42mm.

the difference for me was the dials are much much more crisp in detail and color IMO -so i really liked them

at that price point you quoted - they are a good buy as i only sold them to buy others

IMO if you're gonna hold onto them - the quality is there - it is a SEIKO and very well made
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I'd like to put a caliper to this case. The web has sizes all over the place.
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yeah i dont think 43mm is right

the 2 i've had were 44mm & 45mm (w/o crown)

another PLUS about these Seiko 5 -100M models - friction pins not collars

so it's much easier to size







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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...NZF45&gs_rfai=
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http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=SNZ...1&_from=&_ipg=

this is the cheapest I have found - $117 with free shipping. Some of the auctions are around $75 but then with shipping of $28. So the $117 is the best I have found.

Like this one - LINK
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Yup they all come from HK / Singapore etc

auctions will run you $28 s/h - buy it now's are free shipping

there are maybe 5-6 vendors who sell these regularly so if you want a different dial color - just click on other otems from this vendor and you can Browse

this white dial is very nice - Crisp - all of these (this model) have highly crisp detailed dials -if you like that then you will like these models
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Article on these models

http://quartzimodo.com/articles/thou...monster-lites/

this article has a pic of theOrange Dial model i had SNZF49K1 as well as others






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:cThank you all for this thread and all the informative posts:cI'm a big Seiko fan and this watch has got my attention. Finances permitting the white dial Monster-Lite is next. Not an Ebayer,seems like BlueDial is my way to go. Any input on this store is appreciated. Thank you WOODY:b:b:b
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Blue Dial is a good Vendor = no worries with them IMO

actually Creation watches has it cheaper - they are also a good vendor



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[align=justify]George - the article you linked above is GREAT and a wealth of info on this watch![/align][align=justify]Here is some of the info - I am liking the reported 46mm size of the entire watch.[/align]-----------

Anyway, without further ado here is the latest Monster Lite lineup from Seiko. Chronograph.com was probably the first online seller to showcase these new kids on the block. I thought these Monster-wannabies are worth a mention since they sort of resemble the original Seiko Monsters. [align=justify] [/align][align=center] [/align] [align=center]Above: Seiko 5 Sports SNZF45K, SNZF47K, SNZF49K[/align] [align=justify] [/align][align=center] [/align] [align=center]Above: Seiko 5 Sports SNZF51K and SNZF53K with black ion coated bezels[/align][align=center]
[/align]Features [align=justify]I have tried a few of these Monster Lites at the local stores and they are not bad looking watches at all. Unlike the original Monster divers, these Seiko 5 Sports have 22mm lugs (thanks to “Airwatch” for the correction). The beefy bracelet is solid linked and is of a different design than the SKX779K/SKX781K Monsters.[/align] [align=justify]The Monster Lite SNZF45K-53Ks, like most of the rest of their siblings in the Seiko 5 Sports family, are rated to 100m water resistance with a see-through display backs. To my best knowledge, the 200m versions of the Seiko 5 Sports models come with solid stainless steel casebacks only (and screw-down crown).[/align] [align=justify] [/align][align=center] [/align] [align=center][size=Top: Side and rear profile views of an SNZF49K (Pics from Wayne’s Watch World). The crown is the non screw-in type.][/align] [align=justify] [/align][align=justify]I suppose a thick glass display back capable of withstanding 20 Bars would be a costly manufacturing challenge for Seiko – especially for a watch of this price range. It could be done but the issue is whether it’s cost effective for the company to do so.[/align] [align=justify]Going by tradition, it’s glass backs for the Seiko 5s rated 100m W.R. and less while 200m models are endowed with stainless steel backs (the Seiko 5 Sports SKZ209K Landshark/Atlas model is a good example).[/align] [align=justify]The factory 22mm bracelet balances the large watch head rather nicely. Digressing a bit, the Seiko SNKF05K “BFS” has the widest bracelet to date with a 24mm measurement.[/align] [align=justify]There won’t be any complaints in the lume department, as the Monster Lites are using the same grade of LumiBrite as the original Monster divers. The SNZF’s lume is quite sensitive to ambient light and doesn’t need strong illumination to charge the lume.[/align] [align=justify] [/align][align=justify] [/align]Dimensions [align=justify]The measurements of the Monster Lites, as reported by Wayne’s Watch World site is as follows:[/align]
  • Diameter: 42.5 (w/o crown), 46mm (w/crown)
  • Thickness: 13mm
  • Lug width: 22mm
[align=justify]Its 13mm thickness puts it in the arena of many Seiko diver’s watches, height wise. May not fit nicely under tight long sleeved cuffs.[/align] [align=justify]Here’s a borrowed wrist photo of the white SNZF45K on a NATO nylon strap. Looks quite good, IMO. Note the nice contrast of the black framed index markers and hands against the pristine white dial and the strong and sensitive LumiBrite luminous compound.[/align] [align=justify] [/align][align=center][/align] [align=center][size=Top: Wrist shot of the white Seiko Monster Lite. Picture by “JoePeteJokla”][/align] [align=justify] [/align][align=justify] [/align]Specifications
  • Caliber: 7s36B, 23 jewels
  • Caseback type: 7s36-02D0
  • Movement: Automatic, non-hacking
  • Beat rate: 21,600 bph (6 beats/sec)
  • Loss/gain: Less than 40 sec/day
  • Power reserve: About 42 hours
  • Calendar: Day/date with quick-set, dual language (Eng/Roman)
  • Crown: Non screw-in type
  • Construction: Stainless steel, glass display back
  • Crystal: Hardlex glass, flat profile
  • Bezel: Uni-directional, 120-click graduations, non-lumed triangle marker
  • W.R. rating: 100m
  • Luminous material: LumiBrite™
  • Movement Malaysia, cased in China
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:cThank you all for this thread and all the informative posts:cI'm a big Seiko fan and this watch has got my attention. Finances permitting the white dial Monster-Lite is next. Not an Ebayer,seems like BlueDial is my way to go. Any input on this store is appreciated. Thank you WOODY:b:b:b
No worries with blue dial...first rate.
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A lot of great information Thanks guys.
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Thanks again for the help Freeks
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Okay, i like the baby monster, or lite monster or whatever its called....lol...I do like it, and a good price in my opinion.....nice watch for little money.....

with that said, did anybody actually watch the comparison video of the monster vs this sekio 5 in the first post....

What is the deal with the music they used....lol
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