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Old 12-30-2016, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just Ordered: Seiko Blumo [updated 1.16.17 w/ pictures/video]

[UPDATED PHOTOS AND VIDEO CAN BE SEEN ON 2ND PAGE BY CLICKING HERE]

I ordered the Seiko Blumo from Rakuten! This is really a Christmas gift from my S.O. (more below on that front).


Pic taken from Seiko USA site.

The lady bought me a chrono Shinola for Christmas, nice watch, I'm just not a big chrono fan.

Pic taken from lystit.com

I liked. Didn't love it. We went back to Nordstrom Rack and there weren't any Runwells that I liked, so we just returned it.
I felt bad. My face showed my lack of loving it when I unwrapped it, and she was quite upset. I'm a terrible partner.
Anyway, I've been looking at some divers in the more affordable range for a while. Seiko comes instantly to mind. I have never been really in to divers, more a pilot watch, field watch, or 24-hour purist. This forum has made me more interested in divers.
I considered a Turtle too and landed on the Sumo (Blumo) because of the upgraded movement and the great price I found on Rakuten. Some are familiar with my post asking about Rakuten HERE asking for some feedback/advice. I pulled the trigger. The email confirmation noted shipping on 1/6/2017. When it comes in I'll post some wrist shot. How about an unboxing video? Anyone? Jokes!
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats, I have an orange Sumo that I really like.

Would like to have the Blumo some day as well.
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Nice watch at a great price. Good luck with the Rakuten thing. I know it was tough for you to tell your S.O. that you didn't like her present. (I wish mine would buy me watches. But she thinks I have WAY to many as it is) But I'm sure she'll come around. Makes no sense wearing something you don't like. When she sees you opening up the Blumo it will all make sense to her then.
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Congrats Funk.
My orange Sumo is a keeper.
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Great pickup, I'm sure everything will go fine with Rakuten.

Don't feel too bad, I'm right there with you. My wife got me a 48mm Nixon for Christmas because she liked the colors. That one is on a UPS truck headed back. I gave her a list of a few I've been eyeing that she can "surprise me with".
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Now buy yourself the Crafter Blue fitted rubber strap. Perfect compliment for the watch imo. Does away with the strap gap.

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Congratulations
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Enjoyed mine while I had it.

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Thanks fellas. It'll be a pretty awesome day when it arrives! Excited for it. A secondary strap my be in the future. We'll see.

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Congratulations Funk - super watch.

Can't wait to see the unboxing video!!
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Congratulations looks amazing.
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Funk:
Good on ya Bro.
Blumo is deeelishious.
Got my sights set on a Seiko Triple 7 PADI in 2017.
But no JDM!! All the JDM iterations of the 777 have
Roman numerals. I dig Arabic numerals. Life is good.
Waaay better'n the alternative IMO

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How about an unboxing video? Anyone? Jokes!
I can't wait… If you could warm us up by taking a video of you opening your water bill that would be awesome.
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I can't wait… If you could warm us up by taking a video of you opening your water bill that would be awesome.
I could always include whatever mail I get that day... I'll also be sure to spend 20-30 minutes on the packaging for all the packaging engineers and package enthusiasts out there!
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I could always include whatever mail I get that day... I'll also be sure to spend 20-30 minutes on the packaging for all the packaging engineers and package enthusiasts out there!
Some shots of the envelope from different angles and commentary regarding the exterior of the envelope would help fill in some of the slow parts and build suspense.
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Awesome!

Savor the moments while you wait, and be sure to post plenty of wrist shots!
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Awesome!

Savor the moments while you wait, and be sure to post plenty of wrist shots!


LOL, I love the fact that bapsckrrfan always stresses the importance of wrist shots. Please do remember to share.


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Have you ever had the feeling needles were sticking you in anticipation
of recieving your latest watch purchase? Usually the last day of the
predicted day of delivery schedule!!!

Then the danged watch doesn't arrive? Courtesy of USPS "Snail Mail".
Fed Ex from warehouse to local PO. Then watch fell into the Black Hole.

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