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Old 03-03-2019, 12:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
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ETA is 6 March in the late afternoon. I also ordered (and received) a waffle strap from another source to complement the look.


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Pretty good turnaround time really. The 62MAS is my birth year watch and I've considered coughing up big bucks for one, probably will never happen though and I'm curious about these homages.
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Pretty good turnaround time really. The 62MAS is my birth year watch and I've considered coughing up big bucks for one, probably will never happen though and I'm curious about these homages.
If not for the Chinese New Year it would have been here sooner. I'm curious about the fit and finish. Don't expect too much of course but I like to get surprised. We'll see.

The (new) real thing is indeed big bucks. Vintage ones go from $2,500 to $4,400. I always frown when I read the condition description. "Some visible signs of wear but in overall good condition" means: bezel in deplorable state with missing pip, scratched crystal and scratched case. No original strap. No papers and box
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What's actually almost hilarious is that in my 'real' world, so not the WF world, literally not a soul will know what this watch pays homage to. My family, friends and colleagues have never heard of the original although Seiko is considered high end on the work floor. After it had slowly trickled down that I am a watch buff, one of my co-workers proudly showed me his Seiko that he only wears on special occasions. I can't remember the model but it looked like a late 90s steel and gold quartz job. This may sound incredibly condescending but I complimented him on his impeccable taste.

I'm looking forward to this watch. If not for my insatiable appetite for owning multiple watches the Seiko re-edition could well be my only watch. Modest in appearance, great in history and quality.
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Be sure to show your Co worker with the quartz. He likely would be impressed by the history of Seiko divers. Never know might be the next WF member. Im curious about the build quality myself. Please let us know.
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Frans, it's interesting to note that all 6217's from '65-'67 were shipped on a Tropic strap, much like Rolex, BlancPain and Longines were doing in the 60's and 70's.


Being Seiko, their philosophy was to produce all parts of the watch themselves and soon thereafter developed the ZLM01 waffle strap. And the rest as they say is "...
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Am thinking that the watch is going to be impressive when it arrives
there sir, and think the waffle strap is going add the perfect touch !
These last few days will probably go a little slow though unfortunately.


Although it will be worth the wait imho !
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Frans, it's interesting to note that all 6217's from '65-'67 were shipped on a Tropic strap, much like Rolex, BlancPain and Longines were doing in the 60's and 70's.


Being Seiko, their philosophy was to produce all parts of the watch themselves and soon thereafter developed the ZLM01 waffle strap. And the rest as they say is "...

Thank you! I have a tropic strap as well so I can 'mix 'n' match'
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Frans:
Me likeee vintage Seiko divers.
My watch guy of 35 year + showed me a box full of vintage divers he has
accumulated. Says he will "Recraft" (just like Seiko does) any of them for
slightly north of $240.00.
Now I'm in a quandry. Get one of his Recrafts or the Promaster I want?
I know his work (and his dads before him). A one.

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Frans:
Me likeee vintage Seiko divers.
My watch guy of 35 year + showed me a box full of vintage divers he has
accumulated. Says he will "Recraft" (just like Seiko does) any of them for
slightly north of $240.00.
Now I'm in a quandry. Get one of his Recrafts or the Promaster I want?
I know his work (and his dads before him). A one.

Lou Snutt

Seiko has introduced the 'Recraft' series to fill the nostalgic needs of watch enthusiast. It are new watches with modern automatic movements styled after 60s and 70s models. You might say they pay homage to watches from that era but are not necessarily modern copies of vintage Seiko originals.

What your watch guy probably does is restore older originals. Which is a different process. If you see a 62MAS, buy it
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A couple of days later than expected but still quite soon, my Sharky 62MAS has arrived.

I'll start with my first impression: wow, just wow! For a 150 Euro watch it's well made, mid to upper micro brand quality. It is probably made in a Chinese watch factory that churns out 30,000 watches per week, filling orders for small 'fantasy' brands like this one. (Heimdallr). It will become a watch that I'll wear often.

Polished sides, brushed upper and by chance the waffle strap I ordered separately the buckle on that one also has polished sides and a brushed upper. And that strap compliments the watch very, very well as Seiko indented. The dial is clean and simple with crisp indices and the watch comes with a signed crown. Nice and simple logo. Modest wording.

I cannot tell anything yet about accuracy or power reserve but the movement is the simple but sturdy Seiko NH35A so expect plus minus 6 to 8 seconds per day deviation.

The watch came well packaged in a simple case with a warrantee card. The extra strap I was promised wasn't included, I have sent them an email asking what happened.

Material: 316L Stainless steel case.
Case back: Signed case back.
Crown: Screw-down crown.
Bezel: 316L stainless steel, 360 degrees rotatable, uni-directional, 120 clicks.
Bezel Insert: Ceramic Bezel insert with lumed dot at 12 H.
Glass: Double domed Sapphire crystal with AR coating.
Strap: Diver Rubber band with stainless steel pin buckle.
Movement: Seiko NH35A Automatic Movement, 24 jewels, 21'600 bph. 41 hours power reserve.
Dial: Black dial.
Hands: Diamond cut hands with luminescence applied.
Lume: Swiss Super Luminova C3 (glowing green).
Diameter: 41 mm.
Lugs: Drilled lugs for easy strap removal.
Height: 14.0 mm.
Lug Size: 20 mm.
Weight: 81.9 g.
Water resistant: 300 meters / 30 ATM.




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Wow, that's quite a bit of watch for the money indeed. Drilled lugs, screw down crown, 300m WR, and (I didn't even realize) a ceramic bezel insert?

Is the crown signed with the shark logo?
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There's a reason it's a classic. Nice piece. Enjoy.
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Wow, that's quite a bit of watch for the money indeed. Drilled lugs, screw down crown, 300m WR, and (I didn't even realize) a ceramic bezel insert?

Is the crown signed with the shark logo?

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Ah - Is this the logo the caseback is signed with? (Yes keep snapping pics ) All for the equivalent of about $170 USD. That's crazy.

Nice grab.
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It sure is lot of watch for the money, almost too good to be true but it looks the part. Ubiquitous lume shot :


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Ah - Is this the logo the caseback is signed with? (Yes keep snapping pics ) All for the equivalent of about $170 USD. That's crazy.

Nice grab.
The shark logo is on the case back. I advise you to take a look at their site, you'll be amazed. I'm very tempted to pick up another model. Okay, that other model is an even more blunt carbon copy but if the quality is comparable to the Sharky's it's very good value for money as well (172 Euro):


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The shark logo is on the case back. I advise you to take a look at their site, you'll be amazed..
I will be doing just that. Is Heimdallr the site you mean?
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I will be doing just that. Is Heimdallr the site you mean?

Yes, I'm reluctant to post links because I do not want to advertise. If you cannot find it, PM me.
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Frans, that looks just incredible really, and can totally see why
you were eyeing this one for so long. ...Like you said it
seems like one of those too good to be true situations, but then
there it is !

Was hoping it was going to be great in person, but now that
am seeing your excellent pictures, and also review as well.
Can see it ticks all of the boxes, and then some. ..Wow, and
love the waffle on it too by the way !

Huge congrats there sir !!! ..Hope you really enjoy this !
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