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...from the Midlands of the US. Minnesota to be exact. I enjoy watches, but only have a modest few. I look forward to the discussions. Nice forum!
 

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I've always wanted a Seiko Diver, but never got around to purchasing one until yesterday. The Samurai has always been my favorite from the extensive Seiko line. I think its the best look for functional and casual wear. It's a lot more comfortable than I would have ever guessed. I was concerned about the size and bulk...but it turned out to be a needless worry. I loved the look of the SRPB55, but the Ion finish concerns me for long term durability ( I tend to keep watches a long time). The practical side of me said to get the straight up SRPB51 with the metal bracelet. Great watch and on my second day, I'm very happy with it.
 

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Welcome Voyager! It's a great forum and many watch collecting enablers. We all love watch porn (pics), so feel free to share your collection, no matter how modest
 

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...from the Midlands of the US. Minnesota to be exact. I enjoy watches, but only have a modest few. I look forward to the discussions. Nice forum!
Welcome aboard, one caveat though, if this sickness sets in on you, be prepared to have a lot lighter wallet!
 

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I've always wanted a Seiko Diver, but never got around to purchasing one until yesterday. The Samurai has always been my favorite from the extensive Seiko line. I think its the best look for functional and casual wear. It's a lot more comfortable than I would have ever guessed. I was concerned about the size and bulk...but it turned out to be a needless worry. I loved the look of the SRPB55, but the Ion finish concerns me for long term durability ( I tend to keep watches a long time). The practical side of me said to get the straight up SRPB51 with the metal bracelet. Great watch and on my second day, I'm very happy with it.
Seiko is always a good choice, and probably the most wide-ranging in-house watch manufacturer out there.

Everything from $150 Seiko "5"s to $130,000 Credors.
 

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Welcome to the Nuthouse!
Someone mentioned earlier about experiencing a lighter wallet ...it's true, so very true ...! Enjoy the ride and don't forget Pix!!

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Thanks everyone. Back in 1976 while at boot camp in the U.S. Coast Guard and after our 9 weeks of training, they bused us over to the base PX to spend our first pay check. I think every one of my fellow new recruits bought a Seiko 6105. I bought a Minolta 35mm camera. Every since then I told myself I'm going to own a Seiko diver one day. I already own a couple of very nice high quality divers, but the Samurai offers the versatility of an off-road 'Jeep'... which I'd like to own one day as well :cool:
 

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Hi Voyager ! :clapping-hands-abov

Looking forward to talking with you as well ! ..Thanks so much
for deciding to join up, and showing us this stunning new Seiko
also by the way !!! :smile-thumb2: You must be so happy with it,
and yeah, can imagine that this will be in your collection for many,
many years. Honestly don't think the ion finish will be an issue,
and even if it does wear off a little. That will give it a vintage feel ! :)

Huge congratulations, and welcome once again !!!
 

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Hi Voyager ! :clapping-hands-abov

Looking forward to talking with you as well ! ..Thanks so much
for deciding to join up, and showing us this stunning new Seiko
also by the way !!! :smile-thumb2: You must be so happy with it,
and yeah, can imagine that this will be in your collection for many,
many years. Honestly don't think the ion finish will be an issue,
and even if it does wear off a little. That will give it a vintage feel ! :)

Huge congratulations, and welcome once again !!!
Thank you!...you must have missed it. I passed on the Ion and got the standard SS model. Liked them both, but SS just works for me. I need to win the lottery so I don't have to make these tough decisions.
 

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Thank you!...you must have missed it. I passed on the Ion and got the standard SS model. Liked them both, but SS just works for me. I need to win the lottery so I don't have to make these tough decisions.
Don't mention it Voyager ! :)

You know what happened? ..Was I was thinking you were talking
about the bezel finish above, and you were worried about it maybe
coming off, or getting scratched possibly. :thumb: Looks like a real stunner ! :eek:

Keep on enjoying !!!
 

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Thanks everyone. Back in 1976 while at boot camp in the U.S. Coast Guard and after our 9 weeks of training, they bused us over to the base PX to spend our first pay check. I think every one of my fellow new recruits bought a Seiko 6105. I bought a Minolta 35mm camera. Every since then I told myself I'm going to own a Seiko diver one day. I already own a couple of very nice high quality divers, but the Samurai offers the versatility of an off-road 'Jeep'... which I'd like to own one day as well :cool:
Back in 1967 when I was in the Marines I was on a Navy ship an, LSD.

Won some cash in a card game and went to the ships store where they had watches on sale, bought a Zodiac Seawolf for $120, liked it better for its looks than the other one on sale which was another $60 in price, a Rolex Submariner.

Boy, if I knew then, what I know now I would be a rich man!

I had an Minolta SR7 I bought as well, lost that one in a card game as well!
 

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Back in 1967 when I was in the Marines I was on a Navy ship an, LSD.

Won some cash in a card game and went to the ships store where they had watches on sale, bought a Zodiac Seawolf for $120, liked it better for its looks than the other one on sale which was another $60 in price, a Rolex Submariner.

Boy, if I knew then, what I know now I would be a rich man!

I had an Minolta SR7 I bought as well, lost that one in a card game as well!
Well that old Seawolf would be quite a prize in itself. But as young people most of us weren’t in tune as to what is a prized possession. If it were me in the day, Submariner or Seawolf, in a few years it would be beat to hell or lost in the mud and the blood and the beer;)
 

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I just wanted to share the Samauris accuracy so far. I didn’t pay much attention the first couple of days to let it settle in. I started my check 2 days ago, it’s lost 8 seconds in the last 2 days. I’m very impressed. I know it’s the 4R35a movement but it sure seems accurate. Great auto under $300 for mowing the lawn and wrestling with the dogs, I’m happy.
 
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