Re: Seiko Diashock question
- From: "Jack Denver" <nunuvyer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 10:31:59 -0400
These watches are meant for the Japanese market which still has a loyal "Buy Japanese" component. Although these watches are quite nice, for the international market I don't think they are "sexy" enough - they are too expensive to be cheap watches and too cheap to be expensive watches so they are in a sort of marketing limbo. Seiko doesn't even try to sell these outside of Japan.
"homepc" <wiebe008@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:6uvxk.53797$Rs1.40102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Thanks all for your explanations. They certainly are nice looking watches -- their "less is more" appearance is quite striking.
I noticed a couple of models are even sporting a curved faceted crystal, similar style as the watches Seiko sold in the 70's.
A little too expensive though. :(
"Jack Denver" <nunuvyer@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:m-KdnSOGKZ8aTljVnZ2dnUVZ_sbinZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxThe prices are higher than for the usual Seiko 5 automatics because these are higher line movements (6R15) rather than the ususal 7S26 and have sapphire crystals. The price has nothing to do with the "Diashock" name on the dial which is rather random marketing nonsense since all Seiko automatics have this Seiko branded shock protection. It's more accurate to refer to these as Seiko "Spirit" or "Alpinist" or whatever, which is the name of the line. The 6R15 offers hacking (ability to stop the second hand to sync the time) and crown winding and 50 hour power reserve but in essence is an upgraded 7S26.
See this comparison photo:
I don't think it is comparable to the ETA 2824 - not a 28.8k beat, no fine regulator. Seiko had a movement like this (4S15) but for mysterious (to me) reasons they discontinued it. They also now have the 6R20 which is high beat but has more complications (power reserve, day & month hands) and very pricey (around $800+).
"homepc" <wiebe008@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:ll9xk.26300$3A4.4512@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxI was browsing through Ebay and found Seiko Diashock watches for sale that I have never seen before.
By the price I am assuming they are very high end watches. Can someone tell me more about them?
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