Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby SaoGage » September 13th 2017, 6:51am

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There are several Seiko's I've stalked quietly for years, casually checking the Bay and WUS sales forum and hoping to luck out. One of those was the orange Shogun, SBDC009 - probably the nicest orange diver Seiko has ever made.

John was kind enough to offer me the watch, and I'm honored to have it after being in the hands of two of the finest Lords before me (Conjurer, Robatsu).

I've always felt the Shogun is one of the best watches available under a grand, and I've owned the watch twice over the past several years. As I own several of Seiko's higher end diver offerings, my watchbox was crowded with black dials so my Shoguns found new homes.

But I always felt the orange Shogun is a keeper, the vibrant orange dial contrasting wonderfully with the grayish diashield titaniun, and with its extremely comfortable bracelet. And the Shogun itself is just an exquisitely designed dive watch, with its angular good looks pulling from the Samurai's of old.

And now, thanks to a damn fine Lord, I get to enjoy a piece I've admired from afar for years.

Thank you, friend!
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby Kahuna74 » September 13th 2017, 7:14am

Beautiful looking watch.
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby conjurer » September 13th 2017, 7:51am

You're welcome, Mr. Gage. I could think of no other Lord who would be as good a custodian of this watch than you.
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby svaglic » September 13th 2017, 8:56am

Good deal there Gage, that is definitely a keeper.
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby TemerityB » September 13th 2017, 9:43am

Congrats to you both. Nice watch, good guys.
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby biglove » September 13th 2017, 11:33am

Conjurer is making lots of folks happy with his sales.

Damned good looking watch you got there.
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby Racer-X » September 13th 2017, 11:42am

That watch is the balls Sao, and John's a rockstar. Well done.
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby AntFarm » September 13th 2017, 2:34pm

Great color and such a fine watch. Nice job.
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby artman » September 13th 2017, 3:02pm

A fine looking watch to add to your collection for sure.
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby robatsu » November 13th 2017, 8:29am

FWIW, in all my years of scouring shops/secondary markets in Japan, with this one on my mind for years, this is the only one I ever saw offered anywhere. Definitely the scarcest Seiko I ever pursued. And Shoguns are dreamy...

I don't know why I sold it, one of those times when I say I'm going to sell everything and I only sell one or two things and at least one of them an important/rare piece to show myself I mean business.

Pretty cool to see whose hands this is going through.
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby SaoGage » November 13th 2017, 1:02pm

I really couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

The problem with the Shogun for me was always the surplus of black dialed divers I own, so to have this piece in orange is literally perfect.

Definitely one I keep safely locked away when not wearing. But I appreciate the opportunity to own this awesome watch, and the lineage of ownership makes it even more special to me.
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby OTMF » November 13th 2017, 1:06pm

I have nothing to add except I have never heard of the Shogun. Awesome looking diver :-)
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby bedlam » November 13th 2017, 4:34pm

The Shogun punches way above it's weight. Literally. Nice one Gage.
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby bobbee » November 14th 2017, 5:20am

Sweet watch, and a great guy is our John.
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Re: Thank you, John (Conjurer)

Postby Wasp » November 14th 2017, 5:58am

DOXA invented the color orange 'ya know.
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