Seiko Landmaster 30th Anniversary

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Seiko Landmaster 30th Anniversary

Post by jason_recliner » October 16th 2023, 4:57am

Looks fantastic:

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Except it's 2023 and anybody doing anything remotely adventurous has a GPS and a smartphone. Remember when Seiko was innovative and tech-focused? When they produced instruments for professionals? This would have been amazing with a UHD OLED screen, full GPS, and solar. Instead it's just another trinket :-(
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Re: Seiko Landmaster 30th Anniversary

Post by bedlam » October 17th 2023, 8:24pm

jason_recliner wrote:
October 16th 2023, 4:57am
...Remember when Seiko was innovative and tech-focused? When they produced instruments for professionals? This would have been amazing with a UHD OLED screen, full GPS, and solar. Instead it's just another trinket :-(
This a great point.

But I don't want a Seiko smart watch that is like the things Samsung/Apple or Garmin are doing, I want something ground-breaking that is fundamentally Seiko. A professional instrument that is pushing the application of technology in a way others are not. We haven't seen that side of Seiko for a long time.
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Re: Seiko Landmaster 30th Anniversary

Post by 3Flushes » October 18th 2023, 5:41pm

bedlam wrote:
October 17th 2023, 8:24pm
jason_recliner wrote:
October 16th 2023, 4:57am
...Remember when Seiko was innovative and tech-focused? When they produced instruments for professionals? This would have been amazing with a UHD OLED screen, full GPS, and solar. Instead it's just another trinket :-(
This a great point.

But I don't want a Seiko smart watch that is like the things Samsung/Apple or Garmin are doing, I want something ground-breaking that is fundamentally Seiko. A professional instrument that is pushing the application of technology in a way others are not. We haven't seen that side of Seiko for a long time.
Tall order for an analog mechanical watch, but perhaps something could be crafted with a tech function module that is solar powered or maybe even spring driven — mechanically charged, now that would be something, by golly.
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Re: Seiko Landmaster 30th Anniversary

Post by jason_recliner » October 18th 2023, 6:05pm

bedlam wrote:
October 17th 2023, 8:24pm
jason_recliner wrote:
October 16th 2023, 4:57am
...Remember when Seiko was innovative and tech-focused? When they produced instruments for professionals? This would have been amazing with a UHD OLED screen, full GPS, and solar. Instead it's just another trinket :-(
This a great point.

But I don't want a Seiko smart watch that is like the things Samsung/Apple or Garmin are doing, I want something ground-breaking that is fundamentally Seiko. A professional instrument that is pushing the application of technology in a way others are not. We haven't seen that side of Seiko for a long time.
Should have this style and level of finish. Innovation would be solar-powered extra-bright UHD OLED with sufficient charging power and battery life for a decent trip - say, 7 days. Water-resistant gorilla glass touch screen would be the icing on the innovation cake.
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Re: Seiko Landmaster 30th Anniversary

Post by conjurer » October 18th 2023, 6:20pm

jason_recliner wrote:
October 18th 2023, 6:05pm
bedlam wrote:
October 17th 2023, 8:24pm
jason_recliner wrote:
October 16th 2023, 4:57am
...Remember when Seiko was innovative and tech-focused? When they produced instruments for professionals? This would have been amazing with a UHD OLED screen, full GPS, and solar. Instead it's just another trinket :-(
This a great point.

But I don't want a Seiko smart watch that is like the things Samsung/Apple or Garmin are doing, I want something ground-breaking that is fundamentally Seiko. A professional instrument that is pushing the application of technology in a way others are not. We haven't seen that side of Seiko for a long time.
Should have this style and level of finish. Innovation would be solar-powered extra-bright UHD OLED with sufficient charging power and battery life for a decent trip - say, 7 days. Water-resistant gorilla glass touch screen would be the icing on the innovation cake.
They tried this about 13 years ago:

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And, IIRC, nobody bought the fucking thing!!
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