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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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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Re: Seiko Landmaster 30th Anniversary

Post by WISenheimer » June 1st 2024, 12:52pm

Tartan1 wrote:
June 1st 2024, 7:07am
Over the last 10 years there has been too many Ltd/Special Edition watches from Seiko for my liking….So now I usually opt for another “Epsom” group brand …. Orient. I feel they are offering better options for style and quality at a fairer price point.
Agree. My latest 18 month biut of WIS mania has ended up with me going one watch. And as I have in other one watch periods, it ends up being a sensible and somewhat reserved dive watch. The timing bezels are of regular practical utility to me.

Seiko was able to fit the bill for me with the SBDC171. SPB313 for the gaikokujin, and it and its black and black gilt brethren are gettimg raves as understated daily wearers, rather different than the gimmicky stuff Seiko is churning out.

Agree on Orient and 1964 diver high on my list but the Seiko offered antiscratch and Orient did not.

Still have a green Orient King Diver 70th on the way from Japan. Will be either vaulted or flipped. If any of you guys are interested, let me know.
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