Seiko Nicknames and Their Origins

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Seiko Nicknames and Their Origins

Post by koimaster » June 14th 2017, 9:26am

Over the years, Seiko has released thousands upon thousands of different watch models. Although Seiko has officially named a few of them (like the Alpinist or Spirit), the majority are simply obscure and forgettable reference numbers (like SRP775, 6105 or 6159-7010).

Like any good obsessive fan-base, the most collectible Seiko models have earned unofficial nicknames – a sure-sign that a particular reference has reached cult status within the community.

You’ve probably heard of the big names – Monster, Turtle, and Tuna to mention just a few. But many people are surprised to learn that Seiko didn’t actually come up with these names, even though some have been unofficially adopted by Seiko since their inception.

In this article, I’m going to explore the most popular Seiko nicknames dubbed by fans, along with a reference table of honorable mentions (both vintage and modern) for the true Seikoholics.


https://www.60clicks.com/top-5-seiko-nicknames/
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Post by Pubbie » October 17th 2018, 4:17am

foghorn wrote:They left out the Seiko silver stainless steel Stargate aka "The Alliterator"

Someone once described a Seiko in a cringeworth way as a "Spork". I read it fleetingly as "Spunk". And I thought, "now I know what all these internet watch people do with their downtime".
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Re: Seiko Nicknames and Their Origins

Post by Nuvolari » June 21st 2020, 8:43am

More appropriate nick names include, “that fucking Seiko”, and “that weird-ass divers watch”...
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