Seiko 5 Sports 38mm

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Re: Seiko 5 Sports 38mm

Post by conjurer » April 23rd 2023, 7:45am

codguy wrote:
April 23rd 2023, 7:23am
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Dainty

Needs upsized to 40-41mm, removal squiggly thing printed below brand name on dial-------- and a solid caseback to hide that hideous movement.

Well that and you can see whom Seiko's is catering to with this line
https://seikousa.com/collections/seiko5sports
A screwdown crown wouldn't hurt, either.

Regarding Seiko's tagline, "Be disruptive." This means matching your 5er's colourwhey to your porkpie hat, and your NATOE strap to your neckbeard.

Remember when this forum used to be disruptive?
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Re: Seiko 5 Sports 38mm

Post by bbattle » April 24th 2023, 3:46pm

They could've just kept the SKX line but they decided to be "disruptive" and piss everyone off and then try and recoup their losses but trying to chase the younger crowd is fraught with pitfalls. The older folks might like it, too, and that would scare the younger demographics away like when grandma got on Facebook and befriended all your contacts.

Sometimes, disruptive for disruptive sake does not work. <insert idiotic marketing decision of your choice here>
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Re: Seiko 5 Sports 38mm

Post by conjurer » April 24th 2023, 10:42pm

bbattle wrote:
April 24th 2023, 3:46pm
They could've just kept the SKX line but they decided to be "disruptive" and piss everyone off and then try and recoup their losses but trying to chase the younger crowd is fraught with pitfalls. The older folks might like it, too, and that would scare the younger demographics away like when grandma got on Facebook and befriended all your contacts.

Sometimes, disruptive for disruptive sake does not work. <insert idiotic marketing decision of your choice here>
The Seiko SKX007 was one of the greatest dive watches ever made. It was as iconic as the Rolex Sub and did the job almost as well. It was waterproof to 200 meters, and knowing Seiko's specs, probably far below that. The lume was nuclear, the bezel OK, the movement, as shitty as it was, was accurate enough to time a short dive. Granted, you had to shake the fucking thing like a crack ho abusing her baby to get it running, and the screwdown crown's action felt like it was filled with sand. But, for many years, it was absurdly cheap to buy--in the old days, it was around two bills, compared to four of five grand for the Rollie (which is now around ten grand.)

Naturally, Seiko being Seiko, they couldn't leave well enough alone, or taken a few steps to slightly increase the price to make the SKX up-to-date. Instead, they came out with the fucked-up Seiko 5 Sports editions, which blow fucking chunks.
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