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Seiko - Just discovered the SKX013

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andyboy

Ceramic insert and sapphire crystal make a big difference.

It`s a shame the parts availability for the SKX013 is limited.

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BenjaminButton
A few Seiko Baby Monsters on the way - SRP481K1

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It's like a watch Tsunami! At least I love the watches on this one even if it's almost head spinningly impossible to keep up.

Where did you pick up this round of baby monsters Sir?

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cvp3

I used Ebay for the SRP481K1 (refurbished, seller already raised their prices to $150+) and Discount Shop for the rest. I asked for a received a "private link" that gives me 5% off DS's already low, low prices (already asked if I could share the link last week and they declined). I like that DS ships in the original boxes versus Creation Watches which ships in a generic Seiko branded box and is usually missing the certificate of authenticity. I also linked through BeFrugal for 1% cashback for DS and used TopCash link through to eBay so net prices are as follows:

Discount Shop

SRP605K2

$135 minus 5%, plus 1% cashback = $126.97

SRPB33J1

$156 minus 5%, plus 1% cashback = $146.72

SRPB483K1

$141 minus 5%, plus 1% cashback = $132.61

Ebay

SRP481K1

$138.42 minus 1% eBay buck, plus 1.5% cashback = $134.98

 

This makes 10 watches from DS. Only had one hiccup so far that bugged me. I ordered a Seiko SRP639K1 that netted down to $234. This was STUPID CHEAP. 

Lowest ebay seller used with damage is $304, best new price I could find was over $300 from Singapore and these are on ebay all the way up to $869! 

I was told that the watch "flunked their QC" inspection. Major disappointed that I believe had more to do with the reality that they had this one listed too cheap. 

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NCRich

An amazing mania.  Kudos sir!

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CollieWobbles

I got my SKX009 today and very happy with it, although the date is in a foreign language which is a pain :ohwell:

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TomatoheadFred

Don't some datewheels had two languages printed on them? Can it not be adjusted so English displays?

 

 

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CollieWobbles
38 minutes ago, AskGinger said:

Don't some datewheels had two languages printed on them? Can it not be adjusted so English displays?

 

 

You're right, u tubed it and it's now sorted thanks GB :thumbsup:

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TomatoheadFred
3 minutes ago, odoherc said:

You're right, u tubed it and it's now sorted thanks GB :thumbsup:

Don't thank me - I've just stopped you from learning a new language. I've made for life worse. Sorry dude.

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cvp3

When the Seiko mod bug bites hard. These 8 inbound now. 

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BenjaminButton

Thank you for the source details on the baby monster @cvp3.

You consumerist lunatic.

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Waspy
6 hours ago, cvp3 said:

When the Seiko mod bug bites hard. These 8 inbound now. 

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...but congrats man!

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BIG GRUNDY
On 19/01/2019 at 00:39, cvp3 said:

When the Seiko mod bug bites hard. These 8 inbound now. 

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CVP - you've got some issues man, seriously....  Not like your sitting on a couple, 3 hundred already....

At least I know we will all benefit by your madness when you decide to sell...hehe

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Pseudonym

The next watch I buy will be an SKX009 most likely.

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cvp3
2 hours ago, Pseudonym said:

The next watch I buy will be an SKX009 most likely.

I gots one and I'll ship to Scotland. 

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cvp3

Everything arrived today. 6 out of 8 were perfect. The Orange Monster needs a new click spring....I need to figure out the part number. I believe it may be 8133.2049, but don't know for sure. The PADI is in fact purple as I suspected. That's gotta go back. So far the seller has been great. Agreed to pay for return postage and whatever the cost of the click spring repair is. 

 

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Pseudonym
I gots one and I'll ship to Scotland. 


Thank you, but I’m all out of watch buying funds for now.

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Kernow

FFS why did I look at this thread. Great work guys. I feel I may be joining the modded Seiko clan soon. 

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cvp3

I had my brand new SKX013’s (2) redialed, new chapter rings and bezel insert. Pics when the arrive.

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lamb333

I found the SKX 013 to wear very small, I guess if you have small wrists its not a issue. 

Great looking watch though in my opinion. 

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cvp3

Yes, 37/38mm is not for everybody. I like it for the change of pace. 

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cvp3

Got my SKX013's back from Katt. I kept 1 stock black. 

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Watch 1 = red dial, red chapter ring, coke bezel, super engineer bracelet with seiko clasp, mineral crystal exhibition caseback

Watch 2 = blue dial, blue chapter ring, pepsi bezel, oyster bracelet with seiko clasp, mineral crystal exhibition caseback

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