Everybody should have at least one Seiko, right?

Everybody should have a Seiko in their collection, right?

This one is my dad’s watch. When I started to get interested in watches, he told me that he had an old watch that he never wore, probably 20 years old, in a drawer somewhere. I’ve always known him with his trusty timex ironman on his wrist. The next time I saw him he gave me his watch. ‘Needs a new battery,’ he said. We got a new battery, but it still didn’t work—it was dead…for a moment. Luckily, with the help of a transplant from another donor (thanks ebay), I was able to replace the movement and revive the watch.

It’s not expensive—not even worth the cost of the new movement in terms of money. But I love it, and it makes me smile knowing it came from my dad, pulled wrist-hairs and all.

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My dad had the same watch, just with a a silver bracelet and a blue dial. Unfortunately I have no idea where it went.

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It's a great piece and a great part of your family story. 

I too, believe my collection will not be complete without a Seiko. I have trouble deciding which one. Tuna? Presage? I just do not know

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My Dad was a Timex/Cardinal Watch guy, very frugal man. However I still own and treasure his cheap old Timex.

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I love this watch; it is very tasteful and has great significance to you, but no, I don’t really plan on owning a Seiko anytime soon, if ever. Too many microbrands incorporate the same movements with much better specifications in other areas: bracelets, crystals, quality control, etc.

I truly appreciate what the brand has done for watch collecting, shoot many microbrands might not exist without unbranded Seiko movements being supplied to them, but it’s just not a criterium I see as having a complete collection.  To me, a collection isn’t like Pokémon, where I am trying to “catch them all”.  A collection for me is a small number of watches that I love with my whole heart, and can’t imagine letting go of, or going more than week without wearing.

I am also assuming King and Grand Seiko are part of a different conversation, but if you include those lines as well, then yes, I suppose I do plan on owning a Grand Seiko one day.  
Again, great watch! Very cool it’s from your dad. 

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UnholiestJedi

It's a great piece and a great part of your family story. 

I too, believe my collection will not be complete without a Seiko. I have trouble deciding which one. Tuna? Presage? I just do not know

I felt the same, and decided to vintage and buy one of those kinetic movement watches. It was reasonably cheap, and ticked two boxes at the same time.

Another multi-box ticker would be the Seiko Solar Tank.

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I started off my collection with my dads seiko, they’re just solid work horses. My seiko is from 77 and it keeps time so accurately for such an old movement. What a classy looking watch.  

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That is a gorgeous looking watch ❤️

I love my Seikos and they will never leave my collection. 👍

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Right. it’s a gateway drug for the world of watches. 

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Yes, everyone needs a trusty Seiko. Furthermore, this transcends in to why I love watches. They get passed down. 

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UnholiestJedi

It's a great piece and a great part of your family story. 

I too, believe my collection will not be complete without a Seiko. I have trouble deciding which one. Tuna? Presage? I just do not know

Turtle?

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Haha at least one🤪 I love them so much that my collection is 99% filled with Seiko🥳

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BtownB9

Turtle?

Not my jam

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I tend to disagree with the "Everyone should have..." type of watches. I think it should be "Everyone should only have what they like".

That said, some Seiko sure are nice. Me being the fanboy of two tone watches that I am obviously think yours is very cool 😎 

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MegaBob

I tend to disagree with the "Everyone should have..." type of watches. I think it should be "Everyone should only have what they like".

That said, some Seiko sure are nice. Me being the fanboy of two tone watches that I am obviously think yours is very cool 😎 

I completely agree with you, but - you know - everyone kinda should..... - at least once.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!  

Peace & Love

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I agree with you I still search the best seiko for me. My favourite is the king seiko but the price ...

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I love all of the comments to this post! 
 

To respond to a couple of the thoughts, I agree that we should just have the watches we like and nobody has to feel like they ‘need’ to have a particular brand or a particular type of watch in their collection. I don’t really feel a super strong connection to Seiko, but I’m glad to have one. But I definitely get the connection that people make with certain brands. For me, I’m always drawn to Orient, Christopher Ward, Tudor... and there’s no real ‘reason’ for that connection—they just ‘speak to me.’ I honestly don’t even have a super strong draw to this style of watch in general (I have 3 or 4 36mm sports watches and a few divers), but because of where it comes from, I love it. 

This is such a fun community and world to be a part of. I’m glad to try watches, even if I end up moving on from them— maybe the thought should be ‘everyone should Try a seiko’ for their collection…