First, props to Sakura watches for getting a watch from Japan faster to me than many places in the US.
The SBDC167 finally arrived and for the money, I am very happy. Quick take:
Figured I would show it against a couple of other blue-on-blue dive watches.
I appreciate the link, but its already showing as out of stock! Great pickup! Seiko definitely lives up to their reputation with their dials.
Keep checking, comes in and out daily.
Good to know.
That ice dial is frigging hot
sweet watch. I like the darker blue bezel with the light ice blue of the dial. Bummer I didn't see that one at Prospex studio when I was in Tokyo recently. 😕
The ice at the poles may be gone soon but will happily live on in your watch✔
Looks like it holds up to some tough Tudor Competition. That Pelagos is beautiful as well. Seiko just makes great divers
😍…still admiring from a afar 😉 even though I’m salivating over this …🤤
WoW!! That's a looker😍 Shit....that dial!!!!
Right? For a $900 watch It is hard to beat, especially if one likes the look of the birch, but doesn’t want to spend $9k. I’d argue it separates itself enough to even have both should one want.
How does the chapter ring line up?
Knock on wood, it seems perfectly aligned to my eyes. First thing I looked at after opening.
Nice looking watch face but for this price, I would expect a titanium case. I'd rather go for the Casio Oceanus OCW-T2600ALB-2AJR which is around the same price.
Depends what one is going for. The only thing they have in common are they are both blue and in the same price range. One is an automatic steel dive watch with a uniquely stamped dial on a bracelet the other is a quartz chrono on a leather strap. Both are cool looking watches, but not sure how many are cross shopping the two.
I would also posit, there are not many dive watches with a titanium case and a 6R level movement under a $1000, nevermind something wIth a unique dial. Sure you can find a bunch with a NH35, which is fine, but this is a level up from that in terms of movement and overall materials. That said, the Baltic Aquascape checks a lot of those boxes, albeit without a bracelet.
Watch enthusiast who insists on the next watch being the last.