Nice to be here!

Hey all - 

New to the forum and happy I found it. 

I've been collecting (mostly average) watches for a while. About half my collection is made up of Citizen Eco-drives, including some radio controlled models. Always found that technology neat! 

Most recently I've been getting into automatics as I appreciate the mechanics of the movements. 

This orange bad-boy arrived today! I just finished sizing it for my wrist and am happy to have something a little bold in my collection. 

I've read through some of the posts here already, and you all seem like a solid group. I look forward to asking questions and sharing my experiences if relevant. 

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welcome! It’s a great bargain that Seiko GMT!

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It is indeed!

I managed to find a listing online and think I got a decent deal... They're not so hard to find, but they've received a lot of press in the past few months.

It was this or the SRPD59, but since I already have the SRPD85 I figured the additional complication was worth a bit of extra coin... And now I have a GMT! (yes, I know this is not considered a 'true' GMT)

Did you pick one up? 

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Welcome to the Crunch!  Yea, that orange dial is a real looker.  Post pics!!!

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Welcome!  Great first watch share.

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Thanks CB!

Nice to meet you, too. 

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Welcome aboard!  Definitely a great enthusiast watch! 

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Whatever the Seiko 5 GMT is, it's not average.  Its a shot of pure horological joy.

Welcome!  Post more wrist shots!

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Edge168n

Whatever the Seiko 5 GMT is, it's not average.  Its a shot of pure horological joy.

Welcome!  Post more wrist shots!

I really dig this shot (my wife took) which captures the two-tone bezel. 

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Fantastic watch. I'm wearing my Orient Kamasu today 

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Welcome to Watch Crunch and Enjoy! Great new GMT! I love Echo-Drive tech and mechanical watches as well. Gave my brother a Promaster Orca this Christmas.  He love  it. I am a Seikofile. I will never part with my Marine Master 300m.  

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Welcome! I feel like that orange GMT is going to become an affordable icon one day. 

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Welcome 👍🏻

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Welcome!

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Welcome 👍

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Welcome!

Orange you glad you joined us 😉

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SmallBlind

Welcome! Tried on one of those Seiko GMTs last week, really liked it. Hoping they might release more color options eventually, though that orange is awesome!

I imagine they will, given how many watches they make with the 4r35/4r36 movements and their unbranded offshoots (NHxx).  I'm sure they will release this movement into other watches outside the Seikosphere. Once the microbrands get ahold of it, there'll be a ton of options I guess.

I got the orange for two reasons: one, I have a bunch of black- and blue-dial watches, but my previous orange-dial watch (a Hugo Boss-branded quartz I got as a prize many years ago) died and wouldn't start up even with a new battery. I didn't bother to get it fixed because it had no lume (NONE, which I dislike) and I'm trying to get away from battery-powered quartz these days.