SRPJ41 Kosuke Kawamura Limited Edition 3000 pieces

Ran into one of these today at my local Seiko AD. They literally got it the night before and I was the first person to play with it. The semi-transparent collage inspired dial with a view of the date and day wheel in English and Kanji was pretty cool. However the dial was so busy as to be practically unreadable. The case back was so dark it was almost pointless for display.  The crown was nearly ungripable and the crown guards so tight that I could barely move the crown into position. At $440 USD (even with the 20% off sale at the store) my vote is hard pass. This is a mess. See the details here: https://www.seikowatches.com/us-en/products/5sports/srpj41

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Yeah to busy for me.

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Same here. Doesn’t CW also do translucent dials? Those look better to me. 

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Too bad it's not more practical, it looks cool.

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I'm kind of into it, but I've been buying unreadable watches lately, for whatever reason.  

Maybe I'm trying to wean myself off of the concept of time?

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My Rado has a darkly tinited transparent dial.  It’s got poppin’ legibility with it’s loud n proud markers. So not at all impossible to do well.  

But generally I find skeletons and poorly designed transparent dials are horrid to read the time on. 🫥

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That’s a shame. They look very cool in the  promo shots. (As they should.)

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At first glance I thought it was kind of cool. Once I hit the link and saw it in more detail, It hurt my brain!

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Maybe Seiko should've swapped the dial and the exhibition caseback. As is it turned a Seiko 5 into bling that you can read the time with if you squint at it for some time.