Seiko SLA063 - A Rant

So, this SLA063 initially had me, massive onset of FOMO. Limited edition of 500 units, just my cup of tea.

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But then, wait a second...

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- It is the same bezel they've been using for years - now. See references SPB053 SPB213 SBDC165 SLA049

- It is the same dial they had with the "Great Blue Hole" Special Edition SPB083

And of course it is the same case and bezel as with SLA049

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To me, this SLA063 - with all this recombination of known elements is uninspired, bland, boring and lazy. 

My AD will have one. The FOMO dominated 50% of me: "Here, take my money" The rational 50%, typing this post: "NO! WHY? They all look the same! They are all the same"

And yes this is a cross-post. Initially posted on my IG.

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I think they vary in their movements…some SLA have spring drives…

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Are they all 6R or are some of them 4R?

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Ichibunz

I think they vary in their movements…some SLA have spring drives…

Outside of Grand Seiko spring drive is with the LX line and 3 dress watches. All from the SNR reference numbers family. Afaik there's no SLA reference with a spring drive.

But you're right the SLA line typically has the 8L35 movement and not a 4R or 6R movement.

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Hans_B

Outside of Grand Seiko spring drive is with the LX line and 3 dress watches. All from the SNR reference numbers family. Afaik there's no SLA reference with a spring drive.

But you're right the SLA line typically has the 8L35 movement and not a 4R or 6R movement.

Yes your right, my mistake…it’s the SNR line I was referring to but you never know with Seiko they might just make one soon enough 😉