Maybe my first Astron??!!

Hello Munchers!! Good day!! Morning!! Buenos Dias!! Magandang Umaga!! Ok that’s all good morning in different language that I know…

so since woke up crazy early on a Saturday, been checking out some watches off course, and I thought myself hmmm I don’t have a Seiko Astron?!! I was not a fan since the dials are far too busy but Alas!! Stumbled upon this thing..

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I was like no way!! Astron with Shippo like dial!!

for reference:( I was eyeing this Shippo enamel for a while)

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And I was thinking I don’t have enough blue dials in my collection, weirdly I have a lot of greens …anyways wanted to ask you guys if you have any experience with this Astron ? Also all I know are the specs, it’s titanium, perpetual calendar, radio control something…something… quartz…. And 39mm case which is awesome…but not a fond of the bracelet though… 

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weirdly like yourself i was looking over the Astron range just the other day. I don't own one or have had hands on but there meant to be excellent quartz watches.

my eye took fancy to this number 

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the purple dial with black pvd case 😍 from a visual perspective the colour combo 👌 

I think us watch nerds to get hung up on mechanical as the only option, there's nothing wrong with a quartz and if going that way, might as well go for the best #seiko 

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Mastiff

weirdly like yourself i was looking over the Astron range just the other day. I don't own one or have had hands on but there meant to be excellent quartz watches.

my eye took fancy to this number 

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the purple dial with black pvd case 😍 from a visual perspective the colour combo 👌 

I think us watch nerds to get hung up on mechanical as the only option, there's nothing wrong with a quartz and if going that way, might as well go for the best #seiko 

Omg the purple dial!! Thats looks awesome!! I didn’t see this one…I guess I don’t scroll enough !! Man!! Now you added more confusion in my already erratic brain 🤯😂😵‍💫

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Ichibunz

Omg the purple dial!! Thats looks awesome!! I didn’t see this one…I guess I don’t scroll enough !! Man!! Now you added more confusion in my already erratic brain 🤯😂😵‍💫

glad I'm that the only one that suffers this 😜 typically with Seiko the purple dial variant is a limited edition. to me its looks gorgeous and most importantly different 👍

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or to poke your fire a little further 😎

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Mastiff

glad I'm that the only one that suffers this 😜 typically with Seiko the purple dial variant is a limited edition. to me its looks gorgeous and most importantly different 👍

Noooooo out of stock!!! Wanted to get it in Japan so my dollars are worth more 😂

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I don't own any of the Astrons, but I've toyed around with the idea of getting one for a while. They're supposed to be pretty nice and there are a ton of different variations to choose from. The one that's caught my eye most recently has been the SBXC113 limited edition. Very striking silver dial and I really like the case design on this one.

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waiting for the review sir

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Unholy

waiting for the review sir

Yup if and when I pull the trigger…still researching this piece

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I own a few Astrons with the busy dials and I can say I've had no issues and I wear them.  Quality wise I'd say they place at or slightly above the Presage line but definitely not Grand Seiko.

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SurferJohn

I own a few Astrons with the busy dials and I can say I've had no issues and I wear them.  Quality wise I'd say they place at or slightly above the Presage line but definitely not Grand Seiko.

Great! Do they wear big or small? And comfort wise ?

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Ichibunz

Great! Do they wear big or small? And comfort wise ?

The older Astrons are much larger, a fact that I think had to do with the movement size.  The newer, feature packed, & more compact movement in these newer models is spectacular.  I think it will wear slightly larger than its numbers suggest, but not much larger.

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SurferJohn

The older Astrons are much larger, a fact that I think had to do with the movement size.  The newer, feature packed, & more compact movement in these newer models is spectacular.  I think it will wear slightly larger than its numbers suggest, but not much larger.

Thank you sir!

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I’m looking for a nice but affordable chronograph for myself. 
Although these Astrons look beautiful but they might be a little above my budget. Do you guys have a recommendation for a nice beginners chronograph?

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levbronsteiyn

I’m looking for a nice but affordable chronograph for myself. 
Although these Astrons look beautiful but they might be a little above my budget. Do you guys have a recommendation for a nice beginners chronograph?

Here’s my suggestions…

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