Trip to Japan

I just got back from Japan and decided to share some pics

Kyoto decided to wear my Hanhart 417es

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For Osaka decided to wear my Seiko Samurai which the pics came out pretty good.

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After visiting Osaka I went watch hunting and found this gem that I had to buy. While not sure if it's a pilots watch I sure think looks like it.

Omega Dynamic Chrono 1998

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In Tokyo I finally visited the Seiko Museum

Finally I saw the Kamikaze watch!

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Decided to go to the Seiko Ginza store and fell in love with this dial and bought it.

King Seiko purple dial

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So overall I had a great time and crazy to see regular people on the train carrying 5k watches like is normal and makes me envy their safety and how safe Japan is. After picking up two watches I will be on a rice and beans diet LOL.

Also PS if you travel to Japan wear the most comfortable shoes. Running after trains and buses and stairs visiting 3 shrines a day put a toll on my feet.

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How are the prices for the Seiko watches compared to USA/EU ?

especially vintage Seiko watches

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Love it!! Thanks for sharing!! Ohhh that purple king seiko!! So lovely

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Nice collection

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That king seiko is gorgeous!

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I can't imagine traveling with that many watches. How did you pack them?

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itfighter

How are the prices for the Seiko watches compared to USA/EU ?

especially vintage Seiko watches

It really depended on the models and how popular are they. The biggest gain was the Tax Free for foreigners and the fact the one dollar it's worth $1.33 in Japan. The places I visited only had a small Seiko and Grand Seiko selection but seemed most shops there had Rolexes and for some reason it was full of second hand Hublot like tons of them. To get vintage Seiko you would have to visit a flea market or less tourist areas.

I wish I could of taken more pics but I was a bit shy to pull out my phone and start taking pics.

Here are some.

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For some reason this shop had new SKX for 616 for the rubber and 800 bucks for the bracelet which is a rip off but I guess if you want them brand new.

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This Rolex Daytona was selling for 29700. Which I'm not Rolex person so not sure if that's a deal.

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doodybadoody

I can't imagine traveling with that many watches. How did you pack them?

Dollar store headphone cases! their quite hard and small to keep in my shoulder bag and I just stored the empty box of the new watch in my luggage. Rather than to bring a watch roll which is more flashy and more obvious that you are carrying watches. I was not worried about my watches in Japan but I had a safe in Kyoto. and in Tokyo I store them inside my luggage with a lock.

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Congrats on your clearly enjoyable trip! Thanks for sharing the photos. Image

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hakki501

Congrats on your clearly enjoyable trip! Thanks for sharing the photos. Image

Thanks brother. It was quite enjoyable to go out there and forget about things and just blend in with the locals and hop in and out of buses and trains and just been able to take a walk in random streets without worrying too much about safety.

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Thank you for sharing and congratulation to the Dynamic👌

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JJMM1983

Dollar store headphone cases! their quite hard and small to keep in my shoulder bag and I just stored the empty box of the new watch in my luggage. Rather than to bring a watch roll which is more flashy and more obvious that you are carrying watches. I was not worried about my watches in Japan but I had a safe in Kyoto. and in Tokyo I store them inside my luggage with a lock.

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Interesting. I have a similar travel case, circular and fits my watches perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

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That looks like an amazing bracelet on your new King Seiko!

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Great write up and photos. I did pretty much the same thing in Tokyo, just the week before you. Such an amazingly safe and fun place to be - I'm already planning my next trip back.

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Congratulations on the King Seiko, it's a beauty. The others are nice too, I also think the Omegas are cool

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A wonderful peek at your trip! Thanks for a most interesting post!