Seiko (GS) or Tudor

So I am considering buying either a Seiko SLA 017 or SBHG291. My question is would anyone recommend this or a Tudor? I've owned the Pelagos...so thinking of the Pelly or one of the Black Bays possibly. So question is: Seiko GS or Tudor it seems Tudor is the better priced watch of these? TIA 

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Can recommend a BB58. But can't comment on the Seiko!

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TimeCop

Can recommend a BB58. But can't comment on the Seiko!

I thought of the 79220B. Tudor BB.

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Paging @HotWatchChick69 for some Grand Seiko diver boosterism, stat!

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That Grand Seiko is a better choice. First it just looks much better and second, unlike the Tudor, it has unique design language. 

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If you have the size for a Pelagos it is a Pelagos all day, at least for me. 

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I would go for the Tudor as it has its own DNA to it. I don’t get that feeling when I see the GS. It looks like another sub to be honest. 

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Tudor gives a lot more sizing options, but I personally vote for one of the seiko models. I have a 6.25 inch wrist and even the larger seiko models in my experience wear pretty comfortably due to their relatively short lug to lug. SLA 017 has my vote for sure based on looks but the SBGH 291 has a higher beat rate than the others so might feel a bit more elegant. 

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dennisbible

That Grand Seiko is a better choice. First it just looks much better and second, unlike the Tudor, it has unique design language. 

haha, it is interesting how different people perceive things differently. I like the Tudor for the exact reason you just said. I feel the GS is like a submariner :) 

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Between SLA017 and SBHG291, I would pick the former. I prefer dressier watches from GS, but their divers don’t work for me. The 62MAS is IMHO Seiko’s best divers. 

Here’s my 62MAS inspired SLA043 next to my 62GS SBGA415

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I've owned a Pelagos,  many Seiko divers (my Marine Master 300m is a beastly favorite) and I own the SBGA463. If you are able try on all three . The Pelegos is very unique.  The clasp is as interesting as the watch. The GS is compatible as a Titanium diver with it's own interesting ratcheting clasp.  Both are light for wristburger divers. The Pelagos is all business toolry. The GS can't help Zaratsu blinging everything. Two different vibes. Why GS can't water resistance rate their standard dive watch with at least 300 meters is weird for such a big fat diver - if you care. A classic Seiko diver is an everyday treat. You can swap out straps, wear it low profile anywhere and enjoy it without much worry. IMO try all three. Pelegos is an overbuilt tool monster. The dial is stark and the finish is institutional. It's a hard-core bad ass. The GS tosses a lot of shine and feels awesome on wrist. The SLA 017 is just everyday cool. Have I confused you ? Try them all on. You will know when you see it and feel it.

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Edge168n

Paging @HotWatchChick69 for some Grand Seiko diver boosterism, stat!

Question about GS???  The signal has gone out!

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Or, maybe, this is the signal...

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Given those choices, SBGH291 all day long!!!

Though, I would personally choose spring drive.  Of all the watches I have ever owned, this one is my favorite:

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  • The seconds hand sweep...  mesmerizing
  • The lume is OUT OF THIS WORLD good.  Glows noticeably bright green even in daylight!
  • The design is familiar...  but the weird, little GS touches make it uncanny in an enthralling way - the Zaratsu polishing in the recesses of the bezel edge, the inky black dial, the power meter breaking up the symmetry, and the cathedral hands...
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No need to rebuy the Pelagos if you've already had one.  Try something new...

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diabhey

haha, it is interesting how different people perceive things differently. I like the Tudor for the exact reason you just said. I feel the GS is like a submariner :) 

That's one of my favorite things about this hobby. The way people like different things and see things differently. It helps us grow.

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HotWatchChick69

Question about GS???  The signal has gone out!

Batsignal GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHY

Or, maybe, this is the signal...

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Given those choices, SBGH291 all day long!!!

Though, I would personally choose spring drive.  Of all the watches I have ever owned, this one is my favorite:

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  • The seconds hand sweep...  mesmerizing
  • The lume is OUT OF THIS WORLD good.  Glows noticeably bright green even in daylight!
  • The design is familiar...  but the weird, little GS touches make it uncanny in an enthralling way - the Zaratsu polishing in the recesses of the bezel edge, the inky black dial, the power meter breaking up the symmetry, and the cathedral hands...
Why Would You Do That GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHY

Thank. I just think the spring drive on dial...throws the balance off on dial...hence the SBGH291.

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dennisbible

That Grand Seiko is a better choice. First it just looks much better and second, unlike the Tudor, it has unique design language. 

What I like about the SLA 017? Grand Seiko Movement/Quality yet Seiko Branded. Truly the best Seiko makes for a diver. The 2k product run is interesting. The cons? Only available for 1-2k over retail.