Just to be clear, I'm not anti - #blancswatch but after coming across the #seiko Autobot Chronograph earlier this morning, I'm firmly of the opinion that there is better value to be had at the $USD400.⁰⁰ price point that still captures some of the #limitededition vibe - the Autobot only has 300 pieces worldwide, yet is infinitely more accessible than the #antarctic from #swatch.
So next up, the #seiko5sports Laurel 110th Seiko Wristwatchmaking Anniversary edition.
The original 1913 Laurel
And it is the SPRK41 that I would recommend. Limited to 6000 pieces world wide, this is the first of the #skx-like "new" Seiko 5's that I like, and actually captures the feel of the "old" Seiko 5 style.
(Each of the above models are limited to between 800-6000 pieces).
Why do I like this new 5?
Just look at it.
Cream #dial? Nice. #fieldwatch style 24 hour inner markers? Love it. #crown at 3 o'clock! Thank goodness! Are the hands blued? Probably not... But it could be worse. Likewise, the cal.4R36 is what it is...
And that #bracelet looks amazing, and I bet it will rip every hair from my arm. Luckily the SPRK41 comes with an additional leather strap:
(See above on the leather).
And all this, for the same price as a #blancswatch.
Raconteur, budding collector and man about town. I buy watches because they're shiny.