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The new Seiko EPD ´homage´

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Post02 May 2011, 20:58

xevious wrote:Incidentally, the bracelet on that Seiko looks great!


Nothing ´substandard´ about it and less so for 800$.
The Ventura one ís better. Period. But then the Vtec Sigma replacement bracelet costs almost 500$.
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Post02 May 2011, 22:08

Huertecilla wrote:The Ventura one ís better. Period. But then the Vtec Sigma replacement bracelet costs almost 500$.
... or 335€, but is Durinox hardened steel, scratch resistant, much better than normal stainless steel.
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Post03 May 2011, 00:30

rewolf wrote:
Huertecilla wrote:The Ventura one ís better. Period. But then the Vtec Sigma replacement bracelet costs almost 500$.
... or 335€, but is Durinox hardened steel, scratch resistant, much better than normal stainless steel.


No doubt about it.
It is a good example of extra quality of manufacture and the law of deminishing returns.
Still not nearly expensive as 2K for a DeepSea bracelet and at least as well made which brings the point of ´the other topic´ ;-) home; you get a discount on the price of quality when there is an electronic digital inside :-D ; price is largely directly cost related :idea:
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: The new Seiko EPD ´homage´

Post03 May 2011, 01:22

I wonder if the Rolex forum people are already discussing this thread and LTAO M:)W:)M because a digital watch can of course never be as good as a Rolex in any regard. Or do they just ignore us? :mrgreen:
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Post03 May 2011, 08:53

rewolf wrote:I wonder if the Rolex forum people are already discussing this thread and LTAO M:)W:)M because a digital watch can of course never be as good as a Rolex in any regard. Or do they just ignore us? :mrgreen:


No, they get personally insulting.
Just goes to show ´class´ M:)W:)M

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´Durinox is superior to regular steel whereby the metal is nitrogen hardened to 1,300 HV, which is equivalent to the hardness of sapphire which renders the steel to be scratch resistant.´
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: The new Seiko EPD ´homage´

Post01 Sep 2011, 13:07

I see I forgot to update a piece of infor I had been looking for:

I díd find the why of ´06 dec´ which already appeared on the very first illustration of the first mock up proposal.

On 6 dec 1896 D T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura. An ´awakening´ :idea: in Zen and Shin buddhism.

The EPD is the awakening of the 21st C. digital watch for Seiko.
The 0o serial of the first production run is no doubt symbolic too, both for the Zen and the new beginning of it..
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Post01 Sep 2011, 18:12

Too much symbolism and spirituality for me - it's only a watch ;-)
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Post01 Sep 2011, 21:20

rewolf wrote:Too much symbolism and spirituality for me - it's only a watch ;-)


It goes even further still.
Holly35 has received his and it is from a second run. Quite surprising as one sold in Germany in april, newly from Japan was still 0oxxx.
The second batch has serial 11xxxx :eek:

Seiko are réally having big fun with this one M:)W:)M
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: The new Seiko EPD ´homage´

Post02 Sep 2011, 18:33

Huertecilla wrote:
It goes even further still.
Holly35 has received his and it is from a second run. Quite surprising as one sold in Germany in april, newly from Japan was still 0oxxx.
The second batch has serial 11xxxx


That is good news - the EPD is continuing to be produced, even if in small numbers. If the people at Seiko really believe that EPD is the wave of the future, then it is reasonable to expect more models coming out soon. :idea:
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