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Old 16 February 2019, 07:39 AM   #1
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Old 16 February 2019, 07:47 AM   #2
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Old 16 February 2019, 07:56 AM   #3
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Yep, I really am looking forward to this. I have my dad's 1975 6105-8119 that I wear sometimes, but not often enough because I'm worried something may happen to it. This would alleviate that issue, I think.

Hopefully it keeps the same dimensions and stay under the $4000 mark... I think without a bracelet, that's not too much to ask (a bracelet would be pointless, IMO; this thing was designed to be worn on a rubber waffle...). I'm worried that the 8L movement may make it a little taller than the original, which wouldn't kill it for me, I just hope they can keep it in the 12mm overall thickness range. I would have loved to see a slightly higher (type II) crystal with more of a bevel, but now I'm just being nitpicky. Great looking watch, either way.
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Old 16 February 2019, 10:25 AM   #4
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Yep, I really am looking forward to this. I have my dad's 1975 6105-8119 that I wear sometimes, but not often enough because I'm worried something may happen to it. This would alleviate that issue, I think.

Hopefully it keeps the same dimensions and stay under the $4000 mark... I think without a bracelet, that's not too much to ask (a bracelet would be pointless, IMO; this thing was designed to be worn on a rubber waffle...). I'm worried that the 8L movement may make it a little taller than the original, which wouldn't kill it for me, I just hope they can keep it in the 12mm overall thickness range. I would have loved to see a slightly higher (type II) crystal with more of a bevel, but now I'm just being nitpicky. Great looking watch, either way.
Looking forward to it as well. I agree, like the SLA017 and 025, I'm sure it will be thicker than the original. The vintage model just fits perfect, not too heavy not too think. Both the 017 and 025 are pretty heavy.

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Old 16 February 2019, 02:29 PM   #5
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Wow!!! I was hoping Seiko to release this soon and it came true...I will definitely get one if pricing is reasonable !!!
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Old 16 February 2019, 10:46 PM   #6
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A good looking watch. I hope to see one.
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Old 17 February 2019, 01:43 AM   #7
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SLA033 / SBDX031

I take it it's a re-issue of the second Turtle, the 6105-8110...?

For us non-vintage experts, Here's a nice blog-entry about the 6105-8110


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...like the SLA017 and 025, I'm sure it will be thicker than the original. The vintage model just fits perfect, not too heavy not too think. Both the 017 and 025 are pretty heavy...
I've never handled the originals and I also agree the SLA025 is pretty unwieldy (not purely a question of weight, but of ratio and those darned 19mm lugs).
But imho the SLA017 is not too heavy, nor too thick... *kind reminder* it's a diver's watch, not a Piaget dinner-watch...


I just might have room for one more...
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Old 17 February 2019, 05:53 AM   #8
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Looks like they are using that same locking crown design. That sucks. I am sure the price is going to be just like the SLA, which was out of my price range.
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Old 17 February 2019, 06:36 AM   #9
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That’s sick. I really want the SLA025...I just got the 021 which is awesome but I really like the 025. This 033 is legit. Hope it’s sub 4 k as well


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Old 18 February 2019, 05:52 AM   #10
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Very cool! I don’t know too much about vintage Seiko, is this a reissue of the watch Martin sheen wore in Apocalypse Now, aka the “Captain Willard”? If so, I know my Seiko aficionado friends have been waiting for this one.
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Old 18 February 2019, 08:45 PM   #11
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I’m getting this no matter what the price. It would complete my SLA017 & SLA033 Seiko LE diver trilogy.
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Old 19 February 2019, 07:44 AM   #12
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Timeless luxury is taking deposits...I put one down. Im excited for it.


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Old 19 February 2019, 08:17 AM   #13
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Did "Timeless Luxury" know the retail price? How much deposit did they want? Thanks.
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Old 19 February 2019, 08:37 AM   #14
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Is this photo in the original post a legitimate new release or a photoshop?
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Old 19 February 2019, 09:52 AM   #15
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Did "Timeless Luxury" know the retail price? How much deposit did they want? Thanks.
https://timelessluxwatches.com/produ...rospex-sla033/
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Is this photo in the original post a legitimate new release or a photoshop?
Its on the timeless website.
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Old 19 February 2019, 09:58 AM   #17
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Old 19 February 2019, 10:24 AM   #18
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Just talked to the owners, and they said they hope to find out soon about price and more details. It truly was a leak and were in the dark about it. The deposit was $250...I’m extremely excited.


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Old 19 February 2019, 12:38 PM   #19
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Its on the timeless website.
Many popular Seiko bloggers (or IGers) have posted this pic - so I assume it's legit ...but it is the ONLY pic of the SLA033 on the 'Net...

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6th July Release of 1970 Divers Reprint Design (Google Translate)
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Old 19 February 2019, 06:49 PM   #21
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OK, I don't believe that the lug width (internal) will be so narrow.
After 19mm lug widths for the previous re-editions, I'm really hoping that Seiko has grasped the nettle and made a 20+mm lug dropout width.
However, it is nevertheless exciting!!!
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Old 20 February 2019, 08:35 AM   #22
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OK, I don't believe that the lug width (internal) will be so narrow.
After 19mm lug widths for the previous re-editions, I'm really hoping that Seiko has grasped the nettle and made a 20+mm lug dropout width.
However, it is nevertheless exciting!!!
19mm was the original lug width on the 62Mas and 6159, so I imagine in order to be a "faithful" recreation the new SLA033 would have a 19mm lug width like on the 6105. Seiko loved that 19mm width back then, for some reason. I bought one of the SLA017 waffle straps for my 6105, but it was waaaaay too long. Comically so. I hope they fix that aspect, at least.

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Old 20 February 2019, 08:45 AM   #23
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Love the 19mm

The 19mm makes wearing the SLA017 and SLA025 balanced.

I have come full circle in accepting that the official strap really is the best option for these re-creations; they are fantastic for diving and above-water wear.

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19mm was the original lug width on the 62Mas and 6159, so I imagine in order to be a "faithful" recreation the new SLA033 would have a 19mm lug width like on the 6105. Seiko loved that 19mm width back then, for some reason. I bought one of the SLA017 waffle straps for my 6105, but it was waaaaay too long. Comically so. I hope they fix that aspect, at least.

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Old 20 February 2019, 12:16 PM   #24
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The 19mm makes wearing the SLA017 and SLA025 balanced.
In what Universe is a soft, thin 19mm strap and a 16mm-tall case (SLA025) balanced?!?
Even if you're convinced of that, finding 19mm straps is a RPITA...

IMO, examples of balanced
Seiko SLA017 - 39.9x14 & 19mm
Rolex SD 16600 - 40x14.5 & 20mm
Speedmaster Pro - 42x14 & 20mm
Tudor BBs - 41x15 & 22mm
Rolex SD 126600 - 43x15.25 & 22mm
Panerai 1950 Luminor 44x17.5 & 24mm
Panerai 1950 Luminor 47x17.5 & 26mm

On the edge (but does feel ok to me, thanks in part to the hard rubber OEM strap)
Seiko MM300 45x15.25 & 20mm

What isn't:
Seiko SLA025 45x16 & 19mm

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The 19mm makes wearing the SLA017 and SLA025 balanced.
The 19mm is balanced on the original watches. Not these re-editions that heavier and bigger.
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Old 20 February 2019, 02:06 PM   #26
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I'm just going by how my wrist doesn't hurt when I dive or wear these two re-creations with their original R02B011J9 and R02B021J9 straps; they don't feel top-heavy.

I did pick up some original Phoenix G10 straps in 19mm that mickey500 made for a client and had some extras. These make the watches top-heavy for me.

A source I did find for 19mm straps are merci-merci dot com

My conclusion was then to just wear the original silicone straps. The watches feel comfortable and balanced (i.e. not top-heavy) in my Universe.

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In what Universe is a soft, thin 19mm strap and a 16mm-tall case (SLA025) balanced?!?
Even if you're convinced of that, finding 19mm straps is a RPITA...

IMO, examples of balanced
Seiko SLA017 - 39.9x14 & 19mm
Rolex SD 16600 - 40x14.5 & 20mm
Speedmaster Pro - 42x14 & 20mm
Tudor BBs - 41x15 & 22mm
Rolex SD 126600 - 43x15.25 & 22mm
Panerai 1950 Luminor 44x17.5 & 24mm
Panerai 1950 Luminor 47x17.5 & 26mm

On the edge (but does feel ok to me, thanks in part to the hard rubber OEM strap)
Seiko MM300 45x15.25 & 20mm

What isn't:
Seiko SLA025 45x16 & 19mm

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I just pre order one from Little Treasury Jewelers. Ethan is the guy you need to talk to. He takes great care of me. watch will be here August
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Old 21 February 2019, 02:00 AM   #28
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19mm sucks.
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Old 21 February 2019, 03:04 AM   #29
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The 19mm is balanced on the original watches. Not these re-editions that heavier and bigger.
Yup, major reason I sold my 62mas reissue, great finish, poor fit for me, very uncomfortable
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I'm just going by how my wrist doesn't hurt when I dive or wear these two re-creations with their original R02B011J9 and R02B021J9 straps; they don't feel top-heavy. ... A source I did find for 19mm straps are merci-merci dot com

My conclusion was then to just wear the original silicone straps. The watches feel comfortable and balanced (i.e. not top-heavy) in my Universe.
T4S your personal experience in more detail & also for the link
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