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Old 14 September 2019, 03:27 PM   #1
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Seiko sla021

So I recently purchased a brand new SLA021 that literally took a month to acquire. A real PITA with US Customs. Took me 2-weeks plus to get clearance. Anyway, while waiting for this absolutely stunning watch I bought a bunch of other watches. Now that I have received it, should I keep it or sell it? I’m dying to size it, and keep it!! But am I being greedy?

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Old 14 September 2019, 03:38 PM   #2
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That's a beauty. Sell the others!
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Old 14 September 2019, 04:04 PM   #3
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Hahahaha she’s a damned sweet watch. Usually I don’t get attached but I love this watch. Absolutely love my GS. Favorite daily no doubt. I truly believe Seiko and Rolex are truly the only two best watch enterprises out there. Period.
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Old 14 September 2019, 04:46 PM   #4
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Old 14 September 2019, 04:51 PM   #5
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Old 14 September 2019, 07:41 PM   #6
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Keep it. Send back the Yacht-Master and get a couple more GS
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Old 14 September 2019, 09:55 PM   #7
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The SLA021 is a great watch and I have owned it several times and the SLA019. On the bracelet they are a brick on the wrist, I mean that in a good way. In the Seiko world there are a lot of options and choices. I picked up the new LX Sea Black and there was not a lot of room for my SLA021 with all of the other watches. The LX has the same case but the model I bought comes on the rubber strap and is more wearable in my opinion. Unless you are in love with the SLA021 and it is going to get some serious wrist time I would look elsewhere in the Grand Seiko/Seiko lineup.
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Old 15 September 2019, 01:28 AM   #8
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Keep it. Send back the Yacht-Master and get a couple more GS


And what am I wearing right now? Haha my SEIKO GS hi-beat!
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Old 15 September 2019, 01:33 AM   #9
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The SLA021 is a great watch and I have owned it several times and the SLA019. On the bracelet they are a brick on the wrist, I mean that in a good way. In the Seiko world there are a lot of options and choices. I picked up the new LX Sea Black and there was not a lot of room for my SLA021 with all of the other watches. The LX has the same case but the model I bought comes on the rubber strap and is more wearable in my opinion. Unless you are in love with the SLA021 and it is going to get some serious wrist time I would look elsewhere in the Grand Seiko/Seiko lineup.


Thanks, William. I have a GS and it gets a lot of wrist time since I wear it to work. It’s such a great watch and nicer than a DJ 41 smooth IMHO.

Agree about wrist time with the SLA but at the same time it’s work as a semi-daily as well. Or like you said swap it for another GS.

By the way, how in the world do you size the bracelet? I’ve never sized this type of bracelet and have some tools.




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Old 15 September 2019, 03:18 AM   #10
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The SLA021 is a great watch and I have owned it several times and the SLA019. On the bracelet they are a brick on the wrist, I mean that in a good way. In the Seiko world there are a lot of options and choices. I picked up the new LX Sea Black and there was not a lot of room for my SLA021 with all of the other watches. The LX has the same case but the model I bought comes on the rubber strap and is more wearable in my opinion. Unless you are in love with the SLA021 and it is going to get some serious wrist time I would look elsewhere in the Grand Seiko/Seiko lineup.
Seiko watches look more complimentarily balanced with c bezels than the Rolexeses.

Itís just better balanced to me.
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My AD sizes the bracelets for me. I have looked at the videos on line but decided it is better to have the AD do it.
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My AD sizes the bracelets for me. I have looked at the videos on line but decided it is better to have the AD do it.
Yeah I agree. I usually size all my bracelets but this one baffles me. Watched the videos as well and rather not experiment with inexperience. If I decide to keep this beautiful beast Iíll go to Japantown, thereís a SEIKO AD there and they have divers.
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Old 16 September 2019, 02:40 AM   #13
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Seiko watches look more complimentarily balanced with c bezels than the Rolexeses.

Itís just better balanced to me.
Thanks, Chewy!

Iím thinking of flipping it for a GS or just DJ with some OOP $.

Absolutely love this watch but not yet sure itís what I want to keep.
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Old 16 September 2019, 07:33 AM   #14
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Getting it sized now. Woot!






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Old 16 September 2019, 08:30 AM   #15
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Itís a keeper now. Hehe

Man, this thing is a triple cheeseburger.




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Another shot.




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Congrats...looks like a great fit!
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Wow, that is a sweet watch!

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Old 16 September 2019, 10:25 AM   #19
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Haha you guys. :)

Itís surprisingly comfortable which is a marvel on its own considering how incredibly robust this watch is. The bracelet is also extremely well made ó clasp is very 5 digit which is delightful.
The dial is wow... itís definitely a monster that wears smaller than 44mm.
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Excellent piece!!!! Keeper for sure!!
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