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Old 7 March 2020, 04:22 AM   #1
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Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver 200m SPB149

Somehow I missed this yesterday. A great size and also affordable compared to the trilogy divers.

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Old 7 March 2020, 04:55 AM   #2
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If the lug width on this is 20 this is the perfect Seiko diver for smaller wrists I've been long awaiting.
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Old 7 March 2020, 04:58 AM   #3
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Real life pic courtesy of @wristos on instagram. Thick bezel distinguishes enough from sla017 for me to be a different watch.....unlike the williard.


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Old 7 March 2020, 05:00 AM   #4
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Brushed ceramic bezel. Wow!
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Old 7 March 2020, 06:08 AM   #5
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ooooh. Very nice. I need another watch like I need a nail in my head. Looks like i'll have to pull out the nail gun after seeing this.
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Old 7 March 2020, 10:35 PM   #6
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I look forward to seeing it.
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Old 8 March 2020, 12:57 AM   #7
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Yes! Like it!

It's a more reasonable choice than the new SLA037 (for me, having the SLA017) - nive combo of colors, different bezel as noted above and a much more enticing price tag

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Old 8 March 2020, 10:53 AM   #8
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I want to see more of this watch
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Old 8 March 2020, 11:33 AM   #9
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Checks all the right boxes and price point seems reasonable. Love the other limited releases but the cost? Ouch!

I think this will be a hot tamale.
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Old 8 March 2020, 11:40 AM   #10
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Looks very nice.
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Old 8 March 2020, 11:42 AM   #11
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Checks all the right boxes and price point seems reasonable. Love the other limited releases but the cost? Ouch!

I think this will be a hot tamale.
Not up on the current lingo. Is being a hot tamale good or bad?
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Old 8 March 2020, 12:24 PM   #12
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Not up on the current lingo. Is being a hot tamale good or bad?
"Hot tamale" is about as old fashioned as you can get With the name "Nacho" you should know this, haha!

It's good thing, meaning, I think it'll be very popular. A real hot tamale!

It also means a good looking woman.
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Old 20 March 2020, 01:23 PM   #13
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Cool watch... just not sure what the strategy is with these after releasing the previous 62mas “reedition”


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Old 20 March 2020, 07:55 PM   #14
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Cool watch... just not sure what the strategy is with these after releasing the previous 62mas “reedition”
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Old 21 March 2020, 05:24 AM   #15
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I wish it did not have a ceramic bezel insert.
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Old 21 March 2020, 05:41 AM   #16
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I don't think I like the new bezel... maybe my opinion will change IRL

Either way my SPB051 is here to stay

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Old 21 March 2020, 06:16 AM   #17
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I wish it did not have a ceramic bezel insert.
And not the most seamless bracelet-to-case connection either. I think Seiko needed a better end-link fit. Otherwise, beautiful piece. Perhaps best on rubber.
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Old 21 March 2020, 01:42 PM   #18
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I can’t wait to see this one in the metal! I love smaller Seikos and think this could be a nice replacement for the SLA017 that I (foolishly) sold.
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Old 22 March 2020, 04:09 AM   #19
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I like it. If I were to buy one, I’ll be selling my Turtle SRP773. I love the dimensions.
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Old 24 May 2020, 09:54 AM   #20
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Put a down payment with an AD on a SPB145 today for delivery in July So I'm counted in.

I liked the bronzish dial. Separates from the traditional black SPB143 and not a fan of the SPB149 limited edition blue color.

Looking forward to it. Hopefully Crafter Blue will make a rubber strap or an equally high quality vulcanized rubber strap maker. Be nice to swap with the bracelet.

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Old 23 June 2020, 12:23 PM   #21
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I’ve become obsessed with these. Thinking seriously about picking up an SPB143. Wondering if it’ll be hard to get my hands on one.
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Old 24 June 2020, 06:18 AM   #22
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I’ve become obsessed with these. Thinking seriously about picking up an SPB143. Wondering if it’ll be hard to get my hands on one.
LOL, obsessed! I put a deposit down with an AD on a SPB145 noted above. I'm sure you can still do the same now. Just impatiently waiting for her to arrive.

The SPB145 changes it up a bit with what I think is a cool, different, muted color dial that contrasts nicely with the bezel. Plus it has the lume reminiscent of the buttery vintage Daini factory application. I thought of the SPB143 for about 27 seconds and passed simply for the reason that I own my grandfather's 5513. I couldn't justify another black dial and bezel diver when I have that piece which broke the mold for me as much as I own and love (in varying colors) Seiko divers.
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Old 24 June 2020, 07:52 AM   #23
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LOL, obsessed! I put a deposit down with an AD on a SPB145 noted above. I'm sure you can still do the same now. Just impatiently waiting for her to arrive.

The SPB145 changes it up a bit with what I think is a cool, different, muted color dial that contrasts nicely with the bezel. Plus it has the lume reminiscent of the buttery vintage Daini factory application. I thought of the SPB143 for about 27 seconds and passed simply for the reason that I own my grandfather's 5513. I couldn't justify another black dial and bezel diver when I have that piece which broke the mold for me as much as I own and love (in varying colors) Seiko divers.


Yes! I’m wrestling with that because of my 1680...but I feel like I would wear this more. It has the same 60s diver spirit but I won’t worry about it much. You’ve got me thinking now though...
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Old 24 June 2020, 08:03 AM   #24
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Yes! I’m wrestling with that because of my 1680...but I feel like I would wear this more. It has the same 60s diver spirit but I won’t worry about it much. You’ve got me thinking now though...
I hope I'm not the devil on your shoulders!

Hey man, we only go around once, so if you have the cheddar and feel the itch, count your blessings and treat yourself.

For me, I just needed something a little different to justify the expense, rather than have a vintage inspired diver that fits in the family of an actual vintage diver I own.
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Hey man, we only go around once, so if you have the cheddar and feel the itch, count your blessings and treat yourself.



For me, I just needed something a little different to justify the expense, rather than have a vintage inspired diver that fits in the family of an actual vintage diver I own.

I haven’t seen the Canadian MSRP yet. I’ll gauge my enthusiasm for a need for something very similar once I do.
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Seiko SPB145J1 - $1595 CAD
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Thank you. I think I’m still in. ;-)
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Sounds like they’re starting to be delivered. Just saw James Stacey’s 143 on the HODINKEE instagram. Looks amazing.
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Sounds like they’re starting to be delivered. Just saw James Stacey’s 143 on the HODINKEE instagram. Looks amazing.


Correction. He got the JDM version so it’s the SBDC101. I guess that how he got it early.

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Correction. He got the JDM version so it’s the SBDC101. I guess that how he got it early.

What does JDM version mean?
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