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nova
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Here is an 7A28 Speedmaster homage

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/onemore/item/sbtq073/

SBTQ073 - white dial

SBTQ075 - blue dial

SBTQ077 - black dial

SBTQ079 - all black


October 30, 2012 at 5:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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And rightfully so - about time Seiko produced a decent homage to their own 7A28 Speedmasters ! 


Far nicer than the Spirit SBPP001 'Omega Speedmaster' homage they came out with a couple of years ago:



October 30, 2012 at 6:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

nova
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looks more like a Tag Heuer Carrera


October 30, 2012 at 6:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Sorry. Perhaps instead of just 'Omega Speedmaster', I should have written 'Omega Speedmaster Date Reduced'. :P



October 30, 2012 at 8:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

nova
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maybe it is the Omega Ref. 3210.50.00

8)

October 30, 2012 at 8:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Who cares ? :P They're all Speedmasters (of one flavour or another). The photo I posted was off a replica website. :lol:


Here's a better photo of the SBQT073 7T11 which looks the closest to any of the original 7A28's (the 7A28-7010).




Personally, I'd sooner have the real thing than a homage. 


October 30, 2012 at 8:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

nova
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If you find one

7A28-7010

It's a real nice Speedmaster

I'm searching a bracelet YA16A for this 7A28

http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7791807-wtb-speedmasterclasp-

October 30, 2012 at 8:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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To be perfectly honest, Andre, if I really wanted a nice example (now) of a 7A28-7010, which I don't -  I'd be looking on Yahoo Japan.

Along with the equivalent black-dialed 7A28-701A, they're relatively common in Japan - naturally, having been a home market model.

Here's one that was listed yesterday: http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f114521790 (ridiculously overpriced at 56,000 Yen).

Most of the examples you'll see on eBay (particularly from the Philippines) are usually a bit tired-looking.

I distinctly remember seeing a mint / N.O.S. 7A28-7010 offered on eBay Germany (but by a Swiss seller) in May 2009.

SEIKO Speedmaster Chronograph 7A28 *** neu - mint *** (item # 220403060886) - long since dropped off eBay history.

I though about it for a while, but deferred to a US 7Axx collector who obviously wanted it more than I did. He won it. :)

October 31, 2012 at 2:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

bmwboris
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Seiko7A38 at October 30, 2012 at 6:11 AM

And rightfully so - about time Seiko produced a decent homage to their own 7A28 Speedmasters ! 


Far nicer than the Spirit SBPP001 'Omega Speedmaster' homage they came out with a couple of years ago:



Hope my commentary doesn't cause a backlash, and whilst I acknowledge it resembles the Omega and Tag, and it's not quite as accurate as say a 7AXX movement,  but I actually quite like it!!!!!

October 31, 2012 at 10:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Why should it cause a backlash, Con ? :/ That's what forums are for - voicing one's opinions. ;)

Besides, athough technically a Seiko 7Txx movement, the Spirit model Andre started this thread off with isn't a vintage 7Txx, as such.

Personally I prefer the white dialed version of Seiko's 'Omega Speedmaster', the SBPP003. Now, if only they'd done it as a 'panda'. 




Incidentally the SBPP001 and SBPP003 were powered by Seiko's 7T62 movement..


Seiko have been producing retro' look chrono's for the last few years. Many of them have been marketed under the 'Spirit' banner.

Here's another, the SCEA001, powered by the V654 movement: http://www.chronograph.com/store/mli_viewItem.asp?idproduct=2182



Check out the Chronograph script on the dial. Looks vaguely familiar ?

More photos here: http://forums.seikoclubsg.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=855


November 1, 2012 at 3:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Now if you want a real (70's rather than 80's) retro-look, there's Seiko's AGAV014 and AGAV022 sold under their Wired fashion brand.

These are clearly a tribute / homage / whatever to Seiko's 6138-xxxx chronos, and one dial design in particular ....



Next couple of photos are borrowed from various WRUW threads on WatchUSeek.






But there are plenty more in this dedicated thread on Uhrforum.de: http://uhrforum.de/seiko-wired-chronograph-ref-agav-014-a-t85239

.... including this side-by-side comparison shot:




Both these are again powered by Seiko's 7T11 quartz movement - unlike the original 6138's which were automatics.

November 1, 2012 at 3:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

6309 7049
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Seiko7A38 at October 30, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Who cares ? :P They're all Speedmasters (of one flavour or another). The photo I posted was off a replica website. :lol:


Here's a better photo of the SBQT073 7T11 which looks the closest to any of the original 7A28's (the 7A28-7010).




Personally, I'd sooner have the real thing than a homage. 



Very beautiful. One of the more beautiful 7a28.
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November 2, 2012 at 10:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

nova
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And here is a 600 pieces Limited Edition with 7T62 movement

Titanium Bullhead Speedmaster

SBDP021


November 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Those aren't exactly a new Seiko 'retro' release, Andre. They've been around for a good while - maybe nearly 10 years now, IIRC.



Plenty more photos here: http://timeuniverse.com/photodatabase/watches/chrono_quartz/SBDP021/index.html

November 28, 2012 at 9:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Speaking of retro-look quartz Seiko Bullhead chrono's, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned these, particularly the brown one:


Sales code:  SCEB009                                     SCEB011                                     SCEB013                                      SCEB015 


There was a 4 page long thread about them on SCWF a few weeks ago: http://www.thewatchsite.com/index.php/topic,38018.0.html

They're 7T92 powered. Latest update in this isolated post two days ago: http://www.thewatchsite.com/index.php/topic,38880.0html



November 28, 2012 at 11:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

nova
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fresh Release from Japan 04/2013

A Solar Panda

SBPY085


May 24, 2013 at 6:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Athough I've never personally been a big fan of the original 7A28-6000 'Bishop', with all the talk on other watch forums, it would be remiss not to make a brief mention here of Seiko's latest 'heritage tribute' quartz chronograph - the Seiko Spirit Smart by Giugiaro:



Caliber is 7T12. Sales product code is SCED003. Limited Edition of 500 pieces. R.R.P. is ¥33,600 JPY (approximately $333 USD).

See: http://m.hypebeast.com/2013/7/giorgetto-giugiaro-x-seiko-30th-anniversary-speedmaster-chronograph for more information.


Seiko's Japanese web page: http://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/spirit/giugiaro/ - there are also 5 other colour / finish variations besides:


July 5, 2013 at 5:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Konkordski
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Very cool, would be tempted at the JDM prices (£200~222) but with third-party purchase / fees and duty / VAT they'd be nearer £400 landed in the UK :/ They obviously don't see much of a global market for remakes but they could easily sell another 500 of the Bishop's internationally.

July 7, 2013 at 8:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko's marketing people have obviously mis-judged the potential demand for a repro' Bishop. :roll:

Especially if this poster on SCWF is correct in stating that all online pre-orders are already sold out. Retail release isn't due till 19th. :/

July 7, 2013 at 10:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Konkordski
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Already hitting eBay at 50% mark-up of course :roll:

At least if they're going down a storm it might encourage them to re-issue more 7As :) even if these appear built down to a price rather than up to the same standard.  Crown position rules out the "Ripley" design though. 

Perhaps some useful parts might fit real 7As, bezel ring, glass, pushers, etc... ;) Different crown/pusher arrangement probably a good thing to avoid all sorts of botched 7A repairs and frankens.


July 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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