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Post by mrneddles on 2012-11-22, 09:10

From Seiko JP, don't have a translator, but apparently in the 28,000 Yen equals $338:
Seiko re-issues the Bullhead SCEB015
Seiko re-issues the Bullhead SCEB009
Seiko re-issues the Bullhead SCEB011
Seiko re-issues the Bullhead SCEB013
http://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/p_search/detail/do.php?no=SCEB013

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Post by AJC on 2012-11-22, 09:28

I like them, I just wish they would of kept the same funky retro styling of the original. Citizen did with their ti ecodrive reissue.

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Post by Ocean on 2012-11-22, 11:14

Not a bad price for the reissue. Does anyone have them for sale?

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Post by Mortuus on 2012-11-22, 23:18

Ocean wrote:Does anyone have them for sale?

I think our Novelist in Residence would know, if anyone on this side of the Pacific does... Conj?

Damn, I love that first one, with the brown and pale yellow dial scheme...my alma mater's exact same colors all those many years ago...

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Post by conjurer on 2012-11-23, 01:14

I saw a posting for these at another forum a few weeks ago; apparently, they first showed up on a thread at WUS where they were thought to be part of the new Seiko Solar line. After looking at them on the Seiko corp page, I didn't see anything indicating they're solar powered, so they're probably battery-quartz with standard Seiko movements, just twisted around to put the pushers at the top.

I'm not sure when they'll be available, but probably they'll be JDM first, so maybe after the first of the year.

I agree with Mort; the brown one gives me a major boner.
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Post by eddiea on 2012-11-23, 07:15

Non Solar....
Here are the specs....

Drive system :Quartz
No Caliber : 7T92
Case material
Stainless steel case back cover (hard coating): Stainless Steel
Glass material: Glass
LumiBrite : Yes (needle index)
Accuracy
15 ± seconds difference per month
Waterproof
Water resistant (10 atm)
Antimagnetic
Battery life : About 3 years
Thickness
12.3mm
Another good beater I guess, non solar is a deal breaker for me.

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Post by conjurer on 2012-11-23, 12:44

I agree that not having the solar movement, while not quite a deal-breaker, is certainly a bummer.

I find it interesting that Citizen has gone almost exclusively to Eco-Drive (solar) in just about every line they offer, while Seiko still lags far behind. I can only guess the reason, which might be that their Asian customers prefer battery-operated quartz.
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Post by AJC on 2012-11-23, 12:48

My girlfriend's coming back from Queens today, I'll be re-issuing my bullhead later this evening.

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Post by conjurer on 2012-11-23, 13:15

AJC wrote:My girlfriend's coming back from Queens today, I'll be re-issuing my bullhead later this evening.

Ewww. Grody.
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Post by eddiea on 2012-11-23, 14:52

conjurer wrote:I agree that not having the solar movement, while not quite a deal-breaker, is certainly a bummer.

I find it interesting that Citizen has gone almost exclusively to Eco-Drive (solar) in just about every line they offer, while Seiko still lags far behind. I can only guess the reason, which might be that their Asian customers prefer battery-operated quartz.
Seiko marketing is puzzling, to say the least...even their "new" solar offerings , offer nothing new (pun intended) from their own el cheapo Pulsar lines used for decades now...and Citizen is catching on the mechanical lines too, really fast.

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Post by AJC on 2012-11-24, 08:52

eddiea wrote:
conjurer wrote:I agree that not having the solar movement, while not quite a deal-breaker, is certainly a bummer.

I find it interesting that Citizen has gone almost exclusively to Eco-Drive (solar) in just about every line they offer, while Seiko still lags far behind. I can only guess the reason, which might be that their Asian customers prefer battery-operated quartz.
Seiko marketing is puzzling, to say the least...even their "new" solar offerings , offer nothing new (pun intended) from their own el cheapo Pulsar lines used for decades now...and Citizen is catching on the mechanical lines too, really fast.

I have been much more interested in citizen than seiko lately.

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Post by Ocean on 2012-11-27, 18:08

Solar would have been a nice update on the Bullhead for a reissue. Still might consider one love my vintage Citizen just haven't been able to get a vintage Seiko.

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Post by Mortuus on 2012-11-27, 22:12

AJC wrote:My girlfriend's coming back from Queens today, I'll be re-issuing my bullhead later this evening.

This made me laugh hard... pig

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Post by mrneddles on 2012-12-09, 15:40

Some new images
Seiko re-issues the Bullhead Sceb011-b
Seiko re-issues the Bullhead Sceb013-b
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Post by fatman on 2012-12-09, 15:46

I really like the plated/blue model.
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Post by conjurer on 2012-12-09, 16:23

I like 'em all. They have me shooting off like Dylan Klebold over here.
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Post by jaw on 2012-12-09, 16:52

Now, these I like. Glad I stopped by.
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Post by Mortuus on 2012-12-09, 18:23

Shocked

conjurer wrote:They have me shooting off like Dylan Klebold over here.

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