Seiko 5 SRP48X "Baby Monster" Automatic Watch

Seiko 5 SRP48X "Baby Monster" Automatic Watch

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Seiko’s “Baby Monster” is derived from the company’s original “Monster” line, which featured the same chunky hands and dial layout. This version—much more affordable than its predecessor—scales the water resistance down to a still-commendable 100 meters, and swaps out the screw-down crown for a standard one Read More

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RayF
21949
Jun 13, 2020
Was just going over the comments from this old drop and all I can say is congratulations to everyone who actually scored one of these at MD's price of $140 because buddy, that ain't never gonna happen again! Couple of reasons for that: first, in all likelihood the watch has probably been discontinued in both colors (Blue and Orange) and second, we just don't get those kinds of deals anymore on Seiko--hell, we barely get any damn Seikos around here period! There's a lesson in all that--this watch had dropped a couple of times if memory serves, and more than a few guys (**see note below) passed it up thinking there was no particular rush to purchase one--perhaps it wasn't their first choice for a new watch, maybe they couldn't decide on the color, and since it had always been around, they likely thought it would continue to be around--until that day when it wasn't! Yes, watch fans, that day came and went a long time ago and I'm bet'n none of us got that email--the one telling us this was the last time we'd see the Ice Monster, and the last time we'd see a Seiko at what now turns out to have been a better than 50% discount...
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It's a bitter pill to swallow, but after checking the usual discount sites this morning--Amazon looks to be the only seller with inventory, and their price is $319 for Blue, and $379 for Orange! Whether that price makes sense to you at this point is between you and your wallet, but I can only imagine New, In-box prices for these and all the other discontinued Seikos (SKX, SARB, etc...) we all thought would be around forever, are only going to climb higher. If that price doesn't work for you, it looks like the only alternative is the used market. So, what do you think? Is the Baby Ice Monster worth three hundred bucks, or would you rather spend about that much for one of the new models in Seiko 5 line? **NOTE: as of today, MD has sold more than seven hundred Ice Monster and has received more than 1,000 requests for more. I'm sure MD wishes they could source another few hundred just as much as the guys who missed out do...
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Lecorney
17
Mar 26, 2020
Seem's like it's about time to drop that baby again. Can't wait to jump on it!
RayF
21949
Apr 12, 2020
I don’t think that’s going happen; they’re starting to get scarce (discontinued so far as I know).
Lecorney
17
Apr 14, 2020
You're probably right, the last drop was 8 months ago if I'm not mistaken. Looks like they're taking away the majority of noteworthy watch deals on MD. What a pity!
UncSam
37
Aug 22, 2019
I have to ask because I can't find it on this website. What if the watch arrives not working or damaged? Are returns allowed? Does drop have customer service?I'm ready to order one!
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UncSam
37
Aug 26, 2019
Thanks Mr. Ray However it is too late to order the watch.
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RayF
21949
Aug 26, 2019
It was up for days--you blew it! Chances are pretty good we'll see it again in a month or two, but there's always eBay if not. Meantime, don't be a chicken, MD sell's tons of watches--on the off chance that you get bad one, they'll take care of it. And remember--if a watch breaks, it probably wasn't any good to begin with!
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Lostabroad
64
Aug 20, 2019
Watch people love this Seiko, but I can't seem to wrap my head around why. I'm not totally knocking it, but it seems a little overboard in all ways. I would have thought a watch person would want more subtle design language. What am I missing guys? What makes this desirable? I feel like a noob because I don't dig it. To me, this look like a GShock. And GShocks are not bad, but more utilitarian than this type of watch.
RayF
21949
Aug 22, 2019
If you’ve got visions of Subs and Speedmasters dancing in your head when you consider this watch, it’s very definitely going to cloud your judgement. This guys DNA is strictly Seiko Monster—more Godzilla, than fancy Swiss Cheese ;- )
RayF
21949
Aug 22, 2019
I think I speak for everyone in the MD watch community, when I say we are virulently opposed to any form of flatulence on this site—be it Self, or in conjunction with another member!!!
alexcasti
0
Aug 20, 2019
hi how much to ship to italy???
Kizer
116
Aug 20, 2019
It looks beautiful - I wish they did that in quartz (I'm a heathen). Out of curiosity - can these be wound up if they're not worn for a while?
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MH1964
1
Aug 21, 2019
Yes, you can hand wind it. The power reserve (when fully wound) is about 40 hours.
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UncSam
37
Aug 22, 2019
I'm a heathen too!
Hewitt29
Aug 20, 2019
One of the all time best drops on here ! Must get it guys ! Big Monster brother says hi ! 👇
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Kunut_Vorapipat
24
Aug 20, 2019
Aww When I thought I will get a good deal but when I spend sometime looking, it's only USD177 in Thailand with full warranty from distributor and I can get it instantly. In here it will cost me USD154. Plus I might get to pay tax for who know how much depending on each inspector. Not worth it for me here.
PETER706682
30
Aug 19, 2019
Got the silver one last time I'm thinking about the Orange 1 but the timing is very bad. I am in between jobs and paychecks are going to be short
PETER706682
30
Aug 21, 2019
Just kidding very tempting I just don't know how many weeks before I start getting checks again
RayF
21949
Aug 21, 2019
Well I'm still a big fan of eating and dealing with the rest of life's financial annoyances first, but I trust you to make the right decision ;- )
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Watchyoutalkingabout
Aug 19, 2019
Great watch. It’s my Yachtmaster alternative.
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RayF
21949
Aug 20, 2019
Ooh--that's a good analogy--I'm going to steel it!
Watchyoutalkingabout
Aug 20, 2019
Ahhhh ‘steel it’. I see what you did there.
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Was just going over the comments from this old drop and all I can say is congratulations to everyone who actually scored one of these at MD's price of $140 because buddy, that ain't never gonna happen again! Couple of reasons for that: first, in all likelihood the watch has probably been discontinued in both colors (Blue and Orange) and second, we just don't get those kinds of deals anymore on Seiko--hell, we barely get any damn Seikos around here period! There's a lesson in all that--this watch had dropped a couple of times if memory serves, and more than a few guys (**see note below) passed it up thinking there was no particular rush to purchase one--perhaps it wasn't their first choice for a new watch, maybe they couldn't decide on the color, and since it had always been around, they likely thought it would continue to be around--until that day when it wasn't! Yes, watch fans, that day came and went a long time ago and I'm bet'n none of us got that email--the one telling us this was the last time we'd see the Ice Monster, and the last time we'd see a Seiko at what now turns out to have been a better than 50% discount... [image] It's a bitter pill to swallow, but after checking the usual discount sites this morning--Amazon looks to be the only seller with inventory, and their price is $319 for Blue, and $379 for Orange! Whether that price makes sense to you at this point is between you and your wallet, but I can only imagine New, In-box prices for these and all the other discontinued Seikos (SKX, SARB, etc...) we all thought would be around forever, are only going to climb higher. If that price doesn't work for you, it looks like the only alternative is the used market. So, what do you think? Is the Baby Ice Monster worth three hundred bucks, or would you rather spend about that much for one of the new models in Seiko 5 line? **NOTE: as of today, MD has sold more than seven hundred Ice Monster and has received more than 1,000 requests for more. I'm sure MD wishes they could source another few hundred just as much as the guys who missed out do... [image]