Seiko Prospex SRPA Automatic Scuba Diver's Watch
Seiko Prospex SRPA Automatic Scuba Diver's Watch
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At nearly 52 millimeters wide, the Seiko Prospex SRPA Scuba watch is large and in charge. But it’s got plenty of function to warrant the sizeable case ... Read More

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hgoor
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Dec 3, 2018
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Damnit MD! You guys needs to check your d*** mailings and the photos in it and then check it against the drop itself. WHERE oh, WHERE are the PADI models? The one in the mailing IS marked PADI and then you get here and NEITHER one is a PADI version NOR is it the color version from the mailing! GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER!
Dec 3, 2018
hungc47
5
Dec 3, 2018
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Just buy a Panerai
Dec 3, 2018
GLG20
49
Dec 1, 2018
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Very unprofessional MD. The pic you sent me in an email of the watch being dropped is not one of the ones being offered. I would get this watch in that color. WTF?
Dec 1, 2018
slb1961
82
Nov 30, 2018
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I already have one, but wanted to say that it's an awesome watch! Wish the PADI was around when I did, but rest assured, it can dive and is a solid watch. Just have to wear it or wind it (or buy a winder)!
Nov 30, 2018
slb1961
82
Nov 30, 2018
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Hmm, don't see the PADI in the options, although it's in the emails and description. I must be blind...
Nov 30, 2018
hgoor
1806
Dec 3, 2018
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No, you're not blind. As before this is just some stupid MD laziness...
Dec 3, 2018
Seamusm
38
Nov 30, 2018
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Gnomo watches has the j model for an extra $20 and free world wide shipping and a warranty and you'll have ot in a couple days vs. a couple months. I stopped checking massdrop for a while because I never found deals. I think I need to stop permanently.
Nov 30, 2018
andrewebay1
145
Nov 30, 2018
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SAMURAI!!
Nov 30, 2018
Seamusm
38
Nov 30, 2018
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Wait for amazon to have a special. Last samurai I bought cost me $325 CDN from amazon.ca
Nov 30, 2018
andrewebay1
145
Nov 30, 2018
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I see them currently for $375-$399. $200-$250 would be a nice group buy price..
Nov 30, 2018
VegaS10
50
Nov 30, 2018
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I stopped reading at 52mm.
Nov 30, 2018
DanaMerizzi
17
Nov 29, 2018
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Ugh. $400 and you don't even get a sapphire crystal. Lame Seiko, lame!
Nov 29, 2018
McJimmis
142
Dec 2, 2018
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There is definitely a lot of profit to be made off $4 per unit.
Dec 2, 2018
josh_b
157
Dec 2, 2018
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That's true. This is what I wrote previously: Yes, when you pinch pennies in mass production then you can save a lot of money. But aftermarket sapphire crystals are produced in small lots, hence the 10-15% price difference. I have no doubt that Seiko could figure out how to source sapphire at volume for the same cost as hardlex if they were so inclined. But suppose they couldn't. What would that mean? Suppose product development, manufacturing and distribution costs Seiko 80% of a watch's sale price. That's a pretty conservative estimate. For a $400 watch, that means Seiko keeps $40. But if they use sapphire, they now they have a net $4 additional expense, so they only keep $36. Used to be they made $4000 by selling 100 watches. Now they need to sell 111 watches to make the same.. That's an 11% increase in sales in order to break even. If sapphire is really such a terrific selling point as several folks in this thread have argued, then 11% should be no problem at all. And if 80% and $4 are too conservative (my guess is they are) then Seiko isn't gaining anything by withholding that precious sapphire.
Dec 2, 2018
lrlevy
2
Nov 29, 2018
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Amazon is cheaper. 
Nov 29, 2018
ArikJohnson
9
Nov 29, 2018
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I'm done buying Seiko until they fix the chapter ring alignment issues and stock sapphire crystals on anything north of US$200. If we all do likewise, they'll fix both.
Nov 29, 2018
ArikJohnson
9
Dec 1, 2018
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Agreed on the modding, removing the chapter ring entirely or replacing with a plain stainless has been my only way of coping with the repeated poor alignment issues. Hardlex is ok... until I scratch it. Then it's an aftermarket upgrade to sapphire. I can handle Hardlex on an SKX but the Turtles should really come standard with sapphire IMHO. Oh well, it's allowed my otherwise faithful Seiko relationship to flirt with Glycine and now that's gotten my wandering eye looking at an entry-level Omega Speedmaster, for crying out loud!
Dec 1, 2018
josh_b
157
Dec 2, 2018
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Yeah, there are some stunning Glycine watches out there. And I have to say that I'm dreading the day when I get an itch for an Omega. My father wore one. I think maybe I don't feel worthy of an Omega yet... and that's probably the only thing protecting me and my bank account! Regarding sapphire, I'm tough on my watches, but I rarely scratch the crystals because my habit is to wear a watch on the inside of my wrist. I figure I'll take a watch for service every couple of years-- regulate movement, replace gaskets, maybe polish, and sure, replace crystal while we're at it. Crystals just aren't that big of a deal to me. But I do realize that other people have different requirements and expectations for their watches.
Dec 2, 2018
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