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Seiko 5 honeymoon via Westgate Mall
avatar June 24, 2020 04:05AM
Snagged the Seiko 5 at Central ....very nice, not crazy expensive. The factory regulated the watch for once, date code Jan 2020. The store had the full line of the new Seiko 5 models available. They carry a large stock of Ball, Omega, Tag, Cyma, Tissot, and on and on.

I wore the SARB Alpinist to the store, and the sales clerk showed me the Prospex Alpinist, $745. Very stunning watch, solid build, powered by the 4R36. After loads of store discounts and promotions the price was reduced to full retail, which is $745. Very desirable watch.

I mentioned to the clerk that the SARB had a sapphire crystal. The sales lady was something of a watch aficianado, which is good if you're selling watches, and hurried to inform me that the SARB was not sapphire. Which was rather funny. The Prospex is sapphire, BTW.

The 9900 baht price includes about 1000 baht of taxes, not itemized. The 1,485 baht discount is their daily markdown, and I think the 420.75 markdown is a credit card promotion. The dollar is falling fast, down from 31.13 on Monday to 30.8 now. Somewhat terrible. Oh yeah.... you get $10 in store coupons for purchases over $150, $20 for purchases over $300. And supposedly another $10 rebate on the credit card bill. Weird. And then put a few points on the store membership card. 7,994.25 baht final price.

Central is owned by the mall developer. So in addition to collecting $30 to $80 thousand in monthly rent per store he has his own store. Westgate mall is like 5 levels and each level is freaking huge. Largest mall is SE Asia.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/24/2020 04:15AM by KentBetts.

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What are you wearing? Wednesday, 24 June, 2020 What are you wearing? Navigating my way through Hump Day Jpeg Attachments John Lind 81 June 24, 2020 03:33AM
Thumbs Up That's the kind of fun, quirky watches I love. Same thing for me Sea-Touch. Video Attachments Zeb 40 June 24, 2020 06:21PM
Thumbs Up Always have admired that Xezo John! One more full-lumer and some infrared photos to share. Smile Jpeg Attachments BF Hammer 48 June 24, 2020 03:31PM
Thumbs Up (n/t) RussMurray 38 June 25, 2020 05:01AM
That straps looks great, Chris! The IR photos with grass and trees always seem so wintry! (n/t) Zeb 39 June 24, 2020 06:43PM
Thumbs Up (n/t) RussMurray 37 June 24, 2020 05:26PM
I love those seldom seen brands! For me too, today... Jpeg Attachments James T. Kirk© 45 June 24, 2020 10:41AM
Thumbs Up I love me some compressors! (n/t) Zeb 40 June 24, 2020 06:43PM
Laughing (n/t) James T. Kirk© 37 June 25, 2020 06:42AM
Sindaco today. Smile Jpeg Attachments Dbyers 49 June 24, 2020 07:50AM
Always a favorite to see, Dan! (n/t) Zeb 38 June 24, 2020 06:43PM
Always liked that one - beautiful dial. Thumbs Up Breil Manta for me. Jpeg Attachments Mike D 48 June 24, 2020 06:25AM
The dark blue and white look very nautical. Smile (n/t) Zeb 40 June 24, 2020 06:45PM
That's got a nice summer vibe to it Thumbs Up (n/t) RussMurray 41 June 24, 2020 06:53AM
It would be pretty easy to get lost in that dial! Very nice Thumbs Up I'm breaking in some new shoes for the Alpinist.. Jpeg Attachments RussMurray 51 June 24, 2020 05:37AM
That color looks great on the Alpinist. Thumbs Up (n/t) Zeb 39 June 24, 2020 06:45PM
Funny - just saw a FB ad for this belt in green - you may need to order it to match this watch and strap. Laughing Image Attachments Mike D 51 June 24, 2020 06:47AM
Hah yeah, I think you're right. I'm reminded of Monty Pythons Matching Tie & Handkerchief record Wink (n/t) RussMurray 41 June 24, 2020 06:52AM
Perfect match. Thumbs Up (n/t) Mike D 46 June 24, 2020 06:25AM
Good looking piece! No change here, still with the SMP. Jpeg Attachments Dre 49 June 24, 2020 05:32AM
Thumbs Up Not to mention the Seamsaster. (n/t) Zeb 40 June 24, 2020 06:46PM
Love that electric blue. Thumbs Up (n/t) Mike D 43 June 24, 2020 06:26AM
Thumbs Up (n/t) RussMurray 41 June 24, 2020 05:39AM
Sharp looking GMT. Thumbs Up Sumo got the call today .... Jpeg Attachments Robmks 45 June 24, 2020 05:24AM
Looks really sharp on the strap, Bob. (n/t) Zeb 39 June 24, 2020 06:46PM
That's how straps should fit - closing the gap. Thumbs Up (n/t) Mike D 42 June 24, 2020 06:26AM
That strap is perfect with the Sumo Thumbs Up (n/t) RussMurray 43 June 24, 2020 05:41AM
Great looking GMT, John! I had mine on before I saw the post. Jpeg Attachments jhargrave 51 June 24, 2020 05:03AM
Perfect Pepsi! (n/t) Zeb 40 June 24, 2020 06:47PM
Sweet pepsi GMT. Thumbs Up (n/t) Mike D 42 June 24, 2020 06:26AM
Good lookin' GMT there Jeff. (n/t) RussMurray 41 June 24, 2020 05:43AM
Very nice! Ticino has some good stuff. A Hangzhou 6460 under the dial? (n/t) John Lind 41 June 24, 2020 05:23AM
That's exactly what it is. Smile (n/t) jhargrave 39 June 24, 2020 06:21AM
Seiko 5 honeymoon via Westgate Mall Jpeg Attachments KentBetts 60 June 24, 2020 04:05AM
I really like these new ones. Sound like you got a good deal! The ones I've seen are more than that (n/t) Zeb 41 June 24, 2020 06:52PM
Thumbs Up Vert nice. (n/t) Mike D 41 June 24, 2020 06:27AM
That's a handsome piece and have to admit, I'm almost warming up to the new logo Wink (n/t) RussMurray 41 June 24, 2020 05:47AM
Thumbs UpThumbs Up Very nice Kent! The Seiko 5 has been the workhorse of their mechanical line John Lind 46 June 24, 2020 04:16AM
Yes I saw that. The 6R15 is no slouch, gets well over 50 hours. Jpeg Attachments KentBetts 53 June 24, 2020 04:25AM

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