Help me find a Seiko Sarb clone....

Help me find a Seiko Sarb clone....

Joined: April 8th, 2007, 11:50 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 9:22 pm #1

I just love this watch, and I kinda regret flipping it
but the 36mm size just didn't work for me.
It may seem like a trivial thing, but I'm a fairly big guy
in terms of height and am proportional so the 36mm just looks
a little small to me, especially with watches being so much larger nowadays.
I do however love the style of the watch. The proportions are all
perfect, the sword hands, the simple, elegant dial.
Does anyone know of another watch, regardless of brand tha looks close
to this SARB? I've looked, but can't find anything as close as I would like.

Now when you look at the pictures, the watch does not look small at all
but this is some sort of optical thing....watches look 10 lbs heavier on film:)


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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 3:51 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 9:48 pm #2

that's a pretty sweet looking watch!
I TOO am looking for the exact same things as you are and was hoping the Bulova would have done it but not so! The 38mm was perfect as was the Daphne hands and ultra clean simple dial but the 6mm thickness part was just TOO thin!
Hoping too someone will chime in with an alternative!
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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 10:00 pm #3

I just love this watch, and I kinda regret flipping it
but the 36mm size just didn't work for me.
It may seem like a trivial thing, but I'm a fairly big guy
in terms of height and am proportional so the 36mm just looks
a little small to me, especially with watches being so much larger nowadays.
I do however love the style of the watch. The proportions are all
perfect, the sword hands, the simple, elegant dial.
Does anyone know of another watch, regardless of brand tha looks close
to this SARB? I've looked, but can't find anything as close as I would like.

Now when you look at the pictures, the watch does not look small at all
but this is some sort of optical thing....watches look 10 lbs heavier on film:)


I would just try to find another SARB again. Its the one you miss and long for after all.

I'd like a black dialed, perhaps whited too. I really like those cocktail SARBs with the light blue hue sunburst dial.

Maybe an orient alternative might come close.
But like I said earlier, you really want a SARB.
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 10:21 pm #4

I just love this watch, and I kinda regret flipping it
but the 36mm size just didn't work for me.
It may seem like a trivial thing, but I'm a fairly big guy
in terms of height and am proportional so the 36mm just looks
a little small to me, especially with watches being so much larger nowadays.
I do however love the style of the watch. The proportions are all
perfect, the sword hands, the simple, elegant dial.
Does anyone know of another watch, regardless of brand tha looks close
to this SARB? I've looked, but can't find anything as close as I would like.

Now when you look at the pictures, the watch does not look small at all
but this is some sort of optical thing....watches look 10 lbs heavier on film:)


http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNX111-Auto ... B0012VRKYU

There must be other styles in the new Seiko 5 lineup....
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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 10:32 pm #5

good alternative.

This one is not white dial, but I really like it.
Considering this one in 2011.

http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Steel-S ... 009&sr=1-1

Seiko SNZH57K1
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Joined: April 8th, 2007, 11:50 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 11:25 pm #6

I just love this watch, and I kinda regret flipping it
but the 36mm size just didn't work for me.
It may seem like a trivial thing, but I'm a fairly big guy
in terms of height and am proportional so the 36mm just looks
a little small to me, especially with watches being so much larger nowadays.
I do however love the style of the watch. The proportions are all
perfect, the sword hands, the simple, elegant dial.
Does anyone know of another watch, regardless of brand tha looks close
to this SARB? I've looked, but can't find anything as close as I would like.

Now when you look at the pictures, the watch does not look small at all
but this is some sort of optical thing....watches look 10 lbs heavier on film:)


Daphne hands? Anyway, Thanks, I did try in thhe Seiko 5 section, but no cigar.
I've seen a few faint copies...can't remember their names but none came
close to the SARB. I may just have to get it again.
I will probably whittle down the watch "collection" to 2 watches.
The Orient Star 300M but I may try and trade the yellow which I have to
the Black one....I like the North American version with the lions on the
dial. I've actually tried to do this trade but no takers.
So the OS300M and the SARB silver dial with a nice croco strap which I used to
wear my first one on.
I think I could live with only 2....one diver sport watch which I can get wet
and which can take a beating, and a nice classic casual/dress watch for every other occasion.
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 3:51 pm

December 22nd, 2010, 11:39 pm #7

it seems as if almost ALL the watches these days are starting to look all the same! I almost thought I'd never hear myself say this but I am ALL for going back to having watches with ZERO complications and simply have a hour, minute and seconds hand! Having a day or date is fine but for goodness sake..... make it so people with poor vision can at least see the damn thing! A lot, in fact most of todays watches have such a teeny weeny day/date on it that unless you hold it up to your face and squint REAL hard...... you cant read it!!!!
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Joined: April 8th, 2007, 11:50 pm

December 23rd, 2010, 12:17 am #8

that's a pretty sweet looking watch!
I TOO am looking for the exact same things as you are and was hoping the Bulova would have done it but not so! The 38mm was perfect as was the Daphne hands and ultra clean simple dial but the 6mm thickness part was just TOO thin!
Hoping too someone will chime in with an alternative!
strap?...that one is very similar to the SARB is it not?
Or did you sell it?
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Joined: December 1st, 2006, 7:39 pm

December 23rd, 2010, 12:33 am #9

I just love this watch, and I kinda regret flipping it
but the 36mm size just didn't work for me.
It may seem like a trivial thing, but I'm a fairly big guy
in terms of height and am proportional so the 36mm just looks
a little small to me, especially with watches being so much larger nowadays.
I do however love the style of the watch. The proportions are all
perfect, the sword hands, the simple, elegant dial.
Does anyone know of another watch, regardless of brand tha looks close
to this SARB? I've looked, but can't find anything as close as I would like.

Now when you look at the pictures, the watch does not look small at all
but this is some sort of optical thing....watches look 10 lbs heavier on film:)



Specs:

Model Orient Star Classic WZ0111EL
Orient Automatic Movement.
Handwinding and Hacking.
Accuracy: +25 to -15 seconds daily
Sapphire Crystal with A.R. inner coating
See-thru screw down caseback
40mm diameter without crown
12.5mm thick
110gms in weight
100m water resistance
40 hours power reserve
Date Window
Power Reserve Feature
Luminous Hands and indexes
Stainless Steel Case with Rose Gold IP (plating)
Leather Padded Strap with rose gold IP buckle


(jbdan's pic)

http://www.orient-watch.jp/product/cate ... ory_id=106

Cheers

http://anzacsorientwatchspot.blogspot.com/


Tony Lewis
New Zealand
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Joined: April 8th, 2007, 11:50 pm

December 23rd, 2010, 12:39 am #10

It's a beautiful watch, and it may well be that I get this
as an alternative. The only thing I would change on it would
be the hands. I prefer no lume on a dressier watch like this,
but otherwise it's a beaut.
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