Best of Watchville A Fond Look Back At A Classic Seiko Diver, From Fratello
The exemplary type 7S26 plunge watches from Seiko arrived in a plenty of shapes and sizes and shadings, yet there may have been no more polarizing plans than the supposed “Beast” jumpers. These came either on a tie or wristband, and their distinctive highlights were the rocket-transport hands and the profoundly knurled bezel, which sat inside a covered, Seiko Tuna can-esque case. I purchased my own a couple of years after they were first presented in 2000, I actually have it. In addition, I figure it might plainly be the lone watch I have at any point purchased which has really expanded in value.
The Monsters were polarizing plans for essentially the whole time that they were delivered, and they keep on being, however that has not prevented them from beginning to become something of a specialty collectible. In the watch world, where “specialty collectible” can regularly mean something costing however much a pleasant home in a decent suburb, it is ideal to see a marvel like the Monster. It is currently popular enough to make the chase intriguing, yet at the same time reasonable enough for you to pull the trigger in the event that you end up getting one in your sights.
They’re not for everyone, even today, and I didn’t by and by wind up wearing mine all that regularly, however I actually love it and am happy to claim one. The interesting allure of the Monsters, and particularly of the dark dialed SKX779, was the subject of a new review by Michael Stockton over at Fratello, and it’s an extraordinary glance back at a watch that merits its moniker on one level, yet in addition is beginning to look increasingly more like a cutting edge classic.
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