On one hand, I can't believe I paid this much for a quartz Citizen, but on the other hand, the design and execution of this watch is truly spectacular and a good value. I was turned onto this watch by a few enthusiasts on the WatchUSeek HAQ forum, and everything they said about it is true, starting with the spectacular dial that rivals dials from Grand Seiko. Shipping to the US was via DHL and I paid a little over $100 customs duty through DHL. Watch took about 2 weeks to arrive.
Watch arrived to the US in perfect shape - everything was easy and smooth. IPPO Japan had the best on-line price for this beautiful watch.
There seemed to be some delay in shipping: I got an email saying it was shipped, but Fedex did not show the parcel moving for 2-3 more days. I emailed IPPO and suddenly things were moving. As with all things by courier, I recommend monitoring the progress and be ready to jump in to fix the hiccups - there's always something. When the watch arrived everything was in good order. I would deal with IPPO again.
The watch is made by thitanium so is very lighter than steel bracelet.
Great watch, great service
Love my new Seiko, and it came all the way from Japan in only three days! Great service!
I liked the watch very much. The seller has no questions. We sent the order right away. Delivery to Ukraine took 16 days, traveled across Europe for a very long time. Of course, the clock was stuck at customs, in addition to the duty, I had to pay the broker for customs clearance services (it was this moment that was unpleasant, because the customs authority was in another city and had to fork out another $ 38 for broker services and $ 100 for customs clearance). In any case, it turned out cheaper than buying such a watch in my country, although I expected it to be cheaper.
First I just want to comment on the shipping speed. I ordered the watch on a Sunday in the USA and it was delivered the rolling Wednesday! 3 business days? That is what I am talking about. And now...
The Watch. Seiko SBDC101.. what more can you say? Classic 62mas style with the 6R movement, sapphire, DiaShield? Come one. This watch is a knock out! Absolutely in love with this watch. The machine finishing is top notch, it wears perfectly, and it's a real stunner! The sunburst dark grey bezel is beautiful out in the sun. Many of my customers have commented on the watch so far.
Right now this watch is hot along with the new Willard. Unfortunately they hard to come by at the moment. Ippo had it in stock at a price which I was better than anyone who had one in stock.
Definitely recommend buying any watch from Ippo. The fact that I received this item from Japan to the USA faster than other items I'm still waiting from from the USA says it all.