So, my Seiko SARX045 finally arrived and I'm starting to think about my review of this lovely time piece. One thing that I'm really struck by is why this is not called the Tuxedo Samurai? There are so many dramatic angles that it does remind me of my actual Samurai.
This was my first dealings with Gnomon Watches, how did that go?
I researched this JDM (Japan domestic watch) for ages and was all set to go and buy it from one of the Japan import site when I thought, why not try to get it from a reputable dealer and also get DHL delivery. Always a bit iffy with both payment and delivery from the Japan Import type websites. Luckily, they agreed to negotiate on price to get me closer to the equivalent deal directly in Japan and I bought it. It's definitely always worth an ask, my offer was 10% if purchased within 6 hours FYI. The included DHL delivery is a huge advantage since easy to track and very safe. In addition, you get a slightly longer warranty (6 months) and also a totally over-packaged Gnomon branded micro-fiber cloth. Handy, but slightly OTT.
Would I buy from them again? Yep, this transaction went very smoothly so that's an affirmative.
My full review of the watch coming soon....
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