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PostSubject: New Sumo Bezel Insert - Classic or Nascar?   New Sumo Bezel Insert - Classic or Nascar? Icon_minitimeFri Apr 23, 2010 9:14 am

One of the criticisms of the Sumo has been the bezel Font chosen. Some have referred to it as the "NASCAR Font". Obviously I like the Sumo and was relived to find it wears smaller than the #s would indicate but I can't help but admit that the font on the Bezel was my least favorite part of the watch.

Harold Ng has released a Bezel Insert replacement for the Sumo that is more traditional in appearance.

So, what do you think?

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PostSubject: Re: New Sumo Bezel Insert - Classic or Nascar?   New Sumo Bezel Insert - Classic or Nascar? Icon_minitimeFri Apr 23, 2010 9:23 am

I am totally not into NASCAR...

...that said, I like the BOLDER bezel better!

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PostSubject: Re: New Sumo Bezel Insert - Classic or Nascar?   New Sumo Bezel Insert - Classic or Nascar? Icon_minitimeFri Apr 23, 2010 9:26 am

I found the original post by yobokies

For sale here brand new custom made aluminum bezel insert ring for Seiko Sumo. Made 1:1 from the original with SMALLER fonts. US$29 each shipped.
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Pip with matching Sumo green lume+lens(like the ones used on my 6309 inserts)
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Exact contour as the original:
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Both my custom and stock inserts side-by-side
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PostSubject: Re: New Sumo Bezel Insert - Classic or Nascar?   New Sumo Bezel Insert - Classic or Nascar? Icon_minitimeFri Apr 23, 2010 9:27 am

I like the orignial beter...IMO - it fits the design of the watch

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. . . I prefer the original. It is one of the better features of the watch IMO . . . .
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I am feeling some SUMO-itis...how wide is the bracelet?

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. . . Ah, the bracelet. Just my opinion here, but the bracelet is the shortfall of the watch. It is a 20mm I believe, too narrow and light for the watch at any rate. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice bracelet . . . same Seiko earmarks as others . . . but is light.

. . . In fact Sean turned me on to an oyster style replacement with a MM clasp from Seiya that I am looking at seriously. It's either that or an Anvil from Harold.

. . . I'll be interested to see Doc's take on this as well . . .
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. . . Ah, the bracelet. Just my opinion here, but the bracelet is the shortfall of the watch. It is a 20mm I believe, too narrow and light for the watch at any rate. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice bracelet . . . same Seiko earmarks as others . . . but is light.

. . . In fact Sean turned me on to an oyster style replacement with a MM clasp from Seiya that I am looking at seriously. It's either that or an Anvil from Harold.

. . . I'll be interested to see Doc's take on this as well . . .

yeah, I just dont get a big, honking watch with a 20mm bracelet!!!!!!!

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I would prefer a 22mm on this one but like the bracelet otherwise. It's typical of Seiko's mid-range bracelets, uses collar and pins, and solid 1 piece links. I've thought about the Anvil and the one with the MM300 clasp but neither seems as dressy as the one that comes on the Sumo and it is a Dress Diver after all.

If you want a wider bracelet option there are Anvils at 22mm that have 20mm endlinks.
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Docrwm wrote:
I would prefer a 22mm on this one but like the bracelet otherwise. It's typical of Seiko's mid-range bracelets, uses collar and pins, and solid 1 piece links. I've thought about the Anvil and the one with the MM300 clasp but neither seems as dressy as the one that comes on the Sumo and it is a Dress Diver after all.

If you want a wider bracelet option there are Anvils at 22mm that have 20mm endlinks.

Do any of the Seikos have 24mm bracelets?

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looks better on the stock insert and alot of watches look great on 20mm bracelet, they do it for comfort, its kinda tough wearing a 24mm steel bracelet all day unless it tapers down to 22mm. Same reason rolex tapers their bracelet, it makes the watches much easier to wear!!
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Docrwm wrote:
I would prefer a 22mm on this one but like the bracelet otherwise. It's typical of Seiko's mid-range bracelets, uses collar and pins, and solid 1 piece links. I've thought about the Anvil and the one with the MM300 clasp but neither seems as dressy as the one that comes on the Sumo and it is a Dress Diver after all.

If you want a wider bracelet option there are Anvils at 22mm that have 20mm endlinks.

Do any of the Seikos have 24mm bracelets?
Yep...I saw a couple of vintage seikos with 24mm tapered bracelets the other day...not sure if you would like the styling, but they exist. I can track them down if you like...may be worth asking a question on the Seiko Citizen forum, those guys will know!

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andrema wrote:
Anomaly wrote:
Docrwm wrote:
I would prefer a 22mm on this one but like the bracelet otherwise. It's typical of Seiko's mid-range bracelets, uses collar and pins, and solid 1 piece links. I've thought about the Anvil and the one with the MM300 clasp but neither seems as dressy as the one that comes on the Sumo and it is a Dress Diver after all.

If you want a wider bracelet option there are Anvils at 22mm that have 20mm endlinks.

Do any of the Seikos have 24mm bracelets?
Yep...I saw a couple of vintage seikos with 24mm tapered bracelets the other day...not sure if you would like the styling, but they exist. I can track them down if you like...may be worth asking a question on the Seiko Citizen forum, those guys will know!

Good Idea!

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I honestly do like both bezels. However, I think the original
one, with it's big numbers fits the watch better. It's a BIG,
and bold watch, so it needs some BIG, and bold numbers on
the bezel imho ! New Sumo Bezel Insert - Classic or Nascar? Icon_smile The other one is fine if you want to tone
it down though !

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For this watch, I choose the original. The classic is all around and seen frequently on many divers.
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I like the original, bigger numerals, as someone else said, I think it fits the watch better. I'd New Sumo Bezel Insert - Classic or Nascar? 869119 the person that called it "NASCRAP" to me (I HATE that WWE of racing). I highly doubt that was Seiko's inspiration for the design.

With Tissot being the (disappointingly surprising) Official Timekeeper of NASCRAP, I wonder if they'll come out with a NASCRAP bezel. Oh, look... it's a dial.
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I like the original, bigger numerals, as someone else said, I think it fits the watch better. I'd New Sumo Bezel Insert - Classic or Nascar? 869119 the person that called it "NASCRAP" to me (I HATE that WWE of racing). I highly doubt that was Seiko's inspiration for the design.

With Tissot being the (disappointingly surprising) Official Timekeeper of NASCRAP, I wonder if they'll come out with a NASCRAP bezel. Oh, look... it's a dial.
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Didn't mean to offend Tim. Just that is what many have called the numerals on the bezel. I thought about the new one with the classic #s but am going to stick with the stock bracelet and bezel, at least for now.
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