Seiko SNA141P military chronograph review

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Watch History

 

Background

This nice looking watch actually fulfilled two of my personal watch collecting criteria. Firstly, I was looking for a military look Seiko and secondly, I decided to have a representative from the 7T62 alarm chronograph family. I was aware of the various military-styled Seiko 5 watches available, such as the SNK427K model and its cousins but they were non-chronograph watches.

It took some mulling about for several months before I decided to buy the SNA141P. This model wasn't found at the local watch stores in Kuala Lumpur so I had to resort to buying from Pokemonyu on eBay. I knew that Seiko is notorious for discontinuing models that they feel are not their best-sellers (whether you really like the watch or not) so I made up my mind to get one before the SNA141P was pulled off the market.


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Originally posted 2008-06-30 21:20:28.

Seiko SKX031K “Submariner” review

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Watch History

Background

Pop quiz folks – what resembles a Rolex Submariner watch, says “SEIKO” on the dial, has a screw-in crown and costs a fraction of the price of the watch that it pays homage to?

No prizes for guessing, it’s none other than the Seiko SKX031K – Seiko’s timeless tribute to the Rolex Submariner. The SKX031K has been around for over a decade (it debuted in 1996 with the introduction of the 7s26 automatic caliber) and sales of this model appears to be still going strong despite its age in the market.


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Originally posted 2008-10-17 07:46:00.

How to spot a fake Seiko watch (revised)

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In the multi-million dollar world of fake and replica watches, you are certainly forgiven if you thought that only Swiss marques are targeted by counterfeiters in the Far East. High end Swiss brands like Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Patek Philippe, Longines and TAG Heuer are the usual victims. The replica watch industry exists so long as there is enough demand and believe me, there is enough global demand for knock-off timepieces.


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Originally posted 2008-03-16 23:47:45.

Seiko Prospex SBDC001 Scuba 200m review

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Watch History

  • Date acquired: Apr 21 2007
  • Production date: Mar 2007
  • Source: Higuchi Inc, Japan
  • Price paid: JPY47,000 (USD429)
  • Status: In production

    Background

    When stock photos of the SBDC-series divers first appeared on the Internet in early 2007, it created huge ripples in the watch forum communities. It caused widespread excitement and speculation among the Seiko diver watch fans. This was the watch that Seiko enthusiasts had been eagerly anticipating for a very long time. It wasn't just the fact that these were entirely new models, they were also the first Seiko divers based on the relatively new manual winding and hacking 6R15 automatic caliber.


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    Originally posted 2009-09-04 22:38:00.

    How to tell when your Seiko watch was made (Part 1)

    screenshot069 small2How to tell when your Seiko watch was made (Part 1)

    So, you've just purchased a used or new Seiko watch. Congratulations!  Have you ever wondered when your watch rolled off the assembly line at the factory? In other words, when was it manufactured? Questions relating to the production date of Seikos frequently pop up in various watch forums from time to time.

    Well, in case you didn't know this, the answer to this question actually lies in the set of numbers that are etched or printed on every Seiko watch made. Chances are if you ask watch store assistants when that particular Seiko watch you're interested in buying was made, you'll get a blank expression from them. Either that, or they'll come up with an excuse for not knowing by saying that it's a new arrival (yeah, right!) icon smileHow to tell when your Seiko watch was made (Part 1)


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    Originally posted 2008-06-25 18:11:54.

    An Interview with Chronograph.com

    In case you haven't heard about Chronograph.com, it's a renowned online watch store operating from the island of Singapore in Southeast Asia. It has many loyal, repeat customers and is known for its impressive array of new and discontinued Seiko watches.

    Chronograph.com was founded by Mr Lee Wee Wah since the mid 1990s and is instrumental for stocking and providing Seiko watch parts that no other online Seiko dealers dare to.

     

    screenshot001An Interview with Chronograph.com

     

    Chronograph.com is also one of the very Internet watch dealers that sell Japan Domestic Market (JDM) Seiko watches that are normally not sold outside Japan. It's become a household name in several watch forums with hundreds of satisfied buyers.

    Check out this exclusive scoop at GMT+9! Kudos to Bryan Andersen for arranging this first ever interview! icon smileAn Interview with Chronograph.com

     

     

    Originally posted 2008-06-12 20:39:28.

    Seiko SBDX005 Professional 600m review

    sbdx005 081Seiko SBDX005 Professional 600m review

    Watch Details

     

    Background

    The SBDX005 was the last 600m automatic dive watch that Seiko produced. Limited to just 1,000 pieces it represents a tribute to the classic 6159-7010 shrouded diver that was made between 1975 and 1978. Some say that its sheer rarity puts its desirability well above above its predecessor, the 6159-7010.

    Released in in the year 2000, this watch is part of Seiko's Prospex line of professional diver's watches and is marketed as the Historical Collection The Year 2000 with only 1,000 pieces to be shared amongst serious diver's watch collectors worldwide. Before getting to know the SBDX005, it would be beneficial to understand its ancestry so that we can appreciate this phenomenal industrial grade diver's watch.


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    Originally posted 2008-03-18 22:08:14.