Seiko SNKF05K “BFS” Automatic review

 

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Background

Sometimes I hate Seiko. I really do.

Especially when the company releases an affordable model that makes me want to buy one immediately and then I see an almost similar model with a different dial and both are equally attractive. I get torn between the two and here’s the dilemma: Choose one or buy both?

Well, that’s exactly what happened to me when I had just purchased a brand new, SNKF11K and also craved for the SNKF05K at the same time.

It’s also infrequent that Seiko throws at my face two newly launched, affordable and attractive looking models that in fact, I ended up buying both of them in a matter of two days apart.  It’s certainly good business for Seiko but bad for definitely my wallet. Who said that watch collecting isn’t addictive? ;-)


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Originally posted 2008-07-26 23:14:04.

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.

    An Interview with Higuchi Inc

    This may be somewhat old news, but I thought it’s still a worthy mention in Quartzimodo’s Time Journal. :-)

    If you haven’t already read the superb interview at the GMT+9 blog, here’s the inside scoop on the man who has been highly instrumental in giving watch enthusiasts around the globe access to Japanese market Seikos that are normally not sold outside of Japan.

    While there are several online watch vendors in Japan, unfortunately many do not sell to overseas customers, including yours truly. It’s most probably due to the English language barrier itself or a lack of interest in opening their online business to the outside world.


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    Originally posted 2008-11-12 23:19:10.

    A Farewell to “The Last Samurai”

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    No, this post has nothing to do with the 2003 epic Tom Cruise movie that happens to be one of my all-time favorite flicks. :-) Rather, a little bird told me that Seiko has very recently indicated that their popular and lovable titanium “Samurai” divers are well on their way to total extinction.

    As much as I liked “The Last Samurai” film, I liked the timepieces from Seiko that happens to share the same nickname even better.

    And by that, I mean the SBDA-series, Japan market Seiko dive watches affectionately known as the “Samurai”.


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    Originally posted 2008-11-11 23:42:29.

    Thoughts on the new Seiko 5 Sports “Monster Lites”

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    Just when I thought I had seen an interesting new series of  Rolex Submariner inspired SNZF11K/13K/19K sports watches (they were introduced not hardly three months ago) along comes their latest SNZF-series designs that stylistically, reek of the classic Monster divers

    Although no official nickname has been bestowed on this latest offering from Seiko, I kind of liked the suggestion that someone threw in SCWF – the “Monster Jr” or “Monster Lite”. Since this watch appears to be within the size parameters of the original Monster divers, I thought “Monster Lite” would be the more befitting nickname.


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    Originally posted 2008-10-27 00:42:59.

    Citizen Nighthawk BJ7010-16F review

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    Watch History

     

    Background

    I’m the sort of person who seldom buys watches on impulse unless the particular timepiece exerts a powerful influence on me that I had to go ahead and pull the trigger on one.

    The saying goes like so: “a fool and his money will soon be parted”. Nothing could be further than the truth but in my case, I was a happy fool anyway! :-)

    After owning my first ever Citizen Eco Drive – a Nighthawk BJ7017-59ET, a watch that I had procrastinated buying for years, the leather-clad BJ7010-16F needed no further introduction for me. I knew how lovable a Nighthawk could be once I got accustomed to its looks and err…quartz based movement.


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    Originally posted 2009-01-28 22:48:00.

    Seiko SKX011J Diver’s 200m review

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    Watch History

     

    Background

    The SKX011J is the orange dialed 7s26-0020 diver from Seiko. It was first released in the mid 90s as the SKX011K, which was mostly probably targeted at the SE Asian market. The SKX011K has since been discontinued, while it's unclear as to why Seiko stopped making the "K" version, it may be possible that the model wasn't retailing too well.


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    Originally posted 2008-03-16 16:34:33.

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