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How to spot fake Seiko watches on eBay

    Ever since I wrote the article on spotting fake Seiko watches in this blog, I’ve received many inquiries from readers asking me to verify whether the watch they are looking at on eBay (or have recently purchased) are genuine or otherwise. Although most of the watches are not really that expensive, they still […]

First looks: The new Seiko 4R15 100m automatics

It seems that of late Seiko has spent considerable resources in designing and marketing fresh new designs in a concerted effort to gain a wider market share – especially amongst the younger consumers. Since early 2008, I noticed a strange influx of new models especially in their best selling Seiko 5 and Seiko 5 Sports […]

Seiko 5 Sports SKZ209K Atlas review

Watch History   Date acquired: June 5th 2005 Production Date: April 2005 Source: Chun Cheong Watch & Pen Store, Sungei Wang Plaza Price paid: MYR560 (approximately USD147) Status: In production Background When preliminary photos of the new SKZ207/209/211 Seiko 5 Sports models appeared on the Seiko & Citizen Watch Forum in mid 2005, it caused […]

Preview – The Flight of the Aviator

Not too long ago I received some interesting news from one of my blog readers about a new limited edition, custom made watch that’s due to hit the market this coming December. No, it’s not from any of the usual suspects that you’d expect. Not Seiko. Citizen? Uh-huh. Orient? Hardly. Casio? Nope. No, it’s not […]

Alba AL-4005X "Manta Ray" Diver’s 200m review

Alba boldly introduced its 7s26 diver’s models into its “Alba Active" lineup, expanding its sports watch category. I’m not sure if the AL-series are Alba’s first divers but they certainly are the first ones that borrowed the 7s26 movement from Seiko.

The little known Seiko 7s26-0020 200m diver

A couple of years ago, someone proudly posted his proud acquisition on SCWF – a strange looking 7s26-0020 diver’s watch that none of the forum members had ever seen. Nobody was able to identify the odd model from Seiko and a few suggested that it may be a fake Seiko watch. I scrutinized the photos […]

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