diver’s watch

Seiko Prospex SBDC001 Scuba 200m review

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 […]

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 […]

Seiko SBDX005 Professional 600m review

Watch Details Type: Professional diver’s watch, automatic Production year: 2000 (limited to 1,000 units) Retail price: JPY300,000 Status: Discontinued   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. […]

Seiko SKX031K “Submariner” review

Watch History Date acquired: July 23rd 2004 Production Date:  Nov 2003 Source: Chun Cheong Watch & Pen Store, Sungei Wang Plaza Price paid: MYR400 (approximately USD115) Status: In production 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 […]

Seiko SKXA49K Black Knight review

  Watch History Date acquired: May 9 2005 Production date: Dec 2004 Source: Premierworld, eBay Price paid: USD101.50 (w/o shipping) Status: Possibly discontinued   Background The SKXA49K, or affectionately known as the Black Knight is one of Seiko‘s contemporary design, true dive watches that broke into new grounds. It was designed to look more dressy […]

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