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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 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 […]

Thoughts on the new Seiko 5 Sports “Monster Lites”

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 […]

Citizen Nighthawk BJ7010-16F review

  Watch History Date acquired: Apr 25th 2006 Production date: Sep 2005 Source: Gold Watch store, Pertama Complex Price paid: MYR700 (approx USD202) Status: In production   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 […]

The SKJ Kinetic divers: gone but not forgotten

  Not too long ago, Seiko made a series of classic Kinetic divers with strong design influences from the world famous Rolex Submariner diver’s watch. These were fondly remembered as the “SKJ" Kinetic Sports divers and they remain the only homage copies of the Submariner with the Kinetic movement. There were also only three generations […]

Seiko’s humble classic: The Great Blue series

Some years ago my long time friend Eddie spoke of a Seiko watch that he had seen in a watch store and was pretty excited about it. I was at my infancy of watch collecting and had absolutely no idea what this watch looked like, much less his enthusiasm for this mysterious timepiece. As fate […]