Watches

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.

Seiko SNA141P military chronograph review

  Watch History   Date acquired: May 18th 2005 Production Date: July 2004 Source: Pokemonyu, eBay  Price paid: USD147 Status: Possibly discontinued 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 […]

Seiko Sky Professional SBDR005 review

  Watch History Date acquired: Oct 16th 2003 Production Date: Oct 2001 Source: Emotus Time Culture, Suria KLCC Price paid: MYR1,400 (USD418) Status: Discontinued   Background The Sky Professional is a sub-range of the Seiko Prospex line of watches that are meant for the Japan Domestic Market (JDM). As the name suggests, the Sky Pro […]

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 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 […]