Watches

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 […]

The little known Seiko 7s55 caliber

  When it comes to Seiko’s entry level automatic movements, most people will readily think of the well-liked and reliable 7s-caliber automatics that are found in the garden variety SKX and limited edition SKZ divers and of course, the popular Seiko 5 family of affordable watches. The 7s26 is perhaps the most widely known movement […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Farewell to “The Last Samurai”

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 […]