Watches

Seiko Kinetic SKA013P diver review

  Watch History   Date acquired: December 20th 2004 Production Date: July 2002 Source: Emotus Time Culture, Suria KLCC Price paid: MYR700 (USD212) Status: Discontinued in some markets Background This watch happens to be my first Seiko Kinetic and it took me over a year to decide whether I wanted to try one for curiosity’s […]

Seiko’s New Concept Watch for 2009

  Ever faced with the seemingly trivial task of picking two or three (or more!) watches to pack into your luggage for a business or holiday? Well, if you were to ask a non-WIS they would give you the same look when their girlfriend or spouse asks you which clothes they should bring to accompany […]

Watch shopping in Kuala Lumpur (Citron Watch)

  Pertama Complex is one of the oldest shopping malls in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Strategically located at the intersection of the famous Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (previously known as Batu Road) and Jalan Dang Wangi (formerly called Campbell Road). It was first built in 1976 and was the hive of activity amongst local […]

How to tell when your Seiko watch was made (Part 2)

In my previous article on how to date your Seiko watch, I mentioned the nifty Jayhawk’s Production Date Calculator. In most cases it should return the correct date of manufacture. However, there are circumstances in which the calculator may give you inconclusive or erroneous results. Or no results at all. When that happens, I would […]

Seiko SNKF11K “BFS” Automatic review

    Watch History   Date acquired: August 21 2007 Production date: June 2007 Source: Hing’s Watch Store, Malaysia Price paid: MYR400 (USD121) Status: In production   Background I seldom buy watches on impulse. Usually I would conduct several weeks or months of research and mulling about before deciding to buy a particular watch. When […]

How to spot a fake Seiko watch (revised)

In the multi-million dollar world of fake and replica watches, you are certainly forgiven if you thought that only Swiss marques are targeted by counterfeiters in the Far East. High end Swiss brands like Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Patek Philippe, Longines and TAG Heuer are the usual victims. The replica watch industry exists so long as […]