Watches

Chronometer and Chronograph – What’s the difference?

  If you’re a newbie to the wonderful world of horology, you’ve probably heard of the terms "chronometer" and "chronograph". These two words contain "chrono" in them so they have to be related in a way, do they? Maybe you’ve heard the salesperson at the mall watch store trying to point out the Seiko you’re […]

Seiko Sportura SNJ001P review

Watch History Date acquired: Aug 27th 2003 Production Date: June 2002 Source: Style Watches Sdn Bhd, BB Plaza Price paid: MYR1,070 (USD319) Status: Discontinued     Background The SNJ001P was first Sportura model to use the analog digital H023 module. It’s not the first H023 caliber timepiece – that title truly belongs to the short […]

The controversial "Seiko 6319-7040" diver

  If you have already read my previous article on spotting fake Seiko watches, you may have learned how to distinguish the counterfeits from the real ones. Some are fairly easy to spot while others need careful scrutiny to determine whether it’s fake or not. Recently I came across an auction by a well known […]

Close Encounters of the Watch Kind

  Recently, I received the oddest email request from a reader from Santiago, the Republic of Chile who came across Quartzimodo’s Time Journal. In case Chile doesn’t ring a bell,  it’s a beautiful mountainous country in South America with a super-long coastline stretching over 6,400 kilometers facing the Pacific Ocean. 🙂 Mr Patricio Abusleme, a […]

Seiko SKX779K Black Monster review

Watch History Date acquired: Sep 12 2003 Production date: Jan 2003 Source: Spark Time Trading, Pertama Complex Price paid: MYR480 (USD143) Status: In production Background The SKX779K, or affectionately known as the “Black Monster” by Seiko watch collectors around the world is a total departure from the classic Seiko diver lineage inherited by the 7s26-0020 […]

The curious case of a Seiko Sportura SNG021P

  Some months back, one of my blog readers from the Netherlands wrote to me asking me about the authenticity of a Seiko Sportura which he had purchased via the Internet. Mark (not his real name), submitted me some photos of the watch and I took a good look at them. According to Mark, he […]