Citizen Nighthawk BJ7017-50ET review

    Watch History Date acquired: Nov 26 2005 Production date: Aug 2005 Source: Capital Mall, eBay Price paid: USD147 (w/o shipping) Status: In production   Background Having a plethora Seiko watches by late 2005, I thought of trying out a Citizen watch for a change. The Citizen Nighthawk had garnered a cult following in […]

Seiko 5 Sports SKZ209K Atlas review

Watch History   Date acquired: June 5th 2005 Production Date: April 2005 Source: Chun Cheong Watch & Pen Store, Sungei Wang Plaza Price paid: MYR560 (approximately USD147) Status: In production Background When preliminary photos of the new SKZ207/209/211 Seiko 5 Sports models appeared on the Seiko & Citizen Watch Forum in mid 2005, it caused […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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