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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Seiko SKX011J Diver’s 200m review

  Watch History Date acquired: Oct 30 2005 Production date: Jun 2004 Source: Pokemonyu, eBay Price paid: USD140 (w/o shipping) Status: Possibly discontinued   Background The SKX011J is the orange dialed 7s26-0020 diver from Seiko. It was first released in the mid 90s as the SKX011K, which was mostly probably targeted at the SE Asian […]

Automatics need a workout too!

I’ve owned this nice midsized Seiko 5 Sports for the past five years. It’s a Seiko 5 Sports “Seamaster”, model SNZ389J which also happens to be the first watch that I purchased from eBay. Ever since I got into my fad for larger sized watches, I found myself neglecting the SNZ389J too often. In fact, […]

Seiko SKX007J Diver’s 200m review

  Watch History Date acquired: Jan 26 2005, Feb 22 2005 Production date: Nov 2003, Source: Capital Mall, eBay Price paid: USD98 (w/o shipping), USD140 (w/o shipping) Status: In production   Background The SKX007 is perhaps the most evergreen diver’s watch from Seiko. First introduced in 1996 to replace the 7002-series divers, it has become […]