Seiko SKX781K Orange Monster review

Watch History Date acquired: Dec 26 2003 Production date: 2003 Source: Spark Time Trading, Pertama Complex Price paid: MYR480 (USD143) Status: In production   Background The SKX781K or fondly known as the "Orange Monster" amongst Seiko fans, was one of the watches that I found simply irresistible. Barely three months after owning the SKX779K Black […]

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: Discontinued     Background Pop quiz folks – what resembles a Rolex Submariner watch, says “SEIKO” on the dial, has a screw-in crown and costs a fraction […]

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 […]

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 […]