Seiko SNKF05K “BFS” Automatic review

    Watch History   Date acquired: August 28 2007 Production date: June 2007 Source: Mee Sing Watch Store, Pertama Complex Kuala Lumpur Price paid: MYR400 (USD121) Status: In production   Background Sometimes I hate Seiko. I really do. Especially when the company releases an affordable model that makes me want to buy one immediately […]

First looks: The new Seiko 4R15 100m automatics

It seems that of late Seiko has spent considerable resources in designing and marketing fresh new designs in a concerted effort to gain a wider market share – especially amongst the younger consumers. Since early 2008, I noticed a strange influx of new models especially in their best selling Seiko 5 and Seiko 5 Sports […]

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 […]

Chrono Wars: Citizen Cal 2100 vs Seiko 7L22

      Being an owner of both the Citizen Promaster Eco Drive E2100 and Seiko Sportura 7L22 Kinetic chronograph, I thought a comparison between these two distinct yet similarly featured movements would make an interesting subject. 🙂 Why am I comparing these two movements? Well, for starters they are both quartz-controlled watches with unique, […]

An Interview with Higuchi Inc

This may be somewhat old news, but I thought it’s still a worthy mention in Quartzimodo’s Time Journal. 🙂 If you haven’t already read the superb interview at the GMT+9 blog, here’s the inside scoop on the man who has been highly instrumental in giving watch enthusiasts around the globe access to Japanese market Seikos […]

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 […]

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