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 […]

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 Sky Professional SBDR005 review

  Watch History Date acquired: Oct 16th 2003 Production Date: Oct 2001 Source: Emotus Time Culture, Suria KLCC Price paid: MYR1,400 (USD418) Status: Discontinued   Background The Sky Professional is a sub-range of the Seiko Prospex line of watches that are meant for the Japan Domestic Market (JDM). As the name suggests, the Sky Pro […]

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 […]

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 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 […]