Thoughts on the new Seiko 5 Sports “Monster Lites”

Just when I thought I had seen an interesting new series of  Rolex Submariner inspired SNZF11K/13K/19K sports watches (they were introduced not hardly three months ago) along comes their latest SNZF-series designs that stylistically, reek of the classic Monster divers Although no official nickname has been bestowed on this latest offering from Seiko, I kind […]

A Farewell to “The Last Samurai”

No, this post has nothing to do with the 2003 epic Tom Cruise movie that happens to be one of my all-time favorite flicks. 🙂 Rather, a little bird told me that Seiko has very recently indicated that their popular and lovable titanium “Samurai” divers are well on their way to total extinction. As much […]

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 […]

The SKJ Kinetic divers: gone but not forgotten

  Not too long ago, Seiko made a series of classic Kinetic divers with strong design influences from the world famous Rolex Submariner diver’s watch. These were fondly remembered as the “SKJ” Kinetic Sports divers and they remain the only homage copies of the Submariner with the Kinetic movement. There were also only three generations […]

The Seiko Kinetic: Boon or Bane?

The Seiko Kinetic. Now that’s a watch technology that had initially discouraged and mystified me for some time. When I first inquired about Seiko Kinetics at a small watch dealer, I was advised to stay away from Kinetics as far as possible. He mentioned about frequent customer complaints and warranty claims from his fellow watch […]

Seiko SKXA35 Diver’s 200m review

  Watch History Date acquired: July 31 2007 Production date: March 2007 Source: Seiko Company Store, Seattle USA Price paid: USD140 (w/o shipping) Status: In production   Background This yellow faced Seiko divers’ watch actually took quite some time for me to decide. Yellow is not my favorite color in a watch (orange is more […]