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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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’s humble classic: The Great Blue series

Some years ago my long time friend Eddie spoke of a Seiko watch that he had seen in a watch store and was pretty excited about it. I was at my infancy of watch collecting and had absolutely no idea what this watch looked like, much less his enthusiasm for this mysterious timepiece. As fate […]