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 […]

How to tell when your Seiko watch was made (Part 1)

So, you’ve just purchased a used or new Seiko watch. Congratulations!  Have you ever wondered when your watch rolled off the assembly line at the factory? In other words, when was it manufactured? Questions relating to the production date of Seikos frequently pop up in various watch forums from time to time. Well, in case […]

Chronometer and Chronograph – What’s the difference?

  If you’re a newbie to the wonderful world of horology, you’ve probably heard of the terms "chronometer" and "chronograph". These two words contain "chrono" in them so they have to be related in a way, do they? Maybe you’ve heard the salesperson at the mall watch store trying to point out the Seiko you’re […]

Seiko Sportura SNJ001P review

Watch History Date acquired: Aug 27th 2003 Production Date: June 2002 Source: Style Watches Sdn Bhd, BB Plaza Price paid: MYR1,070 (USD319) Status: Discontinued     Background The SNJ001P was first Sportura model to use the analog digital H023 module. It’s not the first H023 caliber timepiece – that title truly belongs to the short […]

The controversial "Seiko 6319-7040" diver

  If you have already read my previous article on spotting fake Seiko watches, you may have learned how to distinguish the counterfeits from the real ones. Some are fairly easy to spot while others need careful scrutiny to determine whether it’s fake or not. Recently I came across an auction by a well known […]