Seiko SKX031K “Submariner” review

Watch History   Date acquired: July 23rd 2004 Production Date:  Nov 2003 Source: Chun Cheong Watch & Pen Store, Sungei Wang Plaza Price paid: MYR400 (approximately USD115) Status: Discontinued     Background Pop quiz folks – what resembles a Rolex Submariner watch, says “SEIKO” on the dial, has a screw-in crown and costs a fraction […]

Seiko Kinetic SKA013P diver review

  Watch History   Date acquired: December 20th 2004 Production Date: July 2002 Source: Emotus Time Culture, Suria KLCC Price paid: MYR700 (USD212) Status: Discontinued in some markets Background This watch happens to be my first Seiko Kinetic and it took me over a year to decide whether I wanted to try one for curiosity’s […]

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 […]

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 […]