The Seiko Monster is probably the Seiko watch with the most number of variants and has been feature many times on this blog. As we know, the regular Monsters come under the Superior line and are powered by the 4R36 movement. This time round, Seiko decided to release new variants under the Prospex line. These variants are not much different from the Superior ones except they had the Prospex logo on the dial and caseback.
Here are some photos of the SRP581K.
This time round I check out the new Prospex Solar Chronograph, SSC261P. This watch is pretty big and thick. The case structure is quite similar to the sawtooth with the watch module enclosed in an outer case. It is powered by the V175 solar chronograph movement and is fitted with a slide rule bezel that rotates smoothly (non-clicking).
Here is a quick photo review.
Saw the SBGW047 at Big Time recently. This watch was released last year in conjunction with Seiko’s 100 Years of Watchmaking celebration. It is a remake of the 44GS from 1967 using the modern 9S64 movement. Only 700 pieces were produced and I believe it is hard to find today.
Here are some cellphone shots.
This time round I had the opportunity to handle the Orient Star WZ0031DD. This watch is a collaboration between Orient and Subaru for the 55th Anniversary of the Subaru 360, a two-door car that was marketed in 1958.
Below is a picture of the 1958 Subaru 360.
Saw the new Seiko Spring Drive 600m tuna (SBDB009) at Big Time and took the opportunity to snap some pictures.
The SBDB009 is the latest high end diver by Seiko. A limited edition model with rose gold accent (SBDB008) was release last year as a commemorative model to celebrate 100 years of watchmaking by Seiko.
Here are the pictures of the SBDB009.
Here is a standard date Orient Star that I picked up recently. The model number is DV02002B or WZ0051DV in Japan. The sapphire crystal is treated with Orient’s SAR (super anti-reflective) coating which makes the dial very clear and easy to read. I have done a review of this watch previously but having worn the watch for several days, I know it better now and would like to share a few shots that show the beauty of this watch.
Note that the watch comes with a metal but I have put it on a leather strap to suit my preference.
I posted about the blue Seiko Stargate II a few months back. The Orange variant, SRP497 is also another one that I like. This particular 4R model comes with a rubber strap instead of a metal bracelet. I already have two entries on the Stargate (7S36 and 4R36 models) so I’ll just post some pictures of the orange variant here to add on.