Saw a couple of new Seiko 5 models in the local market including the SRP625K shown above. This watch is powered by the 4R36 movement and has a matte finished case. It is pretty big at 44mm excluding crown. Unlike other Seiko 5’s of this size, this one does not seem to have an over-sized minute chapter ring. It looks proportional to the size of the watch.
Here are some pictures of the SRP625K.
This time round I had the chance to look at the Orient Star Open Heart Tonneau, model number DAAA002T. This model is available in both the Japanese and the international market. It’s model number in Japan is WZ0131DA. Main features of this watch besides the open heart and tonneau shaped case are power reserve indicator, display back and sapphire crystal (front) with anti-reflective coating.
Here’s a quick pictorial review:
Saw two more variants of the 2014 M-Force diver at Big Time last Saturday. Shown above is the blue dialed EL07001D. Below is the red dialed EL07002H. Saw some other automatic and quartz models as well.
Had the opportunity to handle this Seiko Brightz model, SDGC030 recently. This is a Seiko X Cotton Club collaboration model and is powered by the 6R21 mechanical movement. It is a JDM model and is limited to 500 pieces.
Here is a pictorial review.
Saw a tray of watches at Big Time recently. Some of them are quartz but they are actually quite interesting.
The first one that I would like to highlight is this tank style ladies watch, UNEL002C. The gold case and Roman dial combination definitely catches my eyes. It comes with Japan movement as indicated at the bottom of the dial.
This time round I had the opportunity to look at the Seiko SARY055, a recent model from the Presage line. This is a JDM model that is also available in the international market as SRP527. The difference is, the SARY055 comes with Kanji day display.
The main features of this watch are:
– 4R36 movement (hack and handwind)
– Sapphire crystal
– Day/date (day in Kanji)
– blue hands
– gold coloured rotor
– lugs slope downwards
– bracelet has solid end links
Here are some pictures of the SARY055.
Received some catalog pictures of the new watches that Seiko and Orient will be releasing in the near future. I don’t have the exact release dates but they are really exciting watches and I look forward to them.
Shown above is the SBDX012. On the top right corner of the picture, I can see that it will be a commemorative watch for the 50th Anniversary of Seiko Divers. This model looks exactly like the SBDX001 except for the gold accents.