Here is the other variant of the vintage style Seiko that I mentioned in my previous post. This model is based on the hidden lugs model that was released last year (link at the bottom of this post). Main difference is that it does not a faceted crystal. A curved crystal is used instead.
Here are some pictures.
Seiko released two vintage style models using the 7S26C last year (links at the end of this post). This year, they released a few more variants based on the two models. These variants come with different dial designs and straps. There are also some minor differences which I shall highlight in this post.
Seiko released a number of shrouded Prospex watches recently (Kinetic diver, chronograph and 4R36 diver). Here is a one that I did not post pictures here when it was released several months ago. I remember three variants were released of which two were limited editions. This is the regular edition which is still in production.
It is powered by the V175 solar chronograph movement. This is the same movement found in the popular solar chronograph diver (SSC017).
Here are some quick pictures of the watch:
Seiko’s SARG series has been quite well received by Seiko fans. I personally own the SARG007 and SARG009. Here’s the latest in the SARG series, the SARG017.
The design of this model reminds me of the Sports 150 watches that Seiko made during the “SQ” era. This watches usually have bezel with slim insert, slim hour markers and hands.
Here are two examples I found from my own site.
Saw this Thailand Limited Edition Sumo at Big Time yesterday. This is not the first LE Sumo from Thailand but it is the first one that I saw in the metal.
This is basically a Sumo with a different colour scheme and a cyclops on the crystal. It is limited to 1965 pieces.
Here are some quick shots and quick notes of the watch.
Here’s a Seiko Brightz SDGM001 that I picked up recently. This is probably the first Brightz model that comes with a 6R15 movement. In the past, automatic Brightz (non-chronograph) models came with the 8L and 4S movements. Of course, this one is offered at a lower price point.
The SDGM001 features the Seiko Comfotex technology which include special treatment to the case and crystal of the watch.
Here are some cellphone shots of the 2014 Orient X STI, EL07003D. This model was launched just before the end of 2014. I saw the freight forwarder delivered cartons of this watch to Big Time that Saturday afternoon.
Unlike past STI models, this model does not have the usual carbon fibre dial but instead it has a very eye catching blue dial.
The EL07003D is based on the 2014 version of M-Force diver. I also notice that there is no STI model in 2013. As such, there isn’t a STI model based on the 2013 titanium M-Force diver.
A link to my review of the 2014 M-Force diver is provided at the end of this post. Meanwhile, here are my cellphone shots.