I like the Orient Star Classic Automatic and have gotten the EL05004W from the local distributor, Big Time. This particular piece however is not available at Big Time because it is only available in the Japanese market.
A friend of mine got it from Japan for me recently and here are some pictures to share with you.
Finally had the opportunity to handle this titanium M-Force with yellow chapter ring. The Ti M-Force was released a couple of months back but this variant was only available recently in Singapore.
Here are some pictures of my new Orient Bambino. This is a new Roman dial variant that was released in October 2013.
I have posted a review of the Bambino when I bought the original version – ER24005W. The new Roman dial variant uses the same case, caseback, movement and leather strap. The following parts are different from the original version:
4. Some variants come with a mesh bracelet instead of the leather strap.
Here are some pictures of the watch. Link to my Bambino review is at the bottom of this post.
Seiko celebrated two important anniversaries this year. They are:
- 100th Years of Watchmaking
- Seiko 5 50th Anniversary
I have featured quite a number of “100 years” commemorative models on this blog. This time round I had the opportunity to look at a Seiko 5 50th Anniversary commemorative model – SRP409J.
This time round, I had the opportunity to take a look at this Solar powered diver from Seiko. This watch is released in Japan under the Prospex line with model number SBDJ007. Here in Singapore, it’s model number is SNE293P. It is powered with the V157 movement which is made in Japan (as indicated by “Movement Japan” on caseback). Here’s a quick photo review.
I finally bought another Grand Seiko after 7 years. My previous GS purchase was the SBGR029 and it was way back in 2006.
This time round, I went for the 100th Year of Watchmaking commemorative model, SBGR081.The watch comes with a metal bracelet but I put it on a leather strap as soon as I brought it home.
This time round I would like to share with you a very affordable entry level Orient – ER2D009D. This watch is really value for money because for a list price of less than 200 bucks (SGD), you get a nice looking 42mm watch with automatic movement and quick set date.
Here’s a quick look: