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.
Besides the commemorative Blue Monster, Seiko also released a field watch the combines the Monster case with a compass bezel. I had the opportunity to handle the SRP441K, a variant with black and white colour combo.
Here’s a quick look:
Had the opportunity to handle the new Spring Drive tuna yesterday. This watch is one of many models that were released to commemorate Seiko’s 100th year of watchmaking anniversary. It is limited to 300 pieces and I hope to see Seiko release a regular edition within one to two years from now.
This specimen belongs to somebody and I only managed to take a couple of quick and dirty cellphone shots. Let’s take a look.
Here are some pictures of the SRP453K, a commemorative model for Seiko’s 100th anniversary of watchmaking. Watch is distributed in Singapore by Thong Sia Co.
Here are some photos of the “100 years of watchmaking” limited edition monster. It is a limited edition model but other than the standard six digit serial number on its caseback, there is no unique serial number in the usual “XXXX/YYYY” format that Seiko used to have for their limited edition watches.
At this point, it is not known how many pieces were made.