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.
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.
Here is another vintage style Seiko that I handled recently. Like the one I posted before (two posts down), this one is also powered by the 7S26C movement. The main features of this piece are the faceted crystal, hidden lugs and bright coloured dial. These are prominent features of watches in the seventies.
Here are some pictures of the SNKN03K.
Here is a vintage style Seiko (model# SNKM97K) that was released recently. It is inspired by the seventies design as shown in its cushion case and dial colour.
Here is a quick look at the SNKM97K.
Here’s another Prospex model that was released recently. This one is powered by the 4R35 movement (date only) and comes with a compass bezel (non-click). It is not exactly a new model as it was released earlier under the Superior line with a different dial design (See link at the bottom of this post).
For the Prospex model, the date window shows five continuous dates instead of one. The hour markers are represented by minute numerals (05,10…etc) instead of the usual 1,2,3 or straight bars. The case design looks very much like the Monster in my previous post but it is actually a bigger watch with a 44mm diameter.
Here are some pictures of the SRP577K.
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.