This time round I had the opportunity to handle this international model Orient GMT – DJ05003W. This watch has a very good built quality and I believe it is one of the top models (excluding Orient Star of course) among the models that are being offered in the international market. The watch comes with a hack and handwind movement and the GMT hand can be set independently. This is the second Orient GMT model under the DJ series. First model was the DJ02003W from 2011.
Here’s a quick look:
Saw a couple of new Orient watches at Big Time today. Shown above is the 2014 Orient Speedtech X Subaru BRZ GT300 2014 limited edition model. This is a quartz chronograph and is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide.
Here are the other models.
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.