Seiko Stargate II – SRP497K1

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I posted about the blue Seiko Stargate II a few months back. The Orange variant, SRP497 is also another one that I like. This particular 4R model comes with a rubber strap instead of a metal bracelet. I already have two entries on the Stargate (7S36 and 4R36 models) so I’ll just post some pictures of the orange variant here to add on.
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Seiko Solar Chronograph – SSC243P

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Here’s another recent release by Seiko. This one is a solar chronograph that is powered by the V175 movement (same movement as the solar chronograph diver – SSC017). This watch comes with rotating bezel and textured dial. Pushers and crown do not screw-in.

Here are some quick pictures.
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Military Inspired Seiko 5 – SRP515K

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Here is a military inspired Seiko 5 that was released a few months ago. Its large minute chapter ring reminds me of the 7S36 model (SNZG07J, SNZG09J, etc) from several years back. This watch however, has a bigger crown for hand winding since it is powered by the 4R36 instead of the 7S36 movement.
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Seiko Mechanical – SARG011

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This time round I had the opportunity to check out the Seiko SARG011, a recent 6R15 JDM model from the Mechanical line. This watch has a black dial with large Arabic numerals, legible wide hands and red-tipped second hand. Some people think of it as Seiko’s version of the Explorer 1 but I see it as something like the new Tudor Ranger because of its size and its printed hour numerals and bars

Here’s a quick look.
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Orient ladies’ Watch – Once in a Blue Moon DB0A009D

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I rarely feature ladies’ watches here as most of the readers here are guys. This is really a “once in a blue moon” post and the watch being featured here is none other than the Orient “Once in a Blue Moon” (model# DB0A009D) from the ladies’ Fashionable Automatic collection.

Blue moon is the second full moon in a single calendar month. The moon repeats its lunar cycle in roughly 29.5 days and hence a blue moon can only be seen in every two to three years. It is a rare mystical phenomenon and legend has it that seeing a blue moon will bring good luck and fortune.

This watch is therefore designed with the hope of bringing good luck to its owner.
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Watch Purchase – Seiko SARG007

Added the Seiko SARG007 to my collection recently. This model has a similar case design as the Seiko AlpinistS except it is 40mm in diameter and has more areas with brushed finishings on its case. The Alpinist was meant to be an explorer watch whereas this model has a dial that makes it look more like a military field watch.

Here are some pictures of the SARG007. I have posted about the SARG005 in December 2013. Remember to check out the link at the bottom of this post if you want to see pictures of that variant.
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