The M-Force name was revived in 2011 and since then, a 200m M-Force diver is released each year without fail. This time round, I managed to take a look at the 4th M-Force model, the black dial EL07002B. This watch is also the biggest model in terms of size compared to the previous models. Every M-Force diver is compliant with three ISO standards namely ISO 6425 diver’s watches, ISO 764 anti-magnetic watches and ISO 1413 shock-resistant watches.
Here’s a quick look at the EL07002B.
Saw a couple of new Seiko and Orient models this week at Big Time.
Shown above is the Seiko X Cotton Club model, SDGC030. It is a Brightz model that is powered by the 6R21 movement and is limited to 500 pieces. The movement beats at 28,800bph and features a power reserve sub-dial as well as pointed day and date. It comes with sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. It is fitted with a crocodile band with folding buckle.
Here are the other models.
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.
Saw the SBGW047 at Big Time recently. This watch was released last year in conjunction with Seiko’s 100 Years of Watchmaking celebration. It is a remake of the 44GS from 1967 using the modern 9S64 movement. Only 700 pieces were produced and I believe it is hard to find today.
Here are some cellphone shots.