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 are some JDM Seiko and Orient watches I saw at Big Time on 15th Feb 2014 (Saturday). Shown above is the Seiko Presage SARW011. Those who missed the 100th years of watchmaking limited edition SARW005 may want to consider this piece. It is powered by the 6R27 movement.
Here is a recent Japan domestic Presage model that I handled. This model is powered by the 6R15 movement and comes in black and whte dial variants.
Many Seiko watches out there are considered poor man’s Grand Seiko but I think this model is really the true PMGS. Here are my reasoning:
Which Seiko watch is Seiko fans in Singapore buying these days? Answer is the SRP385J, a limited edition Presage model. This watch is powered by the 4R36 movement and comes with flat sapphire crystal. It’s dial will remind you of the 1913 Laurel, the first wrist watch made by Seiko.
Before I show you more pictures of the SRP385J, here’s a picture of the 1913 Laurel taken by me at the Seiko 130th Anniversary exhibition in Singapore.
Had the opportunity to handle the new JDM Presage model, SARX001. Most Presage models are powered by different variants of the 4R movement. This model however is powered by the 6R15C movement.
The workmanship and finishing of this watch is similar to that of the 6R15 cocktail time models. One area which surpassed the previous 6R15 models is probably the dial and hour markers which stood out well to grabbed my attention.
Here are some pictures.
This limited edition Seiko Presage is a gift that Thong Sia Group presented to its dealers during the Christmas season. This is not a newly designed watch but a SSA011J with a custom caseback.
So far, I have featured the following 4R based watches on this blog:
4R35 – Seiko Presage SARY005
4R36 – Seiko 5 World Time SRP127K
4R37 – Seiko Superior SSA003K
This time round, I handled a 4R38 powered Seiko Presage with open escapement feature. This watch shares the same case as the SARY005 (link above). The SARY005 was initially market as a JDM model under the Mechanical line. It is now moved to the Presage line and marketed as an international model.
Here’s a quick pictorial review of the SSA017J.