New JDM Seiko’s at Big Time – 1st Aug 2015

SBBN029

Saw two shrouded Prospex divers at Big Time last Saturday. Shown above is the SBBN029. This model is limited to 700 pieces. This model is powered by the 7C46 quartz movement.
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Photo Review: Seiko Presage – SARD007

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Finally saw the new JDM Seiko Presage with enamel dial at Big Time last Saturday. Two of these models were released, namely the SARX027 with 6R15 movement and the SARD007 with 6R24 double retrograde movement.

Here is a quick photo review of the SARD007.
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Seiko Presage – SARY055

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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.
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Watches I Saw – Seiko Presage and Orient Star

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.
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Seiko Presage – SARX015

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:
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100 Years of Watchmaking Limited Edition Presage – SRP385J

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.
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Seiko JDM Presage – SARX001

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.
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