Seiko released a pair of limited edition Seiko 5′s recently. They are SRP507 and SRP509. This pair features black with red and black with yellow colour combinations respectively. They come with rotating bezel and are powered by the 4R36 movement. The bezel is made using a combination of steel and plastic.
It is not known how many pieces were produced for each model as they are not numbered in the “001/XXX” format.
Here are a few quick shots of the SRP509J.
The Seiko Monster is no doubt a signature design by Seiko. It started off as a 200m rated diver released in the early 2000s. Due to its popularity, several limited edition as well as JDM models were introduced. In recent years, they are powered by the 4R movement. Besides the 200m diver, Seiko also make several Seiko 5 models that have the monster look. Two nice models that they released recently are the fieldmonster (SRP441) and the mini monster (SRP481K) shown above.
Here’s another Seiko 5 50th Anniversary model that I handled recently. This model is characterized by its crown at the 12 o’clock position. It reminds me of the Spacewalk Sring Drive model and the Izul models even though it is not a chronograph watch. Some people call it “bullhead” while others call it “unicorn”.
Here’s a quick look.
Some new Seiko 5 models I saw recently. Shown above is the Mini Monster. These are not exactly new. They have been released in the past using the 7S36 movement. This time, Seiko upgraded them with the 4R36 movement and changed up the colours in them. They are distributed by Thong Sia and seen at both K2 and H2 Hub (Parkway Parade). The model above is the SRP481K. Below are a few more variants.
Seiko celebrated two important anniversaries this year. They are:
- 100th Years of Watchmaking
- Seiko 5 50th Anniversary
I have featured quite a number of “100 years” commemorative models on this blog. This time round I had the opportunity to look at a Seiko 5 50th Anniversary commemorative model – SRP409J.
Saw this piece of well-worn Seiko Mapmeter SKZ227 at the watchmaker’s shop recently. The black plastic parts on both sides of the watch are not ageing well. They are broken and some parts had fallen off the watch.
It has been a while since I last posted a Seiko 5 model on this blog. Very few models were released in the last two to three months. This model is the latest in the market as of April 2013. Here are some quick shots of the watch.