Finally had the opportunity to take a look at the 4R36 Seiko Stargate. Seiko released the 7S36 models in 2010 and this time round they updated the watch with the current 4R36 movement, giving it the hack and handwind features. There are several colour variants but the blue dial version is the nicest in my opinion.
There are some differences between the new version and the old one. The most obvious would be the rectangular loupe over the day/date window.
Most people consider the original Stargate a tribute to the 6105 due to its case design (crown guard area) as well as the hour markers. The new Stargate however, does not have the same hour markers. The new hour markers are nice but they are slightly smaller than those on the original Stargate.
Picture below shows the blue Stargate II next to the original 7S36 Stargate (SZK325K).
In the picture above, the blue Stargate II seems to have a blue and orange colour combo while the black Stargate has a black and red combo. Below are the dial shots of the two watches for a better comparison.
I have done a review of the Stargate in November 2010 so I will not do it for this watch. Please follow the link below to check out my review.
Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.
This watch is distributed in Singapore by Seiko distributor, Thong Sia Co(S) P/L. It comes with a listed price of SGD572.50 (GST included).
Seiko SRP493K featured in this post is provided by:
K2 Watch Company
845 Geylang Road, Tanjong Katong Complex, #03-K1
Tel: 6746 0270