The Seiko Samurai is a popular 200m diver released by Seiko in the mid 2000s. Seiko released them in titanium and stainless steel with the titanium version as a JDM model and the stainless steel as a worldwide model. I’m not sure when was the ss version discontinued but I do know the Ti model was discontinued in 2008 and became very rare over the years.
This year, Seiko reissued the Samurai in stainless steel worldwide. Shown above is the PEPSI variant (SRPB53K) that I had the opportunity to handle.
I did a comparison of the 4R35 Seiko Cocktail Time, SRPB47J with its 6R15 predecessor, the SARB065 when it was launched in May 2017. A month later, the 4R57 version was launched and I thought it would be nice to take a quick look and share my views of this watch here on my blog. The specimen I have here is the SSA343J1 which has the same light blue dial colour as the SARB065 that everyone is familiar with.
I acquired the Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic H70555533 recently and thought it would be nice to do a quick comparison with the Seiko SARG007 which I already have in my collection. Both of these watches are military inspired and have quite a bit of similarities between them.
Thong Sia released a limited edition Seiko Scallop with green dial in June 2017. It is nice that they have introduced a limited edition model, just like what the distributor in Thailand has been doing. Thong Sia’s limited edition Scallop is called the Green Sea Turtle and it is the seventh variant of the Seiko Scallop family. Aside from the SRPA47J that was released in Thailand, the rest of the six variants are sold here in Singapore. The Scallop is a 200m diver that has a steel case shrouded by a ceramic shroud.
I bought this Seiko Cocktail Time and thought it would be nice to do a blog post on it and its predecessor, the SARB065.
The Cocktail Time models were first introduced in the Japan domestic market and came with the 6R15 movement. They were offered under the Mechanical line with the most popular model being the SARB065. The 6R Cocktail Time models were however discontinued and new 4R based models were announced during Basel World 2017. These 4R Cocktail Time models have a similar design as their 6R predecessors but are powered by the 4R35 and 4R57 movements. They are no longer JDM models and are sold worldwide under the Presage line.
Had the opportunity to handle this Seiko X Nano Universe limited edition Spirit model, SCVE027. This watch belongs to my friend, Jackson Ham (H2 Hub, Century Square) who is kind enough to lend it to me. Seiko has released several variants with different colour combinations. All of them are powered by the 4R35 (date only) movement and are limited to either 300 or 500 pieces.
This particular model is limited to 500 pieces and is characterized by its grey coloured dial and bezel. Here is a quick review.