This time round I had the opportunity to check out the Seiko SPB069, a limited edition Presage model with blue enamel dial. It is an international model that is limited to 1500 pieces. According to the information on Seiko’s website, this watch is inspired by night sky and Japanese culture of admiring the moon that started since ancient times.
I managed to get hold of the Seiko Presage Cocktail Time, SSA363J “Sakura Hubuki” for photo taking. This watch is limited to 3500 pieces and is basically the same watch as the earlier model with sunburst dial except it has a different dial texture. I have reviewed one of the sunburst dial models (link at the bottom of this post) so this post will be a quick photo review of the Sakura Hubuki model.
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.
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.
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.
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.