100 Years of Watchmaking Limited Edition Grand Seiko – SBGR081

I finally bought another Grand Seiko after 7 years. My previous GS purchase was the SBGR029 and it was way back in 2006.

This time round, I went for the 100th Year of Watchmaking commemorative model, SBGR081.The watch comes with a metal bracelet but I put it on a leather strap as soon as I brought it home.
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100 Years of Watchmaking Limited Edition Monster on Bracelet – SRP461K

Another version of the Limited Edition Blue Monster has been released. This one is the same as the one I posted previously except it comes with metal bracelet instead of the blue rubber strap. This time round they used the “XXX/500” serial number format instead of the standard one found on regular Seiko’s. This model is limited to 500 pieces.

I was told by H2 Hub at Parkway Parade that it was delivered to them on 26th July 2013 and has a list price of SGD657. It was sold to a customer on the same day before I could take pictures. Fortunately, Mr. Azad in Malaysia has kindly allowed me to use his pictures.
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100 Years of Watchmaking Limited Edition Spring Drive Diver – SBDB008

Had the opportunity to handle the new Spring Drive tuna yesterday. This watch is one of many models that were released to commemorate Seiko’s 100th year of watchmaking anniversary. It is limited to 300 pieces and I hope to see Seiko release a regular edition within one to two years from now.

This specimen belongs to somebody and I only managed to take a couple of quick and dirty cellphone shots. Let’s take a look.
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100 Years of Watchmaking Limited Edition Baby Tuna – SRP453K

Here are some pictures of the SRP453K, a commemorative model for Seiko’s 100th anniversary of watchmaking. Watch is distributed in Singapore by Thong Sia Co.
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100 Years of Watchmaking Limited Edition Monster – SRP455K

Here are some photos of the “100 years of watchmaking” limited edition monster. It is a limited edition model but other than the standard six digit serial number on its caseback, there is no unique serial number in the usual “XXXX/YYYY” format that Seiko used to have for their limited edition watches.

At this point, it is not known how many pieces were made.
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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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100 Years of Seiko Watchmaking LE Grand Seiko – SBGR081

Seiko celebrates 100 years of watchmaking this year with the release of several limited edition watches. Some of these watches have been released while others are still in pipeline. One of the watches that will be released in July will be a Grand Seiko that is based on the design of the vintage 44GS from 1967.
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